Tuesday, November 03, 2009


One of the easiest and quickest ways to lose weight involves starting to eat healthy. Healthy eating includes eight servings of vegetables and fruits every day. If these eight helpings substitute for other fattening foods you will lose weight. You will become healthier because you are adding the fiber and cancer fighting antioxidants in fruits and vegetables.

If you are one of those people who don’t like eating vegetables or fruit (as many of you don’t), start by adding just one helping a day. For most fresh or cooked vegetables and fruits, one serving is one-half of a measured cup. That’s right, eat healthy and lose weight by adding just ½ cup of healthy food to your meals. After one week, add a second helping of a different food to a different meal. Do that for a week. Each week, add ½ cup of a different vegetable or fruit to one on your meals. In eight weeks you will be there, eating healthy. As you are adding these healthy foods to your meal plan, eat less of the fattening foods and you will be losing weight in the process.

By going slowly, you allow your mind and body to get used to your new behavior. Healthy eating and weight loss will become easier and less stressful.