Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Getting Started

To get started in weight loss, one must first overcome sugar addiction, wheat (grain) addiction, carbohydrate intolerance and carbohydrate addiction, and any other addictions we may have. We need to come to understand hyperinsulinemia, slow gluconeogenesis, insufficient glucagon, insulin resistance, mineral deficiencies, leptin resistance, (any of which can create excessive hunger) moving an idea from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation, self examination, cognitive correction of beliefs, values, concepts, and similar nebular concepts.

Identification and correction of eating disorders, personality disorders, social, emotional, and spiritual issues all can topple any diet program. Food knowledge and self testing is crucial, and well as understanding the physical operations of the human mind and body.

We need a support group. I suggest Overeaters Anonyomus. This is a program of self examination, once we get past the rituals and false starts. Start with http://storiesofrecovery.org/OA.htm, and find a meeting and attend that meeting until you find recovery.

We need to adopt a style of eating that we can live with. Avoid sugar, grains, oils and manufactured eatable products is a good start. Eat about 2 cups of leaves, shoots, stems or a 1/2 cup of roots or 1/4 cup seeds and a hand full of protein at each of three to five meals day. Reduce the number of meals to three with time.

Get as much exercise as you can. Drink as much water as you can stand.

Now comes the hard part, doing the above list.

Early in my revovery, I came across Carbohydrate Intolerance and the Two-Week Test, now at
philmaffetone.com/2weektest.cfm, and that got me started into self testing, the beginning of real recovery. 

Here are the 9 steps Chris Kresser recommends:
  1. Don’t eat toxins.
  2. Nourish your body.
  3. Eat real food.
  4. Supplement wisely.
  5. Heal your gut.
  6. Manage stress.
  7. Move like your ancestors.
  8. Sleep more deeply.
  9. Practice pleasure.

Mike Eades summary on important bits of Low carb

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