Weight loss is often tied to low carb diets, calorie restriction, or a vast array of diet plans from Atkins to South Beach to the Zone. But only The Silver Cloud Diet points to cutting edge science regarding the use of organic foods and all-natural organic saturated fats to increase weight loss, satiety, and health.
The organic food movement first began in the sixties as a response to the overuse of pesticides and herbicides. But in the decades since, the food -supply in the Western World has actually degraded, until we have a health catastrophe that can be laid squarely at the feet of industrial farming.
Obesity is on the rise in the Western world at an alarming rate and much of it is due to super-sized unhealthy food choices that have capsized the ship of state, swamping Americans in a sea of overweight, diabetes type 2, heart and kidney disease, and cancer.
Organic foods must be grown or produced without chemical pesticides or fertilizers, and, in livestock, without the use of antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic foods cannot be genetically modified, irradiated, or cloned.
Eating Organic has never been easier
Organic foods are increasingly available in mainstream food outlets, including supermarkets, farmer’s markets, and co-ops. Make a practice of hunting for organic food choices.
So what does this have to do with your desire to lose weight? Organic foods are naturally more nutrient-dense, thus leading to greater satiety in the diner.
In other words, you’ll eat less. You’ll enjoy it more.
Choosing unprocessed organic foods is an important decision for those who wish to lose weight. Why?
Industrial farming has introduced the use of genetically modified seed in the corn and soy crop to produce livestock feed that is of questionable value.
If you choose organic dairy products, eggs, meats, and produce, you can think of it as an insurance policy. By also avoiding overly processed foods such as crackers, cookies, white rice and pasta, you have removed these nutrient empty foods from your plate and made room for healthier food.
RECIPE OF THE DAY:
Try this comforting Country French Chicken Dish that demonstrates the wisdom of traditional recipes. Choose organic produce as well as dairy and poultry. Those French farm wives weren’t wrong. The old ways are often the best.
Makes 4 servings
1 whole organic chicken (about 3 1/2 pound), cut into 4 pieces
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
4 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only), finely chopped (2 cups)
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
4 medium carrots, halved diagonally
1 cup dry white wine
1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets
2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup heavy cream
Fresh lemon juice to taste
Preheat oven to 350o..Pat chicken dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil with 1 tablespoon butter in a wide heavy ovenproof pot over medium-high heat and brown chicken in 2 batches, turning once, about 10 minutes total per batch. Transfer to a plate.
Brown leeks, shallots and carrots in pan drippings, then add wine, cauliflower and chicken back to the pot. Cover and cook until chicken is tender, about 1 hour. Transfer chicken to a serving dish. Add cream and lemon juice to the pan and heat to make a sauce. Adjust seasonings and serve in a bowl beside the chicken. .
388 CALORIES, FAT 5.9 g., PROTEIN 23.8 g., CARB 14.5 g.,
FIBER 2.10 g.