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By Kristy Ojala
In her new book The Immune System Recovery Plan, Dr. Susan Blum, one of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine, shares the four-step program she used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and help countless patients reverse their symptoms, heal their immune systems, and prevent future illness. I wanted to find out more about how we can live better—and be nicer to our poor, poor guts.
Counting calories is only part of the solution to shedding pounds. These ideal super foods will also help you feel full and encourage your body to burn more fat. From The FastDiet by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
“Paleoistas” eat a balance of lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and raw nuts (like our ancestors). Here’s how to order a Paleo-friendly meal when dining out, whether you’re at a fine restaurant or a diner. From Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat by Nell Stephenson.
By Gabrielle Reece
Author of My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper
Like most other women in the first world, I’m aware of my weight. I also love food. And I’m not one of those people for whom kale chips are a genuine substitute for barbecue potato chips. Still, I like feeling better in my body more than I like pigging out. This has lead me to employ (most of the time) a set of attitudes that allow me to eat well without feeling like I’m depriving myself.
Be mindful about what goes in your body–not just to lose weight, but for better health. These pantry items, from brown rice to gluten-free bread to chicken stock, are a great start. From The Immune System Recovery Plan, by Susan Blum, M.D.
Have you heard of the 5:2 diet so popular in England? If you’re interested in learning more about an intermittent fast weight loss plan, start here first. From prepping your food to finding a diet buddy, these fast-friendly tips from the diet’s creator will help you find the weight loss you desire. From The FastDiet by Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
There’s no need to fear carbs, but eat them as part of a meal, not as snack foods. And reduce their “hyperglycemic toxicity” (high blood glucose levels, common in diabetics) by following these guidelines from Perfect Health Diet, by Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. and Shou-Ching Jaminet, Ph.D.following these guidelines from Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. and Shou-Ching Jaminet, Ph.D.
Make it easier on yourself to lose weight: Keep these pre-made foods ready for those times when you’d usually reach for a bag of chips. From You(r) Teen: Losing Weight by Michael F. Roizen, MD and Mehmet C. Oz, MD.
A healthy eating plan is much easier to stick to when you set yourself up for success. Stock your kitchen with these items and stave off unhealthy binges, says Jennifer Joyce in her cookbook Skinny Meals in Heels: Prep-Ahead, Figure-Friendly Dishes for the Busy Home Chef.
It’s a time-honored tradition: It’s the Super Bowl, the biggest football game of the year, and it’s not complete without a carb-laden, free-for-all of food. Who can resist twice-baked potatoes, pizza, jumbo bags of chips, and decadent desserts? Fortunately, even if you’re on a low-carb diet like Atkins, there are plenty of options that will make this Sunday a feast to remember and enjoy without guilt. Even your friends and family who aren’t on diets will be asking for these recipes.
With the popular Paleo Diet, you eat real food—plants and animals—like our hunter-gatherer ancestors did before the birth of man-made food products. No surprise that the Paleolithic era was one of the healthiest in human history, claim scientists Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. and Shou-Ching Jaminet, Ph.D. in their book, Perfect Health Diet.