What You Should Know
The Locally Grown Food Diet is not a published diet book or official website for some new diet craze. The diet is more of a choice to eat locally grown foods to support local farmers and live a healthier lifestyle. The details of the Locally Grown Food Diet change based on the area in which the dieter lives. In Florida, for instance, the dieter may eat more citrus fruits. In the Midwest, corn may be on the menu. No matter the local food selections, dieters will need to maintain correct portion sizing to lose weight. Portion control is a huge problem with effective weight loss dieting. No matter how healthy a food is, if it is eaten in excess it will cause weight gain. There is no exercise plan associated with the Locally Grown Food Diet. This means the dieter must find an appropriate exercise plan for weight loss and healthy living.
List of Ingredients
Consuming foods based on what is locally grown.
Dieters from across the United States are choosing to follow the Locally Grown Food Diet. Dieters can take a walk through a local grocery store and notice foods marked locally grown. Typically, the food must come within a short radius to qualify as locally grown. Dieters choose to purchase the locally grown foods in place of imported foods. Locally grown foods may be healthier as they are not typically treated with radiation to stop spoilage.
There are two ways of following the Locally Grown Food Diet. The first is to consume only foods that are locally grown. This method takes planning as many areas grow few foods in the winter months. During farming season, dieters would have to purchase locally grown foods and store them for later use. The other option is to purchase locally grown food when it is available as a healthy substitute for canned, frozen or processed foods.
- Locally grown foods may not be treated with chemicals.
- The diet is free to follow.
- The Locally Grown Food Diet may be expensive to follow.
- No clear guidelines for weight loss or exercise.
- Not all areas offer locally grown foods.
- Dieters may need to eat lean protein that is not local.
The Locally Grown Food Diet can consist of fruits, vegetables, meats and herbs. Dieters can choose one or all of these local products to include in the diet. Portion control will cause weight loss, not the fact that the foods are local. Dieters will need to plan for winter months if they want to continue the diet when produce cannot be produced locally. Exercise is an important part of any diet plan. Some dieters choose to start their own gardens as a means of exercise and food supply.