Healthy eating habits for weight loss and wellness

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With over 20,000 books written on this topic, there is so much confusing information on what constitutes a healthy diet!

The internet is full of half truths, and fad diets! Here are 8 simple principles you can use written by a fellowship trained obesity medicine physician and founder of W8MD medical weight loss centers for a lifetime of healthy eating!

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    1. 1. Introducing w8md’s 8 tips for healthy 8 tips for healthy lifestyle and eating eating choices for a long life!
    2. 2. Let food be your medicine & medicine be your food! - Hippocrates Introduction 8 tips for healthful eating Conclusion Learn to eat well! W8MD medical weight loss centers 2
    3. 3. Author Prab R. Tumpati, MD Founder, W8MD medical weight loss and sleep wellness centers • Wellness that matters! W8MD medical weight loss centers 3
    4. 4. The old saying “we become what we eat” holds true even today! Hippocrates, father of medicine said – “Let food be medicine and medicine be your food!” Here are the 8 simple things you can do for healthy eating and wellness! W8MD medical weight loss centers 4
    5. 5. Use these simple principles as part of a healthy eating plan while staying within their calorie needs. Understand your food and understand your body! W8MD medical weight loss centers 5
    6. 6. THE FOOD PYRAMID ADVOCATED BY THE USDA WAS A DISASTER AS IT INDIRECTLY Introduction CONTRIBUTED TO THE RISE IN OBESITY! BY ADVOCATING CARBOHYDRATES OVER FATS AND PROTEIN, IT LEAD TO INSULIN RESISTANCE, METABOLIC WEIGHT GAIN AND OBESITY! W8MD medical weight loss centers 6
    7. 7. Increase vegetable and fruit intake. Keep in mind that our diet used to have up to 50 percent of our food intake as unprocessed foods before the food processing era! start the day right with balanced protein based low glycemic foods to avoid sugar rush and crash! • Know your food, know your body! W8MD medical weight loss centers 7
    8. 8. Eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green and red and orange vegetables and beans and peas. • Know your food, know your body! W8MD medical weight loss centers 8
    9. 9. Consume at least half of all grains as whole grains. Increase whole-grain intake by replacing refined grains with whole grains! • Know your food, know your body! W8MD medical weight loss centers 9
    10. 10. Choose foods that provide more potassium, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin D, which are nutrients of concern in American diets. These foods include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and milk and milk products. • Know your food, know your body! W8MD medical weight loss centers 10
    11. 11. Increase intake of mild and milk products, such as milk, yogurt, cheese, or fortified soy beverages! Reduce the overall glycemic load of foods as high glycemic load foods lead to cravings by causing sugar rush and crash! Understand glycemic index of all foods using various glycemic index tools online! • Know your food, know your body! W8MD medical weight loss centers 11
    12. 12. Choose a variety of protein foods, which include seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds! • Know your food, know your body! W8MD medical weight loss centers 12
    13. 13. Increase the amount and variety of seafood consumed by choosing seafood in place of certain red meats and poultry! Look for grass fed or naturally raised sources of meat as corn fed chickens, cattle and other animal meat has high saturated fats! • Know your food, know your body! W8MD medical weight loss centers 13
    14. 14. Replace foods that are higher solid fats with choices that are lower in solid fats and calories and/or are sources of oils. This means reduce red meat and other fatty meat consumption and increase lean protein sources such as chicken, turkey or sea food! Use oils to replace solid fats where possible! Margarine is an example of solid fat to avoid! • Know your food, know your body! W8MD medical weight loss centers 14
    15. 15. Questions? Need help losing weight with insurance using evidence based measures? W8MD medical weight loss centers can help! Contact us at info@w8md.com • Wellness that matters! W8MD medical weight loss centers
    16. 16. Increase physical activity and reduce time spent in sedentary behaviors! walk at least 8000 -10,000 steps a day with short bursts of intense activity called PACE (Progressive Accelerating Cardiovascular Activity) Wellness that matters! W8MD medical weight loss centers 16
    17. 17. Conclusion Eat well! Sleep better, live longer! Let food be your medicine, medicine be your food - Hippocrates! W8MD medical weight loss centers 17
    18. 18. Follow w8md medical weight loss centers on social media! W8MD medical weight loss centers 18
    19. 19. > Learn more… You can learn more on healthy eating, weight loss and wellness by watching the 52 weeks of weight loss and wellness videos on W8MD’s youtube channel or check our weight loss blog! Wellness that matters! W8MD medical weight loss centers 19

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