Amino Diet Protocol

Guacamole with cottage cheese

PrintGuacamole with cottage cheese Phase 1 Ingredients1 ripe avocado 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp. onions, chopped 1/4 tsp. jalapeno, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, pressed 1 small tomato, chopped 1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped salt & pepper to tasteInstructionsPut all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Makes 1 1/2 cups.3.1… Read the restRead the rest

Real Weight Loss Success Stories… From Real People

We have all heard – and probably made – the usual excuses regarding why we just can’t lose weight: “It’s genetic, being overweight runs in my family.” “I was just born this way.” “I don’t have the time for a better diet and lifestyle.” “I have a healthy diet, but I’m always tired and can’t drop the pounds.” “Nothing ever works, so I might as well not even try.” (And my personal favorite): I can’t afford to try a weight loss program. These excuses should never be mistaken for reasons not to lose weight and enjoy excellent health. What you can’t afford is to keep feeling sick, being depressed, missing work and other opportunities you would love – if only you felt a little better and had more energy. Illness due to excessive weight costs money in terms of doctor’s visits, tests and prescriptions, all for things which are in your control. Good health is the most affordable option and it is within your grasp.… Read the restRead the rest

Protein Powder Waffles

PrintProtein Powder Waffles (Phase 1) Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 5 minutes Ingredients1 Scoop Amino Diet Powder 1 Large egg 1 Large egg white 1 tsp. baking powder 4 Tbsp. water Stevia to taste Dash of cinnamon Fruit of choice *If using Amino Diet chocolate powder you can add 2 Tbsp. cocoa powderInstructionsMix everything together. Preheat and use a waffle maker. Top with your choice of fruit. 3.1… Read the restRead the rest

How to Quickly and Safely Shed Weight

Quickly Shed Weight
We are creatures of procrastination, knowing what we need to do to lose weight and become healthy, all while convincing ourselves we will have plenty of time to do that…. eventually. After several tomorrows have come and gone, we are left with the realization that we already lost the time needed to shed the inches, feel better and look great. We will feel even worse if we have some special occasion on the immediate horizon, knowing we will be judged first and foremost by the size of our bodies rather than the content within. This is part of being human. When we need to quickly lose weight – for a wedding, graduation, holiday party, or just to look awesome in that bikini – we become vulnerable to every fad, gimmick, and pill that is available. How many of us have fallen for these unethical and potentially dangerous dietary trends because they promise miraculous results, without the studies or documentation that they can do a single thing they advertise?… Read the restRead the rest

Struggling With Cravings? Try Some Mint!

why should I choose mint
When you think of mint you may think of gum, candy canes, or breath mints that have a good taste and also freshen your breath but mint actually has many health benefits for the body. Mint helps with nausea, headaches, respiratory disorders, skin care, memory loss, weight loss, oral infection, and also boosts immunity. Mint is high in vitamin C which is known for improving the immune system and repair of tissue. It is also rich in magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus which are good for bone health. Some other minerals include copper, iron, and potassium. Iron is good for healthy blood and when it is absorbed from mint, it is enhanced by its vitamin C content which makes a good addition to a healthy immune system. Mint has many vitamins and minerals that provide health benefits but it is also great for weight loss! Mint can help get rid of foreign particles in your internal organs and ease digestion by calming the stomach and relaxing the muscles of the intestines.… Read the restRead the rest

Infused Water: Why Should We Drink It?

woman with infused water
On the Amino Diet, we stress the importance of drinking water to stay hydrated. There are dangers in being dehydrated.  Read more about the risks of dehydration here: .  Even with those risks, most of our dieters share the same concern about water: they don’t like it because of the taste or lack thereof.  Well now there is something you can do to fix that problem.  Adding fruit and/or herbs to water can help to add flavor and also provide some health benefits as well. Drinking artificially flavored and sugared drinks is not good for your health and/or weight loss.  So why do it? These fruit infused waters include all natural ingredients, so you won’t be adding any chemicals, or processed ingredients into your body like drinking artificially flavored drinks would.  Plus, these fruit infused waters actually taste good and are very simple to make. All you need is water and slices of the fruit of your choice.  Here is a great website that includes a few easy recipes of fruit infused waters.… Read the restRead the rest

The Risks of Being Dehydrated

water and girl
Have you ever wondered why we are all encouraged to drink half of our weight in ounces of water daily? Studies have shown that dehydration has several detrimental effects on our bodies. Dehydration can actually make us weigh more and be sick.  The human body is actually 75% water, so it makes sense that we need to fuel our bodies with water every day. Drinking water can prevent you from going into dehydration and from feeling several negative side effects. Best of all, water is mostly free, which will help you to save more money. Water is one of the main sources of energy for your body. When you don’t consume enough, you will start to feel tired and sick.  How often do you feel exhausted during the work day? Most likely you need some water.  Dehydration causes the enzymatic activity in the body to slow down causing exhaustion.  Another risk of being dehydrated is that your blood becomes thicker which causes resistance to blood flow and also raises blood pressure levels.… Read the restRead the rest

Phytonutrients-What Are They?

What are phytonutrients
Phytonutrients, also called phytochemicals, are found in plants. They help to protect plants from UV rays, insects, viruses, bacteria, and parasites. They also determine a plants color and flavor by regulating nutrient intake and light. Phyto is the Greek word for plants. They are organic components of plants thought to be associated with positive health effects and were first known in 1994. Eating fruits and vegetables is thought to help people get similar protection as the plants from phytonutrients. The National cancer Institute recommends adults eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, cites that less than 15% of adults eat the right number of fruits and vegetables daily. Phytonutrients are not provided by vitamin supplements they can only be had through fruits and vegetables. Although not considered essential by the FDA, like vitamins and minerals, many believe they are very helpful to the human body. To get the most from the fruits and vegetables you are eating, they should be eaten raw with the skins.… Read the restRead the rest

Canned vs. Dried Beans

Truth about Canned vs. Dried Beans
A common question while on the Liquid Amino Diet – Can I use canned beans?  The answer – always avoid canned anything whenever possible.  Canned beans still work in a pinch, but studies have shown they have a higher sodium content.  Sodium can wreck havoc on your progress with the diet, so it is best to cut back and avoid whenever possible.  If you do use canned beans, then make sure you drain and rinse well before consuming.   Probably the biggest deterrent from people eating dried beans over canned beans is because they are unsure of how to prepare them.  Here are some tips to help:   Before anything else, you should sort through your dried beans and remove any rocks and other debris from the pile.  Keep in mind that the beans will increase in size when cooking so 1 cup will often yield 3 cups cooked.  So doing this once a week would be fine and then you have beans ready to go whenever you need them. … Read the restRead the rest

Tips For Succeeding on Phase 3

  As you go through the Amino Diet you will notice that there is less structure and you have more control over the foods you choose.  We are often asked what to do on phase 3 when you are no longer losing weight. How do you maintain the weight you have lost during phases 1 and 2? Here are some helpful tips to keep you going: Continue to eat five meals per day. This helps to keep your metabolism going while no longer taking the drops. Remember that low glycemic index foods are still your best options on a daily basis. There are many places on the internet where you can find lists of low glycemic foods. You should still try to limit your sugar and starch intake. This doesn’t mean that you can never have them, just that they should be eaten only on occasion. Try to make your meals “balanced” with the 40-30-30 plan. (40% of the calories from healthy carbohydrates, 30% from lean proteins, and 30% from healthy fats) Each meal should have healthy carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats.… Read the restRead the rest

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