The Keys to Permanent Weight Control
What makes us grow heavy are diets centered on meats, dairy products, fried foods, and oils. Fat in foods adds all too easily to our own fat stores, and does not boost our calorie-burning mechanisms. Refined sugars and alcohol conspire against us, too. These foods give us lots of calories, without the complex carbohydrates and fiber that can help us stay slim.
Low-calorie dieting is no solution because it slows your metabolism and makes binges more likely. The answer for permanent weight control is, first, to build your diet from grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans. These foods are more powerful than any weight-loss diet. Most people can eat all they want, any time they want, and stay slim. If you really are overeating, you can help yourself overcome this, as many others have.
And don’t forget to take your body for a walk, a game of tennis, or a night on the dance floor. You’ll love the new you.
A Weight-Control Plan that Works
1.Build your menu from grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes, as detailed in Chapters 6 through 8.
2.Use generous amounts of rice, using the recipe.
3.Include generous amounts of vegetables, including raw vegetables, such as carrots, fresh greens, and cucumbers.
4.Eliminate all animal products.
5.Keep vegetable oils to a minimum.
6.Add regular physical activity to your routine. Start with a half-hour walk every day or one-hour walk three times a week, or substitute any equivalent activity.