For decades, we’ve been told that the best way to lose weight and improve your health is to go on a diet. But studies show that dieting may do more harm than good. Instead making a few simple changes to the way you eat could put you on the path to better health.

Here are 8 ways to ditch dieting and boost your overall health.

1. Eat gut-friendly foods. Consuming high fiber foods like oats, beans, lentils, brown rice, quinoa, nuts and vegetables keep your gut microbiome nourished and your digestion functioning optimally.
2. Ditch packaged foods. Ultra-processed foods can put you at risk for chronic diseases. Read your labels and choose foods with as few ingredients as possible. Look for foods with labels that include “minimally processed,” “grass-fed,” or “whole grain.”
3. Add healthy fats and protein to your plate. Eat foods like nuts, avocados, eggs, yogurt, and wild caught seafood.

Read more at (READ MORE)