Thursday, November 5, 2009

about the creator...

I designed Gastric Confusion to be a tool for a better you, to teach you how to eat better, to control your hunger and cravings, to clean and detoxify your body. Like anything in life, check with your doctor before starting, not only with this program, but with any diet or nutritional system you may be considering. I can't guarantee your success but if you follow these easy steps, not only you will look better, you will feel better, not bloated and with a flatter stomach after 3 weeks.
If you are going to get married and need to make sure you will fit on that dress... or summer is coming and that bikini is not getting any bigger... or a simple solution for those extra pounds you put on after the holidays... This diet is for you!

about the program...

Gastric Confusion is a 3 week program in which you can get rid of up to 10 lbs without exercising or taking crazy pills. It's a system specially designed for a quick and dramatic weight loss, along with introducing you to a healthy eating habit.
It works like this:

• Week 1
Cleansing and detoxing the body. This week is nothing but fruit. Watermelon, pineapple, strawberries, grapes, you've got it, right? 3 times a day, Orange juice is ok, one glass of rose or white wine at night. you need to eat 10 saltines a day in order to avoid starting a ketosis process. (Some clinicians regard ketosis as a crisis reaction of the body due to a lack of carbohydrates in the diet and consider it a dangerous and potentially life-threatening state that stresses the liver and causes destruction of muscle tissues) By mid afternoon you can have any energy drink of your choice or replace it with green tea without any sugar.
Important note: During this week, you should refrain from any exercise or workout

• Week 2
You've already cleansed your body, now, we start to teach your body to survive with smaller portions. Veggies only! Cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, red peppers, mushrooms, spray dressing vinaigrette from wish bone (1 calorie per pump!) could use mustard also for dressing (not mayo, no blue cheese) twice a day. Again, 10 saltines. You can drink V8 low sodium. No wine at night but 1 beer is ok.

• Week 3
You can now introduce white meat to the mix of greens and fruits. chicken, tuna, fish only grilled (never fried) with a small side of salad. This should be your lunch and dinner. Small portions. Eat fruits as breakfast on an empty stomach, keep dairy products to a minimum but you can have feta cheese crumbs on your salad. 10 saltines to control hunger and green tea mid morning and mid afternoon.
After this week, you should be close to 10 pounds lighter.

This is a day example menu:

Week one:
Breakfast: OJ and oatmeal (no sugar or honey added!)
Mid morning snack: Banana
Lunch: bowl of fresh fruit (never fruit from a can!)
Mid afternoon snack 5 crackers (never put processed fruit or jam/jelly on them!)
4:00: redbull or green tea
Dinner: fresh fruit
1 glass of wine and 5 more crackers

Week two:
Breakfast: V8, low sodium tomato juice and oatmeal
Snacks: celery and baby carrots dipped on 2 spoons of black olive hummus
lunch: fresh green salad
mid afternoon snack: more celery and carrots
dinner: salad
one beer and 5 crackers.

Week 3:
breakfast: OJ and oat meal
Snack: banana
Lunch: salad with sliced turkey
snack: apple
dinner: salad and maybe strawberries
wine or beer: your choice

remember... no bread, pasta, cookies, chocolate, fried anything, no weird or creamy dressings... and more important... do not cheat!

White meat tips and facts

The final week 3...
White meat refers to any lighter-colored meat, often contrasted with red meat. The meat of young mammals such as veal and milk-fed lamb are considered "white"; while the meat of duck and goose is considered "red", though the demarcation line may be changing. A newer definition in the United States of America emphasizes not the appearance and strength of taste, but the fat content, making "white meat" synonymous with "lean meat"; traditionally "white" meats such as lamb and veal are reclassified as "red". Even fish and seafood, including fatty and dark-fleshed fishes such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna, are called "white meat"

"Turkey is the new new white meat," raves Lisa Sasson, R.D., assistant clinical professor at New York University's department of nutrition, food studies and public health in New York City. "It's a perfect alternative to other meats." And that even includes chicken breast!

Low in fat, high in protein and a good source of iron, zinc, phosphorous and B vitamins, the big bird is also the best caloric value. Skinless white-meat turkey has only 135 calories and less than 1 gram of fat per 3.5-ounce serving. In comparison, skinless chicken breast has 165 calories and 3.5 grams of fat, while trimmed, lean beef has 193 calories and nearly 10 grams of fat.

When choosing prepared turkey, keep an eye out for words like natural, hormone-free, free-range and organic on the label to ensure best-quality meat. Commercially processed and precooked turkey products are timesavers, but they also can be high in sodium and nitrites, so read labels carefully.

When you start week 3, which is a low calorie and low fat plan, make sure you are consuming a balanced and complete amount of vegetable with your choice of lean chicken, turkey or fish. Your assignment is to set realistic and attainable low calorie diet goals.

According to a study that was conducted at The National Cancer Institute by Rasmi Sinha, Ph. D and other doctors, people who chooses red meat (along with processed meat) over white meat on a regular basis have a higher chance of dying of many types of causes than those who choose white meat. Plus, these people have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Eat less total fat. Limit your daily fat intake to no more than 20 percent of your total food calories. This means that if you average 2,500 calories a day, fat should provide no more than 500 of these calories. This means you should eat around 55 grams of fat per day, maximum. (On a 2,000 calories per day diet, you would eat about 45 grams of fat.) Eat the right fat. Eating the wrong kinds of fat may be even more cancer-causing than eating too much fat. Cancer researchers became aware of this fat fact when they noticed that the incidence of most cancers is less in some cultures who actually have a high-fat diet, such as Eskimos (who eat a lot of seafood rich in omega 3 fatty acids) and the Mediterranean diet (which is plant-based, but high in monounsaturated oils).

Vegetables tips and facts

About week 2...

Fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidant nutrients that protect the heart and its arteries. Plus, produce contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. Incidentally, cholesterol levels for this week are 14 percent lower than what you have had before. Also, you will reduce your risk of cancer and high blood pressure because diets that are higher in vegetable proteins are much lower in fat and calories.

People who eat fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet are less likely to develop conditions such as stroke, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, and cancers of the mouth, stomach, and colon. In addition, these foods may reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.

Vegetables provide many vitamins and minerals such as potassium, fiber, folate, and vitamins E, C, and A. They are nutrient dense, meaning you get a lot of nutrients for few calories.

Fruit tips and facts.

About eating fruit or what you will encounter during week 1...

By now, you should know that you fruits can only be had on an empty stomach. If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.
Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so. In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....
Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There i s no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

Eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

Simply put, a detox routine is an all-natural method of giving your body the time and conditions it can use to rebuild and heal.

With Gastric Confusion program -- if you have not cheated in between -- at the end of that 3 week period, you will feel cleaner, fitter, slimmer and more energetic.

The week 1 is a healthy way to reap the benefits of fresh fruits. The list of benefits includes a toxin-free system, a healthier digestive track, higher energy levels and an enhanced immune system. The program further encourages you to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your daily meals.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lose it! iPhone Application

This is the number 1 tool that you will need in order to achieve your goal!
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Height to Weight Ratio Chart

Health experts worldwide agree that adults who are overweight and have weight related medical problems or a family history of such problems can benefit from weight loss.
Even a small weight loss of 10 to 20 pounds can improve your overall general health by lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Maintaining a healthy weight is very important for protection against obesity related illness or disability. If your weight is currently over the healthy range for your height, losing weight will certainly be beneficial to your health, your looks and how you generaly feel. Check your height to weight ratio using the approx. guide below.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The author's testimony

There I was, not really overweight (according to the chart above) but with fat around the wrong areas and very difficult to get rid off. It's worth to mention that during the time of that photograph, I was running 3 miles EVERYDAY at a pace of 7 minutes per mile! I wasn't eating anything fried and no soda. I was frustrated. Getting out of the shower and glancing at the mirror was a daily reality check. Now, after gastric, I lost 51 pounds, feel better than ever before, have tons of energy and I'm doing 500 crunches every day. If I can do it, you can!

Traci's testimony

I followed the easy steps and I lost tons of weight. It gave me the push I needed to start eating healthy and exercising. I'm so happy now!

Malcom's testimony

It’s been as close to 4 months since I ended the actual program. I’ve been leading a lifestyle very similar to Week 3, and I have seen great strides in my performance, health, and overall energy. As far as the weight is concerned, as of this morning I’ve gone down to 168lbs, a number, to be quite frankly, I haven’t seen in over 7 years. A number I thought I wasn’t ever gonna see again, barring I swallow a giant tape worm. As far as energy and performance, I find myself spending more time exercising than I have ever been. I’ve been doing a combination of running off at the minimum 400 calories (anywhere between 2.89mi to 3.2mi depending on speed) followed three sets of chest, abs, and back/shoulders workouts. It’s not easy by any means, but it is working and I haven’t any complaints (unless I’m hungover).

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Priscilla's testimony

I lost over 10 pounds in three weeks, and kept the weight off! Yes is takes will power and determination, but Gastric Confusion was the best way to kick start my metabolism. This is the only diet that has given me the energy to exercise and enjoy watching the calories burn away literally! GC has really been a lifestyle change for me, I’m really conscious about what I’m feeding my body. Yes I have cheating moments, but is all about portion control and knowing that half cup of delicious ice-cream will need to be burn by the end of the day.


Eric's testimonial

I started gastric confusion and so far, by re-doing week 3, I managed to lose 30 pounds in 7 weeks. This is awesome. it gave me the confidence to go to the gym and the shedding of the extra weight made exercising easier.

Stacey testimonial

WOW! I'm on day 7 and have lost 7 pounds!!! And.... I'm not hungry. Watched my kids eat icecream cheesecake, frito pie and mcdonalds French fries and was able to restrain!! So far, so good. Thanks!

Fabio's testimonial

Hi my name is Fabio and I'm 52 years of age. I started Gastric Confusion protocol... My starting weight was 302.6 pounds and even though I was walking every day 5 or more miles I couldn't take the weight off. My first 7 days on phase two, I dropped 15 pounds with little or no hunger pains or cravings. I was shocked that I had that type of success.

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