Eating healthy and losing weight go hand in hand. Being overweight is a common problem nowadays and we see many people struggling to lose weight. They try diets, gyms and bootcamps but somehow these methods often fail to deliver long-term weight loss success.

An essential aspect of losing weight is to control your eating habits. If you've substituted fast food for healthy food choices since childhood it can be very difficult to make permanent changes. Start with some minor changes that will allow you to practise eating healthy delicious foods.

If you can't completely avoid junky, fast food that is high in oil, sugars and sodium then try to incorporate some healthier choices. You can often find healthy substitutes for high calorie fatty or salty ingredients. For example, if you like to eat pizza then skipping certain toppings can make a huge difference. A pizza that uses low fat cheese will save you nearly 100 calories per slice. Choose thin crusts rather than thick bulky crusts filled with extra cheese. Skip the salami.

To be fit and healthy you should choose healthy foods whenever you can. Raw vegetables and fruits are very useful for weight loss. Raw fruits and vegetables give you those nutrients which are important for your body. Cooked foods lose up to 80% of their nutritional value and natural enzymes. Get into the habit of having natural fruits and vegetables daily and after only a week you will feel the difference. Go to the grocery store and buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Munch on small pieces of vegetables like carrot, zucchini and beans as snacks. Prepare a great salad using spinach, chard, romaine and few chopped nuts and vegetables. Fresh fruit is excellent for breakfast and as a snack between meals.

Only when you have strong interest in losing weight will you make the compromises necessary. With good exercise and healthy food you can lose weight.

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Trina Cleary is the editor of Growing Raw. More information about how to get a raw vegetable diet boost can be found at - Copyright: you may freely republish this article, provided the text, author credit, the active links and this copyright notice remain intact.