A Second Opinion, your diet/ alternative lifestyle plan is based on the premise that almost all overweight people are guilty of eating far too many carbohydrates and sugars. Proteins and fat, do not make us fat and for the most part vegetables are neither full of sugars and or carbohydrates, and their consumption is highly encouraged (one must get their vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber). One can consume meat, fish (including shellfish), eggs, fowl, and cheese in unrestricted quantities. You can cook with butter, have mayonnaise with your tuna, and put olive oil and vinegar, or blue cheese dressing (not “light” or low fat) on your salads. On the other hand, the consumption of sugars is not allowed and carbohydrates are restricted to 20 grams of net carbs per day, meaning total carbs minus fiber.
Our bodies burn both fat (stored energy deposits) and carbohydrates for energy, but carbs are used first. By cutting out all sugars, dramatically reducing carbs, and eating more protein and fat (particularily Omega 3/ fish oils), our bodies naturally lose weight by burning stored body fat more efficiently. What begins to happen is that our bodies change from a carbohydrate-burning machine into a fat-melting engine.
By restricting carbohydrates dramatically, to a mere fraction of those found in the “Standard American Diet”, the body goes into a state of ketosis, which means it burns its own fat for fuel. A person in ketosis is getting energy from ketones, little carbon fragments that are the fuel created by the breakdown of fat stores. When the body is in ketosis, you tend to feel less hungry, as now fat stores become your bodies primary source of energy. By overcoming our carbohydrate dependence we no longer experience the sugar induced “highs and lows”, and have a more definitive grasp of our true daily requirements.
In slightly more detail, consider what happens when you eat a high-carbohydrate meal. Sugar from the carbohydrates quickly enters the bloodstream. To keep the blood sugar from rising too high, the body secretes insulin. Insulin allows the extra sugar to be stored in the liver and muscle as glycogen, but these stores are rapidly filled to capacity. The insulin then converts any extra sugar to fat -- the stuff we're trying so hard to get rid of.
Let us digress:
Overweight is normally brought about gene rationally:
Your grandparents or great-grandparents, living through the depression, were probably, as were most people, very poor. Survival was of the utmost importance and food was a key component. Leaving the table feeling full and satiated was secondary only to knowing that the rest of the family was provided with the same. Meats were expensive, impossible to store, and sometimes impossible to acquire. Potatoes and flour were a lot more accessible and provided great “fillers” for one’s diet. The fact that food was scarce and money even more so, provided the rational for the lack of obesity in the 1930’s population.
The next generation had it much better. Money was much more plentiful, refrigeration of perishable foods was possible, but still old habits prevailed. The economy was flourishing and bakery products became a big business. Breads were always on the dinner table, potatoes and/ or rice were always served as side dishes, and after dinner deserts were common place. Meats and green vegetables were served but the old stigma still remained that one “held down” on eating large quantities of these and instead filled up on the carbohydrates. It was almost seen as gluttonous to ask for a second steak, but it was acceptable to get another helping of potatoes, two or three pieces of bread, or a second piece of pie. This, of course was acceptable because the “food pyramid” had been formulated and Doctors and Nutritionists were vigorously urging people to eat more carbs.
We have spoken previously of how carbohydrates equal sugar, which lacks any nutritional value.
Next we saw the advent of fast food restaurants, which have quickly became “the places to eat.” I, occasionally find myself indulging myself at any number of them. I get a diet drink, don’t order the fries, deserts, shakes, or ice crème, get some burgers (usually order 3 or 4) discard the bread and eat the meat, cheese, tomato, lettuce, mayonnaise, and bacon.. It is cheaper than going the other route, and I am staying on the program, and losing weight.
When participating in the, “Second Opinion” program one must learn to become somewhat of a “glutten or pig”; remember that this diet will actually lower cholesterol levels.
Breakfasts can consist of any or all of these foods, with no restriction on the amount: eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, steak, pork chops (any meat), coffee or any other non sweetened beverage, with artificial sweetener, and heavy cream. Lunch and dinner can include any of the same with a salad with blue cheese dressing (not light or low fat) or vinegar and oil, any non-starchy or sugary vegetable, excluding corn, lima, lentil, pinto, and kidney beans, acorn squash, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, rice, or any grain products.
I say that you must become somewhat of a “heathen” because this diet is somewhat limiting and one must indulge oneself to be truly satisfied, and as a compensation for certain depravations unlimited amounts of certain foods are encouraged. Who would ever consider eating crab, tuna, egg, or shrimp salad by the bowl full, without the bread, spoon full after spoon full, burgers without the bread, sliced ham or roast beef rolled up in cheese, or going to a barbeque restaurant and getting the all you can eat meat and cole slaw or salad. My favorite restaurants are of the all you can eat varieties, that serve everything. I of course, leave the breads, and deserts alone (with the exception of unsweetened jello, pudding, and real whipped cream) but I indulge myself with 5 or 6 different meats, some soups and salads, and have 5 or 6 different vegetables to choose from; all of these I consume without restriction, and with much gusto.
There are certain things that one should supplement in this or any diet (items found lacking in the “Standard American Diet). The addition of these necessary ingredients brought to a level of optimum ingestion will bring about major health and wellness benefits.
The nutrients that should be supplemented are as follows:
Ø Essential fatty acids (DHAL and EPA / Fish Oil )
Ø Co-Enzymes (Co-Q-10)
Ø & Fiber
I thank you for reviewing and considering my “A Second Opinion”. I invite you join me on it’s journey toward dramatic weight loss and improved health. I am thoughly convinced that given the proper nutrition (all that the body needs) it is quite capable of healing itself and correcting deteriorating conditions.
I further encourage you to go to the Legacy for Life’s company web site ( www.legacyforlife.com ) to thoughly investigate a product unlike any other ( www.hyperimmunegg.org ), with an introductory video to be found at www.i26forhealth.com .
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Ø • Helping maintain digestive tract health
Ø • Maintaining flexible and healthy joints
Ø • Supporting cardiovascular function
Ø • Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
Ø • Helping maintain a healthy circulatory system,
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It is our hope and prayer that this diet, “A Second Opinion” will initiate major health benefits and afford a renewed zest for living to it’s inductees.
PS I make my "Fit", Strawberries and Cream, with an 8 oz. shaker of water (add the liquid first), it makes a splendid drink:
Every-time that I drink it, I think of "cotton candy at a carnival"
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