The Lindora diet program is a clinic-based, low-carb, high-protein diet program that lasts for 10 weeks under the close supervision of a team of medical professionals. This diet program is a little expensive compared to similar ones that promise the same thing and follow the same low-carb, high-protein diet plan. The Lindora Lean for Life Clinic Program costs $149 for eight weeks of weight loss and two weeks of metabolic adjustment. This program promises a lifestyle change in the way you eat, and helps you lose 10 percent of your body weight in 10 weeks.
The Lindora diet covers the physical, mental and lifestyle issues of controlling your weight. This includes a weight loss phase, followed by a lifetime maintenance phase for a safer and healthier weight loss regimen. The menu for this program includes foods that are readily available in the market.
Here are five foods that should be avoided when you are on the Lindora diet.
1. Bread and Other Starchy Foods
Eating too many carbohydrate-rich foods like bread and pasta may result in weight gain because excess carbs are converted into fats. On the other hand, bread triggers excessive eating because of its taste and the nice texture it leaves in your mouth, and it does not easily satisfy your appetite. Bread loses most of its fiber and vitamin contents when it is refined. White bread, in particular, contains low fiber and has a high glycemic index, which makes the conversion of calories into sugar faster. This results in an increase in blood sugar; therefore, it increases the release of insulin which results in the faster lowering of the blood sugar. This induces you to eat more carbohydrates to keep your energy up. Lindora, however, recommends eating 100 percent whole grain bread if you cannot remove it completely from your diet.
A 1992 Swiss study done by Dr. Paolo M. Suter of the University of Zurich (published by the "New England Journal of Medicine" that same year) shows that alcohol drinkers have a harder time losing excess weight. According to the study, alcohol slows down metabolism and limits the ability of the body to burn fats (the liver processes both fats and alcohol, and it does not effectively metabolize fats if it is processing alcohol). Alcohol also induces you to snack while you drink, which can affect your calorie count. It also contains empty calories, is proven to increase fatigue and makes it hard for the body to regulate temperature.
3. Margarine and Butter
Margarine and butter both contain 100 calories per tablespoon, which is dangerous to your health. They contain hydrogenated oils or trans fats, which contribute to heart disease. Trans fats also lower the good cholesterol level and increase the bad cholesterol level in the body.
4. Free Food Samples
Free food samples can easily pile up your calories. The Lindora Lean for Life Program advises people to avoid food stalls and free food samples to limit the urge to eat.
5. Processed Foods
Most processed foods contain more carbohydrates than natural and fresh foods. Processed foods also contain preservatives, which are generally not good for the body.