One of the most exciting things about starting a new eating journey is the thought of losing weight and getting healthy. While any whole food path that you choose will help you to get healthy, finding a path that will help you lose weight can sometimes be more complicated. Many times the simple act of making better food choices is enough to begin to lose weight, so many whole food eaters will see weight loss with little effort. But that isn’t true for everyone, there are those people who will still need to make a bit of extra effort in order to see weight loss while they are eating whole.
But the good news is that with a few adjustments, anyone can lose weight while eating whole foods.
The first thing you will want to do is get a journal. Only a journal will be able to give you an accurate account of what you are taking in and how those foods are making you feel. So let’s say that you have been eating whole foods for awhile but you are not losing weight, after journaling for a few weeks you might find that you have been eating a lot of sweet foods like honey and bananas. Even though these foods are healthy, they are still natural sweeteners, so eating them in abundance may inhibit your ability to lose weight.
After you are able to take inventory of what you have eaten for a few weeks, start looking for ways that you can be stricter with your food choices. A good place to start here would be looking at something like the Whole30 program. While this program is very close to the popular paleo diet, it is also more strict than the typical paleo diet. The Whole30 is designed to help you to give your body a reset and after doing so you will be able to add foods back into your everyday life and get a true understanding of how these foods effect your body.
If the Whole30 program is more strict than you would like, you can start by looking at whole foods that are rich in hydration and fiber. Foods that fit into this category will help you to naturally start cleaning out your system.
One of the most exciting things about starting a whole foods journey is the thought of being able to lose weight effortlessly. While it is true that many people begin to see a difference just by starting to eat whole, that isn’t true for everyone. But it is important to remember that you are not doing anything wrong and you are not the only one who hasn’t lost weight right away. We are all different, and if you are having trouble losing weight while eating whole it simply means that you need to re-evaluate the steps you are taking on your whole food path.