Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

White House plants organic veggie garden

Yep you read it here first...
"On Friday, Michelle Obama will begin digging up a patch of White House lawn to plant a vegetable garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s victory garden in World War II. There will be no beets (the president doesn’t like them) but arugula will make the cut.

While the organic garden will provide food for the first family’s meals and formal dinners, its most important role, Mrs. Obama said, will be to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at time when obesity has become a national concern.

In an interview in her office, Mrs. Obama said, “My hope is that through children, they will begin to educate their families and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities.” More here NY Times. (PDF here in case)
And the children shall lead's obviously too late for too many adults who are addicted to the processed, bad-for-us foods.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

7 Good Foods that Make You Fat

There are lists of best foods to lose weight, and worst foods to lose weight. Hundreds of them, all different.

However, did you know there are "good foods" that keep you fat? We call them bad good weight loss foods.

People who consume the bad good foods are among the most frustrated of all. Because, they'll say, I don't eat fast food like before, or white bread. I eat brown rice now. And, I drink only skim milk. And only half a sandwich at lunch, and oatmeal for breakfast instead of pancakes.

But they're not losing. And they likely won't.

Brown rice, explains Dr. Heidi, prevents fat burning. So does skim milk (!?!). So does oatmeal and cereal. In the little video below, Dr. Heidi explains why, and what to do about it. The extraordinary fat burn program that she refers to (and that is mentioned at the end of the vid below) is here.

Click here to see the "Bad Good Foods" video while It's uploading to this blog.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Unstick Your Brain

Did you know it's possible to make unwanted old habits or emotions vanish?

And the weird thing? You can do it in minutes, not years. You may not need therapy or medication or a lobotomy to zap habits or emotions you want to eliminate or change.

Of course what seems like a miracle is always a little weird and out of the ordinary...see for yourself.

Unstick Your Brain HERE

Wild, huh?

P.S. What habit or emotion would you bring to the session to banish forever from your mind?

P.P.S. Early bird price good until March 20.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"We ate our way into this problem and we will need to eat our way out."

From the owners of a new, healthy pizza delivery place:
"Two of every three adults in the US are overweight or obese, 20 million people have diabetes, our joints and guts ache, our arteries are clogged, hypertension is common, Alzheimer’s is on the rise, as are autism, asthma, and we are popping more pills than any generation in human history. Americans are sick people. Game over. We lost and its time for everyone in the food chain to step up to the plate - and that means fats food as well. We ate our way into this problem and we will need to eat our way out..."
Their marketing approach?
"Our business model is not built on “pleasing all the people all the time” but rather “offering 100% of what a small percent of the population is seeking with increasing frequency.”
Amen. And I know you are part of a small percent seeking to eat your way back to health. And for you, Extreme Regime Fat Burn (Dr. Heidi tells what you get video) is now open for the March cycle.

Scanners see here. Coming?

Are you dieting backwards?

Dr. Heidi's next ER Fat Burn Program is open for registration here.

Here's the standard approach with most diets. Start with two things:
1. Restrict (count) your calories.

2. Exercise an hour a day.
But this, argues Dr. Heidi, is doing it backwards.
If your body isn't burning fat like it should, with its own fat burning furnace, you need to first get your body healthy enough - with a nutritional eating program - to start burning fat again. Once you have your body working on the inside, THEN do some exercise. Plus when your body is healthy again, you can more easily become aware of how much of the different foods it takes to satisfy you.
Dr. Heidi's ER Fat Burn program requires no exercise for that first 5 week program. Fine if you do, fine if you don't. And no counting anything, no starvation. The opposite of the status quo.
And guess what - her Extreme Regime Fat Burn program has been unusually successful. Most folks lose weight and keep it off. And many ailments just disappear. And after that, people just WANT to start exercising - because their bodies feel healthier from the inside out.
A new cycle of the ER Fat Burn program starts March 14. You can hear Dr. Heidi describe what you get here. For the scanners, here are the steps in the ER Fat Burn program:
1. Adjust your attitude: You are NOT NOT NOT on a diet. You're a detective, looking for the key to your fat burning furnace...

2. Select your fat burning foods (all healthy, no toxic or artificial stuff) and make your meal models for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

3. Learn which super foods amp up fat burn and good nutrition

4. Learn how to deal with cravings, digestive problems and elimination issues, and possible detoxing reactions from switching to good nutritious foods.

5. Make a shopping list from the big ER food Guide, and go forage - some easy to get, some you get online, some you forage for. Lots of tips and cool sources on the ER member Forum

6. Get some basic knowledge about how to prepare your food prep basics. Tips and cooking demos.

7. Take your beginning tracker data (online forms avail 24/7).

8. Learn how to eat (and how to order) in restaurants and bars without looking like a weirdo

9. Learn what to do when you're traveling so you're not tempted by the purveyors of bad food.

10. Learn how to enjoy celebrations - guilt free.
Once your body is stabilized and your energy is up again (at least adequate) THEN think about movement, and adjust the quality of food that satisfies you.

P.S. Dr. Heidi's approach is NOT based on a crime and punishment model.
"You have sinned by eating more than you burn up because you've been a pig and a lazy one at that. Now you will pay the price. You will go hungry and count every calorie you put in your mouth. And you will exercise even if it hurts and makes you tired and more hungry."
Dr. Heidi's approach is based totally on awareness and education. Most people already punish themselves enough for their overweight state. Most people already know what "bad" and fattening foods are. So it's a question of knowing alternatives and learning to have them appear at the moment of temptation for the old habits. That's what folks learn. Their own awareness is the driver, not punishment fro some authority who lays guilt trips on you.

You can watch Dr. Heidi describe the program here. You want in? There is still time to start on your new body with the gang starting March 14. Register on the same page.