The Obesity Epidemic:
My information comes from the book: The 100, Count Only Sugar Calories and Lose Up To 18 lbs. in 2 Weeks by Jorge Cruise.
"The spike in weight coincided with the lowering of fat in the diets, while raising the consumption of sugars and carbohydrates" says Jorge Cruise.
"It's important to realize that all forms of carbohydrates are simply and ultimately sugars." Jorge added.
In reading the book it becomes obvious that we have been told to eat the foods that would make us become fat.
I am not a doctor or scientist, but all this information seems to make sense.
Type 2 Diabetes has been on the rise since we have been told to eat this way. By the 1990's one in four Americans had become obese.
Now, around 68 percent of Americans are obese or overweight.
So, how are we going to change this trend?
Jorge says the answer is simple. Consume no more than 100 Sugar Calories a day.
The big difference here is his definition of Sugar Calories. All carbs are sugar calories. He suggests distributing the sugar calories throughout the day and not to consume them in one meal.
I am going to start the diet on Monday. I get 2 choices:
Option 1: Follow the 1 Menu
Option 2: Follow My Meal Planner
Now the thing is to decide which Option to start with. I can actually mix the two options if it works better for me. He suggests planning your meals for the entire week and making a shopping list so you are prepared and ready to go.
Jorge says some of his most successful clients prepare as much of the food as possible ahead of time to make their meals effortless.
His menu for Option 1, Week 1, Day 1, consists of 1501 Calories, but only 33 Sugar Calories.
His meal planner first day consists of 1178 Calories, or 41 Sugar Calories.
As you can see, you get a decent amount of Calories and you can eat Freebies until you are no longer hungry.
Once I start eating the new plan, I will show you what I am eating and let you know how the plan is working.
I am excited about trying out this new diet and can't wait to see how well it works.
He says this is not a Low-Carb Diet, nor a Low Glycemic Index, Diet, rather, a best of both worlds.
Jorge has one big surprise in the book: He says that exercise is not effective at helping you lose weight. He says it is great for overall fitness and has many other benefits, it just doesn't help you to lose weigh.
I for one know that it makes me look better when I exercise. It helps to get rid of the flab. I guess when you are building muscle it stretches out that flabby old skin.
Well, I am about ready to go!
I hope you will be coming along to see how this works!!
My previous posts about what I have learned from book are here.
My New Diet Plan For Fast Weight Loss
My Weight: Losing 18 Lbs. In Two Weeks
The 100! Can You Really Count Only Sugar Calories and Lose up To 18 Lbs in 2 Weeks?
This is not a sponsored post. I am receiving nothing to do this. It is my own personal research for my own weight loss.
One last thing:
I told someone at one of the blog hops that I would post my senior picture on my blog. So here goes: