The Shell Diet: Fiber from Whole Grains, Fruits, Veggies, and Much Less Meat

Build your meals on fiber from fruits, veggies, and whole grains, not meat or carbohydrates.

1) Eat less meat: Most of us have grown accustomed to building our meals based on meat.  We’re accustomed to “getting full” instead of “staying regular”.  By eating more than 4 to 6 ounces of meat per day (the size of a deck of cards, or your hand not including your fingers), if nothing else we’re giving our bodies too much sodium and making ourselves at least a little constipated.  (Ideally, you should be “going #2″ at least once a day”.)  I make it a daily goal to only eat meat in one meal of the day, typically either lunch or breakfast.

2) Replace meat with vegetables and whole grains:For breakfast, here is what I eat (click here).  For my other meatless meal, I make sure it’s filled whole grain (wheat) rice, pasta, or bread and vegetables or fruit.

3) Whenever you’re hungry (not bored), eat. If you get hungry in between meals or after a meal, it means your body is craving and needing more fruit, veggies, or whole grains.  Not processed snacks, ever.

4) Don’t eat too much at once. By putting your two hands together to make a bowl, that gives you an idea of the amount of food you should eat in a meal.  Any more than that, and there’s a good chance of you’re overeating, and that means you won’t poop at least once a day.

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2 thoughts on “The Shell Diet: Fiber from Whole Grains, Fruits, Veggies, and Much Less Meat

  1. Thanks for the great tips and sharing your experience!
    We’ve had to restructure out eating habits around “low sodium” food since my husband was told he has high blood pressure (which he’s kinda known for a while…passed down from his mom). But, by simply trying to cut out sodium, we’ve been basically following most of your guidelines.

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    • Hi Christi,

      I’m sorry your husband has high blood pressure, but I’m glad he found out now and that I could be of the least assistance to you. In a way, cutting back on sodium was harder than cutting back on sugar or fat because giving up sodium meant giving up processed foods. It wasn’t easy. I’ll admit though, my weakness now is pickles: One pickle typically accounts for around 8% of your sodium for the day. And I can never just eat one pickle!

      Nick

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