This fall and winter, forgo your traditional overindulgent eating (or the alternative, extremely restricted meals) and instead embrace the foods that are GOOD for you and make you feel better. We’re really intrigued by the concept of eating for your type, namely, eat for your build.
Here are a few suggestions:
- If you gain weight in the middle, try foods that help reduce cortisol, one of the hormones responsible for weight-gain. Avocadoes are an excellent option- trying adding some avocado to a whole wheat wrap at lunch, or topping your mixed green salad with fresh avocado. You can also add avocado to a smoothie – just cut down on the other rich ingredients.
- If you are pear shaped, you want to stick to a low fat diet but emphasize calcium-rich foods, which have been linked to an increase in weight-loss. A good choice is kale and almond milk in a smoothie; or adding a full-fat dairy to an otherwise low-fat meal.
- If you feel bloated, try natural diuretics. Cooked onions are a good option, as are cucumbers. Try adding cucumbers to some water or slice them over your salad.
- Add some healthy nuts for holiday balance. Instead of diving into the dip or the salted nut bowl, bring your own mixed nuts (1/4 cup serving) and know that a diet rich in mixed nuts (including almonds, walnuts, and Brazil nuts), increases your vitamin E as well as L-arginine, which has been linked to an increase in weight-loss.