I do a lot of number crunching to ensure the Happy Guide diet advice is perfect. But because we are all different, have different health concerns and like different foods, I highly recommend designing your own diet on cronometer.com. And you can use the Happy Guide diet structure as a template. Continue reading
“I keep hearing lately that fructose is harmful and should be avoided. Does that mean that fruit is bad for you!!?”
There’s no need to worry about fruit at all.
The problem is fructose in unnatural form, such as in coke. A 16 fl oz bottle of coke has roughly the same amount of fructose (29 g) as all my meals and snacks with a lot of fruit and veg.
The problem is that overweight people tend to have full glycogen stores and the liver’s primary way of disposing of fructose is to convert it to glycogen. So when fructose is ingested from coke (for example), you have a quadruple whammy — no primary disposal path, no fiber to slow down digestion, unnatural amounts in one go and no natural packaging that provides other vitamins/minerals. Continue reading
With some very simple mindset ideas and a crystal clear plan, it IS possible to lose weight easily and keep it off for good. In this article, you’ll learn the simple and easy tools you need to make it happen for you.
I’ve never seen this approach fail — it always works when it’s carefully and faithfully applied.
The “BIG STUFF” of weight loss
You need to hit a calorie target consistently and easily every day (or most days — it’s what you do most of the time that matters).
This plan does NOT involve COUNTING calories, which I’ll explain later. The mega-important words there are consistently and easily, so here’s how you do it… Continue reading
Are you looking for a way to make healthy food and do it in an easy, tasty way?
After all that’s the winning formula isn’t it? Simple, easy, tasty AND healthy.
With fussy kids or little time, it’s no wonder getting this formula right day after day is a really tough task. But with your family’s health at stake it’s important to find the right solutions.
And when you get back to basics with some really simple ideas, you can get the winning formula right every single day — that’s a very stressful problem solved for good…
Most of the ways used to prepare food and make food tasty have big problems… they’re bad for your health! Too much salt, sugar, too much fat and burning (char-grilling, roasting, barbecuing etc) are all bad for you.
If you use these ways too much over a long time frame it’s going to eat into your vitality and health and leave you looking and feeling bad… Continue reading
“I have been gradually gaining weight since a little over a year ago when I retired from my job. At that time my doctor said I was borderline diabetic. Don’t know what to do to lose weight. Is it my age? Because I think I’m just as active as I was when I was working.”
In your situation I would put myself on a strict diet. Not strict in the sense of difficult, strict in the sense of “the best food only.”
Happy Guide has all the solutions for you, explained in a very simple way.
There are 3 diet plans at different calorie levels and you simply pick one and stick to it… Continue reading
March 7, 2010
This news demonstates the immense power of lifestyle…
[Press Association] Weight-loss diets can reverse life-threatening artery damage in obese individuals, a study has shown.
Low-carbohydrate “Atkins”-style diets, low fat and Mediterranean diets were equally effective, scientists found…
Tests showed that patients who went on the diets, lost moderate amounts of weight and lowered their blood pressure, developed healthier arteries.
Researchers used ultrasound to measure the wall volume and thickness of carotid arteries, which supply the brain with blood.
Thicker and heavier arteries indicated a build up of fatty deposits on the blood vessel walls, a condition known as atherosclerosis which is closely associated with heart attacks and strokes… Continue reading
Today I wanted to talk to you specifically about weight loss because it’s a major goal for a lot of people — to get a slim, toned and energetic body.
OK… straight to it…
The first thing that I’d like to say is that if you’re overweight, it’s not your fault…
I want to be really clear about this and I’d like you to be really clear too. It’s NOT YOUR FAULT. We are ALL victims of the times we were born into. And nearly everyone falls into traps CAUSED by our times. Human nature combined with your genes, combined with your environment cause overweight…
Simple. It’s not your fault. Continue reading
Do you have a shelf full of diet and health books that just didn’t work for you? So why don’t they work?
There’s more than one reason but here’s the big one:
Most health and weight loss books don’t address the ROOT CAUSE of chronic health and weight problems. And for that reason, they’re ineffective, they don’t work and so they’re a waste of your time and money.
How many weight loss books do you know for instance, that explain why you just can’t stop yourself eating ice-cream when you get home from work — or whatever your “bad thing” is… Continue reading
If you’re overweight, perhaps lacking energy and suffering from low self-esteem, it can be a big ask to get the sneakers on and go jogging.
From that state of mind and body, following some of the weight loss plans out there can seem like climbing Everest.
In fact, my experience and the statistics tell the same story — it’s simply not going to work. So what to do? Continue reading
Staying motivated over the long-term isn’t always easy, let’s be honest.
You’ve got all those habits and behaviors constantly tempting you back into old ways.
When we feel bad, often our relief is to do something that’s bad for us. So we have a trigger — stress or feeling down linked to some behavior — eating bad food, drinking, smoking… whatever…
These connections can be very strong, which is why change is often difficult.
Staying motivated doesn’t have one easy solution. I can’t just tell you “do this and you’ll be fine” it doesn’t work like that…
The truth is that motivation is fed by a number of factors and you have to get as many of these factors on your side, if you want to succeed… Continue reading