As I promised yesterday, here is the list of Dr. Allie’s weight loss recommendations. You can bet that this will be up on my refrigerator right after I finish typing it in to share with you!
- No starches, sugars, carbs – cereal, break, bagels, rolls, pasta, rice potatoes, sweets, baked goods. No processed foods! Nothing out of a box or bag. Only eat foods that were alive – plants and healthy animals.
- Fruits, vegetables, eggs, chicken, fish, turkey, salad, nuts, seeds, yogurt, beans, lentils, olive oil, tea, berries. Hot peppers and spices!
- Eat breakfast. Eggs, berries, Greek yogurt, bananas, almonds, pumpkin seeds, oats. Best bread is Ezekiel Sprouted Bread.
- Drink plenty of water and tea. No soda, juice, milk. No diet soda.
- No 1-2 big meals daily. Must eat small meal every 3-4 hours.
- Nothing after 6-7PM. No bedtime or midnight snacks.
- Baked, no fried. No greasy, fast food.
- Snacks – almonds/walnuts, carrots, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, apple.
- No sauce, dressing, ketchup, butter. Instead use cinnamon/turmeric.
- Sleep enough – over 7 hrs is best.
- Take Vitamin D3 2000 units, fish oil and probiotics daily.
- Must exercise at least 30 minutes daily. Both walking and weights. Must be intense, and you must sweat. Not just walking on treadmill while reading or watching TV.
- For weight loss – best time to exercise is in morning, before breakfast.
- Also you should walk daily after eating dinner.
- Every time you put something in your mouth, as yourself: “Is this going to help me reach my goals?”
That is the list that the doctor gave me yesterday. The list differs just a little from what I did when I successfully lost the weight before; but, it doesn’t differ that much. (Still, I will be asking him about sweet potatoes, oatmeal and peanuts, which do not appear on his list but which I ate in portion controlled ways during The Great Reduction.) I can tell you from experience that this stuff works. It’s not fancy; it’s not glamorous; and, it’s not immediate. However, it is a healthful, sane approach and it does work.
And, if you’re going to live the next six months anyway, why not give this a go and live those months a little (or maybe even a lot) more healthfully?