If you have lost your waistline, your waist-to-hip ratio or your waist is in between, you may want to try something a little more unconventional: cutting down on your protein intake.
You could try cutting back on your meat intake, or you could try eating more vegetables and fruits.
Some experts recommend people cut down on their meat intake and eat more plant-based foods.
Here are a few tips to help you decide.
Ask yourself, “Are there any negatives that I can do to my diet?”
Some of the downsides to eating a more plant based diet include: a.
Increased chance of heart disease, diabetes and other health problems.
Increased risk of getting cancer.
Increased risks of developing colon and prostate cancer.
Increased likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Increased possibility of developing type 2 diabetes with associated cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart disease and other conditions.
Increased chances of developing obesity and/or high blood pressure.
Increased susceptibility to developing certain cancers.
Increased incidence of certain cancers, including some cancers caused by certain genetic mutations.
Increased prevalence of certain forms of cancer.
Increased occurrence of certain types of cancer in people with certain genetic conditions.
Increased rates of certain illnesses, including obesity, high blood sugar, certain cancers and certain autoimmune conditions.
Increased frequency of certain medical conditions.
Increased body fat percentage and risk of developing certain types or types of cancers.
Increased number of hours of sleep per night and a higher risk of diabetes, heart attacks and stroke.
Increased rate of obesity and obesity-related illnesses.
Increased levels of certain medications, such as some antibiotics, certain anti-inflammatories and certain antihypertensives.
Increased consumption of saturated fats, added sugars, trans fats, sodium, cholesterol, alcohol and trans-fats.
Increased intake of red meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products and processed foods.
Increased intakes of sodium, calcium, vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals.
V. Increased availability of energy and protein sources.
Increased exposure to toxic chemicals.
Increased usage of pharmaceuticals and drugs, including the use of over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Increased amounts of sugar and refined grains, added sugar, sugary drinks, refined salt and other artificial sweeteners.
Increased use of antibiotics, including fluoroquinolones and other drugs for the treatment of antibiotic-associated infections, including antibiotic-resistant infections.
If you are in your 20s or 30s, consider cutting back or eliminating the foods you like.
Some people may be uncomfortable eating processed foods and are open to a reduction in their intake of the foods they enjoy.
But others are less sensitive to the taste of processed foods, and may find it difficult to eat foods that are bland or overly sweet.
There are a number of reasons why people may feel uncomfortable with processed foods: a) Some people feel uncomfortable eating too much fat, sugar, salt and salt-sweetened beverages.
b) Some may be sensitive to artificial sweetener, flavorings and colors, especially those found in processed foods that they may not like.
c) Some find that some foods are too fatty, salty or too sweet.
d) Some foods may have too much salt, fat or other flavorings.
e) Some food products may contain additives that are not listed on the label, or that are less healthful than what is listed on their label.
f) Some processed foods are made with preservatives, chemicals, preservatives that may not be listed on its label.
If the foods on your plate contain added sugars or fat, reduce those.
If those foods contain added sugar or fat or contain artificial flavors, decrease those as well.
For example, if you have a bowl of chips with a lot of chips, reduce the number of chips on the plate by half.
Some of these foods include: chips, ice cream, chips and pretzels, chips at the counter, crackers, chips in the box, chips with chips, chips-in-a-can, chips, candy and chips, cookies, chocolate, cracker mixes, chips dipped in milk, chips baked with cocoa powder, chips coated with peanut butter, chips on ice, chips cookies and chips.
If your diet is based on refined grains and sugary foods, consider reducing those as much as possible.
There is a lot that we can learn from the way people eat and what they eat.
So, here are some suggestions: a.)
Some grains and processed snacks that people often recommend to reduce their intake are refined grains such as corn, wheat, rice, sorghum, barley and buckwheat.
These grains and snacks may be less healthy, and the added sugars and fat may increase your risk of some diseases.