Take AIM’s natural whole-food supplements.
Avoid soda pop and other beverages high in sugars. Read the nutrition facts carefully.
Avoid fruit juices; eat fresh fruit.
Ask for salad dressing “on the side”, and use only small amounts of full-fat dressings.
Avoid food portions larger than your fist.
Choose foods that are steamed, broiled, baked, roasted, poached, or stir-fried, but not deep-fat fried.
Consume alcoholic beverages in moderation, if at all.
Cut back on added fats or oils in cooking or spreads.
Cut high-calorie foods like cheese and chocolate into smaller pieces and only eat a few pieces.
Don’t eat late at night.
Never skip breakfast.
Drink 8 oz of water before every meal.
Eat before you get too hungry. Stop eating when you are full.
Eat half your dessert or none at all.
Eat leaner red meat and poultry.
Every time you eat a meal, sit down, chew slowly, and pay attention to flavors and textures.
If main dishes are too big, choose an appetizer or a side dish instead. Share food, such as a main dish or dessert, with your dining partner.
Increase the fiber in your diet. Include several servings of whole grain food daily.
Replace high-saturated fat/high calorie seasonings with fresh herbs and spices.
Snack on fruits and vegetables.
Substitute vegetables for other ingredients in your sandwich.
Try a green salad instead of fries.
Reference: Silverman, C. N.D., Doctor’s Guide to Natural Weight Loss (www.homemademedicine.com)
used with permission of AIM International, Inc