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Good food, bad food (2)

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(a)   Eat less + Burn more (exercise) = Healthy and permanent weight loss.
(b)   Eat more + Burn less = Weight gain or maintenance.
(c)   Eat more + No activity = Overweight and obesity.
(d)   Over 25 years old and still eating same way as when you were 18 years or
even eating more = weight gain, especially around the stomach and hips.
(e)   Increase in age = decrease in metabolism.
(f)   Late night food, especially refined carbohydrate and fried food = Acute
obesity and gradually degenerate disease. These foods do not digest. They
ferment.

To lose one pound per week, you need to burn 3,500 calories. (You see why people put on weight easily)! They consume 3,500 calories at lunch only in a day, so they end up with flabby thighs, big butts and a protruded stomach. No short cut, you are what you eat and digest!

GOOD FOOD: Living food or raw foods. These foods have not been cooked, boiled, stewed, micro-waved, frozen baked or steamed. As a result, they are still in their original state and contain their food enzymes. Food enzymes are the life force of food and help the digestion process. Raw fruits, raw vegetables, seeds, all contain food enzymes to nourish our bodies, provide us with energy and balance our metabolism. Most people’s meals completely miss food enzymes. They never ate anything raw.

GOOD CARBOHYDRATES: These are carbohydrates without added refined sugar. For instance, fruits, whole meal bread, brown rice, white rice and vegetables. These healthy carbohydrates (called complex carbohydrates) contain naturally occurring sugars that the body can easily and slowly metabolize for balanced brain function, mood attitude and useful energy. They are not stripped or bleached of their nutrients.

BAD FOODS: Over-cooked vegetables: when I ask my clients if they eat vegetables, they say yes. And how was it prepared? Over cooked and soaked in oil and some even eat vegetables that have been in the freezer for the past one week that is DEAD FOOD NO ENZYMES!

People boil their vegetables to death and in the process lose all of their vital nutrients.

To get the most out of your veggies, either eat them raw or simply steam them lightly for 2-3 minutes.

BAD CARBOHYDRATES: Simple carbohydrates are the sugary, refined types of carbohydrate which are not good for you. These include chocolates, cakes, biscuits, sweets, sodas (soft drinks) and anything made with added, refined sugar or flour or processed white.

During the refining process, majority of the minerals and vitamins are removed, and these foods behave like pure sugar when they enter the body. They rush into the blood stream, causing blood glucose disturbances and cravings. Eat too many of these food and you will undoubtedly have mood swings. You may get depressed, angry, and irritable. IF YOU WANT TO BE FAT, SICK AND AGE PREMATURELY, EAT BAD CARBOHYDRATES.

Excess bad carbohydrate residues are stored as fat in the body. And finally, years of bad carbohydrate eating could lead to diabetes.

IT’S NOT WORTH THE RISK!

Dear Kathy,

Thanks so much for the valuable information you share with us through your loaded ‘Body Perfect’ column for free. A Sunday without it makes me miserable.

Kathy, I have a serious issue. I eat once a day, all in a bid to lose weight, yet the scale refuses to shift. I also have terrible carvings for sweets and soft drinks. Please, what can I do?

Worried Tina,

Lagos.

Dear Tina,

Thanks for reading Vanguard’s Sunday pull-out, Allure. If you follow the mathematics of weight loss, you will find that though you eat once a day, if the calorie content of that meal is more than your activity, you will not lose weight but put on weight.

I had a client that says she eats once a day and that’s only lunch which is usually white rice, fried plantain and assorted meat washed down with soft drink! That is what she calls food. But before lunch, she has had some biscuits, canned fruit juice, some pastries from traffic restaurants etc. She doesn’t see these as food but these contain the worse calories. I hope you don’t belong to that category.

Spread out your food and try eating six or five small meals a day, with lots of water and of course exercising. If you need something for your sugar craving, there is a supplement for it (call 08072444513). But remember, always start a healthy life style with a detox, especially if you have been eating unhealthy for years.

Next week: Good Foods, Bad Foods (3)

Detox solutions:

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1.It is an ENERGIZER: It helps to fight fatigue, wards off stress and provides energy boosts to the entire body.

2.IT IS A DETOXIFIER: It rids the body of toxins, thereby ensuring cleansed and invigorated liver.

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