There’s a good saying a friend and trainer at my gym once said to me:
“You can’t out-train a bad diet”
This is why you see fit, FAT people.
I run marathons and I see many over-weight people at races. They’ve obviously put in the hours and miles of training, yet they are still unable to shift the excess fat.
On the other end of the scale, you get ‘naturally thin’ people. You know, those annoying ones who seem to be able to ‘eat anything’ and not exercise and still remain lean and fit-looking!
Well, there is a secret that these ‘naturally thin’ people know and apply. In fact, many of them who follow this principle don’t even know they’re doing it but they get the same results anyway, which means that it can work for anyone.
Let’s start this by looking at what DOESN’T work for long-term fat loss:
- The Paleo or Atkins Diet – people who follow either of these high protein diets, which have a big emphasis on acidic animal products, do NOT experience long-term weight loss – just look at the pioneers of these diets Dr Fatkins and Loren Cordain. Plus, these high protein and high fat diets are cancer and heart disease waiting to happen. Read more in my article on the Paleo Diet Exposed
- Pills or meal replacement shakes and the like. We all know people who have been on some kind of meal replacement programme like Herbal Life and have had some good results, only to gain all the weight back and more when their poor bodies finally give up and demand that they eat at a huge rate to compensate. Food scarcity and starvation will do nothing for you but mess up your metabolism and cause food obsessions and yo-yoing with how you eat. Trust me – been there done that.
- Consuming ‘sugar free’ and ‘low calorie/low carb’ products – like diet soda drinks. These are rife with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, high-fructose corn syrup, sorbitol, xylitol, saccharin, acesulfame-K. Not only are these terrible for your health and linked with all kinds of diseases, like cancer, they also cause you to CRAVE carbohydrates more. So ironically, the net effect is an increased calorie intake.
These 3 common weight loss approached do not work because, above all, they involve eating a lot of acidic foods.
So what’s the secret to losing fat and alkalizing your body without having to exercise heavily?
High carb, low fat.
Yep, sounds simple. Well, it is.
If you haven’t read my report yet “The 10 Most Dangerous Mistakes YOU Probably Make with Your Diet & Health — And What to Do About It” then do grab yourself a copy because I go into more depth about why carbs should NOT be a dirty word in your diet vocabulary, but rather the main staple.
The optimum ratio of carbs, proteins and fats is 80:10:10 respectively, by calories. This ratio was pioneered by Dr Douglas Graham and has been tried and tested time and again, showing that it’s best for energy, health, healing, athletic performance and weight management.
So if you’re a 2000 calorie per day woman then 1600 calories should be coming from carbs, 200 calories from proteins and 200 calories from fats.
Lots of leafy greens and vegetables – as much of it raw as possible.
Plus lots of fruits. LOTS
If you’re in doubt as to the role of fruit on an alkaline diet, check my article here.
So why high carb and low fat?
By eating this way, you ‘turn off’ your ‘fat genes’. What? We have FAT GENES? Yep, we do!
I have spent a year putting together a simple diet system that incorporates the principle of turning off your fat genes. It’s called The Alkaline 5 Diet that gives you a complete plan for eating healthfully as well as sustainable, long-term fat loss.