Driving Weight Loss & Long-Term Health – Precision Fueling is the Key

Weight loss is a complex business that is actually simpler than advertised…when we learn a few simple rules. Living at a healthy weight and achieving optimal health should include exercise. It does not require a specific piece of exercise equipment, only your body and determination. However, weight control and optimal health cannot be achieved with pills, shots, or the latest fad diets. Real, long-term health will always include balanced nutrition and healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

Fueling our bodies has changed tremendously over the past few decades, mostly because of our time constraints and demands for convenience. People are not like gas tanks! For instance, our bodies do not tell us to stop when we have consumed 375 calories. The size of portions we choose and the nutrients of our food influence how much we eat.

It is not difficult to understand that we consume more food at a buffet-style table. This obviously does not cater to weight control, let alone weight loss. Numerous studies have shown that it is not only the amount of food placed in front of us that determines our consumption. The company we eat with, the foods we consume, environmental factors such as light and temperature, and even the size of plate we use can determine how much we eat. The human stomach is approximately the size of a closed fist…when empty. It can be filled with approximately 3 pints of food, which would be about the size of a football! How many of us would want a football stuffed into our stomachs a couple of times each day?

Janet Polivy, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada, who studies the connections between food and feeling stated: “Eating is much less determined by biology than by psychology. The size of the portions you eat and whom you eat them with have a direct effect on your intake. Eat with friends or coworkers, and chances are you will model the amount you eat based on their plates. As long as you have a big eater in the room, our research suggests people then feel free to eat a little less than whoever sets the pace.”

Our food culture has changed due to our need for convenience. Americas’ waist line has changed just as quickly as our food culture. The convenient food that we consume are much higher in fats and sugars, which are far less filling than natural foods that usually require some preparation. These foods are proven to also excite the mind and produce faster consumption. When we fill the stomach too quickly, our bodies do not have time to recognize messages from the hormones that help regulate appetite, such as insulin, leptin, cortisol, and ghrelin. Beside the fact that our foods are less filling today, it takes our bodies about 20 minutes for food to be digested enough that glucose gets into the bloodstream and the hormones start working.

What do we need to change? And, how do we get it done?
– Include foods with adequate amounts of protein, fiber, and water that create improved satiety (fullness).
– Consume complex carbohydrates (lower glycemic) such as whole grain, fruits, and vegetables.
– Avoid simple, refined sugar products.
– Eat slowly to allow your body to recognize actual fullness, and avoid overeating.

We can restore health to America. The obesity rate more than doubled from 15% to 34% between 1980 and 2008! It will take a conscious decision and determination to restore health, but we must do it to avoid bankrupting our nation as the result of healthcare alone. (Diabetes costs $174 Billion per/year – more than AIDS and all cancers combined!)

Mental Health And The Idiotic Human Conscience

When you learn the meaning of your dreams according to the scientific method you understand your psychological content. The unconscious mind that produces your dreams works like a psychotherapist because you need psychotherapy, even if you don’t believe you have psychological problems.

You have inherited absurdity and evilness into your anti-conscience, which is your wild conscience. Your human conscience is deficient because it works based on only one and a half psychological function. You need help in order to transform your anti-conscience into a peaceful and positive component of your human conscience. This is not a simple matter because your anti-conscience is a dangerous demon.

Many people believe that the unconscious mind exaggerates when and I tell them that they have a hidden suicidal tendency or a dangerous immoral tendency, after translating the meaning of their dreams. They cannot accept the truth because they ignore what exists into their wild conscience.

A human being is not always a conscious individual. The biggest part of our brain belongs to our anti-conscience.

This means that you don’t know who you really are and what dangers are threatening your mental stability. You can see only the content of your human conscience.

The unconscious mind that produces our dreams has a divine origin and proves God’s existence into practice. Many people despise the importance of dreams because they ignore the meaning of the dream language, which was discovered by Carl Jung as I prove with my research and discoveries.

When you are able to understand God’s words in your dreams, you verify that the unconscious mind is an excellent doctor and teacher. You have clear information about how your brain works.

Many impressive dreams prove by themselves that there is an important meaning in the dream images. However, this meaning was distorted by too many impostors.

The truth is that the dream language is complicated. This is Carl Jung’s method of dream interpretation is so complicated that only intellectuals have the patience to precisely follow his steps. His method also is incomplete. I had to clarify everything with my research in order to give you real knowledge in a simple manner.

The real meaning of the dream language cannot be understood by impostors who didn’t study everything that Jung could discover. His work is so complex that even the psychoanalysts who follow his psychology don’t know how to translate the meaning of dreams based on his method of dream interpretation.

The fact that I could simplify the dream language and the process of psychotherapy you must follow is a big advantage that Jung and his students couldn’t have.

Carl Jung ignored the basic reason why the unconscious mind produces our dreams, since he ignored the existence of the anti-conscience. However, he had discovered that craziness already exists in the human brain, after analyzing the words of patients who suffered from severe mental illnesses. He verified that they talked about things they ignored. Their words didn’t fit their daily reality.

After discovering the existence of the anti-conscience, I verified the depth of the human absurdity. This comprehension was the main reason why I accepted to precisely obey the divine guidance.

You may believe that human beings are reasonable creatures, even though sometimes we are absurd. However, the truth is that we are under-developed primates. Our conscience is idiotic. It must be developed through consciousness.

Dream therapy is a process of consciousness that has the effect of mind empowerment and spiritual purification at the same time. You should be prudent and prevent all mental illnesses before having serious psychological problems. If you already are mentally ill, you should seriously follow the unconscious guidance in order to find sound mental health that lasts for life.

One Day We Might Be Able to Have a Diet of Junk Food Without Affecting Our Health and Fitness

Whenever I hear about some new drug or technique to tackle obesity or protect us from diet-related disease I always think of the professor from Futurama. For non-Futurama fans: the professor typically begins “Good news everybody!” before announcing some incredibly sophisticated, yet crazily inappropriate invention which has either fundamentally missed some basic point or is ludicrously over-engineered.

These days there seems to be a prevailing sense that we are entitled to derive pleasure from everything we do; because of this, many people don’t get the idea of permanently giving up foods they like. Instead, we encourage scientists to find professor-like solutions to what they see as the problem. “Good news everybody! Using my digesta-block-a-tron I can stop fat from being metabolised. I just install this dial in your chest and you can choose how much fat from a meal gets digested!”

The basic point apparently being missed – the elephant in the room, if you like – is that if we all stopped eating junk, we would start enjoying the basic food we currently think we are not able to enjoy and the medical problems we are spending billions trying to resolve would begin to diminish in the population. Of course I accept the near-impossibility of this – I still daydream about cakes thanks to my latent sugar addiction. We have been led by the nose into a mire of confused cravings and unclear directives from organisations with misguided and dubious agendas.

Yet it’s by no means clear the scientists’ intentions are quite so innocent. A cynic would say that their ‘solutions’ are not driven by the desire to uphold our right to enjoy our food, but by the desire for money – for them, their employers, or both. A cynic would say they are not missing the point at all – they simply don’t care.

The rest of us are missing the point precisely because of the scientists and what they tell us:

Well hey, the scientists have found the problem – we just to turn off those obesity genes!

…or maybe we all just need to take some drugs like statins to prevent us getting heart disease!

…and it’s not that we shouldn’t eat so much sweet food – we were just sweetening it the wrong way!

…and it’s not that we should eat less starchy food – we just have to remember to block its digestion using more drugs!

So imagine this: you eat a piece of chocolate cake. It looks like chocolate cake, tastes like chocolate cake and has the texture of chocolate cake. Yet when you have finished eating it, you are not left with that wired, sugar-loaded feeling, and more to the point, do not experience the sugar low 30 minutes later. The reason these expected feelings did not transpire is that it was not chocolate cake – at least not as we currently understand it. For reasons I will come onto, what you have just eaten was nutritionally equivalent to a steak of grass-fed beef, servings of carrot, broccoli and zucchini, and a handful of wild-growing berries and nuts.

There are likely to be billions of research dollars being pumped into taste research, given the potential for commercial applications. If at some point, scientists are genuinely able to create the cake described above, and if it genuinely has precisely the same impact on our bodies as the steak, vegetables, berries and nuts, would any of us still want to eat healthy food? Would the doctrine of self-discipline central to the health and fitness industry lose its meaning? If we could choose what we thought we were eating but ensure that what our bodies were getting was nutritionally optimal, would it all become too easy?

How might the scientists achieve this? What follows is educated speculation. For the purposes simplifying the discussion I talk about food as if it were made up of a homogeneous mass of the same molecule.

One possibility, and the one we are most familiar with today, is trying to find molecules that taste like one thing but are in fact another – just as we have done with artificial sweeteners. Yet the problems with this approach became evident soon after well-intentioned but deeply misguided regulatory bodies allowed them to be included in our foods.

Until now we have been less interested in what a molecule does once it has passed the taste test. Imposter molecules like Aspartame have successfully made things taste sweet, but then had other, undesirable effects. Finding a molecule that tastes like one thing but digests like another might be an approach doomed to failure. After all, our bodies are used to dealing with molecules that occur naturally in food – so unless the molecule that is digesting really is the naturally occurring one, we are back in the Aspartame situation where there are potential side effects.

Yet maybe there is a way the molecule of real food could be cloaked by another molecule, only to be released by the digestion process. The cloaking molecule has one taste, but when digestion begins it releases the molecule of genuine food. Of course for this to work, the cloaking molecule would have to be a harmless by-product. Not only that, but by changing the digestion process it’s possible that however harmless the by-product of de-cloaking, something will be different. You can’t fool millions of years of evolution that easily.

If there is a safe way this can be achieved, it’s likely to be by going straight to the brain. We are already close to commercially available computer game controllers that use brain signals; and Sony clearly thinks there might be a future in sending signals the other way so that senses like taste can be controlled externally because it has just patented a mechanism by which this might be achieved. This is another area into which billions of research dollars must be being poured. Might the two areas of well-funded research meet?

If we can fool the brain into thinking the food has the right taste and texture then all we have to do now is make it look like the food we like – much easier. In 10 years, when the Wii comes with a standard headset for controlling games with your mind and receiving feedback from the game, could there be a ‘Wii Taste’ game which has an accompanying range of Nintendo foods?

If this does happen in our lifetime, what does it mean for us? Should we be glad that we can now eat junk but still have a healthy diet? Would there be a hole in the life of those who gain satisfaction from sticking to a rigorously healthy diet? Perhaps they would find other outlets for this need.

And what about our palettes? These would still face ruination with the constant barrage of junk taste, regardless of the nutritional value behind it. Perhaps this would not matter if we are free to eat junk all the time anyway -we might no longer need a sensitive palette.

However, we might not have to worry about these questions any soon, as even the Wii Foods approach may present problems. It seems that when we chew and swallow food, the body does more than just tell us how it tastes. Recent research into artificial sweeteners has linked their consumption to obesity. The theory is that the sweet taste is a cue for the digestion system to prepare to receive calories. When these calories do not materialise, those changes end up making us even hungrier than we were before.

So although this is an area that will be inevitably be pushed hard by science, in the short to medium term it is unlikely to herald a new age in which the meddling of scientists with our food and taste does not have unintended consequences. Perhaps eventually they will become such skilled manipulators of the brain and food that we will be able to enjoy virtual junk food without any adverse affects on our bodies, but in the meantime we would do well to continue our quest for self-discipline.