Best way to lose weight fast

I’m often asked what the best way to lose weight fast is and while you might think that there is some mystery about how to lose weight fast there actually isn’t. While I can give you all sorts of complicated formulas for what you need to do to lose the weight you want to lose, I can also make it very simple: Eat what humans are supposed to eat.

The million dollar question, though, is what are humans supposed to eat?

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Best Weight Loss Foods

People have been asking me for a list of weight loss foods. These foods (all fruits and vegetables) are especially good at helping you to feel full and are low in calories. When you are looking for foods to help you with weight loss, these are the foods that you want to turn to. The key here is to eat as many of the green leafy vegetables as you can and then add in any other vegetables that you enjoy. When it comes to fruits, you want to focus on the low sugar fruits for weight loss.

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Why is Everything That Tastes Good Bad for You?

Why is it that everything that tastes good bad for you?

I’ve pondered this question a lot. My kids suggest that “they” should make broccoli taste good if they want people to eat it. And while I’m sure there is at least one scientist out there trying to make broccoli taste like cotton candy, I think that understanding how our taste buds work and what we can do to manipulate our tastes will go much farther to getting good foods on our plates than any genetically altered broccoli.

There are two reasons why foods that are good for you don’t also taste good. Let’s take a look.

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Gluten Free

The term “gluten” comes from the Latin for “glue” and gluten is protein that makes wheat and other grains so great for cooking. You cannot have great bread that will rise without gluten or this glue that holds the grains together. Other grains such as rice can be made into breads, but they don’t have the consistency and light airy quality that bread that contain gluten have.

While gluten has its bad side (for people who are sensitive to it), it also has a good side. Farmers and food scientists actually engineered wheat to have more gluten because they thought that having a grain with high protein was better for our health and could possibly help with nutritional problems in lesser developed countries. Chefs also applauded the move to a higher gluten flour because that makes foods such as bread rise better.

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Sugar Free Diet for Diabetics

If you ask most medical doctors or even established associations such as the American Diabetes Association (see Diabetes Myths) you will find that they think that eating sugar has nothing to do with diabetes. To most people it seems mind bogglingly simple to connect a sugar control problem (diabetes) with eating too much sugar but the medical community just can’t seem to make that leap.

For the rest of us that live on planet reality it is obvious that eating sugar can cause diabetes. How do we know that? Because humans that don’t have access to purified white sugar or foods that act like sugar simply don’t have diabetes. If you look around the globe, you see that people who are unlucky enough to be able to go to the store and pick up a bag of sugar (or get a soda, or buy a bag of chips) are the same people who have diabetes.

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Real Health Care Reform

I don’t know about you, but I have yet to see anything remotely resembling health care reform in any of the proposals coming out of congress these last few months. What I do see is a waste of resources and a continuation of the same old broken health care thinking that only leads to more disease, more illness, and more expense.

The crazy thing about all the hoopla surrounding the health care debate is that the way we approach health care has to change.

Really, it HAS to change. Either we change our health care system or we are going bankrupt.

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Allergic to Everything, Part Two

There is a food trap that some people fall in to where the number of foods that they feel that they can eat slowly dwindles down to almost nothing.

I’m going to suggest to you that this problem doesn’t make you crazy, but it is largely your brain’s fault (or maybe it is better described as your genes fault).

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Calcium Myths

There are many reasons why you might want to consider removing milk and milk products from your diet. Studies are starting to show just what kind of negative impact our love affair with the cow has on our health and even on our bones. When I suggest to people that they stop milk, I can almost guarantee that the next thing out of their mouths is, “yes, but where do I get my calcium?” There response speaks to the power, effectiveness, and tragedy (for our health) of advertising.

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