If you are of the opinion that an “Eat-as-much-as-you-like Diet” is just too good to be true, then please follow the logic in this article and discover for yourself just how easy it is to lose weight – naturally.
The information in this document could put an end to your weight problems forever, so please, sit back, relax, and give this document your undivided attention.
The information that you are about to read is guilt-edged, tried-and-tested truth
It is the product of over 25 years of hands-on experience.
For ten years my wife and I conducted seven- to ten-day live-in health seminars throughout South Africa. As expected, the program was very effective in helping delegates to overcome all kinds of ailments. One of the more marked benefits of the program, however, and one that we did not plan on or expect, was that after the seminar all who continued to follow the program lost weight at a rate that was truly astounding – up to 5kg per week – and this without having to starve in any way.
This rate of weight loss continued until they reached their natural body weight
Within just a few weeks, those who continued with the program had to visit the tailor for major clothing alterations (so prepare) . . . women who had triple chins slimmed down to their normal body weight. Also, chubby young girls simply melted down and amazed everyone as their long-concealed beauty came to the fore.
At first we did not quite understand why everyone lost weight so effortlessly, but now that we do understand, we want to share our discovery with you.
Before continuing, may I again urge you to relax, there is nothing to pay and no gimmick attached.
First Principle – Ask The Right Questions
If we need to lose a few kilograms, the first question we need to ask ourselves is not, How can I lose weight? But Why did I gain weight in the first place?
This is where most “quick-fix” diets fall apart, for the simple reason that it is impossible to permanently lose weight until such time as we have learnt how to permanently avoid gaining weight.
So if some or other diet advocates a starvation type program, or if it offers you some magical supplements along with some magical suggestions, and it does not address the factors that caused you to gain weight in the first place, you can only really expect short-term results at best.
It is because of this obvious and very common oversight that . . .
`Ninety-nine percent of people who go on a diet regain all the weight or more within two years. (Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., Beyond Pritikin, p.45)
It is no surprise, therefore, that dieting disenchants more and more people. After all, most diets recommend short-term measures, and short-term measures can only ever achieve short-term results.
This diet, however, is so “comfortable” and so logical, and it has so many positive spin-offs, that it persuades even the most skeptical dieter to put it to the test – and it really works.
Second Principle – It’s not how much you eat, but what you eat
This diet begins where any rational diet must begin, and where most diets do not begin, and that is with food quality. As such, this diet does not focus on what you should not eat, but on what you should eat. The rationale behind this thinking will become apparent as we proceed.
As regards food quality, let’s consider the process that converts brown rice into polished white rice. This process destroys plus/minus . . .
- 70% of the vitamin B3 (niacin),
- 80% of the vitamin B1,
- 90% of the vitamin B6,
- 50% of both the manganese and the phosphorus,
- 60% of the iron, and
- 90% of the dietary fiber and essential fatty acids in the rice.
This, of course, just does not make sense. Why would intelligent people take the perfect foods of nature and render them almost nutritionally useless by removing most of their vital nutrients? What makes even less sense, is the fact that “food science” carries out this almost universal practice!
Dr Zehr is as bewildered as we are by this tragic process. Here is what he has to say about food refining:
“Take beautiful whole grain and strip it of the fiber which the body needs for proper bowel function. Then, rob it of the life-giving germ and the endosperm that contain vitamins, minerals and protein. Next, apply chlorine dioxide gas to bleach what remains. Now that it looks beautifully white, is insect proof (insects cannot survive on it!), and has an indefinite shelf-life, sell it to every baker in the land and let them bake lifeless bread to form the main staple of the nation’s diet. Oh, by the way, since the flour doesn’t have its wealth and natural riches, add a trace of synthetic vitamins and call it “enriched.” In case you are not yet convinced, here is one more point to consider: white flour is more effective as a wallpaper paste than as a food.” (Dr Albert Zehr, Healthy Steps, pp.7-8)
As a result of food refining, the great majority of people, most of whom would never dream of filling their motor cars with 20 octane fuel, are unwittingly trying to fuel their lives with “20 octane” foods – and the end result is a world filled with sickly, energy-less, overweight people.
About Refined Foods
Refined foods, of course, would include white pasta, white rice, white sugar, white flour, margarine and common cooking oils. Combinations of these denatured products used to produce most processed and packaged “supermarket” foods, including sweets, cereals, cakes, biscuits and bread. White flour is also used to make “brown” bread and “wholewheat” flour, to which you add a little molasses for colour, and a little bran back in an effort to fool the consumer into believing that it is the real thing.
Refined foods are high in carbohydrates, very low on fiber, and very low on vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Sugar is the doyen of refined foods in that it is an empty calorie, in other words, it contains no vitamins, minerals or trace elements whatsoever – and no fiber.
Lets Start Losing Weight
By carefully considering the following information, you will have made the first step towards a happy, energetic, “fat-free” life.
First Big Thought:
Considering the nutritional “emptiness” of refined foods, and bearing in mind the fact that most people have a very high intake of refined foods, it is more than obvious that restricted diets are just what most people do not need.
Second Big Thought:
Refined foods may fill our stomachs, and they may please our palates, but they do very little to satisfy the nutritional needs of the body. As such, the use of refined foods will always result in an urgent message sent to the brain, one that we cannot help but to hear, but one that we will almost always misinterpret: This message from the body to the brain is a desperate cry for more nutritious food, yet we will almost always interpret this message as a cry for more food – and that is where most weight problems begin. Thus the use of refined foods locks us into a vicious cycle, a vicious cycle that forces us to eat more and more of the very foods that satisfy the appetite less and less.
Third Big Thought:
To cut a long story short, refined foods such as white flour, white bread, white rice, etcetera, and all products that made up of refined foods, quickly land up in the blood stream as sugar. This sugar whips a normally tired pancreas into action in a desperate attempt to clear this sugar overload from the blood stream, and to get it accepted into the body cells. Thus, we land up with a mega load of carbohydrates that the body has no other option but to convert into fat. Need I say more?
Fourth Big Thought:
Carbohydrates known as complex carbohydrates are not refined. Complex carbohydrates are high in fiber. On their journey through the intestines, the fiber, which is a calorie in itself, absorbs other calories and these calories leave the body via the stools. High fiber foods make good sense, therefore, because they prevent the body from absorbing all of the calories in your food. This is certainly not the case with refined products such as sugar and white flour products.
When we use refined carbohydrates such as white sugar, white pasta, white bread etcetera, the carbohydrates (calories) are not bound up with fiber. And, as such, they pass rapidly and directly through the intestinal walls into the blood stream where they wreak havoc on the pancreas and the adrenal glands and more. Therefore, the body’s only solution is to store these excess carbohydrates or sugars as fat.
But what exactly are you storing
Then, to make matters worse, we will use energy drinks, soft drinks, and flavored waters freely, all of which are high in carbohydrates and extremely low on vitamins, minerals and trace elements, and again these refined carbohydrates will move directly into the blood stream, and again, in desperation, the body will store them as fat.
In a nutshell, therefore, this is why so many people are having a problem with appetite and with weight gain, this is why the USA is an “obese nation,” and this is why food refining is so good for business – after all, if the food you sell never satisfies the nutritional needs of the nation, and if it leads to all sorts of cravings and an insatiable appetite, this will mean that people have to eat more, and this can only mean fat profits for the food industry (excuse the pun).
It makes good sense, therefore, as the first step in any diet, to turn our backs on refined foods for they come with a heavy price (excuse the pun). While it may take a few days for your taste to adjust to whole foods, we strongly suggest that you consider the substitutions outlined in the table below. Believe me, this simple substitution program really works.
You do not have to eat less, you only have to eat better
Then you will discover that the name of this diet is perfectly justified, for when you eat right your food will satisfy like never before and you will actually reach a stage where you will not be able to overeat. Then you will eat as much as you like because you will “like” (choose) to eat only enough to satisfy your body’s nutritional needs.
So go for natural whole foods and forget about dieting.
See you at the tailor.
Instead Of Using
Rather Use These Nature’s Choice Products
|Sugary Junk Cereals||Wholegrain Cereals (Luxury Whole Food Granola, Wonder Crunch, Gourmet Muesli Crunch)|
|White Flour Products
Pre-Cooked Junk Porridges
|Wholegrain Meals (Sorghum, Spelt, Millet, Wheat, Oats, Rolled Oats, Barley, Rye, Mealie Meal, Quinoa, Kamut)Whole Food Seed Mixes (Miracles Plus, Super-Seed, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Linseed)|
|White Pasta & White Pizza Base||Whole Wheat Pasta (many varieties) – Whole Wheat Pizza:|
|White Rice||Brown Rice, Brown Basmati Rice|
|Margarine and Common Cooking Oil (They are hydrogenated)||Use natural cold pressed oils that are also cold processed. Or use fresh cream in recipes instead of oil. Use butter sparingly. Use mashed avocado pear or whipped cream on bread.|
|Junk Cookies||Nutritional Cookies (Almond Macaroons, Coconut Macaroons, Ginger Snaps, “Choc” Oat Brownies, Sesame Cookies)|
|White Sugar||Fructose, Natural or Raw Honey, Sweet Fruits Such as Raisins, Dates and Sultanas|
Sugar-Laced “Health” Bars
|Treats You Can Trust – our unique range of health bars (“Choc” Mint Crisp, Muesli Bar, “Choc” Nut Bar, Fruit & Nut Bar etcetera)|
|Energy Drinks, Soft Drinks, and Flavored Waters||Water, Water and Water (in between meals and not together with meals), and an Occasional Natural Iced Tea, Or Nature’s Choice Milkshake|
After only a week or two on a whole food dietary plan, you will start feeling like a new person. Your energy levels will improve, your hair condition will improve, your skin condition will improve, you will lose any desire to overeat or to nibble throughout the day, your mind will become sharper, and a wonderful sense of wellbeing will settle over you.
You only have one life, please make the very best of it.