Healthy Lifestyle Habits For Weight Loss
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third (35.7%) of U.S. adults are obese, putting them at greater risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer and stroke. Eating right and exercising isn’t always easy; between working at your job and taking care of your family, it can be hard to find time to take care for yourself. Fortunately, there is a simple, scientifically-proven solution just one click away: the CarpeVITA Healthy Diet. This plan offers more than dieting tips and healthy weight loss strategies; it shows how to achieve the happy, healthy lifestyle that we all need and deserve. Let’s take a look at what the CarpeVITA way of life has to offer.
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The key to a healthy diet is getting the right amount of O.P.A.L.S., or Vital Oils, Smart Proteins, Antioxidants, Low Toxicity, and Slowly Absorbed Glucose.
- Also known as good fats, vital oils, such as linoleic, linolenic, and oleic acid, are crucial for brain function, improving your memory, mood, and focus. Rather than wasting your money and risking your wellbeing on unhealthy, unnatural, processed foods full of trans fats, make nuts and seeds a regular part of your diet; they are an excellent and versatile source of good fats.
- Smart proteins have a wide range of important functions in maintaining physical and mental health, ranging from improving cognitive acuity to mitigating anxiety and stress levels. Avoid highly processed soy or whey proteins and opt for healthier sources, such as organic beans, all natural beef, and nuts and seeds.
- Antioxidants counteract the degenerative effects that free radicals can have on the mind and body, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, immune dysfunction, cataracts, macular degeneration, and Alzheimer’s disease. In order to ensure that you are getting the antioxidants your body needs to protect itself against these threats, look for foods containing beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, lycopene, manganese, zinc, and/or selenium. These foods include heart-healthy whole grains, organic tomatoes, and some meats, poultry and fish.
- Avoiding dangerous pollutants and chemicals is an important step in maintaining a low-toxicity diet. Pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics are common threats to our health that can be avoided by choosing to eat organic foods.
- Finally, adequate intake of slowly absorbed glucose contributes to enhanced learning, memory storage retrieval, conscious awareness, and mood, among other benefits. By avoiding moderately and rapidly absorbed glucose sources, such as candy, corn chips, and soda, and opting for foods that contain slowly absorbed glucose, such as steel cut oats, you can feel and look great in no time.
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Physical activity boasts a wide variety of incredibly important health benefits, yet only one in five U.S. adults get enough of it to ensure their wellbeing. According to the CDC, exercising regularly can help you lose weight, gain muscle, strengthen your bones, improve your mood, reduce health risks (including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and certain types of cancer), and increase your chances of living longer. Whether you’re eighteen years old or eighty years old, overweight or underweight, male or female, regular physical activity is vital to living a long, happy, and healthy life.
So remember, a diet full of O.P.A.L.S. and a physically active lifestyle will lead to a long, happy, and healthy life – that’s the CarpeVITA way!