Lyn-Genet Recitas, author of a new diet book called THE PLAN, talks to Marilyn about how eliminating the surprising “healthy” foods that are making you fat and loose weight fast.
The Plan is broken up into 2 phases, The Clean and The Experimental phases.
Click here to find out how foods make you fat:
Tired of dieting? Good because diets don’t work.
Calories mean nothing and there is no such thing as “healthy” food: all that matters is how YOUR body digests food. When you eat a food that doesn’t work for your body an inflammatory response is triggered and this response affects your weight, your health and hastens the aging process. The Lyn-Genet Plan works by finding these healthy foods and when these foods are omitted from your diet, you lower chronic low-grade inflammation. When inflammation is decreased everything falls into place, health, vitality and optimal weight.
There are 4 basic variables for weight gain/poor health:
1. Not enough water
2. Consuming too much sodium
3. Eating reactive foods
When you eliminate foods that are inflammatory for your body you can increase your caloric intake because your body is no longer having an inflammatory responses which retards digestion and causes you to put on anywhere from .5 to 2 lbs in inflammatory response. This inflammatory response is NOT water weight. Water weight can be reversed within 24 hrs. Reactive response can easily last for 72 hours and causes more than just weight gain, it kick starts whatever our chronic or latent health issues are. It also affects our digestion (IBS, constipation, Crohns). In fact 70% of our immune system is in our gut so whenever there is a disturbance this affects us on many levels.
Reactive foods also hasten the aging process; people on an anti-inflammatory diet quickly notice that skin, cognitive functioning, sleep and stress response are all improved. As you lower chronic low grade inflammation you will find that not only is weight loss rapid but factors that you didn’t even consider as part of a reactive response such as stress and mood are enhanced too!
Exercise is healthy, but overdoing it is not! On The Plan we will teach you which types of exercise work for your body so you don’t hasten the aging process and affect your ability to lose weight and heal.
Each person is chemically unique, this is incredibly important to keep in mind. Foods may be healthy in a vacuum, but when combined with your individual chemistry can be quite toxic. Examples of highly reactive foods based on my research are: salmon, all shellfish, with the exception of scallops, turkey, pork, eggs, Greek yoghurt, roasted nuts, asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans, oatmeal….the list goes on. This does NOT mean these foods are bad for you - there is no good, there are no bad - this just means there is a high possibility that these foods will not work with your chemistry. The Plan will help you to evaluate which foods make you lean and vital!