Thousands of people use Purition for weight-loss every day without a diet plan, by replacing one or two less nutritious meals with Purition, often solving the problem of what to have for breakfast or lunch. This change alone can have a significant impact.
But we understand that some people want a little more guidance, so this article is for you. Grab yourself a cuppa, a coffee or a glass of water and learn how to achieve great nutrition, unlock your optimal health and lose weight with Purition.
Lose weight: The Purition Way
Everyone’s different and that’s part of the reason why we don’t publish one specific diet plan. It’s important that you do what works for you and it’s perfectly possible to mix and match the guidance below from one day to the next.
First things first, Purition is not a miracle weight loss powder (sorry!). It’s a healthy bunch of whole foods to help you improve your nutrition and unlock sustainable weight loss. Purition simply makes improving your diet and nutrition much easier.
We recommend either of the following strategies for losing weight with Purition.
Nutrition is the key to unlocking weight-loss and whole foods are key to improving nutrition
By using Purition for one or two meals, you’ll be making a significant, positive change to your diet without actually doing very much.
Purition is made with simple whole food ingredients, not industrially refined powders. We’re talking seeds and nuts—and not just token amounts to make us look good—but 70%+ to make you look good and feel great from the inside!
Whole foods are packed with naturally occurring fibre, protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients which nourish and keep you satisfied for longer. Whole foods are single ingredients that are grown or reared outdoors, which are packed with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.
Did you know? Your biology makes you hungry for food so that you consume vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fats that the body cannot make on its own. Processed food doesn’t typically contain much of that good stuff and so doesn’t satisfy your hunger for long. On the other hand, real whole foods are packed with essential nutrients and therefore fill you up for longer.
I was totally sceptical about this, but post-menopausal and struggling to lose weight, I had to try something. I don’t do diets and don’t have time to spend hours shopping. 2 weeks of having 1 shake a day and an evening meal, I’m down 5lbs. I’ve struggled for over 18 months to get this weight off. I’m ecstatic. It’s stopped me snacking and I’m not craving carbs at all.
– Charly, Verified Purition Customer
I’ve been trying to lose weight for several years. I don’t want to diet. I want to alter what I eat and still be able to enjoy food. I started replacing lunch with a Purition shake a few months back. It keeps me full and so I don’t snack. I eat sensibly for dinner but don’t actually diet. I have dropped from 75kg to 67kg in 4 months! I can’t quite believe it. One happy customer. Thanks Purition!.
– Ruth, Verified Purition Customer
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Purition works because it’s made from whole foods which contain natural sources of protein, healthy fats and fibre but are also very low in sugar. This is the formula all your other meals should ideally follow—here’s how:
Cook simple meals with natural ingredients
By basing your day-to-day meals on natural whole foods rather than ultra-processed food or ready meals, weight loss will come naturally.
Why? Industrially processed foods (think ready meals, breakfast cereals, hotdogs, french fries and sweets) contain energy (calories), but very little natural nutrition—often referred to as ‘empty calories’. Real, whole foods fill you up for longer than empty, ultra-processed foods. By replacing ‘empty calories’ with ‘whole foods’, you’ll naturally eat fewer—but better quality—calories, without having to track your calorie intake.
Eating more real, whole foods is more of a goal than a strict Purition diet plan. The idea is simply to cook with and favour whole, minimally processed foods.
What are natural whole foods?
Whole foods are single ingredients that have been grown or reared outdoors, which can be eaten without being industrially processed or refined. Exceptions to the rules are freezing, canning and dairy products as these processes don’t fundamentally change the nutritional value of the food.
Whole foods are packed with natural nutrition—vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants—to keep your body healthy and nourished. Think fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, lean meat, poultry, seafood, milk, eggs, herbs and legumes.
Include fibre, protein and some healthy fats
If you’re trying to lose weight, we’d recommend using your hand to build out a healthy and balanced meal, whilst avoiding the hassle of counting calories or tracking nutrients. Do this for a week or so and it’ll start coming naturally to you.
Every meal should (roughly) contain:
Stay flexible with this concept and adjust your portion sizes based on your hunger and fullness. The most important thing is to eat until you feel comfortably full, as that means you’ll be less likely to snack and overeat later on.
This is by no means a complete list of foods, but here’s some inspiration to get you started:
What about carbs?
If you are trying to lose weight with Purition, it’s the refined carbs like bread, rice, potatoes and pasta that should be kept to a minimum. Thankfully, filling up on protein, healthy fats and vegetables will help you avoid eating too many refined carbs. It really is that simple!
Switching refined and starchy carbs (mainly simple sugars) for green leafy and colourful vegetables (technically carbs too, but mainly water and fibre) is part of the strategy for weight loss. Find out more here: low-carb alternatives for weight-loss.
A note on protein
It’s recommended that everyone should aim to take double their ideal body weight in grams of protein per day. So if you weigh or want to weigh 65 kg, then strive to take in 130g of protein. We’re not asking you to track this, as long as you’re consuming some protein with every meal, you should achieve this.
If you really put the effort into increasing the amount of protein in your diet then by default, you are likely to have consumed less starchy carbs and processed fat. This simple strategy can change your body composition on its own.
Aren’t all fats bad for you?
Nope, that’s a myth! Natural fats found in avocado, nuts, nut butter, olives and oily fish are energy-dense and nutritious. Plus, in the absence of refined and starchy carbs and sugar, healthy fats are incredibly satisfying.
Choose non-starchy vegetables
We love vegetables. They’re nutrient-dense and packed with fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. But when it comes to weight loss, vegetables are not built equally.
Veggies grown above ground are naturally low in starchy carbohydrate (sugar) as they are mainly water, fibre and vitamins and minerals. Veggies grown below ground are high in starchy carbs (sugar), which can spike your blood sugar levels and leave you feeling hungry shortly after eating. That’s why we always say leave the starchy vegetables and double-up on the non-starchy veggies instead.
Try to moderate the amount of high-starch (grown below ground) vegetables you eat such as potatoes, carrots, beetroot, swede and parsnips.
What to drink for weight-loss
What you drink can have a significant effect on the success of your weight loss journey.
Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water—at least 1.5 litres per day. If you’re not keen on the taste, try adding a few ice cubes plus a slice of lemon, lime or cucumber. Or why not try it hot with lemon, especially come wintertime?
We love a cuppa just as much as you do, so tea and coffee are most definitely on the cards! However, do be mindful about what you’re adding to your hot drinks. Ten cups of tea a day with three sugars could easily add up to 300 calories on sugar alone, which could set your weight loss effort back considerably.
Try drinking your tea and coffee without sugar or sweetener. Trust us, it’s weird at first… but you’ll get used to it. Plus, it’s much better for your health in the long run. If you struggle, gradually reduce the amount of sugar you use to give your taste buds some time to adapt.
So what about alcohol? We all enjoy a glass or two at the weekend and that’s ok in moderation, but do try to cut it out during the week. A glass of red or a gin & tonic at the weekend won’t derail your weight loss goals, but excessive drinking will. And if you’re up for the challenge, going teetotal is the absolute best thing you can do for health and weight loss.
Low-carb snacks for weight loss
We know what you’re thinking: what about snacks? If you’re using Purition for one or two meals a day and cooking healthy, balanced meals for your others, you shouldn’t feel the need to snack in between meals. Purition offers a nutritious balance of protein, healthy fats, fibre and naturally occurring vitamins and minerals which are slow releasing to keep you full and satisfied in between meals.
If you do find that a 40g serving is not enough to satisfy your appetite, simply increase the portion size to 50g. You can also try adding a more generous portion of protein (lean meat, eggs, tofu etc) to your home-cooked meals. Make sure you’re drinking enough water, too—hunger and thirst signals often get twisted! Drink a large glass of water before reaching for a snack.
With that said, there are times when, for whatever reason, you need or want to enjoy a snack. Rather than reaching for a packet of crisps or a sugar-packed chocolate bar, choose something nutrient-dense and low-carb when you can. Here are our go-to low-carb snacks:
- 20g serving of Purition mixed with plain or Greek yoghurt
- A handful of nuts or seeds
- 5 or 6 olives
- A boiled egg
- Half a tin of tuna
- A thumb-sized piece of cheese
Get more snack ideas in our easy low-carb snacks for weight loss guide.
Using Purition for weight loss
Made it to the end? You’re ready to start using Purition, combined with healthy wholefood meals, to lose weight, supercharge your nutrition and unlock your optimal health.
Let’s re-cap on the key points to take away:
- Have Purition for 1 or 2 of your daily meals
- Cook simple meals using natural ingredients
- Prioritise protein, fibre and healthy fats
- Load up on green, colourful, non-starchy vegetables
- Drink plenty of liquid – water, tea, coffee
- Limit processed foods and sugar
- Avoid alcohol, fizzy drinks & juices
By following these recommendations, you’ll develop a satisfying, nutritious and healthy real food diet. This will not only help you to achieve your short-term weight loss goals, but leave you with great nutrition and healthy eating habits that stick around for life!
Have a question or need some extra guidance on your Purition weight loss journey? Get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org — we’d be happy to help.
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