Check out these 10 Commandments of Weight Loss!
1. You are what you eat.
• Your body is continuously making and renewing its cells.
• Cells influence the chemicals produced and required for proper brain
2. Food is a drug.
• Foods can affect your mood and energy levels.
• Foods high in carbohydrates can make you feel worse, just 30 minutes
• Foods high in protein can make you feel great, even hours after
3. Diet influences everything in your life.
• Your overall health.
• Your ability to think quickly and clearly.
• Your energy level.
• Your weight.
• Your appearance.
4. Society bombards us with bad messages about food
• Do you want a supersize meal, fries with your burger, bread first,
another drink, appetizer first, dessert?
• We reward ourselves with food, whether for positive or negative
activities in life.
5. Teens, young adults and the elderly have the worst diets.
• Food habits developed when young are hard to break and can
influence brain development.
Call Trimm-Way today and learn how brain foods can help you lose weight!
Food Allowed: 1 grapefruit, 3 eggs, 2 chicken breasts (women – 8 ounces, men – 14 ounces), unlimited asparagus
Avoid fats when cooking — use Pam, chicken broth, nonfat dressings and seasonings.
Drink 8 glasses of water during the day !!!
Breakfast: 1 egg and 1/2 grapefruit
Snack: 2 oz. chicken and asparagus
Lunch: 3 oz. chicken and asparagus (women)
6 oz. chicken and asparagus (men)
Snack: 1 or 2 eggs and all the asparagus you can eat [ you can save the second egg, for a snack later ]
Dinner: 3 oz. chicken and asparagus (women)
6 oz. chicken and asparagus (men)
Snack: 1/2 grapefruit
Keep a daily food diary.
Wait 5 minutes if you’re thinking of something to eat that’s off your diet. Instead, drink a glass of water.
If you’ve bought some food that you know is a tempting weight-gain diet-breaker for you (for example, peanut butter, dark chocolate), move it out to the garage, and make it to hard get to, so you won’t be so tempted. At least, store it out of sight, out of reach.
Do 5 minutes of exercise before you eat a meal, like jogging in place or wall push-ups, to speed up your metabolism.
If you’re at a plateau weight-wise despite efforts to diet and exercise, try adding 15-minute cardio sessions for a few evenings each week — this will speed up calorie burning throughout the night and into the next day.
Before you drink wine or a cocktail, drink a glass of water so you aren’t drinking because you’re thirsty.
Avoid eating starchy carbohydrates (bread, chips, popcorn, pasta, potato, rice) when having a cocktail or glass of wine, because the alcohol will speed up the conversion of the carbs to belly fat! Eat protein and vegies instead.
Detox is a popular word these days! Juices and smoothies can be used to boost your liver function. The liver is a hard working multi-tasker — give your liver the attention it deserves so it can function optimally, and try this recipe!
Karen’s Daily AM Smoothie:
1/2 large Fuji or other sweet apple (or a whole small apple)
2 stalks celery
1/3 cucumber, skin-on
1/4 red beet
1T chopped beet stems
1 slice lemon, peeled
1/2” slice of ginger root, peeled
3 mint leaves
1 handful (2 oz.) kale
1-1/2 cup water or more depending on desired consistency
(Note – This requires a high-powered blender like a VitaMix)
Cut fruit/vegies in chunks/pieces, put the bigger items into the blender first, adding the rest on top with the water, and pulse/blend/pulse/blend like crazy. Pause if your blender starts to overheat, and add water if it seems overwhelmed. Smoothie will be quite thick. Makes about 2 big glasses. Store leftovers in a mason jar in the refrigerator for the next day.
Look for the cleanest food on the menu. Select the lightest meat or fish, so that the added butter/sauce is not fat on top of fat.
Fish: Choose the shellfish or whitefish (at 400 calories/lb.) rather than salmon or trout (700-900 calories/lb.)
Meat: Choose the chicken breast (at 500 calories/lb.) rather than steak (filet mignon is 1,000 calories/lb.)
Onion soup (small bowl): 150 calories. But cheese on top makes it 350 calories, and with French bread it’s 420 calories
Escargot: 6 pieces w/ garlic butter is about 250 calories