The caralluma fimbriata plant falls into classification with many other desert cacti species, but the unique characteristics found in this plant make it highly practical to sustain life as a regular, daily food.
At the same time, it also has the capacity to help people meet their weight loss goals. Caralluma fimbriata can has also been found to help alleviate thirst, which makes this plant that much more important and useful to those living in regions where it grows.
Despite its unique qualities, caralluma fimbriata should not be mistaken with the popular hoodia gordonii, which is similar and can also be used to support weight loss.
Hoodia is found growing in parts of Africa and is often used there by tribesmen there that need to eat while they are hunting in the desert. According to studies, however, the caralluma fimbriata plant has more promise in terms of suppressing hunger than hoodia.
Breakfast: (12 oz water before breakfast) ¾ oz multi-grain cereal, ½ sliced banana or ¾ cup sliced strawberries, ½ cup non fat milk
AM Snack: 12 oz water, ½ bagel, 1 tablespoon nonfat cream cheese
Lunch: (12 oz water before lunch) 1 medium baked potato, blend ½ cup plain non fat yogurt, 2 oz tofu, 1 tsp Dijon mustard & spices; sprinkle with chives, ½ cup broccoli or zucchini salsa. 1 medium orange
PM Snack: 12 oz water, 3 graham crackers, 1 medium apple, ½ cup non-fat milk
Dinner: (12 oz water before lunch) 6oz broiled trout, ½ cup cooked brown rice, spinach salad (1 cup spinach, ½ raw vegetables, 1 hard boiled egg, 1 tablespoon nonfat dressing)
Breakfast: (12 oz water before breakfast) ½ cup oatmeal, ½ tablespoon raisins, ½ cup non fat milk, 1 medium apple
AM Snack: 12 oz water, ½ cup non fat yogurt
Lunch: (12 oz water before lunch) 6oz tuna on bed of lettuce with tomato slices and ¼ avocado, 1 tablespoon mayo, 1 oz pretzels, 5 baby carrots, 1 cup low fat chocolate pudding
PM Snack: 12 oz water, 2 cups air popped popcorn with non fat seasoning
Dinner: (12 oz water before lunch) ½ cup cooked pasta with 1/3 cup tomato sauce, 2 oz ground turkey, ½ cup zucchini and summer squash, 1 teaspoon butter, small green salad (1/2 cup lettuce, ¼ cup mixed vegetables, 1 tablespoon nonfat dressing), ½ cup sliced peaches sprinkled with cinnamon, 2 teaspoons almonds
Breakfast: (12 oz water before breakfast) 2 lite pancakes(4”diameter) top with ½ cup peaches or ½ banana, 1 tablespoon reduced calorie maple syrup, ½ cup non fat milk
AM Snack: 12 oz water, ½ cup low fat cottage cheese, ½ cup pineapple chunks
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PM Snack: 12 oz water, ½ cup applesauce, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon sliced almonds
Dinner: (12 oz water before lunch) 3oz baked chicken (no skin), 1 cup cooked spinach with garlic, 1-1/2 teaspoon butter, ½ cup cooked brown rice, 2 small red plums