- Diet & Weight Loss
Sneaky Fast Plan Helps Shrink Stomach
What Happens Inside the Body?
What happens inside your body when you swallow a bite of food? We begin with a short explanatory video on the digestive system. Did you know that digesting food is actually quite hard work for your body? Losing weight with the Sneaky Fast Plan is about giving the stomach a well deserved rest. So unless the reason for being overweight is glandular, or related to some disease, there is only one solution: simply give your stomach a chance to shrink back to its normal empty size.
Is your Digstive System Full of Crap?
What is the substance is that makes a potbelly? OK so there is a considerable layer of fat on top; you can pinch and feel that. But underneath the layer of fat, right behind dormant muscle tissue, there is more bulge inside the belly which makes some men look like they are 12 months pregnant. What is that stuff? Well, as we've just learned from the above video on the digestive system, the large intestine processes waste, undigested food, that turns into feces. Can you draw your own conclusion? The bitter truth is that people with big fat stomachs are literally full of (s**t) simply because they eat too much, always feel hungry. But why?
Why Do You Always Feel Hungry?
An overfed, stagnant body that never moves much is going to become very unsatisfied. Not aware enough to identify the real cause of its discomfort, the "food-addicted" body is not sure why it is always feeling hungry. It attempts to appease the vague sense of ‘want’, of feeling ‘empty’, by sneaking to the refrigerator, the chocolate box or the drinks cabinet for unnecessary, even harmful nourishment. This cycle not only makes you fat, it also creates guilt, harms your self-esteem, can give you indigestion, piles, candida, colitis, or stomach ulcers, diabetes, can make you obese, anorexic or even bulimic. You may think you are unable to change, but change is waiting just around the corner once you understand that your constant hunger is due to malnutrition. If one eats food that has lost most of its vital nutrients through processing, then the body craves for real food, craves for proper nourishment, and you will always feel hungry, even when your stomach is full to the brim. And yes, you will get fat. So what is wrong with fat?
The Fat Issue Disclosed
There is nothing wrong with fat. Fat is not evil, it is not to be feared. Fat is comfortable, cuddly, and has many useful purposes. What is the function of fat? Fat serves to maintain body temperature and to provide padding, protection and support. A mother’s belly stays fat after she gives birth because her baby needs this soft cushion to lie on while she is breastfeeding. That is, if the mother feeds her baby sitting on a chair. If she lies down on her side to feed, her belly will soon go away.
Fat protects the precious marrow-containing bones. Fat is a safety device acquired by the body so that when you accidentally fall over you don’t so easily break your limbs. A fit muscle contracts (becomes hard and bouncy) on impact. The bone is then safe. If a muscle is so weak that it is not resilient and bouncy enough to protect the underlying bone from possible damage, then the body has to resort to the next best form of padding: fat tissue. The padding quality of fat also helps those who are less fit support their body parts when they are stuck in static positions for too long. People whose movement vocabulary is small, who don’t use many muscles, often grow cushions of fat to be more comfortable.
How Does Fat Grow on you?
Unused muscles are very easy beds for fat to grow on. Fat does not like change. Fat is harder than relaxed muscle. It is lazy, static, and prefers not to be reminded of itself. Muscles can be toned up. Fat can’t move, but it can disappear. The friendly body’s first instinct is to be comfortable. It is therefore not going to keep a cumbersome lump of fat sitting on a spot where it would be in the way of a movement or even a position. As you vary your positions more, your muscles tone up, and the fat is no longer needed, it humbly retreats, to be absorbed and rejected by the body quite naturally. Now that you know how fat can grow on you, it is time for the Sneaky Fast Plan.
The Sneaky Fast Plan
The secret principle behind the Sneaky Fast Plan is that the stomach will only want to be full once it has had a taste of food. In other words, if you don't start eating, you won't feel hungry. Apart from understanding and accepting that notion, there are only 4 rules to remember to succeed in losing weight with The Sneaky Fast Plan.
- Empty your bowels before you eat
- One, or at most two meals a day
- No drinking while eating, only afterwards
- Reduce or omit meat and dairy consumption
1. Empty your Bowels Before you Eat
Without this first rule, that your digestive system must be clean before eating, you will not succeed with the Sneaky Fast Plan. If you have not been to the toilet today, don’t eat breakfast, or even lunch, until you'be been. The body is a mere container for passing food, energy, thought and feeling. If you fill it up before it is emptied out, you will create blockages and traffic jams inside which will soon cause you discomfort. Visit the throne before stuffing more food down your throat. Fasting for a day or two has never done anyone any harm. It will clean you out, ready to start afresh. If you do decide to fast, drink plenty of water. Simply make space for the food you are going to enjoy. Do not eat anything until you‘ve done a number two.
2. One, at Most Two Meals a Day
An adult can live happily on one good meal a day. This meal is best taken in the late afternoon, after the day’s work has been done or early evening before relaxing or retiring, . ‘Oh, but I would pass out if I did not eat a little every few hours!’ I hear you say. If you feel very hungry or tired during the day, eat a sandwich, but wait! Try this first and it will pick you up like a fresh breeze:
1. Find a clean floor space to lie down on a yoga mat or folded towel for a few minutes.
2. Stretch out fully, breathe deeply and feel your body relaxing into gravity.
3. Sit up and drink plenty of fresh water.
This simple procedure will give you instant energy and you may not need that snack after all. If you really must eat something, have a piece of raw vegetable or fruit.
3. No Drinking While Eating
A meal should be balanced in such a way that you don’t need to ‘drink’ your food down. A bite of food should contain enough raw, juicy vegetables or salad ingredients to moisten the mouth while chewing.
If you need to drink while you eat, it means that the composition of your meal is not right. Swallowing mushy, overcooked, dark brown food is not appetizing. Such food has poor nutritional value and is not easily digested. Raw vegetables, rich in fiber, mixed into a bite of food, boost the preliminary digestive process. Chewing produces saliva, and its useful enzymes begin digestion before the food even descends into the stomach. Rinse your mouth with water after eating your meal (to clean your teeth) but don’t, as a rule, drink during meals unless a special ‘wine and dine’ occasion demands the odd sip to toast for social etiquette.
4. Reduce or Omit Meat and Dairy Consumption
Why I Became Vegetarian
The dance studio was situated in a courtyard shared with the back entrance of a butcher’s shop. Every morning a large van delivered huge carcasses which were weighed outside in the yard. The legs of beef that were hanging from the scales seemed much larger than the leg of any cow I had ever seen in a field. Flies were zooming from the bins to the meat, happily gorging themselves on fresh blood. Stray dogs, cats and birds would negotiate any spare bones and leave their excretions behind. It wasn't long after moving in that we called in the health inspector who got the yard cleaned up.
The Big is Beautiful Class
On Tuesday nights I taught a fitness class called ‘Big is Beautiful’ for our more weighty clients. Some of these people’s thighs were so large, they strongly resembled the legs of the beef carcasses daily brought into the butcher shop next door. Some of the women's thighs in the Big Is Beautiful class were so fat, they would be rubbing together, causing soreness and impaired walking.
When I questioned our heavier clients about their diets my hunch was confirmed. They all turned out to be regular meat-eaters, some of them eating meat with every meal. Is the meat enhanced with growth hormones or steroids, I wondered. Are the weight enhancing agents being transmitted to the consumer? Watch the next video to find out the truth about the meat industry.
Advantages of a Vegetarian Diet
The positive side of this nasty story is that once I stopped eating meat I discovered a wealth of new tastes, spend a lot less time cooking, and have gained better skin, hair, nails and teeth in the bargain. So if you are determined to lose weight fast, give up meat at once. After a few weeks, you won’t even like it any more. Cooked meat will look to you like rubber and taste like wet cardboard that stays stuck in your teeth. You don’t need meat, you are meat.
If you think it inconceivable to survive without meat, eat it only occasionally and not more than twice a week and make sure you know where and how the meat you consume is produced (an almost impossibility).
How much Meat Do YOU Eat?
Weaning the Stomach
The stomach is a bit like a child: give it something and it will want more, until it is full. If you don’t start eating first thing in the morning, when your stomach is half asleep, when it has not even had time to empty its contents, your stomach doesn't want any food. Not having been active since the big dinner you gulped down last night, the energy gained from that dinner has not yet been used. You might be in the habit of eating first thing in the morning, but as you will notice, your body does not need any food at this early hour.
The Sneaky Fast Plan in Practice
Week One – Skip Breakfast
Have a drink of fruit or vegetable juice instead of breakfast to help empty your stomach from the previous day’s gastronomic abuse. You may drink water throughout the day as much as you please. By lunchtime, provided you have by then emptied your bowels, eat yourself to the full and avoid meat if you possibly can. Ditto for dinner time. By the third day or so, your stomach will already have shrunk slightly from skipping breakfast and from being allowed to have had a rest by being empty for a few hours in the morning. Do this for two weeks. Do not continue to the next step of the sneaky fast plan until you are comfortable following it up to this point by just skipping breakfast.
Week Three – Skip Lunch
Once successful with skipping breakfast (it might take you longer than two weeks, you might fail and have to start again at the beginning) go on and skip lunch. At lunchtime, have one of your favorite juice drinks. Now get into the routine of doing something you enjoy; like walking, or sleeping, or reading, or going to the hairdresser or library, or (if you must) go clothes shopping, or whatever takes your fancy and distracts you from eating. In all circumstances, don’t binge. By tea time or supper time, eat yourself to the full but go easy on meat.
After the third week, your stomach will have shrunk even more from skipping breakfast and lunch. Now you will require smaller portions to fill you up at your evening meals. Keep this up for two weeks. By now you’ll begin to feel the benefits of the Sneaky Fast plan.
Benefits of the Sneaky Fast Plan
- More comfortable in your body
- Feel less bloated
- Have more energy
- Move better, be fit, strong
- More time to do the things you enjoy doing other than eating
- Save money to go to the movies, or buy some more essential oils for your bath pampering sessions.
- Fit into nice looking clothes
- Be proud of your achievement
- Be in a good mood because your body is happier
After the fourth week, your digestive system should gradually begin to function normally. How do you know when your digestive system function normally? When elimination takes place regularly, once a day in the morning, shortly after you get up. If this is not the case, carry on skipping breakfast and lunch and eat an evening meal only until you have reached that stage.
Objection: “But I’ll faint if I don’t eat all day.” Answer: Nonsense, if you eat real food, one meal a day is sufficient for now. Besides, if you are overweight, you have enough fat reserves to keep you going for at least three weeks without any food at all. So stick to the Sneaky Fast Plan for at least a month, and you will enjoy its long lasting results.
How to Keep the Weight Down?
Once your stomach has shrunk back to its normal size, you will be able to eat three meals a day again. Because those meals will consist of real, unprocessed, non-addictive food, you will no longer be craving for food all day. The portions will be normal and that is how you will keep the weight down, by giving your stomach a well deserved rest between meals.
Weight Control with the Sneaky Fast Plan is a fun and easy way to lose weight because you are tricking your stomach into reducing its size without feeling hungry all the time. Remember, the stomach only wants 'more' once you start to eat. Take that evening meal as close as possible to bedtime. And don’t believe the myth that it is bad for you to go to sleep on a full stomach. This is only the case if your stomach is overfilled to the brim with excessively greasy, cheesy, over-spiced, and over-cooked meals and alcohol. Why do you think Mediterranean people take a siesta? Because the body likes to be at rest while the stomach is working hard digesting food.
Stick to simple meals. When you eat real nutritious food you don't need so much of it to stay trim, strong and healthy. Follow the links below for more useful information on real living food. But first bookmark this page or even print it (you could pin it to your notice board or magnet it to the fridge) so you won't forget what to do. Good luck, and If you have any further questions, join the discussion in the comments where all questions are answered personally.
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