Eating and Weight
With an abundance of food, eating is immediately gratifying but can
produce dysfunction and disease as a delayed consequence. I teach that
several diseases that lead to premature disability and death are caused by
eating too much of the wrong food and exercising too little. The second
truth is that normal is not normal. The foods implicated in causing
illnesses are common foods that almost everyone eats. Whenever foods are
abundant, humans each too much and become ill. Whenever alcoholic
beverages replace water, humans drink too much and become intoxicated.
A common hedonistic attitude explains that eating and drinking in excess are
essential components of celebration. Anyone who objects spoils the party.
The ancient Greeks divided Philosophy into an Apollonian school that
championed, health, rational thinking and civic responsibility and a
Dionysian school that championed celebration, overeating, eroticism and fun.
Eating, drinking and breathing are three essential behaviors of all
humans and all other animals. The gratification and reward of eating and
drinking is unmistakable. Our basic drives for food, comfort, love, warmth,
and security merge as we try to establish and maintain relationships and a
comforting home environment. Human relationships are built around shared
pleasurable experiences. Eating together is the principal bond among people.
Food pleasures are the easiest, most available form of self-gratification.
Eating and drinking together indicates social acceptance and tends to cement
social relationships. Intimate relationships often begin with dinner
invitations. Lovers feed each other the way doting mothers feed babies.
Body weight is often measure as a body mass index. Body mass index (BMI)
describes relative weight for height and correlates with total body fat. BMI
is based on applies to adults of both sexes. It is
calculated in either of two ways, as follows:
BMI = weight (kg)/height (m2)
BMI = weight (lb)/height (sq in.)
Underweight BMI Below 18.5
Obesity 30.0 and Above
Intelligent Weight Management
Americans and Canadians spend more than $35 billion a year trying to lose
weight and are getting heavier. The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics
reported that the number of overweight American adults increased by 31 percent
during the 1980s and further increased in the 90s. About half the adults in
Canada and the USA are overweight. Weight related diseases, especially blood
vessel disease, diabetes 2 and cancer will be the most common cause of disability and early
death in the 21st century unless this weight trend is reversed.
The goal is not really weight loss.
The goal is to become a healthier, leaner person and stay that way.
We encourage everyone with weight problems to give diet revision a try. Learn
about the Alpha Nutrition Program, a detailed diet revision plan that can help
you. In a modern context with an abundance of food, eating is immediately
gratifying but can produce dysfunction and disease as a delayed consequence.
Several diseases that lead to premature disability and death are caused by
eating too much of the wrong food and exercising too little.
The second truth is that normal is not normal. The foods implicated in
causing illnesses are common foods that almost everyone eats. Whenever foods are
abundant, humans each too much and become ill. Whenever alcoholic beverages
replace water, humans drink too much and become intoxicated. A common hedonistic
attitude explains that eating and drinking in excess are essential components of
celebration. Anyone who objects spoils the party. The ancient Greeks divided
Philosophy into a Apollonian school that championed, health, rational thinking
and civic responsibility and a Dionysian school that championed celebration,
overeating, eroticism and fun.
If weight regulation is going to be successful, it must be spontaneous.
There are no legitimate products on the market that cause or aid weight loss.
There are no machines that magically remove cellulite, fat or replace legitimate
exercise. Misleading journalism and unregulated product promotion combine with
fraud to dominate the public perception of weight loss. Unfortunately, a
sufficient number of overweight people appear to be gullible enough to keep this
wasteful and misleading weight loss industry going. Weight loss products and
claims appear to be out of control as regulatory agencies in the USA and
Canada only made token attempts to stop fraud.
Alpha Nutrition Program Ideas
We have some good ideas about weight management. All require intelligent
understanding , planning and discipline. If you are overweight, unwell and
developing some pretty serious diseases, you have to stop and change directions.
Constructive change is hard to implement and we know many of the reasons why
people fail. No quick fixes here.
If weight regulation is going to be successful, it must be spontaneous. The
regulation of appetite and metabolism is the responsibility of automatic
programs built into your body. These programs follow ancient principles of
biological design. One strategy to solve compulsive eating and lose weight is to
have a food holiday. You stop all food input, go through a quick withdrawal,
clear symptoms and have a fresh start on solving eating problems. Food can be
replaced by an elemental nutrient formula that has high nutrient density, is
easy to use, is quickly-absorbed and is free of food problems. Alpha
ENF,supplies complete nutrition while you rest and recover.
The Book Eating and Weight Management teaches rational food selection,
appetite control, weight management.
Read this book and use
the Alpha Nutrition Program to resolve food-related symptoms, restore more
normal appetite regulation and build optimal disease-preventing nutrition. The
book reveals the basic concepts of weight management and emphasizes aspects of
the Alpha Nutrition Program that are most useful in achieving normal eating
behaviors and weight management. Your efforts are first directed toward changing
food selection, eating behaviors and increasing physical activity. The Alpha Nutrition Program is a set of instructions and nutrient tools designed
to resolve disease through diet revision. The program is nutritional therapy, a
personal technology of health restoration and health maintenance. The books is
available in a print version and as an inexpensive eBook for download. 151
eBook version, Eating and Weight Management
- Eating &
Weight Starter Pack
Help understanding and managing overweight, obesity, and compulsive eating
disorders. Includes Alpha ENF, Alpha Nutrition Program, and the book Eating and
No one should claim that weight loss is easy, but weight management can be
pursued in a rational manner with an expectation of success. First, you have to
understand that the goal is not really weight loss. The goal is to become a
smaller, leaner person and stay that way. The key phrase is "stay that way". A permanent
change in food selection and eating behaviors is required for a permanent change
in body weight. We like to think that successful weight management is a natural
by-product of new healthy habits. A healthy lifestyle means that you feel and
act well, you eat well, you exercise, stay in shape, and seek mind-body balance.
- Order Eating & Weight Rescue
Alpha ENF is the principle meal replacement formula. Alpha PMX is a fat free version of Alpha ENF can be used as food replacement. Alpha
DMX is used instead of Alpha ENF for diabetes 2.
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