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Using the Hunger & Fullness scale helps you to eat intuitively, and to become more in tune with your body’s needs.

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Using the Hunger & Fullness scale helps you to eat intuitively, and to become more in tune with your body’s needs.

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losing-every-extra-pound:

The Tumblr Guide to Healthy Livinga compilation of resources to help you eat right, exercise, and be happy!How to Start a Healthier Lifestyle
Nutrition Eating Clean PrinciplesNon-Dieters DietYour Flat Belly Day 1 meal plan by Women’s Health MagazineYour Flat Belly Day 2 meal plan by Women’s Health MagazineYour Flat Belly Day 2 Meal Plan by Women’s Health MagazineEating Low CarbWhat is PaleoPortion Size GuideGet lean grocery list80 Healthiest Foods100 Foods that Dr.Oz wants on your Shopping ListShirataki NoodlesTips to Snack Better10-Calorie Sweet and Crunch SnacksWhy Eat Raw Foods?10 Commandments of DietingTips for Staying Healthy in SchoolThe Happier way to Diet MenuFood that makes You PrettierLook Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 1Look Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 2PortionsDr.Poon DietThe Best New Superfoods12 Best Foods for your AbsClear Skin DietFoods that Melt Flab AwayRaw Food for the Rest of UsQuick Combos5 Ingredient Eating Clean RecipesHerbs that HealWhat to Eat When You’re Craving…Eating Clean vs. Junk examplesTransition to Healthy LivingEating Clean Video
RecipesEating Clean RecipesHealthy Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerBefore and After Workout Snack IdeasSuper 8-Step Salad WrapsNot-Quite-Unnecessary Raving about Broccoli SlawGrocery List Foods that Cause BloatingEat Breakfast, Here’s WhyMaking Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?Not eating enough…but not hungry either?Sunshine Oatmeal RecipeOatmeal from The Pea PodChocolate Oatmeal Cookie-In-A-BowlAn Overwhelming Amount of Oatmeal RecipesMore RecipesStarbucks Drinks Under 200 CaloriesSnack AttackSmoothies
Healthy DessertsHealthy Dessert BlogBanana BitesGrapefruit & Strawberry Popsicles (make them without alcohol)Peanut Butter & Banana SandwichesFrozen Yogurt BlackberriesSkinny Coconut CupcakeNutella Fudge PopsBanana Split Cheesecake BitesFrozen Fruit PopsWatermelon TartHealthy Banana Almond Chocolate Ice CreamBanana Split Cheesecake BitesFruit Ice CubesBanana Ice CreamFrozen Yogurt StrawberriesPeanut Butter Chocolate Ice CreamMore Frozen Banana BitesApple CupcakesRaw Tropical Ice CreamCucumber Melon PopsiclesChocolate Covered BananasJello SkiesApple Peanut Butter SlicesFrozen Banana PopsiclesBanana Berry Soft ServeVolume Ice Cream
Cleanse/Detox3 Day DetoxThe Look Better Naked 2 Day CleanseJillian Michaels DetoxDetox RecipesDetox EssentialsLean Green SmoothieDetox Smoothie
Veganism/Vegetarianism Free Vegetarian Starter Kit by PetaVegetarian 101Making the TransitionRecipes by PetaShopping guide by PetaEasy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with AvocadoShirataki NoodlesOnehappyveganVeganYumYumTheVeganStoner
Weight LossHow to Determine Your Ideal WeightHow to Overcome A PlateauBeat a Weight Loss PlateauWhy You Aren’t Losing Weight How to Burn Fat FastestMetabolism Boosters5 Metabolism BoostersHow to Conquer Cravings20 Secrets of Very Fit PeopleFighting Belly FatHow Do I Lose WeightThinking of Giving Up?The 2 Minute VisualizationHow to Keep Yourself Full for LongerLose Weight without DietingFlat Tummy TipsCommit to Fit10 Ways to Get Your Diet Back On TrackConstructing A Plan
CalculatorsBody Type/Frame Size CalculatorCalorie CalculatorIdeal Weight CalculatorHow Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight
EBooksWinning by Losing - Jillian Michaels 
ExerciseLift Weights to Help You Lose WeightHow to Start Running [Couch to 5k]How to Tone Any Area of Your BodyBuilding Lean Muscle vs. Bulky MuscleBut I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!Abdominal Exercises for BeginnersRunning for Weight LossGym Cheat SheetThe Lazy Girl’s Guide to Interval TrainingArchive of Online Work OutsTop 30 Free YouTube Work Out Channels 100 Best Workout SongsWorkout BasicsInsanity Workout Videos and CalenderTone Every InchTop 10 Calorie Burning CardioMore Links to Online WorkoutsWorkout FinderVictoria Secret Angel’s Workouts30 Day Shred Printable Chart and VideosBodyRock inspired WorkoutsYoga: The Basics and How to Get Started77 Reasons To Do YogaYouTube Yoga for BeginnersYouTube Yoga RoutineYouTube by Body PartBye Bye Arm JiggleThe Workout MovesLunge 101Lean Thighs - No LungesTarget WorkoutsYes, You Can Yoga!


MindFeeling good10 Ways to be HappyHow to be ConfidentGandhi’s Top 10 FundamentalsFocusHappiness Manifesto3 Simple Rules in LifeZen Flow ChartKarma CleanseYou Don’t Have to Be a Size 0 to Be BeautifulFine BauerMaryChristina HendricksLexi PlacourakisKasia PilewiczMore beautiful girls
Battling Eating DisordersThe Minnesota Starvation StudyWhy Starving Seems to Work Stop the ED HateHow Bulimia Affects Your Body“The Binge” and Why You Should Eat When You’re HungryWhat to do After a Binge by MatchStickMolly What is Intuitive Eating? After a BingeTips to Control BingingHelp with Eating DisordersNational Eating Disorders Dealing with Eating DisordersNational Center for Eating Disorders UK
Inspirationpeople that have changed their lives and have lost a ton of weight! soldiering-on tillicanseemylovelybonesfuneralformyfatroserevitalizedanotherdreamanotherlovepeacefulserenityxhealthylifemore inspirationand some morejessicablossominghopetogether-staytogether130 lbs Lost!amazing transformationtheysayanythingispossiblea tumblr dedicated to before and aftersnoexcusesgetfitnow88jazzie-onamission

losing-every-extra-pound:

The Tumblr Guide to Healthy Living
a compilation of resources to help you eat right, exercise, and be happy!
How to Start a Healthier Lifestyle

Nutrition 
Eating Clean Principles
Non-Dieters Diet
Your Flat Belly Day 1 meal plan by Women’s Health Magazine
Your Flat Belly Day 2 meal plan by Women’s Health Magazine
Your Flat Belly Day 2 Meal Plan by Women’s Health Magazine
Eating Low Carb
What is Paleo
Portion Size Guide
Get lean grocery list
80 Healthiest Foods
100 Foods that Dr.Oz wants on your Shopping List
Shirataki Noodles
Tips to Snack Better
10-Calorie Sweet and Crunch Snacks
Why Eat Raw Foods?
10 Commandments of Dieting
Tips for Staying Healthy in School
The Happier way to Diet Menu
Food that makes You Prettier
Look Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 1
Look Better Naked One Week Meal Plan Part 2
Portions
Dr.Poon Diet
The Best New Superfoods
12 Best Foods for your Abs
Clear Skin Diet
Foods that Melt Flab Away
Raw Food for the Rest of Us
Quick Combos
5 Ingredient Eating Clean Recipes
Herbs that Heal
What to Eat When You’re Craving…
Eating Clean vs. Junk examples
Transition to Healthy Living
Eating Clean Video

Recipes
Eating Clean Recipes
Healthy Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerBefore and After Workout Snack Ideas
Super 8-Step Salad Wraps
Not-Quite-Unnecessary Raving about Broccoli Slaw
Grocery List 
Foods that Cause Bloating
Eat Breakfast, Here’s Why
Making Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?
Not eating enough…but not hungry either?
Sunshine Oatmeal Recipe
Oatmeal from The Pea Pod
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie-In-A-Bowl
An Overwhelming Amount of Oatmeal Recipes
More Recipes
Starbucks Drinks Under 200 Calories
Snack Attack
Smoothies

Healthy Desserts
Healthy Dessert Blog
Banana Bites
Grapefruit & Strawberry Popsicles (make them without alcohol)
Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
Frozen Yogurt Blackberries
Skinny Coconut Cupcake
Nutella Fudge Pops
Banana Split Cheesecake Bites
Frozen Fruit Pops
Watermelon Tart
Healthy Banana Almond Chocolate Ice Cream
Banana Split Cheesecake Bites
Fruit Ice Cubes
Banana Ice Cream
Frozen Yogurt Strawberries
Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream
More Frozen Banana Bites
Apple Cupcakes
Raw Tropical Ice Cream
Cucumber Melon Popsicles
Chocolate Covered Bananas
Jello Skies
Apple Peanut Butter Slices
Frozen Banana Popsicles
Banana Berry Soft Serve
Volume Ice Cream

Cleanse/Detox
3 Day Detox
The Look Better Naked 2 Day Cleanse
Jillian Michaels Detox
Detox Recipes
Detox Essentials
Lean Green Smoothie
Detox Smoothie

Veganism/Vegetarianism 
Free Vegetarian Starter Kit by Peta
Vegetarian 101
Making the Transition
Recipes by Peta
Shopping guide by Peta
Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers with Avocado
Shirataki Noodles
Onehappyvegan
VeganYumYum
TheVeganStoner

Weight Loss
How to Determine Your Ideal Weight
How to Overcome A Plateau
Beat a Weight Loss Plateau
Why You Aren’t Losing Weight 
How to Burn Fat Fastest
Metabolism Boosters
5 Metabolism Boosters
How to Conquer Cravings
20 Secrets of Very Fit People
Fighting Belly Fat
How Do I Lose Weight
Thinking of Giving Up?
The 2 Minute Visualization
How to Keep Yourself Full for Longer
Lose Weight without Dieting
Flat Tummy Tips
Commit to Fit
10 Ways to Get Your Diet Back On Track
Constructing A Plan

Calculators
Body Type/Frame Size Calculator
Calorie Calculator
Ideal Weight Calculator
How Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight

EBooks
Winning by Losing - Jillian Michaels 

Exercise
Lift Weights to Help You Lose Weight
How to Start Running [Couch to 5k]
How to Tone Any Area of Your Body
Building Lean Muscle vs. Bulky Muscle
But I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!
Abdominal Exercises for Beginners
Running for Weight Loss
Gym Cheat Sheet
The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Interval Training
Archive of Online Work Outs
Top 30 Free YouTube Work Out Channels 
100 Best Workout Songs
Workout Basics
Insanity Workout Videos and Calender
Tone Every Inch
Top 10 Calorie Burning Cardio
More Links to Online Workouts
Workout Finder
Victoria Secret Angel’s Workouts
30 Day Shred Printable Chart and Videos
BodyRock inspired Workouts
Yoga: The Basics and How to Get Started
77 Reasons To Do Yoga
YouTube Yoga for Beginners
YouTube Yoga Routine
YouTube by Body Part
Bye Bye Arm Jiggle
The Workout MovesLunge 101
Lean Thighs - No Lunges
Target Workouts
Yes, You Can Yoga!

Mind
Feeling good
10 Ways to be Happy
How to be Confident
Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals
Focus
Happiness Manifesto
3 Simple Rules in Life
Zen Flow Chart
Karma Cleanse

You Don’t Have to Be a Size 0 to Be Beautiful
Fine Bauer
Mary
Christina Hendricks
Lexi Placourakis
Kasia Pilewicz
More beautiful girls

Battling Eating Disorders
The Minnesota Starvation Study
Why Starving Seems to Work 
Stop the ED Hate
How Bulimia Affects Your Body
“The Binge” and Why You Should Eat When You’re Hungry
What to do After a Binge by MatchStickMolly 
What is Intuitive Eating? 
After a Binge
Tips to Control Binging
Help with Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders 
Dealing with Eating Disorders
National Center for Eating Disorders UK

Inspiration
people that have changed their lives and have lost a ton of weight! 
soldiering-on 
tillicanseemylovelybones
funeralformyfat
roserevitalized
anotherdreamanotherlove
peacefulserenityxhealthylife
more inspiration
and some more
jessicablossoming
hopetogether-staytogether
130 lbs Lost!
amazing transformation
theysayanythingispossible
a tumblr dedicated to before and afters
noexcusesgetfitnow88
jazzie-onamission

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deuxyeuxverts:

See the whole infographic here.

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Friday, March 23rd 2012 at 9:32PM          ▲ 313  notes          ▲ tips, healthy eating,








Dairy products aren’t the only choices when it comes to high-protein snacks. If you’re eating a diet minus milk, or you just want a low-cal snack that’s high in protein, check out these 150-calorie snacks that don’t contain a drop of dairy.
One serving of spicy roasted chickpeas (one fourth of this recipe: 134 calories, 5.6 grams protein
Twenty-one raw almonds: 146 calories, 5.4 grams protein
Six-ounce container of vanilla O’Soy Yogurt: 150 calories, seven grams protein
One slice whole-wheat bread (100 calories, four grams protein) smeared with half a tablespoon natural peanut butter (53 calories, two grams protein): 153 calories, six grams protein
Two Mini S’mores Luna Bars: 140 calories, eight grams protein
One hard-boiled egg (78 calories, 6.3 grams protein) and three Triscuits (60 calories, 1.5 grams protein): 138 calories, 7.8 grams protein
One and a half cups edamame in pods: 150 calories, 12 grams protein
One cup Kashi GoLean Cereal: 140 calories, 13 grams protein
One and a half cups Vanilla Silk Soymilk: 150 calories, nine grams protein
Two Tofu Pups (120 calories, 16 grams protein) dipped in one tablespoon of ketchup (20 calories, 0 grams protein): 140 calories, 16 grams protein

Dairy products aren’t the only choices when it comes to high-protein snacks. If you’re eating a diet minus milk, or you just want a low-cal snack that’s high in protein, check out these 150-calorie snacks that don’t contain a drop of dairy.

  • One serving of spicy roasted chickpeas (one fourth of this recipe: 134 calories, 5.6 grams protein
  • Twenty-one raw almonds: 146 calories, 5.4 grams protein
  • Six-ounce container of vanilla O’Soy Yogurt: 150 calories, seven grams protein
  • One slice whole-wheat bread (100 calories, four grams protein) smeared with half a tablespoon natural peanut butter (53 calories, two grams protein): 153 calories, six grams protein
  • Two Mini S’mores Luna Bars: 140 calories, eight grams protein
  • One hard-boiled egg (78 calories, 6.3 grams protein) and three Triscuits (60 calories, 1.5 grams protein): 138 calories, 7.8 grams protein
  • One and a half cups edamame in pods: 150 calories, 12 grams protein
  • One cup Kashi GoLean Cereal: 140 calories, 13 grams protein
  • One and a half cups Vanilla Silk Soymilk: 150 calories, nine grams protein
  • Two Tofu Pups (120 calories, 16 grams protein) dipped in one tablespoon of ketchup (20 calories, 0 grams protein): 140 calories, 16 grams protein

Friday, February 24th 2012 at 11:03AM          ▲ 1  notes          ▲ tips, food, healthy eating, vegetarian, vegan,








To make your snacking decision a breeze, create a snack center in your fridge. Prepare appropriate serving sizes in baggies or containers, place them in a plastic bin, and the next time you need a morning or afternoon snack, just grab one. Having portable snacks at your fingertips means that if you need to run out the door, you have a handy snack to take.
If you need some ideas for healthy snacks to include in your snack center, keep reading.
Crackers: 15 TLC Original 7 Grain Crackers (120 calories)
Cheese sticks: One Horizon Organic’s Mozzarella String cheese (80 calories)
Washed fruit: One apple (95 calories) or two kiwi, peeled and cut up (93 calories)
Nuts and dried fruit: 10 peanuts (59 calories) and 25 raisins (39 calories)
Mixed nuts: 10 almonds (69 calories) and six cashews (60 calories)
Cereal: Three-quarters cup Barbara’s Shredded Oats (132 calories)
Pretzels: 20 Snyder’s Pretzel Snaps (100 calories)
Popcorn: One cup air-popped popcorn (31 calories)
Granola bars: Cascadian Farm Fruit & Nut (140 calories) or Nutz Over Chocolate Luna Bar (180 calories)
Carrots with hummus: 15 baby carrots (53 calories) and two tablespoons hummus (70 calories)
Fruit leather: One Fruit Island Summer Strawberry fruit leather (45 calories)

To make your snacking decision a breeze, create a snack center in your fridge. Prepare appropriate serving sizes in baggies or containers, place them in a plastic bin, and the next time you need a morning or afternoon snack, just grab one. Having portable snacks at your fingertips means that if you need to run out the door, you have a handy snack to take.

If you need some ideas for healthy snacks to include in your snack center, keep reading.


Friday, February 24th 2012 at 11:00AM          ▲ 29  notes          ▲ tips, healthy eating,








sunshineandskinny:

THIS.
you can eat anything. just not lik tons n tons together.

sunshineandskinny:

THIS.

you can eat anything. just not lik tons n tons together.

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nuts-about-food:

A healthy diet consists of balance, variety, and moderation!
Balance: eating from all the food groups; meaning that you are eating whole grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy (or dairy substitutes), fats, and proteins everyday.
Variety: eating the different types of foods within each food group, don’t only eat tomatoes as your vegetable source everyday for the rest of your life.
Moderation: don’t consume excessive amounts of one food or food group.

nuts-about-food:

A healthy diet consists of balance, variety, and moderation!

  • Balance: eating from all the food groups; meaning that you are eating whole grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy (or dairy substitutes), fats, and proteins everyday.
  • Variety: eating the different types of foods within each food group, don’t only eat tomatoes as your vegetable source everyday for the rest of your life.
  • Moderation: don’t consume excessive amounts of one food or food group.

Thursday, February 23rd 2012 at 3:43PM          ▲ 6079  notes          ▲ tips, healthy eating,








The Biggest Loser Diet Plan to Weight Loss

health-heaven:

Fruits and Vegetables

While on The Biggest Loser Diet, you should eat a minimum of 4 servings daily. At least half of your servings should be from vegetables; the other half from fruits. Don’t have more fruit servings than vegetable servings.

Fruit Serving Size: 1 cup, 1 medium piece, or 8 ounces

Choose These to Lose: Apple, apricot, banana, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, grapefruit, grapes, guava, kiwifruit, mango, melon (all varieties), nectarine, orange, papaya, peach, pear, persimmons, pineapple, plantain, plum, pomegranate, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, tangerine, and watermelon

Vegetable Serving Size: 1 cup or 8 ounces

Choose These to Lose: Artichoke, asparagus, bamboo shoots, beans (green, yellow), beet greens, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collard greens, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce (all varieties), mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, palm hearts, parsley, peas, peppers (all varieties), pumpkin, radishes, shallots, spinach, sprouts, summer squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnip greens, turnips, water chestnuts, watercress, winter squash, yams, and zucchini


Here’s the good news: You can eat more than four servings a day of most fruits and vegetables if you wish. At the base of our Biggest Loser Diet pyramid, fruits and vegetables supply the most nutrients in the form of vitamins, minerals, “phytochemicals” (protective plant chemicals), and fiber, relative to the low number of calories they contain. In other words, you get the most nutrient bang for your caloric buck from fruits and vegetables.

The exception to this would be the starchier vegetables such as pumpkin, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and yams. These veggies are higher in calories and carbs, so you want to eat just a few servings a week for optimum weight loss results.

    * Fresh fruits and vegetables are always best, but when you can’t get them that way, feel free to choose frozen or canned, as long as they are not packed with sugar or in syrup. Cooking and canning destroy some nutrients; however, the best food companies can their foods right after they’re harvested, when they’re the most fresh anyway.

    * Eat a vegetable salad most days of the week.

    * Cook your vegetables for the shortest amount of time possible in order to preserve nutrients.

    * Keep a container of cut-up vegetables like broccoli and red or green peppers in your refrigerator for easy snacking.

    * One vegetable to avoid during your weight loss is white potatoes. Though nutritious, white potatoes send your blood sugar soaring. When it drops, you’ll get hungry and be tempted to overeat at your next meal.

    * Try a new fruit or vegetable every week to build some variety into your diet.

    * Through the week, choose fruits and vegetables from the six key color groups: red, orange, yellow, light green, dark green, and purple. This is a great way to make sure you’re getting a variety of nutrients in your Biggest Loser Diet.

    * Try to eat at least one fruit and one vegetable raw each day.

    * Avoid dried fruits, including raisins, craisins, dried cherries, and dried blueberries. Dried fruits are often treated with additives, and they are overly concentrated in calories and fruit sugar, which can play havoc with your blood sugar. Further, they’re not as filling as raw fruits, so they do little to help curb hunger. Consider this: Two tablespoons of raisins have as many calories as a whole cupful of grapes. Wouldn’t you much rather eat a whole cup of grapes than a little bit of raisins?

    * Choose whole fruits over fruit juices. Fruit juice contains no fiber and therefore does little to help you control your appetite or make you feel full. What’s more, fruit juice is a concentrated source of fruit sugar and is thus liable to send your blood sugar soaring, followed by a decline. These ups and downs can lead to food cravings.

Protein Foods

The Biggest Loser Diet Food Pyramid recommends three daily servings of protein foods each day (8-ounce or 1-cup portions), regardless of your daily caloric limit or target. For flexibility, you can choose from three different types of protein: animal protein, vegetarian protein, and low-fat dairy protein. You can divide your protein up into any size portion you want through the day. For example, you can have half a portion at breakfast, lunch, and dinner and for snacks, as long as you fulfill your protein allotment for the day. Protein is best eaten in smaller quantities anyway, so your body can use it throughout the day. So make sure you have some protein at each meal.

Here is a closer look at your many protein choices

Animal Protein Serving Size: 1 cup or 8 ounces
Choose These to Lose: Any type of beef, pork, or veal labeled as 95 percent lean; white meat chicken; white meat turkey; egg whites; fish (any type); and shellfish (any type). Try to choose fish that is rich in heart-protective fats called omega-3 fatty acids. These fish include salmon, sardines (water-packed), herring, mackerel, trout, and tuna.

Vegetarian Protein Serving Size: 1 cup or 8 ounces

Choose These to Lose: Beans and legumes (black beans, broad beans, chickpeas, edamame, great Northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, split peas, white beans, and so forth); miso; soybeans, soy bacon, soy or veggie burgers, soy hot dogs, and other natural (meaning not the powders or pills) soy products; tempeh; and tofu

Low-Fat Dairy Serving Size: 1 cup or 8 ounces

Choose These to Lose: Buttermilk, low-fat milk (1 percent), skim or fat-free milk, soy milk, yogurt (plain), yogurt (no sugar added, fruit flavored), and reduced-fat cottage cheese

Whole Grains

You should have 2 servings of whole grains daily.

Bread Serving Size: 2 slices of bread, preferably “light,” 1 whole-grain bun or roll, 2 light Wasa flatbreads, 1 whole-wheat flour tortilla

Choose These to Lose: Whole grain bread, high-fiber bread (choose brands with around 45 calories per slice); Ezekiel bread; Wasa bread; whole wheat buns, whole wheat pitas, whole wheat tortillas, and whole wheat dinner rolls

Whole Grain Serving Size: 1 cup cooked

Choose These to Lose: Barley, brown rice, bulgur, corn grits, couscous, cream of rice, cream of wheat, millet, oat bran, quinoa, rolled oats, whole wheat cereal, whole wheat pasta, and wild rice

For maximum nutrition, always lean toward the most nutritious grains those that have undergone the least processing, such as those listed above. Brown rice, for example, is higher in vitamins and fiber than white rice. That’s because white rice has been stripped of its husk, germ, and bran layers during processing. Similarly, rolled oats are more nutritious than instant oats. When grains are put through the process of refinement, the important nutrients are taken out. All that’s usually left is the starchy interior, which is loaded with carbohydrates and not much else.

Here are some other Biggest Loser Diet pointers:

    * To purchase the most nutritious bread products, read labels. Make sure the first ingredient listed is “whole” wheat or “whole grain.” If  “wheat flour” is the first ingredient, this doesn’t mean whole wheat. It usually means enriched flour with some whole wheat added.

    * Choose breads with 2 or more grams of fiber per serving.

    * Again, watch out for the term “enriched” on the label when buying bread or pasta. It’s usually a sign that a food is made with processed white flour, meaning that it’s low in fiber. Usually, the nutrients have been stripped and then replaced synthetically.

    * Avoid most packaged ready-to-eat breakfast cereals. These tend to be highly processed and loaded with added sugar. Some exceptions are low-carb cereals (a favorite among cast members) and high-fiber cereals such as Kashi Go Lean, Fiber One, and All-Bran. Packaged cereals containing 5 grams of fiber or more per serving are generally considered to be high-fiber cereals. 


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It’s easier to eat healthy if you’re organized.

It’s easier to eat healthy if you’re organized.


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Top 10 Recipes for 300 Calorie Lunches

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52 Healthy Meals in 12 Minutes or Less | Greatist.com

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