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Lose 10 Pounds with a Healthy Weight Loss Diet

Updated on November 07, 2015
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Healthy Weight Loss

Most health professionals agree that losing just 5% to 7% of total body weight is not only beneficial for reducing diabetes and heart disease but it increases ones self-image tenfold. With a safe and organic "green" diet plan it can be easy to lose 10 pounds or more.

Losing weight begins with a plan as well as a commitment. Likewise, it is imperative that a diet strategy be healthy and easy to follow. Today researchers underline the importance of a healthy diet in order to maintain optimal health.

Furthermore, statistics show that a healthy diet can also help prevent obesity as well as high blood pressure, mental and behavioral disorders and high cholesterol.


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Tips on Healthy Weight Loss

To lose 10 pounds there are several tips that can be beneficial. One of the best organic green diet plans is as follows:

  • Make living and eating green a lifestyle
  • Establish a routine of healthy eating habits
  • Do not go grocery shopping when you are hungry
  • Don’t skip breakfast and eat two to three meals a day
  • Start a support group or friend that might want to join your plan
  • Invest in an organic cookbook for ideas or use Internet resources
  • Avoid foods that contain chemicals and preservatives, eat “green”
  • Avoid junk food like potatoes chips, candy bars or fast food products
  • Keep a log of what you eat and environments that trigger bad eating habits
  • Resort back to your plan and try not to be too hard on yourself when you fail
  • Focus on meals and eliminate mindless eating like eating while on the computer or television
  • Keep healthy snacks at hand such as fresh fruit, ready to serve vegetables, seeds and nuts, hummus dip or yogurt



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Weight Loss Can be Easy

Most anyone can lose 10 pounds simply by knowing what to eat. Moreover, a healthy organic green diet plan can be accomplished through the types of foods you choose as well as serving portions. The following are a few suggestions that can be valuable to your diet goals:

  • Do not overeat
  • Choose organic poultry or fish instead of red meat
  • When craving sugar try eating sweet fruits or frozen sorbet
  • Avoid frying foods instead either bake, broil, poach or steam
  • Try vegetarian meals like vegetarian chili or pizza, eggplant parmesan or vegetable minestrone
  • Avoid heavy cream sauces; try using herb vinaigrette or low fat cream sauces seasoned with herbs like basil
  • Exclude foods known to cause health issues like processed foods, salt, sugar, alcohol, fried foods, hydrogenated fat, carbonated beverages and foods high in nitrates
  • Eat more “green “foods that have high nutritional value such as fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, legumes, whole grains and minimal healthy fats


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Simple Weight Loss

It can be simple to lose 10 pounds with a fit for life diet. With basic guidelines and determination a goal of losing 5% to 7% total body fat is attainable. Along with a healthy diet it is also important to get daily exercise. A minimal of 20 minutes 5 days a week of exercise will not only improve cardiovascular health but also increase overall tone and weight loss. Equally, it is recommended to consult a healthcare professional before starting any exercise routine or diet.

The right food choices for losing weight and staying healthy are very important. A living "green" diet can not only jump start a diet but set you on a path of optimal health. Check out how to eat a green diet and also lose 10 pounds:

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      Karina 4 years ago from Edinburgh

      I enjoyed reading your article. It's so important to keep the healthy diet and exercise not only for the weight loss but for general well being. I like your advice not to go for grocery shopping when hungry, it does make a difference on spendings;) Voted up and useful!

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Thank you for your feedback and votes pringoooals. Yes it does make a difference on spending when you shop hungry. Also, when you shop and you are hungry everything looks good and one tends to buy junk food.

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      annerivendell 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Useful Hub, and so true. I lost 6lbs in three weeks by walking briskly for 30 minutes everyday, not eating between meals and drinking only water or herbal tea. Unfortunately I went on holiday for two weeks and have put it all back on! However, I'm starting again and if I can make it a habit, then holidays will not longer be a weight gain time. Voted up

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Hi Anne

      Thank you for such great input. Walking alone can do wonders, not only for weight but well being. I'd be lost without my daily walk. Glad to hear you are back on track. Keep up the good work!

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      Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Setting a weight loss goal of ten pounds is not real hard, a good, achievable goal even if you want to lose more. Once you've lost that 10 pounds, you'll be on the way! I lost 10 pounds just through exercise! Burn baby burn! I feel so much better and don't have to cut down on eating. Of course, I never eat carry-out food and very little processed food.

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Yeah Dolores, congrads! Yes, exercise alone can quickly shed pounds. To keep the weight off one only needs to change their lifestyle by eating healthy foods. Keep up the good work.

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Yeah Dolores, congrads! Yes, exercise alone can quickly shed pounds. To keep the weight off one only needs to change their lifestyle by eating healthy foods. Keep up the good work.

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      Nids 4 years ago from Province of Rizal, Philippines

      good and nice hub! this fits me. i need some diet! hehehe! thanks! voted up interesting!

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Hi iluvd0612

      Thanks for the vote. I am glad that you enjoyed the Hub

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      Shelley Watson 4 years ago

      A great list and marvellous advice. Thank you for this, voted up, interesting and useful.

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Hi Cyber Shelly

      Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I am glad that you found the article useful.

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      Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

      Great advice mecheshier. We all need reminding on how to eat properly, even when we think we do. I will follow your advice - up and interesting :)

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Thanks Emma. You are right. I need reminding from time to time as well. :-)

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Every single one of these tips is helpful. I find that eating healthy makes it easy to maintain my weight because the unhealthy options are off limits and there are limited food choices. I also feel satisfied because my body isn't devouring a lot of junk food searching for nutrients.Thanks for sharing these tips. Voted up!

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Hi healthylife2

      Thank you for such great feedback! Yes, unhealthy foods do tend to leave one drained. I find if you have a 'clean" diet then your body will crave what it needs.e.g. When I need oil in my diet I crave popcorn or fried potatoes. I've been a vegetarian for over 35 years. Wow, time sure flies. My diet hasn't always been perfect but you stated exactly how it is!.

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      10 pounds is an achievable goal, and losing it the way you recommend will allow you to do that in a healthy way. Voted up.

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      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Hi Millionaire Tips

      Thank you for the vote :-)

      Yes, and losing 10 pounds strikes enthusiasm, keeps the weight off and makes it easier to lose more, That is, if you need to lose and if you do it in a healthy way..

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      Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

      This was a good article. You covered all the target areas and included sound advice. On 1/6/2014, I wrote a detailed weight loss hub - diet included - and challenged readers to try it for a month. The hub gets good views but few comments. The month is up next week and alas, no one took me up on the offer. :( I have had very good results with the diet plan which covers most of the points you make in this hub. Voted up.

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      mecheshier 3 years ago

      Hi Mary McShane. Nice to see/hear from you again. I am sad that no one took you up on the offer. :-( I would, really. However, I am afraid I do not need to lose weight. I eat healthy and a lot I might add, plus I get plenty of exercise. I always tell people that if they hung out with me for a month (especially in the summer) they would lose at least 10 pounds.

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      Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

      LOL - that's so funny, because I tell people, spend a month with me at our house and you'll eat healthier. I haven't said they'd lose weight because I'm afraid they'd come back with "What, you'd starve us!" So I stick with they will be healthier for it. :)

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      mecheshier 3 years ago

      Yes, that is to funny Mary. I am also a vegetarian and I am sure that I would get the same response that you would.

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      Michelle Scoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thank you mecheshier your advice recharged me. I recently lost 10 pounds and am still working. At times I struggle getting to the gym and eating "green." But I try to that is the point. Voted up.

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      mecheshier 2 years ago

      Hi mdscoggins

      That is great news! I am glad that my article helped recharge you. Keep up the fabulous work..

      Thanks for the vote

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