Monday, January 3, 2011

Raw Food and Weight Loss

My Weight Loss CoachImage via WikipediaAnd after accumulating all the calories from the excessive dining and wining during the holiday, it is time to loss the extra weight and shed the pounds...
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Raw Food Weight Loss Tips
from Health News for Americans

A Course In Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight ForeverIt is true that a raw food weight loss diet, in general is one of the most effective ways to lose weight fast and for quick weight loss. However, there are a few myths and misconceptions I have run into regarding this subject. Here is one raw food weight loss misconception – As long as it is not cooked on a fire it is raw and therefore I can eat it and should expect weight loss. This is a bit incomplete. A soaked almond is technically a raw food. All the enzymes are activated by soaking it and it is live again. But it contains a low level of moisture. A tomato, cucumber or a head of lettuce for example, is raw but they contain a very high level of moisture. So raw food weight loss will occur based mainly on the moisture content of the food itself. Some people I have met who want to convert to raw food for weight loss, eat the foods that are so close to being cooked, it defeats the purpose. Another raw food weight loss misconception is eating raw foods with high sugar content. All sugar or foods that quickly converts to sugar will cause insulin to spike and if glucose in not used up, the insulin will convert this glucose to body fat. Another, aspect of this is when people juice. I meet people who begin juicing but they juice the sweetest foods! I have looked at people’s before and after diet diaries. And I found they consumed more sugar after juicing than before. Fruits like strawberries, guava, watermelon, orange and apple are used. These are the highest sugar content foods. Without changing their level or exertion, they will still be subject to the effects of insulin. Another misconception is that the only way to have raw food weight loss is to be completely raw. This is understandable but it is false. Dietary protein causes an increase in human growth hormone. Human growth hormone is a fat burning hormone and a very powerful one. You just don’t want to consume a lot of dense protein at one time because there will still be an insulin surge. A big salad of high moisture raw foods with some dense protein is a weight loss meal. There are some health imbalances that need this type of diet to lose weight. For example, if there is adrenal fatigue or excess cortisol, not eating dense protein can be counter-productive to weight loss. Raw foods are good for your health and the more you consume of it, the healthier your cells will be and when your body is healthy, it can lose weight. A healthy body can lose weight, and unhealthy body cannot lose weight. The last misconception I want to go over is that raw food is the sole cause for weight loss for those that have lost weight when using weight loss. I can tell you from the numerous clients I have had, that there are people that became raw foodists and still do not lose weight or are still overweight. For some, their goal is not weight loss, so they consume raw foods but still do other things that prevent weight loss. Things like not sleeping enough, going for long times of hunger, consuming high sugar raw foods all contribute to weight gain.  Also, there are health imbalances like subclinical hypothyroidism or adrenal fatigue, where raw foods weight loss will not be enough. Also if adrenals are weak and a woman is going through menopause, she is very likely to gain weight in the midsection. Her adrenal glands are being worked harder to produce the hormones that used to be produced by her ovaries. Diet, exercise and lifestyle should be aligned enough to cause the body to start permanently using body fat for energy. The best thing someone can do to use raw food weight loss, is to have an experienced coach outline a step-by-step program for them so it is a smooth transition where they are winning all the way through on all levels. Not just weight loss. It should be enjoyable and enhance your life mentally, emotionally as well as physically. Every week you should feel you are at a new level of ability and a new level of health.

The Spark: The 28-Day Breakthrough Plan for Losing Weight, Getting Fit, and Transforming Your LifeIt is true that a raw food weight loss diet, in general is one of the most effective ways to lose weight fast and for quick weight loss.

However, there are a few myths and misconceptions I have run into regarding this subject.

Here is one raw food weight loss misconception – As long as it is not cooked on a fire it is raw and therefore I can eat it and should expect weight loss.

This is a bit incomplete. A soaked almond is technically a raw food. All the enzymes are activated by soaking it and it is live again. But it contains a low level of moisture. A tomato, cucumber or a head of lettuce for example, is raw but they contain a very high level of moisture.

So raw food weight loss will occur based mainly on the moisture content of the food itself.

If I'm So Smart, Why Can't I Lose Weight?: Tools to Get it DoneSome people I have met who want to convert to raw food for weight loss, eat the foods that are so close to being cooked, it defeats the purpose.

Another raw food weight loss misconception is eating raw foods with high sugar content. All sugar or foods that quickly converts to sugar will cause insulin to spike and if glucose in not used up, the insulin will convert this glucose to body fat.

Another, aspect of this is when people juice. I meet people who begin juicing but they juice the sweetest foods! I have looked at people’s before and after diet diaries. And I found they consumed more sugar after juicing than before. Fruits like strawberries, guava, watermelon, orange and apple are used. These are the highest sugar content foods. Without changing their level or exertion, they will still be subject to the effects of insulin.

EXTREME HCG Advanced Weight Loss Formula - LOSE 30+ POUNDS in a month ~ Premium Homeopathic HCG Diet Drops. 2ozAnother misconception is that the only way to have raw food weight loss is to be completely raw. This is understandable but it is false. Dietary protein causes an increase in human growth hormone. Human growth hormone is a fat burning hormone and a very powerful one. You just don’t want to consume a lot of dense protein at one time because there will still be an insulin surge. A big salad of high moisture raw foods with some dense protein is a weight loss meal.

There are some health imbalances that need this type of diet to lose weight. For example, if there is adrenal fatigue or excess cortisol, not eating dense protein can be counter-productive to weight loss.

Raw foods are good for your health and the more you consume of it, the healthier your cells will be and when your body is healthy, it can lose weight. A healthy body can lose weight, and unhealthy body cannot lose weight.

100 Days of Weight Loss: The Secret to Being Successful on Any Diet PlanThe last misconception I want to go over is that raw food is the sole cause for weight loss for those that have lost weight when using weight loss. I can tell you from the numerous clients I have had, that there are people that became raw foodists and still do not lose weight or are still overweight.

For some, their goal is not weight loss, so they consume raw foods but still do other things that prevent weight loss. Things like not sleeping enough, going for long times of hunger, consuming high sugar raw foods all contribute to weight gain.

Also, there are health imbalances like subclinical hypothyroidism or adrenal fatigue, where raw foods weight loss will not be enough. Also if adrenals are weak and a woman is going through menopause, she is very likely to gain weight in the midsection. Her adrenal glands are being worked harder to produce the hormones that used to be produced by her ovaries.

The Biggest Loser: The Workout - Weight Loss YogaDiet, exercise and lifestyle should be aligned enough to cause the body to start permanently using body fat for energy.

The best thing someone can do to use raw food weight loss, is to have an experienced coach outline a step-by-step program for them so it is a smooth transition where they are winning all the way through on all levels. Not just weight loss. It should be enjoyable and enhance your life mentally, emotionally as well as physically. Every week you should feel you are at a new level of ability and a new level of health.

My name is Yegyan (pronounced Ye-Jon) and I am a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Holistic Health Practitioner. I design individualized programs to restore health using common sense and practical approaches. I currently focus on natural weight loss methods that are based on improving health first. You can learn more about my method on http://www.natural-weight-loss-myths-revealed.com


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