You may not think you have time to implement an whole new diet plan. Two good bits of news for you, though – One, you should never try to do a complete diet turn around over night.
This will normally not produce a long term state of mind. Two, there are plenty of small steps you can take that get you on the path to a healthier lifestyle, resulting in weight loss and overall better health.
The first tip is to begin your dieting before you ever think about eating a single bite.
This means being in the right frame of mind when you are at the grocery store. You are faced with literally hundreds of decisions before it’s time to eat. We found a wonderful list of foods that fight which you can add to your shopping list, and here are some my favorites!
Breakfast: Original Shredded Wheat: 80 calories and 2.5 g fiber per biscuit
Frozen, yummy treats: Frozen bars: Creamsicles, Fudgsicles, and Popsicles; any others
Comforting drinks with winter time approaching: Hot cocoa mixes: 20 to 50 calories per serving (you can choose Swiss Miss Diet & Fat-Free or Nestle Carnation Diet & Fat-Free
Of course, you probably aren’t going to be up for switching out a ton of your favorite foods for foods that are included on the complete list. You don’t have to!
Every little change you make for the better will have you one step closer to a healthier diet. A healthy diet is a vital part of any weight loss routine.
In fact, the number one suggestion in 100 smartest diet tips by Prevention magazine was to simply add one fruit or vegetable to your diet each day.
One single fruit or vegetable! You can then slowly keep adding to that until you reach the recommended servings of at least eight per day.
More reading: Fight Fat!
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If you tend to keep up with health and diet trends at all, then you’ve probably heard of the acai berry fruit (pronounced ah-sigh-ee).
Have you wondered why there is such hype surrounding this little miracle fruit? Whether you’re interested in losing weight or just living healthier, the acai berry fruit is something that you should consider adding into your diet one way or the other. In fact, it was rated as the #1 super food on the Oprah show by Dr. Perricone.
What Benefits Does the Acai Berry Fruit Provide?
The acai berry fruit has been shown to be an antioxidant powerhouse, providing more antioxidants than other fruits that are known to be great sources of antioxidants. It’s believed to provide more than the raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, and strawberry!
There are many suspected benefits of the acai berry fruit, but officially they haven’t been researched and put to the test in studies.
Some of these portrayed benefits are that it increases your energy levels, promotes better sleep, improves your digestive system, cleanses your body of toxins, strengthens your immune system, and improves circulation.
There are even hints that it could be used to fight cancer! A study at the University of Florida, which was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry is the source of this hopeful finding.
It showed extracts from the acai berry fruit actually triggered a self-destruction type of activity in over 80% of leukemia cells that were tested. However, this was only in a cell culture model, and they made it clear they don’t want to give false hope. It’s a start, though!
What's In It?
According to Wikipedia, a freeze-dried açaí fruit pulp and skin contained (per 100 g of dry powder) 533.9 calories, 52.2 g carbohydrates, 8.1 g protein, and 32.5 g total fat.
This included 44.2 g of dietary fiber. The powder was also shown to contain (per 100 g): vitamin C, 260 mg calcium, 4.4 mg iron, and 1002 U vitamin A, as well as aspartic acid and glutamic acid; the amino acid content was 7.59% of total dry weight.
Are There Any Side Effects of the Acai Berry to Worry About?
There are no real known, negative side effects of the acai berry fruit. Bear in mind that there has been very little research done on it. It’s difficult to research, because it only grows in Central and South America, and it doesn’t stay ripe for long once plucked from the mother plant (Which is why the pill form and acai juices are very popular).
However, if you know you have allergies to pollen or similar berries it only makes sense to be careful with the use of acai berries.
I've seen Acai being pushed by so many companies as weight loss medicines (yeah the one that put a banner there). But as always, without any change in what you eat, and what you do, this lil magical Acai won't give you any sustainable weight loss.
However since acai is rich in anti oxidant, it's tremendously good for your health. Combining acai with sensible meals plan and exercies can certainly help you to lose weight.
There are plenty of success stories floating in the web. A couple of users post their before/after picture as well.
I noticed that most users claim that they lost around 6 - 8 pounds in a month.
The good news is, most Acai companies are dishing out free bottles and trials so that you don't have to shell a lot of money just to try something you are not sure of.
Click here to get a free sample of Maximum Acai Concentrate. (Special Link Valid for USA)
If you are not from USA then please click here to get your sample.