Should I Go Organic?

I was reading a magazine article at the dentist office a few weeks back that was talking about all the health benefits of organic food. It was not a very long article, so I ended up doing a little more research on the subject once I got home. That led me to learning about how there are a lot of additives and such in food that cause you to eat a lot more than you would if you were eating more natural foods.

Then that got me to wondering, will eating organic foods help me lose weight?

So, I looked on the web to see if I could find that information any where out there. Then I came across a great article on the subject on the Huffington Post website. The article is written by a real doctor and he says that he always tells his weight loss patients to eat organic foods. If you are interested in all the details, you can click to read the article. But the basic gist is that you get more nutrients from organic foods, which means that your body is more satisfied when you are eating them and thus you consume less food.  So that is a pretty interesting thing to learn right there.

With that in mind, I think that I will skip my usual way of losing weight, which is to buy up a lot of dieting foods like weight watchers meals and such. Instead, I will spend my money on food that is organic without a lot of processing and additives in it. Hopefully this will work exactly as the article mentions and I will end up getting more nutrients into my body, which will result in my body telling me that it is full so that I do not eat as much per meal.

At least, this is my plan unless anyone else out there can point me to a more recent article where doctors are saying that you won’t get a weight loss benefit from eating organic foods. But, if I find nothing like that, I plan on heading out to the local Trader Joe’s to do my grocery shopping this weekend. Hopefully I can find everything that I need there cause it is closer to my house than the Whole Foods.