This is the BEST and MOST effective Weight Management
and Dietary System available.
You won't believe how easy and effective it is. When you understand how it works- it will change your life forever.
We all know that dieting as we know it, doesn't work. There has never been more diet programs or books written on this subject than there are today. The dieting and weight loss industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. Just look at the New York Times best seller list, it is filled with the latest and greatest crash diets that will have you looking like a model before bikini season. What's amazing is that despite having all these books, weight gain is a North American epidemic. As many as 70% of North Americans are overweight and most are considered obese! Did you know that North Americans' spend over 1 Billion dollars each year to try and lose weight.
Fit For Life® has united some of the finest minds in the health, fitness, and nutrition industries to formulate the ultimate Lifestyle program. Why Lifestyle? Weight management should be about the long term results and your health not just making it for bikini season at any cost. We have brought together a program with input from people like: Judith Jackson who authored the book, "The Magic of Well-Being" and John M. Freeman M.D.'s book, "Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal". Dr. Martin Feldman, M.D. and Dr. Peter J.D'Adamo's research into food and blood typing are well respected throughout the medical community and are contributors to this safe, individualized program. Dr. Neil Barnard, M.D.'s "Foods That Cause you to Lose Weight (The negative calorie effect)" has been a best-seller and the research and science is part of the "unlimited foods" section of our Lifestyle system, and many more.
Once you have completed your extensive program enrollment
form, which we can mail or email to you, simply fax it to us for the
detailed analysis, production, processing, printing and shipping of
your Personalized FFL Weight Management Program.
The truth is, all the information needed for a healthy weight loss program is available. We're not waiting for some laboratory somewhere to make a big discovery about health and weight loss. One of the problems is that until now, no one has taken the time to do the thousands of hours of research and analysis to put it all together. After many years Fit For Life® has done just that.
The Fit For Life® Lifestyle program uses genetic typing and biochemical analysis to determine the foods that are best for you. These foods will give you proper nutrition that will help you with your vitality, and energy naturally without chemicals or supplements! In addition, we provide you with specific exercises that are safe and easy to do at home to reshape, and strengthen your body. But that's not all, the science and research that went into this effective program is included in an easy to read format, so you have the knowledge and the tools to change your life, and your lifestyle permanently. You will never need to buy another diet book or program for the rest of your life. We guarantee it*!
You're not alone in this change of lifestyle. One of our counselors will be your lifestyle "coach". They will mentor you and guide you every step of the way. It's like having your own personal cheerleader and they remain assigned to you for the entire duration of your program, whether it's 3 months or up to 12 months. This personalized support system is included in your enrollment costs. You can contact your "coach" via e-mail, phone, fax or mail. You will report your personal accomplishments every week using our easy to use forms included in every program. This will help us and you track your results as you gradually, safely make significant, permanent changes. Your quick-start sheet will give you immediate results while eating real food, bought at your local markets without special preparations.
Most weight loss systems are based on eating fewer calories
than you burn. This is called 'starvation'. Our approach is different.
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You have the choice of several easy exercises that you can do without joining the local gym. You can do these programs in the privacy of your own home. Enjoy walking in the evenings as your daily exercise, or perhaps you want to go dancing Friday night! Perfect! You are in control. You will be re-shaping your body and building muscle easily and safely! Your trained counselor is available for you when you are ready. Get advice or encouragement by phone, e-mail, fax or mail. It's up to you. You can have as little coaching as you want or as much as you need. With our quick start guide and a trip to the grocery store, you will be on your way to better health, guaranteed! Your reporting sheets will keep you on track and with over 200 pages of educational and motivational material we give you the knowledge you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can read and learn at your own pace and reach your healthy goals quickly. Most importantly this program is extremely affordable. You will never need to join another gym or start another diet for the rest of your life.
We also offer you a
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if you do your part!
The results are permanent*.
Help reduce potential health risks like:
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It is recommended and we encourage you to consult with your health care professional prior to starting any new diet or exercise program.
Regular System Cost: $499.95 USA or CDN
Start today and just see what a difference the "Fit For Life® System" will make in your life and health.
Your enrolment package will ask for your blood type. If you don't know you can order our home testing bio-kit for only $9.95. Call now and order your Fit For Life® Weight Management System TODAY! Take your first steps towards better health, a better figure, less stress, and above all higher self-esteem right now.
Put those yo-yo diets, crazy schemes, starvation syndromes, diet drugs, weight-loss pills, and unhealthy systems behind you forever. Order your Fit For Life® Weight Management System today and we will have your "Client Application and Enrollment Form" sent out within 24 hours. Call Now!
I'm doing very well and feel good. My clothes are getting loose but
I don't mind waiting a little longer to buy new stuff. I have much
more energy, period! I look forward to lifting weights in the evening
and often start at 8:00 pm for a 40 minute workout. I sleep better
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Fit for Life has really changed my life in the most positive way.
I have lost about 8 inches total off my body and I can now wear a
whole size lower! Everyone I know has also commented I seem to be
glowing from good health. I do believe the Fit for Life program is
honestly one of the best programs available for eating correct foods
for my body type.
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"I was disgusted with my looks, mentally and physically depressed. I just about gave up hope forever of losing my excess pounds, until I was introduced to the Fit For Life® System which has changed my life in every way! My dearest friend and her husband have lost a lot of weight on the "Fit For Life® Program". So, I decided to try it. In the first month I dropped from size 24 to size18. In 10 months I lost 78lbs and 10 dress sizes and now a total of 85lbs and have kept it off for more than a year. I feel like a "new person" and everyone around me cannot believe the difference! I have a lot more energy and I just feel all around good. This is the easiest program I've ever been on. You just follow the instructions and the pounds and inches just fall off, no more ups and downs. The "Fit For Life® System" has changed all that. Thanks a million!
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1 year ago today. I weight 298lbs at my 46 birthday party and mention
to a friend I need to better my
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Once again thanks for ...Fit For Life®... because it helped me get started. Keith
Just to let you know what a great program this is. Since last September I have lost nearly 40 pounds just learning how to eat right and having joined a fitness center. I lost my father last Sept. to heart disease and I decided then that I didn't want to become another statistic. A waiter at a restaurant told me about your website and right away I was hooked. I can't tell you what it has meant to me. I feel great and look forward to working out three to four times a week (2 hrs at a time). I just wanted to thank you for everything.
I am proud to say that I commenced the fit for life
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have recently had 2 babies 21 months apart and would now like to recommence
this lifestyle of eating, as a matter of fact, I already have with
Thank you. I have been doing my FFL program off an
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do, that clearly if the program is followed it works very quickly
Since that trial I have had two more children (3) and I have used my Fit For Life Program to keep my weight and skin under control. I want to thank FFL so very much for my program and for the on-going support I have received. Thank you.
Fit For Life® Weight Management Program with Individual Biochemical Analysis
For many years, so-called "nutritional experts" have fanatically promoted a low protein, low fat, and high carbohydrate diets as the "one-and-only" perfect diet for everyone to follow. They promised that everyone could lose weight and lower their cholesterol while at the same time they could improve their health and over-all fitness.
Well let me tell you now and it has now been verified, that they not are only wrong but dead wrong for many and, health-wise, seriously wrong for millions. These so-called experts, it has now been shown, instead of fulfilling their claimed promises of having the right 'Diet' for everyone have produced a rise in obesity like the civilized world has never seen, along with an ever-growing epidemic in life-shortening diabetes.
Many recent nutritional, metabolic, hygienic, and medical scientific studies have now revealed that perhaps this 'one-size-fits-all' high carbohydrate-low protein/fat diet is not so universally beneficial after all. These results point to what really is correct, and the right diet for all people to follow, is one that takes into account, with serious consideration, one's genetic make-up and individual metabolism. Even with the current promoting of high protein/fat diets you should expect to see that there will be fallout of just as many people suffering in the wake of these radical approaches.
Therefore the side effects or resulting health problems may be different in the future, but the over-all casualty rate will probably be about the same. Individualized Biochemical Analysis or Personalized Metabolic Typing, the science of individualized nutrition and metabolism, reveals why this will be the case.
Through the science of Individualized Biochemical Analysis or Personalized Metabolic Typing, it has been learned that the answer to the question of the right diet lies with your metabolism and your genes. One's proper dietary protocols are not guesswork, popular whims or fads, traditional dietetics, some nutritionist's fancy, or even on today's philosophical beliefs. They can not even be based on conventional scientific research, at least not in the way it is being published and/or performed today, and conducted by educated medical experts.
For years, and during multitudes of previous studies, the beliefs as to the benefit of the low protein/fat, high carbohydrate diets as well as more recently, to the reverse or opposite diet of high protein/fat, low carbohydrate diet have been carefully documented. They have even been flaunted, published, read about and have appeared throughout both the 'fad-diet' industries as well as being the bases of the curriculum of most colleges and universities teaching nutrition, dietetics and medicine. Because of these circumstances most people have readily accepted their protocols with few challenges over the years. However by using a little commonsense and by observing the many readily available facts about lifestyles, health, diets, obesity, weight problems and their epidemic growth it should be easy to understand why traditional or conventional approaches to dieting do not work.
These many aforementioned twentieth and twenty-first century problems that are plaguing our societies can both easily and clearly be observed but few experts really understand these results. If these past recommendations and dietary systems actually had had any amount of success or even worked properly at all, why today is our populous surrounded and challenged by weight problems, obesity, unhealthy lifestyles, health issues related to weight, disease, unhappiness, and even despair. It's because they don't work and can never work when the most important factor governing their success if left out of the equation, this factor is the individual biochemical or personal metabolic make-up of the person themselves.
It is important to note that the basic premise of Biochemical Analysis or Metabolic Typing is such that one's own biochemical or metabolic individuality can and does influence each separate nutrient and it can therefore have biologically different effects in different individuals. It also demonstrates that the same disease can arise in different Biochemical and/or Metabolic Types for totally opposite biochemical reasons thus having far-reaching and individually unique effects and now shatter the many currently voiced myths about diets and nutrition.
Here are some explanations that govern the most commonly held beliefs or myths about proper dietary protocols and that may also offer some valuable and practical information, but will also reveal some greater insight into the exciting new world of Individualized Biochemical Analysis or Personalized Metabolic Typing:
BELIEF: There must be a diet out there that is the "The Best Diet for Everyone to Follow".
TRUTH: There's no such thing as a universally acceptable dietary protocol that is healthy for everyone to follow. These facts will apply to any and every diet that is purportedly right for everyone – whether it’s in a book, on a label, an ad, on TV, on radio, in a magazine, or indorsed by a celebrity (just pick any diet you can think of!). The only diet that can be effective, healthy and permanent for you to follow is the diet that has been carefully designed specifically for you taking into consideration your own Genetic, Biochemical and Metabolic Pre-dispositions.
FACT: Only this type of personalized diet can even remotely come close to meeting your inherited metabolic needs regarding proper weight control, nutrition and health.
BELIEF: The only real way there is to lose weight is to reduce your calorie intake and limit your fat intake, or with some diets, limit your intake of proteins, or with still others limit your carbohydrates.
TRUTH: Eating fat doesn't make you fat. Consuming proteins doesn't make you fat. Feeding on carbohydrates won't make you fat either. Even some over-eating or increased caloric intakes can not make you overly fat or obese. But what can really make you over-weight, fat, and even obese is eating foods, in the form of calories fats, proteins and carbohydrates, that you have a pre-disposition or a biochemical inability to properly metabolize, assimilate, absorb, and/or convert to useable energy.
FACT: If you are overweight, fat or obese, your body is actually starving. That right! Starving for the right-balance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and nutrients that it needs. This proper balance can and will increase your metabolic rate and therefore your ability to efficiently convert to usable calories all the foods you are eating instead of storing it as fat.
Eating the right foods for your own Biochemical Predisposition and/or Metabolic Type and eating the right combinations or ratios of nutrient rich foods compatible to your systems and you’ll be giving your body the right kind of fuel for your metabolism.
BELIEF: Every diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in protein and fat, in other words a vegan or vegetarian type diet, is good for everybody to follow.
TRUTH: If this type of dietary protocol is not compatible to your unique Biochemical Metabolism or designed for your Personal Metabolic Type, this diet can cause you real problems from weight issues through to serious and additional health problems in the future. In other words, if this diet is not in keeping with your internal predisposition, genetic nutritional requirements and/or your evolutionary ancestral backgrounds, it really can be quite dangerous for you to follow.
FACT: There really are no such things as bad or good foods in today's marketplace, except within the context of your own unique circumstances regarding your own unique individual genetically-based requirements or in other words the requirements of your own unique Biochemical Metabolism or Metabolic Type.
BELIEF: All you have to do to lose weight and improve your health is to reduce your caloric intake and exercise more and you can accomplish this.
TRUTH: Millions of people have done just that, but in most cases have not only failed to lose weight, but have actually in fact gained weight instead. Worse of all, for most people, reducing calories has led to food cravings, binge or yo-yo dieting, depression, mood swings, low self-esteem and significant lack of energy.
FACT: Only by giving your body food that it can efficiently and properly assimilate, absorb and convert to energy will you lose weight permanently. Only then can watching calories and exercising regularly make a real and lasting difference. Best of all, when you eat right for your own Individual Biochemical Metabolism, when your body fully converts to energy the food you eat, gone forever will be the gnawing hunger, food cravings, binges, depressions, mood swings and energy fluctuations that normally are associated with “dieting.”
BELIEF: By using daily vitamin/mineral type supplementations as insurance that you will get all the nutrients you need and your body get or take what it needs and eliminate the rest.
TRUTH: This is like saying, "that if your body needs copper just eat a penny" and your body will take whatever it needs and eliminate the rest. Such ideas ignore the reality of cause and effect. If you just eat a bunch of vitamins and minerals hoping that the ones you need are present then save your money. Nutrients have very precise effects on the body, they can either stimulating or sedating, they may be acidifying or alkalinizing. Every supplement you consume will either stimulate or sedate specific organs, systems and fundamental control mechanisms but they can only do this if they are absorbable by your body in the first place. Over 70% of all orally ingested vitamin/mineral supplementations simply past through the body and end up in the sewage systems of North America.
FACT: Take the wrong nutrients or the wrong formulations for your Biochemical Metabolism and you will worsen your existing imbalances or create new imbalances and all of the problems that go with them. Nutrients indeed have the power to heal, but they also have the power to make you ill if they are wrong for your individual genetic or Biochemical Metabolism.
BELIEF: All adults and even children should take multi-vitamin/mineral supplementations daily.
TRUTH: Nothing could be further from the truth. Through genetic Individualized Biochemical Analysis and Personalized Metabolic Typing, we know that any nutrient can have opposite effects on different Biochemical or genetic types. This is why a nutrient can help correct a condition in one person, have little or no effect on another person, or worsen the same condition in a person of a different genetic or biochemical metabolism.
FACT: You should only ever take those supplements that are right for your individual biochemical or metabolic type. Every nutrient raises or lowers up to 9 other nutrients in your body so taking therapeutic doses of vitamin C can actually, for example can even cause cancer in some people. Vitamin C lowers copper, so if you are already deficient in copper and take high therapeutic doses of vitamin C, you can seriously compromise your immune system. Taking too much calcium can actually cause osteoporosis. In order for calcium to be utilized, it needs certain synergistic nutrients and if you are already low in those synergistic nutrients, taking more calcium will only further deplete the existing deficient levels, worsening any problems relating to calcium metabolism.
By following a restricted and low-fat diet that is not compatible to your biochemical metabolism can actually raise your cholesterol levels. In certain biochemical metabolisms or metabolic types they need to paradoxically eat a high-fat diet to promote their genetically based and most efficient cholesterol metabolism. Of course, everyone needs all the proper nutrients in order to be healthy over all but not in therapeutic supplementary doses.
BELIEF: All nutrients are good beneficial nutrients and it doesn't matter in what form they are when you take or ingest them.
TRUTH: The delivers of nutrients are just as powerful and even in some cases are more powerful because of their effects on your metabolism and on the nutrients themselves. Consistent with your Genetic Biochemical Metabolism, any nutrient can be acidifying or alkalinizing depending on your own predisposition to it.
FACT: Over-the-counter nutritional supplement will at best have a neutral effect, and at worst, actually worsen your existing imbalances. You can take the best supplements money can buy, but if they do not contain the proper absorbable nutrients compatible to your genetic biochemical metabolism they won’t produce the result you’re looking for and can end up making you worse than before. If however you eat a diet of proper foods that are biochemically compatible to your metabolism you will get and absorb all your body's required nutrients in a more natural and assimilatible form.
Researchers and scientists are now beginning to awaken to the idea that much of what our bodies do with food is in our genes. Remember that your body is designed to be healthy, but in order to run efficiently, it must be given the right fuel, the kind of fuel it is genetically programmed to utilize.
You can eat the best organic foods, take the finest supplements money can buy, drink plenty of pure water, get sufficient rest and exercise regularly, but if you do not meet the needs of your own individual and genetically developed biochemical metabolism, you’ll only be wasting your time and money.
Give your body what it needs and you’ll enjoy a lifetime of
good health, energy and well being.
Watch for this major innovation
in the coming shortly, but again, whether you are new to the concept
of individual biochemical analysis and metabolic typing or already
somewhat familiar with it, we highly recommend you start by reading
the information provided on our website. Contact us today for your
own application and enrollment form then begin your own Fit For Life®
Weight Management Program and biochemically compatible nutrition plan
so you can begin implementing the best dietary program for you.
CALL NOW TO REGISTER AND TALK TO ONE OF OUR PERSONAL LIFESTYLE COUNSELORS AND LEARN ABOUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU.
Just call: 204-269-3994 Toll Free: 800-565-7246 or 800-889-9989
It is recommended and we encourage you to consult with your health care professional prior to starting any new diet or exercise program.
* PLEASE NOTE: With the program we give you, you will have the ability to maintain a healthier lifestyle, lose those unwanted pounds and permanently control your weight. IF you follow the plan personalized just for you, we will guarantee the results and only then. If you choose not follow the customized plan supplied to you, we can not guarantee your ability to lose weight or maintain your ideal weight. There are no refunds on shipping and handling costs as well there is a cancellation fee and re-stocking charge charges applied to ALL returns.
Why Choose the Fit For Life Weight Management Program
Because this program will help you to:
and even feel better
* The Glycemic Index is recognized by the World Health Organization, and it measures the quality of carbohydrates and their impact on your blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down slowly in your body encourage stable blood sugar levels, which is good, so they rate well or "low" on the Glycemic Index. On the other hand, carbs that break down too quickly and cause your insulin levels to spike and your body to store fat are given higher glycemic values. These “bad” carbs also leave you hungry soon after a meal, so if you’re looking to lose weight, you should seek to incorporate as many “good” carbs with low glycemic values as possible to keep your blood sugar levels stable and you metabolism burning strong.
More about the Fit For Life® Program:
Your new Fit For Life® Lifestyle Program is a well-balanced approach to total and proper weight management. This premium program is personalized just for you and your goals. What ever your tastes, preferences and/or dietary needs you can customize this program just for yourself. You can change and alternate your program to suit many and varied situations. Instead of just mindlessly overeating and consuming foods that are not compatible to your system, and therefore not properly or completely digested, your personalized program just the right foods and appropriate portion sizes right for your needs. It includes one free day per seven day cycle so you will never need to feel under pressure and/or to not be included in special events or attend special occasions. Perfectly balanced full of variety, even educational, this will be your prefect weight management program. Your personalized program helps you to lose weight without hunger or compromising good nutrition, both crucial to sustaining your energy and enhancing your immune system. Unlike a crash style diet, that may cause you to lose some weight temporarily, the Fit For Life® Program offers you a complete eating and lifestyle program that you will want to follow for the rest of your life. Also unlike other dietary regimes and weight loss programs, the Fit For Life® Weight Management System, allows to eat very satisfying amounts of delicious, nutritious and nutrient rich foods that are completely compatible to your individual and unique system. While also allowing you to customize the protocols governing your regime to maximize your positive compliance along with satisfying your own needs and personal tastes. Just some of the Fit For Life® Program’s key tools are things such as – per-planned menu choices, portable food card choices, on-going support and information, compatible food lists, recommended support supplements, free-days, unlimited foods and many others.
Do I Have To Visit A Center To Participate In The Fit For Life® Weight Management Program?
No. The Fit For Life® Weight Management Program is also a complete at-home program. You simply order your Program and it is delivered right to your home or office. You can participate from the privacy of your home, with no center visits or public weigh-ins. Say goodbye to inconvenient appointments at a weight loss center—the Fit For Life® Weight Management Program works around your schedule and fits easily into your busy lifestyle.
Health Professionals ‘Sour On Sugar’!
Well, it’s NOT news to us! It has been common knowledge for a long time that obesity has become a huge worldwide problem. Now it’s official. The World Health Organization (WHO) has soured on sugar.
Obesity is a health problem that’s not going away.
Obesity is also a well-known contributing factor to many diseases, and the WHO recently issued a report recommending limiting consumption of added sugar to less than 10 percent of daily calories. The report also recommended eating more grains and less fat -- and exercising more, at least 60 minutes daily.
Today North America is not the only continent with a huge obesity problem. Great Britain and other parts of Europe have seen escalation in obesity. Obesity is even becoming a real problem in countries that formerly focused on malnutrition as their primary health worry.
The relationship between sugar and obesity is not a new one. We all know that almost everyone is eating too much sugar, fat, processed and fast food. We are currently becoming a society of couch potatoes and we need to get much more physical every day.
Unfortunately, all governments do not support the evidence that excessive sugar consumption and obesity are linked. But the truth is obvious. In 1997, North Americans spent more than $60 billion on 59 billion liters of soda alone.
Children drink more soda than milk and school vending machines are placed prominently next to cafeterias. Today’s teens drink at least one to two cans daily, and more than 17 percent of kids are obese, four times that of kids in the 1980s. Soda, juice and fruit drinks are the liquids of choice for children, and health experts fear a rise in the degenerative bone disease osteoporosis due to a subsequent decrease in calcium in the diets of growing children.
Sugar features prominently in most North American children’s diets. Each can of soda contains up to 12 added teaspoons of sugar. Children’s' breakfast cereals are vehicles for sugar. Even formerly healthy brands have all been transformed into vehicles for sugar: Shredded Wheat, Corn Flakes, Cheerios and Rice Krispies now all have sugared versions. Pop Tarts, pastries, Juicy Juice... the first ingredient in all of these products is sugar!
How many ways can you say sugar?
High fructose corn syrup is the number one sweetener and the main ingredient in soda after water. Fructose, or fruit sugar, is still just sugar. If it is “natural” is it better? No. It is still sugar.
Brown sugars, honey, molasses, maple syrup and fruit juice concentrate all are sugar. Anything that ends in “ose” is sugar. Maltose... dextrose... fructose... sucrose... yep, all sugars! Sugars contain calories up to five or more calories per gram and have no obvious nutritive value and can cause serious and premature dental decay.
How to lower the sugar in your diet.
To lower the sugar in your diet, read all the food labels on the items you purchase and wish to use. Ingredients are listed in order of prominence. If you are looking for a healthy cereal, make sure the number one ingredient is a grain -- preferably a whole grain, such as whole wheat, whole rye or whole oats. You can see how much added sugar is in a serving. Remember that one-teaspoon of sugar equals four grams, which can equal up to 20 additional calories. Therefore always choose a cereal with as little added sugar as possible.
You control the sugar! Add your own and develop a taste for less. Avoid sodas, juices and fruit juice drinks. Soda is the number one offender and is by far the quickest way of getting empty calories that we know of. Many juices are not always a good alternative. Many have just as much sugar as soda with just a bit of vitamins and minerals and not always enough to make up for the extra calories.
The best advice is to eat your fruit do not drink it. When you eat fruit you gain the benefit of fiber in addition to the other good nutrition. Most fruit drinks are essentially flavored and sugared water with the same calories as soda and contain fewer nutrients, because of processing, than freshly prepared juices. Drink plenty of pure water, some low-fat milk if compatible to your system and/or fortified soymilk.
Did You Know?
The dental cavity rate amongst children today is simply soaring! Parents put apple juice in the bottle instead of milk and the result is rotting baby teeth. What a traumatic experience: anesthetizing children to pull teeth. Poor kids! Save your child's teeth. If you are putting him, her or them to bed with a bottle, make it a bottle of water, not juice.
Sugar: How Much Is Too Much?
the bottom line on sugar? Well, it’s certainly contributing
to the expanding “bottoms” of North Americans!
When you consider the change in our North American diets, it is no wonder that obesity is such a huge problem. Just stroll down the aisles of any super market or grocery store and find formerly wholesome and nutritious foods transformed into sugary snacks.
and lightly sweetened breakfast cereals such as Shredded Wheat, Cheerios
and bran flakes now resemble sugarcoated candy more than healthy breakfast
choices. Some cereals now contain more than the equivalent of half
a dozen added teaspoons of sugar per serving.
What about “sugar in the raw?”
“natural,” is it better? Chemically, sugar is sugar, no
matter what form it takes. Brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, molasses,
corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, glucose,
sucrose, fructose, levulose (another name for fructose), dextrose,
maltose, lactose, dextrin, invert sugar, mammitol, sorbitol and xylitol
are all different forms of sugar.
Does Sugar-Free Mean Calorie-Free?
Sugarless products are not necessarily calorie-free, and may contain any of the other sweeteners named above. Similarly, a product labeled fat-free does not mean that it is calorie-free. On the contrary, there are often just as many calories in fat-free products as the original product. Manufacturers add extra sugar to the recipe to make up for texture lost from taking out the fat.
If you think that “sweetened with fruit juice,” means you are getting a more nutritious product, think again. Fruit juice contains a similar amount of calories as soda; fructose (fruit sugar) is just sugar. Fruit juice does contain some vitamins and minerals, and therefore is a better nutritional value than soda, but drinking juice is a very quick way of getting excess calories. Instead, enjoy a piece of fruit.
How many squeezed whole oranges make a 6-ounce glass of orange juice?
Most people would not eat the three to four large oranges that it would take to make the glass of juice all at once. Mainly because the whole fruit contains a good deal of fiber, which will tend to fill you up faster.
Some Ways to Reduce the Amount of Sugar in Your Diet.
Read the Nutrition Facts on every label. Four grams equals one teaspoon
of sugar; let the amount of total sugar dictate your choice. If your
favorite cereal has more than eight grams of added sugar per serving,
it is as if you are sprinkling with more than two teaspoons! Take
control, and control your added sugar.
Sugar is not a totally “bad food," but you should choose to control the amount you eat! Buy unsweetened cereals, make your own iced tea and add as much sugar as you like. It is your choice! You will still wind up adding less than the manufactured product.
Did You Also Know?
There are many consequences to obesity. Everyone knows about the increased risk for heart disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. Some know that gall bladder disease is more common in obese and overweight people. However, do you know that sleep apnea and obesity are directly related? Research shows that being overweight contributes to this dangerous disorder, where the sufferer actually stops breathing in their sleep. Other common factors include smoking and alcohol... achieving a healthy weight can often help eliminate the problem.
In Search Of The Perfect Diet!
When it comes to finding an effective diet, it is never a simple matter of "one size fits all."
While Nancy needs to work on her cholesterol along with her weight, William may desire a low-sugar or low-salt eating plan to better handle his high blood pressure or diabetes. Whatever are your specific needs, Fit For Life® will analyze and compiled a personalized plan totally designed just for you. You could say this totally individualized and personalized program will improvement your success rate and gives you the opportunity to change your life and health forever.
Some Ways To Eat Healthy For Le$$
Food is one of the costliest items in any family’s budget so it is important to shop wisely and economically. It is easy to do -- when you go shopping armed with a few common-sense cost-cutting tips.
Know your meal plan. If you are on a budget, change your meal selections
to suit availability and seasonal cost differences in your area.
Have You Ever heard: "You Are What You Eat."
This is absolutely true. What you eat and how you eat has a powerful effect on your physiology and health. If you are like most people, you are aware of, and have probably tried, lots of various diets. These diets treat food as a source of calories, which must be counted and restricted. Your Fit For Life® Weight Management Program does not really count calories at all! Instead of emphasizing calories, your personalized program views your foods as the body’s required ‘fuel'. These foods will also dramatically affect your body's production of the hormone insulin. We believe that significant swings in insulin levels can also affect mood, endurance, mental acuity, and weight gain or loss. Over time, uncontrolled insulin levels will have a negative impact on your overall health and well being.
Some of the key elements to your Fit For Life® Weight Management Program:
the removal of all foods for which you may have a predisposed intolerance,
sensitive and/or allergy to,
It is just that simple. Each component is important by itself, but to really get the full benefit of your total Fit For Life® Weight Management Program, you need to combine them into a total dietary, health and lifestyle package.
The Top 10 High Fiber Foods
Boosting fiber intake should be at the top of the list for anyone hoping to improve their nutritional profile.
A diet high in fiber will absolutely keep you on a regular and healthier daily elimination regime. This is important information for anyone hoping to avoid colon cancer, which inflicts more women than breast cancer every year, believe it or not.
There is another important component to the fiber equation and that is water. Think for a moment about your garbage disposal. In order to get it flushed out, you must run the water before turning on the switch. This is how you get things moving and flushed out. Your own personal waste disposal is not much different, you need both dietary fiber and pure water to make things work best.
Fiber is much more than just your basic oat bran or whole wheat bread.
There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble fiber. One is soluble in water and the other is not. And, in order to function optimally, you will absolutely need both.
Most North Americans only get 7 to 8 grams of fiber a day in their diets. But the National Cancer Institute recommends 20 to 35 grams of fiber daily. A big difference! So then, how do you get the fiber in?
A part of the solution can be as simple as changing out the white stuff for the brown stuff: out with the white bread, white rice and white flour and in with the whole wheat bread, brown rice and whole wheat flour. This will pay off in huge dividends. You cannot afford to eat the white stuff. It is like pouring white glue into your intestines, PUT SIMPLY, everything will get stuck. Not only are you not getting the nutrients you need from your food, but you are also slowing your digestion way down and setting yourself up for constipation, gastric or intestinal irritations and/or sometimes even diarrhea.
So, bulk up with health plant fiber, that is! Here are some of the ‘Top Fiber Foods’ to get you going - and for some of you - that may mean literally. Do not forget the pure water and lots of it!
- These nutritional staples are filled to overflowing proportions
with fiber. One cup of black beans has over 19 grams of fiber.
Please note however that if any of the above mentioned fiber choices are not contained in your ‘Acceptable Food Section’ then you should not consume them as they will not be compatible to your unique systems.
The Concept Behind Your New Fit For Life® Lifestyle Program
premise of your Fit For Life® Weight Management Program is a simple
Your body is a biochemical machine. Like any machine, it needs the right fuel to operate properly. Over hundreds of thousands of years ‘Mother Nature’ has designed your digestive system to operate correctly and efficiently when eating certain foods and converting it to usable fuels. Most especially these foods are natural carbohydrates like fruits and fiber-rich vegetables.
What about grains?
Well, 8,000 years ago, there were no grains, breads or pastas. Agriculture is a very recent invention, by evolutionary standards of course.
Evolution works very slowly. As far as your genes are concerned, you are still a hunter/gatherers foraging for food. The problem, of course, is that your genes may be programmed that way, but that is not the way you actually live.
Many people regularly eat large quantities of dense, highly processed carbohydrates such as grains and grain based products such as pasta. Because they have not evolved to a stage where we can eat excessive amounts of these high-density carbohydrates without adverse biochemical consequences, their bodies are not able to operate properly. Many will gain excess weight, suffer from diabetes, heart disease and a host of other ills, feel sluggish, and generally perform at a sub-par level. This is one of the primary forces that is driving the trend or fad about ‘low-carb’ diets today. Your Fit For Life® Weight Management Program has designed to feed your actual genetic makeup - to give you the proper effective fuels that you need, when you need them.
To Succeed: Skip The Extremes
Most of our clients believed at one time that in order to lose weight, they must give up all or most of their favorite foods in order to be successful. Not true! Most often the short-term thrill they experienced by losing those first few pounds by depriving themselves completely of foods they had previously enjoyed evaporated as they started to feel the resentment of deprivation, hunger and/or starvation setting in later on.
Our considerable experience in proper eating and dieting has recognized that; extreme moves towards individuals giving up most of their favorite foods, especially over long periods of time, are often followed by extreme shifts to bingeing on those same foods. Often these binges are to an even higher degree than they had consumed them previously. We have witnessed that this tends to lead to the phenomena often referred to as “yo-yo dieting.”
To be successful you must simply address where you may be overindulging. A great place to start is with this your new Fit For Life® Weight Management and Lifestyle Program. You need to look at all the areas in your life, health, eating habits, activities and lifestyle where your ranges may be in the extremes.
Use this approach in all of the areas of excess and you can be sure that you will feel less deprived. You will also be on the road to better weight control, weight loss and healthier eating habits that will have you heading in the right direction to a better, longer, happier and healthier lifestyle permanently.
NOTE: There is a company standard cancellation fee deduction of $150.00 appliedto every program cancellation or refund if any.
Revised: May 10, 2013