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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Weight

Fats and carbohydrates are your enemies. They supply more energy than one can use, so you store them. Like a camel prepared for dry days ahead, you acquire mounds of stored-up material. The only difference is, the “dry” days never come: there is always more food around than the energy output requires. So your mounds grow and grow.

Many overweight people are undernourished. They are so hung up on sweets and starches that they build mounds of fat while they starve their bones, tissues, blood, and vital organs of replacement proteins, minerals, and other critically needed nutrients.

Fill your belly with protein foods and high mineral and vitamin content foods instead of fats and carbohydrates; then watch the fat melt away as your posture improves, your profile slims, and your gait quickens.

You’re within 10 steps of freedom and never having to go on a diet again. They are so very easy, especially compared to dieting, that you will wonder why the word is still in the dictionary. These 10 steps are:

  1. Switch to high protein, low (complex) carbohydrate, low (unsaturated) fat foods.
  2. Consult with your physician about your plans, soliciting his counsel and assistance.
  3. Set a goal for your new profile in weight and/or measurements.
  4. Turn on your awareness about food, your attitude toward it, your enjoyment of it.
  5. Identify the circumstances and emotional causes or events which trigger false hunger or appetite within you.
  6. Think clearly and soundly… then write about yourself, your problems, and the solutions.
  7. Develop the skill of attaining a deep state of relaxation of body and mind.
  8. Program yourself while relaxed for following your food guide, responding more positively, improving your self image, and reaching your goal.
  9. Engage in more physical activity and exercise.
  10. Shift to the maintenance program when you achieve your goal.

Here are your best foods:

  • Beef
  • Veal
  • Lamb
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Seafood
  • Salad
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Some cheeses

Yes, Yes Foods:

  • Clear broth and bouillon (like clam, chicken, beef, etc.)
  • Soups without fat or starchy thickeners.
  • Horseradish, mustard, onion (powder or dried flakes), catsup.
  • Artificial sweeteners (e.g. saccharin), salt substitutes.
  • Soy sauce, A-1 sauce, L’Escoffier sauce, etc.
  • All seasonings, spices and condiments.

NO! NO! Foods:

  • Alcoholic beverages including beer and wine, until you are ready for your maintenance program.
  • Duck, goose, bacon, pork (except lean chops), hot dogs, smoked meats, fat in any meat, sausage, bologna and similar cold cut meats. Only small portions of liver.
  • Fruits such as avocados, bananas, cherries, dates, dried fruits, fruits canned in syrup, grapes, raisins, apricots, apples, oranges and orange juice – other specified fruits are permitted on a one-portion-per-day basis.
  • Baked goods such as bread (one slice per day of whole, freshly-ground grain permitted if weight loss is at an acceptable rate), biscuits, cake, cereals (hot or cold), cookies, crackers, doughnuts, muffins, pancakes, pies, pretzels, rolls, spaghetti and other pastas, waffles.
  • Butter, creams (sweet or sour), cream cheese, margarine, mayonnaise, milk (whole or evaporated), yogurt, sauces made with flour or butter.
  • Candy, chocolate, cocoa, coconut, dessert toppings, honey, ices, sherbets, ice cream, sugar, syrup, jam, jelly, marmalade, similar snack foods.
  • Fried foods, French fries, potatoes, popcorn, potato chips.
  • Smoked fish, sardines.
  • Corn, rice, cornstarch.
  • Starchy vegetables like peas, lima beans, sweet potatoes.
  • Nuts, oils, peanuts, peanut butter.
  • Salt, salad dressings (except safflower oil and vinegar or low-calorie preparations).
  • Soft drinks (except low calorie type), cream soups, gravy.

You can put a big “C” or a big “F” opposite each of the “NO! NO!” items, flagging them as carbohydrate or fat.

 

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