Because I eat quinoa all the time and because I have lost a lot of weight people are beginning to make a connection between the two. I haven’t actually lost weight directly because of the quinoa but I have found it very helpful in maintaining my weight loss. It is tasty and filling and has become a large compnent of what I eat.
I have turned my thoughts to whether you could base a weight loss regime on quinoa and I think it would be possible. The only downside is that you could get bored with it after a few weeks unless you become a bit of a quinoa fanatic like me.
What makes quinoa so suitable for this is the fact that you do not need a lot of it to feel full. Quinoa is a natural food that takes time to be digested so you feel satisfied for longer.
You could include fresh vegetables and fruit to keep the calorie count down.
I know you would lose a few pounds per week by cutting out all processed foods and carbohydrates. The other thing to omit would be meat protein – all the protein you would need can come from the quinoa. So it is possible to base a weight loss diet on quinoa.