Friday, January 28, 2011

More from Shaman Brant

There is a rumor going around that Oprah has quit dieting. Skies open, hosannas!

See below—Brant Secunda and Mark Allen wrote Fit Soul: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You. Apart from the sunshiny title, they have some ideas worth considering.

Eat decent amounts at one sitting, even if it’s “good” stuff like veggies. Eating too many calories of ANY food makes your body think, “Famine coming, better store this up.”

Eat frequently—small amounts. The brain thinks, “Whew, there will be more.”

Don’t cut back and then binge later. At the cutback, the body stops burning.

Eat good-looking food. Appealing food sends messages to the brain that allow you to use it better.

Don’t cut out all fat. Fat helps you absorb vitamins. If you eat too little, you also may eat more carbs.

Avoid sugar spikes---juices, refined grains or sugary snacks release insulin---converting extra sugar into fat.

Drink a ton of water.

Think fiber. Whole grains, legumes, fruits such as apples and berries.

Eat slowly.

Be sure to get enough protein.

To re-establish a “good” relationship with food, eat with gratitude—even if you didn’t have to plant it or shoot it yourself.

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