Wheat and Gluten Free Protein Weight Loss Plan - How to loose weight.
When I first became wheat and gluten free, after struggling for years with failing health, painful joints and depression, the weight started to move off. Add in exercise and more conscious food choices I not only feel better I look better too. I have more physical energy and am more mentally alert. Of course there are still challenges but there are way more successes. I regularly post these on my blog Finding Fiji at: http://lizamiles-theartofhealthandwellness.blogspot.ca/ .
This plan is for six weeks to detox your body, start the weight loss and fire up your metabolism. Toxic digestive systems cannot loose weight easily. Which is why oftentimes weight loss plans do not work when they are full of dairy, bad carbs or sugar contained in many "low fat" foods.
The diet I am suggesting here is to promote weight loss - it is wheat and gluten free and if you are not wheat or gluten sensitive then it will still work for you but you will be able to return to using those products later when you have completed the six week process. The diet is based on research by Dr. Hyman http://drhyman.com/blog/2011/09/02/ultra-simple-diet-challenge-video1/ who also offers various suggestions for kickstarting metabollism and strategies for weight loss with hypo-thyroid, which I also have.
This six week detox diet does not include any dairy - if you, like me are a cheeseaholic - I allow myself one serving of cheese per week.
Once of the mistakes that North Americans are most guilty of is the amount of food that is used per serving. Plates that are heaped, even with fruit and veggies are not healthy for us. Too mych food at one sitting impairs our body's ability to process and digest the food. Hence bloating, flatulence and fatigue. When I arrived in Canada from the UK I was shocked by the over-flowing plates that arrived in a restaurant. Sadly I got used to them and the pounds piled on pretty quickly!
There are also a lot of bad fillers used in pre-bought products so eating natural foods and making them from scratch is way better for you and will promote a healthier leaner you.
Meal Suggestions for Weight Loss
Breakfast: Make a shake with 1 serving protein powder 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil, 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1 cup filtered water OR 2 eggs cooked in 1tsp olive oil with non-starchy veggies and 1/2 cup berries
Lunch: 3oz protein such as chicken, shrimps or salmon. Add beans, or other non starchy vegetables, 15 almonds, walnuts or pecan halves. Make a dressing with 1tbs olive oil, balsamic vinegar and (optional) dijon mustard.
Dinner: 3oz protein - beef, hummus, turkey, eggs, etc. Grill, saute or broil peppers, tomatoes, broccoli or salad greens in 2 tbsp coconut or olive oil. Use 1 tbsp olive oil for dressing with vinegar for salad.
Snacks: 1/2 avocado with lemon juice, or 1/4 cup hummus or hard boiled egg with 1/2 tsp olive oil, salt and 1/2 minced dill pickle. Unlimited non starchy vegetables.
Drinks lots of water, green tea and try to avoid caffeine. Take 1 x multi vitamin, 1000mg vitamin D3 and a 1000 or 2000 fish oil supplement during the time you are on this weight loss programme.