“It’s not about counting calories, it’s about making calories count,” (Dr. Oz). Simply stated, choose foods that are in their simplest form and have required the least amount of transportation to get to you: i.e., fruits, vegetables, raw nuts, wild caught fish, grain-fed chicken and lean beef, complex grains. These foods have the highest amount of nutritional value from vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients, and assist the body in running better. Remember, our bodies are similar to a car’s gas tank; the better the “fuel,” the better your body will run and the better you will feel. Stay away from foods that are processed or prepared for you. Your body will thank you!
One final thought, be sure to drink enough water each and every day; at least one-half of your body weight in ounces (i.e., 130 pounds, drink at least 65 ounces of water). This number goes up when you exercise. Drinking plenty of cold, clear water is essential for your health and, in fact, your survival. Water is an important part of your daily function, including digestion and elimination, and acts as a great weight loss tool since it assists you in eating less. So drink up!