EAT SMART, EAT OFTEN

Okay now, I want to see a show of hands.  Who out there has ever, or knows somebody whohas tried a new diet?  After losing maybeten to twenty pounds, you get sidetracked and the diet goes the by and by.  Here’s the part I find most interesting.  Within a short time, you regain the poundsyou lost plus add five or ten extra as a door prize.

 

In this article I will show you two things.  The first is why you can’t keep the weightoff and the second is something you can do about it that actually works.  The key to believing what I have to say isfor the reader to understand and believe that I have absolutely nothing to gainby telling you this.

 

Let’s start out by examining the many diets one findsplastered all over the internet and magazines. I will not mention any names for the obvious reason, but who they are issimply a matter of looking in your kitchen cupboards.

 

First, we must examine what these purchased dietsaccomplish.  I will be the first to admitthat people actually lose weight on these various plans.  But, and sometimes it’s a really large but,what are we doing to our bodies?  Dothese diets teach us to control our portions? Do they naturally shrink our stomachs? No to both questions.

 

The biggest thing we must look at is, HOW MUCH MONEY IS BEINGMADE FROM THIS DIET, and who is making it? In the world today, it seems a fairly safe bet that whenever something,which on the surface sounds good, comes along, somebody is making money fromit. 

 

How many doctors have you visited about your weight whoactually told you how to successfully lose the pounds?  How many nutritionists have you visited whoactually showed you how to successfully lose the weight and the program wasfree?  How long would they be in businessif what they said was without any additional expense to what you now are payingfor food?

 

All right, I admit to being a conspiracy buff.  That admitted, here’s my version of the greatweight conspiracy.  Let’s say, I’m amajor seller of a diet program.  I’mmaking a killing selling cookbooks, pre-planned meals, pills, seminars, weeklypep talks, ad nausea, ad nausea.  Is myobject to help you lose the weight, or is it to make money?  If my object is to help you lose weight, whyisn’t my advice free?

 

The DIET CONSPIRACY goes something like this.  The media, including internet, magazines andnewspapers, hype people who do not need to lose any weight.  They are nothing more then travel agents forguilt trips.  Hollywood can be included in this group.

 

The food industry produces food that adds inches to thewaistline.  I read an article where ahidden product is used on potato chips that increases our desires to eat thenext one, and the next one, until the bag is gone.  Restaurants serve portions that far exceedour body’s needs.  Grocery stores havedeli’s that drive your taste buds crazy as soon as you walk through thedoors.  Naturally, you will be tempted topurchase whatever it is that smells so delicious.

Doctors beat up their patients about weight but how many ofthem actually show us how to get the pounds off and keep them off?  While mentioning doctors, how much money isgenerated from stomach stapling procedures? How many physical ailments are resulted by over eating?

 

How big (maybe I should spell that BIG) is the dietindustry?  In this I include all of thepills, powders, prepared foods, drinks, cookbooks, weekly meetings, the listgoes on and on.  I know that millions ofdollars are spent by the public, perhaps even billions.  Ask yourself, is it actually to thesecompanies advantage for you to loose weight once and for all and keep itoff?  And, whatever they are promoting,is it free?  I ask this because what Iwill suggest later is exactly that.

 

We certainly don’t want to exclude the countless gyms andexercise equipment companies.  I almosthesitate to include them because I’m sure that many people use these things totone their bodies as well as keep the weight off.  You must admit thought that exercise is oftena means used to shed the pounds.

 

The exercise angle brings something else to mind.  In the last week I have received in my e-mailtwo separate ads for weight loss.  Bothrequire me to purchase a book costing at least $40.00.  Both also require me to watch a video, whichwill totally enlighten me as to the value of doing so.

 

The introduction to the first video promises I will learnsomething in the video which the creator never delivers.  He does share a list of little known metabolismboosting products  he feels will be anaid to weight loss.  The list includesone product, SOYBEANS, that is currently very questionable as to it’s humanvalue.  I do know soy is used a lot toheat up animal feed, and a filler in some less expensive burger jointhamburgers.  In his favor was advocatingthe use of garlic, which is a proven “wonder” food.

 

The second video advocates the use of white kidney beanextract as the key to his entire “secret” exercise / eating program.  Web M.D, a very respected internet medicalsite, seems to disagree with him but who knows? Medical science isn’t always accurate. I am sure, however, that mostpeople today have seen or read about these MANY products available for at least$40.00.  Do they actually work?  And if so, for how long?

 

Now, looking at all of these things, are we really tobelieve that the many people listed here are actually seeking our benefit?  If this were the case, why aren’t people ableto lose the weight and keep it off?  Whydo so many people have various sized clothes in their closet?  Would it be because they know their weight willchange shortly?

 

My conspiracy theory is that the entire weight loss programsare geared to people NOT keeping the weight off.  Each of the businesses mentioned are doingtheir little part to keep the public over-weight.  How else would they worship at the feet oftheir god, the almighty dollar?  Theyhave to keep the consumer coming back if they are to get another bite of theapple. (In this case, you.)

 

Please do not try and tell me that doctors do not know howto help us actually lose the pounds.  Howmany times has it been said as a parting shot, “You need to lose someweight.”  When have you heard it said,“You need to lose some weight and here’s exactly how to do it?”

 

The answer to losing weight and keeping it off can be foundat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE_IKtutG5o

 

I want it understood that I have no connection with AnitaMills, the lady featured in this video. I am not in any way financiallyprofiting from sharing this information. I am tired, however, of hearing women’s, and men’s stories of diets thatsimply either do not work or do not keep the weight off once lost.  Anita will tell you exactly how to do bothand she is living proof that it works.

 

This eating plan forces one to approach each meal with somedegree of  planning andfore-thought.  Basically, the eating planis simply 1) eating no more then eight ounces of food per meal and 2) eatingyour meals three hours apart.  It does nogood to cheat or to eat high fat stuff and expect to lose any weight.  There are two forces at play here.  The first is the ounces of food and timespacing and the second is how the body responds to this.

 

Let me try and give an example.  A car burns fuel the same as our bodydoes.  You go to the gas station andpurchase your fuel the same as one eats food. The purchased fuel is used to travel a particular distance.  The food we eat is used to power our bodiesfor whatever task is required.

 

Here’s where the similarities end.  When the car trip is completed, the unusedfuel is saved in the gas tank.  When thebody is finished for the day, the unused fuel is also saved, but instead ofbeing stored in a tank, it is turned into fat for potential use anotherday.  The next day, more fuel is added andthe fat left in storage.  That should bereasonably easy to understand.

 

I do wish to say again that common sense must be exercisedwhen following this eating plan.  Myparents are following it much to their delight. Dad has lost around 40 pounds already. Everybody is aware that women have a harder time losing weight then menbut, Mom is very happy with her own progress.

 

There will always be a group of people who cannot takesomething said on faith.  They insist onknowing exactly how and why something works. This is certainly not a bad thing, especially considering all themisinformation floating around today. Eating small meals frequently boosts the metabolism and balances bloodsugar. 

 

You will find that the lower you keep your blood sugar, thelower you will keep your insulin.  It’s aproven fact that insulin is the ingredient that stores fat around your middle.If you keep your blood sugar even, then your insulin levels will be normalwhich means that fat will not be excessively stored around your middle.

 

I realize that each meal is only eight ounces, but after awhile, balanced meals can be achieved. Also, after a very short time, 8 ounces every 3 hours will actually fillyou up.  Drinking a lot of water orsimilar beverage is a must.  No sugardrinks, no soda pop, and no sugary fruit drinks are advisable. As I said,common sense must prevail.     

 

I realize that I am being a little sketchy here about theeating plan, but I feel that I have tossed you the ball and you must run withit if you wish.  Anita also has afacebook page, I think listed as the one-cup diet.  That page will be very helpful because sheanswers questions submitted by women already using the plan. 

 

One thing I do want to mention is that another name for thisdiet could be the chocolate milk diet. In the book, “Eat This, Not That,” by David Zinczenko with MattGoulding, (He is a nutrition expert for Yahoo which is where I read the articleand have never seen the book) he says,

 

“…. It’s essentially three eight-ounce servings of chocolate milkconsumed at key points throughout your day: one when you wake up, a secondbefore you exercise, and a third directly after your workout. Or, if it's yourday off, just pattern them for morning, afternoon, and night. Sounds good, right?It is, and that’s why it’s so easy. But is this a free ticket to eat as muchfried chicken as you want throughout the rest of the day? Unfortunately not,but alongside a healthy diet, it can help you drop lots of belly fat fast.”

 

The article goes on to explain why milk is such a help.  I’m no expert, but I do know that

fat free milk does not count against you and helps when oneis hungry between feedings. When one is eating five or six times a day, it’shard to call them meals.  I am a hugeadvocate of chocolate milk and have not had great difficulty switching to onepercent.

 

“Hold on a minute,” you say. “You just said drink fat free and now you’re saying you drink 1%.”  Let me explain.  To use the calcium from the milk, the bodyneeds vitamin D.  For the body to use thevitamin D, it requires a little fat.  Thefat from the 1% is just enough to accomplish that.  So far, for my Dad at least, the 1% has notcaused any problems on the scale. Everybody is different though so please don’t take this as gospel.       

 

My recipe for chocolate milk is easy.  One large glass of one percent milk.  One level tablespoon “Dutch Chocolate” powder(obtainable in bulk at most grocery stores selling bulk foods) and about ¾teaspoon pure Stevia, which is a natural sugar replacement.  Sugar does not bode well in any weight lossprogram so why use it? 

 

Put a small amount of milk in the glass first and mix in thechocolate and Stevia and then add the rest of the milk. You need to vigorouslystir in the powder so perhaps a more substantial container would bebetter.  I hate to see anyone break theirglass.  I use a small whisk for thisprocess.  It’s a LOT cheaper than buyingstore bought chocolate milk and a lot healthier. Just look on the chocolatemilk label for conformation of that.

 

I have mentioned my Dad several times but I myself followthis eating plan.  It’s nice, for once,to be in control of what I eat and how it affects my body.  Finally understanding exactly what my bodyrequires to function makes weight maintenance much easier.  As everybody knows, the older we get, themore difficult it is to maintain our ideal weight.  This plan makes that goal a reality.

 

If you have benefited from this article I would appreciateyou taking a glance at my Booklocker.com book page.   http://www.booklocker.com/books/4901.html

 

Thanks,  Paidra Delayno

 


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Tired of diets that either don't work or when they do, the lost weight comes back to visit shortly thereafter? Here's a refreshing change....
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