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12 Easy Tips to Turn on Fat-Burning Conditions:

  1. Eliminate all sugared beverages from your home, including soda, fruit drinks, etc.
  2. Divide your weight in half and drink that many ounces of water daily.
  3. Keep insulin levels down with high-fiber, whole foods and avoid all processed foods.
  4. Wait at least 20 minutes before serving second portions.
  5. Buy leisure time for TV, Facebook, texting, and so forth with minutes given toward physical activity. And walk at least 30 minutes daily.
  6. Get 8+ hours of sound sleep every night.
  7. Seriously increase intake of leafy greens, green vegetables, and non-starchy raw vegetables from all other colors of the rainbow. Eat them plain, or with dips, and add them to various cooked dishes. For example add chopped raw veggies to your rice and beans dishes, just before serving. 
  8. Enjoy legumes (beans, lentils, and split peas) freely.
  9. Enjoy grains and starchy vegetables according to energy needs.
  10. Eat sufficient fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth.
  11. Do something kind to lift and help another every day.
  12. Get 100% right with self, man, and God and do it now!

 

7 Fat-Burning Conditions

  • Decreased Blood Glucose and Insulin levels: Insulin is responsible for carrying blood glucose to the cells for the production of energy and for storing excess blood glucose as fat. When blood glucose and insulin levels are chronically high fat-storing is turned on and remains on until insulin levels decrease. Elevated levels also lead to the retention of excess body fluids. Decreased glucose and insulin levels enable a fat-burning condition and support the release of excess water weight.
  • Increased Glucagon Levels: Glucagon is a hormone that helps release stored fat so that it can be used to create energy for metabolism. Glucagon also facilitates the release of excess retained water. As you establish nature’s balance between insulin and glucagon levels in the blood, the body releases excess stores of fluids and fats. 
  • Increased Lipolysis: Lipolysis is the release of fat from fat stores into the bloodstream as fatty acids, which then enters the cells where they are used in the creation of energy. Lipolysis, or the release of fatty acids, increases by over 50% during short-term intermittent fasting of 18 to 24 hours, and limiting caloric intake to fat-burning foods (see below. By comparison, lipolysis turns off whenever blood-glucose levels exceed normal (70 to 110 mg/dl of blood). 
  • Increased Epinephrine and Norepinephrine Levels: These hormones, also known as adrenalin and noradrenaline, increase during short-term intermittent fasting and when limiting food intake to known fat-burning foods (see below). This increase leads to a speedy release of both stored fat and glycogen, and also to an increase in the heart rate and subsequent blood flow to skeletal muscles. These hormones also increase the oxygen supply to the brain, and they enable sharpened vision and suppressed inflammation.  
  • Thermogenesis: Thermogenesis is heat production in skeletal muscles, which causes as much as 30 percent of excess calories to be burned to create this heat, rather than be stored as fat. This effect is seen most vividly among populations that consume 90 percent of their calories from vegetables, fruits, and legumes. This calorie-buffering gift from God enables you to eat until you are satisfied, without storing excess calories as body fat. 
  • Growth Hormone: Intermittent fasts of 18 to 24 hours between meals leads to growth hormone increases of up to six fold. Research demonstrates that such fasting does not decrease muscle mass or slow down metabolism. Rather, it supports the building and preservation of muscle mass and basal metabolic rate (calories burned while at rest). A similar effect is created while eating fat-buring foods (see below).
  • Vital Nutrient Stores: The lack of any vital nutrient leads to irrepressible hunger, to the overconsumption of calories and to the storing of excess body fat. A steady fat-burning condition is best supported when vital nutrients needed for metabolism are replenished most efficiently. This is best accomplished by consuming foods that provide the full spectrum of nutrients needed for metabolism, as well as an abundance of dietary fiber that acts like a broom to absorb and carry waste out of the digestive tract to be excreted from the body. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes most easily maintain vital nutrient reserves.

Employ the following fat-burning strategies to turn on the above seven conditions:

Strategy 1: Fat-Burning Foods 

Science has demonstrated that many herbs, fruits, and legumes do not readily lead to the storing of body fat. Rather, they lead to the burning of more calories than they supply and are called negative-calorie foods. These foods, of all foods, are believed to best support the seven fat-burning conditions above. Some of these foods burn up to twice as many calories as they supply, while at the same time they are rich sources of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidant strength. Most Americans today maintain bodies that are in a chronic fat-storing state, but centering diet on these negative-calorie foods help the body to maintain the preceding seven important fat-burning conditions while supplying the body with important vital reserves. The following is a list of these foods:

Vegetables: Most all vegetables, except high-calorie vegetables such as yams and sweet potatoes. Enjoy the following veggies:

  • Cruciferous veggies: These veggies are rich in fiber and they have low calories content. Since they are rich in fiber, they can help you with bowel movements, and they are very high in vital nutrients per calorie consumed. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are the examples of this type of vegetables. They are also known for their anti-cancer properties.
  • Gourds: They are also rich in fiber as well as low in calories. Squash and cucumbers are included in this family of vegetables.
  • Leafy-Greens: all mild, bold, and bitter greens are rich in fiber, high in nutrient density, and low in calories. They even supply healthful fats. Spinach, lettuce, and kale are examples of such veggies, but there are many more, as depicted in our salad making instructions.
  • Nightshade veggies: Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers are low in calories and high in dietary fiber; peppers also trigger the thermogenic effect, as described above.
  • Root veggies: These include beets, onions, turnips, carrots, radish, and celery.

Fruits: all berries, apples, cantaloupe, cranberries, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, lemon, lime, mango, nectarines, oranges, papaya, peaches, pinapples, raspberries, rhubarb, tangerines, and watermelon. Eating them whole and not blended better sustains fat-burning conditions

Sprouted and Cooked Legumes or Pulses: Sprouted lentils, mung beans, and adzuki beans are fat burning foods, as are cooked legumes such as black beans, pinto beans, white beans, and so forth. 

Oatmeal is also a food that leads to the greater burning of fat because of its ability to cause satiation with relatively few calories.

Brown Rice is not listed as a fat-burning food, but it is a good grain to use to compliment known fat-burning foods. It can be added to a simple salad to create a pleasant and satisfying meal.

Wild Salmon is not known as a fat-burning food, but neither does it readily turn on a fat-storing condition when limited to a sparing intake of 3 to 4 ounces. If you choose to include animal-based foods in your diet, wild Salmon is especially helpful during colder weather months. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and is also a good source of vitamins D and B-12. 


Strategy 2: Short-Term Fasting One Day Per Week

Fat-burning conditions above are most easily achieved by withholding nutritional inputs one day per week for 18 to 24 hours. Many great advances toward developing a healthier body occur while fasting one day per week. And it is proven to be a wonderful and safe lifetime habit for most people. It enhances one's health more than any other single activity. Even after a person reaches ideal body weight, unwanted substances that are hard for the body to eliminate enter the body through the foods we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the hectic lives we live. Short-term intermittent fasting one day per week from the evening meal of one day to the evening meal of the next day (drinking water and unsweetened herbal teas alone) helps to release unwanted substances, toxins, and other wastes from the fat and tissues and helps to restore and maintain vitality and strength.

Gandhi said, "All the vitality and energy I have comes to me because my body is purified by fasting." Recent science has demonstrated that short-term intermittent fasting of 18 to 24 hours does not slow down metabolism or lead to the lost of muscle mass. Rather it enhances both! And because the first six of the above seven fat-burning conditions are enhanced during short-term fasting, you will want to come to enjoy this lifetime habit. 

Success employing this strategy as weight-management tool requires that at the conclusion of any short-term fast that you do not to overeat, but eat only as much as you would in any other single meal. See Original Fast Foods for longer fast instructions and for instructions for diabetics, pregnant, or nursing women and for those who have any of the genetic conditions described in Original Fast Foods.

Strategy 3: Role of Starches

Legumes, starchy vegetables, and grains each contribute to a healthful diet. Avoid all processed versions of these foods and only eat them whole. Legumes most easily sustain proper blood-sugar levels which leads to satisfaction over several hours and are considered to be among the fat-burning foods. Eat a large serving of sprouted or cooked legumes (beans, Mung beans, lentils, adzuki beans, etc.) daily. During periods of weight loss limit intake of starchy vegetables and grains to 1 cup each. For example, one cup of mashed potato and 1 cup of brown rice. The most friendly of the starchy vegetables are yams, sweet potatoes, and all varieties of squashes. When you are physically very active, use more starchy vegetables. If you spend a lot of work time sitting, then limit the starches to one cup per day and eat considerably more non-starchy vegetables.

Strategy 4: Juice or Smoothie Fasting

The body is designed to cleanse and purify itself. Sound whole-food nutritional inputs, regular exercise, and good sleep enable the body to cleanse without employing today's juice- and smoothie-feasting extremes. It is sufficient to simply drink more water. Fruit juice is a concentrated sugar source and smoothies are blended so thoroughly that they absorb into the bloodstream many times faster than their whole-food counter parts that are chewed and swallowed. Faster is not better in most all cases, and we are better off respecting nature's natural digestive rates. We do not recommend long-term juice or smoothie fasts. However, as a smoothie dessert here or there, or devoting a day every now and then to drink fresh-pressed juices can give the digestive system renewing rest, and can also give you a break now and then from prepping and preparing meals. But on the whole, enjoy such juices as sparing compliments to an otherwise whole foods diet.

Fast from whole foods one day per week while drinking water, herbal teas, fresh fruit and vegetables juices, and vegetables broths alone. More prolonged fasting in this manner can be beneficial to the body if the use of fresh juices is complimented abundantly with pure water, herbal teas, and vegetables broths. 

Because of how swiftly fresh juices enter the bloodstream, always sip and savor fresh-pressed juices over a two-hour period or longer, sipping first some juice, and then some water, herbal tea, or vegetable broth, and alternate back and forth.

The fast absorption of nutrients is detrimental for diabetics and others who suffer from insulin resistance, which is over 98 percent of today's population. By sipping fresh juices slowly over time, interspersing the non-sugared drinks mentioned above, you will overcome unnecessary blood sugar spikes that will turn your body into a fat-storing machine, and will turn-off the fat-burning conditions you want to maintain. Always sip and savor rather than guzzle and gulp drinks that are high in natural sugars. See the following link to consider various recipes to help you better hydrate:

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Other Slenderizing Secrets: To further enhance natural fat-burning conditions elucidated above be sure to also study and employ the following non-food recommendations:

  1. Exercise, Fresh Air, and Deep Breathing
  2. Sound Sleep Benefits
  3. Spiritual Health

Each of these has a profound impact upon the overall health of the body. Learning to create a healthful balance of proper diet, sound exercise, proper sleep, adequate outdoor time, deep breathing, and a peaceful and loving spirit cannot be over-emphasized. We are fist spirt and then body; our bodies are meant to become tabernacles wherein God's glory abides. Anything that leads us to compromise our mortal tabernacle and its ability to be a fit dwelling place for God's spirit tends to disrupt our vitality and overall health.

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Where does Greek Yogurt fit in here? Is it best as a maintenance food? or can it be used daily for slenderizing?

Animal-based foods such as yogurt do not inhibit weight loss, so long as they are not overeaten. While they are not essential, they might be helpful to you Julie if you limit their use to about 200 calories.

Thankyou.Appreciate your efforts

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