Counting calories just doesn't work because all calories are NOT created equal.
Instead, use the following 3 nutritional tips I've discovered in my search for the best eating plan (not a diet, a forever eating plan).
- Lower your sugar intake to 25 grams or less per day. This is not as easy as it sounds: sugar appears in just about every processed food. Pay attention to the sugar content of everything you eat.
- Lower your carb intake to only good carbs (no white rice, enriched wheat); six servings for a total of 120 grams per day. In fact, you may benefit from gluten-free food, especially if you have even a slight wheat allergy. Just be wary of sugar-laden gluten-free food.
- Increase your fiber consumption to 25 grams per day for women and 35 per day for men (less for adults over 50). Adding a fiber supplement low in sugar and without artificial sweeteners gives you a good start to reaching the daily fiber target.
The first two items will automatically help you lose at least 20 pounds in the first month. See www.lose20lbsin1mo.com to get a free ebook outlining the low sugar/low carb eating plan..
The increased fiber consumption aids digestion, conquers constipation, lowers blood sugar, and also helps you lose weight. This last item I recently discovered after suffering from a common lower bowel dysfunction. I wish I had started this one many years ago.