Downfall of Popular Diets

 

 

Not only do many popular diets have you throwing up the same ball over and over again, we
don’t like that they pull out complete macronutrients. Diets that center on an E meal premise
alone, like South Beach Diet or Weight Watchers, cannot offer the same superfood approach
as we propose. Nevertheless, we respect the work of Dr. Arthur Agatston, the founder of the
South Beach Diet. His books have brought paramount dietary information to the general

public.
But, healthy fats are one of the body’s number one superfoods. Diets that do not contain
certain fats that are essential for optimal health and longevity are not complete. Neither are
they nurturing. If you lived on our E meals alone, your hair and skin would not reach the same
luster, your hormones would decline earlier, and delaying the aging process would be harder
to achieve.

 

The Mediterranean Diet is another similar approach. While these diets use some olive oil
and small amounts of fish oils, they never bathe the body in the superpower of lubricating,
rejuvenating fats. They are fearful of Bible-based fats like butter and some fatty meats. They
dab a little oil here and there, but never really grease the wheel. They entirely exclude healthy
saturated fats which are now realized to be fantastic foods for the body. Any diet that does not
allow you to get your fill of healthy fats like butter will end up making you crave forbidden
food. We were designed to want fat because we need it. That makes sense.

Fat Keeps You on Track

It is more difficult to stay on these lean diets indefinitely, because diets without enough fat are
simply not as satisfying. Lean protein is not enough to fully curb hunger for very long. Fat is
the key for satiation. “Lean only” diets do not feed and nourish the endocrine, neurological,
and nervous systems of the body. Our hormones are made from cholesterol. Our nerves and
brains are protected by fat and we should not deny the body of its basic needs. Dr. Mariano,a renowned anti-aging MD and psychiatrist, says that interfering with cholesterol production
can impair brain function. On his website, he talks of how lack of cholesterol causes “memory
problems, mood problems, and even frank confusion.”
He goes on to say, “Cholesterol is the signal from astrocytes that tell neurons where to
make new connections (synapses). Cholesterol is a hormone/neurotransmitter in the central
nervous system. It is necessary to form memory. Cholesterol makes up half of the dry weight
of the brain.”
Also, it’s harder to treat yourself without fat. You can try to convince yourself it tastes like
the real deal, but it can’t compare to the genuine article.

 

Celebrate Food

Each food group is a gift to us to enjoy for life. S and E meals provide all the nutrients needed
for a long term sustainable way of eating. They also offer the pleasure of variety. This is crucial
for success as it easy to get sick of the same foods over and over again. Including all macro-
nutrients, all fuels, and a wide variety of caloric meals is the way to celebrate God’s abundant
gift of food to us. With this celebratory approach, we also keep in mind that we don’t have to
include everything in the same meal.

Tossing Balls – Picture yourself throwing one ball up and down

Picture yourself throwing one ball up and down. It’s quite easy, and once you’ve learned how
to catch that one ball well, you don’t have to burn much energy to do it. You can mindlessly
throw up then catch. It becomes so easy that it’s natural to become lazy with the simple process.
That’s essentially what happens when you stay on a diet that utilizes only one fuel type or
one setting of calories. Some diets like Atkins and the paleo approach throw a constant S ball
at you. Others like the South Beach Diet or Mediterranean Diet use the E ball. These E type
diets wisely warn you against spiking your blood sugar and encourage a focus on lean proteins
and whole grains, but it’s still the same ball over and over. Some extreme diets like HCG and
Biggest Loser even want you to throw the Fuel Pull ball up and down, again and again, for
long periods of time. Dangerous!
All these different diets that hit upon a certain metabolic principle have merits. They
wouldn’t become famous and offer results if they didn’t work and we can learn a lot from most
of them.

But, they keep you doing a similar thing continually. One ball up and down. Your
body can’t help but get lazy with the process. However, with two or more balls (alternating S
and E balls), your body has to get more active to keep catching. Fuel Pulls are the lowest of all
calorie meals. Including some of these now and then throws a third ball at your body to juggle.
Your body has to be constantly on its toes to manage the change ups. You’ll be burning all sorts
of energy trying to figure out what ball is coming at you next. The magic of alternating these
meal types is how your metabolism becomes a furnace.
If you’re in tune with your body, these changes can occur naturally. After a few high calorie
meals, it feels natural for your body to crave lighter fare. After lots of fat, it’s time for leaner
foods. After several meals of glucose, it’s time to give that metabolic pathway a break. After
feasting, you can listen to your body when it whispers, “Give me refreshing light food for a
meal or two.”


It’s the same natural inclination as when you crave savory or salty foods after too much
sweet. After lots of work, you feel like resting; after lots of rest, you feel like working. In the
exercise world, rest periods are as important as the days of light workouts and then heavier
workouts. It’s the cycle of life.
Do not make each day a constant diet.
While it’s good to learn about this premise, and some people can naturally do it, our plan
makes sure these changes will happen, even if you don’t easily hear the inner whisper of your
body. The fantastic thing about not getting stuck using only one dietary principle is that your
food options expand extraordinarily. You have a smorgasbord of healthy options open to you
at every meal. You can choose to eat grains and lean proteins, or you can choose lots of fat and
dine on red meat and greens. You can choose to pull your calories back and eat lightly with a
Fuel Pull, comforted with the fact that you get to eat more heartily any time you choose. We
find it’s almost a delight to incorporate some very low-calorie meals because we are not being
forced to do it. When your body is nourished so often with lots of fat in S meals and healthy
grains in E meals, pulling them out sometimes feels like a natural pause—a healthy break. A
Fuel Pull actually feels like a welcome change.

if you are hoping for large losses on the scale every week

 

Although the S and E plan is designed to steadily shrink fat cells if they are too large, we
want to caution you against seeking very fast weight loss. Fast weight loss should never
be your goal and it is definitely not what we promote. You’re reading the wrong article if you
are hoping for large losses on the scale every week. Eating the S and E way is not a race to be
skinny. It is a sensible way to restore food sanity back into your life and home and healthy
weight will develop naturally.
Unless you are extremely overweight, which makes dropping large amounts of pounds
naturally faster, we don’t want you to lose much more than a pound a week. Rapid weight
loss becomes catabolic, which means there is more breaking down of the body than building
up. It goes against the anti-aging premise of this article. Run far away from magazine and cycle. The diet includes very little carbs and is also very low-fat. It is similar in idea to our Fuel
Pulls, but more extreme. It strips away the body’s two main fuel sources, but it does it for long
periods of time. It is essentially a starvation diet!
The HCG hormone is supposed to help curb hunger and cravings, reset the metabolism,
and eliminate some of the usual problems of extreme dieting like skin sagging and low energy.
The jury is out whether all the negatives are actually avoided by using this hormone, or whether
it is a placebo effect, but there is no denying the diet works, and works quickly. People are able
to drop enormous amounts of weight in a short time since they’re literally starving for fuel so
the body essentially eats itself to keep living.
Despite claims to the contrary by promoters of this diet, the weight often piles back on
after the extreme diet stops. The Medi-Weightloss diet is another one that utilizes a 500 calorie
a day diet. However, it is doctor supervised. We know a few people who have kept their weight
off after dropping fast weight on these extreme diets by adopting our plan, or other low glyce-
mic plans. Instead of gaining back weight, they even lost more weight using the principles we
encourage, but very slowly. On the whole, most people we have observed who did HCG or
the Medi-Weightloss diet put the weight back on because they never learned how to eat for life
and simply returned to their old ways. These diets do have maintenance guidelines, but they
are not fun to continue, so back on goes the weight.
We want this to be a gentle road for you. Seek a slow and steady reduction of fat. The
tortoise beats the hare every time. If you are a quick loser and consistently lose large numbers
on the scale using S and E alone, we strongly suggest adding some S Helpers or Crossovers to
steady your weight loss. You will save your skin from sagging. Too fast a weight loss does not
allow your skin to shrink in harmony with your decreasing body shape.
headlines that scream, “Six Weeks to a Bikini Ready Body!” Titles like that are the nemeses of
this cycle. The diet includes very little carbs and is also very low-fat. It is similar in idea to our Fuel
Pulls, but more extreme. It strips away the body’s two main fuel sources, but it does it for long
periods of time. It is essentially a starvation diet!
The HCG hormone is supposed to help curb hunger and cravings, reset the metabolism,
and eliminate some of the usual problems of extreme dieting like skin sagging and low energy.
The jury is out whether all the negatives are actually avoided by using this hormone, or whether
it is a placebo effect, but there is no denying the diet works, and works quickly. People are able
to drop enormous amounts of weight in a short time since they’re literally starving for fuel so
the body essentially eats itself to keep living.
Despite claims to the contrary by promoters of this diet, the weight often piles back on
after the extreme diet stops. The Medi-Weightloss diet is another one that utilizes a 500 calorie
a day diet. However, it is doctor supervised. We know a few people who have kept their weight
off after dropping fast weight on these extreme diets by adopting our plan, or other low glyce-
mic plans. Instead of gaining back weight, they even lost more weight using the principles we
encourage, but very slowly. On the whole, most people we have observed who did HCG or
the Medi-Weightloss diet put the weight back on because they never learned how to eat for life
and simply returned to their old ways. These diets do have maintenance guidelines, but they
are not fun to continue, so back on goes the weight.
We want this to be a gentle road for you. Seek a slow and steady reduction of fat. The
tortoise beats the hare every time. If you are a quick loser and consistently lose large numbers
on the scale using S and E alone, we strongly suggest adding some S Helpers or Crossovers to
steady your weight loss. You will save your skin from sagging. Too fast a weight loss does not
allow your skin to shrink in harmony with your decreasing body shape.. Don’t think of this as a race, but a lifelong approach.
Mamas who only need to trim down a little (20 pounds or less to lose), will likely see
even slower moves on the scale than a weekly pound. Do not freak out and become obsessed
if things aren’t happening fast enough for you! Please do not weigh daily; you’ll feel like you’re
going insane.

That practice is a joy robber.
Diets that tout ridiculously fast weight reduction tax the adrenal glands and mess with
your hormones. The catabolic hormone cortisol, which comes from stress, will start to pump through your body if you shed weight too fast. After a while, this high cortisol state will cause
your weight to plateau and your results will halt. You may have lost 40 pounds super fast,
but the remaining 20 pounds may become stubborn and immovable, especially around your
middle. This is because excessive cortisol, after it eats you up, will put on or keep weight in
your mid-section.

Gently Does It

We openly admit that diets like Atkins, which even put restrictions on the amount of non-
starchy vegetables you can eat, or the opposite extreme diets that are higher grain and restrict
fat, may initially cause faster weight loss than this S and E plan. Eliminating whole food groups
will initially shed pounds swiftly since they are shaking the body out of its usual metabolic
processes.
The prolonged state of ketosis induced by Atkins is the reason weight will usually drop off
very speedily in the beginning of that program. But, we don’t want your body pushed into an
extreme state. Remember, we are finally learning to not be snared by extreme diets. Hopefully,
we are not coming across as Atkins bashers, because lots of people have made great body trans-
formations by implementing its principles. There are certainly some things to respect about
that diet, but we seek a more healthy balance of all the food groups that God created for our
optimal health.
We want you to be nourished, to enjoy eating as much as we do, and to watch with satis-
faction as your husband and children gather around the table to a delicious, healthy meal that
will build rather than destroy health. Weight management will naturally occur as you learn to
steer your home to a smarter nutritional destination where whole foods reign and sugars and
starches lose their stronghold.

 

The Tortoise, not the Hare

We want to remind you of Isaiah 40:11,“He gently leads those that are with young.”
You may be a mother with a lot of physical exhaustion and responsibility. It is important
that you stay nourished and strong. Constantly spilling ketones into your urine from almost
completely restricting carbs is not a nurturing state for your body. Neither is it wise to enter
into other diet extremes and deny your neurotransmitters and endocrine system the healthy
fats they need for optimum function.
We know people who have dropped a lot of weight doing the HCG diet. You may have
heard of this diet which has become quite popular in recent years. The pregnancy hormone,
HCG, is either ingested sublingually or injected into the dieter every day for cycles of about
three to five weeks, while at the same time the dieter eats a 500 calorie a day diet during the cycle. The diet includes very little carbs and is also very low-fat. It is similar in idea to our Fuel
Pulls, but more extreme. It strips away the body’s two main fuel sources, but it does it for long
periods of time. It is essentially a starvation diet!
The HCG hormone is supposed to help curb hunger and cravings, reset the metabolism,
and eliminate some of the usual problems of extreme dieting like skin sagging and low energy.
The jury is out whether all the negatives are actually avoided by using this hormone, or whether
it is a placebo effect, but there is no denying the diet works, and works quickly. People are able
to drop enormous amounts of weight in a short time since they’re literally starving for fuel so
the body essentially eats itself to keep living.

 


Despite claims to the contrary by promoters of this diet, the weight often piles back on
after the extreme diet stops. The Medi-Weightloss diet is another one that utilizes a 500 calorie
a day diet. However, it is doctor supervised. We know a few people who have kept their weight
off after dropping fast weight on these extreme diets by adopting our plan, or other low glyce-
mic plans. Instead of gaining back weight, they even lost more weight using the principles we
encourage, but very slowly. On the whole, most people we have observed who did HCG or
the Medi-Weightloss diet put the weight back on because they never learned how to eat for life
and simply returned to their old ways. These diets do have maintenance guidelines, but they
are not fun to continue, so back on goes the weight.
We want this to be a gentle road for you. Seek a slow and steady reduction of fat. The
tortoise beats the hare every time. If you are a quick loser and consistently lose large numbers
on the scale using S and E alone, we strongly suggest adding some S Helpers or Crossovers to
steady your weight loss. You will save your skin from sagging. Too fast a weight loss does not
allow your skin to shrink in harmony with your decreasing body shape.