This article first appeared in mindbodygreen.com and is written by Katrina Love Senn On my weight loss healing journey, my starting place for radically transforming my health was to eat real foods, especially vegetables. Within a few weeks of eating real foods, especially protein-rich vegetables (in combination with other healthy protocols), I began to have more energy and to feel my excess weight release easily and naturally, even after years of trying. Best of all, I began to feel like…
Plant-based protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin sources. (except bread / molasses — might as well just eat meat — and ignore the thing about cholesterol ... there is heavy debate about whether dietary cholesterol causes heart disease or if it's sugar) @fiance9
"It is interesting to note that foods such as peas, green vegetables, and beans have more protein per calorie than meat. But what is not generally considered is that the foods richest in plant protein also are the foods richest in micronutrients-vitamins, minerals, fibers, bioflavonoids, & antioxidants."
It should at least have 4 types of food: carbs (carbohydrates), proteins, vegetables, and fruits. Be conscious about what types of foods to put in bento box when you are packing lunch. My children’s bento ratio is 4 : 2 : 1 : 1 (4 parts carbs : 2 parts protein : 1 part vegetables : 1 part fruits). I sometimes pack 2 parts of veggies inside the bento (skip fruit section) and prepare a separate container just for fruits.
So our task, once we have adjusted to the high protein diet, is to include plant carbohydrates as ingredients in our meal preparations; snacks when appropriate, and side dishes when possible. Learn more and get this cool AHA Infographic on the LivingAfterWLS Blog: http://livingafterwls.blogspot.com/2014/10/wls-fruits-and-vegetables-our-healthy.html