Cut out refined sugars and white carbs. Use vegetable glycerine as a natural zero calorie sweetener.
Eat whole grains but in moderation. Indulge in as many fresh vegetables as you like to quell hunger because most are low in carbs. Also, try to eliminate fruit juices until you see significant weight loss as they are high in fructose and cause you to hold onto weight.
Here are some recipes that can help fill you up and quell the carb craving:
Healing soups and raw salads are also a nice combination of highly digestible cooked foods (which again nourish the spleen and stomach organs on an energetic and biological level), with the nutrient dense nature of raw foods.
Soups should be made from organic ingredients and emphasize deep root vegetables which can help to nourish the kidneys and adrenal system indirectly, and also include abundance of fennel, anise, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg for anti-inflammatory properties, and small amounts of protein such as tofu or organic lean meats or fish. Here is a healing soup that is quick to make and can be varied for a variety of tastes:
16 oz of low sodium organic vegetable broth or organic chicken broth
4 small fresh beets washed and sliced in thin disks about 1/8 inches thick
two small purple onions diced fine
1 tsp garlic diced fine
1 yam sliced in thin disks about 1/8 inches thick
2 small young carrots diced fine
1 stalk of celery
1/2 tsp crushed fennel seeds
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 bunch of red swiss chard stalks (save the green leaves for a salad).
1 tsp of curry
1/2 pound of organic tofu or 8 oz of shredded organic chicken
Parsley or cilantro garnish.
Filtered or distilled water to cover all vegetables if organic broths do not cover the vegetables.
Combine all ingredients in pot and bring to boil then simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender.
Remove from burner and process with 1/4 cup of home made almond milk you may wish to add extra curry at this stage of about 1/4 tsp.
Add blended processed ingredients back to the pot and heat thoroughly for about five minutes while stirring.
Server with parsley garnish.
You can also create a detoxifying green salad to help the liver restore its balance after trauma or injuries. This simple salad takes less than 6 minutes to prepare.
1 bunch of red Swiss chard
1 small head of Romaine lettuce
2 small fresh beets cut in julienne strips
1 small carrot cut in julienne strips
1 package of fresh mushrooms
1 small purple onion
low fat, low salt, low sugar Ceasar dressing (just enough to coat the salad very lightly).
Wash the greens thoroughly and tear the greens into bite sized pieces by hand.
Mix in the remaining ingredients except for the salad dressing and toss with hands so that the warmth of hands encourages the seasonings to penetrate the greens.
Sit in a warm sunny window for 5-10 minutes (optional).
Toss about 2 tsp. of salad dressing with the vegetables and chill.
Serve with a nice warm soup.
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