Have you been overindulging in the delicious fall bounty? Feeling your waistline expanding? With the abundance of sweet corn available at every corner it is definitely hard to resist. Did you know that our bodies natural seasonal time clocks are set to crave sugars and starchy vegetables like corn at this time of year. It’s an ingenious survival mechanism from our paleolithic ancestors to make you gain weight so you can survive the winter. Is this extra weight really necessary or can u have your sweet corn and slim down too?
Over the last 2 years, in practice and at every conference I’ve been attending there has been an overwhelming surge of revolutionary new information about lifestyle such as fasting, exercise, caloric restriction, sugar intake, timing, and amount of meals and snacks per day. It has revolutionized how patients are losing weight and getting healthier. Many of the myths that have been ingrained in our brains are being dispelled and I’m here to enlighten you to a few.
Myth BUST # 1 -Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day
Yes, you heard it here first (unless you are a patient!). During the night from the moment you eat your last meal, your body begins it’s self-cleaning process. The minute you put food in your mouth on waking, you spike a cascade of hormones, namely insulin, that switches your body from cleaning to producing energy and depositing fat. So if you want to be lean and clean, extending the morning hours of fasting and flushing your system with healthy water, appropriate supplementation, organic green and herbal teas, is the way to go to maximize your internal cleansing and enhance your metabolic wind up.
Myth BUST #2- Eat LESS meals and AVOID Snacking.
Unless you are Madonna, six small meals per day is not the way to get healthy. The new ideal for frequency of meals is to have two healthy and hearty meals per day and not to snack. Research has demonstrated that having a minimum of 4-5 hours between meals allows our intestines to truly digest well. When you eat anything too close together you halt the digestive process that leads to a natural back up of metabolic waste.
These are just two of the myths that have been busted! To put it into context, think about our evolution as a species and the paleolithic era (circa way back BC) which was the longest phase in mankind’s history. The cavemen didn’t wake up to a cozy meal of bacon and eggs with toast and freshly squeezed OJ (By the way that freshly squeezed cup orange juice is equivalent to 6 teaspoons of white sugar!) Quite the opposite actually! They would wake up and go out in search of their meals. They also didn’t have time for 6 mini meals a day. They would participate in active exercise trying to catch their next meal.
These people were lean, mean healthy fighting machines. So why can’t we do the same? We can and if you want to learn more about fasting, meal timing, less is more exercise, calorie restriction and all the myths being busted, join our FALL SLIM FAST, www.fallslimfast.ca or call Sanas Health Practice 226-444-9591 for more information. It’s an educational community event that’ll teach you how to fast safely and slim down at the same time and in a group setting. Come and learn health practices that will revolutionize your life.
Disclaimer: This is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care practitioner before undertaking any program.