STEP V: EAT REAL FOOD AS SOON AS YOUR CRAVINGS DISAPPEAR
What is real food? It’s high in protein (i.e. amino-rich) e.g. meat, poultry, eggs, cottage cheese, and fish, plus vegetables and good fats (avocados, nuts, olive oil, coconut oil, butter, glee). Carefully try whole carbs like beans, potatoes, whole wheat and fruit.
- Drop any of the higher carb foods if you can’t stop eating them, even on the aminos. Increase the amount of lower carb foods to compensate.
- Skip no meals! Keep healthy snacks on hand too so you don’t get hungry, get desperate, and eat junk.
- Stay lower in carbs if you have weight to lose. But not low in calories! That slows your metabolism, making permanent weight loss hard or impossible.
- Adults: Start lowering your amino doses when you’ve been craving-free and on a real-food diet for a few months. (Children can go off earlier.) If you get return cravings, just take your aminos again for a while.
AMINO AID WILL ONLY WORK IF YOU ALSO START AND KEEP EATING HEALTHFULLY