The Skinny Chef's Digest
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July 22nd, 2005
Issue #5 ======> July Issue! <======
In this issue of The Skinny Chef's Digest:
How Michael Moshiri lost 20 pounds by discovering he was allergic to some foods, and how you could do the same too.
Hint: It does not involve eliminating or reducing carbs, slaving yourself to the gym, or eating cardboard tasting food.
Read the Article to find out...
Table of Contents
1. What's Cooking!?(And Why Are We So Blooming Late!?)
Are You Allergic To The Foods You Eat? Find Out Now. Your Life May Depend on it.
Allergic To Gluten? Find Out Why It's Important to Know.
3. Top Low Fat Recipes of The Month
4. Food For Thought
1. What's Cooking? And Why Are We So Blooming Late!?
This month I have implemented a few changes to my site, hopefully making it much easier for you to navigate. But I believe in gradual and "neverending" improvements, and there are many pages more that need a revamp... at least in "look and feel" terms.
This issue of TSCD should have been out a couple of weeks ago, but my priority was to add more recipes for you.
So I ended up concentrating on adding a few more recipes over the last few weeks. I have added: chinese low fat recipes, low fat seafood recipes, and low fat smoothie recipes, and I am currently adding a few low fat meat recipes for your enjoyment.
Of all of the new sections in my site, I really enjoyed doing the low fat smoothie recipes one because it allowed me to develop a report on vegetable and fruit juices based on my research on the subject. I also started giving away a copy of an ebook called "Smoothies for Athletes Limited Edition" as a way of saying "thank you" to those who donate a small amount towards my site.
Smoothies for Athletes Limited Edition is an ebook with over 120 fruit smoothie recipes. Each recipe delivers a good amount of sustained energy without the fat. On top of that, the recipes are truly delicious. The version I'm giving away is "Limited Edition" because I've enhanced it by adding the amount of Weight Watchers' Points, and tips on many of the recipes.
Both, the report and the ebook come in PDF (viewable with Adobe Reader).
Yours in Health,
Jeff, The Skinny Chef
Are You Allergic To The Foods You Eat?
The Michael Moshiri Story may be something you could benefit from if your circumstances are similar.
Several months ago I was listening a CD by one of my favourite gurus: Tony Robbins.
He said he had always wondered why some people would not lose weight no matter what diet they did. Sounds familiar?
He said that foods can be classified as acidic or alkaline, and that weight loss can be easily achieved by adopting an alkaline diet. What sort of diet is that? And more importantly: Does it work?
He basically says that he had tried everything to lose weight: exercise, low carb diets, low fat diets, and other more radical diets without much results, and with lots of pain and deprivation. One day, he says, he heard Tony Robbins talking about alkaline foods, and Michael was fascinated by what Tony had to say.
There was only a problem: Michael had to do his own research to be able to implement this diet.
But Michael was keen on exploring this topic, and he was glad later on that he did, as he lost 20 pounds in a couple of weeks by following his alkaline diet.
And the best part is that he did it gradually: substituting and adding more and more alkaline foods to his diet, and feeling better and better as he went along.
And Michael did not only lose weight, but found that he increased his energy and did not feel the "junk food" withdrawal symptoms one feels when changing over to many forms of "healthy eating".
On top of the health benefits, he also found that he reduced his food shopping bill from $120.00 (on a low carb diet) to $40 per week (on his alkaline diet). He reckons this is the cheapest diet he's ever tried... with success.
Michael was so successful with his system, that he developed a complete course on alkaline diet which, according to him, is all you need to know to change your life. He's so confident that his system works, that he backs up his study course with a Money Back No Questions Asked Guarantee. And not only you get your money back, but he let's you keep his course if you're not satisfied!
Allergic to Gluten by Any Chance?
And on the topic of food allergies, I recently came across a person who suffered from "celiac disease". I became curious about the nature and extent of this disease and did a bit of research on this topic.
Did you know that 1 in every 250 Americans suffer from Celiac disease or are intolerant to gluten? I was astounded by this figure, as the odds that you or I suffer from this condition are high.
But what is Celiac disease?
In a nutshell, celiac sufferers are allergic to gluten, which is a type of protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats.
Allergy to gluten may cause a lot of damage in a person, including irritable bowel syndrome, malnourishment (from lack of absorption of nutrients), and weight loss (or gain), amongst other symptoms. This disease can also affect the nervous system, the heart, and the teeth and bones.
But the most distressing side of celiac disease is that in some cases sufferers do not show any symptoms, but still are causing irreparable damage to their internal tissues.
The only treatment available is a gluten-free diet. How do you do that? Where do you start from? And more importantly: How do you find out if you suffer from allergy to gluten?
Well, of course you have to ask your doctor to perform the appropriate tests to determine whether you are allergic to gluten or not. Tests include endoscopies and biopsies.
But once you have been diagnosed with Celiac disease, a life without wheat and other gluten containing grains can be a very daunting prospect, especially because gluten is present in many foods you wouldn't suspect.
Peter Tremayne has developed a guide to help those diagnosed with Celiac disease to find their way into a gluten-free lifestyle. He developed his "Action Plan" after listening to many Celiac disease sufferers and people allergic to gluten.
4. Recipes of the Month
Chinese cabbage soup
Chinese vermicelli salad
Low fat muesli recipe
Baked potatoes with sweet-chilli tuna topping
Baked fish with sour cream
5. Food For Thought
Are You Moving Enough During The Day?
Even if you are on a restricted diet, and even if you're losing weight in the process, your body must exercise to be healthy.
When you exercise, the weight you tend to lose is from fat and other energy deposits. When you don't, you also lose muscle.
But exercise can be associated with "hard work", "too much trouble", and other negative connotations.
But you don't have to be a gym junkie to get positive benefits from exercise. It is enough if you exercise everyday for 30 to 45 minutes.
Now, that may look like a long time, but you can spend 30 minutes easily doing aerobic exercises at home (to start with), or even by walking briskly to the shops.
Later on you may discover that you may like some other types of physical activities (martial arts, cycling, bush walking, dancing, etc), and the switch over process will become pleasingly easier.
Start now. Make a commitment to do an easy exercise session once everyday for just 30 minutes.
Yours in Health
Jeff, The Skinny Chef
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