For patients on our modified low calorie plan, the following meal choices are both good for you and within the calorie restriction we recommend. While they are not your only choice, they are a good place to start.
A Primal Diet is one based on the idea that cereal grains (wheat, barley, oats, corn, rye, etc), processed foods, sugar sweetened foods, and legumes are not foods that were consumed by man for tens of thousands of years and that we are genetically not equipped to eat these foods. They promote a high insulin response in the body which promotes fat gain, diabetes, and inflammation leading to chronic illness such as heart disease, high cholesterol, and auto-immune illness.
There is great evidence that a diet low in processed carbohydrates and sugar and high in natural fats is very healthy. In fact, there are numerous studies proving that a diet high in natural forms of saturated fat (butter, meat, cheese) have no impact on your cholesterol levels and are quite heart healthy. Similar to the Primal or Paleo diet, these meal plans will keep you feeling full, will keep your blood sugar levels stable, and will promote fat loss. A great way to eat for both weight loss and for maintenance.