Step 4: 5 Simple Steps to Lose Weight Naturally and FAST!

Step 4

Add Greens.

Our bodies are very smart and send us signals to let us know when it’s time to eat and when it’s time to stop eating. If most of what we eat, though, is nutrient-poor processed foods, hunger never goes away because the body still hasn’t gotten what it needs—vital nutrients.

If you want to get the biggest bang for your buck and eliminate hunger altogether, try adding some green leafy vegetables to your diet.

Green vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants; they contain fiber, water and are low in calories. So while you get jammed packed nutrition, you also get fiber and water to give you a sense of fullness and satisfaction and read my posts on water and fiber to get their full list of benefits because it doesn’t stop there. You just can’t do better than leafy green vegetables. They rock!

Eating your greens is by far the best way to shed pounds and get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals.

Some of the many benefits of eating dark leafy greens are:

  • Blood purification
  • Cancer prevention
  • Improved circulation
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Promotion of healthy intestinal flora
  • Promotion of subtle, light and flexible energy
  • Lifted spirit and elimination of depression
  • Improved liver, gall bladder and kidney function
  • Cleared congestion, especially in lungs by reducing mucus

There are so many greens to choose from. Find greens that you love and eat them often. When you get bored with your favorites, be adventurous and try greens that you’ve never heard of before.

Broccoli is very popular among adults and children, so try to be creative and rotate between bok choy, napa cabbage, kale, collards, watercress, mustard greens, broccoli rabe, chickory, dandelion and other leafy greens.

Arugula, endive, chicory, lettuce, mesclun and wild greens are generally eaten raw, but can be eaten in any creative way you enjoy.

Spinach, Swiss chard and beet greens are high in oxalic acid, which depletes calcium from bones and teeth, so you’ll want to eat these in moderation. Cook these vegetables with something rich like tofu, seeds, nuts, beans, butter, or oil. This will help balance the effect of the oxalic acid.

Next week we’ll put it all together in simple 3 day sample meal plan to get you started on your path to natural weight loss.

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