Sunday, May 25, 2008

Healthy Natural Weight Loss Program

Here is the prescription for a healthy natural weight loss program.

1/ Eat natural, unprocessed foods.

2/ Exercise

3/ Herbal weight loss supplements.

Now, if it were just that simple everyone would be slim and trim. The truth is that sometimes the simplest things are the most difficult to implement.

Let's start with step 1. This actually contains several parts. First, the secret to losing weight and keeping it off does not involve dieting. Dieting and fad diets product a pendulum effect where you constantly lose weight and gain it back. With a healthy weight loss program what you wish to do is to change your eating habits permanently.

This may involve a little homework. For example, just about everyone knows that eating fast foods is not good for you and contributes to poor health and the gaining of weight. A good first step would be to cut out fast food restaurants. You will see a significant improvement from this alone. It is only a first step.

The important aspect of losing weight and regaining our health is learning what to eat. Personally, I prefer a vegetarian diet. I realize, however, that this does not appeal to everyone. Regardless, it is important to understand that whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds are the stable of our diets. The largest percentage of our diets should come from these food categories.

It is also important to consider that processed and prepared foods are not the best things for us to consume. An important lifestyle change is to purchase whole grains and fresh vegetables and then to prepare them from scratch. You may think that this is inconvenient and does not fit into your present lifestyle. What you have to stop and consider is what do you value, what is the most important to you? Your health and the health of your family depends upon what you eat. Food is the primary building block for our bodies and our health. As such, it should take priority over what we think we enjoy eating and where we eat it.

Step number 2 is exercise. Exercise ideally should be organic. What I mean by that is that walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bicycle is preferable to joining a gym.

Last we have herbal supplements. Why by no means necessary, herbal supplements can be a great way to kick start our weight loss regimen. Choosing the right herbal weight loss supplements is important. The good ones are all natural, safe and effective. You can lose up to 5 to 10 pounds per month without experiencing any serious side effects.

If you have a medical condition or are under a physician's care, please consult with your doctor first.

When you create a program based on the information in this article you will discover that your weight loss will be effortless. It will be the natural by product of healthy lifestyle changes that result in improved health, clarity of mind and a better outlook on life.

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Kathryn Soloff is the mother of 8 children and a natural foods cook for over 30 years. She is co-publisher of where she provides additional advice, tips and hard to find information on Weight Loss


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