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Excerpt: Tips and Tricks for Shopping, Cooking and Eating at Home from The Brain Surgeon’s Diet

The Brain Surgeon's DietDie Breinchirurg se dieetAdriaan Liebenberg has shared tips for healthy eating on his website, including a guide and list for shopping, tricks for healthier cooking and eating at home and a list of nutrient-dense foods you should include in your diet.

In a market flooded with quick-fix solutions for weight loss and healthy living, Dr Liebenberg, an internationally recognised neurosurgeon, provides an easy, safe and healthy alternative: use your brain to lose weight. He is the author of The Brain Surgeon’s Diet, available in Afrikaans as Die Breinchirurg se dieet.

Read Liebenberg’s tips and tricks, excerpted from his book:


Ground rules (these are unbreakable rules):

Shop on a full tummy and never when you are hungry. You know why.

Make a list – category of food by category of food and base this on your week’s planned meals.

For instance:


Monday – chicken breasts (4)
Tuesday – beef steak (1000 g)
Wednesday – vegetable bake, no meat
Thursday – salmon fillets (4)
Friday – pasta, no meat

Pastrami and lean turkey cold meat for sandwiches during the week

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