Healing Hydration

TLC 3: The ABC’s of the Definition Diet.
You are what you eat. Nutrition “defines” your age. Every night when you go to bed and make those billions of brand new cells for your young and healthy body, they are made from what you eat and drink. If you want to take advantage of this miracle, information pills eat great food. Research now shows us that over 70%of premature aging is not the result of genetics but is the result of the lifestyle choices you make, including diet. A few small changes can be helpful, but a commitment to the Definition Diet will have a significant effect on how you age.

You are what you eat. Nutrition “defines” your health. Forget genetics, forget what happens on the SAD (Standard American Diet), and stop being an Average American. Your diet determines your health. The health of your heart, your skin, your mind, and the planet! Whole foods with high fiber are IN.

You are what you eat. Nutrition “defines” your body. There is a huge misunderstanding (that is perpetuated by the body building community) that you have to lift heavy weights on a regular basis to have muscle “definition”. I am here to tell you otherwise. Having a defined body is #1, the result of eating a diet low in fat and high in nutrients, and #2 working out in your Zone One. Nothing more, nothing less.

The Definition Diet focuses on nutrition and health, which will help you lose and maintain weight for life. You cannot maintain weight loss if you are unhealthy. Let’s start today knowing you can eat more food because there will be less calories. You will never be hungry because you will eat every three hours. You will loose weight and keep the weight off because you will increase your metabolism. Your sex life can be better. You will have better focus and memory throughout life.

The ABC’s of the Definition Diet in The 24-Hour Turnaround, TLC 3, teaches you to nourish and feed (not starve!) your hormones, your bones, your cardiovascular system, your muscles, and your brain—so you lose weight, balance raging hormones, have fewer mood swings, and are youthful and strong at any age. My Definition Diet will give you a complete understanding of why the foods you choose must provide optimal nutrition. The array of natural, whole foods in the Definition Diet speed up your metabolism and weight loss and slows down your biological aging today. I believe that food is medicine and can be used to keep your body balanced, healthy, and satisfied. The ABCs include:

  • A — for Attitude: you will learn the facts to formulate a healthy attitude toward food;
  • B — for Best Choices, Bad Choices, and Better Informed Choices: you will learn which food choices will help you stay healthy, lose weight, and halt or even reverse aging;
  • C — for Cleansing and Cleaning: you will learn safe and easy ways to purify your body, cleanse your palate, and clean out the pantry, so you are not tempted by unhealthy foods; and
  • D — for Definition Diet: you will learn the specific foods and schedules for eating on your personal dietary plan, why these foods actually increase how your body metabolizes calories, and the best way to eat these foods for weight loss and super energy.

The Truth About Vitamins!

There’s a lot of confusing and contradictory information surrounding the issue of supplementation. There is also a plethora of products that promise the fountain of youth and a cure for many diseases.

The one and only objective to supplementation should be to bring your diet, and therefore your entire system, into balance allowing your body to effectively lose weight and prevent premature aging while keeping you healthy.

The products that accomplish this include plant based minerals to support all functions of the body; a balanced formula of the proper and complete amino acids to build new cells; enzymes that stimulate digestion and metabolism; and certain herbs and plant derivatives that balance hormones and help prevent disease – all from a natural high quality source.

Reputable labs make excellent formulations that work synergistically to cleanse, detoxify, and balance your body to give you more energy, good health, young cells, and permanent weight loss.

For information on a men’s or women’s formula please contact us atinfo@24hourturnaround.com.

Get Started Today: Plan your menu.

I want you to make plans now—on paper—of what you will eat today. Use your journal page to plan your menu. Il give you detailed information on the Definition Diet in TLC 3, but for now, here’s a Turnaround challenge to get you started: Eat only whole food today. Whole food is “nature’s own”—in its natural state, unprocessed, and not packaged. Pretend that you are the first person on Earth and are searching for food. You cannot eat anything that comes in a bag, can, or box—and certainly nothing processed or prepared. The food has to come from a tree or bush. Or you have to pull it out of the ground. Check your refrigerator for these foods that “ancient women” may have eaten. Include your children in the game. Suggest that they pretend to be “ancient children,” and see if they can figure out what whole foods to eat. If there are none in your refrigerator, consider it a wake-up call to get to the grocery store ASAP. Some whole food choices for today might include the following:

Real Food

Review the following 10 real food choices, and select three for today’s menu that you will enjoy. In the Definition Diet chapter, TLC 3 you learn how these whole foods can help to accelerate weight loss, give you 24-hour energy, and keep you satisfied.

  1. Beans, lentils, or peas. Have lentil/split pea soup, garbanzo beans on your salad, or a bean burrito.
  2. Nuts. Allow yourself 1/2 ounce or about 10 to 12 nuts, and then stop eating them as nuts are high in calories and can be belly-busters.
  3. Dried fruit. Choose an ounce of raisins, peaches, apples, prunes, apricots, cranberries, or pears. Dried fruits are easy to pack and carry with you away from home for quick and nutritious snacks. (The Hunzas of Eastern Pakistan eat dried apricots, among other dried fruits, and live to be well over 100!)
  4. Whole grain. Choose barley, bran, brown rice, bulgur, couscous, millet, oats, polenta, or quinoa, as a cooked cereal or grain with your dinner.
  5. Tomatoes. Eat at least 4 slices per serving.
  6. Soy. Choose one cup (eight ounces) of light soy milk or a serving of edamame, tempeh, or tofu.
  7. Peppers (green, yellow, orange, or red), carrots, or cabbage. Use sliced, diced, chopped, or whole. Put in salads, soups, or sandwiches. Or use for dipping. Remember: raw is best!
  8. Broccoli. Use raw florets and chopped stems in your dinner salads or eat them lightly steamed.
  9. Two pieces of fruit. Choose citrus fruits, apples, bananas, blueberries, grapes, guava, mango, melons, papaya, pears, strawberries, or other. One-half cup berries or 12 grapes equals one serving size.
  10. Nonfat dairy. If you choose to eat dairy, select skim or non-fat milk; low-fat or nonfat yogurt, cheese, or cottage cheese. Organic is best.

TLC 3: The ABC’s of the Definition Diet.

You are what you eat. Nutrition “defines” your age. Every night when you go to bed and make those billions of brand new cells for your young and healthy body, they are made from what you eat and drink. If you want to take advantage of this miracle, eat great food. Research now shows us that over 70%
of premature aging is not the result of genetics but is the result of the lifestyle choices you make, including diet. A few small changes can be helpful, but a commitment to the Definition Diet will have a significant effect on how you age.

You are what you eat. Nutrition “defines” your health. Forget genetics, forget what happens on the SAD (Standard American Diet), and stop being an Average American. Your diet determines your health. The health of your heart, your skin, your mind, and the planet! Whole foods with high fiber are IN.

You are what you eat. Nutrition “defines” your body.
There is a huge misunderstanding (that is perpetuated by the body building community) that you have to lift heavy weights on a regular basis to have muscle “definition”. I am here to tell you otherwise. Having a defined body is #1, the result of eating a diet low in fat and high in nutrients, and #2 working out in your Zone One. Nothing more, nothing less.

The Definition Diet focuses on nutrition and health, which will help you lose and maintain weight for life. You cannot maintain weight loss if you are unhealthy. Let’s start today knowing you can eat more food because there will be less calories. You will never be hungry because you will eat every three hours. You will loose weight and keep the weight off because you will increase your metabolism. Your sex life can be better. You will have better focus and memory throughout life.

The ABC’s of the Definition Diet in The 24-Hour Turnaround, TLC 3, teaches you to nourish and feed (not starve!) your hormones, your bones, your cardiovascular system, your muscles, and your brain—so you lose weight, balance raging hormones, have fewer mood swings, and are youthful and strong at any age. My Definition Diet will give you a complete understanding of why the foods you choose must provide optimal nutrition. The array of natural, whole foods in the Definition Diet speed up your metabolism and weight loss and slows down your biological aging today. I believe that food is medicine and can be used to keep your body balanced, healthy, and satisfied. The ABCs include:

  • A — for Attitude: you will learn the facts to formulate a healthy attitude toward food;
  • B — for Best Choices, Bad Choices, and Better Informed Choices: you will learn which food choices will help you stay healthy, lose weight, and halt or even reverse aging;
  • C — for Cleansing and Cleaning: you will learn safe and easy ways to purify your body, cleanse your palate, and clean out the pantry, so you are not tempted by unhealthy foods; and
  • D — for Definition Diet: you will learn the specific foods and schedules for eating on your personal dietary plan, why these foods actually increase how your body metabolizes calories, and the best way to eat these foods for weight loss and super energy.

The Truth About Vitamins!

There’s a lot of confusing and contradictory information surrounding the issue of supplementation. There is also a plethora of products that promise the fountain of youth and a cure for many diseases.

The one and only objective to supplementation should be to bring your diet, and therefore your entire system, into balance allowing your body to effectively lose weight and prevent premature aging while keeping you healthy.

The products that accomplish this include plant based minerals to support all functions of the body; a balanced formula of the proper and complete amino acids to build new cells; enzymes that stimulate digestion and metabolism; and certain herbs and plant derivatives that balance hormones and help prevent disease – all from a natural high quality source.

Reputable labs make excellent formulations that work synergistically to cleanse, detoxify, and balance your body to give you more energy, good health, young cells, and permanent weight loss.

For information on a men’s or women’s formula please contact us atinfo@24hourturnaround.com.

Get Started Today: Plan your menu.

I want you to make plans now—on paper—of what you will eat today. Use your journal page to plan your menu. Il give you detailed information on the Definition Diet in TLC 3, but for now, here’s a Turnaround challenge to get you started: Eat only whole food today. Whole food is “nature’s own”—in its natural state, unprocessed, and not packaged. Pretend that you are the first person on Earth and are searching for food. You cannot eat anything that comes in a bag, can, or box—and certainly nothing processed or prepared. The food has to come from a tree or bush. Or you have to pull it out of the ground. Check your refrigerator for these foods that “ancient women” may have eaten. Include your children in the game. Suggest that they pretend to be “ancient children,” and see if they can figure out what whole foods to eat. If there are none in your refrigerator, consider it a wake-up call to get to the grocery store ASAP. Some whole food choices for today might include the following:

Real Food

Review the following 10 real food choices, and select three for today’s menu that you will enjoy. In the Definition Diet chapter, TLC 3 you learn how these whole foods can help to accelerate weight loss, give you 24-hour energy, and keep you satisfied.

  1. Beans, lentils, or peas. Have lentil/split pea soup, garbanzo beans on your salad, or a bean burrito.
  2. Nuts. Allow yourself 1/2 ounce or about 10 to 12 nuts, and then stop eating them as nuts are high in calories and can be belly-busters.
  3. Dried fruit. Choose an ounce of raisins, peaches, apples, prunes, apricots, cranberries, or pears. Dried fruits are easy to pack and carry with you away from home for quick and nutritious snacks. (The Hunzas of Eastern Pakistan eat dried apricots, among other dried fruits, and live to be well over 100!)
  4. Whole grain. Choose barley, bran, brown rice, bulgur, couscous, millet, oats, polenta, or quinoa, as a cooked cereal or grain with your dinner.
  5. Tomatoes. Eat at least 4 slices per serving.
  6. Soy. Choose one cup (eight ounces) of light soy milk or a serving of edamame, tempeh, or tofu.
  7. Peppers (green, yellow, orange, or red), carrots, or cabbage. Use sliced, diced, chopped, or whole. Put in salads, soups, or sandwiches. Or use for dipping. Remember: raw is best!
  8. Broccoli. Use raw florets and chopped stems in your dinner salads or eat them lightly steamed.
  9. Two pieces of fruit. Choose citrus fruits, apples, bananas, blueberries, grapes, guava, mango, melons, papaya, pears, strawberries, or other. One-half cup berries or 12 grapes equals one serving size.
  10. Nonfat dairy. If you choose to eat dairy, select skim or non-fat milk; low-fat or nonfat yogurt, cheese, or cottage cheese. Organic is best.

TLC 4: Healing Hydration

Quench your body’s thirst with healing hydration. Along with feeding your body right with whole foods from the Definition Diet, there’s another step you must take to function at an optimal level and to look and feel great: drink water and lots of it. Drinking water may sound like an oversimplified Total Life Change, but it is necessary to stop the negative effects of aging. Nearly two thirds of the human body is made up of water and fluid. This includes 90 percent of blood, 80 percent of the brain, 73 percent of muscle, 60 percent of skin, and 22 percent of bone. When you go for as little as a few hours without replenishing the water in your body, it impacts all your body’s processes, even causing dehydration, characterized by headaches, fatigue, the feeling of extreme hunger, and foggy memory.

As we get older, we begin to dry out, leading to flaky and wrinkled skin, constipation, reduced mucus and saliva, and even joint aches and pains. With age we also lose sensitivity in our thirst mechanism—which is why having a regular schedule to drink water each day is vital to ensure thorough hydration. In the 24 Hour Turnaround, I give you a hydration personal prescription and schedule, along with the facts about fluids and your health that will impact your life (and your family’s life).

Get Started Today: Water water everywhere.

Hydrate to Lose Weight

  • Proteins and enzymes of the body function more
    efficiently in solutions that are water-dense.
    This means that your rate of burning old fat is
    going to go up.
  • Liver function is boosted to its fat-burning max.
  • Water fills you up so you eat less.

Hydration Turnaround Tip. I want you to start hydrating your body today by drinking at least 10 glasses of water by bedtime. It’s no news that most of us, even the most health-conscious people, forget one of the most life-supporting substances: water. As I explain in detail in TLC 4, water cleanses your system, detoxifies your cells, and acts as a giant cooling system to regulate your body temperature and carry oxygen and nutrients to all the thirsty cells.

Starting right now, I want you to drink a tall glass of water. If you’d like, keep fresh lemon slices in the refrigerator to use for added flavor in your water. (Bonus: lemon has proven antiviral and antibacterial properties.) In one hour, have another glass of water. Now you’ve had two glasses of water, and you are well on your way to healing your dehydrated body. If you are reading this in the middle of the day, have 16 ounces (two cups) right now. Aim for eight ounces (one cup) every hour until bedtime. Keep drinking until your urine is clear.

If you still have a thirst indicator you are lucky—most of us don’t. A lifetime of not drinking enough water has desensitized us to our actual level of need. Learn to re-activate your sensitive thirst detector, and drink before you think you are thirsty.

Chlorine Alert — Protect yourself and your children.

"I have a love affair with water. I love to be in it; I live next to it; and drinking more than ten glasses of it each day has kept me lean, young looking, and healthy."

Up to two-thirds of our harmful exposure to chlorine comes from breathing the steam during that hot shower or bath and the absorption of the chlorine compounds through the skin. A warm shower opens up the pores of the skin and allows for accelerated absorption of chlorine and other chemicals in water. The steam our kids inhale while soaking in that tub can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than drinking tap water due to the fact that chlorine starts to vaporize almost immediately. Inhalation is a much more harmful means of exposure since the chlorine gas (chloroform) we inhale goes directly into our blood stream. When we drink chlorinated water, the toxins are partially filtered out by our kidneys and digestive system—I’m not recommending that you ask your kidneys to do this. The chlorine vapors are a strong irritant to the sensitive tissue and bronchial passages inside our lungs—so much so, that chlorine was used as a chemical weapon in World War II. The inhalation of chlorine is a suspected cause of asthma and bronchitis, especially in children.

Chlorine in shower water also has a very negative effect on our skin and hair, depleting them of moisture and elasticity and leaving them with a dull, dry appearance. Take a closer look at your kids when they come out of the swimming pool and have discolored hair, red eyes, and flaky skin. Now here’s the really bad news: we usually have higher levels of chlorine in our tap water than the recommended safe level for swimming pools. Unreal? If you don’t smell the chlorine when you pour a glass of water, that’s because your glass of chlorinated water is miniscule compared to the pool you swim in. Nonetheless, chlorine is in the tap water and is toxic to your system.

There are organizations that are fighting for the elimination of chlorine in our water supply, but unfortunately we know the consequences could be devastating to our health, because of the harmful bacteria and water-borne diseases. So how do we protect ourselves? We can remove the chlorine from the water we drink, shower, and bathe in using one of the inexpensive home water filters that are made for this purpose. Order a home water filter today!