10 Point Plan

  1. Do not drink liquids within 30 minutes of meals.
  2. Eat three small, protein-focussed meals per day at regular times, sitting at a table.
  3. Stop eating when feeling full or if feeling discomfort.
  4. Always cut food into small pieces, eat slowly and chew food very well, savouring your food. Use a teaspoon.
  5. Concentrate on eating protein rich foods such as fish and seafood, cheese, eggs and poultry. Eat protein foods first before any other food.
  6. Do not snack between meals.
  7. Avoid sweet food (lollies, chocolate, and high-sugar drinks), or very rich or highly processed food.
  8. Sip liquids slowly, drinking at least half a cup every hour between meals to avoid dehydration.
  9. Minimise alcohol intake as it is high in calories; the effects may be felt much more quickly; and it tends to lead to eating foods that are less healthy.
  10. Take a multivitamin supplement every day, and other supplements if required.

 

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