Eating properly is extremely beneficial to your health and it will probably help you more than seeing a doctor or taking a lot of medications. DietDoctor.com is a great website to visit if you want to get started. If you just do the few simple things below you may well on your way to losing weight and feeling great.
First, don’t drink any sweetened drinks like Coke, Pepsi, Mt. Dew, sweet tea, fruit juice or Gatorade. Don’t drink them ever!
Cut down on all your starches: bread, biscuits, pasta, potatoes, rice, corn, beans (unless they are green). Starches turn to sugar and we eat way too much starch. If you need a number: aim for 100 grams/day of Carbohydrate. If you really want to get serious, you can follow the Keto plan and lower your carbohydrates to 20 grams/day but I would do a little research on that before you start.
The worst starch comes from refined (not whole-grain) wheat. Refined wheat is particularly bad for you because it has a high Glycemic Index which means that it will raise your blood sugar and insulin levels. Most breads, pasta, crackers, cookies and pizza are made from refined wheat, so they should be avoided. Foods packaged in a cardboard box are generally not good for you. Wheat also has gluten and a lot of people are sensitive to the ill effects of that protein.
Don’t eat margarine or other processed vegetable oils and don’t fry with vegetable oils, including Olive Oil. I repeat: don’t fry with Olive Oil. Eat Olive Oil raw.
There are a lot of foods that are good for you. I call them real food. You can eat natural fats and meats like eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage and fish, especially Salmon. You can eat nuts and almost all the colorful vegetables like you see in salads.
Olive Oil is an excellent source of good Omega-3 fats and you can put it on everything you want, but don’t cook with it.
If you eat right, you should not need snacks during the day. Quick meals for Americans constantly on the run can be things like Greek yogurt, hard boiled eggs, avocado, nuts and vegetables. Fruits are good but limit them to two servings per day. There is not practically a limit on your colorful vegetables.
Take a few vitamins: Vitamin D3 2,000units/day and Omega-3 Fish oils 3,000mg/day.
Again, the best resource I have found is DietDoctor.com.