effective for weight loss.
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.
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
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
Now, we have the opposite.
Most people eat too much with too little
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
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 effective
for weight loss.
You can see the pounds melt away on a daily
You dont even feel hungry, but you lose
Your health is improved and the skin
regains its natural elasticity resulting in a
youthful tone and more energy.
You cant get a better weight loss program
Fasting And Metabolism
One of the most common
questions asked at the Freedom-you.com bulletin
board is about fasting and metabolism.
The fear is that while fasting, the
metabolism will slow down and afterward there will
be more weight gained than before the fast.
Initially, any calorie reduction will cause
a lowering in the BMR or base metabolic rate.
Cleansing will bring health that will
increase metabolic performance and energy output. In other words, you will eat
less and feel more energetic.
After fasting, the
body is more efficient.
Digestion is better due to a cleaner colon.
The colon walls have been cleansed of
impacted feces, allowing improved absorption of
The good news is that greater efficiency
equals enhanced energy.
Healthy people burn more calories.
They also eat less because they are more
active and feel better about themselves.
They don't need food as a security blanket.
The greatest impact
you can have on increasing your resting metabolism
After a workout, you can be sitting on the
couch reading while burning calories, as the
muscles are grabbing glucose from the blood to
replace glycogen supplies.
The key to weight loss is fewer calories
and more exercise.
A diet high in raw food provides fewer,
low-density calories, and higher-fiber,
Oh, by the way, a
slower metabolism diminishes aging.
A tortoise can live to 400 hundred years of
How much weight will I lose?
The main benefit
offered by a fast, to those who wish to lose
weight, is the speed of the weight loss. To see a person drop 30-to-40
pounds in a 30-day juice fast is to see a person
totally transform his life.
Self-esteem is given a boost and for the
first time in their life, discipline becomes a
The fast becomes a catalyst for a total
People start dressing better, showing more
confidence, becoming more organized, more
dedicated in relationships and more at peace.
Initially, weight loss
can be as high as three-to-four pounds per day,
but as the fast continues, the average loss will
be one pound-per-day.
If you are juice fasting and not losing
weight, the juice is supplying all the calories
You may have to cut down on the juices or
alternate between water fasting and juice fasting
if losing weight is part of your goal.
The slower your metabolism is the slower
the weight loss.
Try to stay focused on
the healthy things you are doing to improve your
life rather than being consumed with the number of
pounds lost each day.
Water retention can vary your weight five
pounds so watching the scale can be frustrating.
The best motivation to fast is for physical
and spiritual health.
Be patient; the fasting process is slow.
Be thankful the toxins are leaving your
Do not have unrealistic expectations.
Give your body the time it needs to do the
work of cleansing.
Weight Loss Supplements
You can take any
weight-loss supplements during a fast but beware
of herbal stimulants.
Modern herbal extractions are powerful
concentrates and can have the adrenal kick of 20
cups of coffee.
Sure, your metabolism will increase, and
the desire for food will lessen, but your body is
Stimulants decrease the bodys resistance
to disease and stress the nervous system.
I have even read of cases of nervous
breakdown due to herbal weight loss stimulants.
The single, safe way to lose weight is
through a combination of fasting, a diet high in
raw foods and exercise.
You dont want an expensive program but
something you can do for the rest of your life. The only serious way to weight
loss is through discipline and changing how we
think about food.
At 99 years of age, you want to be eating
healthy, exercising and periodically fasting
because you developed a disciplined lifestyle and
maintained it through your 50s, 60s, and on up
through your 90s.
If you have
wrestled with weight gain and feel frustrated,
Fasting to Freedom is tool for you to achieve
permanent weight loss. You will never regret
buying this book. Most people read it over and
over again to support them with their fast.
If you buy Eating in Freedom you will be
able to increase your discipline through some
simple techniques that work. God's
Banquet Table and God's Perfect Diet
will help you develop a life-long diet that will
support your weight loss.