Would you like to shed unwanted pounds that are difficult to lose? Would you like to eliminate bloat and fluid retention? If you are finding this to be an issue, you are probably suffering from too much “false fat.”
Unlike excess body fat which tends to accumulate in the hips, abdomen, breasts and other areas of the body, “false fat” is due to inflammation. When inflammation occurs, it represents trauma and injury to the body,
When areas of the body becomes inflamed, the blood vessels to the injured area begin to expand, causing too much fluid, congestion and waste products to accumulate in the area. This often occurs in response to eating too many unhealthy foods in our diet.
Commonly, gluten containing grains like wheat and rye, dairy products like milk, cheese, butter, ice cream and cottage cheese, sugar and alcohol cause this type of unhealthy reaction. Eating too much high salt and fat content processed foods will also cause this same pattern of injury to your cells and tissues.
To lose the pounds that you’ve accumulated due to “false fat,” I recommend using non-dairy milk, yogurt, cheeses and frozen desserts made from rice, almond, coconut, soy and other ingredients. Eliminate wheat, rye and oats and instead substitute the many breads, cereals, bagels, muffins and other baked goods made from gluten-free rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth and nut flours.
Avoid fast foods like cheeseburgers, pizza, fried chicken and rich desserts that are laden with bloat worsening salt and saturated fat. If you eat at a fast food restaurant, replace the fries in your meal with a side salad or fruit. Many fast food restaurants also offer salads as main dishes.
Also, choose lean cuts of meat, especially chicken and poultry without the skin and omega-3 rich, heart healthy food like salmon, tuna and trout or eat low fat vegetarian sources of protein. By combining legumes (beans), raw seeds and nuts and whole grains you get complete sources of protein with healthy omega-3 and monounsaturated oils.
Importantly, always eat lots of delicious fresh fruits and vegetables with your meals. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of essential minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium and help to promote strong healthy bones, maintain your energy and vitality and a healthy heart. They are also a rich source of fiber for healthy elimination and antioxidants that prevent wear and tear on the cells and help prevent aging. Love, Dr. Susan