HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST EATING PLAN?
Obesity is an epidemic. Fortunately, we have a great understanding of the biochemical mechanisms responsible for obesity. The fact is, of all the overweight people, only about 25 percent of them overeat. The vast majority of these people (75 percent) suffer from a condition known as hyperinsulinemia. This condition of excess insulin is a result of the over-consumption of carbohydrates and may only be controlled by restricting their intake. Merely counting calories alone will not work!It is important to determine how your body reacts and handles food BEFORE you begin your diet program. Once this has been established, your goal of becoming trim and healthy will become a faster reality. We suggest the following program to maximize your results:STEP 1:
ESTABLISHING YOUR METABOLIC TYPE
Before beginning any diet program, you should understand how your individual body handles food. Take the following tests and tabulate the answers as instructed. Circle the number next to each statement that applies to you then total each of the three tests individually.
Test 1 Calorie Sensitivity
1. You had a normal body weight when younger but slowly gained weight after age 30.
2. You are presently overweight but by less than 25 pounds.
3. You have a normal appetite – get hungry at mealtimes.
4. You have a few, if any food cravings.
5. You have maintained the same basic eating habits all your life.
6. You eat three meals per day.
7. You have gained a certain amount of extra body weight but seem to have tapered off (not continued to steadily gain more and more weight).
8. You have few or none of the symptoms associated with poor carbohydrate metabolism (see list below).
TOTAL _YES ANSWERS :
Test 2 Carbohydrate Intolerance
1.You are more than 25 pounds overweight.
2.You have had a tendency to be overweight all your adult life.
3.You have been overweight since you were younger.
4.You have a poor appetite and skip meals often.
5.You prefer not to eat in the morning.
6.You have food cravings that temporarily go away when starchy or sugary foods are eaten.
7.There are foods that you feel you could absolutely not do without.
8.Your waist is bigger than your hips (men). Your waist is more than twice the size of your hips (women).
9.Most or all of the symptoms associated with carbohydrate intolerance on test three apply to you.TOTAL YES ANSWERS _:____
Test 3 Carbohydrate Symptomatology
3.Fatigue & Exhaustion
4.Faintness, dizziness, cold sweats, shakiness, or weak spells.
6.Drowsiness, especially after meals or in mid-afternoon.
8.Digestive disturbances with no obvious cause.
13.Rapid pulse, especially after eating certain foods.
16.Over-emotional, crying spells etc.
17.Loss of libido
20.Shortness of breath, sighing, and excess yawning.
21.Cravings for starch and sugar-rich foods.
TOTAL YES ANSWERS :
What Does this all mean? …….
If you answer yes to the majority of these statements you are likely consuming more calories than you are burning and need to follow our calorie restriction program.
If you scored more yes answers on test one than on test two… You are likely calorie sensitive and need to follow a low calorie program (1200 calories for women and 1400 calories for men).
If you had more yes answers on test two than on test one..You are likely carbohydrate intolerant and need to limit your total carbohydrate intake (Between 30-50 grams per day).
If you also scored eight or more yes answers on test three…You are almost certainly not only carbohydrate intolerant but have progressed to stage two of hyperinsulinemia and are also hypoglycaemic.