Weightloss – Understanding Why Diets Don’t Work
Weightloss – Understanding Why Diets Don’t Work Discovering What Does Work
“Let’s talk about fat people” the skinny little comedian on stage said, I and one other lady, instinctively
got up to leave the lounge. Bad mistake. Suddenly we were unwilling participants in his cruel joke! He toyed with
us for several minutes leaving us in tears. Of course he apologized profusely immediately afterwards.
And then he did something amazing, he rolled out a full size standup cutout photo, from behind the curtain. It was
of him, only at 450 Pounds! He went on to explain how even medical science had failed to help him all his life. How
diet after diet had failed, only to leave him fatter. By the end of his “ACT” we had been in tears several
more times, mostly with laughter.
So, what finally worked for him? First he stopped trying to starve himself. He ate a lot of food, even more than
usual. Treated himself to sweets even occasional chocolate. And get this, he started Drinking alcohol! Red wine to
be exact. That’s right, it’s not how much you eat or drink, but what you eat and drink, and some sweets or calories
actually help you loss weight.
Here’s Why and How
Why? When you don’t eat enough your body thinks it needs more, so it starts to save, it begins to store away what
ever it can. Mostly FAT! Your body makes fat cells to store it. This is called starvation or survival mode. Your
body needs some fat and fat cells, without any fat in your body you would die. Don’t let anyone tell you that you
can get rid of fat cells, you can’t. Well, only with liposuction. Once your body makes a fat cell it’s there for
life. And your body only makes these when it feels like it needs them, in other words when it’s hungry. Ever hear
someone say they can think about food and gain weight? It’s True. Never let yourself go hungry!
Your body needs calories for energy. If you’re dieting (low calorie) and exercising, your body isn’t burning fat,
it’s burning muscle. Calories are converted to energy, energy is what burns fat out of the fat cells or shrinks them.
This is called metabolism. It’s the rate at which the body turns calories into energy. Ever know someone who can
eat and eat and still be thin? Most thin people have a fast metabolism. Their metabolism is “SET” faster.
The point at which your metabolism is set is called a “Set Point.” Some people’s bodies actually burn more
fat while they are sitting or even sleeping than other peoples bodies do running! The bad thing is, we inherit a
certain set point and even a certain number of fat cells. That’s why fat runs in families. The good thing is, your
set point can be Changed.
How? By eating high calorie low fat and carbohydrate foods. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? But wait, remember
when I said you need some fat? There are actually some fats that will help you lose weight. CLA (conjugated linoleic
acid), a fat found in sunflower seed and borage oil, was recently in the news, as scientist found that it helped
convert fat into muscle. CLA like GLA are called essential fatty acids. They are needed for the regulation of fat metabolism.
And high calories, well isn’t plain white sugar higher in calories than anything? What you need to understand is
there are good fats and bad, as well as good sugars and bad. The same goes for just about everything you eat and
Read food labels and try to find the good fats and low carbohydrates. Don’t count calories. Count fats and carbohydrates.
Below are some lists and tips to help you out.
What Are the “Good” Fats?
- Peanut oil – Monounsaturated fat helps reduce levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol.
oils – like Sunflower seed oil, Borage oil, Flaxseed oil, provide essential fatty acids, CLA and GLA.
- Avocados are rich in essential fatty acids and provide natural Magnesium.
- Evening Primrose
oil – is a direct, natural source of GLA an essential fatty acid critical in the production of prostaglandin’s.
In the body prostaglandin’s help with the regulation of fat metabolism. They also support inflammatory response, the various hormones in the body, and the cardiovascular, central nervous, and immune systems.
oils – containing the Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.
- Olive oil (especially extra virgin or unrefined) is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants,
helps reduce levels of total and LDL cholesterol. It contains a remarkable substance known as oleuropein which
has the amazing ability to invade foreign cells, ingest them, thereby stopping the virus/bacteria/fungus/free radical,
etc. from reproducing. Read
More About Olive.
- Fresh butter (in moderation)
- Coconut Oil
What are “Bad” Fats? Trans Fats?
- Hydrogenated or Partially Hydrogenated fats (Very Bad)
- Refined vegetable oils
- Saturated fats, in excess
- Most polyunsaturated fats
Fried foods are OK in moderation, as long as they are fried in good fats (oils). (Tip), Never reuse cooking oil,
as the heating process converts the good oil to Bad! Use mayonnaise or salad dressings that are made with olive,
seed or nut oils.
To learn more we recommend > DVD Fabulous Fats! Setting the Record Straight
What are the Bad Sugars?
- Refined white sugar or cane sugar (Worst)
- Brown sugar (Bad)
- Nutrasweet or Aspartame (Toxic) There are more adverse reactions to Nutrasweet reported to the FDA than all other
foods and additives combined. In certain individuals, it can have devastating consequences.
- Saccharin, well it’s been taken off the “carcinogen” list, but it still isn’t considered safe by some.
- Crystalized Fructose
Good sugars: (TIP), some will tell you to stay away from anything sweet. Do Not do this, your body craves sweet!
Crave=Hunger=addition of fat cells. When wanting something sweet, good choices are whole foods that are sweet naturally. The fiber is important to help your body not deplete your life force energy.
herb – (the very best)
- Natural Fruit
sugar, SlimSweet – (good)
- Pure maple syrup (in moderation)
or Royal Jelly – (in moderation)
To learn more we recommend > DVD Sweet Fire: Understanding Sugar’s Role in Your Health
Breads and Starches
So many foods contain starch that to remove all starch from the diet is impossible. Foods like beans, rice, wheat,
oats and all grains, potatoes, squash, many vegetables and fruits. Learning to discriminate between refined (bad)
starches, like white bread and flour, and complex (good) starches, like brown rice or whole grains is very important. White bread and refined cerals and pasta do not provide good nutrition and turn to sugar as your body metabolizes them, while hearty whole sprouted grains can provide fiber and nutrition.
Red wine? Well it’s been proven to reduce bad cholesterol and speed metabolism of fats! If you can’t handle alcohol
use red wine vinegar. Also pure 100 percent fruit juices are good.
Water, drink it, a lot of it! Lack of water causes the sensation of “hunger.”
Tea, most teas can give you a quick energy boost. Some are formulated to help you lose weight. Some excellent tea choices are Green tea, Rooibos, Essiac Tea, Yerba Mate, and most herbal teas. Even black teas can offer some positive benefits.
What About Chocolate?
Fact is new research is proving chocolate is a Health Food! At least when made with unrefined sugar. For instance,
pure cocoa and honey. Chocolate has anti-inflammatory properties, this has been known for some time. Now researchers
have found that cocoa is high in stearic acid, a neutral fatty acid that does not appear to raise L.D.L. and may
raise high density lipoprotein (H.D.L.), the good cholesterol.
The Journal of Nutrition publized several preliminary studies on t he topic of the flavonoids found in chocolate and their affects on plaque build up in the body and cholesterol levels. These studies shared evidence that chocolate’s effect on the body was similar to aspirin. Healthy chocolate reduced bad cholesterol levels that are found
in the blood. So a little high quality chocolate after eating is actually good for you, but forgo eating processed types of cocoa, and chocolate that are laced with sugar and other fattening ingredients.I
Supplements and Other Helpers
(Warning) Ephedra or MaHung is an herb for asthma and allergies not weightloss! Taking it may speed you up for a
short period of time but the side effects can be devastating.
- CLA Conjugated Linoliec Acid
- Super Omega 3—6—9 – is a blend of Fish, Borage and Organic Flax Seed Oils.
- >Kelp – Helps maintain Iodine levels and aids in weight loss.
- Astragalus – Aids in glandular functioning, increase metabolism and energy.
Protein and Fiber
- Eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.
- Spirulina –
is an excellent source of protein.
- Meat is good source of protein in moderation. Chicken, lean red meat, fish, even lean pork. Try to buy high quality grass fed beef, free range chicken, and meats that are free of hormones and steriods.
Vitamins and Minerals
- Vitamin C – naturally increases the body’s metabolism, prompting it to burn more calories, and essential for
normal glandular function.
- Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc – Magnesium is a good mineral to flush metals from the system and taken along with calcium
and zinc they have a calming effect. It is also involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
- Lecithin –
is a natural source Choline & Inositol which are essential for the breakdown of fats and cholesterol. The cell
membranes in the body are composed largely of lecithin. These membranes handle the flow of nutrients in and out
of the cell. It is a lipid that is required by every single cell in your body. Lecithin is the most abundant of
the phospholipids. Scientific studies have shown that lecithin has the ability to break up fat and cholesterol
into small particles which can be easily handled by the system. One of the indications of lecithin deficiency is
obesity. It helps prevent arterial congestion, helps distribute body weight, cleans the liver and purifies the
kidneys. Lecithin also enables fats like cholesterol to be dispersed in water and then carried from your body.
In other words, lecithin is a substance that can change fat so that it is water soluble. Like soap changes grease
so it can be washed away. It will seek out and destroy fat deposits wherever they are. With nervous, mental or
glandular over activity lecithin can be consumed faster than it is replaced.
- Molybdenum – is an essential trace mineral that is not well known but it is very important for regulating the body’s pH balance. By raising the pH (e.g., 6.1—6.2) the oxygen level in your body increases ten times. This increases nitrogen
metabolism which helps your body burn fat.
Enzymes – When you change your diet, even for the better, your body has to adjust to the new foods you are
eating and proper digestion is curtail.
- Take a good all Natural
Multivitamin every day for overall health.
There it is, you knew it was coming, that terrible Double four letter word. It does evoke a response, kind of a
sense of depression. Don’t call it exercise! Just simply think of it as movement. Move your body, even when you don’t
feel up to it. Slow stretching movements do burn excess fat and carbs.
Try some relaxing movements and walk a little everyday, even if it’s around the house or office. You will find it
gets easier day by day. Look at it this way, when you first get up in the morning it’s hard to move, then as the
hours pass it gets easier.
This is because your body releases more energy the more you move, so move your body! (TIP) Trick your body into
releasing energy, by thinking of running fast. That’s right, just thinking about fast movement causes your body to
release more energy.
Copyright Herbal Remedies USA – Deb Jackson
Interview with Mary Toscano
For more information on diet and nutrition to help you lose weight and keep it off read the interview with Mary Toscano, and be sure to order Sweet Fire, and Fabulous Fats. You will love these educational DVDs which are life changing and will definately teach you more in the time it takes to watch them than you will learn reading multiple books on the subject of sugar and fat in our diet and how it effects us.
To learn more about > The Role of Fats and Sugars
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