You won't stick to a diet that is comprised of foods you do not like. Choose your plan carefully. Choose foods that you love that are also good for you so you are in a win-win situation.
By Will Llamas and the TLS Team
Every year the Environmental Working Group’s comes out with a “Dirty Dozen” report. The list reports the year’s dirtiest produce, or the foods with the most pesticide residue.
This year’s top 5 are:
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3. Sweet bell peppers
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On the flip side, the top 5 cleanest foods with the least pesticide residue are:
2. Sweet corn
The health effects of pesticides have not been widely studied but according to Chensheng Lu, an associate professor of environmental exposure biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, “the toxins appear to be connected to a prevalence of diseases, including cancer. And some studies suggest pesticide intake, especially in the prenatal stage, can cause neurological developmental problems in infants.”
The alternative to eating foods grown with pesticides is going organic. Organic food is grown naturally and pesticide-free, but often carries a higher price tag. If you want to eat safely without spending a fortune, it is recommended that you go organic for just the riskiest foods. For example, try buying organic apples, while purchasing regular onions is most likely fine.
The data was collected from food, prepared as you would eat them, which includes peeling and washing in some cases. Needless to say, this shouldn’t deter you from buying these foods, but be wary that you might need to scrub a little longer for the dirty dozen.
Lisa White was never concerned with nutrition. As a child, she became overweight as result of a diet high in fatty and greasy foods. She even admits, “I fried and deep-fried basically every type of meat there is.” Lisa never even considered adding fruits and vegetables to her diet until her health took a turn for the worse.
As a teenager Lisa was diagnosed with hypertension, and was put on medication for high blood pressure. Societal pressure pushed her to many different diets but couldn’t stick to any of them. After being a Market America distributor for a few months, Lisa was then introduced to TLS Weight Loss Solution.
Knowledge was all Lisa needed to make the healthy change. Immediately after adopting her new healthy lifestyle, Lisa’s life began to change. In the 12 week Find Your Fit Challenge, Lisa lost 30lbs, 15 inches off her waist, and is now 6 pant sizes smaller. In a recent checkup, her doctor was both shocked and pleased that she had lowered her blood pressure tremendously. The knowledge and support that the TLS Weight Loss Solution provided, has helped Lisa live a healthy lifestyle.
The motivation for participating in the Find Your Fit challenge was simple for Steve Howard. He wanted to be healthy enough and have the energy to play with his 4 year old granddaughter Ava. Whether she wanted to walk, run, swim, bike, or even play hide and go seek, Steve wanted to be by her side.
Weighing in at 263lbs with a body fat of 46%, Steve set lofty goals. With the motto “if you don’t aim high you’ll never get there,” he set out to lose 83lbs during the challenge.
From day 1 of detox, he felt his energy level increase. From there he hit the ground running, well actually biking. After borrowing a bike from a friend, he started riding daily. Each day he would go a little farther and on Memorial Day he rode 34 miles to the beach. By exercising, eating healthy, and taking his Isotonix® supplements, the pounds seemed to melt away.
By the end of the 12 week challenge Steve Howard had lost a whopping 70lbs while shedding 11in off his waist and 6.5in off his chest. His body fat dropped from an obese percentage of 46% to a healthy 28%. For the first time in a while he was considered a healthy man.
Although Steve didn’t quite reach his goal in the 12 weeks, he is confident he will continue his weight loss and healthy lifestyle. He plans on becoming a TLS certified coach in the near future. To him, marketing the system will be easy as he is a walking testimonial that TLS works!
By Hannah Callaway and the TLS Team
When you’ve become accustomed to healthy eating, parties and other social events can be daunting. What will I eat? Will healthy options be served? Will I break my nutritional rules and regret it later? The next time someone asks you to bring a dish to a party, whip up a batch of these delicious, low GI appetizers. You’ll impress other guests and stay healthy at the same time!
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Spicy Crab Cucumber Cups
· 3 cucumbers, peeled
· ¼ c light sour cream
· ¼ c fat free cream cheese, at room temperature
· ¾ c crab meat, excess water removed
· 1 t hot pepper sauce
· 1 t brown mustard
· Salt & pepper to taste
· 1 T minced green onion
Cut cucumbers into 2 inch slices. Use a melon baller to scoop out most of the inside. In a bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, meat, hot pepper sauce, mustard, salt, and pepper. Fill each cup with the dip and keep refrigerated until serving. Right before serving, top with minced green onion and paprika.
By Hannah Callaway and the TLS Team
Did you enjoy our first installment of the low GI alphabet? Here we are to share with you letters F through J…
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Most types of fresh fish only rank at around a 7 on the Glycemic Index. They also include a high amount of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Bake, grill, or pan fry your fish for the healthiest meal. This sitelists various cooking times for different types of fish.
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Grapes are an easy low GI snack. Do you prefer red or green? Regular or seedless? Wash them off and eat them straight out of the bag or place them on a skewer and freeze them for a yummy treat during warm months.
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Honeydews are great for a simple fruit salad or side dish, but we really love this recipe for cucumber melon soup. It is served chilled and is perfect during warm summer months. Best of all… it is low GI!
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Yes, we know that ice isn’t technically a food! However, there are lots of fun things you can do with ice if you want to make your own ice cubes. Freeze water with mint, blueberries, lemon, or even bits of orange to add some zing to sparkling water or lemonade.
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Here’s a tip for you: This root (yes, root!) is pronounced HICK-ah-ma. It looks very similar to a turnip and is often served with Mexican dishes. It is completely fat free and is a great base for a salad. You can also use jicama like a potato and try your hand at making homefries.
Next up: Letters K through O!