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Diet Foods I’ll Never Eat After Losing Weight

I’m on a mission to lose 100 pounds gained from antidepressants and postpartum depression. So far, I’ve shaved off nearly 70 pounds (feel free to cheer!) To lose weight, I’ve obviously had to greatly amend my food intake. Some diet switches were easy and painless. I’ll keep eating even after I lose all the weight. Others I won’t touch ever again! Here’s my list of worst diet foods.

Diet salad dressing: Yuck and double yuck. I know I need some oil on my salad to make it digest better, or I would skip it altogether. And salad dressing does improve the taste. But most commercial reduced-fat dressings are acrid and bitter-tasting. On a maintenance diet, I’ll go back to eating the Marie’s Bleu Cheese I love, but I’ll use a lot less.

Tofu: I’m sorry, I know it’s good for me, but I don’t like tofu–not cooked, sautéed or raw. When I’m done dieting, I’m nixing tofu. I will continue to drink soy milk–I actually like the taste better than regular milk.

Diet sweeteners, syrup and jelly: While dieting, my solution is to avoid these almost completely. I use blue agave syrup or honey. Low-calorie artificial sweeteners like Splenda taste metallic and have a chemical after-taste. I’m going to add regular syrup for some things, but I’ll probably still skip jam and jelly.

Protein powder: No way, no how I’m going to keep using this when the weight’s off. I’ve tried every brand, every flavor and they all taste like wallpaper paste flavored with fruit lip gloss. I’m switching to kinds that taste better, even if they do have more calories.

Diet Foods I’ll Keep Eating: I’m used to fat free milk and yogurt and like them better than regular. Diet bread (35 calories a slice) is just as filling. Light butter and margarine, especially Olivo, Smart Balance and yogurt margarine are just as good. I’ll keep eating South Beach Diet 120-calorie fiber bars, too.

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Healthy Raw Food Diet Recipes

A diet of unprocessed, uncooked foods is the core of the raw food diet. The diet is used as a method of weight loss and detoxification. It is also used as a way to simply become healthier. Most raw food dieters have a diet that consists of 75%-80% raw food. Following the diet may take some adjustment at first, but the rewards are well worth it.

Avocado Salad

Ingredients:

4 Ripe Avocados

2 cucumbers

2 tomatoes

1 cup sliced red onion

2 teaspoons vinegar

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 lemon or lime

Sea Salt

Directions:

Cook and drain pasta. Cut vegetables and avocados. Mix them in a bowl. Sprinkle vinegar and freshly cut lemon (or lime) onto the salad. Salt to taste. Serve chilled.

Raspberry Lemonade

Ingredients:

One Lemon

1 cup fresh raspberries

2 teaspoons honey

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve chilled.

Avocado Dip

Ingredients:

2 Avocados

¼ cup spinach

½ cup chopped tomato

¼ cup red Onion

Sea Salt

Directions:

Finely chop spinach. Mash avocados and mix in spinach. Add chopped tomatoes. Add Red Onion Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Salt to taste.

Seared Salmon

Ingredients:

2 fillets salmon

¼ cup red onion

¼ cup green pepper

Sea salt

Directions:

Lightly sear both sides of the salmon. Sprinkle onions and green pepper onto the fillets. Salt to taste.

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Tips for a Raw Food Diet

The raw food movement has been a trending topic over the past few years. More and more people are choosing to become raw foodists/raw vegetarians/raw vegans due to its many health benefits. Raw foodists believe the way to preserve life is to feed the body "living" foods. The raw food diet consists of adhering to specific food choices which (a) contain no animal product, and (b) are in natural state, uncooked (heated at less than 40 Celsius/104 Fahrenheit, but no more than 46 Celsius/115 Fahrenheit), and unprocessed. Some raw foodists will indulge in sushi/sashimi (raw saltwater fish), and/or "dairy" products such as cheese, eggs, or mayonnaise if it is made for vegan consumption.

The most common raw food products are fresh and dried vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, sprouted seeds, whole grains, nuts, and legumes. Raw "superfoods" are those that contain an exceptionally high amount of nutrients. Spirulina, wheatgrass, hemp, and cacao seem to be the most popular.

A common method in raw foodism in juicing. Raw foodists tend to juice fruits and vegetables, along with their superfoods, grains, seeds and/or nuts, because it ensures a larger amount of fruit and vegetables per serving.

Since ready-made raw foods are not as plentiful as conventional foods, becoming/being a raw foodist, or simply incorporating raw foods into your current diet, can prove to be somewhat difficult. Some great (and delectable) brands of raw foods are:

Two Moms in the Raw – Raw sea crackers (try the Pesto!) and granola.
Go Raw – Raw cookies, chips, chocolate, granola, bars (try the Banana Bread!), and sprouts, such as sunflower, pumpkin, and flax seeds.
GT's Synergy and Organic Raw Kombucha – Living culture elixirs containing active enzymes, probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols. Guava Goddess is my personal favorite.
Living Nutz – A wide variety of flavored nuts such as Far East Curry Almonds, and Banana Bread Walnuts.
Artisana Nut Butters – Raw nut butters, including Almond, Cashew, Coconut and more.
EatRaw – Goji Berries, Agave Nectar, Cacao Nibs, Maca Root, just to name a few.

Raw food products such as those listed above are generally not available in most grocery stores, but major retailers such as Whole Foods carry a variety of these foodstuffs. Also, many neighborhood health food stores and co-ops also carry raw food goods.