Veg fruit diet
Eating more fruits and vegetables can provide a host of nutritional and health benefits, but it’s not a safe strategy to lose weight or improve your health by excluding other foods from your diet. In fact, you may end up putting your health at risk if you have only fruits and veggies for two weeks or longer.Want to get in great shape? Learn more about LIVESTRONG.COM's nutrition and fitness program!
ChooseMyPlate.gov states that fruits and vegetables have powerful nutritive properties due to their high amounts of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. For example, the healthy dose of dietary fiber found in most fruits and veggies can encourage weight loss or healthy weight maintenance. The antioxidants, vitamins and minerals present in the foods also have the potential to reduce risks of serious health conditions including kidney stones, heart attack, diabetes, cancer, stroke and bone loss.
However, a more varied diet is necessary to get the most profound health benefits and fulfill all nutritional needs. Your body needs fat and protein for proper body function, but most vegetables and fruits provide very little of either. Thus, restricting your diet to just those foods for weeks at a time is likely to result in nutrient deficiencies and may also cause fatigue, dizziness, weakness or strong cravings.
Vegetables and fruits tend to have low energy density levels, which means they have few calories and fat per serving but high amounts of fiber and water. As a result, you can eat them in large amounts and still end up consuming fewer calories than you might eat at a normal meal. Your daily calorie intake is likely to drop when eating just vegetables and fruits, but it may cause you to lose weight at a pace faster than health experts recommend. If you lose more than 2 lbs. per week, for example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes you are less likely to keep the weight off than if you dropped it more gradually.
A safer and healthier alternative to eating only veggies and fruits is to increase your daily servings of those foods while still eating a low-calorie array of foods from all major groups, including whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein. The National Institutes of Health recommends that strategy for weight loss, along with increasing your daily physical activity.
Before you begin a restrictive diet plan, speak with your doctor or a registered dietitian, especially if you struggle with any chronic health conditions. If you do choose to eat only fruits and veggies for any length of time and begin to feel sick or experience any physical discomfort, call your physician.
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My fruit and veg diet2008-02-15 20:25:41 by this-week-oka
Not that anyone in here seems to care. But this week I have been eating salmon, lean chicken brown rice, and lots and lots of fruits and vegetables. I was having a tough time a few days ago, felt like I was just shovelling food into my mouth. Today I actually started to crave it. Another interesting thing was that today I made a small amount of fingerling potatos, I put a little bit of butter on them and could not eat it. The butter tasted so bad to me when before I know I love putting butter on my potatos.
Try the raw fresh veg and fruit juices2010-02-03 18:21:22 by bikl
I've read numerous things about drug-free healing and most of it has to do with eating a natural diet of fresh and raw fruits and vegs and their fresh juices. Tumors beginning to shrink within days. Look into the program at places like Optimum Health Institute in Lemon Grove CA near San Diego. They have a great program on certain night of the week people reveal their success stories. Very inspiring. In fact, it's incredible and everyone should know about this approach.
Whole grains, fruit, veg, lean protein2007-01-14 13:42:39 by oregonrose
Np, I'm a nutrition fanatic.
have you tried the food forum?
you can look at the usda pyramid for the ultra simple:
this one looks good (its targeted to minimize blood sugar spikes, you might need to add a few bread/grain calories to it)
breakfast: fruit juice, whole grain bread, water coffee or tea if need caffeine
lunch: rice/bread/pasta/potato + 1c any green/orange vegetable + hand-size any meat/1c any bean + olive oil/butter + 1 whole fruit
dinner: repeat rice/bread/pasta/potato + 1c any green/orange vegetable
In terms of a veg diet....2011-11-28 20:32:16 by MyThreeCents
One of the keys to a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, is not to simply replace meat with a substitute, but you need to add in lots of fresh vegetables and fruit too.
Sources or protein, beans, nuts, lentils, quinoa, beans and rice together provide a complete protein. Leafy greens have protein and are really healthy for you.
Also, know that eating all veg takes a bit of prep work to prepare that many fresh veggies, but it is well worth the results in how you feel.
There are many different ways to get protein, but you want to make sure you do a balanced diet. Sure you can add a protein shake to ensure you are getting enough and there are many on the market