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system and it really eliminates sugar cravings
if you reg ul arly include it in your diet.
Macadamia nut oil and avocado oil are also
very good for your health because they are
high in monounsaturated fat. You can also
eat fattier cuts of meat like a leg of lamb,
lamb shanks and osso bucco, but ideally this
would be from grass-fed meat. If the animal
you eat ate grass , its fat is rel atively high in
omega 3 fats, compa red to grain-fed meat.
So please don’t be scared of eating fat; you
won’t lose weight any faster if you cut out
all fat; instead you’re more likely to binge on
ca rbs and sugar a s c ompensation.
4. Not enough vegetables
Vegetables are good for you for doz ens of
reason s; people who don’t eat vegetables are
at greater risk of just about every disease,
particularly cancer, heart disease and
Alzheimer’s disease. Vegetables are also a
va luable sourc e of fibre, a nd if you’re not
eating grains and cerea ls, you’ ll be relying
on vegetable s for fibre.
If you eat eggs for breakfast, please have
some vegetables with them. I usually cook
extra vegetable s for dinner and save some to
have with eggs the next morning. It make s
things faster and easier in the mornings.
When you eat a salad, please try to use a
wide va riety of different vegetable s. Most
people stick to the sa me fe w vegetables e very
day. That can get boring and it also means
you are re stricting your intake of nutrients.
How about c onsuming vegetables you
may never have tried or don’t eat reg ul arly,
such a s fennel, kohl rabi, endive, chicory,
beetroot, bitter melon, sug ar snap pe a s, etc .
Fresh herbs are a lso delicious in salads, such
a s ba sil, dill, coriander or watercres s.
5. Eating too often/too much food
A lot of my patients ask me about snacks.
What kind of foods they are a llowed to
snack on and how many snacks they should
have each day. I usually recommend not to
snack. If you are eating three dinner-type
meal s per day (protein with vegetables), you
a re probably not going to be hungry enough
to need to snack. Don’t snack just because
the clock tells you to, or you want a break
from your day. Please only snack if you are
feeling genuinely hungry.
It is normal to have the occasional
hungry day, those days when you feel more
hungry than usual and want to eat a lot
more. Maybe you feel hungrier because you
didn’t sleep well, or you have a cold or there
has been a cold snap in the weather, or you
are premenstrual. It is fine to eat more and
to snack on days like that, but you should
not need to snack every day, and please don’t
snack just to have a mental break or some
entertainment in your mouth.
Despite following all these g uidelines, I
know that sticking to a healthy eating plan
long term can be tough, particularly if you
have a substantial amount of weight to lose.
Sometimes a craving can feel over whelming,
and it can be difficult if you’re surrounded by
people who eat sugar and carbohydrate-rich
foods. In these situations it’s good to know
there are supplements that c an really help.
Chromium is a minera l that helps to
stabilise your blood sugar level. This is
important because if your blood sugar
become s unstable, you are more likely to
be hungry or crave sugar, e ven if you have
a full stomach. You are also more likely to
experience an energy crash in the afternoon,
feel hungrier in general and want to snack
in the evenings . Many people are deficient
in chromium and it’s not surprising, since
consuming ca rbohydrate -rich foods c ause s
you to lose more chromium in your urine.
Magnesium is also effective for healthy
blood sugar control, a nd it helps to reduc e
anxiety and tension, making it easier to stick
with a healthy diet.
These are some general guidelines, but
of course it is possible that a health problem
or hormona l problem is preventing you
from achieving weight loss re sults, a nd I
recommend you seek the advic e of a health
ca re practitioner for persona lised help in
Margaret Jasinska sees patients in Sydney at
the Dr Sandra Cabot clinic. See http://www.
drsandracabotclinics.com.au / for information.
‘Please don’t snack just to
have a mental break or some
entertainment in your mouth.’
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