Eat right and be slim

Food, health and weight loss

There is a lot of confusion and conflicting information about food and health, especially when it comes to weight loss. This confusion is also found amongst health care professionals. Modern nutrition classifies foods by their material and chemical forms.

On this laboratory analysis foods are grouped into proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals etc. Although this grouping provides us with some information in practice, apart from a few uses, this simplistic and artificial classification is not much use. This approach is completely artificial and industrial so it ignores the most important factors: the human being and their individuality.

Natural medicine and food

Natural medicine, especially Tibb, takes a genuinely holistic view of food and health. It places the human being at the centre of the discussion. It classifies a person by their unique temperament and body type or mizaj. It also recognises that each person metabolizes food in their own specific way.

Foods are also understood and classified by their quality and actions upon each person. This wisdom based tradition, with thousands of years of evidence, provides a clear framework with regard to food and human health. This knowledge, practically applied, is helpful in empowering us to become healthy and slim.

Achieving your optimal weight

In order to achieve your desired or optimal weight, you need to first understand your unique temperament and body type or mizaj. Your over-weight or obesity is an indication of your imbalance from this natural temperament.

You need to understand the impact of your lifestyle upon your health and well-being. Here are some specific guides to help you towards recovery of this balance:

  • Eat foods that are warm and light.
  • Eat foods which have pungent and bitter taste on daily basis.
  • Use plenty of freshly cooked vegetables.
  • Use fruits and salads on daily basis.
  • Use spices everyday in your foods.

Here are some specific details:

Vegetables: – Use these to help you to lose excess weight and to remain slim and healthy. Green leafy vegetables, such as: radish, asparagus, lettuce, celery, pumpkin, bitter melon, fenugreek. Also use cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts. Use vegetables which are in season and local, whenever possible. Avoid using potatoes and aubergines.

Grains: – Use these: barley, rye, buckwheat, millet, wheat. Use old varieties of wheat such as spelt and khmat. Use wheat in moderation. Eat wholemeal or brown rice, eat white rice in moderation.
Avoid modern variety of wheat.

Beans and Lentils: – all beans and pulses are good, especially chick peas and brown chick peas.

Fruits: – eat fruits which are in season, whenever possible. Eat fruits on their own, do not mix with your meals. Avoid banana.

Fish and meat: – fish is fine, do not eat shellfish. Eggs are good too. Do not use pork or beef.

Dairy: – yogurts are excellent, in moderation. Use only warm milk with ginger, cinnamon or turmeric added to it. Milk is a meal on its own. So do not use with meals. Do not drink sour drinks (like lemon) soon after drinking milk. Avoid fish after your milk drink. Light cheese in moderation is fine, but no hard cheese.

Drinks: – do not drink with your main meals. Other times sip, hot water, throughout the day, if possible every hour. Use green tea after your main meals, or use Indus slim tea after your main meals.

Sweets: – only use honey or small amounts of molasses.

Nuts: – use almonds, walnuts and pistachios in moderation.

Spices and herbs: – all spices and herbs are excellent. Use some every day, choose from: cumin, cinnamon, cloves, turmeric, ginger, black pepper and cardamom.

  • Avoid white flour, white rice and white sugar products.
  • Avoid fried food and fatty foods.
  • Avoid fizzy and carbonated drinks.
  • Avoid cold ice drinks.
  • Avoid processed food, take away food and leftover stale food.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Reduce coffee and tea to minimum.
Nutritional Therapist LeicesterAbout The Author

Hakim M Salim Khan is a fully qualified Nutritional Therapists, Iridologists and Herbal Medicine practitioner located in Leicester. His Mohsin Clinic typically sees clients from the surrounding areas of Frisby, Wigston and Markfield.

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