Friday, January 28, 2011

Amylose Free Diet

AMYLOSE FREE DIET - High Carbohydrate, High Protein and Low Fat. 

Starch, the primary form of stored carbohydrate in plants, consists of two chemical compounds, amylose and amylopectin. While amylose makes up 10 to 20 percent of natural starches, amylopectin accounts for the remaining 80 to 90 percent. Amylose, which is a straight-chain molecule, takes longer to digest than amylopectin, a multi-branched molecule. Lower or eliminating amylose intake may be beneficial for hypoglycemics, dieters, athletes and others who need quick energy from the food they eat.

Do not skip meals.  Eat 3 meals a day.  The starvation response burns calories from muscles not fat.

Eat adequate amounts of protiens: lean meat and eggs. 
Eat adequate amounts of fruits, but NO bananas
Eat plenty of vegetables, but NO root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, etc.)

Be careful with fats and milk intake.  Limit cheeses and yogurt.  You can eat almonds, cashews and pistachio nuts.

You can eat quinoa , corn, popcorn, baked corn chips, tortilla chips, corn taco shells, corn pasta,  sugar free corn flakes (Natures Path) and grits.  All legumes/beans are okay.

Spices and condiments are okay.

Drink Water! Coffee and unsweet Tea are okay.   Diet soft drinks, but only rarely. 

Moderation in eating includes: eating good food, prepared well, presented pleasingly and eaten with gusto not gluttony.

Avoid starches and breads.  Avoid all cereal grains, breads, pastas, cookies, crackers and cakes.  Avoid wheat, rice, oats, barley, rye, etc.  These are the biggest food problems.

Avoid root vegetables: potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, yucca, etc.

Avoid sweets; sugars and hidden sugars like dextrose, sucrose, corn syrup and maltodextrin.  Read all labels and avoid all foods with these ingredients. No chocolate, no candy bars and no health/nutrition bars.

No sugary sodas.  No commercial fruit juices - fresh squeezed.


Marty said...

After 12 weeks on the Amylose Free diet, I have lost 25 pounds, gone from size 16 to 10. It's amazing! Not at all like a diet.

Anonymous said...

That is great you are doing well. Can I ask you something...
there is so much conflicting articles and opinions on what the true amylose free diet is.
you are writing that quinoa and corn are okay; the Live Strong site says no quinoa or popcorn. I am finding lots of conflicting opinions. Any help on this? Kim

Becky said...

Amylose free is the way to be! Please check out my amylose free living site for recipe ideas and inspiration.

Good luck!

Tanya said...

What about onions and garlic? Ok or not?