Based on my own experiences, I have to agree with what the article says. I find that no matter what I eat, calories in (aka food eaten) minus calories out (aka exercise) ultimately translates to what I see on the scale. This is why I like the weight watchers point system so much. I do want to note, however, that I have found that when I fill my diet with natural foods like fruits and vegetables, instead of breads and other starchy or sugary foods, I generally end up eating a lot more food but a lot fewer calories during the day, ultimately leading to better numbers on the scale. So, eating more natural foods is win-win.
Here are a handful of links to some of my favorite all natural food finds and recipes that I leverage to keep full while keeping calories down:
Edamame: Edamame is high in protein, as well as vitamin A, vitamin C, Calcium and Iron. And, it is really easy to make at home!
Sesame Stir Fry: This carrot and asparagus (or broccoli) stir fry is delicious and really easy to make!
Cuties Oranges: I wrote about these recently. I actually eat 2-3 Cuties a day, since they make such a delicious and sweet snack!
Warm Cinnamon Apples: You can combine and cook apples and cinnamon to create a dessert/snack that tastes just like apple pie!
Broccoli in Spicy Orange Sauce: Broccoli is healthy because it is packed with nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Calcium and Fiber, and it is believed to help shield us from many diseases and conditions. The Broccoli in Spicy Orange Sauce recipe is very straightforward and provides you a great way to dress up your broccoli!
All Natural Popcorn: Who doesn't love popcorn. If you eat it without salt and butter, it is still delicious and, of course, much healthier!
Freeze Dried Fruit: Freeze dried fruit is so convenient since you can keep it with you in your car, bag, or desk. It is a yummy, crunchy snack.
Hummus: Hummus and whole wheat pita is a low calorie, healthy, high protein snack.
Fage Yogurt: Fage yogurt is thick, delicious, high in protein, and since it is yogurt, it helps improve digestion.
What is your favorite all natural treat?