Eating healthfully may be defined in many different ways. The Life Balance Centre believes that individuals should be eating certain foods in particular amounts in order to help balance hormones and to optimize overall health. Listed below are general guidelines and helpful hints to become successful at achieving your nutritional goals.
(Taken From the Schwarzbein Principle)
Eat a variety of different proteins to minimize the chances of developing food intolerances.
|Eggs||Scallops||Turkey (dark meat)|
Both real and manmade carbohydrates raise insulin levels in the blood.
Eat carbohydrates in proportion to your protein and fat intake.
|carrots/tomatoes (cooked)||chickpeas||brown rice|
|green peas||kidney beans||couscous|
|split peas||popcorn (air popped)|
|sweet potato or yam|
(acorn, winter, butternut)
Occasionally eat these manmade carbohydrates. Serving size varies.
|1 med corn tortilla|
|1/2 to 1 slice whole grain bread|
|1 small whole grain pita|
|1 small whole grain roll|
|whole grain crackers|
|whole grain cereal|
Nonstarchy vegetables can be eaten freely — don't count in your carbohydrate allowance!
|Broccoli||Green Beans||Peppers - all colors|
|Carrots (raw only)||Leeks||Spinach|
|Celery||Lettuce||Tomatoes (raw only)|
Healthy Fats And Oils
|Monounsaturated Oils||Saturated Oils||*Polyunsaturated Oils|
|Canola Oil||Butter||Corn Oil|
|Grapeseed Oil||Cream (real, dairy only)||Cottonseed Oil|
|Olive Oil||Ghee (clarified butter)||Soybean Oil|
|Peanut Oil||Sunflower Oil|
|*limit use, do not heat|
|Foods with Healthy Fats|
(no sugar added)
|Nut Butters||pure-pressed canola)|
These contain carbohydrates - include in your carbohydrate allowance.
hCG Program Additional Hormones
The concept behind the hCG diet program is to have a very low calorie diet(VLCD) which promotes weight loss, without losing muscle mass. Normally on a VLCD muscle would be lost along with fat. We want to give the body the hormonal message that it needs to be building muscle, while restricting calories. This will minimize muscle loss and promote the maximal fat loss that can be achieved.
The following are all of the hormones included in the diet:
Two program options:
If more than 30 -40 pounds of weight loss is desired, a second round of 40 days can be repeated after 6 weeks. Can not be repeated sooner because of tolerance to the effect of hCG.