Diet Tips

Ever wonder why you eat like a bird and still gain weight? Your metabolism is a fragile thing. Eating too little can damage your metabolic rate causing you to store most of what your eating. By keeping your body fed consistantly you can level your blood sugar and increase fat burning.

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Tips for weight loss to go along with your diet plan

There are 9 calories in 1 gram of fat, 4 calories in 1 gram of protein and 4 calories in 1 gram of carbohydrates.

 

  • Eat at least 5 times per day with smaller meals

  • Supplement with some type of fiber powder. 5-20g of fiber daily

  • Take digestive enzymes. Papaya, pineapple or other fruit enzyme after each meal throughout the day

  • Eat whole grains for more fiber and satiety (oats, whole wheat, brown rice, quinoa) (get up to 50-60 g of fiber per day)

  • Drink protien shakes for a substitiute snack

  • Reduce the amount of calories in a meal closer to bed time

  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated

  • Spicy food such as cayenne pepper helps burn fat by raising your body tempurature.

  • Taking L-carnitine 600mg-1200 mg per day burns more fat

  • Every 2-3 hours eat some form of protein (shrimp, chicken, fish, crab, pork tenderloin, quinoa)​

  • Taking CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) 2000mg per day helps burn fat, boosts metabolism, preserves lean muscle mass (Do Not combine with Chitosan)

  • Chitosan 500 -1000mg before meals helps reduce fat entering body (Do Not combine with CLA)

  • Prepare your meals for an entire day or couple of days to reduce the chance of eating something you should not

Acceptable food ingredients (ISSA recommends )
  • acetic acid

  • algin

  • alpha tocopherol

  • alpha tocopherol acetate

  • ammonium bicarbonate

  • ammonium compounds

  • ammonium phosphate

  • ammonium sulfate

  • annato

  • ascorbic acid

  • ascorbyl palmitate

  • beta carotene

  • biotin

  • calcium carbonate

  • calcium chloride

  • calcium citrate

  • calcium panthothenate

  • calcium phosphate

  • calcium sulfate

  • carmel color

  • carob bean gum

  • carrageenin

  • casein

  • cellulose in food

  • cellulose in supplements

  • cholecalciferol

  • choline bitartrate

  • choline chloride

  • citrates

  • citric acid

  • cobalamin

  • coconut oil

  • corn syrup

  • creme of tartar

  • cyanocobalamin

  • dextrose

  • egg albumin

  • ergocalciferol

  • ferrous gluconate

  • fructose

  • glucono delta lactone

  • gum acacia

  • gum arabica

  • guar gum

  • gum tragacanth

  • hydrolyzed proteininositol

  • inositol

  • karaya gum

  • lactalbumin

  • lecithin

  • locust bean gum

  • magnesium carbonate

  • malic acid

  • malto dextrin

  • mono and dyglycerides

  • niacin/ niacinamide

  • papain

  • pectin

  • potassium acid tartrate

  • potassium bicarbonate

  • potassium chloride

  • potassium iodide

  • pyrodoxine hydrochloride

  • riboflavin

  • sodium bicarbonate

  • sodium caseinate

  • soy protein isolate

  • tartaric acid

  • thiamin hydrochloride

  • thiamin mononitrate

  • tocopherols

  • tumeric

  • textured vegtable protein

  • vanillin

  • vegetable gums

  • vtamin a acetate

  • vitamin a palmitate

  • whey

  • xanthan gum

  • zinc compounds

Unacceptable food ingredients (ISSA does not recommend)
  • aerosol sprays (except nitrogen or carbon dioxide)

  • aspartame

  • artificial color

  • benzyl peroxide

  • (BHA) butylated hydroxanisole

  • (BHT) butylated hyroxytoluene

  • brominated vegtable oil

  • calcium disodium EDTA

  • calcium peroxide

  • calcium propionate

  • calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate

  • canthaxanthine

  • carmine

  • caustic soda

  • certified colors

  • cochineal

  • cyclamates

  • dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate

  • disodium guanylate

  • disodium insinate

  • ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

  • equal

  • FD&C colors

  • guanosine monophosphate

  • hydrogen peroxide in foods

  • lye

  • methyl/propyl paraben

  • methyl silicone

  • methylene chloride

  • modified food starch

  • monosodium glutamate (MSG)

  • nitrates

  • nitrites

  • nutrasweet

  • olestra

  • oxystearin

  • polysorbates

  • potassium bisulfite

  • potassium bromate

  • potassium sorbate

  • propyl gallate

  • propylene glycol

  • quinine

  • saccharin

  • simplesse

  • sodium aluminum phosphate

  • sodium benzoate

  • sodium bisulfite

  • sodium ferocyanide

  • sodium hyroxide

  • sodium nitrate

  • sodium nitrite

  • sodium pyrophospate

  • sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate

  • sorbic acid

  • stannous chloride

  • sulfur dioxide

  • sweet n low

  • yellow prussiate of soda