Lose Pounds? I wish I could, says Mary. Mary dies a little inside when she looks at her flabby stomach and the growing pounds on her scale.
It’s not that she hasn’t tried to lose pounds. She has been on more diets than she can count. She tries to eat less, she weighs herself every morning, she loses a few pounds, and then… she puts them all back on. She feels trapped, she feels guilty. She has failed again…
Mary’s story is a story told too often. It’s a story of being trapped in an addiction to carbohydrates, an addiction that leaves you craving the next “carb fix.”
She’s in the High-Glycemic (Sugar-Rush) Trap. Unless she frees herself from this trap all her efforts to lose pounds, no matter how hard she tries, will fail.
What’s the High-Glycemic (Sugar-Rush) Trap?
“High-Glycemic” foods contain “high” amounts of sugar or carbohydrates that your body quickly digests. Sugar is the obvious one, but they also include carbohydrates found in processed foods (white breads, flours, etc.) and others like potatoes.
High-Glycemic foods spike your blood sugar. They give you a sugar rush (high energy) followed by the low blood sugar blues: low energy, weakness, and food craving.
Your body wants to keep your blood sugar in a healthy, narrow range. When you eat High-Glycemic foods, it responds by sending out lots of insulin (your fat storage hormone) and suppresses glucagon (your fat releasing hormone). Insulin brings your blood sugar down while it drives fat into your cells. Your blood sugar falls below its normal level and your body responds by intense, undeniable hunger.
When your blood sugar is low, it’s not a lack of will power that drives you to eat, it’s your body’s undeniable attempt to right itself. You will eat. If it’s another high-glycemic food, the cycle repeats. It wears out your body, can lead to type 2 diabetes, and dooms your attempt to lose pounds.
So how do your break out of the High-Glycemic Trap? Great news… there is a key! Before we get to the High-Glycemic trap key, here’s a few facts on why dieting doesn’t work.
Why Dieting Doesn’t Work
- The key to help you lose pounds is not dieting
It’s well documented that most weight loss programs result in a maximum weight loss of 10 percent with 75 percent of that weight being gained back within one year. Worse yet, many gain weight over five years, according to Ray Strand, MD, a leading authority in nutritional medicine.
- You do not need to starve yourself to lose pounds. In fact, you absolutely should eat when you are hungry
Only be sure to choose low glycemic foods. Keep some on hand, so it’s easy to chose them. Don’t get caught in the “High-Glycemic Trap.”
- The “quick fix,” simply doesn’t help you lose pounds in the long run
Weight gain is a slow insidious problem that creeps up on you over the years. It’s a result of how you live your life… the choices you make every day. Your success depends on freedom from carbohydrate addiction and freedom to make healthy food choices.That’s why Dr. Strand says, “Weight loss is a side effect of a healthy life style.” Your body needs a balanced blend of nutrients including the right kinds of fats, carbohydrates, and protein.
The High-Glycemic Trap Key
You can breakout of this life sapping, humiliating trap by choosing low-glycemic foods, getting moderate exercise, and getting optimal cellular nutrition, the nutrition your cells need for health.
The High-Glycemic Trap Key is that simple. Well… maybe not that simple when you consider how you’re bombarded by high-glycemic foods.
Most all processed foods are high glycemic as are fast foods. Both these industries make big money by keeping you addicted. And… if you’re like most of us, you eat on the run and rarely prepare meals with whole foods (those not processed).
Here are some tips and resources to help you use the key!
Tips for Choosing Low-Glycemic (Good Carbohydrate) Foods
Food scientists use simple math to determine the glycemic level of foods: the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load. These tips (using these measures) serve as general guides to choosing low glycemic foods:
- Chose whole foods over processed foods
Most refined starchy foods and highly processed foods are high glycemic, with whole foods like fruits, vegetables, and legumes being low-glycemic.
- Chose high fiber foods
The higher the fiber content the lower the glycemic level. Most fruits and vegetable are naturally high in fiber. When buying packaged food like bread and pastas compare their fiber content (found on the Nutrition Facts label). High fiber foods fill you up faster, so you tend to eat less too.
- Heat can make low glycemic foods, high glycemic foods
That’s why almost all raw foods are low glycemic. Cooking breaks down the starches in foods making them easier to digest so they raise your blood sugar faster. When cooking, lightly steam vegetables and undercook pasta so that it is somewhat firm (al dente).
Moderate Exercise and Cellular Nutrition
The exercise needed to help you lose pounds and step on the path of health is not extreme. You can do it!
I say this in confidence because it should be the type of exercise you enjoy ( swimming,walking, yoga, tai chi, etc.). It should start where you are and build gradually to 30 to 45 minutes 5-days a week, according to Dr. Strand.
It can be as simple as parking further from building entrances at work or when shopping, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or going for a walk or a swim instead of watching TV.
Start slow, pay attention to your body, and add steps or other activities as you feel you are ready. You may want to buy a pedometer, a simple tool that counts steps. They’re inexpensive and act as great motivators as you watch your steps increasing as you add activity.
If you have a health condition or find exercise difficult, see your health provider for an assessment and specific recommendation. This may include physical therapy or a personal health trainer.
Last but perhaps most important is cellular nutrition. Cells are the basic building blocks of your body. True health can’t happen unless your cells get the nutrition they need.
Optimal cellular nutrition prevents the oxidative stress that speeds up aging and leads to killer and life sapping degenerative diseases.
There you have it… the key to help you lose pounds and gain health!
Lose Pounds and Gain Health Resources
For some, breaking carbohydrate addiction is especially tough. That’s why nutritional medicine expert Ray Strand, MD, recommends Reset. Reset makes breaking free easy.
It provides a five-day supply of science-based nutritional supplements, meals, and snacks balanced in low glycemic carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It literally resetsyour body to break carbohydrate addiction and set you free from the High-Glycemic Trap.
Please let us know if you would like to know more about Reset and the accompanying FREE 5-Week Sugar Buster program or Dr. Strand’s program “Healthy for Life.” Studies show that the average person who participated in these programs lost 13 pounds and their waist size decreased an average of 2 ½ inches along with improvement in other important health indicators.
After your Reset, you can start incorporating healthy foods like organic fruits and vegetables into your regular diet.
You can help increase the amount of nutrients your body is able to absorb from this new healthful food with a colon cleanse. This detoxification of the digestive system is a great way to ensure you’re getting the most out of your healthy new way of life.
Most importantly, stop starving yourself and begin losing weight with simply taking the fist step to health. Free yourself from the High-Glycemic Trap… Lose Pounds and Gain Health!