Slow-Carb Diet: Healthy Eating to Avoid Eating Disorders

There is a great obesity epidemic in the United States. There are 12 states with obesity prevalence of 30% or more. Genetics, age and medical problems are not in your control, but diet and eating habits can be monitored and changed. Losing weight with the “Slow Carb” diet helps you monitor what you are eating. Losing weight in a healthy manner is the best way to combat eating disorders. Guidance by a doctor or in a rehab center is advisable as well.

• High vs. low “GI” foods

o GI stands for Glycemic Index. It is the number that represents a food’s ability to increase glucose in the blood. It is responsible for regulating blood sugar and insulin. Low GI foods have plenty of fiber, lower blood pressure, and help us feel fuller longer. High GI foods have negative effects on hunger, concentration and mood levels.

• Quality over quantity

o Higher fiber foods leave you feeling fuller longer and you eat less over time. Concentrate more on the quality of the foods you eat rather than the quantity. The type of fat you eat is also more important than the amount.

• High GI foods lead to weight gain

o A study involving 120,877 Americans showed in a four-year period that participants who increased their consumption of French fries and chips gained more weight than those who eliminated those foods from their diet.

• How to lose 100 pounds on Slow Carb Diet

o If you have to ask, don’t eat it.

o Eat the same few meals over and over again, especially breakfast and lunch. You are just picking new default meals.

o Don’t drink your calories, especially in the form of fancy coffees.

o Limit fruit. The glucose from fruit increases weight gain. Substitute vegetables.

o Take one day off each week and eat what you want. This will allow you to have those sugary treats in limited quantities.

• Foods to consume

o Eggs, turkey, seafood, all non-starchy vegetables, oils, butter, herbs and spices.

• Banned foods

o Milk, milk products, soy products, fruit, potatoes, bread, grains, sugar, corn.

• Cheat Day helps you lose more weight

o One day of spiked calorie intake makes sure your metabolic rate doesn’t change from caloric restrictions.

Maintaining a healthy body weight for yourself is absolutely about your recovery from addiction. Doing your best to be healthy, to fuel your body with nutrient rich foods, enhances the way you feel and will push you further from wanting to relapse. I’m not suggesting this path is easy. I struggle with it myself. But the more I write about this for you, the more I find that I am willing to make tiny changes – and those changes add up to real results.

 

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