Guest blog from Sandie Sopko, of Reliv, a business here at My Office.
A 24 year long study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health on recorded diet information and weight change of 133,468 US men and women (in their 30s and 40s at start of study) suggests that eating fruits and non-starchy vegetables can help reduce weight, although different fruits and vegetables have different effects on weight.
For example, over a four year period, consumption of starchy vegetables (ex. peas, corn and potatoes) leads to weight gain, while increased intake of high fiber, low glycemic load vegetables (ex. broccoli and green leafy vegetables) leads to weight loss. Among fruits, eating apples/pears, berries, and citrus fruit led to 1.24, 1.11 and 0.27 pound weight loss, respectively. And the food with the most beneficial effect on weight loss? It was tofu/soy which was linked to 2.47 pound weight loss!
Here are 3 simple steps for “You to Super You”
1. The Portion Plate: Eat less but more often. (Boosting your metabolism.)
Eat the foods you like in moderation, select healthy snacks and enjoy some new foods.
2. Exercise: Builds muscle to burn body fat, releases stress and helps with sleep.
3. Supplements: “The average diet lacks crucial nutrients our bodies need for optimum performance. Without these elements, we leave ourselves vulnerable to disease and fatigue. Reliv’s LunaRich products provide cutting-edge nutritional support to help people fill in the gaps.” Patrician Bannan, M.S., R.D. Author, Eat Right When Time Is Tight.