Weight Loss is on the minds of millions every day. To understand why weight loss is so difficult to achieve you need to understand why your body accumulates extra weight in the form of fat. Every Body contains its own weight loss mechanism. Losing weight can be simple and painless once you know how to turn your mechanism on. You may be surprised to learn it’s not what you eat but what you don’t eat that is behind your weight loss problems. Before you begin another diet or weight loss program, see if you don’t agree with us. If you are concerned about weight loss, the chances are very great you have never had access to this information before.
It may be hard to think of overweight people as being undernourished but think about it. Our bodies require all of the essential elements to go about their business of building, maintaining and restoring themselves. When the food you eat doesn’t contain enough of the elemental building blocks, your body signals your brain to tell you to eat more. It is quite natural for you to willingly oblige and when you do it is quite natural for your body to store those extra calories as fat. If your body was getting everything it needed it wouldn’t be hungry and if it wasn’t hungry you wouldn’t be fat. Sound simple, it is! Weight control is a natural function of your body. Simply give it what it needs and it will respond. Let’s play Sherlock Holmes for a few minutes, let’s begin at the beginning and follow the deductive reasoning that illustrates these simple facts.
- First Fact: Your body is a self replicating machine, it continuously replaces worn or damaged parts.
- Second Fact: Your body must have daily supply of essential elements in order to perform the critical tasks of maintaining, rebuilding and replacing itself.
- Third Fact: The food you eat contains only minimal amounts and sometimes none of most of the essential elements your body needs.
- Fourth Fact: When you don’t get the nutrients you need, your brain signals you to eat.
- Fifth Fact: When you eat more calories than your body can burn, many are stored for later use as fat.
Looking at the facts in a logical sequence demonstrates why you are compelled to eat more calories than you use. To further illustrate this point, it is helpful look at food for what it does:
- Fuel: Food is the fuel your body needs to keep your motor running. Your body chemically converts a large portion of the food you eat into energy. The energy producing portions of the food you eat are either burned, stored as fat, or disposed of. Bodies are very efficient machines. They will store as much excess energy as they can to guard against running out of fuel. When your car runs out of fuel you can just park it until you get some more, but if your body runs out of fuel you die. Don’t hate your body for the functions that keep you alive!
- Building Blocks: Food provides the building blocks you need in the form of phytogenic chemical compounds. There is little question that it is best to get the nutrients your body needs from food because your body was designed to use essential elements arranged by biological mechanisms. Unlike plants, your body can’t effectively use elements that come directly from the soil.
The following graphic tells you what you are made of:
The chart below the pyramid illustrates what is actually in the food we eat. It has been known for a long time that essential elements were not in our foods but before now there was little that could be done about it.
The elements listed below are the known elements that make up the human body.
oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, magnesium, iron, fluorine, zinc, silicon, rubidium, strontium, bromine, lead, copper, aluminum, cadmium, cerium, barium, iodine, tin, titanium, boron, nickel, selenium, chromium, manganese, arsenic, lithium, cesium, mercury, germanium, molybdenum, cobalt, antimony, silver, niobium, zirconium, lanthanum, gallium, tellurium, yttrium, bismuth, thallium, indium, gold, scandium, tantalum, vanadium, thorium, uranium, samarium, beryllium, tungsten
According to Senate Document 264 Americans have been suffering from malnutrition for at least 64 years!
Below is the Governments Food Pyramid. It is supposed to represent the perfect diet. So what’s wrong with this picture?
If the minerals critical to health aren’t in the soil, how can they be in the crops? The obvious answer is, they aren’t. To prove our conclusions we went shopping. We purchased all of the fresh fruits and vegetables in the pyramid, put them in a blender and then took them to a commercial laboratory for analysis. The following chart shows what we found.
- Many essential elements are not there at all.
- Of the ones that are there you would have to eat a rather large amount to get your minimum requirement. For instance:
9.9 Pounds to get a minimum daily requirement of iron
12.57 Pounds for Calcium
8.8 Pounds for Zinc
6.94 Pounds for Phosphorus
4.4 Pounds for Copper
Starting to get the picture?
Certificate of analysis reported in mg/kg