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Are you struggling with just a few extra pounds that you can’t seem to lose? You’ve followed a fairly strict diet and workout daily. Why could this possibly be happening?
Well, those few extra pounds might be toxins! If your gut is burdened with extra pounds of toxic waste, you will have difficulty losing weight and keeping it off! Clean-eating and fitness are not the only things that go into the total weight-loss package! Your gut is one of the most important organs in your body when it comes to losing weight.
Have you completely removed all processed foods from your diet? This includes processed meats (most sausages), cereal, crisps, fizzy drinks, ice cream, french fries & chips, burger buns, pizza, pasta, most bread, and sweets! Processed foods aren’t natural. They are in fact loaded with chemicals and produced in a lab that has profit in their best interests! Junk food rewards our brains, not our bodies. The best thing you can feed your body is whole, fresh, green food. Ditch the fried chicken and tacos to-go!
Consuming processed foods at any amount can cause a gastrointestinal disruption which in turn leads to bloating, trouble losing weight, and insulin resistance. The long-term effects of processed food consumption can lead to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Why risk it?
The key is to have readily available whole foods at your fingertips. Snacking on processed foods is usually the result of not planning meals ahead of time, having convenient access to a vending machine, or eating out.
Head to your local health food store and pick up some organic strawberries, blueberries, bananas, or almonds. Plan your meals to be as raw and hearty as possible! Try adding dried dates to your dinner salad for a sweet addition that doesn’t wreak havoc on your body! The possibilities are endless! Don’t settle for processed foods. Settle for a happy, healthy life free of diseases due to poor diet. Achieve your weight-loss goals and say goodbye to processed foods today!
Your health coach,
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Where you born before 1976?
…before you start any dramatic weight loss, you may want to watch my last video:
You’ll learn that fat has all kinds of unexpected disrupting effects on health, and also the surprising downside of rapid weight loss – the release of toxins.
What I don’t mention in the video is that those born before 1976 have 5x the amount of specific man-made toxins now no longer available (due to their proven poisonous nature), and when you lose weight you will release them into your blood stream.
This is why it’s so important to include plenty of protein, and toxin binders into a weight loss program…
…which is why I’ll be running a 5 day ‘5lb’ ‘toxin loss’ challenge from Jan 4th.
I’ll release more details closer to the time.
When you watch the video you may also be surprised to see just how big 5lbs of fat is.
Every fat cell creates inflammatory chemicals, and lowers your immunity
Loosing just 5lbs decreases all those risk factors.
While you wait for the 5lb ‘toxin loss’ challenge pick up a copy of my Beat Cravings Guide:
If you think I’m exaggerating then check out the 2016 Nobel Prize for Medicine (links below)
Without going into too much detail fasting regularly improves your body’s ability to get rid of its ‘sick’ cells, and encourage new ones, and it does this through various mechanisms.
One is that it stimulates a process as autophagy or ‘self-eating’ – think of this as self cleaning and recycling. (See the 2016 Noble Prize).
Another is that it lowers sugar (glucose). Sugar is a very ‘dirty’ energy, but it is easy to burn. Think of it like kindling that gives off lots of foul black smoke.
Another is that it raises the really good energy source, made from fats, known as ketone bodies. Ketones are a really clean energy source, but less easy to produce than sugar. Think of it like solar energy. A lot of installation needed, but once set up it’s much, much easier with no smoke.
And this is the problem. Because sugar is so much more ‘easy’ our body will burn it in preference to fat, no matter how much fat we have.
We can only store 12 hours’ worth of sugar (about 2000 calories), after which our body is forced to break down fat into ketone bodies. Even lean people have 60-80,000 calories of fat they can burn, so you cannot actually ‘starve’ to death for quite some time.
The trouble is, with the myth of ‘breakfast’ having to be early, many of us rarely go more than 10 -13 hours without eating more food that contains sugar. Sugar means any carbohydrate or starch – so the typical breakfast cereal, even muesli or porridge oats, is sugar. Pasta is sugar. Potatoes and rice are sugar. Even proteins from meat and fish, nuts and seeds can be turned to sugar.
Intermittent fasting can be practiced in a number of ways, but the one I focus on for patients is daily, trying to have at least 13, and really at least 15 or 16 hours, from your last intake of calories on one day, before breaking your fast the next day. In reality this often equates to skipping breakfast and eating 2 meals a day. You don’t have to jump right into this, and if you do have a medical condition then you should really consult us first, so we can help ease you into it.
Intermittent fasting can be profoundly beneficial to your health
Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist (kidney specialist) with a practice in Canada, has written an important book:
“The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting,” co-authored with Jimmy Moore. It details how to implement fasting and overcome some of the most common challenges that might arise, including persistent fears and myths associated with extended water fasting.
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The Running on Fat movie:
The 2016 Nobel Prize:
Move on to Part 2 of Permanent Perfect Eating
This is a great interview with one of my nutrition and chiropractic guru’s – Dr Bob Rakowski.
I am lucky enough to count Dr Bob as a friend now, and so if I get tough cases, I can give him a call. This is good for you to.
In this interview he shares great tips about beating stress and generally getting in shape.
If you want to try the 7 Day Detox Program that Dr Rakowski recommended for the Olympic Athletes he mentioned in the video, then call us on 01707 662 704. depending on your condition there are 4 different versions, so it’s important to asses you first for best results.
Learn about Dr Rakowski’s favourite supplement (now also mine) as it helps beat stress, fight fat, improve sleep and give you more energy! – Read my 30 Day Challenge blog post