Lose weight fast & safe – Fast weight loss tips
The Ultimate Snacking Powerhouse and one of my top weightloss tips:
There are certain foods that promote satiety (the feeling of fullness that comes after a meal) more than others. While they’re not miracle foods, they can help you eat less over the course of the day and one of those foods is the ‘Apple’. This portable fruit is the perfect fruit to snack on, not only is it high in water but also high in both kinds of weight-busting fibre. The insoluble fibre which is the fibre which helps fill you up and the soluble fibre which prevents blood sugar spikes which lead to cravings. A medium apple is a snacking powerhouse with 85 percent water and 5 grams of soluble fibre so get snacking on one today!
Eggs – The Power Food!
Did you know Eggs burn fat, build muscle and are packed full of protein, vitamin A and the fat breakdown vitamin, B12. Research shows that eating an egg or two a day doesn’t raise your cholesterol levels like they have been wrongly accused of doing for years. Eggs are really high in protein and this protein is far more effective in building muscle than protein from other foods. This makes Eggs the perfect breakfast as their protein energy is released slowly into your bloodstream making them really stick to your ribs. This helps protect you against surging blood sugar ups and downs and stops you wanting to reach for a slice of cake at 10.00! So make Eggs part of your regular diet today and eat them anyway you want to – scrambled, poached or boiled.
- What it is and How it occurs and Some of the Steps to Manage it.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition in which a build up of glucose in the blood occurs.
The energy we use in our bodies comes from glucose found in food, particularly carbohydrates.
Diabetes is diagnosed if the glucose absorbed from food is not used by the body as it should be.
Usually the pancreas produces insulin to allow the absorption of glucose by the body’s cells, however in diabetics the pancreas produces insufficient insulin. Once you have developed diabetes you are likely to have it for the rest of your life and will need to take steps to control and manage it. There is no cure for diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes:Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed when the pancreas does not produce any insulin.
It is not known what causes this type of diabetes, however it is thought to be genetically linked. It is commonly diagnosed before people reach their thirties and often in childhood. It accounts for around 10% to 15% of all cases of diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes the lack of insulin results in the body being unable to absorb the energy released from glucose. As the body tries to generate energy from other sources it starts to break down fats and this results in an acidic by-product known as ketones. The condition caused by the build up of this by-product is ketoacidosis. This condition is very dangerous and results in an acidification of the blood. Symptoms include an extreme thirst, vomiting, blurred eyesight, deep and rapid breathing and eventually if untreated, will result in coma.
Type 2 diabetes:The other form of diabetes is Type 2 which is more common and typically develops in older people (over 50), however it is becoming increasingly prevalent in younger people.
The rise in the incidence of diabetes has been attributed to increasing obesity and unhealthy lifestyles. In Type 2 diabetes the pancreas is still capable of producing insulin but it does not produce enough to properly regulate glucose levels in the blood. Type 2 diabetes occurs as a result of a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. The risk of developing Type 2 diabetes is increased if a person is overweight or obese, does little exercise, has high blood pressure or has a large waistline (over 80cm in women or 90cm in men).
What are the symptoms: Signs to look out for are an increase in how often you need to urinate and how often you are thirsty and need to drink.
Other symptoms include an increase in appetite and blurred vision. If you have noticed these symptoms it is worth contacting a health professional to discuss your concerns. It is particularly worth seeking advice if you are in a group at higher risk of developing diabetes, for example if you are overweight, unfit or have high blood pressure. You can take a diabetes screening test to assess the level of glucose present in your urine.
If you are considered high risk and aged 40 to 49 you can take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Evaluation. How to treat and manage diabetes. Medical management involves the use of drugs to manage the body’s glucose insulin balance.
In Type 1 diabetes this is through injecting insulin and regularly monitoring blood glucose levels and the concentration of ketones in urine. In Type 2 diabetes either insulin injections or tablets are taken to control blood glucose levels and regular monitoring must take place.
Lifestyle management requires sufferers to lead healthier lifestyles, eating a balanced diet and regularly exercising. It also involves ensuring regular meal times and paying close attention to blood glucose levels especially during periods of sickness. If you are diagnosed with diabetes your medical practitioner will advise you on diabetic diets and suitable exercise regimes.
It is important to be aware of two conditions diabetics may suffer from:Hyper-glycaemia is the condition where blood glucose levels are elevated and if untreated can lead to ketoacidosis.
The signs to look for are a dry mouth, weakness, loss of appetite, sleepiness or confusion, extreme thirst, a sweet smell on the breath, rapid breathing, abdominal pains and vomiting.
Hypo-glycaemia is where glucose levels drop very quickly, usually associated with injecting insulin. The symptoms are sweating, blurred vision, headache, dizziness or weakness, shaking, difficulty with coordination or concentration and a rapid pulse.
Many diabetes sufferers manage these conditions successfully however, if they are confused or very ill they may need assistance or medical intervention.
At risk groups:Older people are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if they have some of the other risk factors.
Being overweight or obese is a risk factor, if you have a high body mass index (height to weight ratio) you are at greater risk of developing diabetes. People who are not taking regular exercise are also at risk as are people with high blood pressure. In addition to lifestyle factors there are certain conditions which make you more likely to develop diabetes. Women with Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. During pregnancy some women develop a temporary form of the disease known as gestational diabetes which usually goes away after the pregnancy. All pregnant women are routinely tested for gestational diabetes and will be advised about how to manage the condition if it is detected.
What can you do to prevent diabetes?
By leading a healthier life you can help to reduce the chances of developing diabetes. Increasing the amount of exercise you do, keeping your weight constant and at a healthy level and eating a balanced diet with a good range of complex carbohydrates will help to minimise the potential risk of developing diabetes. Thirty minutes a day of moderate exercise and a decrease of 5 to 10% in weight can reduce the chance of developing diabetes by 58%. For information and advice on how to loose weight and exercise safely always consult a qualified specialist.
How to support people with diabetes:When someone is diagnosed with diabetes it is important to support them as they adjust to the impacts of the diagnosis.
Learning that you have diabetes can have a big impact on your day to day life. Find ways to support them as they adapt their lifestyle to manage the condition. You should also learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of hyper-glycaemia and hypo-glycaemia to ensure you can help them should they need it. It will help if you keep positive about the things that can be done to manage the condition and to emphasize how lifestyle changes can make a big difference.
Graeme Jordan’s Weightloss Program is Doctor Approved by Dr Monica Lewis MB ChB
Introducing Dr.Monica Lewis MB ChB… We are passionate about helping you achieve your weight loss goal and have done extensive research to bring you - ‘Graeme Jordan’s Weightloss Program’ which is based around eating clean, fresh New Zealand foods. As part of our on-going quest for excellence in making sure our program is all natural we have been fortunate to have the support of …. Dr Monica Lewis MB ChB. Dr Monica Lewis is well known for her holistic approach helping the whole person’s well-being and treating and preventing chronic and hormonal issues. She has helped many people get back to living a full,healthy and vibrant life again. She continues helping people especially hormonal women where she has a wealth of experience. She has co-authored a series of books with her Cardiologist husband, Dr Gerald Lewis which are great informative reads: CANCER – A Threat To Your Life? -or- A Chance to Take Control of Your Future? DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS -Creating Expensive Urine? -or- A Key Addition to Modern Medicine? YOUR HEART – An Owner’s Manual Dr Monica Lewis with her medical and scientific background has reviewed our programs and sees they fit into the most important first steps in getting your body back into balance. She has these points to share: “First, I see Graeme Jordan’s Weightloss Program as a treatment to deal with a specific serious and chronic recurring health problem of the modern world. How to lose the unsightly dangerous fat typically around the middle of the body, when dieting is known not to work here. To raise the metabolism and to reduce this unsightly fat permanently in a short space of time is so motivating that people find they can easily adhere to the program for the few weeks required. The white and deadly foods in so many diets are not there, along with gluten and flour nor are other foods that spike the blood sugar. Dangerous fats are also excluded. Instead a wholesome diet of small amounts of lean proteins, a huge volume of vegetables and salads, as well as low glycaemic fruits, make this a very balanced short term successful program which I highly recommend. Graeme Jordan’s Weightloss is a proven program which works ”
BOATIES at risk of diabetes!
Some people may call it ‘sugar disease’ – but the 200,000 New Zealanders living with diabetes already know the bitter realities.
The good news is that when it comes to type 2 diabetes – prevention is a big deal, especially if you’re at increased risk of developing diabetes.
Nineteen Kiwis are diagnosed with diabetes every day and latest data shows that the people most affected are of working age.
However, children and young adults are now getting type 2 diabetes, principally because they consume too much energy from high-calorie foods that they can’t burn off.
With around 60 percent of us overweight, a BOAT (Bit of a Tummy) may not worry us too much. However, the other ‘Bita’ of the problem should. A Bit of a Tummy often goes with a ‘Bit’ of diabetes. And, a ‘Bit’ of a heart attack or a ‘Bit’ of a stroke can ruin your life.
*If you have a BOAT and especially if you have a LOT (Lot of Tummy) check your diabetes risk factors at www.diabetesauckland.org.nz.
Why not make today the day you change your ways! You can prevent you and your BOAT from being wrecked! I have had huge success with my program helping people get back on track and live a healthy life again.
Graeme Jordan’s 8 Smart tips to Keep you on Track this Holiday Season:
‘The Silly Season is here’ – It’s a time for celebration with friends and family! Lots of parties and Christmas lunches and New Year’s Eve dinners only end up with unwanted kilos if you are tempted to overindulge in the wrong foods. If you want to prevent the typical overeating at this time of year make some changes with my 8 smart tips to keep you on track this holiday season especially if you have done my natural weightloss program.
- Before you head out to the party have a small snack so when you arrive you are not starving and eating everything in sight.
- The calories in all the fat-laden finger foods being passed around really add up fast so say no to any dough based or fried appetisers. Stick to finger foods of fresh fruit and vegetables and avoid the creamy dips, go for a fat-free sour cream or yoghurt with a splash of lemon juice.
- Watch what you are drinking while chatting it up at a cocktail party. Some drinks are laden with calories so avoid all those creamy cocktails and stick with low alcohol drinks or a soda with one shot of spirits and a twist of lemon or lime with lots of ice. Remember to toss back a glass of water in-between drinks for dehydration and your head will thank you for it in the morning!
- Add a sprinkle of chopped pecans and a hint of cinnamon to your sweet potatoes rather than fattening them up with lashings of butter.
- Choose the leanest cuts of meat like turkey or chicken and make sure you remove any excess fat before you wrap your lips around them.
- Skip any foods swimming in heavy and creamy sauces.
- Go for the filling, high fibre options like fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain side dishes.
- Sweet Treats – Go for a fresh plate of fruit with a dollop of ice-cream on top instead of a huge bowl of ice-cream with a dollop of fresh fruit on top! Did you know cherries have the fruity benefits of no fat, plenty of dietary fibre and a good mix of vitamins and minerals.
Remember if you avoid the fat-laden traps you can set aside calories for those non-negotiable treats like the odd ice-cream and your body and your heart will thank you at the end of the holiday season. And remember you can still have fun and enjoy your food without the fat!
FACT: Did you know globally every 10 seconds someone dies from diabetes related causes and 2 new cases are diagnosed. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of all diabetes and obesity is the key factor. 80% of type 2 diabetes is preventable by changing diet and increasing physical activity. Think about that!
Graeme Jordan’s Weightloss Program gets Results with a Secret Ingredient
Water is the most under rated health source on the planet, necessary in every cell in your body. Drinking water has a major part to play in your ability to digest your foods and makes nutrients available to your body for exercise. If you fail to drink enough water between meals, your mouth becomes low in saliva and digestion suffers. Water is also the medium through which wastes are eliminated from your body. Each time you exhale you release highly humidified air—about two big glasses worth a day. Your kidneys and intestines eliminate another 6 or so glasses every 24 hours, while another 2 glasses worth are released through the pores of your skin. That makes 8 glasses a day—and this is on a cool day. When it gets hot, when you are exercising, or when you are working hard, the usual 10 glasses lost in this way can triple. On average, in a temperate climate—not sweating from exertion or heat—we need about 6 pints a day for optimal health, although few of us consume as much as 2. The important thing to remember is that how thirsty you are is not a reliable indication of how much water you need to drink. If you want to grow lean and stay that way you need to do as French women have done for decades. Keep a large bottle or 2 of pure, fresh mineral water on your desk and make sure you consume your quota of this clear, delicious, health-giving drink. Here’s how to figure it:
WATER AND WEIGHT LOSS MAGIC:
Divide your current weight in kilos by 8. If you weigh 58 kilos, then 58 divided by 8 equals 7.25 big glasses. Then round the figure upwards to the next glass and there you have it: 8 glasses a day. But remember that is only a base calculation for a cool day. You will need a lot more during exercise, or on a hot day.
LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF: Provided you do not suffer from a kidney or liver disease, drinking 8 big glasses or more of water a day not only helps you lose weight and keep it off permanently; it improves the functioning of your whole body. There is another way in which drinking optimal quantities of water plays a central role in detoxifying the body for regeneration. It has to do with your kidneys. The kidneys are responsible for recycling all the water in your body—some 800 glasses of it a day—and for filtering out any wastes present before they can lower immunity, create fatigue, or make you feel hungry even though you have had enough to eat, and cause the kind of water retention which plagues so many who have gone on and off slimming diets for years. The filtering mechanism responsible for all this in the kidneys is made up of millions of microscopic bodies known as glomeruli. They identify waste products such as urea which need to be removed, as well as screening out other chemicals and unwanted metals and minerals, while at the same time pouring back into the bloodstream the minerals you do need and regulating your body’s acid-alkaline balance.
Water is also the world’s best natural diuretic. If your body tends to retain water, this is often because you don’t drink enough, so it tries its best to hold on to the water there is. Once you do begin to drink enough, this tendency to water logging decreases and usually disappears completely. And by the way, if you are worried about puckered thighs, the best way to help eliminate them easily is simply to drink more water.
So remember to tap into our source of fresh New Zealand water power – work out your magic number of glasses and drink. End water retention forever and keep lean and healthy during my programs and after for life!
Lose Weight and Sleep Better – Helps with Diabetes
Did you know that if you lose weight especially in the belly it can help improve your sleep. This means no more tossing and turning all night trying to get to sleep before the sun rises. Lots of research has been done at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with people who all had Type 2 Diabetes or pre-diabetes and were all overweight or obese. They all suffered sleep problems such as sleep apnea, daytime fatigue, insomnia, excessive sleepiness or sleep and the use of sedatives to help with sleeping.
Being overweight increases your risk of having sleep problems such as developing an obstructive sleep apnea. This is where your airway is partially or completely blocked when you are sleeping. These blockages may cause frequent awakening in the middle of the night which can increase the chance of stroke or heart disease.
Sleep expert Dr Lawrence Epstein from Harvard Medical School says that sleep apnea will be reduced and sleep quality will improve if you lose weight.
Dr. l-Min Lee a Professor of Medicine at Harvard and expert on physical activity in promoting health and preventing chronic disease added that genetics has a role in determining where you lose weight. “Generally if you lose weight, some of this will occur in belly fat. You just can’t predict how much.”
The great thing about our program is that you lose the bad belly fat and you end up sleeping better and even snoring stops! One guy we know who did the program was invited back into the bedroom with his wife co’s he finally stopped snoring! Not only good for your health – great for your relationship!
Coconut Oil – What’s all the talk about?
Coconut oil is a saturated fat but heaps of research shows that natural coconut oil is nature’s perfect food which has endless health benefits. By taking it as a dietary supplement, using it in your cooking or applying it directly onto your skin you will find your overall health will soar and your doctor will love your blood chemistry! For women especially your skin, nails and hair will be healthy and strong again, your hormones will be in balance and your libido will take off! Did you know healthy fats like natural coconut oil is a vital part of the immune system and every cell in your body will thank you for using it in some way everyday.
Weight Loss: Coconut oil contains short and medium-chain fatty acids which really help with excessive weight. It keeps the thyroid and enzyme systems functioning in a healthy way and it is easy to digest. Another great benefit is that it increases the body’s metabolism by getting rid of stress on the pancreas. Heaps of athletes and body builders prefer using coconut oil as it contains less calories than other oils and the fat content in Coconut oil is easily converted into energy. A lot of athletes have found this boosts their endurance levels and overall performance.
Extra Health Benefits: Helps prevent and treat diabetes as it helps control blood sugar and improve the secretion of insulin. Also helps heart disease, cancer, arthritis, promotes weight loss, improves digestion, prevents premature aging of the skin as it is an effective moisturiser especially for dry and flaky skin, great as a massage oil for the skin beautifies hair, skin, nails, gets rid of dandruff, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, haemorrhoids, teeth problems, helps with flu. These are just a few of the benefits as the list is huge! So what are you waiting for get down to the shops today and grab yourself some natural Coconut oil!
Lose 5 Kilos and Change your Life Today!
When it comes to losing weight, changing your life isn’t as difficult as you may think. New research has indicated that even a small weight loss can result in enormous gains and potentially life-saving changes. You can reduce your risk of heart attack, cancer, stroke, dementia, diabetes and more – just by losing 5 kilos.
At times, the difference between what you weigh and what you want to weigh can seem insurmountable. You’re not alone in your frustration. The average Kiwi woman has a BMI of 28, which is overweight – nearly obese. Her waists measures 37 inches, almost 5 inches too wide, and she weighs nearly 74 kilos. In 1960, the average Kiwi woman’s weight was 63 kilos. If we continue at this rate, in the next 50 years, your daughter or granddaughter will weigh 86 kilos – imagine that!
New Zealand and the rest of the world need a lifestyle change. It can be intimidating; however, the benefits of weight loss aren’t
reserved for those who drop 10, 20 or 50 kilos. By losing just 5 kilos, you can prevent deadly illness, alleviate daily pain, and improve your
quality of life.
Are you ready to change your life? Take Graeme Jordan’s 20 Day Weightloss Challenge and read what you can gain from
losing just 5 kilos.
1. A Lower Cholesterol Level: Being overweight is linked to high levels of LDL, which is the “bad” type of cholesterol. As LDL cholesterol circulates through your blood, it can deposit plaque in your arteries, narrowing them – which can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Exercise and a healthy diet will help increase your HDL cholesterol, which is the “good” type of cholesterol that stops LDL from
depositing on your artery walls. 5 kilos of weight loss can lower cholesterol by more than 10%.
2. Lower Blood Pressure: Blood Pressure measures the pressure on your artery walls, so if you have plaque build-up in your arteries, your blood pressure will be high.
Hypertension thickens the walls of the heart, leaving them stiff and prone to heart failure. As the heart works harder, blood vessels in the kidneys can be damaged, which can lead to kidney failure. Losing 5 kilos will decrease your blood pressure, protecting your heart and kidneys.
3. Reduced Risk for Heart Attacks: Excessive plaque build-up can result in dangerously narrowed arteries. In the case of a heart attack, your coronary artery becomes completely blocked, cutting off the oxygen that your heart muscle needs, with possibly fatal results. As mentioned
above, weight loss lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol. Incredibly, just 5 kilos of weight loss can result in a greater than 50% risk reduction for heart attacks.
Lemons – Get the Secret!
We love good, natural things and the good ol’e lemon is one of them and what’s really great is that most of us Kiwis have a lemon tree in our own back yard or have a friendly neighbour who has one. If they are not that friendly leap over the fence at night and grab a few – they won’t miss them!
Why do we recommend using lemons? ‘The whole fruit and nothing but the fruit’ as the awesome Kiwi juice company Charlie’s quote – they help to cleanse your body inside and out. Having a glass of water with freshly squeezed lemon juice daily not only promotes a healthy digestive system it really helps if you suffer from aches and pains especially arthritis. You can even add a pinch of natural Himalayan Salt which is loaded with extra nutrients. Lemons are high in sodium which is essential for the elimination of waste from the body cleansing the lymphatic system and assisting with the prevention of hardened arteries. A great source of phosphorus as well which helps with the function of the nervous system. All phosphorus foods help repair the brain, improve your memory and promote your creative side! Lemons applied to the skin act as a natural antiseptic and help keep the skin slightly acidic but did you know when you take lemons internally they alkalize the body keeping it slightly alkaline on the inside! They are high in vitamin c which is a great antioxidant protecting cells from any damage caused by free radicals. Great for those lines and wrinkles as the vitamin c plays a major role in the formation of collagen in the skin.
SECRET TIP: By washing a lemon and freezing it you can use the whole lemon. Grate it on top of any meals everyday so you consume all of the healthy nutrients from this amazing fruit, your meals not only taste great and you get to live a longer and healthier life. So grab your lemons, give them a good wash, freeze them and grate them and start getting these amazing health benefits today. You know your whole body will love you for it!!!!!