from BestlifeNow at www.43things.com

There are 14 “superfoods” that each are part of a family of that type of food. They are: Beans, blueberries, broccoli, oats, oranges, pumpkin, salmon, soy, spinich, tea, tomatoes, turkey, walnuts, and yogurt. As I mentioned each of these has counterparts that have the same benefits (ie, chicken is in the turkey family, tuna is in the salmon family, almonds are in the walnut family, etc.). Basically if it is the same color (in the case of fruits and veggies), it’s probably in the same family. These foods are considered “superfoods” because of they are whole foods (no foreign substances from food processing which can make you fat) and they have the most nutritional value in their group. If you can eat from eat from these groups each day (try to mix it up because it’s very hard to eat from all of them each day), you will set the conditions for consistant weight loss. It’s A LOT easier to NOT ingest excess calories than it is to burn them off!!! Finally, exercise. It is important to get plenty of exercise. Walking, running if you can, stationary (or real) bike riding and weight training. Weight training is important because it builds a little bit of muscle which will burn fat. Specific exercises aren’t as important as intensity. Work hard and do a variety of exercises with a cardio exercise at least three times a week for at least 30 minutes. Good luck!

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