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The Lazy People Diet
If you want to drop a few pounds, and eat better without expending a lot of effort maybe you need to follow the best diet for Lazy People.
As a registered dietitian Nancy Wilson often gets asked about easy ways to eat better or lose weight.
For example the celery question. Do you burn more calories chewing it than you take in?
The answer is that it is not a significant calorie savings.
Bottom line if you want to lose weight it has to do about the calories you take in and the calories you burn. As long as the amount of calories you are burning is more than what you are taking in then you should lose weight. One way to burn calories faster is with exercise.
Wilson says she also finds that a few basic principles would help a lot of people who want to make small changes and get big results. She recommends eating breakfast as a simple thing people can do. Also increasing fruits and vegetable intake is another big one thing she is always telling people.
That doesn't mean that if you are a person that doesn't want to spend a lot time making meals, or maybe you don't like to get off the couch a lot, that there aren't a few foods that are good if you are a lazy person so to speak. What these foods give you is the highest amount of nutritional value, for the fewest amount of calories. In other words, if I only want to add six healthy foods to my diet those would be:
- Something with soy. Such as burgers or edamame
- Legumes such as black beans or walnuts.
- Spinach or any leafy green is also a good pick.
- Greek yogurt.
The key thing is to keep serving sizes smaller for these foods and bigger for the fruits and veggies.
By the way if you are wondering about the best exercise for lazy people, most trainers suggest you start with walking.