Fad diets, calorie counting, infomercial diet scams… There are a number of unproven diet methods that people will try in order to slim down. A majority of them produce no results at all, or temporary results that immediately fade when the person resumes their usual habits. The only tried and true method of eating to lose weight is to emulate what people in their element have been doing for thousands of years: eating natural foods in controlled portions.
A truly balanced diet can be hard to conceive in a world of fast-food, processed meals and preservatives, but reevaluating our personal food habits is actually completely manageable. There is ample reading material on what a balanced diet looks like, and how it can help a person lose weight. Natural foods are good for our health on many levels. They promote a proper intake of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, probiotics, healthy proteins and good carbohydrates. They help all our organs function better to facilitate weight loss and healthy weight management.
A natural diet is one made up of unaltered foods that come from nature, such as fruits, nuts, vegetables and animals, although some people prefer not to use animals as a food source. Every meal should consist of a large portion of vegetables, and smaller portions of healthy protein, good carbohydrates and fruits. A healthy protein may be a piece of fish or turkey breast. Vegetables can be served raw in a salad or cooked in water or olive oil. Fruit is simply a beneficial source of natural sugars and fibers, and good carbohydrates such as potatoes have health benefits as well. These foods should be supplemented with other beneficial edibles, such as yogurt for probiotics or herbs for medicinal qualities.
Taking into account portion control and proper meal scheduling, these methods are the best dietary ways of losing weight.