One of the best and easiest ways to diet for weight loss and good health is maintaining a whole foods diet. You can never go wrong with clean eating and staying healthy. What it means is eating whole foods in the state as found in nature or close to it. Basically, little to no processing at all! No genetically engineered, chemical filled foods. We are talking about Whole foods as Mother Nature Intended. In case you are still confused we are talking mostly organic fruits meats and veggies. No list of ingredients should be included in the previous list with grains especially.
Let's be very clear. Farming and agriculture are huge businesses now the more they can, cheapen a product to stretch a dollar to make more dollars they will. Agriculture is no longer about the best quality whole foods for the betterment of the people. For the most part it's about processing, chemical preservatives, fillers, sugar and any other number of death dealing methods. Ok, that's a bit harsh but it's true. Clean eating will stop you from worrying so much about this. It can help to stop the entire obsessive calorie counting, and label reading frenzy every dieter is on.
When is a diet actually a diet? I'd rather think of a whole foods diet more of a lifestyle change, moving towards better health and longevity. The list of benefits includes weight loss, increased energy and better (healthier) looking skin. Clean eating is simply cutting out anything that has been tampered with by man. It means to eat vegetables and fruit grown organically with little to no chemical pesticides. It means eating meats from healthy animals that are free to roam, fed grass and whole grains no antibiotics, steroids or anything toxic. The whole animal, the whole fruit in its natural form with all nutrients intact and not extracted.
This way of eating can aid in the increase of your vitality and longevity. You will have better energy and intake fewer calories. You will have less chemicals stored in your fat cells and therefore your body will be more prone to release a lot more fat a lot faster.
Try a whole foods diet for two weeks. You still need to worry about portion control and don't forget to eat protein with every meal so you stay satiated. Clean eating will change your life and your outlook on life.