use Nature Zone Type Diet
... a well balanced "Lifestyle Diet"
A Carbohydrate - Protein - Fat Ratio controlled Nutrition Outline
A deeper understanding, backed by scientific data, of how food affects our metabolism has changed the way we think about diet.
Diet affects the processes of aging and of many disease states such as:
Arthritis, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, blood sugar problems, skin problems and chronic fatigue.
Applying simple dietary rules has brought pronounced results for people who have been trying to lose weight for years. Food has a strong influence on the chemistry of the body.
The balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat in our diet ...
..... determines the amount of glucose (sugar) reaching the blood.
This balance also affects the amount of the hormone insulin, which is secreted in response to glucose.
Insulin is a broad acting hormone. Its most well known action is to increase the uptake and utilisation of glucose in the body.
But Insulin also inhibits body fat burning as a source of energy, promotes cell growth, and changes the balance of hormones and chemicals to a more inflammatory state.
Eating sugar (carbohydrate) results in a rapid elevation of glucose and the equally rapid release of insulin.
Insulin instructs the body to use glucose as a fuel - not to touch the fat reserves.
So it becomes extremely difficult to lose weight when insulin is raised.
The Use Nature Balanced Zonal Type Diet attempts to achieve the opposite:
To keep blood sugar and insulin levels within a tight range and thereby stimulate fat utilisation.
Elevated insulin also promotes the release of substances responsible for inflammation (such as messenger hormones called "bad eicosanoids"), blood pressure and many other negative effects, which contribute to chronic degenerative diseases.
The Diet is thereby able to affect many disease states - including obesity by balancing the hormonal response to food.
Weight Loss ...
Any diet, which fails to recognise these hormonal responses to food, may be fundamentally flawed, which could explain the failure of many diets to provide effective weight loss and improved health.
Typical weight loss diets may appear sound, but a diet for long-term and gradual weight loss will:
Patients on this Diet invariably find that they need to eat far less than before. This is because they are using much more of the most efficient source of energy we have - Fat.
Previously, their fat reserves had contributed little to their energy levels, leading to fatigue, weight gain and many unhealthy conditions.
This Diet is low in "bad fats" (saturated) and high in the good fats (omega-3 and -6). These harmful saturated fats are prime contributors to the most common causes of death in this country - heart disease and cancer. For more info click > Coconut Oil Health Benefits
Current research shows that high insulin levels can cause heart disease. This occurs for a variety of reason, but essentially because it increases the production of substances, which trigger inflammation (the "bad" eicosanoids). These substances promote blood clots, narrowing of blood vessels and elevations in blood pressure.
Insulin also directly increases the amount of cholesterol in the blood.
A high carbohydrate diet is one of the major reasons for raised insulin levels.
Remember carbohydrate is just a fancy word for sugar...
It is well known that the type of fat in the diet is critical. The amount of saturated fat from dairy products, organ meat and fatty red meat is the main culprit.
Thus, the factors to avoid are high carbohydrate and saturated fat intake.
This Diet focuses on providing low levels of both of these.
As mentioned above, "fat reserves" represent our main energy reservoir. At rest, we use fats as our predominant energy source. Athletes performing at high intensity use carbohydrates, which are in relatively short supply. We become fatigued quickly when we sprint because we run out of carbohydrates, not because we run out of energy. (We have enough energy in our fat stores to run two marathons back to back!) People with chronic fatigue are tired at rest. This is due to the inefficient use of energy and fat reserves. This Diet helps the body to better utilise stored fats and carbohydrates for energy production.
Inflammatory substances, such as the "bad" eicosanoids, are generally produced in large quantities during alarm situations (during stress, allergies, infection and after traumatic injuries). Elevated insulin stimulates their production and contributes to the underlying process of inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
Essential fatty acids found in fish or fish oils help reduce the production of these inflammatory substances and are very beneficial in arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
High levels of insulin will cause an imbalance of eicosanoids, this can also effect the balance of hormones in our brain which effects behaviour and mood. Too much of the inflammatory eicosanoids can over-stimulate the nervous system and cause behavioural disorders such as anxiety, depression, PMS and hyperactivity (ADD), with feelings of irritability, hostility, memory loss and confusion. Where there is a deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA from fish oils), imbalances in the supply of essential fatty acids can also cause structural changes in the nerve cells, which further contributes to abnormalities in nerve cell function.
Therefore, our goal in therapy is to reduce the amount of insulin being produced by using a Zonal Type Diet, and to correct any underlying deficiencies of Omega 3 fatty acids.
Other Factors Associated with Blood Sugar Metabolism
This Diet reduces the amount of glucose entering the blood and thereby reduces the amount of insulin produced. This creates a favourable hormonal balance, which improves the function of many organs and tissues.
In addition to diet, there are other factors which can increase insulin levels by reducing the effect of insulin on the cells, such as Stress, Caffeine, Smoking, Alcohol, lack of exercise and environmental toxic substances.
This is called insulin resistance, a major cause of blood sugar abnormalities such as Type II Diabetes (Late onset).
There are virtually no restriction on what type of food you can eat, ( as long as it is fresh and of good quality) from quick snacks to 5 Star meals.
This Diet works by eating the required amounts of Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat in the right ratio.
Ask yourself a question;
"how do farmers fatten their cattle"?
By feeding them lots of low-fat grain.
Next question: How do you fatten humans?
The same way... you feed them lots of grain, such as pasta, bread, pizzas, cakes, crackers etc.
Most people eat too much Carbohydrate.
Do you have to stop eating Carbohydrates? No, just eat them less, enjoy them in small amounts, and make up the lost bulk with plenty of vegetable (a less dense form of carbohydrate) and the right amount of protein and fat... and talking about fat, you have to eat fat (unsaturated) in order to lose fat.
Your Basic Starter Rules:
1. Drink about 8 Glasses of Water per day
2. Eat more fruits and vegetables, and less pasta, breads, grains, and starches.
3. Eat 3 meals with fewer calories, plus two snacks.
4. Eat small amounts of low-fat protein at every meal and snack.
5. Strictly No Sugar... this includes sugar containing manufactured food items
The overall result of the Use Nature Balanced Diet will be:
a chemically and hormonal well-balanced, fit, slim and -healthy human being.
More Rules: (to lose weight)
1. Drink at least 200 ml of water before meals... you will feel less hungry..
2. Eat within 1 hour of getting up...
3. Don't go longer than 5 hours without a meal or a snack... this avoids blood sugar fluctuations...
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Article provided by ...
the editor of Use Nature, Dieter Luske