Starch Diet Frequently Asked
Questions and Answers 

Do you have questions about the Starch Diet? You’ll find many of the answers already here, but feel free to use the form below to ask this Starchivore any others that you really want to know. I am here to help you!

Frequently Asked Questions About a Starch Diet:

Will a vegan diet lead to protein deficiency?

No! This is one of the biggest misconceptions about the vegan lifestyle. You don’t need to consume meat products to get protein. The human body doesn’t need as much protein as many people believe, and you can get what you need through vegetables, beans, legumes, seeds and whole grains.

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Why does the Starchivore Diet eliminate oils?

It’s common for diets to recommend “healthy” oils, such as extra virgin olive oil, instead of “unhealthy” oils, such as vegetable or corn oils. The Starch Diet discourages the use of oil entirely because they contribute nothing but fat to your body. You can get omega-3 fatty acids from other natural foods included in the diet, so there’s no reason to consume oil. This is especially true if you’re trying to cut fat in order to lose weight and protect your heart.

Do you recommend exercise along with this diet?

Increasing your activity level and enjoying some form of exercise each day will help you lose weight faster, improve your cardiovascular system and strengthen your muscles so that you’re less prone to injuries. Exercise can also improve your balance and self esteem, but you don’t need to kill yourself with high-intensity workouts. Getting out for a walk each day is a big step forward if your current lifestyle is sedentary.

You may find that you enjoy more vigorous workouts as you start to lose weight and become accustomed to moving your body more, but don’t stress out over workouts. Keep it simple, and find something that you really enjoy so that you can keep up the routine long term.

Why do you recommend the use of sugar rather than artificial sweeteners?

Artificial sweeteners are just that: artificial. They aren’t natural foods, and your body doesn’t know how to process them properly. They may even lead to disease, especially when consumed in large amounts on a routine basis. Sugar is a natural product that can add some sweetness to your food, but you should limit your consumption to small amounts only when it is truly needed. Learn to enjoy the natural flavor of your food, and you will find that you don’t need a ton of sweetener.

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