It is best to have a variety of all the food groups. For those that are meat eaters, a couple of good sources of protein are from organic free-range chicken and fish.

There is so much misconception in our society having people believe that you cannot get protein in your diet without eating meat.  This is untrue. You can absolutely obtain a good amount of protein from green leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, nut butters, grains and even fruit. Yes, who would have thought fruit, right?

A few examples of the above-mentioned are below:

Green leafy vegetables: Kale, Collards, and Spinach

Vegetables: Artichokes, Sweet Potato, and Broccoli

Seeds: Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds, and Chia Seeds

Nuts: Almonds, Cashews, and Pistachios

Nut Butters: Raw Almond Butter, Raw Cashew Butter, and Raw Sunflower Seed Butter

Fruit:  Strawberries, Navel Oranges and Watermelon

Grain: Quinoa, Barley and Raw Oats

Most of all, it is important to support a well-balanced diet with regular exercise and plenty of water (with a splash of ½ a lemon).  Exercise can be a quick stroll in the park at a brisk pace or another type of cardio for at least 30 minutes most days of the week, and lifting weights.

Your ultimate mission? Realize that taking care of your body is truly a way of life…not a “diet”.  When you are able to recondition your mind, the rest will follow in terms of losing weight and feeling amazing!!

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