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How to get more legume in your diet

26 Sep

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-nutrition/leslie-beck/12-ways-to-add-legumes-to-your-diet/article217279

“The message from this cohort is that elderly adults who maintain a lower BMI [body mass index] by following a healthy lifestyle pattern – lower meat consumption, higher consumption of plant foods, higher physical activity levels – will live longer,” says Pramil Singh, an epidemiologist at Loma Linda University and lead author of the new study, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Even a small amount of weight gain (2.6 km) can adversely affect your health

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/conditions/weight-loss/the-key-to-fending-off-pounds/article1510315/

This seemingly small amount of weight gain is sufficient to adversely affect health,” Dr. Lee said. She also noted that “preventing weight gain is preferable to treating overweight and obesity because of the limited sustainability of weight loss.”

Only 13 per cent of study participants maintained the same weight and same body-mass index during the study period. Their distinguishing characteristic was that they expended physical effort that totalled at least 21 metabolic equivalent (MET) hours per week – which translates into about 60 minutes of brisk physical activity daily.

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Weight Problem

28 May

Everywhere you look people are trying to lose weight and many are going about this the wrong way. They go from diet to diet because they just can’t seem to stick to one and many also expect miracle results.  They expect to lose the weight in an extraordinary short space of time.

I am not a dietitian or a medical person but I have studied food and read a lot about food  over the last 20 years. I feel I understand how food works and the kinds of food that help us to maintain health. 

I have lost about 40 pounds over the last four years by following a combination of diets that makes sense for me.

I eat whole grain, I prepare most of my food myself using the best ingredients. I use only Olive Oil.  I prepare simple foods. I eat fresh vegetables or frozen but rarely never from a tin.

I pay close attention to the the salt and sugar contents of anything that I eat.  I do not cook with salt and I don’t eat sugar. I eat fresh fruits and I pay close attention to serving sizes.

I think if we keep things in moderation people will be able to follow whatever diet they choose. I do a combination of Eat Right for Your Type and the Atkins Diet.

I would like to hear from my readers what works for you.

I would like to share some of my recipes that I use.  Hope to hear from you

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