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Diets That Are A Lifestyle Change
jmiinch89 posted:
I was wondering if anyone had a diet or multiple diets that you would suggest to a friend that is looking to lose about 10-20lbs and maintain it by changing their lifestyle.
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4genied responded:
like the 3 hour diet approach. one can read the book and get the gist of it. "The Three Hour Diet" is the book and it is so helpful in understanding portions and frequency of eating to control blood sugar. I read it several years ago and still visualize the portions for healthy eating and apply the principles. It is a lifestyle changing approach and not just for a one time diet. Very balanced nutritionally, too.
jean4u replied to 4genied's response:
Thanks for this 3 Hour Diet.

Like you say it is healthy eating. I like the visualization of portions. Anyone who has weight gain has problems in this area. I continue to work on portion control. This is key to keeping the weight off.

AND you can eat some "fast foods". This is real world eating.

GrandmaSuz responded:
The Paleo diet is based on our Paleolithic ancestors. Here is a great paper from Professor Loren Cordain exploring how to build a modern Paleo diet: The nutritional characteristics of a contemporary diet based upon Paleolithic food groups . This paper also offers significant insight as to the amounts and ratios of protein, carbohydrate and fat in the ancestral diet.
Also, a good resource is

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