Dr. Arthur Agatston changed the way America eats with The South Beach Diet. Now he is changing the way we live with a new exercise program to rev up the metabolism and burn fat and calories.
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Fats are the most misunderstood of all the food groups. For decades we have been given information about the safety and dangers of fats that has turned out to be simply false. There are three types of fats naturally found in foods, namely saturated fats, unsaturated or polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Saturated fats are generally solid at room temperature and are, with a couple of exceptions, from animal sources. Saturated fats include butter, lard, animal fats, coconut oil and palm oil. We have been told that saturated fats cause heart disease and contribute to block arteries. This is not true. Our ancestors consumed saturated fats almost exclusively and their rate of heart disease, per capita, was far, far lower than today. Unsaturated or polyunsaturated fats are generally liquid at room temperature and come from vegetable sources. There are the fats we have been told are the best for us, yet it has been long established that when unsaturated fats are heated or exposed to the air, they oxidize rapidly and form compounds called free radicals. The free radical that causes early heart disease comes almost exclusively from oxidized unsaturated fats. Margarines, shortening and other man-made type fats are the worst of all as these are known as trans fats. Trans Fats come from liquid unsaturated oils, which have been chemically altered to become solid at room temperature. Trans fats are one of the most deadly forms of fat in the modern diet, responsible for heart disease and many other health problems. Monounsaturated fats, the best of which is olive oil, are the best fats to consume on a regular basis. Mediterranean countries have used olive oil for thousands of years and in spite of the fact that they have a much higher fat diet than we do, their incidence of heart disease is a fraction of ours -- due to the consumption of monounsaturated fats such as olive oil. Monounsaturated fats protect the heart and cardiovascular system, help to raise HDL and lower the bad LDL cholesterol. An ideal diet of fats would contain moderate amounts of saturated fats, high amounts of monounsaturated fats such as olive oil and almost no unsaturated or polyunsaturated fats.
http://www.therenegadehealthshow.com - I get this question more than you would think...
Sometimes in comes in this form: "How do I gain weight on the raw food diet?"
Other times it's: "Help, I'm loosing weight too fast and I need help!"
Not that bad of an issue to have, but for some this means loosing muscle mass as well (I know, it happened to me).
Here's my answer...
Is a low-fat diet the answer to successful weight loss. Not necessarily, says Dr. Mark Hyman. This week he reviews cutting edge research that reveals the true causes of weight gain, and explains the right type of foods to eat for lasting weight loss
One doctor called it the "Fast Way to Health." Another called it "starvation diet."
It is very easy to lose weight by fasting. Unhealthy, and in the end counterproductive, but easy. You starve yourself, you lose weight. But, you should know what happens when you do this first.
When you starve yourself (which is what fasting is), you inhibit your body's ability to burn fat. You need to remember that calories are simply a unit of energy, and your body needs energy every day to survive. So, when you don't eat, about 300,000 years of evolutionary drive kick in and your body goes into starvation survival mode. It sets of a chain of processes all designed to slow down your metabolism (the rate at which you burn calories) because your body always wants calories in to be equal or greater than calories out. So your brain starts sending signals to your thyroid to slow things down.
Then, you need to understand that body fat is your body's long term energy survival source. So, wanting to survive as long as possible, your body will do whatever it can to hold onto body fat. This is obviously not what you want, but it's what happens.
Your major organs (brain, heart, etc) can't use stored fat for the energy they need, they can only use glucose, which is what carbs break down into thru digestion. Since you are starving yourself and not supplying your brain with glucose, your body has another survival trick. It creates its own glucose.
Unfortunately, it does that by breaking down muscle mass into the component amino acids that make up muscle protein. It then converts these amino acids into glucose to feed your brain, since you apparently won't do it with food. So now you are losing muscle mass.
Since muscle is the engine where your body burns fat for energy, you now have less of it, and burn fewer calories all day. This is another way your body slows down your metabolism to survive.
Eventually, you can't keep starving yourself, so you start eating again. Unfortunately, you've cratered your metabolism so when you start eating, you gain any weight you lost back very quickly. The bad thing now is the fact that while some of the weight you lost was fat, a lot of it was muscle mass and water. When you gain it back, it all comes back as fat.
Will you lose your 17 lbs? I don't know. But, what I do know is that the weight you will lose will be a combination of fat, muscle, and water. And whatever weight you lose, you will gain back quickly, all in the form of ugly fat.
So in the end, your starvation diet will make you fatter than when you started. This is the definition of yo-yo dieting.
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http://www.therenegadehealthshow.com - There's a valuable lesson in this episode...
If you want to succeed in your raw food, vegan or whole food diet (and, yes, even your fitness program) there are two ways you can do it.
One will help you reach your health goals easily and sooner than you could ever imagine.
The other will leave you tired, worn out and feeling like you'll never be a success.
Watch the video to find out which way works, which way doesn't, and which one you're doing right now...
To find out more please visit: http://alkalineaciddiet.blogspot.com/ for more information. The alkaline diet is spreading like a wildfire. It is completely new way of eating. It centers your eating around the ph scale making sure that everything that enters your body creates an alkaline environment. The acid alkaline diet is making new for a lot more than just weight loss. Many people are feeling and looking younger then ever before. To find out more please visit: http://alkalineaciddiet.blogspot.com/ for more information
How to easily shift to a raw food diet - Planning and strategies - A few simple recipes - One small step at a time - - Think long term - Emotional process - Raw
Why shift to a raw food diet - More nutrients! - More energy!
http://www.therenegadehealthshow.com - Yes, there are secrets to sticking to a healthy diet...
In fact there are many of them and they apply to any diet, weight loss or maintenance program there is out there...
This little metaphor that I give in today's show will work for you no matter what plan you're on... weight loss, raw food, vegan diet, low carb, high carb, long legs, etc...
Take a look and tell me what you think...
This weeks video blog finds me, Israel Lagares of http://www.fatmanunleashed.com, mentioning my brand new social media health news site HealthRanker.com, my new Fat Man Unleashed shirts, needing some guests posts since I will be attending the Affiliate Summit, and giving a quick health tip on replacing not just removing when dieting for the long haul.