One of the really interesting things about The Fat Loss Factor is the way that Dr Charles gives you the low-down on all the different elements of our diet: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber…. make no mistake, this isn’t superficial or trivial information.
These are the facts you need to know to make informed decisions about how to eat well.
Dr Charles gives you the facts you really need to know. This is a small selection of things you can read about in The Fat Loss Factor:
- The differences between insoluble and soluble fiber.
- What are good sources of protein, what are bad sources of protein and why they’re different.
- The differences between simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates, and how they can affect your health and the possibility of getting diabetes.
- What makes a good fat and what makes a bad fat.
- Why trans fats are so bad for you, and why even things like Omega 6 oils – traditionally regarded as “a good thing” – could actually do you more harm than good.
Good food is good for you, the planet, and the economy!
THE EASIEST DIET OF ALL?
THE FAT LOSS FACTOR
It’s all here, including an amazing and practical section called The Best 15 Foods For Maximum Weight Loss.
As Dr Charles says, by including 3 of these 15 foods in every meal you’re not only maximizing your fat loss, but you’re maximizing good health!
And the point is that he doesn’t just give you a list of 15 foods, he explains exactly why every type of food is either good or bad for you: eggs, oils, nut butters, fish oils, rice, beans, lentils, grains … fruit, grains, meat, fish, veggies, pastries, dairy, cheese …… everything you can imagine is described, analyzed and explained.
And more to the point, you’ll know whether to stay away from it all to eat loads of it by the time you’ve read the Fat Loss Factor!
To take only one example, here’s what he has to say about wild caught salmon:
Wild Caught Salmon
I can’t emphasize enough the value of wild caught salmon and tuna. These cold-water fish contain Omega-3 fatty acids, instead of saturated fat. Omega-3 fatty acids decrease a hormone called leptin, which is responsible for storing body fat. The lower your leptin levels, the easier it is to burn fat. Only eat wild caught fish. Fish like Atlantic salmon are bred in pens in the open ocean on farms. Not only are they destroying our oceans, but these fish are fed an unnatural diet, causing them to have very little Omega-3 in their fat. Instead, they have Omega-6 fatty acids, which in large quantities can harm you.
[For each food listed you also get a handy summary, like this:]
What they do: build muscle and fat.
Nutrition: protein, omega-3 fatty acids.
Friends: krill, sardines, wild game meat, free-range beef.
Impostors: fried fish, Atlantic salmon, farm-raised fish.
After he’s listed the 15 foods guaranteed to produce weight loss, Dr Charles lists 15 foods that are guaranteed to produce weight gain!
These are the ones you’re going to avoid (I mean, you do want to lose weight, yes?) – they include the usual suspects: doughnuts, pastries, French fries, alcohol, offals and processed meat,…. high fructose corn syrup, diet pop, soda drinks, pizza, ice cream … and so on.
Now, of course you know all this, but the truth of the matter is that these are the things which taste nice and which we find most tempting and delicious.
That’s because we’re “programmed” to go for high-fat, high salt and high sugar foods – and that’s a biological drive from our ancestral times – times when the human race didn’t have a regular supply of of food like we have today, so our ancestors had to make the most of whatever food they had when it was available. (A kind of “grab it while you can” approach!)
The Fat Loss Factor Is All About Balance
I suppose the question that comes up for me at this point is “how can we find a balance between the things we enjoy, and the foods that make us fat?”
And in case you’re thinking this is a huge amount of information, the great news is that you don’t have to do anything with it. This is simply information that can help you understand your diet, your weight, your lifestyle and The Fat Loss Factor diet better.
So – back to my question…. As you know, there’s nothing worse than being deprived of the things you love. Whether it’s food or [fill in your choice here ], not having it, really wanting it, craving it, in fact, can really affect your emotions.
And craving something is one of the best ways to sabotage your weight loss…. not only does it lead to the temptation of binging, but it raises your stress levels.
So whatever “it” is, ice cream or pizza or whatever, you don’t have to deprive yourself of it entirely.
The key thing here is not to allow yourself to cheat, but to give yourself a regular treat!
And when it’s a regular treat, you know it’s coming your way regardless, you know it’s going to be there, and you’re not going to develop cravings for it.
So; you’re on the Fat Loss Factor diet. How does it work?
Well, basically you follow the diet plans. But we haven’t looked at those yet. We’ll get to that in a moment,
We’re still on the information that can keep you going, keep you sticking to the diet. Keep you losing weight!
Fat Loss Factor: Add Raw Food To Every Meal
As Dr Charles explains in great detail, you can add a raw fruit or vegetable to every meal. Here’s what he says…
“Axiom 2: Eat Something Raw At Every Meal”.
This is also known as the addition rule. When eating, add a raw fruit or vegetable to every single meal. This has four specific benefits:
- Raw fruits and vegetables have digestive enzymes to help you
break down the rest of the food you are eating.
- The fiber in the fruit or vegetables expands in your stomach and fills you up so you don’t eat as much.
- The fiber in the fruit or vegetable helps to push food, waste and toxins through your digestive tract.
- And it provides the body with much-needed vitamins and minerals.
The second part of the axiom is to “eat my fiber first.”
This will clear a path and prepare your digestive tract for the rest of
your meal. Raw fruits and vegetables are full of fiber, and when eaten with other carbohydrates, they cleanse your colon and create a path for the rest of the food. For example, if you are eating pizza, eat a salad first. If you are eating ice cream, eat an apple first. This will fill your belly so you won’t be able to eat as much.
Fiber is a very important part of your diet. I recommend at least 40
grams per day. Studies have shown that people who changed nothing in their diet other than adding more fiber lost weight.
The valuable information which it can keep you fit and healthy and happy includes:
- Interpreting food labels
- the meaning of whole grain
- the dangers of high fructose corn syrup
- all about additives, colourings, flavourings and preservatives
- the dangers of sugar substitutes
- the dangers of salt
- what monosodium glutamate is
- and why monosodium glutamate is bad for you
- the secret things you don’t want to see on a food label
- avoiding man-made additives
- structured eating
Speaking of which, let’s look at…
The Fat Loss Factor Structured Eating Plan
As we’ve already seen, the Fat Loss Factor is a special diet that depends on eating in a particular way, to achieve certain results, over time.
The Structured Eating process can be divided into three components:
- Structured Eating Level 1 – at this level, you maintain the same
food intake and meals; however, you modify the intake times
such that you consume the meals only between noon and 9 pm.
- Structured Eating Level 2 – at this level, you begin to add in
foods in the list provided in the Medium Weight Loss Plan.
Consume about 50% of the time.
- Structured Eating Level 3 – at this level, you begin to add in
foods in the list provided in the Turbo Weight Loss Plan.
Consume about 90% of the time.
Obviously, how much weight you lose depends on what you eat and, and how much you eat — that’s why the Fat Loss Factor gives you all the information you need to lose weight rapidly and effectively: exact day by day recipes which include precisely the right balance of fat, carbohydrate, protein, fibre and nutrients; diet plans that give you energy; diet plans that allow you to consume food you like, diet plans that burn off fat; diet plans that increase hormones like leptin and hGH (both of which which burn fat).
And right along with this, there are some really practical tips and information about things that might have baffled you in the past: why, for example, do you often feel so hungry after breakfast, particularly when breakfast is supposed to keep you going all day!
Let’s find out…..!