Calories Lie to You

Calories Lie to YouCalorie is a calorie right? The number of calories in an item of food is the oppressor for all who wish to be healthy. The fact of the matter is that even looking at a 2000 calorie diet, 2000 calories of donuts is not the same as 2000 calories of spinach. How is that even determined? Here is a quick explanation.

How do food manufacturers calculate the calorie count of packaged foods? – Scientific American

According to science the number of calories is determined by burning it and measuring how much heat it took to consume it completely. However, that is not how the body does it, so what is with that standard? What needs to be looked at is metabolizing food. Simply put the body breaks food down to nutrients (building blocks), protiens (building blocks and energy), glucose (energy) and lipids (energy storage) from there they are sorted for their particular function. Therefore metabolizing should be the measure of a food.

Dr. Mike – The Fallacy of The Calorie and Dr Libby – Nutritional Biochemist

advocare coreIn the end the types of foods are more important than the calorie count. Focus on what you eat and what it will become for the body. Donuts will not become muscle building nutrient packed spinach. Furthermore, focusing on the food is still half the battle since even the food does not have enough of what is necessary to sustain the body. Supplmentation is critical to ensure complete nutrition. There are few truer statements than, “You are what you eat.” Eat what will make the Better You!

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Clifford T Mitchem
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Chew Yu Foo

slow-down-chew-your-foodLong ago there was discovered an ancient martial art that allows the body to incorporate the wild herbs of the field and the game there abouts into itself. It is effective constant repetition of one motion and can be mastered in a short time. The ancient art is called…Chew Yu Foo! Or in the common tongue…Chew Your Food!

The motion is very simple and is illustrated in this step by step picture guide:

http://www.wikihow.com/Chew-Your-Food

Chewing is the first part of digestion and is highly underappreciated. For optimum nutritional benefit, after a wholesome nutrient and supplement filled diet is established, it comes down to surface area that the stomach acid has to maximize the breakdown into usable material. This is achieved by chewing each bite 32+ times, which allows saliva to thoroughly be incorporated, juice to be masticated, and flavor to be satiated.

Proper chewing only comes from habit. In the beginning you count and time yourself to determine when you have completely chewed the nutritous food you have enjoyed. It also helps that it be something that you really have a taste for. So you can get every bit of flavor out of it. After a while your discipline will just know when you have chewed enough without even thinking.

This futher allows the body to recognize that it is full before being stuffed or gourged. In turn eating less, absorbing more, and creating a Better You.

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Clifford Mitchem
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Brain Numero Duex

19256DD1-B797-4A8D-A7F2B1A191AAA8C7_articleMost people think that the mass of cells in their head controls the entire body. In reality the “gut” is a decision making center packed with nuerons that is virtually aurtonomous . Based on the food available the gut  informs the brain of hormones, proteins, hunger, and mood.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-second-brain/

Digestion and supplement intake is critical to maintain a strong immune system, battle cancer (I’m no doctor, but no doctor will tell not to be healthy), have mental focus, and positive attitude to deflect the haters. To maximize the performance continually drink clean pure water, 30% of water intake is used by the second brain. Take probiotics that enhance and replenish the flora that breaks down food to allow nutrient absorbtion. Healthy food has loads of nutrients and supplements round out what may be lacking or missing.

Challenge yourself to maximize the cooperation of both brains through the mental discipline to stick to a fitness regimen and nutritious food lifestyle. The second brain will reward you with serotonin, muscle development, and energy. Understand that your commitment determines the speed that the Better You comes to the surface. What is your plan?

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Clifford Mitchem
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Wellness Triangle

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Many feel that they are hitting a wall in their fitness program. The food is nutritious, the workout is intense, but the inches and the pounds are still hanging around. The third leg is missing…SUPPLEMENTS!

Commmercial farming has left our food nutrient deficient. Without the sufficient nutrients the benefits of our fitness efforts fall flat. That is where supplements step in to fill the gaps. They provide the nutrients needed to enhance digestion, increase nutrient absorbtion, and when the body has its proper nutrients appetitie is diminished.

To maximize fitness we need to have the energy to endure the regiment, then the vitamin and mineral materials to build muscle, and burn off visceral fat. The body is a complex system that does not use a single component by itself, but needs everything in connection, which begins with the supplementing our food to have what is needed for the base reactions. Suppplementing ensures the endurance to complete the exercise, power to maximize the intensity, and bio available materials to recover and rebuild the body to become the Better You.

These three work in conjunction as the wellness triangle that builds health and allows the Better You to come outside.

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Clifford Mitchem
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Your Body Needs Real Food

23884_207502109373764_1927392656_nNutritious food is real food and its intake is the key to being healthy. Nothing more, nothing less. Keep in mind that even organic food are not nutrient dense enough to provide everything that the body needs, which is why supplements are necessary. They are to supplement the nutritious food you are already eating.

The number one quest that people pose is what to eat. Fruits and veggies should be at the top of the list and salads should be large part of a food plan. One before each meal is a great start or even one for the meal. Leafy plants like kale, spinach, romaine, mustard greens, and collards so packed with vitamin A and K along with calcium and other nutrients. Staying hydrated is the next aspect to improve on. The standard practice is half you body weight in ounces. If you weigh 200 lbs the you should have 100 oz, which is just 5 bottles that are 20 oz each between the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. One as soon as you get up is a great start.

Remove or at best significantly minimize grains and dairy These vids explain why:

Nutrient Blocking Effects of Dairy – YouTube

William Davis – Wheat: The UNhealthy Whole Grain – YouTube

Reconnect with the feeling of vibrant energy, healthy satisfaction, and the Better You !

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Clifford Mitchem
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Fat Food

1017103_533387793391149_1245480827_nEating on the go is about the worst thing that a person can do for their health. Consider that if the food is cheap, so is the quality.

Preparation is the key factor in convenient eating. Grabbing a meal replacement shake, snack bar, breakfast bar, fruit, trail mix, or wrap is a fast economical alternative to the fat food restaurants. The difference being preparing it before you are in need of it.

For a meal ready to eat, make casseroles to get a balance of the food groups and in large enough quantity to last a few days. That way it just requires heating in the oven. Stay away from microwaves, it kills what small nutrient value foods have.

Making food at home is far more economical than eating out and will provide better nutrition and be higher quality than what you will get in 99% of the restaurants you pass. The average meal is $10-15 each while brown bagging it will cost maybe $20-$30 for an entire weeks worth. It just takes some fore thought and planning to accomplish.

Think in terms of the 6 P’s: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Furthermore the impact that you will have on your health knows no value. The side effects accredited to the junk that passes for fat food are numerous. Save yourself time and money! The Better You craves what is good for you and we just need to map out the route to make it happen. Achieve your success!

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Clifford Mitchem
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