SHM13: SuperHealthyMe Podcast: I Am No Longer Obese!!!

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This is huge news! Actually, I am LESS Huge. My SuperHealthyMe progress has succeeded in breaking me out of the official status of being obese.

In this episode, I document just how far I’ve come in this SuperHealthyMe lifestyle.

Wait till you hear about the weight I’ve lost and the new size of jeans I’m wearing. Hint: I no longer have to cut off that tag on the back belt area where Levis lists the waist size.

In October, I wore a size 40. Earlier in the year, it had been up to a 42.

The first thing I’d do when I came home with a new pair was cut off that sewn in label. I was too embarrassed for people to see how big they were.

Yesterday, I bought new jeans. I’ll make the reveal in the podcast. But suffice it to say, I no longer have to cut off the tag!

I also report my new BMI – Body Mass Index, the number that indicates how fat a person is.

Body Mass Index is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.I am just over 29.

Anything over 30 is considered obese. When I began this SuperHealthyMe lifestyle in Octber, 2014, my BMI was 34

Now, it’s 29.  I’m just overweight.

Here’s a link to the Mayo Clinic’s BMI Calculator if you want to see how you measure up.

BMI Classification
18.5 or less Underweight
18.5 to 24.99 Normal Weight
25 to 29.99 Overweight
30 to 34.99 Obesity (Class 1)
35 to 39.99 Obesity (Class 2)
40 or greater Morbid Obesity

 

I also reveal how many pounds I’ve lost and how some of my other clothing sizes have dropped.

salsachickenI also talk at length about the jump start program I used to break old habits and begin new, healthier ones.

I share one of my favorite recipies, Salsa Chicken. It’s 3 1/2 ounces of skinless chicken cooked in organic chunnky salsa. Total calories are around 210. Add some steamed broccoli – with no butter – and you’ve got a great meal that totals no more than 250 calories.

 

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SHM12 SuperHealthyMe Podcast: The pounds are really coming off now!

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An update on my amazing progress as I’ve embraced the SuperHealthyMe lifestyle, aided by an intense and unforgiving 40-day program of strict and very low calorie eating.
I don’t name the program. I don’t want this to be construed as an endorsement or to have the appearances of being sponsored by them. Besides, it’s not for everyone. I may share all the details later and name it.
But so far – half way through the 40-day program – I have seen dramatic results.
I share in the podcast my daily meal plan, how few calories I consume, what I have totally given up and… best of all… my lack of cravings or hunger.
I’m 20 days in so far and I think you’ll be impressed by the results.

 

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There’s Less of Me

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The SuperHealthyMe lifestyle change is on track and I couldn’t be happier.

Because of some technical and time issues and a busy travel schedule, I haven’t been able to get a podcast out for a couple of weeks now.  While the podcasts will resume in a week or so, I wanted to file this quick blog update to let everyone know I’m feeling great.

The pounds are coming off – 20 pounds so far since January 19 – but, more importantly, I am changing some lifelong bad habits.

I am on a strict, unforgiving 40-day program that is achieving amazing results.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • For the past two weeks, I have been on a doctor monitored and supervised, extremely low caloric diet regimen. By low I mean from 500-700 calories a day. Please, before you tell me this is not enough, let me say that I have carefully researched this and am convinced that, for a limited time, this is absolutely necessary to get my body detoxified, balanced hormonally and to optimal health.
  • I have completely given up all sugars, starches, fats and dairy. Gradually, these will be added back in to my diet but I have gone through a lengthy detoxification program that has me feeling the best I’ve felt in years.
  • I am eating only organic, whole food. I eat fresh-caught wild fish, grass-fed meat, cage free chicken – all free of chemicals. Same with fruits and vegetables. I have eaten absolutely zero processed food.
  • I am doing moderate exercise daily, as suggested by the doctor. Once I start to have more calories, I will  ramp up to higher intensity that will have me doing a minimum of 45 minutes of cardio six days a week, supplemented with two to three days of weight lifting per week.
  • I am taking a daily regimen of supplements.
  • I am drinking lots of water – about 60 oz ounces a day.
  • I have absolutely no cravings, am not fatigued and I sleep better at night than I have in months. I have no hunger pangs. None.

I will go into details and offer up a full update, along with lots of health and fitness news in the next podcast. But to answer the many emails I have received about how I am doing…. the answer is… great!

 

 

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SHM011SuperHealthyMe Podcast – Are Dietary Flaws Costing You Precious Energy?

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Ever suffer from brain fog? Fatigue? Weight gain?In this week’s edition of the SuperHealthyMe podcast, we learn all about functional medicine and correcting the things in our diets that make us fat, unfit, and tired.

I talk about how the food industry has hijacked the advice about healthy and nutritional eating by converting diet advice into profits. I quote from research by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and its Nutrition Action Health Letter.

My guest this week is Dr. Carri Drzyzga,  known internationally as “The Functional Medicine Doc.” She is committed to helping patients find the root cause of their health problems and fix the cause with natural treatments so they can feel normal again.

She has been in private practice since 1996, and is founder of Functional Medicine Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario.

Dr. Drzyzga holds two doctoral degrees in Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, she has training in Functional Medicine and The Kalish Method, and is a Certified Gluten Practitioner. Always an avid learner, Dr. Drzyzga has obtained a level of expertise in her profession that no other doctor in Canada has achieved to date.

Among other things she discusses:

  • How she overcame her battle with fatigue
  • The four most common nutrient deficiencies that cause low energy
  • How poor digestive health can actually fuel fatigue
  • Food allergy testing – The good, bad, and ugly that most doctors don’t talk about
  • It may be all in your head – The brain’s role in fatigue
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010 SuperHealthyMe Podcast – The Paleo Diet: Just a Fad or the Real Deal

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In this episode of the SuperHealthyMe podcast, after a review on how we can cut calories in our meals and reduce cravings, I look at the Paleo Diet to discover whether it is just a fad or the real deal.

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09 SuperHealthyMe Podcast: The Fat Apocalypse

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What a great show we have for you this week as we expose the dirty smear campaign launched by Big Food against a leading critic and dig into an online coaching program called the “Fat Apocalypse” that helps people jump start their healthy living plans by changing their lifestyle.

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Show Notes for Episode 09 SuperHealthyMe

In this episode of SuperHealthyMe, I share how that five pounds I gained over Thanksgiving week vanished almost as fast as it appeared. The weight gain stemmed mostly from water retention caused by excessive carbohydrate consumption over the holiday.

foodbabeAlso, I give a Food Babe update, explaining how the crusader for healthy living and full disclosure by the food industry of the ingredients in their products has come under vicious attack by “Big Food” interests, eager to discredit her coming book. The Food Babe’s real name is Vani Hari and her quest to investigate what’s really in our food has done wonders to help people take control of what they are eating by knowing what’s in commercial foods.

Her fans – I’m one of the biggest – have come together as a “Food Babe Army” to demand that Big Food “show us your ingredients.”

Information is power.

I go on a mini rant in this episode as I tell of the backlash Big Food has launched against the Food Babe.

But all one has to do is open their eyes to see something is very, very wrong with the typical American diet. Look at photos of your parents or grandparents from the 40’s and 50’s. Look at old movies. People were fit, thin, healthy-looking. Just look. Now look around you. The ultimate proof of how bad it is can be seen in our supermarkets where motorized scooters have to be available because so many of their customers are so fat they can not waddle down the aisles under their own power.

Keep up the fight Food Babe. You have an army behind you.

The Fat Apocalypse and The Bayley Body

In the main interview portion of the podcast, Mike interviewed Lauren and Fraser Bayley are the creators of The Bayley Body at http://www.thebayleybody.com , whose “Fat Apocalypse” online fat loss coaching program is seeing great results by many.

fraserlaurenbayleyThe Bayleys shared:

– Fraser’s Protein Pancake breakfast

– Lauren’s Green juice breakfast

– The unique challenges of those embracing a healthy lifestyle later in their lives

– The dangers of yo-yo dieting

– The optimum time to workout

– What each workout should include

– How often you should work out

– How to make healthy living a habit

– – The importance of support and accountability

Why sitting too much is really bad for you

The Bayley’s favorite fat-fighting apps:

Nutritionist

The Jawbone UP activity tracker and app

Word of the Week

1 Corinthians 9:27 –“But I discipline my body and keep it under control lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified”

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