Discover Why You Are Gaining Weight:
Why am I gaining weight is the first question in starting to get one’s weight under control. In Dr. Lipman’s Miami Diet Plan, the key causes of weight gain are broken down to 9 categories. You will learn which foods are the most important causes of your weight gain.. Here is your chance to get a sneak peak and find out exactly which foods and/or beverages are causing your weight problems. In the table below the top 9 causes of weight gain are listed. The most important causes are on the top of the table. The weight gain caused by that food type is right beneath the description in each row.
Gaining Weight from High Calorie-High Carb Drinks and Foods
Most important causes of weight gain are at the top left of this chart beginning with sugary drinks. These drinks, while not as many calories as a fast food meal, still have lots of calories and sugars which are easy to change. It’s easy to change from a regular soda or glass of orange juice to a diet soda and Crystal Lite. Each of these drinks are 130 calories, 40 carbs or more and if only a single drink is consumed daily can account for 12-15 lb weight gain a year! The alternative drink is O calories with no carbs. Further down the list are high calorie fast foods–burgers, fries, fried chicken, wings, and then very large lunches with fried foods or foods that imitate a large evening meal. All of the meals are high calories( in excess of 1000 calories) and high carbs. Even if consumed once or twice a week lead to serious weight gain.
Gaining Weight from Consuming High Calorie Foods/Drinks Frequently
Be careful. Not only must you identify the high calorie, high carb beverages and foods that are the major causes of your weight gain, but you need to note the frequency with which you drink or eat these foods. Drinking a glass of juice once or twice a month or a single fast food meal consisting of burgers and fries once a month is far different from drinking juice several times a day or eating at fast food burgers and fries 3-4 times a week. Each the nine items includes the frequency of the food or drink. Items 9 to 6 are more significant than the items on the right.
The table then continues with other causes of weight gain, starting with high calorie-high carb breakfast foods and going down to alcohol. As you scroll down the table, note the weight gain factor and the frequency to be a significant cause of the weight gain. Your food choice may be different every day, but your food patterns don’t change much. Focus on your normal choices and not on the rare exceptions.
How Many Changes to Make?
It is possible that for some, only lower-ranked causes are the source of their extra calories. You need to make only three changes in your daily diet. Choose the ones that are at the top of the table — they yield the greatest results with the least effort. Make sure that these are changes you will be able to stick to indefinitely. Each of the “mistakes” in the columns account for an extra 100 calories a day or over a year a gain of 12 lbs. Sometimes they occur daily such as a sugary drink, other times once or twice a week such as a fast food meal or a bagel.