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The 10 Top Food Groups for Permanent Weight Loss

Excerpted from The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet Personal Daily Journal: A Diet Journal to Keep You Focused on Your Weight-Loss Goals By Nicholas Perricone, M.D. In order for any weight-loss program to 1) work, and 2) become a lifelong lifestyle, there have to be plenty of options available. If you feel hungry or deprived, you are on the wrong program. Filling is one of the great pleasures in life, and the Perricone Weight-Loss Diet is a celebration of good food. How many


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The Importance of Exercise

Excerpted from Turn Up the Heat : Unlock the Fat-Burning Power of Your Metabolism By Philip L. Goglia While it is true that you can lose weight and gain lean muscle just by following a food plan for your metabolic type, combining proper nutrition with a metabolically appropriate exercise program provides important and substantial benefits. It imparts vigor and efficiency to all organs and secures and maintains the healthful integrity of all their functions. Exercise aid


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Discover How Your Individual Metabolism Reacts to Food

Excerpted from 6-Day Body Makeover: Drop One Whole Dress or Pant Size in Just 6 Days-and Keep It Off By Michael Thurmond Have you ever wondered why your rail-thin friend can eat ice cream, bread, french fries, and other types of foods and not gain an ounce-and why you, on the other hand, seem to put on pounds just looking at that stuff? Could it be that your metabolism has downshifted to neutral or perhaps stalled altogether? If you even suspect


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Weight Loss - What's Blood Got to Do with It?

Excerpted from The pH Miracle for Weight Loss: Balance Your Body Chemistry, Achieve Your Ideal Weight By Robert O. Young, Ph.D., Shelley Redford Young In a word, everything. Blood's central role in your health and weight makes sense when you consider just how much of it your body contains-exactly how much of your body is blood. Everyone has about 5 liters of the stuff. To circulate it through the body, the heart beats over 100,000 times a day, moving two and a half ounc

Vegetarian Appetizers and First Courses

Excerpted from The Spirited Vegetarian : Over 100 Recipes Made Lively with Wine and Spirits By Paulette Mitchell Begin with a splash of spirits. Appetizers set the mood for a party-whether it is formal or casual, follows an ethnic theme, or celebrates a special event. The first dishes served must complement the following courses, especially the main course. Or, rather than a multicourse menu, you may want to serve simply an array of appetizers. These creations should be

Losing Weight Isn't Easy

Excerpted from The Take-Control Diet By Ian K. Smith, M.D. Bad habits are hard if break, and good ones are hard to form. If anyone tells you that weight loss is easy, walk away. It's true that some have an easier time than others, but losing weight will certainly not be the easiest thing you attempt in life. In fact, it's going to be downright difficult. You're going to be making demands on yourself to make lifestyle changes, which for some can be quite dramatic. If you

Diet - The Problem May Be in the Food, Not in You

Excerpted from The Thin Commandments: The Ten No-Fail Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss By Stephen Gullo, PH.D. The following scenario is as predictable as a Hollywood action movie. Call it Diet Terminator. You commit yourself to losing weight. You have all the best intentions of sticking with a diet and actually do so for a while. Until... a tray of cookies shoots you a tempting glance. Or you inhale the riveting aroma of a pizza bubbling in a brick oven, or perhaps

Diet and the Development of Disease

Excerpted from The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health: A Complete Guide to Naturally Preventing and Relieving More Than 200 Chronic Conditions and Disorders By Michio Kushi, Alex Jack As a result of the diet and health revolution, people today are consuming less red meat, eggs, dairy food, and other foods higher in saturated fat and cholesterol. Mortality from heart disease, the number one cause of death in modern society, has dropped by nearly half over the last generati

Shaking Out Your Family Medical Tree

Excerpted from Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy : America's Most Renowned African American Nutritionist Shows You How to Look Great, Feel Better, and Live Longer by Eating Right By Rovenia Brock, Ph.D. My self-assessment test is only the first step toward figuring out your healthy living picture. A family assessment could help, too, because while you may have your dad's big brown eyes, your mom's gorgeous legs, or Aunt Mamie's curvy hips, you could also have inher

Sugar - the Real Culprit

Excerpted from Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food By Suzanne Somers One of the most important aspects of Somersizing is the elimination of sugar and foods high in starch (white flour, white rice, potatoes, and the like) that immediately turn to sugar upon digestion. I was shocked when I heard that the average American eats over 150 pounds of sugar and sweeteners (like corn syrup) every year! That's up 28 pounds since the early 1970s! We start off our morning wi

Tips for Eating at Home

Excerpted from Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away By Suzanne Somers As far as eating at home, if you're used to eating prepared foods, you will need to make some adjustments. Most prepared foods are made with processed products like sugar, white flour, and a variety of unpronounceable chemicals. Say good-bye to Hamburger Helper! With a little preparation, you can learn to create fresh foods that taste much better and are far more nutritious. I keep my ref

Toxic Problems, Detox Solutions

Excerpted from The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet: Boost metabolism, get rid of fattening toxins, safely lose up to 8 pounds overnight and keep them off for good By Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S. If environmental toxins are the problem, you'd think detoxification would be the solution. But again, medical and scientific evidence is lacking. One of the most severe frustrations I've felt over the years is over the resistance the medical establishment has to acknowledgi

Genetics and Obesity: Were we born to be fat?

Excerpted from The 3-Apple-a-Day Plan: Your Foundation for Permanent Fat Loss By Tammi Flynn Genetics play a role in your body type and how yon store fat. Yet other factors greatly influence your risk of being fat or overfat - factors that you can change or prevent. The big fat facts of life Fact one: we can't always blame our parents. Yes, our genes affect the rate at which our body accumulates tat and where the fat is

Short-Term Recasting: The First Three Months

Excerpted from French Women Don't Get Fat; The Secret of Eating For Pleasure By Mireille Guiliano While your leeks are boiling, ask yourself: a couple of questions: 1. Why am I doing this? Because I'm afraid my husband or girlfriends think I am bouboum(overweight and dumpy)? Because none of my clothes fit? While diets are often inspired by fear and sell-loathing, such emotions do not show the way toward living like a French woman. To embrace re

Weight Loss - Retraining Your Feeling Brain

Excerpted from The 3-Day Solution Plan: Jump-start Lasting Weight Loss by Turning Off the Drive to Overeat [BURST:] Lose up to 6 pounds in 3 days! By Laurel Mellin, M.A., R.D. Please recall a time recently when your mind turned to food. You weren't hungry, but you definitely wanted something to oat. Perhaps you were restless, upset, or bored, and you know that you should be dieting-but the food was calling to you. Chances are that you were in a

You and Your Food Diary

Excerpted from The Business Plan for the Body: Crunch the Numbers for Successful Weight Loss, Manage Your Metabolism by Eating the Right Way, Invest in the Only Workout You'll Ever Need By Jim Karas How you elect to spend your money. Some people spend more on eating out, others on movies, electronic equipment, sports, clothes, or a new car. Others just spend money constantly, which I definitely equate to overeating. As a nation, Americans overeat, without considering th

The Failure of the Low-Fat High-Carbohydrate Diet

Excerpted from Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks! By Michael R. Eades, M.D., Mary Dan Eades, M.D. Yes, doctors today are aware that diet plays a significant role in the development and progression of the major diseases afflicting modern man-heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and many kinds of cancers. As a consequence dietitians, nutritionists, and physicians constantly

Children - Sugar and the Link to Addiction

Excerpted from Little Sugar Addicts: End the Mood Swings, Meltdowns, Tantrums, and Low Self-Esteem in Your Child Today By Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D. Here's why this discovery was life changing for me, and why it has been life changing for thousands of other sugar sensitive people. Sugar sensitive people are born with low beta-endorphin. Low beta-endorphin produces low self-esteem. It causes you to seek things that raise your beta-endorphin so you feel better about yours


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Understanding Compulsive Eating

Excerpted from You Can't Quit 'til You Know What's Eating You: Overcome Overeating By Donna LeBlanc, M.Ed. Sixty to 70 million people in the United States are compulsive eaters, according to one conservative estimate. (The very, very few with an actual physiological basis for excess weight aren't included in this count.) How do you know if you're among them? Not everyone who is overweight wants to be associated with the term "compulsive." But re


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The Truth About Diets and Exercise

Excerpted from The Schwarzbein Principle, The Program; Losing Weight the Healthy Way By Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. In recent decades, our nation's eating habits have swung from a high fat/high protein/low carbohydrate diet to a low fat/low protein/high carbohydrate diet and back to a high fat/high protein/low carbohydrate diet. Along with these eating habits, people have taken numerous diet pills, overexercised and gone through almost every type of torture to try to lose w

There Are No Shortcuts - The Schwarzbein Principle

Excerpted from The Schwarzbein Principle II, The Transition: A Regeneration Program to Prevent and Reverse Accelerated Aging By Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. As stated in chapter 8, the path your transition takes will depend upon your initial starting point and how easy it is for you to incorporate the SPII program into your life. Remember that this program is a process, and you will not be able to heal a damaged metabolism overnight, nor will you be able to make all the nece

The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook

Excerpted from The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook By Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., Evelyn Jacob Americans are in constant pursuit of good health. We are deluged with information on how to improve eating and lifestyle habits. We look to "healthier" cultures for the answers. The French, rural Chinese, Inuits, Africans and Tibetans have all been examined in an attempt to understand why they do not suffer the same high rate of chronic degenerative diseases as we do in this count

Human Survival Depends on Hormones and Fat

Excerpted from The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger By Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. The balanced eating program I prescribe for my patients is appropriate for everyone because we all share the same physiology (the physical and chemical processes that define humans as the same species). The DNA (genetic blueprint), biochemistry and endocrinology of human beings has not changed in millions of years.

Recipes From The Chili Pepper Diet

Excerpted from The Chili Pepper Diet: The Natural Way to Control Cravings, Boost Metabolism and Lose Weight By Heidi Allison GOAT CHEESE PIZZA WITH OLIVES Makes: 1 serving Pizza is one of those foods we love-and crave. Unfortunately, many of the frozen pies on the market don't measure up for a low-fat diet-both in taste and nutrition. This recipe raises the bar for low-fat pizza: it uses fresh (not frozen) Armenian p

Childhood Obesity: Our Growing Problem

Excerpted from Slim& Fit Kids; Raising Healthy Children in a Fast-Food World By Judy Mazel, John E. Monaco, M.D. I am a pediatric critical-care physician. This means that I spend my days, and often nights, in a pediatric intensive care unit. Here I take care of children who are severely ill, whose simple cold has advanced to pneumonia, or whose diarrhea has advanced to dehydration and sometimes shock. In the course of dealing with these problems each day, I see more
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