Monthly Archives: April 2016

Review Of The Belly Fat Cure Fast Track

This is the second book written by Jorge Cruise  to help you lose weight fast. It states that you can lose up to 14 pounds in 14 days if you follow the diet to the letter.Belly fat cure review

The book explains all the reasons we are overweight and how to combat the problem. Jorge discusses in detail about all the foods that contain hidden sugar and carbs, like milk, juices, and most processed foods. the book also explains in detail how sugar and carbs affect your health and specifically your digestive track.

There are many testimonials with photos (before and after) included to inspire you to   take the diet plunge. The book includes a 2 week menu to follow for optimum results, that you can follow to the letter or mix and match within the same category.

Pro:

  • The book has a section with 25+ recipes to try for variety.
  • Easy to follow plan.
  • A very healthy way to eat
  • Recommends regular, easy to find foods.
  • Can lose up to 14 pounds in 14 days. Good incentive.
  • No special food to purchase.
  • Includes a section on exercise. Which will help with the quick weight loss.

Cons:

  • Very similar to Atkins and South Beach diet.
  • A large amount of weight loss may be hard to attain.
  • Very limiting with not much variety.

This book recommends strongly to take probiotics to help clean out your digestive track, suggesting that is the culprit, getting rid of excess waste.

All in all I think that this form of eating is good for you, because you are basically eating whole natural foods with very little sugar and carbs and no processed foods. I just wish someone would invent a no carb ice cream. I know there is a low-carb version, but I haven’t seen a no carb version.Review of the belly fat cure

 

If you have any questions about fasting or dieting, or any helpful information, I would love to hear from you, so please leave a comment below, and I’ll be sure to answer you and thank you.Deanna

Ingredients To Keep On Hand When Dieting

 

Dieting can be hard as most of us know. So here is a list of ingredients to keep on hand when dieting that hopefully will help with your struggles and see you succeed.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon adds a lot of flavor to bland dishes. It can give a little kick to many recipes. Just think outside of the box, plus it contains added nutrients.food to keep on hand

 

Black Pepper

Excellent for adding flavor to almost any recipe, without adding any unnecessary calories.

Lemons 

Drink a glass of warm water with fresh lemon for many beneficial effects. Lemons help the digestive system and it helps to cleanse the liver. Lemon gives great flavor to many dishes, especially fish. Plus drinking water with lemon through the day is better for you than sugary drinks that just add calories.food to keep on hand

Fresh Ginger 

Exceptionally good for your digestive track. It helps with bloating also. Make a refreshing tea with ginger or grate fresh ginger into different recipes.

Quinoa

Just getting popular in many cultures it is very versatile. It’s great in the morning for breakfast, or on a salad for lunch, and as a side dish with your dinner in the evening.

Quinoa helps to lower cholesterol and add fiber to your diet.

Mustard Seed

Add to rice dishes and curry dishes, for added flavor, mustard seed has an anti-inflammatory effect on your body.

Cayenne Pepper

Add some pep to your dishes with cayenne pepper. It will help curb the hunger pangs and at the same time, cayenne pepper will help burn more calories.

Beans

Beans, chick peas and lentils will help you feel full for a longer time. Very low-fat, which will help with weight loss. Full of B vitamins, potassium ,and fiber. All the bean family can be used in many different ways.

Almond milkIngredients to keep on hand

Use almond milk instead of regular milk. Regular milk is loaded with sugar and fat and not helpful to weight loss.

Almond milk contains calcium, vitamin A, iron, vitamin E, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, and copper. So almond milk has many key nutrients to help keep you healthy in your weight loss journey.

Fresh Vegetables

Especially green leafy vegetables, they fill you up and have plenty of nutrients. Serve them cooked (preferably steamed) you don’t want to cook all the vitamins out, or raw. Delicious both ways.

Fresh vegetables are rich in chlorophyll and fiber, they are also helpful in keeping your colon healthy.

Greek yogurt food to have on hand

Greek yogurt is helpful for you to lose more fat while retaining your muscle. It can be used in smoothies, salad dressing and as a dip for veggies.

If you’re having a hard time losing weight,  check out my articles about juice fasting and see my review of the Breville Blender.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I will get back to you as soon as possible and thanks. Deanna

Dukan Diet Review

Here is the Dukan Diet Review

NAME: Dukan Diet

Website: dukandiet.com

Price: $29.99 per month

Owners: Dr. Pierre Dukan

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 Product Overview: A diet program similar to Atkins. There is a charge and there are various products you can purchase, food, supplements, books, and coaching to name some of them.

It’s a low-carb diet that is quite restrictive in the initial phases. They entice you with the quick, (10 pounds in one week) plan. If you are familiar with Atkins or the South Beach Diet, it is very similar.

I don’t personally know anyone that has been on this program, but it seems like it could work.

The Good: It also has, what I thinks is good way to get back to eating regular food and not gaining the weight back.

The Bad:  Personally I think it’s quite expensive, although no more than any other program out there.

Who is Dukan Diet For? Anyone who is in need of a structured plan to lose weight. I like the fact that a sensible exercise plan is included.

Tools & Training: A boatload of tools and training are available on their website. If you join you will get set up with a personalized program including how much time it will take you to lose the amount you want.

They also will calculate how much you need to lose and how long it will take. 

Support: There is a coaching section available if you feel you need it, for a charge.

On this diet you are told you can lose 10 pounds in the first week following this plan. French general Pierre Dukon created this diet in 2000 which has 4 different phases.Dukan Diet

The first phase or “attack” phase, you eat all the lean protein you want, 1.5 tablespoons oat bran and at least 6 glasses of water.

This is a list of the approved foods that you can eat unlimited amounts of:

Proteins

Lean meats

Beef tenderloin – filet mignon – buffalo – lean ham – lean kosher hot dogs – lean pork chops – lean roast beef – port tenderloin – pork roast – steaks – London broil – veal chop – veal scaloppini.

Poultry

Chicken – chicken liver – Cornish hen – fat-free turkey and chicken sausage – low-fat deli meats – ostrich – quail – turkey – wild duck.

Fish

artic char – catfish – cod – flounder – grouper – haddock – halibut – herring – mackerel – mahi mahi – monkfish – orange roughy – perch – red snapper- -salmon – sardines – swordfish – seabass – shark – sole – tilapia – trout – tuna.

Shell Fish 

clams – crab – crawfish – lobster – mussels – octopus – oysters – scallops – shrimp – squid.

Vegetarian Proteins

seitan  – soy foods – veggie burgers – tempeh – tofu.

Fat-free Dairy Products
Fat-free cottage cheese, Fat-free cream cheese, Fat-free milk, Fat-free plain Greek style yogurt, Fat-free ricotta, Fat-free sour cream.

Sugar-free gelatin

This is what you are allowed on the first or “attack” phase.

Moving on to the second or “Cruise” phase:

Here is where you will start incorporating vegetables into your diet.dukan diet

This is the list of vegetables allowed on the “cruise” phase

Artichoke – Asparagus – Bean sprouts – Beet – Broccoli – Brussels sprouts – Cabbage – Carrot – Cauliflower – Celery – Cucumber – Eggplant – Endive – Fennel – Green beans – Kale – Lettuce, arugula, radicchio – Mushrooms – Okra – Onions, leeks, shallots – Palm Hearts – Peppers – Pumpkin – Radishes – Rhubarb – Spaghetti squash – Squash – Spinach – Tomato – Turnip – Watercress – Zucchini

Shirataki; From the Attack phase can be used The Konjac root from Asia (China and Japan) is satisfying, rich in fiber, stimulates intestinal transit and has virtually no calories. You can also find konjac in other forms, such as a powder or ‘flour’ and sometimes a gel. You can use any form for Dukan cooking.

  • OLIVE OIL : starting from the cruise phase . Olive oil is  rich in omega 3 fatty acids, polyphenols and vitamin E (an antioxidant) – necessary for good health. Limited quantity: 1 teaspoon.
  •  GOJI BERRIES : starting from the Attack phase. Limited quantity: Pure Protein days:

1 Tablespoon, Proteins and Vegetables days: 2 Tablespoons.

  •   WHEAT GLUTEN : 4 tablespoons / week (all phases)

Many diets help you lose weight, but very few teach you how to keep it off.  95% of people will usually gain the weight back and even more. This is where phase 3 or Consolidation Phase comes in.

The 3rd phase means the end of weight loss. Here you will gradually incorporate the missing food groups ( fruit, carbs, starch veggies) in the proper sequence so you don’t gain the weight back.

The fourth phase is the Stabilization phase. You need to do these 3 things every day to maintain your new found weight loss.

  1. Consume 3 tablespoons of oat bran every day.
  2. Take the stairs whenever possible daily.
  3. Every Thursday have a pure protein day from the Attack phase.

Final Verdict

If you need support and structure this might be the plan for you. You can purchase food or not so there is some flexibility, more so than some plans and I like the way the diet helps you reintroduce foods so you don’t gain the weight back.

I hope this article was helpful to you and if you have any questions please leave a comment or question below. Thanks, Deanna