Does the Chew Diet Work?
Have you ever heard of the Chew Diet? I picked up this little gem off the Internet yesterday and sent it to several of my weight loss clients, two of whom had told me only hours before that they tended to eat in the evenings when they felt tired but still had a lot to do.
Now funnily enough, during our weight loss teleclass on Wednesday I had just told them the key to losing weight is to take time to eat your food. Eat slowly and chew each mouthful at least 20-30 times.
In the following article it says that eating food like this frees up energy. I’ve just been pondering on whether that would have the effect of speeding up the metabolism. Whether my theory is correct or not I know that eating food slowly and chewing each mouthful at least 20-30 times (it usually takes at least thirty chews for meat) works.
If you do it properly you will find that you only eat half to three quarters of what is on your plate. Either bin the rest put it back in the fridge to microwave up for lunch next day.
Do it diligently and you WILL start to shed the pounds. I’ve been doing it for two weeks now, not during every meal but most of them, and I’ve lost 4lbs already. Only two pounds left to go.
Article below From:
A-Stone’s-Throw-from-Paradise, New Zealand
Why People Feel ‘Zapped’…
Did you know that most people aren’t aware of the fact that the whole act of ‘digestion’ actually takes a whole lot of energy?
FACT: We burn over 10% of our available “fuel” every day just digesting our food!
We certainly can’t turn off digestion, but we sure can make it easier – freeing up mountains of energy – with this neat little trick.
Brace yourself …
Chew every bite of food 30 times before swallowing.
Actually more profoundly life-changing than you can possibly imagine.
On this surface, this may sound like it wouldn’t do much, but we’re now discovering how many ways this practice unleashes our hidden energy.
For example …
• Digestion starts in the mouth. If we skip that process, we only get a fraction of the nutritional value of our food.
• Gulping down partially chewed food puts tremendous stress on our digestion and saps us of our vital energy via several pathways.
And it gets worse, but hold up for a second.
Tune in to your stomach right now …
I mean it. Turn your attention to how your stomach feels for a quick moment.
You may be aware that it doesn’t feel so “right”.
Before you jump to wild conclusions, I’m no Kreskin.
I make my ‘safe bet’ through statistics like these…
No guesswork, no voodoo.
from the National Institutes of Health
• Over 70 million Americans are affected by various digestive diseases at any given time
• Most disease goes untreated and unreported
You may even recall a case of this from earlier in the day or yesterday.
What’s worse is that these digestive problems don’t even manifest in a sore stomach – only in fatigue.
This is one of many the easily-avoidable ways we chronically prevent our bodies from unleashing our available vitality.
Ready for a kicker? – Well, not only does it sap our energy, but it weighs on our minds preventing clarity of thought.
Anyone in chronic pain knows this quite well.
You simply don’t function as well mentally when your body is in pain.
Many times, simply correcting our chewing habits can open the energy floodgates by freeing up energy that was already there!
And get this:
This is only one of dozens of little “body hacks” like this that cumulatively can turn you into a “demon” in the board room, on “the courts,” and even in the … (I’ll let you finish that sentence so I don’t have to say something inappropriate)
As you discover how simple and easy this is, you’ll only look back and laugh at how much money we’ve all wasted on bogus supplements and kooky magic tricks to put sloppy fix-it patches on our health.
PS From Christine………
Just check this out by watching how people eat………Overweight people do not eat prettily…….They gulp down their food without chewing……….Slim people eat very differently.
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