It’s the new year and everyone is hoping to lose the extra five or ten pounds from the holiday season. As a holistic doctor, I have learned some awesome tricks to maintain your ideal weight.
The most important foods to eliminate are wheat, refined sugar and cow dairy (butter is allowed) Most people with weight control problems are allergic or have sensitivity to these foods, but notice, this is a very short list to eliminate. If eliminating these foods is challenging for you, it may be because these are the main foods you consume. Eliminating these three foods will do wonders in helping you to lose weight. Minimizing these foods will help you to maintain weight. With that said, rather than focusing on the foods and habits you must eliminate, turn your attention on the foods you enjoy that will support your healthy weight maintenance. Choose real food such as fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, nuts, brown rice, nut butters, lean grilled meat. Choose to drink mostly water if possible.
Adequate protein and good fats can virtually eliminate your unhealthy cravings. I recommend Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Protein powder. It is the ultimate raw superfood protein made from bio-fermented raw sprouted whole grain brown rice protein with a complete amino-acid profile for 98.2% assimilation. It is non-GMO and hypo-allergenic. The best part is that it is a very pleasant tasting protein powder you can mix in a shaker cup with water.
A great way to add good fats is recommended by the Bullet-Proof Executive. He recommends butter coffee (i.e. Bulletproof Coffee). Using a blender, you blend one cup of coffee with one tablespoon unsalted grass-fed cow butter and one tablespoon coconut oil. It’s healthy and delicious. He also has a great full fat Ice Cream recipe that my daughter LOVES.
For exercise, I recommend The Slow-Burn Fitness Revolution. It’s a thirty minute workout that you do once a week. For those of us who don’t love to workout, it’s the perfect solution for body maintenance.
Finally, my favorite tip for maintaining ideal weight is the far infrared sauna. You can purchase one for your home for about $1200 from Costco. By using your sauna for thirty minutes each day, you will effectively do a cardiovascular workout and burn 600-800 calories just relaxing in your sauna. An additional benefit is that you will also be releasing environmental toxins from your body through your skin as you sweat in the sauna. With consistent use of your sauna, you will increase your bodies efficiency through detoxification and you will support weight loss by burning calories.
By incorporating even just a few of these tips into your routine, you’ll feel great and maintain your weight.