My 4 Month Transformation by B. Smith II

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From the second week of July (2015) until (11-14-2015), I have been on a very special food diet that completely changed the way I look at dieting. I am 42 years old, 6’4, and weighed in at 256.6 pounds on average. In this four month experiment, I noticed some astounding changes. I went from 256.6 pounds to 230.0 pounds. I am back to a size 34 from size 36-38. I am healthier than I have ever been. I do not get the acid reflux at all anymore. My skin has never looked better. I am not plagued with headaches like I used to be. My body is no longer in the “Acidic” stage and has moved into the “Alkaline” stage (More on that later). I do not feel tired and run down halfway through the day anymore. Even my teeth are a lot whiter. On the day of this writing (11-29-2015), I am 225.4 pounds from the original 256.6 pounds when I started. That is a total loss of 31.2 pounds in this time frame.

So, you want to know what my secret is? It’s nothing new really. I experimented with all the research I had done over that last few years dealing with health, nutrition, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, diet, etc. and put together a little regimen that anyone can do if they want to get healthier and stay that way. Are you ready… Here it goes:

Read food labels

It’s vitally important to read the labels of the foods you buy and eat/drink and understand what they mean. What you eat/drink matters greatly. Chemicals and GMO’s are placed in most processed foods and instant foods. Why would you want to eat something that has a very long list of ingredients? Most of the world’s corn and soybean supply are GMO’s. GMO’s are a big thing and most people want to avoid them if possible, but they can be hidden in the labels. For example High Fructose Corn Syrup is made from GM corn (Genetically Modified corn) and therefore is a GMO. If corn and/or soybean is listed in the ingredients, then there is a good chance they are GMO’s. Obvious GMO’s are Modified food starch, Modified corn starch, etc. Another hidden baddie is trans fat, even though the nutrients label says 0 trans fat, if you read the ingredients, a lot of the time there will be something called hydrogenated, well hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated ingredients. These are trans fats and trans fats cause so many health problems.

For more information on GMo’s visit:
GMO’s The Scary Truth
GMO Facts: The NON-GMO Project

Remove the Bad

I completely avoided all foods and drinks that had anything hydrogenated or modified, high fructose corn syrup, corn, soybean, or a ridiculous amount of sodium in the ingredients. If the sodium was above 200mg per serving I wouldn’t buy/eat/drink it. (Too much sodium is another problem I will explain a little later). Also if there is a ridiculous amount of sugar and/or fake sugar (AKA: artificial sweeteners) I avoid it like the plague. No fast food at all, no packaged meals, no instant foods, no sodas, and no instant meals. I even gave up most breads, crackers, and cereals because of the bad stuff listed in their ingredients.

Replace with the Good

I replaced these bad foods with fresh local, organic raw fruits and veggies (including the honey). These foods I ate every couple hours. I mainly had fruit in the morning ( I drank lemon water or cherry water as well, but I didn’t do that every morning, and I filter my own water using a Brita filter pitcher I will not ever drink tap water unless it is properly filtered first). I chose which veggies I was going eat throughout the day and ate them every couple hours mixing in some fruit like tomatoes and cucumbers. (Yes, these are actually fruits because they produce seeds inside like other fruits). Then in the afternoon I have one large baked potato every day (sometimes two if I am hungry in the evening) and after it cools, I eat it like an apple with mustard one each bite. Mustard is also vital in maintaining a healthy body (More on that later). Added to all this… coconut oil. Coconut oil has multiple health benefits when eaten every day. I have been eating 2-3 spoons of it every day. I will also melt it down and pour a little bit over my veggie bowl instead of store bought salad dressing. I love coconut so I put it on everything especially when cooking and baking. (If you do not like coconut, then you can get the refined that removes the scent and taste, but make sure it is still cold pressed NON-GMO, and only one ingredient: Organic coconut oil).

The foods I cook like steak and pork steak I use olive oil or coconut oil cooking spray (lightly) and then pour some water into the pan and cook with water. I do not use butter (which is really fake butter anyway and filled with chemicals and GMO’s) grease, or any of those fake oils like corn oils or vegetable oils
(see the article Frying with Water by B. Smith II on this site for more information).

About the Author:

Bernard E. Smith II

Bernard E. Smith II is a published author and has a certificate in Applied Sciences concentrating in therapeutic massage from Baker College and is working on his Bachelor’s Degree for Health Services Administration. He wants to share with the world all the knowledge he has acquired and his own personal experiences as far as nutrition, reading food labels, real weight loss and how to achieve it, good and bad foods , and a host of other topics. His vision is to help others that want to be healthy and feel better achieve their goals as he has.

 

 






More Tips for Weight Loss by B.Smith II

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I have received a lot of questions for tips on how to lose weight and keep it off.  I do have some tips for losing weight and it worked for me:

#1. Stay completely away from fast food, processed food, and any diet food and drinks. These foods not only contain a ridiculous amount of sodium (which cause water retention and weight gain), they also contain a ton of man-made chemicals not meant for human consumption and they produce a ton of side affects such as headaches, mood swings, water retention, weight gain, and will completely throw your body’s chemistry out of whack. (A lot of today’s health problems are caused by these chemicals in our food).  Completely avoid anything that contains “ASPARTAME.”  This is a chemical that is considered the “sweet poison.”  Headaches, mood swings, and weight gain are just a few of its many, many, many side effects.  (I had headaches almost everyday til I discovered this in Nutrition class.  Now I seldom ever get a headache).

#2. Drink lots of water every day. Drink a glass of water before each and every meal. Not only will this help you feel full faster (therefore eating less) this will also help collect bad fats and flush them out of your system before they have a chance to be stored.

#3. Replace the fast foods and processed foods with lots of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. (I know from personal experience this is a lot easier said than done and it does takes will power and determination, but trust me, it is well worth it once you start seeing the results).

#4. Drink green tea if you like tea. (Not the instant tea, for that has sugar and chemicals, but the brewing tea bags). If you do not like green tea, then there are green tea pills (which is what I use as well). Green tea will burn fat fast if used properly. ( I know this from personal experience, as well). For a more detailed description, read my post “Green Tea for Weight Loss?” by B. Smith II on this site. This post was based on my actual experiences and results. I think you may benefit from it.

#5. As crazy as this is going to sound, but instead of one or two big meal at the end of the day, have several mini-meals throughout the day.  This includes a healthy breakfast, a healthy snack before lunch, a healthy lunch, a healthy snack before dinner, and a healthy dinner (drinking a glass of water with each and every mini-meal).  By doing this you build up your metabolism, which is your body’s natural fat burning process.  Having one or two large meals at the end of the day can actually slow down the metabolism.

#6. There is nothing wrong with having a dessert once and a while either. Schedule a time and dessert of your choice a couple times a week to not only enjoy the taste as a reward for your hard work, but also to avoid that horrid guilt of “cheating” on your diet. (I know that feeling very well). A dessert once and a while, if eaten within reason, will not harm your weight loss progress, so you really can enjoy a dessert without that horrid “guilt”.  ( I eat ice-cream a lot more now than I ever did as a kid).

#7. Stay active.  Even if sitting in your desk chair. Bounce a knee, twist around as I described in my article Green Tea for Weight Loss? by B. Smith II on this site.  Just moving around like arms, head, shoulders, legs, etc. even while sitting down at you work station. Doing these things really do burn calories.

 

Green Tea for Weight Loss? by B.Smith II

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If you want to lose some weight and keep it off without starving yourself and doing a lot of hours of vigorous exercising, then here is your solution.  Green tea helps to lose weight and keep it off.  I use the Liquid Soft-Gels Green Tea Fat Burner and drink the brewed green tea as well.  (Now, you don’t have to drink the brewed green tea with the soft gels like I did, but it certainly helps).  I had lost 20 pounds of fat using green tea.  I do not have the “jiggle” on my sides anymore and I can finally see my abs.

I use the Liquid Soft-Gels Green Tea Fat Burner and drink the brewed green tea as well.  I had lost 20 pounds of fat using green tea.  You must follow the instructions on the bottle for the full effect of your desired weight loss.  When the green tea soft-gels are taken in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet and exercise, they will help you achieve your weight loss goals.  The green tea soft gels are to be an addition to your daily diet and exercise plan.  Take two (2) soft-gels in the morning and two (2) in the afternoon with meals and a full glass of water.  Green Tea Fat Burner contains caffeine, so if caffeine is a problem for you do not take at night.

Want to know how I lost 20 pounds using the Green Tea Fat Burner liquid soft-gels?  First things first… I eliminated all fast food, processed food, and even some boxed foods (such as those instant meals in a box).  They are loaded with chemicals not meant for human consumption and a ridiculous amounts of sodium.  (one should have no more than 1 tsp of sodium a day).  Sodium causes the body to retain water in which case can cause what is called “water weight.”  Also diet foods and drinks that contain aspartame.  Aspartame is what is considered the “sweet poison” and has roughly 100 different  side effects and #1 on the list was headaches and also on the list was weight gain.  Replace all those bad types of foods with healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

What I did to lose the weight and feel better than ever was eat my fruit and whole grains in the morning: Apple, orange, banana, water melon, peaches, etc.  (You may choose any kind of fruit you like but, at least, 5 pieces of fruit every morning).  You need 10 ounces of whole grains throughout the day, so I would have maybe 2 slices of whole grains bread (toast), or 1 or 2 whole grain bagels with my fruit and a multivitamin.  (I would recommend a vitamin that is the closest to the actual food).

For lunch I had a large veggie bowl that consisted of lettuce, tomatoes, onion, garlic powder, cucumber, celery, baby carrots, multicolored bell peppers,  cauliflower, broccoli, and radishes along with whole grain bread, or whole grain crackers.  Use a variety of veggies you like so as not to get bored with the same thing everyday. (I used no dressing in my veggie bowls. Store bought dressings, although very tasty, would be counter-productive to the purpose of eating the veggie bowl).

As a snack I made fruit kabobs, carrot sticks, a small fruit salad (just a bowl with sliced fruit and nothing else), a couple celery sticks with low fat peanut butter, or some whole grain crackers with low fat cheese, and a bunch of grapes.

For dinner, (low salt, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, and as little grease and oil as possible).  A sensible dinner of 4oz  broiled or grilled  boneless/skinless chicken breast along with steamed green beans, a glass of milk, 2 whole grain dinner rolls, and applesauce.  (this is just an example of one of my dinners).

Exercise: I was always active so I added a routine in the morning, before I ate breakfast.  I would get in my computer desk chair and start to slowly twist my upper part of my body (arms out) one way while my lower part twisted the other way and doing a partial crunch keeping the abs flexed.  This helps to stretch out my muscles.  Then I would slowly pick up speed.  After a little while I would feel my sides start to ache.  Then I would keep twisting my lower part of my body and then reach upwards with my arms one at a time like I was climbing a wall.   After a while my shoulders would get tired.  I did this for 5-10 minutes before every meal and before I went to bed at night (after a hot shower).  This routine I did as an addition to my active daily routine.  You can adjust the time for as long as you want to do the routine depending on you daily activities.

 

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