I had worked out a healthy diet that would help me lose weight quickly. It worked. I lost 15 kilos. But then, I regained it. All of it. And I know exactly why. It was a perfect diet except for one thing: I had to execute it. And I was sick and tired of feeling hungry.
But now, I found a diet that seems to work without making me hungry.
I don’t want to drink or eat poison, drugs, fake/junk foods.
Eating should be pleasant, not like taking your prescriptions.
One should only eat foods that support one’s health.
I eat most strictly vegan and whole-wheat without junk food.
But, with all that, you can still gain weight or at least not lose any.
This is the trick I found now:
1. Eat mainly foods rich in fiber.
2. Eat lots of fatty stuff.
3. Don’t eat quick calories except a little as desert.
That’s it. I’ll give you a few details.
1. So: no white pasta, rice, flour produce. Easy quick calories that don’t support health. Instead: Foods that need chewing. There are plenty.
Try to avoid processed, refined, concentrated foods. For grape juice, put grapes trough the blender and drink it with all the pulp.
2. I don’t eat slices of whole-wheat bread like I used to. I first bake them in olive oil. Peanut butter on top. You’re stuffed for half a day at least.
There are lots of good fatty foods: Avocado. Nuts. Tofu. Dark chocolate. Olives (oil in salads. Coconut oil’s toxic? I feel sick after eating a lot of it.
3. Things like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and corn make you gain weight while you look at them. Eat a bit as dessert when you’re stuffed already.
When it’s very sweet, it’s only suitable when you’re stuffed as dessert.)
More complex doesn’t seem necessary. Works even without exercising.
It’s a bit counter-intuitive: want to lose fat, eat fat. But it seems to work.
My favorite drink is water. Some people dislike the taste. They could add a bit of apple vinegar or CO2 bubbles or some herbs perhaps.
I don’t know what happens if you add all kinds of junk or fake foods like Cola or meat, fish, eggs, milk, etc. to this diet. Maybe, it still holds?
(Rule of thumb: If stuff needs a lot of sugar, salt or spices, it’s junk.)
Only, mind you, even when you don’t have an appetite anymore, eat once a day enough good food. It should be your pleasure and pride.
One day a week (always the same day), you can eat whatever you want. Your body won’t be able to process this stuff it’s not used to.
Does this work for you too?
Start already now, before and on Passover. Please note: regular matzah is like white bread. This is particularly important for the Seder Evening with so much matzah to eat and in the Galut, where Jews have 2 Seders and 10-11 matzoth meals. But, whole-wheat or fiber-rich matzoth are the solution and also matzah shmurah is whole-wheat! Happy Holidays!