The problem with many low-carbohydrate diets is they’re high in fat. And while unsaturated and especially polyunsaturated fats are good for you and essential to a well-rounded, healthy diet, it’s important to ensure your low-carb diet isn’t high in saturated fat. Saturated and trans fats are the fats that clog arteries and cause a slew of health issues.
Dr. James Kojian of DrToHelp.com stresses the importance of a low-carb, low-calorie diet when trying to lose weight, as well as exercise and his miracle diet pill Phentermine. The weight loss supplement currently sweeping Orange County, Phentermine works by stimulating certain hormones to suppress the appetite. The stomach subsequently shrinks from eating less, which helps keep weight off even when finished a Phentermine regimen.
Let’s look at a low-carb, low-calorie recipe example to assist you on your weight loss journey:
Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili
From Eating Well:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 large yellow bell pepper,chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
2 14-ounce cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1-2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced (see Tip)
2 cups vegetable broth
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 cups Cooked Wheat Berries, (recipe follows)
Juice of 1 lime
1 avocado, diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, chipotle to taste, broth and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.
- Stir in cooked wheat berries and heat through, about 5 minutes more. (If using frozen wheat berries, cook until thoroughly heated.) Remove from the heat. Stir in lime juice. Garnish each bowl with avocado and cilantro.