Eat Like A Caveman To Avoid Belly Fat…

December 8, 2010 by  

There is so much power within the Soul Language community…I wanted to share with you members experience and expansions.

This guest blog is by Laura Sullivan.  She is a Matriarch (Axiom of Quest), Nurturer (Axiom of Translation) and a Librarian (Tone)

Most of my clients want to lose weight so they can fit into that dress or wear a bathing suit to the beach without feeling self-conscious.

While I understand those desires, I urge my clients to look at fat as a health risk rather than a reason to beat themselves up.  70% of American adults are overweight, while 30% are obese and 50% hypoglycemic; and childhood obesity is quickly becoming an epidemic.

With these staggering statistics, it’s no wonder heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome are on the rise.  Belly fat, or visceral fat, is dangerous because it surrounds your internal organs.

This fat poisons the liver, leads to insulin resistance, and squeezes the kidneys, causing high blood pressure; potentially taking 15 years off your life.  There is also new research revealing that visceral fat is not dormant and could release toxins and hormones into the blood.

So what can you do about visceral fat?  A good rule is to keep your waist measuring ½ your height in inches or less.  I’ve outlined a few tips below to help you reduce belly fat and feel great.

  • Cut down on sugar – both sucrose and fructose. This alone will do amazing things for your health and weight.  Americans eat nearly 150 pounds of sugar per person per year on average.  Make it your goal to reduce this average.
  • Eat more vegetables — Vegetables have huge amounts of phyto-nutrients to help your body function properly, and most Americans don’t eat enough of them.  A good goal is to eat 5 servings of vegetables per day.
  • Read ingredient labels —  The only way to know what you are really eating is to read the ingredients.  The fewer the ingredients and the fewer the ingredients you can’t pronounce, the better.
  • Eat like a caveman would have eaten — They hunted and gathered and had no processed foods.  Try going a month without buying or eating any food that comes from a box and see how you feel…you will be amazed.
  • Get enough sleep — When we are sleep deprived our blood sugar becomes more difficult to control.  This can cause hormonal imbalance which leads to weight gain – specifically belly fat.
  • Stay hydrated — Dehydration can cause symptoms similar to low blood sugar, making you reach for more sugar when all your body needs is more water.

Laura Sullivan, Holistic Health Practitioner
Upon Graduating from Tulane University with a degree in Neuroscience, Laura joined the Peace Corps in Ghana, West Africa.  As a volunteer she became very interested in the effect food has on health and happiness.  That interest coupled with her personal healing led Laura to a life of holistic health counseling and education.  Laura graduated from the Global College of Natural Medicine and did an herbal apprenticeship under a prominent herbalist in Charlottesville, VA.  She then continued her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC while educating and mentoring other students.   Laura truly enjoys both educating and learning from her clients.  Each client has a unique energy and healing path, and she is honored when she can become a part of that path.

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