> "Why Can't I Lose Weight?"
“Why Can't I Lose Weight?
A lot of people ask us how they can lose weight. It is such a huge issue today
in Western society.
Why is this? There are a few reasons:
- The main reason is excessive carbohydrate consumption.
Just look at
people's shopping carts at the
grocery store. They're filled with bread, cookies, pasta, and other
sugary and starchy items. They
generally are not filled with proteins and low-glycemic carbohydrates such as veggies
(non-starchy). We all know
that sugar is not good for us, but most people don't realize that pasta and
other high-glycemic carbohydrates are
just as bad. Why? Because they are converted into glucose (sugar!) in our bodies.
this happens our pancreas
releases a powerful hormone called insulin. Insulin attaches itself to glucose
molecules and transports
the glucose to the cells to be burned as energy. If you do not need this
energy at the time, then the
glucose is sent back to the liver and is converted to glycogen. It is then
stored in the muscle tissue
and liver, to be released as the body requires it.
when you run out of
glycogen storage capacity? Excess glycogen is sent back to the liver where it is
converted into fat or
triglycerides. Fat does not make you fat, carbohydrates do! Main stream
medicine has been telling
you for years to eat a low fat diet, but this is dangerous... you need fat, the
right kind of fat. Animal fat, olive oil, and grape seed oil are okay. But
hydrogenated fats, like margarine, Crisco
and the like, are not okay.
Click here for the real story on fat!
- Lack of regular activity can be a factor too. Moderate exercise... even just a
half hour walk 3 to 4 times a week can help make a difference in conjunction with a healthy food
plan. There are many activities that can help such as gardening, biking, yoga, Pilates, or some
other sport you like and can do regularly.
- So you've tried it all and still can't lose?
If this is the case, then we would suspect some other health issue is
present. It could be a number of
things such as thyroid and adrenal problems or even anemia. Click
here for information on thyroid and
adrenal conditions. Regular
medical tests don't always show these problems so other methods may be
needed to determine if these
conditions are causing you to have difficulty losing weight.
So what can you do to start?
Cut out bread, pasta, any other flour products, potatoes and other high
starch vegetables. Stick with
low-glycemic fruits such as berries. Cut out sodas (including diet sodas) and
sugar in all forms (including honey and maple syrup). Safe sugar alternatives are
stevia and, in moderation, sucralose (Splenda). (Low
glycemic diet information.)
of protein, such as fish, meat, poultry and eggs, etc. Stay away from packaged
foods as they are often high
in sugar and starch. Read the labels! If you would like a glycemic index,
please ask. (Or click here.) The idea is to stay
with moderately low to low glycemic foods and avoid the high-glycemic foods.
Don't starve yourself. If you want a great big steak, have one! Just have veggies with
Diana Schwarzbein, author of The
Schwarzbein Principle (highly recommended), put "Type 2" diabetics on a
low carbohydrate diet. The
ones that cheated and had steak every night did better than the ones that adhered strictly to her
plan (which, at that time, did not include high-fat foods).
Other experts on the low carbohydrate subject are Dr. Robert Atkins
Drs. Eades (
Protein Power Plan), Fran McCullough (Living Low Carb
), and Dr. Barry Sears
(The Zone). All are recommended reading.
If you need some help, Dr. Wallach from American
Longevity has two products
which helped me accelerate my progress.
The first one is Resolution, which is taken before meals and the second is
Resolution PM which is taken 3 hours
after your last meal. This helps to burn fat and keep the metabolism even.
Also helpful are the Plant Derived Minerals. They can be used to reduce cravings. After
all... cravings usually
come from deficiencies and we are the most deficient in minerals. Contact us for more information on purchasing
We hope this helps shed some light on the weight-loss dilemma. It doesn't
have to be hard to lose weight.
Just stick to a low-carbohydrate plan and see how easy it can be.
an appointment today. You CAN lose weight!
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