The Eating Plan That Helped My Dad Lose 15 Pounds In 2 Months Without Exercise

Friday, July 13, 2018

When my dad started suffering from back pain, I recommended a change in his diet so that he could lose the extra pounds that were putting a strain on his spine. Hoping to make it easy for him, I wrote a simple eating plan, that is basically the same one I follow, to direct him in the right direction.

To my surprise, he lost more weight than I ever imagined possible and besides that, he started to feel much better with the new foods he incorporated into his diet. As a lot of people asked me to share what worked for him, I decided to write down in a printable format so anyone can have access to the information.

Despite the fact that my dad lost weight without exercise, as he was still recovering from his back pain, I recommend that if your doctor approves you practicing exercise, try to incorporate at least 30 minutes every day of aerobic and weightlifting routines. You will feel much better than just following a diet.

Personally, I like to plan ahead and have all my exercise clothes next to my bed so that in the morning I don't have to decide if I am going to exercise or not, I just get dressed and ready to go. After I drink a cup of water to hydrate, I do 30 minutes of exercise following an exercise app, online classes or just going for a run around the neighboorhood. When you exercise on an empty stomach in the morning, your body has higher levels of testosterone so you produce more muscle and also being low on sugar, you burn more fat. The routine of having those 30 minutes every morning for exercise, even if you just spend the time stretching, creates a habit that you can follow without too much thought.

The reason I personally follow this eating plan and exercise routine is not to lose weight but to keep a chronic condition I have under control. If you would like to lose some weight, or just increase your quality of life, I recommend that you follow the "1, 2, 3 Eating Plan" for a week and observe how you feel. One week is not a lot of time, but it could be the week that starts a positive change for the rest of your life. It is worthy to try!

As nothing in this world is perfect, there are situations where I don't follow the "1, 2, 3 Eating Plan" completely, when I am a guest in someone's house or traveling for vacation. However, 90% of the time I follow this eating plan, because I know I feel my best when taking good care of my body.

I would also like to clarify that my kids don't follow the "1, 2, 3 Eating Plan" as they don't need to lose weight or deal with a chronic condition. They eat everything I cook and have a healthy diet but don't follow any dietary restrictions.

Finally, anything you eat at a restaurant is going to make it harder to control the ingredients used, the quality of seasonings and how it was prepared. So, I recommend that you cook at home as much as you can, with natural ingredients and fresh produce. If you don't have a lot of time to cook, make bigger portions and freeze the leftovers for other days.

You can eat healthy without spending lots of money or be following complicated recipes. I don't make gluten-free cakes, pizzas, pies, pasta or bread. If you can buy some gluten-free and sugar-free natural product for a sporadic treat, go ahead. But you don't need any of that to eat well. After your body stops craving simple carbs like wheat, you won't miss it that much anymore.

Don't forget that the "1, 2, 3 Eating Plan" will help your body and your mind have more energy and health. The focus is NOT on what you cannot eat, the focus is on the quality of life that you CAN have!

These dietary suggestions are only for informational use and they don't substitute your doctor's recommendations. Always consult with your doctor.

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