Managing weight loss by eating (real food with real flavor)

These simple choices can help you manage your weight.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition underscores the importance of choosing whole rather than refined wheat to maintain a healthy body weight.   Not only did people who consumed more whole grains consistently weigh less than those who ate less of these fiber-rich foods, but those consuming the most dietary fiber from whole grains were 49% less likely to gain weight compared to those eating foods made from refined grains.

USDA organic sugar cane is grown without synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers.  Organic sugar is processed differently from conventional sugar, guaranteeing an entire process free from synthetic chemicals or man-made compounds.  The resulting sugar is a pale brown color and retains the trace nutrients (iron, calcium, vitamin B6, chromium, magnesium, selenium, and potassium) found in the cane juice.  THE BIG difference between refined and organic sugar hides in the glycemic index (GI): white refined sugar has a GI of about 80, and organic sugar has a GI of 47. On the glycemic index scale, that’s a pretty significant difference!

Choosing a flour with loads of benefits while dieting is easy.  Fiber is a nutrient that provides feelings of fullness, so it can be beneficial for weight loss. Each 1/4 cup serving of spelt flour contains 4 grams of fiber, you may find spelt flour more filling in recipes that use more than 1/4 cup of flour.  But, in addition, the health benefits of spelt include its ability to help in regulating the body’s metabolism, aid in the creation of sex hormones, increase circulation, build strong bones, improve the immune system, boost the digestive function, lowering blood sugar, and reducing cholesterol levels in the body.

Three simple food choices you can make to lower and manage your weight.   




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