The eating for life diet focuses on creating success by helping you eat the right foods at the right times. It also focuses on food amounts and food combinations. The diet focuses on percentages of food groups divided into six small meals in one day. The six small meals helps the metabolism stay at a good level. It’s most important to choose the right foods and to make sure that in a day, you eat 30% protein, 25% or less healthy fats, and 45% carbohydrates with a focus on whole grains. Here is a list of 10 foods that you can have on the eating for life diet.
Eating breast meat and avoiding the skin makes this a low-fat source of protein. You can cook it in water with a small amount of oil and lemon juice on low heat for a more tender and juicy experience.
2. Ground Turkey
You can find lean ground turkey that makes pasta dishes taste great. Add a little fresh rosemary or basil and cook in some water with a small amount of olive oil.
Fish is a fantastic source of protein and omega-3 nutrients. A small amount of slow cooked salmon in lemon juice and topped with some low-fat dressing or balsamic vinegar tastes great.
Eggs get a bad reputation but three a week are fine. If you’re worried about cholesterol, try using just the whites which you can separate yourself.
Oats are extremely versatile for cooking and for a morning meal. Try eating them raw mixed in with some plain yogurt and thawed frozen blueberries for a great breakfast.
This ancient Egyptian grain is a great replacement for white rice. It has a nutty taste and is a filling way to get some protein in your grain.
7. Whole Grain Bread
There are many whole grain breads to choose from. Look for one without added sugar or fructose. Spelt or buckwheat bread are excellent choices.
8. Brown Rice
A great way to eat brown rice is in a brown rice cake. These crunchy, low-fat snacks are great topped with light La Vache Qui Rit cheese and some smoked salmon, or topped with the next ingredient on this list.
9. Raw Almond Butter
Almond butter is an extremely healthy way to get fats and protein. Raw nut butters contain less of the free radicals that can come from heating up nuts.
10. Raw Almonds and Flax Seeds
Raw whole nuts are an excellent source of healthy fats and protein. Make sure to sprout your nuts and seeds so that your body can more easily absorb the protein.
11. Acai Berry Smoothie Packets
The acai berry is one of the superfoods since it is filled with fiber and antioxidants. You can buy it unsweetened and add some agave or Stevia if you’re really trying to cut down on glycemic spikes. Mixed with some plain yogurt, it’s great for breakfast.
12. Plain Low-fat Yogurt
Yogurt is a good way to get calcium and protein. The probiotics counteract any negative effects of the milk sugars and can help the body fight off harmful bacteria.