This is the one minute how to.
How to shop and cook to lose weight.
George: Hello everyone. This is George your host on this show, we’ve got De Mac Cafrene and she’s going to explain to us how to shop and cook to lose weight De, can you first tell us a little something about yourself?
De: Yes, I am an organic chemist by trade and a nutrition counselor sort of by fate because over a decade ago I lost a hundred pounds after years of struggling with my weight and I have now kept my weight off um, for nearly fifteen years. And I’m also a food educator. I teach children how to eat healthier. And I’m a one on one nutrition counselor for anyone who’s looking to improve the health condition or lose weight.
George: Sounds great. Okay? If you’re ready, then you’ve got sixty seconds.
De: Well, I wanted to help people to navigate the grocery store if you’re looking for foods that will help you lose weight. And the first thing you need to know is that if it has a label on it, and if it has a really long ingredient list with chemical names that you can’t pronounce, then you probably should not buy that because all of those chemicals will add to the problem of gaining weight. And you need to make sure that you’re not adding to the problem and trying to get those things out of your diet. So the best way is to shop the perimeter of the storms. And all the fresh foods are things like fresh fruits and vegetables and the dairy products that are in the back and the fresh meats and fish that are usually in the back of the store. And then you can go to the section of the store that has bulk foods where you can buy whole grains like brown rice and oatmeal, and fresh nuts and seeds and those sorts of things. So that would be the best way to do that. And and there’s a couple of ingredients you need to keep out of your your shopping cart. One is high fructose corn syrup. If that’s on your ingredient list, just put that back on the shelf and anything that has a trans fat in it, which is another name for that is a hard hydrogen eighty door old. Put those back on the shelf.
George: You know, one of the problems with that list of chemicals that you are talking about is that there are so many of them sometimes that you don’t even really know what all of those chemicals are and what they do.
De: That’s true. And that’s one of the reasons why we need to really be aware of that. Because most of the time I mean and I’m a chemist and even I can’t pronounce some of those things that are on ingredient lists and and I know that they’re not good for people’s bodies. You know they’re actually foreign to our DNA as humans. And and we were really more designed to eat foods that are in their closest to natural form all these chemicals or something foreign to our bodies that our revolution hasn’t quite caught up to yet.
George: Okay. And what would be the best way to go ahead and cook the food that you’ve purchased?
De: The best way to prepare it is to either steam your vegetables or stir, fry them in a very good oil. And then you should grill, broil, or bake your meats or fish so that you’re letting most of the fat drip off of it. And you don’t have a lot of fat added to your diet. And then you should just cook your whole grains or your starchy vegetables in the oven so that you’re retaining most of the vegetables. And when you eat this way, your body will naturally lose weight, and you’ll go down to your right size.
George: But makes sense to me. Ok. Is there anything else you’d like to talk about?
Well, I’d like to let the listeners know that um each week I do a pod cast on a different nutrition and weight loss topic. And all those pod casts are accessible through my website, which is www.processedfreeliving.org. And I also have a cookbook called uh these mighty cookbook tasty cuisine for flowerless and sugarless living for anyone who’s looking to lose weight or improve their health. This is a wonderful cookbook that has over a hundred recipes in it using food ingredients that don’t have long chemical names on them. And it’s really a wonderful book to help people get started. And again, my website address is processedfreeliving .org.
George: And of course, there will be a link to that on the oneminutehowto.com website. Okay, De thank you very much, I appreciate it.
De: Thank you!