Back to Back Issues Page
Natural Health, Issue #016 -- Whole Grains, One of the Best Weight Loss Foods
April 28, 2012

Whole Grains
to Lose Weight

One of my weight loss clients emailed me recently to question me about the whole grains I suggested she add to her diet. Even though she is very knowledgeable about healthy eating, she was under the impression that she should avoid all grains in order to lose weight.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Eating whole grains will help you lose weight!

They fill you up, keep you satisfied and feeling full a long time and they are Not fattening! They are nutritious, rich in complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. They are low in fat, contain vitamin E and are high in B vitamins so they nourish the nervous system and are very calming. They are high in fiber and contain protein.

They are also very easy to prepare and inexpensive. Quinoa has the highest amount of protein of any grain. It cooks up in 15 minutes and is perfect cold in salads or added to soups or other dishes; I eat it almost every day.

List of whole grains

Choose whole grains like:
  • Brown rice
  • Rye
  • Buckwheat
  • Organic, non GMO corn
  • Quinoa
  • Spelt
  • Kamut
  • Pot or scotch barley
  • Oats and
  • Millet

over wheat.

Wheat has been hybridized, modified, manipulated and transformed to yield bigger, faster producing plants and it is no longer a healthy choice. Many people do not tolerate it.

Instead of choosing bread and pasta made with whole wheat, opt for quinoa, spelt, kamut, buckwheat and organic non GMO corn.

Use all these grains to replace white flour and white rice. During the refining process these foods lose their vitamins, minerals and fiber. They spike your glycemic levels and are acidifying to the body.

For every 2 servings of whole grains you eat per day, your risk of diabetes drops by 21%.1 Whole grains lead to smaller fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin than refined grains and sugars.

For optimal health enjoy whole grains with every meal and lose weight while you eat them!

Natural Ways to Lose Weight Ebook

In case you missed my last ezine, my Natural Ways to Lose Weight ebook is now available!

This is what I used to completely transform my own health.

Using the plan outlined in my book, so far, Magen has lost 35 pounds, Mark 44 pounds, Sophie 15 pounds, Ken 11 pounds...just to name a few. Be sure to send me Your success story!

1. PLoS Medicine: A peer-reviewed open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science: 4: e261, 2007.

To your natural health!

If you like this e-zine, feel free to forward it to a friend.

If a friend did forward this to you and if you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting...

Back to Back Issues Page