If you're snacking on cheese, make sure it is the low fat type. The
saturated fats from dairy/animal sources is not the best choice from a
hormonal balance which is what you're after in the first place. The balance
is what diminishes the cravings and the desire to snack in-between meals.
Saturated fats have an adverse effect on the cell membrane and its function
as a messenger transport. When this happens, DHEA, testosterone, estrogen
and many other hormones become deficient. Reduce your intake of saturated
fat to 10 percent of your overall diet.
Some carbohydrates have an average of 35 percent protein and about 5
percent fat - the precise ratio needed by the body to manufacture hormones
and keep neuroendocrine function in excellent working order. If your desire
is to have more energy, lose excess bodyfat and feel satisfied in-between
meals for hours then you should eat LIBERALLY from this food group that have
this perfect balance.
Try snacking on these types of food and watch your cravings disappear:
Fruits: apples, grapes and grapefruit.
Vegetables: spinach, broccoli, kale, turnip greens, cauliflower, cabbage,
zucchini, cucumbers, artichokes, celery, tomatoes, beets, watercress, dark
green lettuce, Brussels sprouts, mung bean sprouts, mushrooms, parsley,
green beans, green peppers, eggplant, onions and dandelion greens.
These type of foods provide us with an abundance of antioxidants and
alkaline-producing and easy-to-digest proteins that maintain a healthy
insulin/glucagon ratio. They will arrest the 'alarm reaction' and stop the
cravings; plus there is NO RESTRICTION on the amount or portion size. No
matter how much of these foods you eat, you will not gain weight or disturb
the equilibrium of your body.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Tanner [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 2:32 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [EVOLUTIONARY-FITNESS] CKD Diet
> Doesn't mater what you eat, just reduce intake calories to less than
> that which you burn and weight will go down. No magic here.
> The body ONLY stores fat when dietary excesses of Carbs or Protein are
> eaten. The Liver turns the excess energy into TriGlycerides and hopes
> Insulin is around to cause them to be stored in the fat cells.
> A low carb diet will enhance Insulin sensitivity in both fat & muscle
> cells. This means that eating carbs on a low / no carb diet without
> exercise to empty the muscle's Glycogen stores will quickly result in
> fat storage.
> The hormones which activate Lipolysis (Fatty Acid release from fat
> cells) are:
> 1) Growth Hormone
> 2) Glucagon
> 3) Stress Hormones
> Eating fat will not trigger these hormones. In most cases, it will
> suppress their release as eating a lot of fat will signal the body it
> doesn't need to use any of the fat stored around your middle.
> Why would the body release more Fatty Acids from it's fat stores when
> the Intestines are providing ample?
> Fat (TriGlycerides) is stored by Insulin, which needs elevated blood
> Glucose levels, which is caused by eating more carbs which Insulin can
> store in the Liver's or Muscle's Glycogen stores.
> The CKD diet does work. It is very clever but does require a lot of
> exercise during the low carb portion to totally deplete the Muscle's
> Glycogen stores.
> I have no problems with the CKD diet. However it is tricky to get it
> working well and the amount of carbs during the weekend is critical as
> too few will not fill the Muscle's Glycogen stores (and result in
> reduced exercise capacity and Muscle Protein generation) and too many
> will quickly put on fat as the fat cells are, like the muscle cells, now
> hyper sensitive to Insulin.
> However the medical basis is sound.
> I do however question the long term benefits as the dietary habits it
> teaches are not what I would say are long term healthy ones. Pigging
> out on cabrs during the weekend may seem attractive, but what happens
> when you achieve your ideal weight? May be not so easy to stop those
> carb pigouts.
> The CKD diet is mainly used by body builders who wish to get a really
> "Cut" (NO FAT) appearance before a contest.