Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.
Natural Weight Loss
Step 1 – Remove
Your poor body is stumbling around, trying to scrounge something nutritious out of our toxic food environment.
Your willpower isn’t enough to sustain your weight-loss efforts, because there’s too much static.
Too many additives and processes have mangled the food supply and confused your body’s normal metabolism.
That’s why I can sum up this entire food plan in one sentence: If it didn’t have a mother or it didn’t grow from the ground, don’t eat it.
I’m not joking.
I’m talking about whole foods.
Food the way nature intended, before it got sent to a chemistry lab and became indecipherable to our biology.
My standard diet used to look something like this:
Breakfast: Low-carb protein bar, Diet Coke
Snack: Diet Coke
Lunch: Diet Coke, 2 slices of low-carb white “bread” with 3 slices of processed turkey
Snack: Diet Coke, processed nonfat cheese with diet crackers.
Dinner: Nonorganic chicken loaded with antibiotics and nonorganic veggies
Now, looking at that mouth-watering menu, do you think my body was saying, “Oh, great, I just ingested tons of trans fats, sugar alcohols, high-fructose corn syrup, nitrates, antibiotics, pesticides, and artificial sweeteners. I know just what to do with this. I’ll build some healthy muscle and some smooth skin with it!”?
When I ate this supposedly edible wealth of chemicals, my body got confused.
That “food” was basically foreign matter.
News flash: Your body doesn’t jump for joy over this little bomb of toxic chemicals.
It scratches its head and goes, “Huh? What the . . . ? Okay, I guess I’ll just do . . . this.”
And “this,” your body’s very next reaction, is always, always bad news to your hormones.
Check out some food labels.
Notice the number of processed and chemical ingredients in “healthy” cereals, breads, soups, waffles, soy-based meat replacements, and so on.
How many times have your eyes glazed over as you tried to decipher an ingredients list with dozens of syllables?
A few manufacturers are consciously trying to break this cycle by using fewer and more natural ingredients.
But overall, to escape the chemical infestation and hormonal devastation of our food supply, we need to just say, “NO!”
That’s why the first part of this diet has to be about what we Remove.
If we don’t get some of this crap out of your mouth and out of your system, no amount of whole, healthy food will make a dent.
What are we removing?
Processed foods get the big no.
No chemicals, no MSG, no trans fats, no artificial sweeteners, no additives that “thicken,” or “stabilize,” or otherwise tamper with the texture or freshness of your food.
You’re going to learn how to dump foods that prevent the release of weight-loss hormones.
You’re also going to learn which foods provoke a rapid release of weight-gain hormones.
We’ll also remove, or at least reduce, a few whole foods that screw with our hormones, even though they grow from the ground.
Let’s take a look at some of the common antinutrients in the modern food supply that violently disrupt your body’s natural biochemistry.
The corporations have made some of these antinutrients downright addictive – that’s why I want to give you as much motivation to resist them as possible.
More in the next post!
Come join me on my weight loss journey! I’d love to have you along!
Have an awesome day!
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Dick and Lenay
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