Count chemicals and not calories to lose weight

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When it comes to losing weight, it can be a struggle to find solutions that offer long-term success. Instead of counting calories, try counting all the preservatives, artificial flavors and chemicals in your food and focusing on simple ingredients. Chemicals in food can cause a host of problems including weight gain. Here are some helpful natural products to help you count chemicals and not calories to lose weight and feel your best.

PlantFusion
When it comes to losing weight we often hear about cutting calories and fat, but what about feeding our bodies with vital nutrients to help encourage weight loss? With PlantFusion, you’re able to get the equivalent of about 4 whole eggs worth of protein nutrition in just 120 calories. It tends to be the protein (not carbs or fat) that signals your brain that you’re full, reducing your appetite. Most shakes are made from dairy, whey or soy and these ingredients can cause common digestion complaints such as gas and bloating. PlantFusion has no dairy, soy, or any other allergens such as gluten. Instead, you’ll find whole grains (like quinoa), legumes (like peas), and vegetables (like artichoke) that are recognized as having tremendous nutritional, and even medicinal, value. www.plantfusion.net

Spice it Up
One common complaint when it comes to eating food without chemical food enhancers is that it doesn’t taste as good. Thankfully, there are natural steps you can take to dress up your fruits and veggies so that they taste fantastic. First, find a great all-purpose organic seasoning like Wild Oats Marketplace Organic Italian Seasoning or Braggs Organic Sprinkle to add some flavor to your veggies. Try dousing veggies with a little olive oil, sprinkling with seasoning and then putting on the grill. Easy and delicious! Next, skip the unhealthy salad dressing loaded with chemicals and opt for something simple, light and tasty one that can double as an easy marinade. Finally, try adding some fresh herbs like mint, basil and chives to your dishes to enhance the flavor and pump up nutrition.

Go Nuts
Did you know that plain ol’ nuts support weight loss? Studies show those who eat nuts as a regular part of their diet tend to have a lower BMI and are able to lose weight despite the higher caloric intake — if the intake comes from nuts. Plus, it’s easy to add more nuts to your diet. Try putting together a trail mix that you can snack on during the day or check out a nutritious spread. Super delicious nut spreads contain various nutrient dense nuts and seeds and can be a high source of ALA Omega 3.

Poparuba
Have you ever heard of a rich dessert that is actually good for you? Not only are Poparuba desserts reminiscent of ones that are typically a diet no-no, they are actually good for you, too. They magically meld health with decadence allowing the enjoyment of foods that look, taste and feel indulgent, but without the sugar, artificial ingredients or gluten. With Poparuba, you’ll find indulgence with real nutritional benefits. www.poparuba.com

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