Weight loss should be simple and sustainable, so here are two easy ways that you can use Purition for weight loss.
Whether that’s ½ stone, a stone or 15 stone, learn the ‘what? when?’ first, then the ‘how?’ and ‘how much?’ after — aka the new Purition meal plan for weight-loss.
Grab yourself a cuppa, a coffee or a glass of water and learn how to lose weight, the Purition way!
Lose weight: The Purition Way
First things first, does your body need to eat 3 meals a day? If so, follow our easy 3 meals a day plan. If you’re not much of a breakfast person, follow our even easier 2 meals a day plan.
3 meals a day
✓ Make 1 or 2 of your 3 meals a 40g serving of Purition blended with your favourite milk.
2 meals a day
✓ Break your fast at lunchtime with a 50g serving of Purition blended with your favourite milk.
✓ Limit the added extras. A ⅓ or ¼ of a banana or a small handful of raspberries, strawberries or blueberries are good options.
✓ Make your remaining meal(s) low-carb and home-cooked when you can.
✓ Limit alcohol, sugar, starchy vegetables and refined carbohydrates.
✓ Eat as many green leafy and colourful veggies as you like!
✓ Drink plenty of water — at least 2 litres per day.
✓ Limit fizzy and sugary drinks and juices.
It’s simple, it’s easy, and it works. Eating a majority whole foods diet will naturally help you to reduce your intake of refined carbs and sugars. Real whole foods fill you up, keep you fuller for longer and are more nutritious than processed foods.
By using Purition for one or two of your meals, you’re already well on the way to a wholly real food diet! Made with 70% whole ground seeds and nuts, every glass is packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats, alongside naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. Just blend it with your favourite milk and enjoy!
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
How to cook a simple low-carb meal for weight loss
We know what you’re thinking: Blending up a glass of Purition for breakfast and/or lunch is easy, but what should I cook for my other meals?
We’d recommend loosely basing your meals around these three key principles:
✓ Cook simple meals using natural ingredients
✓ Include protein and some healthy fats
✓ Choose non-starchy vegetables (that grow above ground)
Unlike a diet plan which tells you exactly what to eat and when, this approach is flexible, with no set-in-stone meals or calorie restrictions. You can cook meals that suit you and that you genuinely enjoy, making it more sustainable over the long-term.
Need more info? We’ve covered each point in further detail below.
1. Cook with natural foods
By basing your day-to-day meals on natural whole foods rather than ultra-processed food, weight loss will come naturally.
Why? Real, whole foods fill you up for longer than ultra-processed foods but are typically lower in calories. This means you’ll naturally eat fewer — but better quality — calories, without having to track them.
Eating more real, whole foods is more of a goal than a strict eating plan. The idea is simply to cook with and favour whole, minimally processed foods as much as you feasibly can.
What are natural wholefoods?
Wholefoods are natural goods that have been processed or refined as little as possible and are free from additives and other artificial substances. This includes fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, lean meat, poultry, seafood, milk, cheese, eggs, herbs, beans, legumes and whole grains.
They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants to keep your body healthy and nourished.
What are ultra-processed foods?
Processed foods are foods that have undertaken some form of processing to turn raw, whole ingredients into a packaged food product.
Not all processed food is inherently unhealthy. Milk, cheese, greek yoghurt, tofu, canned tuna and bagged vegetables have technically been processed. But these products are still very healthy and natural.
It’s ultra-processed and refined foods — with added sugar, salt and trans fats — that you want to avoid. Think ready meals, super-sweet breakfast cereals, breaded frozen meat, hotdogs, french fries and sweets.
If you struggle to spot highly processed foods, try the processed test. Take a look at the ingredients list and ask yourself if it’s something you could easily buy the ingredients for and make at home. If it’s packed with mysterious chemicals and additives that you barely recognise, then it’s probably heavily processed.
2. Use your hand to control portion sizes
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:
✓ One or two palm-sized portion(s) of protein
✓ Two fist-sized portions of vegetables (fibre)
✓ One or two thumb-sized portion(s) of healthy fats
Stay flexible with this concept and adjust your portion sizes based on your hunger and fullness. The most important thing is that 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:
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3. Focus on vegetables that are grown above ground
We love vegetables. They’re low in calories but packed with fibre and essential vitamins and minerals. However, when it comes to weight loss, vegetables are not built equally:
✓ Vegetables grown above ground are generally low in carbs
✘ Vegetables grown below ground are typically high in starchy carbs
Starch is quickly broken down into glucose for energy. Excess glucose is stored as fat and can lead to weight gain. Starches are also high on the glycemic index, meaning they make your blood sugar levels quickly and then fall sharply — which can lead to hunger shortly after eating.
But all you really need to know is to moderate the amount of high-starch (grown below ground) vegetables you eat. The main offenders are potatoes, squash, peas, sweetcorn, beetroot, parsnips, celeriac and artichoke.
We don’t want you to feel that you have to completely eliminate these vegetables — or any food for that matter! When it comes to planning your meals, just focus on including large, generous servings of vegetables that are grown above ground and eat fewer vegetables grown below ground.
Using Purition for weight loss
If you use Purition for one or two of your meals per day and eat a healthy meal for your other(s), we’re certain that you’ll see positive change and feel great. By adopting a real food diet with plenty of protein, fibre and healthy fats, you’ll be able to achieve your short-term weight loss goals but also adopt long-term, 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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