In order to lose weight your metabolic rate must increase. There are 4 important ways to do so!
1) Eating your meals every three hours is very important! Eating so that you are not stuffed but satisfied for 2 hours, so that the third hour your body starts to naturally eat away at the fat. To survive the last hour, your body eats away at the fat.
2) Controling portions is important. Never eat to feel stuffed, and that u need to unbutton ur pants and ur stomach feels too expanded. Eat so that you never feel hungry. You are constantly happy and feel energized. So your energy never fluctuates, and u get ravenous and binge, thus damaging your metabolic rate.
3) Eat nutritionally complete foods. That is not all carbs, or all fruit, or all vegetables, or all protein like the atkins. The diet should consist of foods that speed up your digestive system and your metabolism. When I ate all raw foods I would feel energy after 2 apples, but then feel very tired from all the sugar. I needed some form of fat.
4) Organic food is important because you avoid the poisons that shortedn your life. The right foods are PROTEIN, FAT, VEGETABLES, AND FRUITS. The wrong ones are rice, wheat and corn.
So basically you just need to eat every three hours of normal portions of the right kinds of organically grown foods!
Good meals are 4-5 ounces of lean protein such as chicken, turkey, lean meats, egg whites, and tofu. With 8 ounces of any type of yummy vegetable roasted, sauteed, or steamed to perfection!
And snacks are almond butter on toasted hemp bread(soo delicious and better than wheat...it is sprouted bread) or you can have the most DELICIOUS bars called Think Thin which taste like brownies/cookies/reeces peanut butter cups! soo good
Or Kashi Go lean bars! I cut them in half also as a normal portion.