Nutritional Tips

Healthy foods to incorporate into your diet and assist with weight loss:

Avocados
Great for raising HDL levels
Use in salads
Guacamole
Eat out of the shell with lemon juice and salt

Olive Oil and Seed Oils
Promotes heart health and helps control cholesterol
Use in place of margarine and butter
Contains no trans fatty acids

Fish and Skinless Poultry
Use in place of red meat as much as possible
Try and limit intake of red meat to once or twice a week
Salmon and Tuna are especially high in Omega 3 fatty acids

Green Leaf Lettuce
Use in place of head iceberg lettuce
Contains more vitamins and minerals

Fresh Fruits
The healthiest way to eat sugars
Contains vitamins and minerals
Facilitates the metabolism of sugar into energy instead of fat

Whole Grains (Brown Rice, Whole Grain Pasta, Whole Wheat Bread)
Rich in fiber
Promote a greater sense of fullness
Helps avoid constipation by improving intestinal function
Helps reduce risk of cancer
Helps to lower cholesterol

Yogurt (with live acidophilus cultures)
Helps avoid yeast infections
Helps promote healthy intestinal health

Natural Sweeteners
Use instead of sugar
Includes: Dried fruits, Honey, Molasses, Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar

Nuts
Nutritious source of energy
Rich in protein, minerals and vitamins
Very satiating
Avoid heavily salted nuts, especially if on low sodium diet

Legumes
High in protein, especially when combined with whole grains

Water
Increases Metabolism
Cleanses your system
Creates a sense of fullness