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The Special-Edition Post For the Skinny-fat, Overweight, and Obese
There is a popular misconception that is in need of prompt assassination. This is the notion that people who struggle with mild to severe weight issues are over-eating couch potatoes who elect to be fat, and have an enormous appetite subject to excessive eating and minimal physical movement. I have been close to many fat and obese people, and I know from personal experience that they eat no more and move no less than anyone else. Take care before daring to contradict me. It is only fair to warn you that the victims of your contradiction would be none other than my father, my mother, and my maternal grandmother! If you are plagued by belly fat on an otherwise normal-sized frame, or you are overweight, or you are obese, I know your pain and I am here to help, because I also know that it is not your fault, and starving yourself dieting while exercising like a fiend is not the answer to your dilemma!
Make no mistake. Getting thin and sexy will not be easy, but it will not involve starving, living at the gym, or taking the newest fat-burning pill. I do not advocate any of those solutions, because they simply do not accomplish anything other than wrecking your health. The real difficulty will come from making a lifestyle change that is particularly challenged if you live in, say, the United States or the United Kingdom. The deliberate misinformation is alarming and a sad testament to a socially irresponsible body of lawmakers, healthcare providers, and media liars! I am unlikely to make any new friends amongst the many trying to profit off of your misfortune either. Fat is big business!
If you are serious about slimming down, the first thing you MUST do is to promptly STOP drinking ALL diet soda sweetened with aspartame (Nutrasweet) that thrives on advertising that it is zero calories. Then you must abandon the practice of buying "food" that claims to be lowfat or fat-free. DON'T DO IT! Eating fat does not necessarily make you fat. Take the time to get the skinny on fats right here, right now. You need quality fats to help you shed fat. http://trit.us/knowyourfats/skinny.html Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon-Morrell have dared to tell the truth on the subject, and they cite the science to support it.
The first rule of shedding that unwelcome belly and bulk is to eat breakfast! Eat serious breakfast...not a bowl of cereal or oatmeal, or any other carb. In fact, no carb for breakfast! That means no pancakes, donughnuts, bagels, toast, waffles, muffins, or nutrigrain bars! You get energy from the meal you eat in the first hour and you'll be less hungry the rest of the day.
Eat every three hours. Adopt an eating plan that includes breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. Strive to include a protein each time you eat. It can be an animal-based or vegetable-based protein. Proteins help with fat-loss because they have the highest thermic effect. Some ideas for proteins include:
- Red Meat. Beef, pork, lamb, deer, buffalo, etc.
- Poultry. Chicken, turkey, duck, etc.
- Fish. Tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel, etc.
- Eggs. Don't believe the cholesterol myths. Eat the yolk.
- Dairy. Milk, cheese, cottage cheese, quark, yogurt, etc.
- Beans. Black, garbanzo, hummus, kidney, fava, winged, mungo, lima, …
- Legumes. Lentils, peas, peanuts, peanut butter, …
- Nuts. Walnuts, almonds, pistachio, cashew, …
- Seeds. Sesame, pumpkin, hemp, flax, …
- Milk. Raw milk, almond milk, … (fantastic video on raw milk found here: http://vimeo.com/13418268)
- Whole Grains. Brown rice, quinoa, granola, oats, breads, …
- Veggies. Broccoli, asparagus, spinach, kale, collard greens, …
Eat fruits and vegetables with each meal. Eat them in unlimited quantity. You can eat your stomach full without gaining fat or weight. Fruits & vegetables are also full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber which helps digestion.
Eat carbohydrates only after exercise or a workout. 70% of population is carb intolerant. and they get fat eating excess carbs. While you need carbs for energy, most people eat more than they need. Limit your carb intake to post workout only, and make an effort for the carbs to be unrefined whole grains.
Eat Healthy Fats. Healthy fats improve fat loss and health. They also satiate, digest slowly and are cheap. Eat healthy fats with every meal and avoid artificial trans -fats & margarine. Balance your fat intake.
- Saturated Fats. Increase testosterone levels. Dietary cholesterol is not bound to blood cholesterol. Real butter, whole eggs, red meat.
- Monounsaturated Fats. Protect against heart diseases and cancers. Extra virgin olive oil, olives, mixed nuts.
- Polyunsaturated Fats. Increase testosterone levels, promote fat loss, decrease inflammation, … ground flax seeds, mixed nuts.
Drink plenty of high quality water-preferably mineral water or quality filtered water, not ordinary tap water, please! Tap water in the USA is beyond awful, particularly if it is fluoridated! If you would like to sort out your own tap at home, consider Living Water! The new LivingWater® by Vollara™ contains revolutionary patented technology. It uses exclusive Direct Disk Ionization Technology, smart technology for a smart price. Welcome to the next generation water ionizer for a healthy body, a healthy home and a healthy life.
Not All Water Is Created Equal.
Drinking enough water isn't really enough. You have to drink the right kind of water - water that will help buffer acid, help remove toxins, and is easily absorbed by your body. You need great tasting water with antioxidant properties and proper pH levels.
Having a LivingWater is like owning a limitless supply of alkaline, ionized, healthy water. You get pH-balancing, healthy alkaline water for drinking and cooking, strong alkaline water for washing vegetables, and acidic water for cleaning. Plus, when you drink alkaline water regularly, you're helping your body to hydrate itself as well as flush out toxins and waste products. If you're trying to lose weight, you may get a boost there as well. Overall, there's no better way to help stay healthy.
Utilizing Direct Disk Ionization (DDI) Technology™, LivingWater is a revolutionary approach to water ionization. Designed by the inventor who holds the first water ionization engine patent, it does not require numerous plates or membranes. While conventional units require a low flow rate to maximize ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential), LivingWater with Direct Disk Ionization (DDI) Technology™ can achieve the same ORP levels at a higher flow rate. The Direct Disk Ionization Technology and constant power output design produce ionized water with the least amount of electrical energy needed. Similar to a compact fluorescent lightbulb which uses less energy for the same amount of light output as an incandescent bulb, LivingWater is a more efficient use of energy than conventional plate units.
Benefits of LivingWater
•Provides acid-buffering alkaline water for drinking and cooking, right at your faucet
•Produces acidic water for cleaning without chemicals
•Generates water with excellent negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) for increased antioxidant properties
•Easily installs to your existing faucet with no special plumbing
•A patented constant power output design monitors the TDS level of the source water and automatically adjusts accordingly to maintain a constant pH level. •The LivingWater is designed to operate in low or high TDS areas, even with the TDS is in the thousands. •Accidental use of hot water will not harm the unit as there are no membranes. A unique water-cooled power supply allows for continual operation without risk of overheating. Most conventional plate ionizers can only operate for a limited period of time before they must be shut off in order to cool down. •LivingWater offers 8 different pH levels, ranging from 4.0 acidic water to 10.0 alkaline water plus a SUPER function to achieve extreme pH levels when needed. •The LivingWater features a reusable mineral port for use with common sea salt for enhanced mineralization for higher levels of pH. •An easy to read, multicolor LCD control panel keeps track of performance particulars, including total liters produced, life indicators, and pH setting. Each pH setting changes the background color of the LCD •The Living Water® is water resistant so that splashes and spills will not harm the electronics. •Easy to install with only 2 connections, water in and drain out, and LivingWater can be installed to the left or right of the sink, without any adjustments. •A unique Switching Mode Power Supply makes the LivingWater always ready for international use. The unit can be plugged into 100v, 110v, 220v or 240v without any adjustment. A country specific plug adapter is all that is needed. •Water passes through two filters before ionization occurs: ◦The first filter is a carbon and sediment filter which removes unpleasant tastes and odors from the water. ◦The second filter is a carbon and food grade calcium sulfite filter to ensure proper mineralization of the water using good calcium. ◦Filters can be easily removed and replaced with a simple twist and lock design. •LivingWater was designed for easy maintenance. The unit has an automatic cleaning cycle every 12 minutes of use. Annual cleaning can be performed at home with the port adapter and cleaning kit. •With proper care and maintenance, the LivingWater provides a longer service life than conventional plate units and features a 5-year limited warranty.
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Finally, it is prudent to aim for 80%-90% or more of everything that we eat to be whole foods.
- Whole Foods. Unprocessed and unrefined (or little refined) foods that come as close as possible to their natural state. Examples: fresh meat, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, legumes, fruits, brown rice, oats, quinoa, …
- Processed and Refined Foods. Usually contain added sugars, white flours, trans-fats, nitrates, corn syrup, sodium and more chemicals we can often hardly pronounce. Examples: bagels, fruit bars, cereals, pizza, cookies, sausages, frozen meals, semi-prepared meals, GMO food...
2 cups plain natural yogurt with active cultures
2 ripe bananas
12 strawberries (can be fresh frozen strawberries)
a few drops vanilla extract
a little 100% fruit juice
Blend and serve with ice-a great breakfast with fruit and protein for people on the run!