Dietary Fiber

November 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health Tips Library, Lose Weight 

What’s All the Fuss about Fiber?


Eat more fiber! That’s what the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the American Dietetic Association all say we should do. Yet, if you’re like most Americans and you’re eating white bread and French fries instead of brown rice and broccoli, or drinking apple juice instead of eating a fresh apple, you’re probably getting only half the amount of fiber you need every day. And if you’re not getting enough fiber, you’re missing out on a whole bunch of health benefits. So what exactly is dietary fiber and why is it important?

Good for Your Digestive System—and More


Dietary fiber includes all parts of plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb. Unlike fats, proteins, or carbohydrates in the foods you eat, your body does not break down, digest, or absorb fiber. Therefore, it passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine, colon, and out of your body. It might seem like fiber doesn’t do much, but it plays several important roles in maintaining your health. In addition to helping your digestive system run smoothly and supporting long-term colon health, a high-fiber diet can also aid in weight loss—and may even help lower cholesterol and help control blood-sugar levels.

So How Much Fiber Do You Need Every Day?

Strive to meet the recommended dietary intake for adults, which is 25–35 grams a day, and get the fiber you need by eating a variety of plant-based foods daily. Good choices include oatmeal; beans; berries; nuts; dark, leafy, green vegetables; and whole grain breads and cereals.

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Steve Pohlit, Business Consultant, Executive Coach
“No Reports…Just Results”

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Mindset, Commitment, The Master Cleanse

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Last spring I published an article How To Strengthen Our Three Foundation Pillars For Optimal Business SuccessThe first pillar is health since it has been my experience that good health and vibrant energy is necessary to achieve any and all business and personal goals. In talks across the country, I remind audiences that without good health, nothing else matters since we are not able to enjoy any money we have earned or relationships we have formed.

This is a story about me walking the talk.

For a number of years I have  defined my ideal weight goal and imaged my body shape and energy level. I have various periods of getting close but would relax about it and place a higher priority on the social aspects and relaxing aspects of eating especially when traveling.

Regarding traveling a little over a year ago I was asked by JT Foxx to provide executive coaching to certain of his students. That led to an expanded role of Director of Mentoring and Coaching. In that role I began to travel a lot across country, into Ontario, Alberta, and more. So my weight crept up. Moving further away from my goal I noticed the impact on my mindset. I was not happy about it and I knew it affected my mood and effectives.

At one of the events in Hawaii, I met Joe Sugarman who was a featured speaker. We connected on a number of topics but mostly on the topic of copywriting and his new health company.  Joe is a legend direct response marketer, author of very notable books,  the founder of Blublocker Sunglasses and now a company with breakthrough in the genetic management of the human body. I actually believe we connected because I demonstrated my sincere interest in helping him at the event with actually minor logistics but important ones to any speaker. Joe is a very gratious man who spends time on any questions a person might have.

So why all this space on Joe Sugarman when this is about my health and weight? Well because toward the end of Joe’ s presentation, Joe started taking off his suit coat then tie then shirt and here in front of nearly 100 people, Joe, the now 72 year old Joe stood with an amazing physic, very lean and strong. I noticed and thought how does he do that?

About three months later I was on the phone with Joe mentioning he had just come off a 14 day fast. I made a mental note to talk with him about that during an upcoming event we would both be at in Chicago. And I did and I learned about the Master Cleanse. I also had no serious intention then of trying that.

About a month ago my Skype went off and a good friend of mine in China called and started telling me about how great she was doing on the Master Cleanse. Being a person who advocates “paying attention to the messages you are intended to receive”.. I now knew it was intended for me to take this serious. I called Joe and he began to walk me through the process and coach me on what to expect. He also said he was sending me a brochure. That brochure is a book titled The Master Cleanse and is over 70 pages. I read it cover to cover and I understood why it worked and the benefits. I knew it was time to “walk the talk on my advocating health as the number one priority.”

A little over two weeks ago, I spoke with Joe and said “Joe I am starting Sunday and I am doing this for 10 days.”  Joe said, email me every day Steve and let me know how you are doing and call me anytime if you have questions or need help with what is going on.  As I went into this process the knowing I was going to be telling Joe how I was doing was powerful. Once I made the commitment to 10 days, there was no way I was going to write on any of those days and say I couldn’t do it or I had cheated…no way. And I didn’t.

What I experienced…The first three days sucked. I had a headache from caffeine withdraw and toxin release. My lower back hurt and my legs were very achy. I am grateful I was reporting to Joe because mentally I quit that damn cleanse about 20 times during that three days. However, I noticed I was not hungry. Things began to get better the tail end of the third day and into the fourth day my headache was gone and backache. By the 5th day other aches were gone. Then I began thinking I was making a two day trip to NY and how was I going to maintain the cleanse.

I left for NY on the 7th day, returned on the 8th. I packed my supplies, stayed on the cleanse and did great…all mindset.

Today

Today is the third day of the easing back into eating process and I am doing great. I have shed 12 pounds and still dropping as I am eating light with only fruit and vegetables. I am using some of my favorite meal supplement products twice a day that I was using before the cleanse.

Adjustments

I think the biggest adjustments for me going forward is a further increase in fruits and vegetables and smaller quantities. I learned  a lot about how psychological eating habits are. Will I avoid all that I have eaten in the past that is not good for me?  I doubt it but I am much more aware of frequency and quantity.

The Big Question: Will I Do It Again?

Yes sometime in the next 6 months I will do it again. I am currently still 8 pounds away from my ideal weight and even if my weight was at that point the health benefits of the cleanse are tremendous. Am I looking forward to it?  I am not afraid of it and I am looking forward to further benefits to my health.

For You:

If this has caught your attention, please visit Master Cleanse and do some reading. If you decide to commit yourself to this process, email me with Master Cleanse in the title and like Joe did for me I will answer your questions and ask you to give me a daily email report of your progress.

Steve Pohlit, Business Consultant, Executive Coach
“No Reports…Just Results”

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Why Colon Cleanse Should Precede Your Weight Loss Program

September 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Note: This article is reprinted in its entirety with all credits intact. The information offers compelling reasons for using a colon cleanse.  Personally I found colon cleansing challenging. I believe the primary reason is the effect of you body releasing toxins.  I used the Clear Start  cleansing program from Unicity and continue to use Bios  Life Slim daily for weight loss and fat elimination.  I along with thousands of others endorse Bios Life Slim. Please visit http://unicitybioslifefranchise.com/blog for a very informative video on this product.
Steve Pohlit
Bios Life Franchise Owner

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Dr. Suzanne Gudakunst’s Top Secret Fat Loss Secret – Exposed!   by Steve Campbe

If you’ve ever seen Dr. Suzanne Gudakunst’s ads or website, there’s a very good chance that you were turned off, “big time”. That was certainly my first reaction. Yet, as odd as her website is, what it boils down to is this…

Dr. Gudakunst’s “Top Secret Fat Loss Secret” simply addresses the need for a detoxing cleanse before, during, and after any weight loss plan… assuming of course, your ultimate goal is good health, vitality, and lasting weight loss. This really isn’t far fetched at all. A detoxing cleanse is an essential part of any truly effective weight loss plan. Let me explain why:

We all know that our bodies store fat when we consume too many calories, and it burns this stored fat for energy when we sufficiently decrease our caloric intake. However, chemical toxins in our food (pesticides, preservatives, MSG, artificial colors and flavorings), lead and chlorine in our water, and other poisons in our environment, as well as parasites that can lodge themselves in our digestive systems, all play a significant role in our weight gain and in our inability to lose weight and keep it off. This has been documented and scientifically proven by health & wellness experts all over the world.

One of the ways the liver deals with impurities or toxins entering your body is to increase body fat to engulf these impurities and protect the vital organs and systems of your body from this destructive influence. The reason many diets are not successful for long-term weight loss is because they don’t address the need to cleanse the body of toxins. As I mentioned, these toxins sometimes also include parasites living in our digestive systems and the waste products they excrete into our bodies.

When you lose weight, excess fat dissolves and the toxins that were trapped inside your fat cells are released into your bloodstream and circulated throughout your body-usually causing headaches, fatigue, aches, pain, dizziness, moodiness, and other withdrawal-type symptoms. Some of these toxins are naturally excreted through the bowels, kidneys, and the pores of your skin. But without a proper cleansing regimen, the body is unable to remove ALL of these toxins, so it begins working diligently to once again, lock them away inside of “New Fat Tissue”. This is why people tend to regain weight so easily after most diets.

The body also attempts to defend itself from intruding toxins by wrapping the toxins in a wall of mucus within the digestive system in order to lessen the damaging effects, but over time this internal waste can reach a point of critical mass causing it to slowly rob you of your health, strength, and energy. The heavy mucus coating in the colon thickens and becomes a host for putrefaction. Parasites breed there, and the blood capillaries to the colon begin to pick up the toxins, poisons and noxious debris as it seeps through the bowel wall and into the bloodstream (this is often referred to as Leaky Gut Syndrome). At this point, all tissues and organs of your body are taking on toxins… and you’ve moved way past weight loss problems, to deteriorating health.

So far, we’ve only touched on the issue of harmful parasites that live and breed within our large and small intestines. For instance, organisms such as Candida Albacans. We all have this unfriendly bacteria within our intestinal tracts but when something triggers a growth spurt for these parasites they can overwhelm the digestive system and make weight loss and proper food absorption almost impossible. And I won’t even address in this article the other spooky parasites most people carry around as a result of eating meat or fish that may not have been sufficiently cooked or properly handled.

The truth is, I thought long and hard before discussing this topic on my Weight Loss Success! Blog. But in fairness to Dr. Gudakunst– as odd as her advertising approach may seem– and in fairness to my readers who are sincerely trying to get to the bottom of their weight problems, I have to admit that both my wife and I used a colon cleanse diet initially, to successfully jump-start our weight loss. And frankly, we were absolutely shocked and appalled at the putrefying waste that came out of our bodies. Stuff that we had no idea we were carrying around.

So, in my opinion, it would be wise to seriously consider incorporating an effective but gentle colon cleansing diet program into your overall weight loss plan. Click here to read our complete Review of
Dr Suzanne’s Colon Cleansing Diet , the Top Secret Fat Loss Secret.

To your weight loss success!
Steve

About the Author

Steve & Nora Campbell are former health educators and health and fitness plan reviewers. Nora has personally lost over 60 lbs. Click this link for more great articles & to request a FREE copy of Nora’s $40 e-Book on how to make fat loss fast and easy!

Abdominally Obese at Increased Risk of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease

August 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart Problems, Lose Weight 

The Following Article Courtesy of
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A new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia has shown that Australians who are abdominally obese (large waist circumference) are at heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.The landmark AusDiab study surveyed 11,247 Australian adults aged 25 years or over in 1999 and 2000. In 2004 and 2005, 6537 of these participants returned for a follow-up physical examination.

The study found that men and women who were obese were more than twice as likely to develop diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipid (cholesterol) levels and the metabolic syndrome over the next 5 years compared to those with a normal waist circumference.

It also found that the risk for each of these conditions started to increase at what were considered normal levels of waist circumference.

“Our findings confirm that abdominal obesity confers a considerably heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, the metabolic syndrome, and heart disease,” said Mr Adrian Cameron, an epidemiologist at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne.

“No association between risk of death and obesity was evident; however as has been shown in many other studies, this may become evident only with longer follow-up of this population.”

Mr Cameron said that the AusDiab study assessed four of the top five health risks associated with obesity, but did not include several other obesity-related conditions, including osteoarthritis, cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, gall bladder disease, sleep apnoea and depression.

“Tackling the obesity epidemic will require environmental and policy initiatives that provide realistic and achievable opportunities for Australians to be more active, to avoid too much time spent sitting and to avoid unhealthy foods,” he said.

Mr Cameron said the data from the study would be used to make more precise estimates of the totalfinancial and health burden attributable to obesity in Australia. It could also be used to assess the likely impact of obesity prevention measures.

Professor Paul Zimmet, Director Emeritus of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute said that these findings again underlined the pivotal role the AusDiab study has played in helping to define the importance and strategies for prevention of heartdisease and diabetes in Australia.

The Medical Journal of Australia is a publication of the Australian Medical Association.

Mind, Body, Spirit Journal: Zna Trainer's Trade Secrets O2 Breakthrough Training

December 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Anti Aging, Exercise, Fitness Training, Lose Weight 

Today is my Day 5 with Zna Trainer See the previous entry below for my first report. I am an advocate of Zna because I am committed to moving toward my own individual  mind, body and spirit potentiality. Note I said my own individual potentiality.  She absolutely recognizes each person is different and has a unique starting point. As she works with me, if I have any questions, I just ask her.  She is patient and totally devoted to my progress.

Today we continued with the exercises I learned this week and added a new one. I learned how to exercise my eyes for improved vision while continuing with the body program I was already in the middle of doing with her. She is amazing.  Calmly, lovingly and with the appropriate amount of authority she introduces new actions on top of what you are already doing and is highly motivational and inspirational.

I also learned today about why her program works for anti-aging and I feel I can tell how this will significantly benefit women as she references those benefits as part of her guidance.  Zna Trainer also began educating me on diet, meaning the foods that I should be eating as this is not about a typical diet plan. I view it as lifestyle enhancement.  I thought I had a pretty good understanding of that area. I also thought I had a good understanding of the various training programs out there. I don’t.  She is unique and I would love to tell you more but all her clients agree to keep her trade secrets.

Well tomorrow, my training continues. I look forward to her guidance, I am improving each day.  We now have some specific goals for me which I will discuss at a later date. She asked me today if I was serious about taking four steps forward and three steps back or four steps forward and zere steps back?  I am committed to following her program. I can see what it has done for her and others and I want those results.

How do I feel today? Very good and getting better.

Zna Trainer knows I am blogging about my experience with her and asked me to remind my readers that she is delighted to share with all who call her Secrets Secs. With Zna   Her number and more are found by Clicking Here.

Note: I can see where this program is perfect for all levels of conditioning at the start including those who are already considered to be in peak condition. What is interesting you are not competing with anyone else you are moving toward the potential of your own body with added bonuses of anti-aging, body sculpting and fat weight loss.

Email me question about my experience but don’t ask me to describe her training. Like all of her clients, I have agreed not to do that.

Sharing with all my readers the energy of peace, happiness, prosperity

Steve Pohlit,
The Profit Expert

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PS Note: I can see where this program is perfect for all levels of conditioning at the start including those who are already considered to be in peak condition. What is interesting you are not competing with anyone else you are moving toward the potential of your own body with added bonuses of anti-aging, body sculpting and fat weight loss.

Email me question about my experience but don’t ask me to describe her training. Like all of her clients, I have agreed not to do that.

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