Today begins Week 2 of the Belly Fat Cure. It's going good, I lost 3lbs this week. Jorge does a weekly live video with those of us in the 12 Week Live Coaching program and I really learned a lot tonight.
First, people are losing big numbers. And I mean big! There were people who lost 10lbs or more! Wow, that is really wonderful and exciting stuff.
Second: He talked a lot this week about the dangers of sugar and even stated it could be more dangerous to your health than smoking tabacco. That was quite an eye opener! He talked about how it feeds and encourages cancer and turns to fat in the liver and causes Cardiovascular Disease.
And lastly he talked about artificial sweeteners, and this REALLY hit home for me. You see, I am (was) a total Coke Zero addict. I have a few each day. I use Splenda in my coffee, hot and iced tea. I choose Sugar Free items over the full calorie items all the time. But that stops now! Apparently this stuff is really bad for you. I knew it was kind of bad for you, but now I think it may be the cause of my weight in the first place!
He recommended a book called Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by Russell L. Blaylock. It gets really great reviews on Amazon and has changed my view on artificial sweeteners.
Apparently Splenda has stripped my intestines of the good bacteria it needs to keep my body clean. Jorge even had Poop examples for us (made of playdough) to show us what we should be passing each day, and it was clear that my body isnt working normally. Its an embarrassing topic, but really necessary.
The end result is that my intestines are lined with fecal matter, what Jorge calls "False Belly Fat". With a fiber supplement, at least 5 grams of fiber in each meal and a probiotic I should get back to normal! So that is my next goal, to get normal! Because its hard to lose weight if you are barely have bowel movements, right? Sorry for the TMI.
Right now the only thing holding me back from doing WONDERFULLY on the Belly Fat Cure are these damn mini chip packs. We are allowed to have them, but I end up eating several. We are allowed to have 1. Im putting them in my husbands car tonight so they won't be "available" to me any longer!
Jorge will be on Joy Behar's CNN show talking about his movie Death by Sugar and they Book. Im looking forward to that so my friends and family can see what the heck Im talking about! http://joybehar.blogs.cnn.com/