The No Sugar or No Fat?
No Thanks! (NSFW) Diet
“I have been following your advice for over two years now. I have lost 50 pounds, and feel great doing it!”
It’s not just weight loss that makes the NSFN diet so effective; it’s also the way in which you lose those extra calories. You do not eat any processed foods, sugar-sweetened beverages, dairy products, meat or poultry at all.
Your only source of food is fresh fruits and vegetables. You may occasionally snack on nuts, seeds, dried fruit or other low calorie snacks.
You are able to keep up this lifestyle because you are not dependent upon any one thing for survival anymore: no longer do you need to worry about where your next meal will come from, how much water you’ll drink or whether you’re going to get sick from something that might otherwise pass through your system without causing harm.
If you decide to continue with the NSFN diet, you must make sure that you stick to it. If you stop eating certain things, then you will likely experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
These are signs that your body is trying to purge itself of unwanted substances. When these symptoms occur they usually last several days before subsiding completely. If you are determined to stay on the diet, you will usually find that these symptoms will only last a few days before they disappear altogether.
When starting the diet, it is important to remember that you can eat as much of anything as you like, but you cannot eat anything in excess. While some people may assume that this means you are free to eat as much as you want, it is important to realize that this does not give you a license to overeat.
When starting out, it is best to eat until you are no longer hungry. Remember that it is not what you eat during the first part of your diet that will cause weight loss, but rather what you do eat during the second half. So eat healthy during the first half and then eat what you want during the second half.
You can begin the new diet by throwing out all of your old food. This will remove the temptation to eat unhealthy food and ensure that you are starting the diet with a completely clean slate.
You may also want to check your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer to make sure that there is nothing in there that you didn’t know about; otherwise, you might be surprised to find out that you accidentally ate something unhealthy and have to start over.
If you have difficulties with this diet, try drinking more water. It is best to drink lukewarm water, as drinking either hot or cold water can lead to stomach cramps.
Try chewing ice to quench your thirst. If you decide to add lemon or lime to your water, make sure that you only use a quarter of a lemon or lime. Using more than this can lead to electrolyte imbalance and cause adverse reactions.
For the first half of the diet, eat slowly and be mindful of how much you consume at each sitting. Eat until you are no longer hungry and stop eating even if there is still food on your plate.
If you are still feeling hungry, drink water and wait a few minutes before considering eating more.
During the second half of the diet, the rules are a little more lax. You can eat as much as you want during this part of the diet.
However, you will want to watch how much you eat. Eat slowly and stop when you are no longer hungry. If you feel overly full, drink a cup of water and wait a few minutes before eating more. Continue to eat as much as you want, but stay mindful of how much you eat and eat until you are full, but not stuffed.
Continue eating in this manner every day and watch the weight fall off of you. If at any point you feel that you are not losing weight or not losing weight fast enough, you can do one of two things.
You can either extend the first part of the diet, eating healthy for a longer period of time before changing to the second stage, or you can change to the second part of the diet sooner. It is all up to you and how your body reacts.
You can keep eating this way until you reach your target weight. Once you reach your target weight, you will want to change your eating habits.
Eat a balanced diet, including fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy. Make sure that you are eating a wide variety of food and continue doing so until you are sure that you have maintained your target weight. From there on out, it is all about maintaining your target weight. Make sure to eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly.
NOTE: The information contained in this ebook is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and you should contact your physician before starting any weight loss program.
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