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Unformatted text preview: Home Background Books Articles Health Tips Events Health Practice Nutrition Children Resources Contact Weight Loss Diets & Healthy Eating Habits by Elson Haas, M.D. copyright 2007 Even though our habits and behavior around food, and specifically our relationship to food, is crucial to whether we can actually attain and maintain a healthy weight, there are several diets that can help us lower our weight and improve our health. Since our body and health is a result of our life, we can often make positive physical changes when we alter our diet. I have seen countless times this effect. When meat and potatoes guys begin a vegetarian diet, they will loss weight and fat; in the same way, overweight vegetarians and carbohydrate overeaters will get results eating a higher protein and vegetable-focused diet, minimizing their sugars and starches. The key is to make appropriate changes in your behavior and food choices, and then you will be much more likely to achieve the results you visualize for yourself. Specific diets for weight loss and/or weight maintenance include: The Fish-Poultry-Vegetable Diet The Whole Grain/Legume, Vegetarian Diet The Allergy-Rotation Diet (False Fat Diet) The Ideal Diet-The Haas Plan The Fish-Poultry-Green Vegetable Diet is a fairly healthy weight-loss diet that could be used safely for a couple months. Several pounds a week can be lost fairly easily with this diet even with only moderate activity. It includes seafood fresh ocean fish, tuna, shrimp, and trout; organic poultry; and green vegetables, both raw and cooked all to be eaten in the quantity desired (within reason, of course). One piece of fresh fruit and one or two cooked eggs daily are also suggested. This provides a pretty good balance, though it is fairly low in fiber. Some bran and/or psyllium can be used to support bowel function. Salad dressing should be limited to one or two tablespoons of vegetable oil daily, such as olive, with some fresh lemon juice or vinegar. If no oils are used, an essential fatty acid supplement should be added. Herbal teas and/or spring or filtered water are the main fluids. Some clear soup broths are fine. Daily fluid intake should be 8 to 10 glasses (8 oz.), with two glasses being drunk first thing in the morning and 30-60 minutes before meals. A general multivitamin-mineral should also be taken daily for health insurance. The Complex Carbohydrate Program has benn less popular in recent protein-focused weight loss...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course AXIA COLLE CRT205 taught by Professor Andrew during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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