By: Sue Pasqual
Not once in all my years of working in health and nutrition have I ever met someone who said: “I want to lose weight as slow as possible”. With 2020 in full swing, there’s so many people want to lose weight and feel great sooner rather than later. That’s why we have our aggressive meal plans! Of course, they can be hard to navigate, so here’s our top tips for navigating Rapid Results and Fat Shredder.
Focus on Quality
First and foremost, it is vital for every person looking to manage their weight to understand that they need a balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in their daily diets. Those three are the macronutrients that we all need to survive. Having said that, our plans (especially Rapid Results and Fat Shredder) focus on getting our carbohydrates from foods like fruits and vegetables instead of grains. Typically, swapping grains for lean protein and vegetables will help you reach your goals a little faster.
Make Sure You Get Your Veggies
Your body needs carbs, so make sure you fit in those veggies. It’s not a carb-free program; just grain-free! Eight to twelve servings of veggies may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t. Think about how much spinach is actually in 1 cup (especially when you cook it!) or how about how many broccoli crowns are actually in 1 cup. It really is doable!
Find Recipes You Love
There are so many recipes to choose from on both the TLS® Rapid Results (RR) and Fat Shredder (FS) programs, and there are plenty of ways to still enjoy the foods you think you will miss. For example, instead of eating rice, consider ‘riced cauliflower’.
Over the last years, the number of things you can do with cauliflower had grown exponentially. One of my favorite ways to use it is in Cauliflower Fried Rice! Simply use a food processor to get your cauliflower crowns into small pieces the size of a rice grain. Then, in a saute pan, heat sesame oil to saute onions, carrots, mushrooms, celery and whatever other vegetables you like until they are soft. Add your ‘riced cauliflower’, cook until the cauliflower is soft, then add some low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos for some added flavor. I generally scramble an egg or two into the mixture to give it a flavor similar to Pad Thai!
Eating healthy and grain-free with TLS is easy. If you need some suggestions, just check out the recipes on our site for some delicious and grain-free meals, appetizers and side dishes and more. Trust me, you will be satisfied!