Pat was in crisis.
His family history of high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart attacks, and cancer meant he had to take care of his health.
But life and a high pressure law office job got in the way. Besides, he was still young. So he swept it under the rug, and masked any symptoms with a little medication.
What’s the big deal?
We all do it, right?
Well, guess what…?
Pat’s doctor had some bad news…
A routine checkup revealed that this “medicine combo” was causing severe side effects, including liver damage. Pat needed to change medications or find an alternative way to improve his health.
Kicking the can down the road was no longer an option.
That’s when Pat came to me for help…
I had tried to advise him in the past, but this time around he was motivated and ready to listen.
The threat of premature death will make even the most stubborn lawyer pay attention.
I explained to Pat why what he thought was “healthy eating” was not really that healthy, and put him on a new plan. He followed it diligently.
Within months, all of Pat’s biomarkers of health improved, and he was able to get off all medications.
In fact, Pat’s results were so impressive that many of the lawyers in his firm started to ask him just what the heck he was doing.
When he told them, the law firm hired me to do a series of nutrition presentations to their staff.
So what did Pat do to turn his life around?
He stopped eating processed junk, for one!
Seriously, I’m not using scare tactics here. I’m sharing the truth — and that truth is alarming.
Making the right food choices might just save you and your family’s life.
If you think there’s nothing wrong with the way the average family is eating today, then I urge you to check out these stats:
- 2/3 of the U.S. adult population is overweight
- 1/3 are obese
- childhood obesity is at an all-time high
- 26% of U.S. adults over 20 years of age, and 36% of adults over age 60 (over 57 million) have pre-diabetes
- statisticians estimate that the number of people worldwide with diabetes will increase from 175 million in the year 2000 to 353 million in 2030
- man boobs (moobs) and muffin tops have reached epidemic proportions
It really is an epidemic. But don’t worry, because making one simple change can turn this around. I’m serious. Pat followed my advice and made one lifestyle change. And it improved every single one of his biomarkers of health.
Are you ready for the “secret”…?
He ditched the crap and started eating real food.
Now hold on.
Don’t run off just yet, because some of the details are key here.
This is the exact advice that I gave our lawyer friend, and the exact same advice that he followed:
Use Paleo/Caveman/Cavewoman/Evolutionary Nutrition as the foundation of your diet and as the first thing you think of when making food choices.
If the food was around in caveman times, you can eat it. If it’s man made it, don’t eat it. In other words, if you can cut its head off or pluck it from the ground, it’s probably good to go. If it’s neon blue and comes in a bag or a box, walk away.
Choose REAL foods (animals and plants) over REFINED foods (pretty much everything else).
Ditch the muffins to ditch your muffin top.
Choose NATURE’S foods (animals and plants) over self-proclaimed, processed and packaged “HEALTH” foods — refined oils, whole grain cereals and breads, 100 calorie snack bars, pro-biotic yogurts, protein bars, etc., — except for poisonous mushrooms, which you should probably leave alone.
Forget about mainstream media
and even scientific debate…
…and think about your physical appearance and health logically for a second.
Mass food refining has only been around for a tiny fragment of human existence. We evolved on natural food diets.
So what kinds of foods do you really think are better for us — apples or apple flavored cereal?
We were lean and healthy long before magic fat burning pills, miracle detox cleanses, “health” bars and shakes, etc., ever hit the scene.
The foods we evolved on are much better for us than the foods we invent.
Organic crap is still crap. Gluten-free crap is still crap. Organic, gluten-free cookies are still cookies, and they’re not that great for your health or body composition goals.
The Caveman can show you a better way. Wild salmon and spinach are gluten free too.
Have you been trying to lose weight but failing over and over again?
This one simple diet change will get your fat loss on track!
And here’s why:
It’s virtually impossible to stay in the relative calorie deficit necessary for fat loss, at least for any meaningful length of time, if you’re making poor food choices.
You can’t cut calories while eating crap and expect to stay the course.
And this is where point systems or other calorie counting diets fail. You’re not going to be able to stay on a diet plan for long if you’re eating low calorie lasagna, fudge cake, or “snack packs.”
Fake foods like these are just empty calories with no functional nutrients.
They have no effects on satiety or on the hormones that regulate appetite and energy intake.
You’ll feel hungry, deprived, and miserable if you’re dieting on that kind of food. In other words, you’ll constantly feel like you’re DIEting.
That’s why people yo-yo on and off quick fix plans…
They’re simply not sustainable.
And it’s not because YOU went off the diet.
It’s because THE DIET wasn’t sustainable in the first place…
As an experiment, I’ve had female clients struggle to net 1200 calories a day and male clients 2000 calories a day when they cut out all refined foods (including oils), and ate only real foods.
Pretty crazy eh? But it makes perfect sense.
It’s much easier to stay in the calorie deficit necessary for fat loss indefinitely — while still giving your body all of the essential nutrients and micronutrients it needs — IF you’re emphasizing real foods.
That means you can maintain a year-round fit physique, low body fat percentage, look awesome, AND have great health and vitality!
So let’s review the steps one last time. Here’s what I want you to do.
- Eat low calorie, nutrient dense, real, natural, high-satiety foods.
- Eat wild, hormone/anti-biotic free, unprocessed, natural animal proteins. They provide you with essential amino acids (for tissue maintenance – including lean muscle mass), essential fatty acids (for normal cellular and hormone production), vitamins and minerals (like B-vitamins, zinc, iron, etc.), and “good fats” (50% of the fat in beef is monounsaturated).
- Eat a variety of plant foods (fruits and vegetables). They provide you with fiber, different vitamins and minerals (A, C, calcium, potassium, etc.), natural antioxidants, and disease-fighting phytonutrients.
That’s all you really need for survival and normal functioning.
The rest of what you take in is all about energy production.
And the human body is very adaptive. It can use either carbs or fats as its primary fuel source.
In my experience, whole food fats are a better primary fuel source for certain demographics — inactive, insulin resistant, diabetic, and obese people. Fat from animal protein foods, avocado, coconut, and nuts is better for them than carbs.
Carbohydrates (natural starches) are a better primary fuel source for other demographics — athletes and regular exercisers. Yams, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and rice give them the fuel they need for the demands of their sport and exercise. If you’re not exercising, then you don’t really need them.
Oh, and I’ll give you a little BONUS here too…
Just because I’m cool like that.
There are a few key foods you should cut straight away, because they’re killing your health AND your physique.
Yeah, that’s right. You’ll never get a hot body if you’re eating these so-called “foods”:
- Concentrated sources of fructose — high fructose corn syrup and table sugar, packaged and processed foods. Excessive fructose consumption is linked to obesity, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, and elevated triglycerides.
- Trans-fats/hydrogenated oils — mostly found in packaged and processed foods. Trans fats raise total cholesterol, raise bad cholesterol (LDL), lower good cholesterol (HDL), and elevate blood triglycerides. Eating them is linked to our most common and serious health problems: obesity, diabetes, and a host of other risk factors for common killers such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and yes, even premature death. How’s that for a red flag? If death doesn’t do it for you, they also increase “belly fat” and induce abdominal obesity.
- High Omega-6 oils — found in refined vegetable oils. These oils disrupt optimum essential fatty acid balance (your Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio determines if you have lots of pain and inflammation or not), decrease insulin sensitivity and glucose disposal, increase risk of cardiovascular disease and certain forms of cancer, aggravate inflammatory and autoimmune disease, and promote whole body inflammation.
If you just eat whole, natural foods and cut these man-made pseudo-foods out of your diet, you’ll see huge improvements in all your biomarkers of health.
You’ll also finally start losing that belly bulge and thigh flab that never seems to go away no matter what you do…
It really is that simple. You don’t need gimmicks or pills or complicated plans. The fitness industry just tells you that to make you spend money.
The first step — and the one that makes 90% of the difference — is eating whole, natural, unrefined foods. And that’s all Pat did to turn his health around. He learned that eating real food can restore sliding health and improve your quality of life.
Now, there are a few more steps you’ll need to add if you want a hot body.
Natural foods will improve your health enormously.
But fat loss takes just a bit more effort.
Meal timing — which foods you eat at which time of day — is also important. And that key alone can make dieting easy, sustainable, convenient, and pain-free.
I’ll tell you all about it on the Next Page.