Why we want junk food!

Calories = Survival

Bingeing on rich food is a genetic holdover from the days of hunter-gatherers. Our brains are hardwired to fixate on foods with tons of calories. It’s a survival mechanism. Eating as many calories as possible, whenever possible, allowed our ancestors to store calories for lean times. That approach worked well for 2.4 million years, but today it’s making us diseased and fat.

That’s because our brain related eating behavior has not evolved much over the last 2.5 million years, but our food environment has evolved into a junk and agriculturally unhealthy processed and junk food culture. With the exception of the last 10,000 years, people only ate animals they could hunt and wild-plants they could gather. Imagine if you could only eat what you caught or picked! The variety of foods hunter-gatherers ate paled in comparison to the 40,000 different food items we can buy in the average big-box grocery store today.

And while we have easy access to food 24/7, hunting and gathering was hard work. Early humans exercised enormously when acquiring their food, so they needed to eat high-calorie foods to offset the loss. The average hunter-gatherer got up to 60 percent of his calories from animal foods, such as muscle meat, fat, and organ meat, and the other 40 percent from plants.

That balance between protein and carbohydrates in the diet is where the problem lies, but it’s not what you think. Plant foods that more closely resemble what our ancestors ate are the Only Carbs you can eat in a healthy diet. Hunter-gatherers ate fruit, tubers and seeds and nuts, full of vitamins and minerals, and disease- and weight-busting colorful phytochemicals. Whole foods have all the right information and turn on all the right genes.

During the last 10,000 years we saw the advent of both agriculture and industrialization. And today, 60 percent of our calories come from things that hunter-gatherers wouldn’t even recognize as food. The bulk of those items—cereal grains, fizzy drinks, refined oils and dressings—are simple carbohydrates. The result is a obesity and diabetes.

When you eat simple carbohydrates, within seconds,blood sugar starts to rise. To counter the increase in sugar, the body releases insulin which unlocks the cells and allows sugar to enter. Eventually, from eating too much sugar, the cellular locks get worn down from overuse and insulin loses its ability to easily open the cellular door. And this cycle leads to a dangerous condition called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance—at the root of diabesity—causes you to gain belly fat, raises your blood pressure, causes cholesterol issues, makes you infertile, kills your sex drive, makes you depressed, tired, and demented, and even causes cancer.

Luckily there are ways to rewire the primitive parts of your brain by making good food choices. Here are 3 ways to get started.

 
1. Eat regular small protein and good fat based healthy meals to balance blood sugar.

Blood sugar highs and lows drive primitive food cravings. If you get famished between meals, that’s a sign that your blood sugar is crashing. When blood sugar is low, you’ll eat anything.

 
 
2. Eliminate fizzy drinks and artificial sweeteners.

Try sticking to green tea which contains plant chemicals that are good for your health. And, last but not least, don’t succumb to the artificially sweetened diet drinks. The artificial sweeteners in diet drinks fool the body into thinking it is ingesting sugar, which creates the same insulin spike as regular sugar.

 
 
3. Drink a high-quality protein shake at breakfast.

Ideally, you’re eating quality protein at every meal, but, if you need to prioritize one meal, choose breakfast. Studies show that waking up to a healthy protein, such as a protein based smoothie help people lose weight, reduce calories and burn calories.
 
 
Ultimately, you may not control your genes, but you do control what and how you eat. Taking control and changing your diet, means your brain will no longer cave into the cravings and urgings.

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Secrets in Losing Weight

tape-403592_1280 (1)Have you ever wondered why so many people are having difficulty losing weight these days? It should be easy, shouldn’t it? We’ve given up all the fat in our food, we’ve counted the calories, we’ve substituted artificial sweeteners for high-calorie sugar, we eat lots of fruit, we drink lots of fruit juice, we only eat whole grains. Isn’t this exactly what we’ve been advised to do for the past couple of decades? Was this the stern advice that we received from our doctors and nutritionists? Exactly. So what went wrong? How come everybody suddenly seems to have piled on an unbelievable amount of weight and the world is witnessing a massive increase in diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory problems and a disturbing list of other unpleasant conditions and syndromes? It’s baffling. It doesn’t make sense. It certainly doesn’t seem fair! But that’s because the advice was wrong. Totally and completely misguided, advice, ill-informed and dangerous for our health and wellbeing. Millions and millions of people are experiencing the daily misery of obesity and most of the weight-loss advice has been woefully misplaced. You can’t blame the doctors and health specialists. They were only following the accepted protocols of their chosen professions. They were only repeating the received wisdom of the health industry. Drugs have been patented to help people control their appetites and their weight. We have surgical procedures to remove excess fat and close off part of the stomach. It’s a major problem and there hasn’t been much of an answer – up until now.

16We are truly blessed to live in a world where pioneering scientists, doctors and dedicated researchers have found the courage to question the ineffective, conventional approaches of yesterday and challenge the old ways of handling obesity. In an age that has seen the genesis of the Functional Medicine movement, we now understand the real nature of the problem and – finally – we can offer hope to everyone that they really can lose their excess weight and keep it off. Forever.

The Functional Medicine revolution always aimed at prevention rather than cure but its discoveries are providing practical measures to combat and defeat an extraordinary array of diseases. Diet plays an important part in supporting many of the therapies and treatments and the research has clearly identified the link between consuming sugars and grains with the rise in obesity. By excluding sugar from the diet, limiting carbohydrate consumption, minimising grains at every mealtime and adding the most surprising element of all to the equation – fat – the body’s metabolism can be naturally reset. So we need more fat to stimulate the body to burn fat. We need to consider sugar as a poison and that includes the sugars in fruit and honey. We need to select natural, unprocessed food whenever possible, add lots of green vegetables to the mix and make sure we’re getting enough protein. The results are nothing short of dramatic.

Untitled4So, after decades of poor advice and a failure to understand the fundamental mechanics of the human metabolism, finally we have the long-awaited answers to our weight problems. The answers might seem obvious to us now but, with the endorsement of a growing body of doctors and scientists, the solution to effective and permanent weight-loss is now easily to hand. And it doesn’t involve drugs, pharmaceuticals or surgical intervention. That surely is a miracle!

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STEVIA the Best Sugar Substitute

images (2)One of the frequent areas of controversy that I come across when talking about healthy eating is the subject of sugar. There are still plenty of people who claim that sugar is not harmful to the human metabolism and that it can still be safely consumed, perhaps in moderation, without any adverse physical health risks. Some people express themselves with the kind of certainty that is completely blind to the years of painstaking and thorough research that condemns sugar as a toxic and addictive substance, however sweetly seductive the advertising might be that promotes ‘healthy’ forms of sugar. Perhaps it’s not surprising that the world is experiencing an explosion in obesity rates and an alarming increase in Type 2 diabetes. Obesity is widely regarded as a strong risk factor for contracting diabetes. The logical response to these problems is to reduce sugar consumption to a minimum. And that also means is that we need to reduce our consumption of fruits, especially fruit juices, honey and carbohydrates. The only sweetening agent that seems to have escaped the condemnation of research scientists is the naturally occurring Stevia plant which is seen more and more as a healthy and zero calorie alternative to all the processed sugars and artificial sweeteners that are used so abundantly in the processed food industry. The more sugar you consume, the more problems your body will develop and we can now see a disturbing increase in the number of children who are either pre-diabetic or who experiencing the fully developed version of the disease. A change in diet and a light exercise programme can work wonders even for those who have already been diagnosed with the Type 2 diabetes that accounts for some 95% of sufferers.

stevia-sugar-substituteAs a species, humans have not adapted successfully to the amount of sugar that typically makes up the western diet. Cut down or cut it out and prepare to be amazed at the changes you’ll see in your body when you take sugar out of your daily dietary equation. It’s known as sweet, white and deadly for a good reason.

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Yes to Wonderful Delights this Season and Still Lose Weight

Cover from amazon 13th novemberThe holiday season is traditionally a time for feasting and festivities and a period of relaxation away from the rigours of diet and exercise. But why do we automatically accept that we have to pile on the pounds at this time of year? Why does our seasonal enjoyment have to come at the expense of our health and our waistlines?

There is another way. There is a way to enjoy all the wonderful delights of the festivities and still lose weight. Sounds completely crazy but it really is possible. And the answer couldn’t be more simple. Following the super-delicious Paleo principles lets you eat lots of fantastic goodies and still lose weight. That’s because the Paleo approach to smart nutrition always respects how your body prefers to fuel itself. We step away from all the toxic foodstuffs that are the cause of all that completely unnecessary weight gain and the seasonal bouts of health problems and we gorge ourselves happily and contentedly on the kind of tasty meals that our bodies love to digest. It’s a fabulous approach to seasonal self-indulgence because your body will be encouraged to burn off the extra pounds and you’ll still savour all the pleasures of truly delicious food. That’s a winning combination! And it’s so easy to follow. So make a smart choice today and give yourself the healthiest and happiest festive season of your life. You deserve it.

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Delish Cashew Butter Treats

cashewIngredients:
1 Cup Cashews
Half cup coconut flour
0.5 Cup Cashew Butter

Instructions:
1.Add the cashews and cashew butter and process until the mixture forms a dough ball.
2.Add coconut flour to harden the mixture. You may need to scrape down the sides and help the mixture along to form a dough ball.
3.Once a dough ball has formed, move the dough to a plate to ensure there are no accidents with the food processor blade.
4.Form the mixture into 16 equal sized balls, refrigerate for at least an hour to harden and enjoy!

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Is it really possible to eat more and still burn more fat over the holidays?

images (1)The holidays are a great time to celebrate, to enjoy ourselves and eat lots of delicious food. It`s the traditional time of year for fun, festivities – and an expanding waistline! But is the extra weight-gain inevitable? Is it possible to eat lots of fabulous food and still burn off the fat? Of course it`s possible! Humans evolved to burn fat because it`s the healthiest and most efficient way to fuel our bodies and our brains. So what went wrong?

The guilty culprits in the seasonal weight gain drama are our old adversaries – grains, sugar and a surfeit of carbohydrates. If we look back at our evolutionary past, we can see that we have not adapted completely to a diet that is rich in grains and carbs. The most natural way to fuel our bodies respects the way our ancestors ate for tens of thousands of years. That`s why the Paleo Diet is proving so successful in encouraging natural fat burning and boosting energy levels. Cut down the carb dependency, cut out the sugar – and that includes fruits – and watch the excess pounds slip away. The famous Atkins Diet hinted strongly at the problems associated with eating too many carbs but lacked the technology to provide accurate portion control limits for individual carb consumption. But the principles provided a breakthrough insight into the problems of a carb-rich diet.

So how should we eat to burn fat and still enjoy our food to the max?

– Eat lots of veggies! Green, leafy vegetables are best. Just don`t eat too many of the starchy varieties.
– It`s great to eat protein; You can choose meat, fish, eggs. A moderate diet of natural animal protein seems to work wonders for our wellbeing.
– Cut down the carbs. If you`re physically active, you might need more than the assumed minimum but most of us can thrive on far less carbohydrate tha we ever thought possible.
– Add fats to your diet. This is the biggest surprise because our bodies need fats to metabolise our own body fat.
– Cut out all sugars from your diet. There are plenty of delicious treats that are sweetened to perfection with stevia so you can indulge your sweet tooth and still keep away from those nasty, toxic sugars.

Imagine how great you`ll feel at the end of the holidays when you`ve had a fantastic time and still lost lots of excess weight. Now that really is something to celebrate. Happy holidays!

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Growing Younger Disgracefully

IMG_4013If you could find a magical potion that turned back time and restored your body to vibrant youthfulness, would that be the most exciting news of the decade? Would that be something to celebrate? It’s an important point to consider because we see exactly that kind of dubious promise every single day from the multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry that offers us the appearance of youthfulness but does nothing to influence the underlying causes of ageing. The cosmetics industry can only disguise the effects of time, masking the surface appearance of lines and wrinkles and offering only token resistance to the obvious signs of ageing.

Modern research suggests that our bodies can age much faster than normal as a result of stress. We suffer from environmental stresses most of the time due to the levels of pollution in the air, in the water and in our food and, when we add the toxic ingredient of sustained stress, it’s easy to understand why our bodies can suffer from the effects of accelerated ageing. After all, the largest organ in our bodies is our skin and it’s often the first place that we spot those tell-tale signs of ageing. If we really want to slow down the process of ageing and restore our bodies to a more vital and energized state of youthfulness, we need to take control of our stress response and start to fuel our bodies with the kind of nutrition that favors glowing health, vibrant well being and natural resistance to ageing. IMG_3732

This is the time to tap into our natural capacity to restore and repair our bodies from the inside and, if there’s a genuine and reliable secret to sustained youthfulness, it can be found in our diet and in our ability to turn down our over-active stress response. These methods don’t wash off like the day’s make up. These methods affect the body at a cellular level and open up a whole new approach to living life with boundless energy, vitality and a body that renews itself every day. From the inside.

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The myth of eternal youth may remain a charming fairy story but the power of re-generating long-term youthfulness is now within our reach.

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PKE Diet Revolution

image5Trying to lose weight? Taming those extra pounds and getting your body into a healthier, leaner condition can be very frustrating – especially if you don’t know what your body really needs. But many of the answers to our health and weight loss issues can be traced to our evolution as a species and our adaptation to some very challenging conditions on the wild and ancient plains of Africa.

For hundreds of thousands of years, our distant ancestors did not have access to cultivated grains. For most of our existence as a species, we were hunter-gatherers and we simply did not consume grains. It was only during the development of agriculture around twelve thousand years ago that we began the long road to controlling and managing our food supplies, creating surpluses and laying the foundations of the earliest civilisations. The problem is that we haven’t fully adapted to a grain-rich diet and the new glutens that are present in the high-yield wheat that was developed since the 1970s produce inflammatory reactions that have been linked to a range of serious health conditions. The explosion in obesity rates is just one highly visible part of the problem.

The PKE Diet Revolution takes a scientifically researched approach to these issues, drawing on the conclusions from the highly respected field of Functional Medicine, and starts by removing gluten from the diet. It’s surprising how many people around the world suffer from mild allergic reactions to gluten but it’s equally encouraging to see the dramatic improvements in health and weight control as soon as gluten is removed from the daily diet.

It sounds so simple but gluten is a potential source of imbalance in the intestinal flora and this disturbance in the complex world of the digestive system can lead to serious health problems.

Paleo CookbookThe PKE Diet Revolution has been designed to restore vibrant health to every part of the body and to make effective weight loss a natural and effortless part of the road to total wellness. Your body knows exactly what it needs to burn the excess fat. Your body knows precisely what it needs to work as beautifully as nature intended. The PKE Diet Revolution optimises every evolutionary advantage that your body possesses to be leaner, fitter, stronger and healthier. It’s only natural. And it feels better than you’d ever imagine.

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Start your Paleo track

PaleoDo you sometimes feel that your life could be much healthier, more enjoyable and a lot more fun? It’s hard to enjoy life to the full when your health has been compromised and your energy reserves just seem to have evaporated, leaving you feeling tired and listless. And the way we eat plays a big part in how much energy we can have for enjoyment and health.

We’ve spent most of our existence as a species living in the wilds, living on animal protein, roots, nuts and vegetables and the occasional piece of fruit. No, I’m not suggesting that we should abandon our amazing technology and the comforts of civilisation and go back to living in caves! Might be fun for a weekend but that’s not the mission. Our bodies evolved to function very efficiently on that hunter-gatherer diet and we’re now beginning to understand that many ‘modern’ diseases can be traced to the agricultural revolution and our eventual dependence on grains.

Research points the finger at grains and the inflammatory response that results from our grain-rich diet. We became so dependent on wheat, oats, barley, rice that these grains became our staple foods. The problem is that we haven’t adapted to these basic foods and, when we add the corrosive effects of a sugar-rich diet to the equation, we end up with a formula for disease, low energy, extraordinary weight gain and a host of unpleasant side effects. The answer? It really couldn’t be simpler. Eat the way your body evolved to eat and get ready to be astonished at the results. New energy, improved health, unwanted weight loss, clearer skin, longer life – how much incentive do you need? Get on the Paleo track today. The food’s so delicious, your taste buds will sending you Thank You notes. And your body will never be the same again.

Enjoy!

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The Paleo Epigenetic Diet Revolution

unnamedDo you feel you have enough energy to get through the day? Most people don’t seem to have enough energy to get out of bed in the morning! But what if the whole energy problem could be connected to diet? What if a simple change in diet could re-charge our batteries and give us the energy our bodies need to power us through the day?

The answer is much easier than you might think. All we need to do is take a good look at how our bodies have developed over the past couple of hundred thousand years and understand how we evolved to choose foods that were super healthy for us, foods that our bodies evolved to thrive on, foods that could give us all the energy we needed plus a powerful sense of inner wellbeing.

The most natural diet we can choose today reflects our ancient heritage and our digestive preference for the most natural, unprocessed food that we can find. The answer lies in the Paleo diet, a perfect connection to the way our bodies adapted to our environment over uncounted millennia. Now you can give your body the fuel it craves. Now you can finally undo the damage of the modern, grain-rich diet and discover a whole new level of wellbeing. Wake up feeling refreshed.

Burn off those unwanted pounds. Feel the buzz of your body’s renewed and fully charged batteries. Get on the Paleo programme today and feel the difference. Your body deserves it!

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