NOT ABOUT DEPRIVATION AND DENIAL “8 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good For Weight Loss” by Sidney Fry, MS RD for Under Armor’s MyFitnessPal.com blog caught my attention. “Losing weight doesn’t always have to be about deprivation and denial.” The article begins. “In fact, it shouldn’t be. Successful, sustainable weight loss is far more attainable when you focus on the quality of food rather than the quantity. Eat wholesome, nutritious, (and even calorie-filled) foods and you’ll be far more satisfied and content on less.”
Fry provides the rationale behind the catchy title, why these specific foods, which you might have previously avoided, can be quality additions to your sustainable weight loss diet.
Whole milk dairy/bottom line: avoid products with added sugars
Nut Butters/shopping tip: don’t buy reduced fat types
Pasta/pro tip: use whole grain if you can
Eggs/bonus: cook in olive oil
Dark Meat Poultry/portion tip: control sizeby eating thigh
Red Wine/bottom line: small serving only
Coffee/cup of advice: black coffee only
Dark Chocolate/buying tip: find 70% cacao or higher type
(NOTE from Earned Runs: check the baking goods aisle for high % cacao dark chocolate mini-chips; they are easier to incorporate into trail-type mixes, and make snacking on a small portion more enjoyable)
It’s a nicely written piece with insightful advice. Enjoy shopping for and eating items that you might have crossed off your list.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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