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The Healthy Diet Paradise Newsletter, Issue #003
December 23, 2013
The holidays are here. It is critical to stay on track during this stressful time. Many people have asked how to stick to the hair loss diet on Christmas. I'm going to give you a few important tips to help you stay on track.
When you're eating with your family around the holidays, women
love you when you compliment their food. Unfortunately, a lot of
the foods that are on the table do not pass the hair loss diet
test. A simple solution would be to load up your plate with the
healthy foods that they are serving.
You can have green bean casserole, collard greens, salads with
your choice of dressing, yams with no sugar, turkey, ham,
home-made macaroni & cheese. You can even eat a small portion of
stuffing if you are not gluten intolerant. Wine is permissible as
well. These are only a few examples of foods that are allowed.
This is only a general guide. These foods taken in moderation on
Christmas day will only moderately raise your blood sugar and will not affect your hair negatively.
A great tip is this: Load up on the foods that are allowed on the
diet. When your host sees you loading up your plate, and then
going back for seconds, he or she will be delighted that you love
the menu. And they won't notice so much that you're not eating the foods that are not allowed on the diet.
You can also use Christmas day as your cheat day, but don't overdo it!
Here are more general tips and guidelines for shopping and
Tip No. 1:
Don't waste leftovers. If you have a small bowl of beans, a little bit of rice, and some leftover meat and vegetables, throw it in a pan and heat it up. It's like makeshift fried rice. You'd be surprised how good this tastes.
Tip No. 2
When you're shopping in the supermarket, always reach towards the
back. Store personnel is required to rotate the oldest items
first, and the newer items are stocked towards the back. Dig and
reach for the newest stocked items. The dates can make a
difference of about two weeks in freshness.
Tip No. 3
When you're buying spinach, get organic. The price is slightly
higher, but it's worth every penny. Not only is certified organic
spinach free from chemicals and pesticides, it lasts much longer
than regular brand spinach. I have found that organic spinach
outlasts regular spinach by as much as 10 days.
Tip No. 4
As you all know, broccoli is one of the most important foods for
your hair. You should be eating broccoli at least twice per week.
When you're looking for broccoli, look at the base. The base
should be light green with no brown or darkened areas. The fresher broccoli will have a light green healthy glow, with no brown, yellow, or areas that look like they're starting to rot.
Tip No. 5
When you're cooking, don't be afraid to make mistakes. Some of my
most requested recipes are the result of directly making
unintentional errors, and the results were fantastic!
Tip No. 6
Say you have a carrot, a half of an onion, a solitary bell pepper, and you're not sure what to eat. One trick I do is throw vegetables together in a wok, saute it together and see how it tastes.
Tip No. 7
Always cook more than you need. This will save time for the next
few days. In particular rice, beans, quinoa, or other
carbohydrates. When it's lunchtime for the next day, all you have
to do is heat your leftovers in a pan, and you're done. This
technique will save you many hours of cooking time.
Tip No. 8
During your next shopping trip, stock up on kale, bok choy and and leeks. These vegetables not only target hair loss, but they
actually last a lot longer than other vegetables and produce less
Tip No. 9
For budget busters, consider buying off-label products. I was told by a friend that works in a factory that when they're packaging famous name brand food on an assembly line, all they do is change the label on that same assembly line from a famous brand to a store brand. So you're getting the exact same product, but you're saving major bucks. Although we avoid the vast majority of processed foods, this is particularly true for tomato sauce, beans, and other canned items allowed on the hair loss diet.
Tip No. 10
I personally love olive oil for sauteing vegetables and fish. It's best to store olive oil in the refrigerator to prevent spoiling, but this can create a problem. The olive oil can become thick and clogged. A handy tip is to run the olive oil in hot water to loosen it up. This will unclog the oil and you can refrigerate the rest.
I hope you enjoy these tips. Please stay in touch in the forum and let us know how you're doing.
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