Just received an email from Steve Cabral in which he is sharing a secret video entitled How to Lose 5 Pounds in 7 Days. Normally, I don’t bother with such obvious “marketing” techniques, as well all know by now the standard disclaimer “results shown are not typical.” However, Steven Cabral puts out some great stuff so I gave a listen.
In exchange for my time, I found his main tip centers around avoiding inflammatory foods.
- Stay away from foods which are highly glycemic. Eat foods that don’t spike your blood sugar.
- Inflammation can result from work, stress, lack of sleep: anything which creates higher levels of cortisol in the body.
- There are foods, when you eat them, that mimic the stress hormone cortisol in the body. Don’t eat them! They will make you fat.
The secret to weight loss is decrease inflammatory foods and increase consumption of anti-inflammatory foods.
- Enriched products
- Processed foods
- Stay away from meats that have a lot of visible fat on them.
- Exotic fruits like mango, papaya, etc.
- No more than a hand-full of nuts per day. Nuts are anti-inflammatory.
- Berries–any fruit that ends in “Berry” is awesome
- Vegetables are powerfully anti-inflammatory
- pure Olive Oil
- Omega3 Fish Oil
- Green leafy veggies
He then outlines in his video his program that he uses with his clients. If your interested, take a look at his video.
One of the fitness blogs I like to follow is Dr. K’s website. After signing up to receive his newsletters, I regularly receive a really nice mixture of awesome free resources, as well as the occasional pitch to purchase this or that special program or product (some Dr. K’s and some from other featured fitness worthy products). Often times, when signing up for newsletters, they are full of junk and are so many offers, there is no real content. Not so with Dr. K’s newsletters.
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Joined JJ Virgin for her Sugar Control Secrets webinar online tonight. Here are my personal notes from the meeting:
- Sugar is a drug. It is our nation’s number one drug of choice.
- Motivation: Do you have the energy and focus you’d like or do you need sugar and caffeine to get thru your day? Around your waist, are you where you want to be?
- Author of Sugar Impact Diet
- Lowered sugar impact, removed bloating and acne.
- If sugar is holding your health back from where it needs to be, do it now so you don’t miss opportunities as they arise.
- We are eating less table sugar than ever.
- Sugar is creeping into drinks and in other hiding places.
- “Low Fat” often means high sugar.
- We have been looking at sugar all wrong. Not all sugars are created equal.
- Your body isn’t a bank account, it is a chemistry lab.
- All carbohydrates, except for fiber, turn to sugar.
- Sugar impact scales look at blood sugar and insulin load, fructose, fiber, and nutrient density.
- Most “evil” sugar is fructose.
- Agave is the highest fructose containing product.
- Liver is the only organ which can metabolize fructose (no satiety) and being stored as fat (can cause fatty liver) and perturbs insulin response, as well as being aging.
- Sugar and stress age us, causes food intolerance, and feeds the bad bacteria in the gut.
- She created 7 groups and rated the foods depending on their sugar impact.
- She follows 4 T’s: Test, Transitioning, Taper, Transform
- Signs of high Sugar Impact: fatigue, poor mood, poor focus, craving, inability to loose weight, expanding waist line, belly fat, gas, bloating.
- Goal: go from being a sugar burner to a fat burner.
- Exercise helps bust cravings.
- Journaling helps you succeed.
- Brain sees sugar like opium. More addictive than drugs.
- Taper, don’t go cold-turkey. Trade high impact foods for lower impact foods.
- Weigh in daily.
- Add new clean lean foods before you take the old foods away.
- If you are a fat burner, you can go 4-6 hours between meals; whereas a sugar burner can’t go 2 hours.
- Eat within an hour of awaking. Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime. If you are hungry at bedtime, drink a glass of water.
- Satiety trifecta is fiber fat and protein.
- Start the day with a low sugar impact shake.
- In the first two weeks, don’t eat any fructose.
- Connect the dots between what you are eating and how you feel. What do specific foods do to your energy level after you eat them?
- One of the best ways to cure sugar cravings is eating something sour.
- Find what works best for your body.
- Join her community for support and help online if you find you can’t do it alone.
All of the videos, ideas, and tips in this blog’s “Self Help” category are exactly that–things you can do to help support your body’s natural healing process. The body was designed to heal its self, however, modern life sometimes wreaks havoc on that process. When we’re ill, we all know to go to the physician’s office, but these are tips we can do at home which may help aid our healing processes before needing to go to the physician.
Weight loss is one of those big time consuming, money consuming office visits. There is medical weight loss, pills, gadgets, herbal teas, diet plans, paid weight loss clinics–you name it and there is someone out there selling it to someone or other when it comes to weight loss. Here is a chart which may help your body rebalance itself using simple do-at-home techniques for assisting in weight loss which are worth trying and completely free!