4. Your diet must consist of the basic's:
a. No sodas or pops, or soft drinks.
b. No bread of any kind.
c. No red meat, this stuff is poison.
d. No processed foods of any kind.
e. NO FAST FOOD EVER....
f. No sweets, with exception to dark chocolate.
g. No coffee or artificial stimulates of any kind.
h. No energy drinks.
i. No sugar or sweetener substitutes...
j. No microwave preheated ready to eat meals.
5. Try to limit the amount of food you eat to 2 or 3 meals a day. When you eat a meal it shouldn't fill you up for the day. Your last meal of the day should be a fruit, or vegetables, not meat.
6. Drink at least 1 - 2 liter’s a day of water. Start each day by drinking 16 ounces of water to speed up your metabolism, first thing in the morning. Do not eat, or drink anything after 7:00 p.m.... The only exception to this is to use a 4 - to - 6 oz. cup of water to take pills in the evening. If your medication requires you to eat before taking it, then do so before 7:00 p.m. in the evening.
7. Eat a high fiber diet. Fruits such as apples, grapes, berry’s, and oranges are good sources of fiber.
8. Reduce your protein intake of meats to half. This being chicken, turkey, and fish. Poultry should be boneless, no skin. Bake your food to retain vital nutrients, as opposed to boiling. Boiling over a hot oven can inhibit the release of vital vitamins, and minerals. Avoid using grease or cooking oil. Use olive oil, and water. Also use ground lean turkey meat, ground chicken, instead of cow (beef).
9. Vegetables should be all natural. Organic if you can find them. None of those store bought meals that are ready to eat.
10. Also get plenty of rest, and sleep when you need to. Your body is aware of the change. Your mind has to be aware also.
11. Only eat the foods that you cook. This is very hard to do. There are substitutions to this. When eating out only eat at places where you can actually see the menu first. Most importantly look at what’s in the food, how it is cooked, and is it in your diet plan of safe foods to eat.
12. GET UP AND MOVE EVERY DAY... NO EXCUSES... NO EXCEPTIONS... KEEP MOVING!
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36 Anti - Inflammatory Foods
Aids the body in fighting off inflammation, which is a major problem in most auto-immune diseases. Click To Read More
Nature has given us some incredible foods that can be used to help fight against autoimmune disease, or chronic inflammatory disorders. One of the major causes of inflammation in our bodies other than disease is the food we eat. The right foods can help solve some of the problems of inflammation. By eating such foods as those mentioned you can fight back against inflammation. Other foods that help fight inflammation are, walnuts, and tuna.
Turmeric - anti-inflammatory compound also known as, curcuma longa. Also to include garlic, cinnamon, and ginger for anti-inflammatory value. Salmon - one of the highest as an anti-inflammatory aid, with omega-3 fatty acids, sardines, halibut, mackerel, black cod, tuna, herring, and anchovies. Olive Oil - jam-packed with powerful antioxidants. Also good for cooking and baking. Water - has a minimum amount of anti-inflammatory power, along with green tea, and black tea. Best source to use when replenishing sore aching muscles.
Fennel – fennel bulb leaves can be used as an herb. Raw fennel is a good source of vitamin C, folate, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese iron, copper, and vitamin B3 (niacin). It is also an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.
Basil – vitamin A, magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, vitamin C. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, and stimulates cardiovascular health.
Ginger – magnesium, copper, potassium, manganese, and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine).
Coriander - known to be anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol lowering. Increases HDL (the "good" cholesterol). Coriander is a good source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron, and magnesium.
Sage – antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Sage has dietary fiber, vitamin A (carotenoid), calcium, and iron.
Thyme – vitamin K, iron, manganese, calcium, and dietary fiber.
Cloves – vitamin K, dietary fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Garlic – manganese, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin C, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B1 (thiamin), copper, and protein.
Mustard Seeds – selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, protein, vitamin B3 (niacin), and zinc. Known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Oregano – vitamin K, manganese, iron, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. The highest amount of antioxidant activity.
Cumin – iron, manganese. Also can promote healthy immune functions, good digestion. Good as a anti - inflammatory aide.
Dill - iron, manganese, and calcium. Could possibly help guard against free-radical damage, and has anti-bacterial properties.
Almonds – vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and phosphorus. Almonds have concentrated amounts of protein.
Sunflower Seeds – anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular benefits, lower cholesterol. Excellent source of vitamin E, linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), dietary fiber, protein, and minerals such as magnesium, and selenium.
Pumpkin Seeds - good source of the essential fatty acids, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, zinc, iron, and copper, protein, and vitamin K.
Flaxseeds – folate, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium, phosphorous, and copper, and lignan phytonutrients. Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as bone protection.
Peanuts – folic acid, vitamin B3 (niacin), folate, copper, manganese, and protein.
Cashews – high in antioxidants, and a very low fat content compared to other nuts; 75 percent of its fat is unsaturated fatty acids. Also have monounsaturated fats, copper, and a good source of magnesium and phosphorous.
Sesame Seeds – manganese, and copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, vitamin B1 (thiamin), zinc, dietary fiber, and powerful antioxidants called lignan, and help provide relief for rheumatoid arthritis, and support vascular respiratory health.
Walnuts – omega-3 essential fatty acids, manganese, and copper. Good source of healthy monounsaturated fats. Benefit your cardiovascular system. Aid in protecting bone health, and help prevent gallstones. Melatonin, which helps regulate sleep.
If you are eating the recommended daily amount of calories per day, and following your daily plan or fitness régime, your weight should vary between two to five pounds a day. You should also add in the amount of water you drink as well. Your calorie consumption should be between, 40 to 50 percent from carbohydrates, 30 percent from fat, and 20 to 30 percent from protein. Make it a daily practice to include carbohydrates, fat, protein, and fiber in each meal.
1. Adults average between 2,000 and 3,000 calories a day.
2. Women need fewer calories. This includes less active people.
3. Men need more calories. This includes more active people.
1. Based on the recommended daily amount for calorie consumption, an adult women should consume between 160 to 200 grams of carbohydrates a day.
2. Based on the recommended daily amount for calorie consumption, an adult man should consume between 240 to 300 grams of carbohydrates a day.
3. Reduce or cut out the amount of processed foods you eat.
4. Reduce or cut out the amount of wheat flour and sugar. This also includes bread. Avoid packaged snack foods.
5. Eat more whole grains like brown rice.
Protein Types (A)
A person with a protein dominant system craves salty, or fatty foods. This individual thrives on a high-protein diet, and doesn’t do well on vegetarian or low-fat diets.
1. Have energy extremes.
2. Can be very wired or lethargic.
3. Are anxious and edgy at times.
Carb Types (B)
A person with a carb dominant system is the exact opposite of the protein dominant type. Carb types function better on whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
1. Requires less protein.
2. Favors a vegetarian diet.
3. Tends to have a weaker appetite.
4. Has a craving for sweets.
Mixed Types (C)
A person with a mixed-type system craves sweet foods, carbs, and fatty salty foods. The mixed type has no major energy extremes, but their metabolism is balanced with, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. They tolerate low-fat, and high-fat proteins. Mixed types require equal portions of meats, dairy, fish, whole grains, legumes or other starches. Mixed types also need fruits, and vegetables each day.
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