The essence of the word diet from both Greek and Latin is “manner of living” or “to lead one’s life.” Our interpretation that it means to eat sparingly to reduce weight or to eat for a special purpose is a modern day interpretation. I for one like the original and it is in that light that I would like to recommend this month’s book.
The author, Dr. Ron Rosedale is an expert in nutrition and metabolic medicine as well as an anti-aging specialist. He has worked with both the obese and those whose weight has just become a burden to their souls. Mainly people end up with Dr. Rosedale when nothing seems to work, not exercise, not starving, not Atkins. Like so many of us his patients may have had success in the early stages of a new program but it does not last and often these folks gain back the weight they lost in pretty short order.
What makes Rosedale’s program that much different is that he has made himself an expert in a hormone discovered only in 1994 call Leptin. Leptin it seems, is the master hormone, all of our hormones have leptin as a partner. If Leptin is not working properly then none of the other hormones can do their jobs well.
So what does Leptin do? It is responsible for the continuation of the species and as such it signals that enough fat is stored in our fat cells so reproduction can take place. It controls appetite and weight loss by telling the brain when to eat, how much to eat–and when to stop. According to Dr. Rosedale’s book, “New research shows that leptin may be one of the body’s most important hunger control mechanisms. Control leptin, you control your weight.”
Got your attention? Good because this book has about 150 positive testimonials at Amazon alone. The good doctor is on to something.
And you’ll probably be amazed at the antidote to too much sugar–the culprit here–eat more fat. Hmmm, where have we heard that before? One of my mottos is “don’t fear the fat.” It seems however that I have to modify my way of doing fat according to this diet plan. And I’m all for making the adjustments because there is still plenty to love–like guacamole, some cheeses, meats, nuts and butter.
Not to mention Dr. Rosedale’s twenty years of research and thousands of patients restored to a healthy weight.
The program is not an Atkins knock off though certain carbs are taboo. Protein can also be converted to sugar and stored as fat when there is too much of it just like bread. And the all-you-can-eat-bacon-steak-and-cheese fest that is an Atkins program is not healthy nor does it promote long term, long lasting results.
So many midlife women are battling weight gain now, more than ever in their lifetimes.
The Rosedale Diet can help. If you are willing to do it his way for 21 days you will see your cravings lessen and the weight begin to come off.
You will not be hungry, if you are, eat more, the doctor insists.
You will have to prepare some foods for yourself or shop at a health food store that you can trust to not cook with “bad” oils like corn or peanut oil.
You will have to enjoy the things you cut out long ago and cut out foods you rely on to satisfy those cravings. Trust me it will all be worth it in the long run. When your body is working like it should you will not have the cravings, you will get full when you eat, you will have more energy to work out or go about your day.
Oh, and since leptin is such an integral part of the entire endocrine system you may even see less symptoms of PMS, migraines, bloating, and other hateful results of a system out of whack.
The book has assessments so you can see where you are, what your protein requirements are, and more. There are 100 or so recipes, a great place to start though once you get the hang of the suggested foods you’ll probably want to create your own.
If 2009 is your year then I highly suggest you buy this book and commit to it. 21 days, how hard can that be?
Remember a diet is a manner of living. How about trying on a manner of living that proven to result in a healthy body that looks, feels, and works like it was designed to?