Monday, January 28, 2013

GM Diet

GM Diet

What is GM Diet
GM Diet has developed a management plan for weight loss of the General Motors Corporation and their employees to stay in shape. This system includes the power consumption of certain foods per day, as opposed to weekly plans like Atkins and South Beach Diet. What is an internal program for individuals within the General Motors Corporation, a phenomenon in today's world. GM diet grew at a popular diet in the course of time on the train and worked very popular among people looking for a diet plan that.GM Diet and diet plan only to help reduce your close to 10-17 pounds in 7 days. Weight reduction is the main objective, have more with the added benefit of reducing the weight, feel good, look good any resulting experience. Not only improves the mental state and attitude of the person after feeding, of course, it will also help cleanse and detoxify the body. In fact a lot of people follow the plan once every 6 months to clean and disinfect, especially not weight loss. 

Does the GM Diet Work? 
Even if there was a diet very popular over the years, there are still questions about the effectiveness of GM foods. According to recent studies, this diet. Is effective in reducing excess weight at a rapid pace While normal strategies of weight loss to encourage more lost 1 pound per week, can help get rid of GM food up to £ 10 week just in search of their food intake regime.At the same time, however, this diet can be overwhelming for beginners like it. Change in food intake, which consists mainly of raw fruits and vegetables and less meat portionsThe effectiveness of GM foods should be complemented by regular exercise, since, according to nutrition experts, diet alone, leave the individual tired and weak. Through routine exercise to 10 minutes a day, the body would speed up your metabolism and keep it in a position with dietary requirements. The followers of this diet plan would also benefit from regular exercise because they like the natural energy and use the books they are expressed in more productive activities.
How to prepare for GM foods 
For those who plan, GM foods will follow their management regime of weight loss, they must be able to withstand excessive sweating, occasional sensation of hunger and the momentary weakness, since they are among the side effects most common in the early days eating routine.One way to prepare for GM foods is to stay hydrated. In other words, water consumption should be monitored regularly, least 8-10 glasses per day. This is because when the body welcomes the effects of genetically modified foods should be added to water and energy metabolism. Those that immediately follow diet system may suffer from muscle pain and weakness incessant increase body temperature and discomfort, and all that could be regulated by adequate amounts of water in the body.Avoid drinking alcohol should also be observed when. GM food preparation This is because alcohol prevents the effects of nutrition takes place in and disciples would just end up with his weight loss progress, even after the defeat of the week weight management. Alcohol also causes water retention, people get rid of excess fluids to prevent their systems. 

Weight loss goals and objectives 
The main reason for the development of GM diet is average age of employees of General Motors Corporation, helping to lose weight and be healthier because they are only a few years in retirement. Under this diet plan followers were to get rid of extra pounds they have, as it triggers various health risks that may affect their work in the company and at the same time prevent them from enjoying retirement.But those who plan to follow the GM diet, the following objectives:• Presentation of books to an overall height weight ratio to achieve the body mass.• Discover a system of own body by detoxifying effect routine.• Get a better toned muscle by extra exercise.• Prevent. The emergence of diseases such as obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and arthritisProponents of GM foods should also be strict, but at the same time managing weight loss goals, do not diet to feel the side effects. These include:Is achieved by the diet in daily schedules, until the desired weight.
The diet on a weekly basis weight obtained with proper exercise can be combined to hold to avoid episodes of fatigue risks to health and others. 

Side effects of GM food 
As a fast diet plan that GM foods has also become known for its side effects. Like many other quick weight loss diets can disciples conditions GM diet experience such as:Sudden muscle weakness. This is because the muscles of adequate amounts of protein in the early days of the diet being robbed. This condition can be regulated when the system can be used provided that the nutrient therapy.
Incessant thirst and dehydration. Those who follow the GM diet also feel constantly thirsty and even suffer from dehydration are used as fluids through the body to promote metabolic processes. Readers are therefore invited to take more water to prevent the onset of dehydration and a feeling rejuvenated.
Headache and malaise. People who may in the early days of the GM diet headache and malaise, as they are still used in the process of getting used to the effects of diet. These are usually psychosomatic as supporters submitted must resist cravings that their diet is to achieve the objectives.Side effects of genetically modified foods are also similar to those of other diets, but these can be effectively managed by• After processing sequentially and chronologically. Jump days and fraud on food consumption can only lead to inefficiency of food, but almost always extra unwanted pounds.• supplementing the diet with proper exercise, rest and water intake. By supporting the body system with regular exercise, drinking water and rest, the body is able to adjust the settings for your system at a rate way and avoid the side effects of routine. It would also lead to greater efficiency and easy maintenance.

GM Diet Food

Monday, November 2, 2009


Hammer your conditioning at home with this full-body blast

You want to lose pounds, shed fat and preserve muscle through the magic of high-intensity interval training (HUT], but you need a break from cardio machines and want a progression that'll take 10 minutes or less. Our old-school setup — a barbell and plates, some floor space and a measure of testicular fortitude — will give your conditioning the boost it deserves.

YOUR SOLUTION: The workout below is as adaptable as it is convenient. It consists of four rounds of four exercises, five reps each, with only one minute of rest between rounds to push your heart rate through the roof — and you don't have to move more than 3 feet in any. direction. We've provided a terrific starter routine here, but these circuits can be arranged in any permutation you're comfortable with. Just remember, the Olympic lifts we've listed — the power clean, burpee clean and snatch — will take the most out of you, so designate them as your anchor exercises and experiment from there.

The basic idea behind HIIT is to perform a specific period of all-out exercise followed by a relatively short rest period, then repeat for an allotted total workout time or until you complete all the exercises. When you're looking to improve your endurance — your anaerobic capacity, in this case — it's important to monitor your work-rest intervals, or the ratio of how long you're moving to how long you're at rest. Make sure you keep your rest periods uniform between each round of the circuit, and decrease the amount of time you rest as you increase the amount of work you do in subsequent weeks as your body begins to adapt to HIIT-style workouts.



Round 1: Power Clean, Bent-Over Row, Push-Up, Burpee

Round 2: Power Clean + Clean-Grip Snatch , Bent-Over Row, Push-Up, Burpee

Round 3: Burpee Clean3, Bent-Over Row, Push-Up, Burpee

Round 4: Snatch, Bent-Over Row, Push-Up, Burpee

* Perform each round of the routine as a circuit with no rest between exercises. Do five reps of each exercise. Once you complete a round, rest one minute and then begin the next round.
* If you've never done a taxing circuit like this before, you may need longer rest periods. Start with 90 seconds; after a few weeks, begin reducing the rest by 10 seconds each week.
* Begin with a manageable amount of weight — 95 pounds for Olympic lifting novices — and try to complete at least two rounds with perfect form before you add weight to the bar.
* 1 a power clean followed immediately by a snatch, using a clean grip (hands narrower than traditional snatch grip)
* 2 a burpee performed with your hands on the bar, not the floor, followed immediately by a clean

Super-Simple Tricks to Drop Lbs

Skip the fad diets and give these seven new science-based strategies a try

That's the percentage of carbs that should be in your diet if you really want to stick to your plan and reach your ideal body weight, says a new Canadian study. Why? Diets that are low in carbs (but high in protein) are hard to maintain. And good carbohydrates (fruit, whole grains) deliver lots of appetite-busting fiber and less saturated fat, which is better for your heart.

250 calories gone!
You'll eat that many fewer calories if you dine with a man instead of chowing down with a group of your female friends, a new study says. Women eating together ate almost 800 calories each; a woman eating with a man had about 550.

Tweet off the pounds
Microblogging can power up your weight loss. categorizes the foods you eat and tracks and tallies your calories. Create an online food diary at TweetWhatYou Eat .com, then send direct messages to @TWYE to log calories. Get group weight-loss support at Tweet

16 ounces
That's how much water you should drink before each meal to lose an additional 4½ pounds every three months when you're dieting, according to a new study in Obesity. Makes sense: Researchers think you eat less because the water makes you feel full.

45 minutes of fall hiking will burn off the 300 calories in your morning bagel.

Stay full longer with omega-3s
Omega-3 fats can help your body burn more calories and trigger hormones in your tummy that help you feel full longer, Australian researchers say. Get yours the yummy way.

* Purslane Make a big salad with these tasty greens; they have more omega-3s than any other leafy green.
* Flaxseed Grind up flaxseed (below) and sprinkle it on your yogurt or cereal.
* Scallops Pan-sear or broil scallops for omega-3s from the sea. Pacific halibut and wild Alaskan salmon are good choices, too.

Weigh better! A few small changes can push you (and your scale) in the right direction.

The sweet smell of dieting success
You eat when you're bored? Next time, sniff coffee beans instead — a sneaky way to slow down your urge to snack, from psychologist and mindfulness expert Susan Albers, PsyD, author of the new 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Starch Blocker Diet

Offers Hope For Those Who Can't Give Up Comfort Foods

The biggest news in weight management this year is the use of starch-blocking supplements. The introduction of this approach was heralded in the important new book, The Starch Blocker Diet, released this spring by HarperCollins publishers.

The Starch Blocker Diet, by Steven Rosenblatt, M.D., Ph.D., and veteran health science author Cameron Stauth, describes an entirely new approach to weight control. In this approach, dieters take nonprescription starch blockers in order to neutralize the calories from the starchy foods they eat.

"This diet is truly revolutionary," notes Dr. Rosenblatt, one of America's most prominent physicians practicing integrative medicine. "It's the first approach that doesn't put the entire onus for success upon the patient. For once, science is doing the heavy lifting, so to speak, rather than the patients."

The starch blocking ingredient mentioned prominently in the book is Phase 2, which can now be found in a variety of weight loss products available in health food stores. A partial protein extracted from white kidney beans, Phase 2 selectively bonds with the body's starch-digesting enzyme, amylase. For approximately one hour the powerful ingredient puts the amylase in a biochemical "headlock," which prevents the amylase from bonding with starch and digesting it. Therefore, any starch that is eaten during that hour passes through the digestive system in whole-molecule form, undigested, in much the same way that the indigestible fiber from bran does. There are no significant side-effects, but there is a huge benefit in caloric reduction. Starch comprises approximately one-fourth to one-third of the average person's diet, so elimination of starch calories automatically results in the elimination of about one-fourth to one-third of all normal caloric intake.

Because Phase 2 neutralizes only starch, it doesn't stop the digestion and assimilation of all the other nutrients in starchy foods. The vitamins, minerals, enzymes and proteins in starchy foods, such as grains or vegetables, are all absorbed.

The biochemical action of the ingredient is rarely noticed by the people who take it. Less than one percent of those using Phase 2 experience minor gas or bloating and this typically ceases within about 24 hours, as the body adjusts to its new digestive pattern.

"The beauty of this approach," says Cameron Stauth, who was also coauthor of the international bestseller, Brain Longevity, "is that it respects the power of the natural human desire to eat, and does not try to subvert, alter, or deny this urge. Therefore, this is the first truly realistic weight management program--the only one that deals with people the way they are instead of the way they should be."

The Starch Blocker Diet, available now at most bookstores, states that there are five major factors that set this diet apart.

(1) This is the first nondenial diet. People can actually eat even more calories than previously because many of these calories will not be absorbed.

(2) This is the first no-hunger weight program. Abdominal fullness, caused by calorie-neutralized starchy foods, causes the neurological "stretch receptors" in the stomach to turn off hunger. In addition, insulin stability, achieved by blocking starch calories, stops blood sugar swings, which also helps prevent hunger.

(3) This is the first weight program that safely directs the body to burn stored fat. Unlike low-calorie diets, it doesn't rely upon high-fat foods, which can hurt health. Unlike low-fat diets, it doesn't require a high intake of carbohydrates, which disrupts insulin stability.

Instead, the starch blocker diet makes exercise burn body fat more efficiently by reducing stored carbohydrates in the muscles and liver, which the body must deplete before it can begin to burn fat.

(4) This is the first weight management approach that appears capable of relieving complications from diabetes. The diet has been clinically shown to arrest some of the symptoms of diabetes and it also controls the precursor conditions of diabetes, including hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and Syndrome X.

(5) This is the first weight program that has neither physical nor psychological side effects. It doesn't employ general stimulants, metabolic stimulants or appetite suppressants. It doesn't raise cholesterol, as do some low-carb, high-fat diets. It doesn't destabilize insulin levels, as do some low-fat, high-carb diets. It doesn't create a psychological sense of deprivation caused by denial. In fact, it actually improves mood chemistry by stopping the blood sugar and hormonal fluctuations that cause mood swings.

"When I go on TV shows to talk about the book," Stauth says, "the interviewers are usually just blown away. They can't believe how different this is from the other diets that they've investigated. A lot of them say, 'It sounds too good to be true.' But it is all true, of course, as the research so abundantly indicates."

Research on starch blockers began in 1973, when legendary billionaire Howard Hughes spotted an article in an obscure scientific journal about an experiment in which a group of mice, for unknown reasons, began losing weight and even starving to death while being fed a seemingly nutritious diet--high in white kidney beans. The article speculated that perhaps some form of "antinutrient" had caused the baffling starvation.

Hughes assigned a team of researchers at Miami's Howard Hughes Medical Institute to look into the mystery. By 1982 they had isolated the specific partial-protein in white kidney beans that blocks starch digestion.

Some of the people who were researching starch blockers rushed them to market in 1982 and they quickly became a weight loss fad. However, the Food and Drug Administration ruled that there had not yet been enough research to support a claim for human weight loss so the FDA prohibited starch blockers from being marketed for weight loss. When retailers could no longer sell them for weight management, interest in them waned.

However, researchers at Mayo Clinic remained fascinated by starch blockers, particularly as an anti-diabetes substance. For the next 15 years, Mayo Clinic continued to research starch blockers, completing 13 studies that were all published in peer-reviewed scientific journals including The New England Journal of Medicine.

Over approximately the same time period other institutions also researched starch blockers, including the University of California at San Diego, the University of Illinois and universities in Germany, France, Scotland and Japan. The interest in Japan was particularly keen, resulting in 11 separate studies between 1992 and 2001.

Between 1980 and 2003 a total of 42 studies were completed by researchers in America and abroad. Virtually all of the studies had extremely positive, promising outcomes.

Even as late as the mid-1990s, however, no institution had developed a refinement process that could deliver a highly potent version of starch blockers at a price most people could afford. This problem was eventually solved though, by researchers working on behalf of Pharmachem Laboratories of New Jersey, one of the country's largest producers of bulk supplement products.

By 2000, Pharmachem researchers were satisfied with their formula. Pharmachem project director Mitchell Skop later remarked, "What we had produced was so different from the original formulas that we call it 'Phase 2'." The new ingredient was markedly stronger than the Mayo Clinic's substance. It was more concentrated, more stable in the gastrointestinal tract and was completely free of impurities.

Skop authorized an aggressive program of testing Phase 2 for weight loss in humans. The results were significant and conclusive.

Studies at the University of Scranton proved that Phase 2 reduced activity of the starch-digesting enzyme amylase by an average of 66 percent.

The most impressive study to date though, was performed by Jay Udani, M.D., director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Northridge Hospital, a U.C.L.A. affiliate. In Dr. Udani's study, patients on Phase 2 lost 230 percent more weight than patients on placebo, and lost 40 percent more in waist measurements than the patients in the control group. The Phase 2 group also had a 370 percent better reduction in triglycerides.

"Apparently," concluded Dr. Udani, "the starch blocker substance contributed to persistent and steady weight loss."

Over many years of bariatric research it has become apparent that will power alone is not a practical solution to the epidemic of obesity that has struck America. Weight management, for large scale populations, requires an approach that is scientifically sound, safe, powerful and compatible with long-term use. It has been exceptionally difficult to find a substance that provides this rare combination of factors.

Finally, though, there appears to be reason for great optimism.


There are many diet books written every day, and, most of the time, they are books devoted to one diet. Each diet book often contains one diet which an author may write about for 200 pages. Usually this diet is condensable to several pages.

It is wonderful that we have so many diets, since every disease requires a specific diet. There is a diet for osteoporosis, a diet for hypertension, a diet for obesity, a diet for arthritis, a diet for heart disease, a diet for diabetes, a diet for virtually every disease. Often there are several valuable diets for one disease.

There are some basic fundamental rules for the generally healthy person to follow. These rules make up the Basic Health Diet, which is the diet of which all other diets are a variation.

It eliminates simple sugars, MSG, corn syrup, corn starch, flour, pickling, nitrates, or other preservatives used in food preparation.

Concerning protein foods, it emphasizes fish first, for its great cardiovascular preventive benefits. Secondly, it emphasizes chicken, turkey and other fowl. Thirdly, it includes at a very reduced rate, either beef or veal once a week. Pork and shellfish are the least valuable protein sources. Pork is frequently fatty and filled with nitrates and preservatives. Shellfish is relatively high in cholesterol and low in cardiovascular protective fish oils. Shellfish also contains hepatitis A virus.

Eggs are permitted, but generally no more than seven per week. If cholesterol is a problem, this is because, although blood cholesterol levels are not necessarily related to cholesterol intake, there is for some people a relationship between too much cholesterol intake and high serum cholesterol.

High cholesterol intake, when combined with other poor eating habits, will definitely lead to serum cholesterol build-up. Carbohydrateholics (addicted to junk food) usually have high cholesterol.

Nuts are permitted on the diet as a basic snack, including nut butters, if they are without simple sugars like glucose. So are soy flour and textured soy products permitted. The type of nuts that need to be emphasized, however, are high in polyunsaturated oils and low in salurated fats. These include English walnuts, almonds, pecans, and sunflower seeds. While nuts that are high in salurated fats, such as pistachios and cashews are usually less healthful, except in the case of a weight-gain diet.

For most people, dairy products are permitted, particularly milk, except in the case of lactose-intolerant individuals or individuals on a low-estrogen diet. Cheeses can be permitted, with less of the aged, salty cheeses, and more of the fresh cheeses, such as cottage cheese, ricotta, farmer cheese, etc. being emphasized. Avoid diet cheeses, cheese spreads, or cheese foods such as Velveeta, because they are generally high in carbohydrates or have additives. Cream and butter should be used at a complete minimum, since they promote cancer and heart disease. Non-dairy lighteners or creamers are completely forbidden, due to the high saturated oil and toxic aluminum content.

When using oils and fats, most individuals should emphasize either polyunsaturated oils (sunflower, safflower) or monosaturated fat (olive oil). Polyunsaturated oil content is highest in safflower, then sunflower, walnut, soybean and sesame. These oils are especially good for individuals with heart disease and hypertension. Yet, olive oil is better for cholesterol lowering. Linseed oil may also serve this same purpose. Mayonnaise is a saturated fat, and is to be avoided. Fried oils as well as baked hydrogenated oils are all dangerous saturated fats.

Complex carbohydrates are the goal. All vegetables steamed and cooked can be taken freely. Generally, there should be less use of starchy vegetables, which increase weight gain, and may increase craving for sweets. These include peas, corn, carrots and beets.

Grains should be emphasized. Fiber is an extremely important component of grains, because it lowers cholesterol which reduces heart disease as well as the risk of a variety of cancers (speeds elimination of toxins), and treats irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. All grains are allowed as whole-grains or cereals. White flour, white rice, white bread or other refined carbohydrates must be avoided. Whole grain breads, crackers, and pasta are made with yeast, and they are allowed depending on the person's diet. (Matzoh and sour-dough bread are examples of no-yeast products.) Spinach pasta may substitute for a white pasta.

Some vegetables and grains with high carbohydrate content include brown rice, kasha, oats, corn, cracked wheat, millet, peas, lentil beans, parsnips and acorn squash. These are acceptable if you are not trying to lose weight.

Fruit is excellent under most conditions, because its high water content is good for the skin, and it has many valuable nutrients. Excessive fruit juice-drinking can lead to sugar-cravings and mood instability. Fruit is valuable, particularly in the case of bananas and apples, for lowering cholesterol, or in the case of other high-potassium fruits, which are important in heart arrhythmia, stroke prevention, or in bowel regularity.

Lemon, lime, vegetable juice, and olives are allowed, although olives need to be removed from a low-salt diet, and avocados need to be eliminated from a low-fat diet.

The Atkins Diet Reconsidered

Back in 2000, Prevention reported on popular high-protein diets, saying that a diet higher in fat (the healthy kind such as monounsaturated fats) and protein--if these foods replaced refined carbs such as white bread and cookies--might actually be healthier for some people. But at the time, we were not convinced of the merits of the Atkins diet in particular, because of its high level of saturated fats and severe limits on certain types of vegetables, fruit, and dairy products.

What changed our minds are the many success stories that we've heard. "I saw people like Scott Case who tried to lose weight so many times and finally succeeded on the Atkins diet," says Prevention Nutrition Editor Holly McCord. "I had to ask myself--do the drawbacks of the Atkins diet really outweigh the dangers of being obese all your life?"

The American Heart Association does not support the diet because of its high fat content. But as of now, there's no clear-cut evidence that the Atkins diet is harmful for most people. That's why the National Institutes of Health is beginning a 5-year study of this diet. In the meantime, we do know that being obese contributes to many serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers.

"We'll know more in 5 years, but my guess is we'll find that most people are healthier if they lose weight and keep it off on the Atkins diet than if they stay obese," McCord says. "What Scott Case eats now is healthier than what I see many low-fat, high-carb people eat, which is tons of refined carbs such as bagels and pretzels. He's eating far more vegetables than he was before, and he isn't struggling to maintain his weight loss."

Headline-Making Diet Comparison Delivers a Mixed Message

What's the real takeaway of the recent, much-publicized study in Israel pitting the controversial Atkins diet against low-fat and Mediterranean-style plans? That depends on your point of view:

* The Atkins Research Foundation, which partly financed the study but had no role in the trial, called it "a vindication" because the Atkins group lost the most weight over two years — an average 12 pounds, compared to 10 on the Mediterranean diet and 7.3 on the low-fat diet.
* The Mediterranean Foods Alliance pointed out that the 45 women among the 322 dieters actually lost more weight on the Mediterranean diet — 14 pounds versus 5 on Atkins and less than a pound on the low-fat diet. Moreover, an Alliance statement argued, "The 'Atkins-style' low-carb diet used in the study might better be described as 'Atkins goes Med.'"
* Because all three groups showed improvements in the ratio of good (HDL) to bad (LDL) cholesterol and other health indicators, lead author Iris Shai, PhD, RD, of Ben Gurion University of the Negev emphasized, "This suggests that healthy diet has beneficial effects beyond weight loss."
* In a Reuters interview, Shai added another takeaway: "The good news is, we have alternatives." Senior author Meir Stampfer, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston elaborated: "The findings suggest that because Mediterranean and low-carbohydrate diets are effective alternatives to low-fat diets, individual preferences could be taken into consideration when tailoring dietary interventions for weight loss."

The study garnered headlines — and so many opinions — in part because of its unusual design: a two-year trial conducted at a remote nuclear research center in Dimona, Israel. Because of the setting, where most participants ate lunch in a cafeteria with color-coded servings to help stick to each plan, and avoidance of "extreme diet protocols," 85% stuck with their assigned diet. The lowfat and Mediterranean diets did have calorie restrictions — 1,800 calories daily for men, 1,500 for women.

Besides restricting processed carbs, Atkins dieters were counseled to choose vegetarian sources of fat and protein. "But the main sources of protein were animal origin," Dr. Stampfer notes.

Average starting weight was about 200 pounds. All three groups lost the most weight in the first five months, then regained some but not all of the lost pounds.

Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the findings in part echo another diet "face-off" in 2007, where the Atkins plan also prevailed (see the June 2007 Healthletter). The real lesson for weight loss may be similar: The low-carb Atkins diet seems to work because it's simple. Susan B. Roberts, PhD, director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at Tufts' Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and author of the forthcoming The Instinct Diet, says losing weight is easier for some people when they cut out whole classes of foods, like processed carbohydrates.

"Other people prefer to keep a few treats and watch what they eat," Roberts adds. "The good thing is that there are several ways to eat that work. However, simpler is definitely good. When you have simple rules about what you can and can't eat, it's simpler to stick to those rules."