Hi, I was Fatty and I’ve lost 42 lbs of belly fat. Due to a worsening low back injury suffered in High School playing football, I had always suffered from low back pain. And along with that came a natural tendency for inactivity.
But I went into the US Army as an Infantry Officer, jumped out of airplanes, sometimes from as high as 20,000 feet, and stayed pretty slim. Once I left the army I finally entered a Chiropractic College in Georgia called Life University. There I earned my Doctorate in Chiropractic along with my second Bachelors’s, this one in Clinical Nutrition.
As I entered practice I became interested in bicycle riding. I would usually ride about 3000 miles a year. Not much for a pro rider, but for the casual rider like myself it was plenty. Some of the rides were 100 miles in a day or 150 miles over two days.
Then I sold my practice and retired in 1999.
As the years went by I discovered that my weight was climbing because I was spending more time sitting and less time out and about. (When one is in pain, running, jumping, etc aren’t your natural choices.)
But last Christmas I was so disgusted with my weight I had a long talk with myself. I knew what to do to take the weight off, So I honed my investigative skills to update the information I needed to finally take action and that is when I found the diet I could live with and still lose weight.
In times past I had engaged in juice fasting and lost weight. But it’s not something you can do for the rest of your life. I had also lost weight before by engaging in lots of physical activity. However, I knew I was not up to that at this point in my life. What I found allowed me to lose weight, not starve and be able to continue with this diet for the rest of my life.
In the sections that follow I will share some links for you to use to get your own copy of this diet. I’ll also share with you some tips you can use and begin right now to get on the path of good healthy earing, even if you eat out at fast food restaurants most of the time. And I’ll also give you access to some additional articles and tips for improving your weight picture as well as discussing the best source and types of vitamins and minerals I have found anywhere. (Yes, I do take them myself.)
And lastly, I will update, at least weekly, my weight loss progress and answer, to the best of my ability, any questions you might have about the diet I am on or just nutrition in general.
What is so special about this diet?
Why should I do this diet instead of one of the others being advertised on television?
Why should you choose this diet since most of them work, or at least work until you’ve lost all the weight you want to lose or you give up in frustration? Well, here is my answer to that excellent question. Most other diets work only so long as you stay on them. And they are so hard to stay on that you won’t stay on them forever.
Some other diet plans want you to go to meetings. The support is nice, but who has time to go to weight loss meetings all the time? The Every Other Day Diet (EODD) gives you plenty of support, and it is available on the Internet where you can access it when you are ready, not when someone else tells you you have to be at a meeting.
As for those diet plans you see on television, they want you to give them money for the special food they send to you. Some of them even give you extra meals to try and get you to try them. Most of us can’t afford the cost of special meals. With the EODD you eat regular food but in a sensible way that will help your body keep its BMR (Basic Metabolic Rate) elevated so you will lose weight faster.
Then there are those plans that tell you the problem is in your gut. They say there is a nasty parasite living inside of you. What they don’t tell you is that there are friendly bacteria too.
When you go off of the special diets what happens? Your weight starts to balloon up again. What is needed is a lifestyle change. And it has to be a change you can live with for the rest of your life. And that is what is so special about the Every Other Day Diet. There are no special foods to buy, and it is so easy, natural and satisfying that you will never have to go off of it for the rest of your life. You won’t want to. It can be easily modified so you can maintain the weight you want without ballooning up again.
Oh yes, I left out the best part. You will be able to eat the foods you are already eating right now, including your favorite foods. No, you won’t eat the way you have been eating. That’s what packed the fat on you to start with. But Every Other Day you will eat the foods you love to eat.
You will have to spend extra money though. When you lose all that weight you’ll have to buy new clothes. Now that is a shame.
So tell me about this wonderful diet!
The diet I am on is called the Every Other Day Diet. It is absolutely the very last diet I will ever need. I can live with it for the rest of my life and I am not starving at all. My energy levels are way up and I am sleeping like a baby at night.
How many diets have you tried and failed with? I can’t even begin to count the number I have tried. I must admit I finally gave up. Either they were too hard to stay on because of being constantly hungry, or I didn’t like the food I was supposed to eat. Then I was introduced to EODD. I was so disgusted with my weight I decided to give it one last try. Boy, am I glad I did.
The diets I tried in the past were actually counterproductive to my being able to lose weight. They caused my body to go into starvation mode and my basic metabolic rate dropped like a stone in water. But that doesn’t happen with the EODD. (If you want to get the diet you can click on the picture above where it says “Freedom From Fat!”)
EODD is designed to not only satisfy your hunger but also to keep your body’s BMR high so you can burn off fat faster. There are exercises that are recommended in the diet, but so far I haven’t done any of them. And I’ve still lost weight.
What else should I be doing to lose weight and keep it off?
What causes weight gain and how to avoid those causes in the future.
It has been said by many experts that the average American today is 25 lbs heavier than he/she was 25 years ago. At first, it was thought that there was just too much fat in our diets. So people started eating less fat but they still continued to gain weight. The latest research shows us that the real culprit is sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup, or HFCS for short. Remember, your body still needs certain fats for it to function properly. But it doesn’t need all that HFCS.
Unfortunately, it’s just about everything. Almost all bread in any grocery store has it. All regular cola drinks have it. And an overwhelming number of processed foods have it. So the first thing you need to do is start reading labels.
To summarize, HFCS can actually cause the growth of dangerous fat cells around organs and acts as a catalyst for the early stages of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular problems, such as high blood pressure.
On a personal note, last year I had a physical examination. At that time my blood pressure was 148 over 94. After being on the EODD for just a little under three months I had another physical exam. This time my blood pressure was 118 over 80. That is a significant improvement. I had lost about 35 lbs at that point.
On a less anecdotal note, a 10-week study consisting of 16 volunteers were placed on a diet that included high levels of fructose. It produced new fat cells around their heart, liver and other digestive organs. Another group of volunteers were placed on the same diet, but with glucose instead of fructose. None of the above-mentioned problems showed up in this group. Bottom line? Stay away from fructose when its being used as an additive. Read Labels!!!!! (Remember, fructose is found in all fruits, for instance. But in that situation, it is bound up with fiber which slows down the body’s absorption of fructose. This means that the body has time to utilize it before it gets to the liver. That’s why on the Every Other Day Diet we tell you to not eat fruit in the late afternoon or evening. We want your body to have time to utilize the fructose in the fruit, either with exercise or with your normal activities.)
I’m not ready to go on a diet just yet.
Other changes you can make that will make you healthier.
If you are not ready to diet just yet, then please, do not go on this, or any other, diet. No matter how good this diet is you will not realize much weight loss if, in your heart of hearts, you don’t intend to stay on it. When you’re ready it will be here for you.
In the meantime, there are some common sense things you can do to get healthier. As mentioned before, if you are drinking sodas, stop. Water is the best of all. And filtered water is better than just plain tap water, unless your water comes from a natural spring. This will assist your liver and help your kidneys to rid themselves of toxic waste matter more easily.
In addition, if you will switch from three large meals a day to five or six smaller meals a day you will keep your energy more level and your metabolic rate higher.
Eat fewer processed foods. Raw foods are much better. If they are not organic, then be sure to wash them thoroughly before eating. Remember that processed foods have lots of High Fructose Corn Syrup which is probably the single most contributing substance to obesity in our world today.
If you eat out at fast food establishments practice this rule. I call it the rule of halves. Have the restaurant personnel cut the order in half. Then take one half of the bun, if you are eating a burger for instance, and throw it away. Eat the other half with your meat. It gives you the same taste, just less of the simple carbohydrates and other things that are not necessarily good for a slim you. Eat the other half a few hours later in the same way. This will help your blood sugar level and your energy to be more evenly distributed during this time and not leave you with the normal ups and downs. It won’t be perfect, but it will be better.
If you are eating chicken, just take off most (not all) of the skin and throw it away. Again, you will have the same taste, but less of the parts that are not good for a slim you.
If you are eating five or six meals a day, one of those meals can be an apple or two, or an apple and an orange for instance. This gives you an energy boost and lots of fiber. Yes there is some fructose in those fruits, but it is bound up with fiber that makes for slow release of the fructose so it can be used as energy and not turn into fat. It is not the same as eating foods with HFCS in them. Those types of foods usually have much more fructose and a lot less fiber. So enjoy your fruits.
Are you taking any supplements with this diet plan?
Which Vitamin and Minerals would you suggest if you take any?
I have always taken vitamins and minerals. That’s because our foods do not contain as many minerals today as they did a decade ago, much less when I was a kid growing up in the 1940s and 1950s. (I will soon post the US government document that supports this statement.)
Let me give you some information about nutritional supplements that will allow you to judge which are worth buying and which you should avoid. But please realize these are general ideas for your knowledge. If you need to take nutritional supplements for any specific condition let me recommend two steps. One is to find a doctor who takes vitamin and mineral supplements himself and then make sure you get a proper workup to determine what is needed for any specific condition you may have. In other words, this article is not to diagnose or treat any illness. It’s just general comments on nutritional supplements.
If you don’t want to read my information but want to go where I get my vitamins and minerals, just click on the picture above.
There are three basic things to be concerned about when you are looking at vitamin and mineral supplements. The first is potency. Just how much is in the supplement. Remember, if you are a “larger than life” person, the standards they set are not taking you into account. They are meant for a person who weighs about 150 to 180 lbs for men and less for women.
The second is absorb-ability. Is it in the proper form for your body to absorb the needed product?
The third is utilization. Are all of the necessary ancillary elements there for your body to be able to utilize the product.
Let’s explore these three just a little deeper. (Yes, I will try to keep it in a common language everyone can understand.) So let’s look first at potency. Did you know that a number of leading scientists say that you will need, for instance, 2000 mg of vitamin C before it can have an effect as an antioxidant in your system? So, if you are taking Vitamin C, how much are you taking? And why are you taking it? What you want it to do determines how much you take. As for the MDR, minimum daily requirement, or whatever they are calling it now, the amount they are telling you to take is just enough to keep you from getting scurvy. (It’s interesting to note that while the American Navy used oranges and lemons to help prevent scurvy in days past the British Navy used limes. That’s how their sailors came to get the nickname of “Limeys.”)
Remember, vitamins A, D, E and K are what are known as fat soluble vitamins. Your body flushes them more slowly than the others. If you take too much of those supplements you could run into problems. But it does take a lot, over a period of time, for you to get too much. All of the other vitamins are water soluble vitamins, which means your body will flush them fairly quickly. So take half of your supplements in the morning and half in the evening. It will work much better for you especially as far as the water soluble elements are concerned.
The second concern when looking for a supplement to take is how much and how well can your body absorb it. Let’s just discuss minerals for a moment. Originally minerals came in solid pill form and came from clays and salts. Then Veterinarians discovered if they combined the clays and salts with amino acids (the basic building blocks of protein) that the animals they were treating would absorb the minerals better. (These minerals were called chelated minerals.) Other doctors discovered that if you are taking calcium you could combine it with vitamin C and significantly increase the absorbability of the calcium. The same goes for magnesium and calcium.
In the first case where the pills were from clays and salts the absorbability rate for those under the age of 40 was about 10%. If you are over 40 the absorbability rate goes down to about 5%. With chelated minerals, the absorbability rate is approximately 40% for those over 40 and 50% for those under 40.
Then along came an interesting concept which is known as colloidal minerals. Each particle is 300 times smaller than a red blood cell, in liquid form and, if derived from plants, are readily absorbed into the human body. Be careful, some are not derived from plants but come from clays and salts. The absorption rate is around 90% for those over 40 and around 98% for those under 40.
Now as to utilization. I never recommend that someone take just one vitamin or mineral unless if my patient has a serious health problem. And even then I test for the absence of a specific vitamin or mineral. For instance, if children are not growing, many times it can be caused by a lack of zinc in their diet. Or if they seem to be dying of illnesses that would not normally bother the average child, it could be due to a lack of Vitamin C, especially if they had bleeding gums or other tell tail signs of scurvy. But these are rare cases and do not apply to us here. What I would tell my patients, those who had no severe health problem would be to get on a full-spectrum nutritional supplement for a month and then we would re-test them. Almost always that would take care of any minor problem they would have in the way of lack of proper supplementation. Why take a full spectrum supplement? Good question.
That question leads us to the third item and that is the utilization. Let’s go back to our old friend calcium. Let’s say you have adequate dosage and in colloidal form. The question is do you have all of the necessary elements that are necessary for the body to utilize that calcium. Some of the additional elements needed are vitamin C, vitamin D, boron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, copper, and zinc, just to mention a few. If any of the necessary elements are not present then the ability to properly utilize the calcium is severely hampered. So your supplementation should contain the trace elements too. (There are over 72 of them.)
What other products should I consider, if any?
I want to not only lose weight but be healthier in the process.
There are a number of things I would recommend in addition to full-spectrum nutrition. One is a product called Mandura Trim. And there are various herbs and spices I also recommend in the next module following this one.
University of Connecticut scientists tested the natural polysaccharides and fatty acids found in Mandura Trim during an eight-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Two groups, both consisting of women of similar weights and demographics and placed on identical diet and exercise plans, were studied: one group was given a placebo, while the other was given the leptin-reducing Mandura Trim. Both groups lost weight, but the results of the supplement group were significantly better.
The Mandura Trim group:
Lost 21.5 pounds of body fat in 8 weeks
Lost 3.96 inches off their waist
Lost 3.28 inches off their hips
Lost 1.2 inches off each thigh
Reduced leptin levels by 42%
Had a 90% greater fat loss than the placebo group
Mandura Trim lowers leptin levels, finally allowing the right messages to get through to your brain and silencing all the “hungry chatter” that’s been working overtime to make sure your body holds on to all that unnecessary fat. This lowering of free leptin levels, coupled with the excellent fat loss in the study, indicates that the body has become less desensitized to the effects of leptin. More of the leptin is getting through to your brand and thus less is found in the bloodstream. This means that when you are full you brain finally listens to your body telling it that you are full.
Mandura Trim gives you the tools to work with your body and your metabolism to lose weight and get healthy once and for all.
Mandura Trim is an amazing supplement that will definitely assist you with the weight loss results you’ve always wanted, but you have to put in some effort, too. It’s not enough to take some Mandura Trim and then sit on the couch with a plate of cookies; in order to maximize the results of this breakthrough supplement, you need to get on the Every Other Day Diet and get in some exercise.
What additional herbs, spices and other nutritional supplements do you recommend?
Here is a list of specific herbs, spices, and other nutritional supplements I recommend using. I will be updating this list from time to time, so please check back from time to time to see what has been added since your last visit. (Again, please remember to check with a competent doctor who understands nutrition before you make any change to your lifestyle or eating habits. This doctor should be familiar with your specific health history so he can advise you properly.)
Annatto comes in a seed or oil form. It contains a special form of Vitamin E called a Tocotrienol. It is the most effective form of Vitamin E as far as anti-oxidative properties go. Both the seeds and the oil have what has been described as having a gingery and light peppery taste.
Tumeric is a spice whose active ingredient is curcumin. Its properties include being anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, stomach-soothing and liver and heart-protecting. So feel free to use this spice in your food every day. If you are thinking of taking it as a supplement, the recommended daily dosage should not exceed 400 to 600 units a day, depending on your body size.
Alpha Lipoic Acid is sometimes known as the universal antioxidant because it is soluble in both fat and water. This means it can access every cell in our body. It is also known to enhance the antioxidant properties of other elements, such as Vitamins C and E.