When looking for healthy recipes for weight loss, it is important to be aware of any artificial ingredients or sugar.  If you really want to lose weight, toxins and sugar (in all their many forms) have to be eliminated.

Low Caloric Doesn’t Always Equate to Healthy

When I went on the internet and googled “healthy recipes for weight loss” the number two site had recipes that included chocolate covered marshmallows (the number one site was ads). I guess they considered them healthy because the 3 chocolate dipped marshmallows were less than 100 calories.  Calories are so not the point.  I’m not saying over eat on calories, but 100 calories of chocolate dipped marshmallows does not equal a 100 calorie apple as far as the body is concerned.

Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss and Sugar

What Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss Don’t Include

The human body only needs 3 teaspoons of sugar a day and because of our disingenuous food labels using the metric system we normal Americans don’t know what a gram is.  I always joke with my clients and say “unless you’re a science teacher or cocaine addict, you probably don’t know what a gram is.”  But a really easy way of figuring it out is divide the grams by 4 and that will tell you how many teaspoons you are consuming.  So for example: 24 grams of sugar is equal to 6 teaspoons.  Just think, one glass of orange juice is 32 grams of sugar or 8 teaspoons, you just had your sugar consumption for almost 3 days in one glass of juice.  Can you imagine making a cup of coffee with 8 teaspoons of sugar?

Not understanding what we are putting in our bodies and what manmade additives does to our intestinal wall and detox organs is a huge reason why dieters stop losing weight, get frustrated, and go back to old eating habits.  The body really does need time to detox and break the sugar addiction.  And, we need to stop trying to find short cuts and just put on our big girl thong (or big boy speedo) and give it up.  Stop using artificial sweeteners, too!  They are so toxic that the body wraps them in fat and puts them into storage to protect us from them.  You are literally getting fatter every time you drink a diet soda.

Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss using Dr. Simeon’s Protocol

Healthy Recipes for Weight Loss

Losing weight is hard work but it’s possible if you know what you are doing.  Eating all whole food and nothing processed from a bag, a box, or microwavable container, is what healthy recipes for weight loss should consist of.  For my clients on their weight loss journey, they use my recipe guide which is geared toward Dr. Simeons’ protocol. Their weight loss is dramatic and lasting, and these healthy recipes for weight loss are low carb, low fat, and flavorful.  We use lots of herbs and spices, and grill, bake, or broil.  Instead of oil we use chicken or beef stock with no added sugar, and our favorite stock is from a company from called Imagine.  You can use these healthy recipes for weight loss or use them if you’re not on a diet because they are delicious.  You will want to increase the portions and maybe use a little olive or grapeseed oil for some flavor.

If you want healthy recipes for weight loss, start with this one:  eliminate sugar and carbs, have 4-6 oz portion of protein, the rest of plate should be filled with veggies, eat 2 fruits a day, drink half your body weight in ounces of water, and go to bed by 10pm!