Saturday, January 24, 2009

My number one diet advice

Just a quick one this morning folks. I've been working like mad on something that is going to be huge. And when I say huge, I MEAN huge.

I will be telling you more about that very soon ;-)

Today, I wanted to share with you a little piece of advice, that although simple, can make an incredible change to your body almost overnight.

And this has to do with diet.

Although the Atkins diet has come and gone for the most part (thank heavens!) it did leave us with one tid-bit of information that is truly valuable.

And that is, GET RID OF STARCH!

What I mean by starch is potato, pasta, flour products of any kind, rice, etc. On top of this, refined carbs like sugar and high-fructose corn syrup and even fruit juice are all ticking time bombs; waiting to make you explode into jean sizes you'll be embarrased to admit you wear.

Now, most people assume that many of these foods are healthy choices. I mean, you would think that a baked potato is great compared to a plate of french fries.

Let me put it like this: Starches are a form of highly condensed energy. Energy that you just simply ARE NOT BURNING. If you have job that required to you be physical all day long (like a farmer, carpenter, laborer etc.) then you can get away with it, but then again, if you have one of these professoins, chances are your weight isn't too much of a problem.

The reality is, our lives are VERY sedentary. Even if you're 'busy' (who isn't) you probably aren't all that physicaly active. And while you do need some carbs to fuel your brain and keep you going throughout the day; the carbs you are getting from fruits and veggies are plenty to accomplish this task.

Quite simply, if you are eating carbs, and you have an inactive lifestyle, those carbs are not being used as energy, and WILL end up as body fat, period.

You need to make a shift from having meat, potatoes, and veggies for dinner, to having a salad, meat, and some cooked veggies.

Resist it as much as you want, but my clients who have the best success are all following this type of plan. This is what my wife and I have been doing for years now, and I can tell you the results were visible nearly overnight.

If you MUST have carbs, eat them only in the morning, and in sensible amounts. After that, focus on fresh fruits and veggies, and protein for the rest of your meals, and you will be amazed at the changes in your body.

Put this in to practise now folks. Don't wait any longer. The sooner you do this, the sooner you will get great results.



Anonymous said...

Hi, Rylan:

This is something you've helped me with, and it's made a huge difference in helping me see the definition I was looking for. I have to admit it was hard at first because I really love my bread, but when you see such great results it makes it easier to stick with it.

Thanks for the great tips. Keep 'em coming!


Rylan Duggan RK, CSCS said...

Thanks for the comments Vicki. It does take some will-power, but I do agree, it is one of the most powerful transforming habits you can do for yourself.

Keep up the good work!

jan said...

Wow, I'm a carboholic, but I know I feel better when I don't do the starch thing. So, This week I'm going to try (no, do) it and I even got my husband to commit to it other than his breakfast. I told him we'd weigh tomorrow and Saturday and see how we feel and what it did for us. I'm excited. jan

Rylan Duggan RK, CSCS said...

Great job Jan, keep it up. Stick with it past a week though, and the results will be so much better.

I challenge everyone to make this change for just 40 days, and then you can judge for yourself how you look and feel.

I guarantee you won't want to go back.

Christine RN, BTech SN (OHN) said...


You are right! I sure don't want to go back.

Daniel Munday said...

Spot on Rylan,
too many carbs in the diet are a killer to any fat loss plan.

Love your posts, keep em up.


Rylan Duggan RK, CSCS said...

Thanks Dan, appreciate the kind words.