Fasting for Weight Loss (eat your fat)
What Causes Weight Gain
Trying to stay on a diet can turn a simple journey to the supermarket into an epic challenge of self-discipline. How can you ignore all the florescent-lit aisles of junk food offering every temptation known to the tongue when you are hungry depressed and feeling deprived? It becomes a war of desires where your willingness to surrender is quickly rewarded.
In a culture that esteems fashion-model thinness as perfect beauty, fat is the ugly disease that must be cured. This creates an obsession with weight-loss that increases the difficulty in losing weight. It is like trying not to think of a white horse. The more you try not to think of it the more it comes back into your thoughts.
Obsession, slow metabolism and high-calorie food are a deadly combination for weight gain. The worst offenders of weight gain are starches, fats, and refined sugars. Since the biggest part of our diet is starch in the form of breakfast cereal, cookies, cakes, pies, chips and bread, it has the greatest impact on weight gain. Starches are worse than sugar. For a short amount of time, the blood sugar will peak allowing the body to store the excess sugar as body fat. Starch is different in that it is a slow release of sugar, which is perfect for long-distance runners, however, if you are inactive, the slow-releasing sugars will be turned into body fat. Excess calories equate to excess fat.
Fat is stored calories for periods of starvation, but the only time that occurred in this century was the Great Depression when people worked long hours on small amounts of food. Now, we have the opposite. Most people eat too much with too little physical activity. It takes about 30 seconds to eat 150 calories of cookies but a mile and a half of jogging to burn it off. Getting stuffed at an all-you-can-eat buffet fills the stomach with 4,000 calories. To burn off that many calories would require 40 miles of jogging. Instead, we spend much of the day sitting in front of a computer, TV or driving. The end result is inevitable weight gain.
Fasting is to Eat Your Fat Cells
Fasting is the quickest way to lose weight. Excess fat is nothing more than extra calories stored in the fat cells. During fasting the body uses this fat resulting in weight loss. The process is a metabolic process called catabolism. You body is using fat for fuel. That is why fasting is effective for weight loss. You can see the pounds melt away on a daily basis. You don’t even feel hungry, but you lose weight. Your health is improved and the skin regains its natural elasticity resulting in a youthful tone and more energy. You can’t get a better weight loss program than that.
The purpose of fat cells is to use it as fuel in times of famine. For North America, famine does not exist. Instead, the North American diet is a continual indulgence of high-calorie foods, eaten in an attempt to fulfill emotional needs. The fat cells get bigger and the body gets pudgier. Fasting demands the fat cells to be used as fuel. As soon as the body needs calories, the process or catabolism (tearing down) starts. Each pound of fat has approximately 3,500 calories, which becomes fuel for the body.
As each day passes, you get thinner and thinner. I have seen people lose over 50 pounds in 30 days without flabby skin. Natural elasticity and skin tone had been restored. Their friends were in shock as the difference was so amazing. And the weight never came back. Exercise and a diet high in raw foods became a lifetime way of eating that kept them thin. The chapter, Fasting for Weight Loss, will give you all the details.
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