Stop Craving and Start Living
This time of year a lot of people are thinking about weight loss, not only the weight they gained over the holidays, but the weight they already had to lose. The marketing coming out of the multi-billion dollar diet industry is deafening. So people succumb to that noise, and use the pills, systems, products for a while, but they end up craving, bingeing, gaining even more weight, and feeling bad about themselves. I want people to know that they shouldn’t feel bad about themselves because we’ve known for 70 years since semi-starvation studies done during WWII that starving causes people to crave and binge. I talk about this study in my book Death by Supermarket. The human brain is programmed for survival so if you starve you are going to crave and binge, because the demand from your brain is irresistible.
You’re asking yourself if I don’t starve myself then how is this fat going to disappear from my body? It’s a three step process.
1. Start by eliminating processed food from your diet. Processed food is the cause of our rise in overweight in obesity because it’s dead and contains toxins so your brain registers “starvation” and reacts by forcing you crave and binge.
2. Our bodies are constantly breaking down and building back up again. So you need to eat real, whole living food to provide your body with building supplies. Real food is anything that can be picked, gathered, milked, hunted, or fished. We’ve all heard the stories about McDonalds cheeseburgers left out for a year, and the 25-year shelf life of a Twinkie. On the contrary, real food is living. It rots.
Eat three balanced meals a day that with protein and fat being your primary food group. Saturated fat and cholesterol after many decades of being the bad guys are now being vindicated because they are historically eaten foods that make things in the body like hormones, cellular structures, and happy brain chemicals, and they also protect you from disease because they are the foundation of the ongoing building processes.
Please stay away from processed oils like soy, canola, corn, safflower, sunflower, peanut as these oils introduce free radicals into your system, which are the real contributors to cancer, heart disease, and neurological diseases. These are the fats that are in processed foods.
Eat fruits and vegetables, which assist in the building process and provide anti-oxidants.
A lot of people don’t have to do more than eat real food to see weight loss. Of course it’s gradual weight loss. We need to get away from the belief that instant weight loss is even possible and because it’s really just noise from the diet industry that wants to keep you spending money on their stuff.
3. But if you need to take it further to lose body fat, then you can go to the third step. Continue to eat a real food diet but lower the amount of energy foods you eat so that your body will be forced to burn its stores of fat for energy.
Fat and Carbs are energy foods but fats make things, carbs only provide energy. You want to keep your carbs just below your energy needs. Please don’t do Atkins or anything extreme. Extremes always set off cravings and binging.
There is a complete carbohydrate counter in my e-book Weight Loss Made Easy that you can find on my website www.nancydeville.com.
The following are examples of one day of eating real food with a lowered amount of energy.
Breakfast: Cheesy scrambled egg with sausage. Sliced orange and/or strawberries.
Lunch: Chicken salad with celery, walnuts and grapes.
Dinner: Ribeye steak, half a baked potato with lots of butter. Try to eat veggies with every meal and you can put some cheese on them if you like. You can always add a big salad to any meal. Please make your own dressing with olive oil and vinegar. Bottled salad dressing contains those toxic oils we just talked about.
Of course if you add a banana split to this menu it changes the game completely.
You can find 2 weeks of breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes in my e-book Weight Loss Made Easy. Both Death by Supermarket and Weight Loss Made Easy are on my website www.nancydeville.com.
What to drink?
Diet drinks are clinically proven to make you fatter (craving/bingeing). Aspartame metabolizes into formaldehyde, which degrades cellular structures so if you drink a lot of sodas with aspartame you’re going to have a lot more flab and cellulite. Splenda is a chlorinated molecule and chlorine is definitely linked to cancer.
I don’t tell people to stop drinking coffee because I don’t want to be chased with pitchforks and torches. But at least cut out the artificial sweeteners and anything else artificial that you put into your coffee. And cut out energy drinks.
Alcohol is fattening so you should limit it to one drink per week.
People think that fruit juice is healthy. But a 6-ounce glass of OJ is at least 60 grams of carb that is way too many carbs for most people per meal. I travel a lot and I do hot yoga all over the country and I see these extreme athletes with fat around the middle and they’re doing this extreme workout but right next to them is a quart of juice. So they are unwittingly replacing more energy than they are burning off.
Drink ½ of your body weight in ounces of water every day to flush toxins.
I drink a quart of green veggie juice every day. You can find all the instructions how to make green juice on my website nancydeville.com. It’s a fantastic way to get 12 servings of green veggies every day.
To recap, stop craving and start living today by eating a diet of real, whole living food.
Peace, Fun, Love.
Your girlfriend in health,