The Life Foundations Nexus
THE WLC WEIGHT LOSS PAGE
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti & Weight Loss Central
CURRENT UPDATE NOTE: ITEM #12 ADDED TO WEIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM
The organization Weight Loss Central has updated the weight loss information on our Healthy Lifestyle page (updated content currently only appears on the page you are reading) and created this web page for us. They will be further updating this page over time. See our Healthy Lifestyle page for ratings information.
A person needs a certain amount of muscle mass. In order to achieve this they need to do the following:
· Use the “Weight Control System” (see below).
§ Your weight will decrease.
· One of two things have happened:
o You haven’t been exercising long enough to see your weight either stay the same or increase.
o You are in the weight loss phase of a weight loss – weight nonloss cycle. You will eventually hit the weight nonloss phase of the cycle. In this phase, your weight will either stay the same or increase.
§ Your weight will stay the same.
· You have lost body fat weight but gained as much muscle mass weight as body fat weight lost. You can confirm this by checking your “fat areas” for shrinkage.
§ Your weight will increase.
· You have lost body fat weight but gained more muscle mass weight than body fat weight lost. You can confirm this by checking your “fat areas” for shrinkage. A weight increase indicates a greater gain in muscle mass than if your weight had stayed the same.
· Learn about the typical pattern of weight change as one eats right and exercises by clicking here: ValleyCurve.htm.
Do not fail to read the “Shape Control System” section above, first.
God never intended weight loss to be complicated or painful. This simple weight control system is based on extensive, multidiscipline research. It is the only weight control system that is based both on weight control science and hunger science. This system does not require that you endure any grief. You may, however, need to respond to approaching grief. You will be able to respond before the grief “arrives.” Do not ignore any part of this weight control system. Read the following carefully:
1. Ask God to give you or maintain for you a proper body weight, as you follow these weight control principles.
2. Determine what your proper weight should be by following the “Proper Body Weight” section on our Healthy Lifestyle page.
3. All hunger involves an emotional element – joy or sadness.
4. Grief is extreme sadness.
5. There are two types of hunger – appetite and food cravings.
6. Appetite involves joy.
7. Food cravings involve sadness.
8. Appetite tells you that you need to eat.
9. Food cravings tell you that you need to eat one or more certain foods.
10. Do not eliminate either plant or nonplant foods entirely from your diet. A plant or nonplant food supplement is still a plant or nonplant food, respectively.
11. Stay away from processed foods. Contrary to popular belief, they are not necessary for dealing with food cravings.
12. Drink sweet beverages (cola, chocolate milk, lemonade, etc., etc.) rather than eat sweet foods (cookies, cakes, ice cream, etc., etc.). Sweet beverages will fill you up as much as sweet foods but have far less calories than sweet foods.
13. Eat meats (turkey, chicken, beef, etc.) no more than every other day. This rule does not apply if you have food cravings.
14. Eat your regular amount of food but (permanently) shift your diet so that you eat more plant foods than nonplant foods. This shift alone will automatically result in weight loss. You can shift your diet as much as you want and you can shift it gradually or all at once. The more plant foods you eat, the faster you will lose weight. Eat all types of plant foods. Follow these rules:
a. Eat more vegetables than fruits and grains. These are the least fattening and result in the least amount of food cravings, if any. The more vegetables than fruits and grains you eat, the faster you will lose weight.
b. Eat more fruits than grains. These are in the middle when it comes to being fattening and resulting in food cravings, if any. The more fruits than grains you eat, the faster you will lose weight.
c. Eat less grain. These are the most fattening and result in the most food cravings, if any.
15. Fat is more than twice as fattening as other foods.
16. The flavor of some foods is provided by their fat content. Some people think they need to eat all of the fat in these foods to obtain and enjoy that flavor. Actually, less than 1% of the fat is needed for flavor. The other 99% PROVIDES NO FLAVOR WHATSOEVER BUT SIMPLY SLIDES ACROSS THE SURFACE OF THE TONGUE AND DOWN THE THROAT. The lesson to be learned from these facts is that we can get rid of 99% of the fat and still have the flavor we crave.
17. Eating as described above may result in food cravings. Food cravings alert you to approaching grief. If you have food cravings, follow the principles at FoodCravings.htm. Then:
If you still have food cravings, if you eat as described above, food cravings tell you that your next meal (only) needs to be shifted back more to nonplant foods. Start the meal with nonplant foods. Do not begin eating plant foods until your food cravings go away. When your food cravings cease, if you have an appetite, begin eating plant foods. Do not eat more than your regular amount of food.
18. Be ready for CI attacks (Control Indifference attacks). These are attacks of indifference to exercising control over whether you eat. You, temporarily, cease to care about following any rules governing whether you eat. Note that these attacks affect whether you eat and not what you eat. CI attacks are a somatopsychic (body-affecting-mind) phenomenon. (Actually, the body affects the brain, which in turn affects the mind.) The body is telling the mind that there is urgent dietary need AND THAT THE NEED IS SO COMPLEX THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR YOU TO PROCESS THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO MEET THE NEED YOURSELF IN TIME TO AVOID HEALTH LOSS. A CI attack gets a person to supply one or more dietary deficiencies. Beware! Do not take a CI attack feeling to be an actual CI attack. Virtually everyone does. You distinguish the two by trying to ignore what you are experiencing. If it is just a feeling, you will be able to refrain from eating. If you cannot refrain, eat and eat anything!
19. After a time, eating as described above will no longer result in weight loss. If you are not yet at your proper weight, you will now need to cut back gradually on the amount of food you eat. How gradually is completely up to you. Slower is easier but you will lose weight more slowly.
20. If any of the following occur, you have lost too much weight: dizziness, fainting, loss of concentration, pale skin (including decreased pinkness of the lips, gums, lining of the eyelids, nail beds and palms), shortness of breath. If any of these things occur, immediately eat something.
21. Once you achieve your proper weight, maintain the amount of food you are eating. If you have food cravings, remember to follow item 14 above. Remember to try to ignore what might only be a CI attack feeling. Check your weight daily. If you have lost weight, eat more than usual. If you have gained weight, eat less than usual.