I am by no means an expert at this as I had lost 20 pounds then gained it back, well until now. The first month on my new eating style I lost a pound a week, in the last 2 weeks I have lost 2 pounds a week. I am eating whole and quite a bit of raw foods. The best part is that I never feel totally hungry. I have also limited my intake of carbs by cutting out White potatoes, sweet corn, breads, grains, flours (except buckwheat, but that has no gluten) and refined sugars or processed foods of any kind. I also have incorporated into my diet healthy fats (butter, coconut oil) and more seeds (flax seed, almond, sunflower) and limited my dairy to maybe a serving or two a day.
What I am on is the primal diet or lifestyle. It is working for me but every body reacts differently. A web side that has been helpful for me is "Marks Daily Apple" but I can't remember if it .org or .com. I appreciate this way of eating because I love meat (organic), eggs and most veggies. My supper last night consisted of a large salad with chopped onion/celery/carrots, some broccoli sprouts, sunflower seeds, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. For my protein I added about 2 1/2 oz. of roasted chicken. Then your dressing (1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp.) but check the ingredients to see if it is healthy and clean.
The outcome: It was fantastic; I was full and satisfied for the rest of the evening.
Sometimes I only eat twice a day and only when I start to feel hungry. I have just started cooking fresh fish (cod, halibut, talapia, etc) in coconut oil and sprinkling lightly with lemon pepper for my protein and a salad.
I find that the longer that I am on this the less I crave sugars...once in a while but not as bad as I used to. Remember it takes time for your body to not crave what it has become addicted to so be gentle. Each time I eat my whole foods I remind myself what a miracle my body is and I honor it by providing healthy fuels.
When I get a craving for processed foods and sweets I remind myself what poisons are actually in those foods (I have posted a few blogs on this subject). I used to believe that food and my cravings controlled me. But I know that isn't true, now. If you are interested in reading material that has helped me along this path let me know and I will try to pull together some material for you to look up or order.
This is just my way, the way that I found that has finally worked for me...so take that into account as you read through other ideas. My next door neighbor swears by Weight Watchers and is now on maintenance after 6 months. The secret is finding the one eating lifestyle that works for YOU! Good luck, my friend. Let us know how you are doing, we are all here to offer support. Julia
Edited by: JULIAJEAN2 at: 4/12/2012 (11:02)
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