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Hello. I would like to help you with your question concerning weight loss and diet. There are several points to consider when planning a wholesome dietary regime. One of the most effective ways to lose weight is by decreasing and eliminating the intake of processed sugars and simple carbohydrates. This includes removing items such as all breads, pastas, baked goods, sweets, and fruits from the diet. Increasing the intake of organic and full fat meats and dairy products, poultry, wild caught fish, organic eggs, fresh organic vegetables, and healthy fats including butter, coconut oil, olive oil and coconut milk. Home-cooked meals are generally more healthful than anything available from an outside restaurant. There are a few books that offer excellent guidance. The first one is called "Eat Fat, Lose Fat" by Fallon and Enig. Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Fat-Lose-Healthy-Alternative/dp/0452285666 These same authors also have another excellent book called "Nourishing Traditions", which I highly recommend. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Nourishing-Traditions-Challenges-Politically-Dictocrats/dp/0967089735 The book "The Paleo Diet" by Dr. Cordain is also an excellent resource which has helped many people lose weight by eating a healthier diet. This particular book recommends eliminating dairy products as well as all grains from the diet, and this can be very helpful for some individuals. One more excellent resource that I recommend is the Weston A. Price society web site. Here are two web pages from their site that may be helpful for you: http://www.westonaprice.org/basics/dietary-guidelines http://www.westonaprice.org/basics/principles-of-healthy-diets#dangers Please let me know if you would like more details about any of this. Dr. David
Hi David, I do not intend to go Paleo and raw. I would like to keep flours such as spelt and rye as well as oats in my diet. I also enjoy fruits and think they are important.
I like the Diet Solution Program but I still have found myself consuming refined carbs. I find high levels of meat too challenging.
I have 4 bags of Bob Red Mill Coconut flour in the home so, not to worry, I know about coconuts:) I have from Amazon a 54 fl oz jar of EVCO as well. I just haven't found recipes which suit my palate as yet using coconut flour. Would you suggest any? I like to eat CO directly and also in some cooking. I'm trying to lower our Rapeseed oil consumption.
For sugar, I use xylitol powder, palm sugar, Grade B maple syrup or raw honey. :)
I have been looking for a good coconut pancake recipe - the majority I know of use more eggs than flour!
How can one minimize the grainy-ness when cooking with coconut flour?