Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Somersize Rules Explained

Somersize Rules Explained:


It is essential to Eliminate all foods that cause your insulin levels to fluctuate too much.

These include things like white sugar and Flour and are called Funky Foods. Avoid the following catergories:

Sugars: White sugar, Brown Sugar, Raw Sugar, Corn syrup, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Sucrose, Molasses, Honey, Maple Syrup, Beet and Carrots

Starches: Acorn Squash, Bananas, Butternut squash, Corn, Hubbard Squash, Parsnips, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, White Flour, White Rice, Yams.

Alternatives to white flour include: Whole wheat, Pumpernickel, Rye, Amaranth, Spelt, Farro, Kamut.

Alternatives to white rice: Brown rice, Wild Rice

Caffeine and Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Hard Liquor, Caffeinated Tea, sodas and coffee, Cocoa.

Bad Combo Foods: Avacoado, Coconut, Liver, Nuts, Olives, Soy, Low fat or whole Fat (dairy) These contain protein and fat and carbs.


Proteins/Fats: include Meats, Chicken, Fish, Butter, Cheese and Cream

Any of the foods from the Pro/Fat groups can be eaten together or in combination with Veggies.

Carbos: Including Whole-Grain Carbohydrates and Non Fat Dairy Products

These provide fiber and roughage necessary for the digestive system.Eat Plant source. Enjoy Complex Carbs like whole grain Pasta and Cereals.

Any foods in the Carbo group can be eaten together or in combination with Veggies.

Veggies: including all low starch vegetables and Low on the Glycemic Index.

Green Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, artichokes, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and more. These also provide roughage for our digestive system.

Any Foods in the Veggies Group can be eaten together. And they can be eaten with the Pro/Fat group or the Carbo Group.

Fruits: Including most of your favorites. these are a great source of fiber and help the digestive tract moving.

Any foods in the fruits group can be eaten together.

Free Foods: These can be combined with Pro/Fats, Veggies or Carbos because they do not conflict with any of the foods groups.

These include: Soy Saouce, Vinegar, Mustards, Herbs and spices. As well as Lemons and Limes and SomerSweet!