Do you know the most important elements of a positive Post Chanukah Cleanse?
The First step is lots of water to stop the bloating from the extra salt, oil and sugar we indulged in over the holiday. Those foods create water retention in our bodies, a lot of that holiday weight is actually water bloating.
The Second step is a lot of vegetables. Vegetables should always be the biggest volume element in our meals, so this makes perfect sense. Yet, some other post Chanukah benefits of vegetables is the fiber. The fiber comes to absorb cholesterol and push those leftovers through your digestive track and move foreward faster. That fiber also keeps you full, often we stretched our stomach a bit over the holidays using that volume to increase our veggie intake is turning a negative into a positive. In fact, for long term weight loss and maintenance you don't want to eat less, you want to replace a bit of the other food on your plate with double the veggies. So you increase fullness and satisfaction as you lose more and more weight.
The last step in using better carbohydrates. What's better? Is one bad? No all foods have a place in our lives but after doing a lot of treating, its time to #treatitnotcheatit to something that makes our body feel loved and nourished. #Nourishingfood
So how do fiber filled carbohydrates make our body feel loved? They give us long sustained energy to our muscles and brain, nourishing us. So how do you know if it is Fiber filled?
For every 100 Calories you want to see 3-5 g of fiber minimum.
For every 10g of carb on a label you need a minimum of 1 g of fiber
Always look to see more fiber than sugars.
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