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Kitchen Cabinet Overhaul for Better Health

27 Nov

Check your cupboards and get rid of foods that are not good for you or your weightloss goal. Clean it out and replace it with life giving foods that promote health and happiness.  Here is a start:

  • Eat whole grains, such as brown rice, wild rice, bulgur, slow-cooking oatmeal, and whole-grain breads and pastas  
  • Enjoy beans and legumes frequently
  • Enjoy plenty of vegetables, prepared with healthy fats, like extra-virgin olive and canola oils. Skip unhealthy fats (like margarine and butter) and sweetened sauces.
  • Consume whole fresh fruits like berries, apples, and/or citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit halves. Avoid canned or jarred fruits with added sweeteners or syrups.
  • Include nonfat or low-fat dairy in your diet (in all Phases), such as nonfat or 1 percent milk, plain or artificially sweetened low-fat soymilk, and nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt.
  • Focus on lean proteins, like fish, skinless poultry breasts, and lean cuts of beef; use healthier cooking methods, such as baking, roasting, broiling, and grilling.
  • Choose monounsaturated and omega-3 fats, found in avocados, nuts, fish, and extra-virgin olive and canola oils; avoid saturated and trans fats.
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