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Diet Basics to Lose a Lot of Weight

You have made the decision to get yourself in shape.  You have had enough with being uncomfortable and miserable.  If your goal is to lose a lot of weight or more, you will need to get your diet in check to be successful.  This is the case even if you need to lose a few pounds.  You will need to get a good handle on what foods you need to stay away from and how much of the good stuff to eat and when.  I will go over the basics here in this post.  I want to show you what has worked for me and many others losing weight.  Keep in mind I am not a nutritionist or fitness expert.  I am just an average person who found success with Beachbody workout programs and a healthy diet.  I have had to educate myself along the way and made my fair share of mistakes.  I want to help others that want to lose a lot of weight by sharing what I have learned.

no junkfood to lose 50 poundsThe first step, without a doubt, is to get all the junk out of the house. You need to open up the fridge, cabinets and proceed to clean house. Anything that is not good for you should find its way to the garbage can. What is considered bad for you?  Well to cover the basics let’s start with sugar, white flour and processed foods. Processed foods contain many additives and preservatives. Sugar is in a ton of things like soda, candy, snack cakes, most kid cereals and pop tarts to name a few. White processed flour is found in some of the same food items like snack cakes, pop tarts and can show its head in many other places. Many of the meat products available are processed and contain a ton of additives. Do yourself a favor and rid your house of these items now so that you are not tempted to snack on them later. It’s amazing how many items you will discover that are bad for you once you start looking closely.

After cleaning house you will need to restock with raw, whole foods that are organic when possible.  There several different opinions on what healthy eating is. Vegan and paleo diets are two examples but we won’t get into those here. We are looking for the basics to help you get your healthy lifestyle on the right path.  You basically want fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains.  When buying meat you should be looking for lean sources like fish, chicken, turkey, and egg whites.  I would even throw in lean cuts of beef from time to time.  Healthy fats can be found in nuts, advocado and olive oil.

healthy foods to lose 50 pounds

Now that you have all that healthy food, you should figure out how much of it to eat. You might be surprised by the amount of calories you need to fuel your metabolism.  We will go over that in a my post here. Basically you will figure out the total number of calories needed daily and spread that out over 5 smaller meals throughout the day.  Keep in mind that healthy clean food can cause you to gain weight too if you eat too much of it.

What I am sharing here is not rocket science or some complicated process.  You may have a good idea already of how to eat healthy but looking for the motivation to start.  I found that as I started seeing results I wanted to know more about healthy eating.  I hope you will feel the same.  So if you want to lose a lot of weight, get the junk out and make today the day you decide to start eating healthy for the rest of your life.

When looking for a healthy food options I recommend Shakeology.  You can use it in a 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse to jump start your weight loss or as a meal replacement to add to your healthy diet.  You can try a FREE Shakeology Sample and learn more.

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  1. This is a great article on how to lose the 50lbs…it is realistic and shows that you really care! Keep up the great work!

  2. Great practical advice!

  3. Great information, Blake! I’ve been saying for a week or so that I need to crack down on my own pantry and my own nutritional intake. Thanks for the kick in the pants!

  4. Great advice!! Keep it up!

  5. Hey Blake, the site’s looking good! Keep up the good work!

  6. There is no doubt in my mind after losing 65 pounds myself that eating whole and clean is the only way to go. I feel healthier, fitter and have a whole lot more energy throughout the day.

  7. I’m down 30 and used every one of your suggestions while losing mine. Great Great advice!

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