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Drink and The Sinless Diet

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In my new book, TrueNutrition-European Secrets for American Women, I explain the True Nutrition Approach to dieting.  I provide menus, schedules and recipes, with carefully selected portions
featuring balanced nutrition. An important component of the Sinless Diet is to
eat and drink at the right times. I also encourage you to drink plenty of
water. Water helps your body in every sense, and that includes retraining your
body to eat more healthfully.

 

Drink before meals, but not with meals. Drinking 15 to 30 minutes
before a meal gives your body the fluids it needs for easy digestion, while
drinking during meals can dilute your digestive enzymes and make your digestion
more difficult. I not only allow, but actually recommend, drinking red wine.
Have one small glass per day. Unlike water, it can be enjoyed with your dinner,
or afterwards.

 

Avoid soft drinks, even so-called “diet” beverages. There are so many reasons to avoid
soft drinks. For one thing, artificial sweeteners are unhealthy, at best. There
is no evidence that they contribute to weight loss efforts. And sugar-sweetened
beverages provide empty calories you don’t need or want. Sodas can be
addictive, but I promise you that if you force yourself to drink water you will
eventually love it. It takes effort to become accustomed to drinking plain
water, but making the effort truly pays off.

 

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