Weight Loss 4 Carb Addicts Pt 15 - Keys to Good Nutrition & Tips to Eating Healthy Feast on Organic Whole Food
Posted May 15 2008 5:36pm
Weight Loss for Carb Addicts Pt 15
There's a lot of us out there,
CARBOHYDRATE ADDICTS, that is,
and losing weight is always a challenge for us.
Here's a secret I'd like to share with you that I used when I lost my 23+ pounds and no longer fit into my pants.
CARB ADDICT WEIGHT LOSS SECRET:
When you sit down to eat a meal, divide your plate into thirds.
One third, your favorite third, will of course, be CARBS! I'm talking starchy carbohydrates like pasta, brown rice, whole grain bread, potatoes, etc. Enjoy that one third of your plate because that's all the starchy carbs you'll get for the meal.
One third will be a protein food such as a healthy organic natural meat, organic raw cheese, peanut butter, etc.
One third of your plate will be fresh organic vegetables such as green beans, corn, broccoli, peas, etc. Remember, the best way to eat your vegetables is raw. However, if you feel you need to cook them, then the best way is to lightly steam them in spring water. No canned vegetables are allowed (they're dead food).
In addition to the three thirds on your plate, you also get to eat a fresh salad with each lunch and dinnermade from fresh, organic, raw greens and vegetables with a big squeeze of fresh lemon for your dressing (avoid salad dressings that are loaded with carbs) or you can make your own home made dressing with apple cider vinegar, virgin olive oil, and spring water.
Eating your meal in this way will help balance outthe carbs you're eating and keep your blood sugar from spiking.In other words, the veggies, salad, and protein will helpto offset the effects of 1/3 of your plate being carbs.In this way you will learn to limit your starchy carbsto just one third of your meal, which in turn willhelp you to lose weight.
No more sitting down to a huge bowl of pasta or rice or potatoes and pigging out on carbs. That will (or should I say "has" made) make you fat.
Carbs are good for your body IN MODERATION!
Carbs are good for your body when properly balanced out with equal amounts of greens, vegetables, protein, and salad.
Carbs are good for your body when you eat small portions of the right kinds of healthy whole food carbs such as brown rice, whole grain breads, organic potatoes, etc.
IF you will learn to apply this secret to your eating habits, no matter if you're eating at home or at a restaurant,
THEN you will enjoy the benefits of being able to enjoy at least a small portion of your favorite carbs each meal, while at the same time losing weight because you're eating them in the right proportions and amounts.
When I first learned this secret, I started planning ahead and looking forward to upcoming meals just to be able to enjoy my favorite carbs. For example, I planned on 1/3 plate of pasta on Monday, with the rest of my meal of course, and 1/3 plate of my favorite Persian rice on Tuesday, and 1/3 plate of my wife's homemade mashed potatoes on Wed., and 1/3 plate of fresh organic whole grain bread on Thurs.
In this way, I was not completely depriving myself of all of my favorite and beloved carbs. Instead, I was learning to space them out, eat them in proportion to vegetables and proteins, and keep everything in balance.
One final secret to remember:
Eat your whole meal in one hour or less. Don't let your meal continue on past an hour because if you do, a second round of insulin will kick in to your system and spike your blood sugar.
Carb addicts have a way of eating way too many carbs in one meal, at one sitting, which tends to kick in too much insulin, which in turn spikes their blood sugar, all of which eventually will start to set them up for some kind of diabetes condition.
My philosophy is this YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CARBS,AND EAT YOUR PROTEIN & VEGETABLES TOO!ALONG WITH A GOOD SIZE SALAD.
One final note. You can have as much salad as you want.
Also, if you're really still hungry after eating your complete meal and salad, you can have more carbs at that point, AS LONG AS you also eatequal size portions of more protein and more vegetables. In this way, everything is kept in proper proportion and nutritional balance that protects your health and your waist line.
Now that you know these secrets, GO AND PRACTICE THEM!
I learned these secrets from two carb addicts who were both grossly overweight and learned how to overcome their addiction. Their book is entitled,
"The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program," by Dr. Richard Heller and Dr. Rachael Heller.
I would recommend this book to all carb addicts who want to learn how to lose weight and take control of their health and weight and overcome their carbohydrate addiction.
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