For permanent weight loss and disease reversal, we have to eat more micronutrients and fewer calories. Most Americans are deficient in micronutrients and consume too many macronutrients (calories). Natural, colorful plant foods contain the largest assortment of micronutrients, including those anti-cancer phytochemicals.
Macronutrients = calories
Protein, Carbohydrates, Fat
Micronutrients = zero calories
Vitamins, Minerals, Phytochemcials
My research demonstrates that intake of high-nutrient plant food put people at their ideal weight, reverses disease, and decreases the desire to overeat and cravings.
This handy acronym stands for Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds, and these are the most health-promoting, anti-cancer superfoods on the planet. Make sure that you include these in your diet almost every day.
That means no snacking, even on foods that are listed under “Eat Liberally.” Eat only until you are satisfied, and stop before you are feeling full. Leave at least 13 hours between your last meal of the day and breakfast — this will give your body time to enter the catabolic (fat-burning) stage of digestion.
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Eat a large salad every day. Use lettuce and tomatoes, but don’t forget the raw cruciferous veggies shredded on top, plus onions, scallions, and of course a healthful dressing made with nuts and seeds. Follow the instructions in the infographic:
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It is important for you to recognize that your health and weight loss journey requires structure and commitment. As I stress in my book The End of Dieting, it is necessary for you to learn the critical core of knowledge in order to achieve long-term success. The Nutritarian diet’s ideal way of eating for optimal health is not the norm in our society, and food addiction can be powerful.
When you are armed with the right information, you have the best opportunity to resolve cravings, stop yo-yo dieting, and avoid emotional overeating. Reading the book (or books), and then enlisting the right support will aid in your enjoyment and success.
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