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Low Carb diets are an excellent way to lose weight for your new years resolution

Low Carb Diets: Effective For Your New Years Resolution Weight Loss?

Low carb diets, whether you’re considering one for your New Years Resolution weight loss plan, or simply want to learn more about the different types of carbs, this article is for you.

Not all carbohydrates are created equal.

Some are actually created more equal than others. Many are extremely nutritious, without the high carb density of starchy or sugary fruits, veggies, and grains.

For super simplicity there are three basic types of carbs to consider:
Vegetables, Starches and Sugars. Vegetables are the best choice for not just a low carb diet, but for all your nutritional needs. There are some considerations though.

Choosing the right vegetables becomes really important if you’re following a low carb lifestyle, or trying to adapt to a ketogenic lifestyle.

A ketogenic diet is one that is very low in carbs, with moderate protein choices and healthy fat intake. It’s a diet that triggers a metabolic process known as ketosis, where the body burns stored fat for fuel instead of dietary carbs.

But why the fuss? Aren’t all veggies good for you?

Yes they sure are. But not all of them will help you achieve your goals, especially when low carb is important to you.

Which Veggies Are Best For Low Carb Diets That I Should Be Looking For?

The following are your low carb vegetables.

  • Alfalfa Sprouts – .4 grams per cup
  • Daikon – 1 gram per ½ cup
  • Endive – >1 gram per ounce
  • Escarole – >1 gram per ounce
  • Arugula – .2 grams per ½ cup
  • Bok Choy – .8 grams per 1 cup/raw
  • Celery – .8 grams per 1 stalk
  • Chicory Greens – .6 grams per ½ cup
  • Green Onions – .1 per 1 tablespoon
  • Cucumber – 1 gram per ½ cup sliced
  • Fennel – 3.6 grams per 1 cup
  • Iceberg Lettuce – .1 grams per 1/2 cup
  • Jicama – 2.5 grams per ½ cup
  • Parsley – >1 gram per ounce
  • Bell Peppers – 2.3 grams per ½ cup
  • Radicchio – .7 grams per ½ cup
  • Radishes – .9 grams per 10 pieces
  • Romaine Lettuce – .2 grams per ½ cup
  • Artichoke (1/4 Steamed) – 4 grams
  • Artichoke Hearts In Water – 2 grams per 1 heart
  • Asparagus – 2.4 grams per 6 spears
  • Bamboo Shoots – 1.1 grams per 1 cup
  • Broccoli – 1 gram per 1/2 cup
  • Brussels sprouts  – 2.4 grams per ¼ cup
  • Cabbage – 2 grams per ½ cup
  • Cauliflower – 2 grams per 1 cup
  • Chard  – 1.8 grams per ½ cup
  • Collard Greens  – 4.2 grams per 1/2 cup
  • Eggplant – 1.8 grams per ½ cup
  • Hearts of Palm – .7 grams per 1 heart
  • Kale – 2.4 grams per ½ cup
  • Leeks – 1.7 grams per ¼ cup
  • Mushrooms – 1 gram per ½ cup
  • Okra – 2.4 grams per ½ cup
  • Onions – 2.8 grams per ¼ cup
  • Sauerkraut (canned and drained) – 1.2 grams per ½ cup
  • Spinach – .2 grams per ½ cup
  • Tomato (1 medium) – 4 grams
  • Cherry Tomatoes – 4 grams per cup
  • Turnips  – 2.2 grams per ½ cup

Are Vegetable Carbs Superior To Starch Based Or Sugar Carbohydrates?

Yes they are.

GI Score

The major determinant of a foods ability to affect your blood sugar is known as the GI or glycemic index score.

The veggies listed above all have GI of less than 20. This means that their effect on blood glucose levels is extremely low. The lower the GI, the less significant the effect on blood sugar or insulin trigger ability.

In low carb diets, the goal is to induce ‘ketosis’ or the metabolic state of burning fat for energy instead of dietary carbs. Insulin is restrictive on ketosis from happening if it is elevated too often.

This is the reason why foods that have a high GI score insulin are limited on a low carb plans. No matter what you are doing to try to lose weight, high GI scoring foods will ruin your potential results.

Insulin, known as the “storage” hormone, does not like to have the body’s energy stores depleted. It will attempt to hoard as much nutrients as it can. It pretty much stops your body from burning fat efficiently. Weight loss is halted.

Are Starch Carbs And Sugar Carbohydrates Off Limits For Low Carb Diets?

Every person on the planet should strive to remove starchy and sugary foods from their diets.

It’s because they induce a constant state of hyper-insulinemia, and chronically high blood sugar levels.

You’ve likely known someone that has experienced the dangers of high blood sugar. Diabetics, to the people with disorders of the heart, damage to blood vessel walls, nerve damage and much, much more all all increased due to high blood sugar levels.

In the average person, refined sugar, and sugary foods really do nothing but raise blood sugar levels, and turn it to fat.

The “whole wheat” or high fiber cereals are often touted as the best choices. Nothing could be further from the truth, for those who are obese or overweight.

In fact, many experts agree that while they may have more nutrients, like fiber than their white processed counterparts, they can still be significant insulin triggers, and so not supportive of ketosis or long term weight loss.

Oats, whole wheat bread, brown rice and the lot of tem’ will prevent you from getting into a real efficient fat burn.

The right vegetables are your go to choices if you’re serious about following a low carb lifestyle.

Starches, so-called “health foods” that are rich in wheat based carbs and junk sugars are never recommended for low carb diets like Ketogenic diets or Atkins.

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Intermittent Fasting To Slow Down The Aging Process

Intermittent fasting has so many benefits for you. Today, I want to talk about something that most of us think can’t be done.  Let’s turn back the aging process with intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting slows aging process down. 

Each day we live, we age. Yes, that is a ‘Captain Obvious’ statement.

Environmental factors, genetics, lifestyle all speed up aging. It can feel like there isn’t anything we can do to slow it down. We apply fancy facial creams to reduce wrinkles and hair coloring to hide the gray.

There are a few things we can do that do to help us a little more than those superficial fixes.

A healthy diet and regular exercise help us live longer and healthier, as does occasional fasting according to the latest studies.

When you start to think about it, it all starts to make sense.

Intermittent Fasting Slows Aging Process

To really slow down aging, keeping our bodies in good shape by repairing cellular damage is the best shot.

Intermittent fasting allows us to trigger our cellular repair systems to go to work. A few hours each day when our body isn’t busy digesting food so it can focus on cellular maintenance is awesome.

The theory is that this is how fasting can help us live longer, healthier lives.

Going through periods of fasting or famine, followed by periods where food is plentiful, is a much more natural way of eating for us than having everything we want at our fingertips. It’s a simple way to help us get our weight under control and appreciate the food we eat more.

That’s an interesting side-effect of intermittent fasting. Because we go through several hours without food, we will appreciate the meals we do have more and are satisfied more quickly.

I hope you give intermittent fasting a try and see if it doesn’t make you feel better as well.

Who knows, skipping a few meals here and there may just help you reverse the effects of aging and live a longer, happier life.

Isn’t that something that’s worth giving intermittent fasting a try? It is for me. And I hope you’ll join me.

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The F3 Diet Plan. Intermittent fasting for rapid weight loss.

Intermittent Fasting to lose Weight

Intermittent Fasting To Lose Weight

Intermittent fasting to lose weight weight has been around for a long time.

Yesterday I talked about what it is <-click to read the post, and today I wanted to continue with the subject for how it works for weight loss.

Intermittent Fasting – Most Haven’t Tried It

If you have quite a bit of weight to lose, chances are that you’ve tried quite a few different diets and weight loss programs. Something you probably haven’t tried yet is intermittent fasting… yet it may just be the powerful solutions you’ve been looking for to finally get your body weight under control.

Here’s how it works. You go to sleep at night and your body starts to burn off the calories from the food you’ve had for dinner. As the night progresses, your body starts to run on stored energy, first the glycogen stored in your muscle cell. Once that is gone, your body starts to burn body fat for energyAnd that’s exactly what we want to lose weight. This automatically happens toward the early hours in the morning (depending on how much food you had the night before and whether or not you indulged in that late-night snack.

Intermittent Fasting To Lose Weight: Burn More Fat

To keep your body burning fat and help you lose a few pounds, you simply extend the period of time you already spent fasting (when you sleep at night). Instead of sitting down to a breakfast, grab some black coffee, some tea or some water and go about your day. If you can, make it without food until about 3 or 4 pm, then enjoy a healthy meal that will keep you full until it is time to go to sleep.

If this seems a little too hard to do at first, go without eating as long as you can and then enjoy two smaller meals a few hours apart before going back to fasting. Get used to making it without food the first few hours of your day and then push yourself eat later and later until you can make it down to one main meal in the late afternoon.

You’re Full Of Energy

There are two good reasons why intermittent fasting works so well when it comes to helping you lose weight. The first is that it forces your body to go to the fat stores for energy, something that doesn’t happen as long as you continue to eat, even if they are small, low-calorie meals. The second reason is that even if you eat a very big meal when you finally can eat, you will still consume less calories overall than if you had 3 meals and a couple of snacks.

One reason this way of eating works so well for many people is that you’re not asked to give up any type of food indefinitely. You just have to postpone eating that burger or piece of chocolate cake for a few hours each day.

Cut Out The Sugar

Of course you can lose weight faster if you avoid refined carbs and sugar as much as possible on fast days, but it is entirely possible to lose weight with intermittent fasting even when you indulge in the occasional sweet treat or slice of pizza.

Is There An Intermittent Fasting Diet? YES…

If you want to learn more about Intermittent Fasting to lose weight, head on over to the F3 Diet site. This is a 3 part diet plan that incorporates intermittent fasting into it as one of 3 pillars for effective and lasting fat loss.

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Intermittent Fasting: Why Am I Hearing So Much Auout It And What Is It?

Intermittent Fasting is becoming more and more popular as a bona-fide weight loss and fat loss tool.

Truthfully, intermittent fasting is nothing new. For those of us that have been in the health and fitness industry for any amount of time, we’ve known about is and we’ve probably used it. (It is my daily routine).

Chances are you’ve been hearing a lot more about it lately and you might be thinking, “A new fad in diets.”

Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s not new and it isn’t a fad. I believe that with people finally understanding how bad they’ve been lied to by big marketing and weight loss pharma, people are more open to looking to the real pros for the answers.

So, here it is:

Intermittent Fasting: What is it

Intermittent fasting is not a diet. It is a schedule for eating. It is a way to optimize your bodies natural chemical process surrounding the timing of fat release from cells, digestion and caloric burn.

The Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

There are many good reasons to give intermittent fasting a try. Improving your overall health and wellbeing is one of the major ones. In fact, there are quite a few different health benefits to be gained from intermittent fasting.

Lower Your Blood Sugar

Intermittent fasting can help you reverse insulin resistance. Part of that is due to weight and belly weight in particular that you’ll be losing as you fast, but a part of that is because you are avoiding blood sugar spikes while you’re fasting. If you combine intermittent fasting and staying away from sugar, sweets and white flour you can expect to see even better results. Wouldn’t it be worth it to reduce your risk for Diabetes?

Lower Your Blood Pressure

Fasting has also been shown to lower your blood pressure. As you are putting less stress on your body by cutting out some of the food you’re eating and as you’re burning off excess body fat, your blood pressure will start to lower, thus reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Lose Weight – Burn Fat

Speaking of weight loss… one of my favorite benefits of intermittent fasting is losing weight. This particular way of eating and fasting seems to be very effective in losing the dangerous belly fat. You are continually moving from times of eating little to times of eating plenty.

Your metabolism stays strong, allowing you to burn off fat.

Reduce Inflammation

Fasting has also been shown to reduce inflammation in your body. It isn’t certain exactly how this is accomplished, but there is plenty of data out there that intermittent fasting is effective in reducing inflammation and the nasty side effects it brings with it.

Help Your Body Regenerate On a Cellular Level

Last but not least your body seems to go into repair mode when you’re fasting. Your cells start to generate and your body does everything it can to keep you in shape. Presumably, this is a genetic trait left from hunter and gatherer times.

During lean times, the body would regenerate and stay in shape so we were able to go find the food we needed to survive.

Today we can use fasts to mimic this famine effect and reverse the effects of illness, cancer and aging at least to a point. Does that mean fasting is the

cure-all for anything that may ail us? Of course not, but it is a tool we can use on our journey to better health.

There you have it!

A really good introduction to Intermittent Fasting and how it is a centuries old way of eating. You centuries when we weren’t measured as a society with an obesity epidemic.

The F3 Diet Plan: Intermittent Fasting For Fat Loss

If you want to learn more about Intermittent Fasting, head on over to the F3 Diet site. This is a 3 part diet plan that incorporates intermittent fasting into it as one of 3 pillars for effective and lasting fat loss.

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World Obesity Day: Let’s Change The Future Together

World Obesity Day. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in. What demographic you represent. What age you are or even what your genetic make up is. Someone you know struggles with their weight.

I’ve been in awe today at the number of articles that are being published today talking about world obesity day.

Can we solve it? How do we live with it? Can we create the needed changes? What’s the best diet? Who has the best information?

Obesity is a money maker and a money taker.

Companies are getting absolutely rich off your cravings, your wants and your special treats. Governments are going broke trying to pay for all the health related issues due to obesity.

How Did We Get Here?

Simple. Scientists lied, doctors lied, food manufacturers lied, governments lied. All those lies made a lot of money for people and organizations.

What we got for in return for the lies was confused and tricked about facts of nutrition. Confusion that has led to World Obesity Day.

One of the most complete articles I’ve read today about it is from Harvard Health. It’s a really good article that covers the history and the future of obesity and tackles what it will take to fix the problem.

The article does say one thing that I disagree with. It says the solution is very complex.

I don’t believe it is.

I believe the solution is very simple.

  1. Make truth in advertising factual.
  2. Take government out of food lobbyists pockets.
  3. Mandate up to date nutritional training for doctors.
  4. Tax and regulate advertising on fat producing products like was done to tobacco.
  5. Put mandatory exercise back in schools.
  6. Make exercise and weight loss and diet products tax exempt.

OK, so maybe it’s not that simple.

But this is… move more, eat nutritious food for energy.

Health Issues

Do you know that obesity is a cause or major contributing factor of:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Cardio Vascular Disease
  • Multiple Types Of Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Shorter Life Expectancy
  • Joint Disintegration
  • Back Problems
  • ….just to name a few

I see so many people who are over weight heading to obese and they don’t have a care in the world. Parents who will never see grandchildren and if they are lucky enough to be around, they will be watching them from a motorized cart or from the couch.

I was interviewing a woman who was looking to become a client of mine and she literally said, “I’m not too worried if I don’t lose the weight, I can just get gastric bypass done.”

Honestly… what has the world come to when we are willing to go through hell and back and risk incredible complications and life altering surgery instead of doing the work?

Needless to say, I didn’t take her on as a client. You have to want to improve your own health more that I want you to. And believe me, I want you to improve your health!

World Obesity Day Special Offer

It’s my mission in life. In fact it’s my mission statement;

I will help 1,000,000 people improve their health and fitness.

I’ve been doing it for over 20 years and I have a long way to go, but every day, I know I’m a few people closer to completing my mission.

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I believe that you don’t fail at diets and weight loss… the weight loss and diet industries have failed you!!!

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