Health & Weight Management Programme Murray Crawford
Health & Weight Management Programme Things to consider: 1. Why do we need to look at our weight? 2. Why most diets don’t work long term 3. Why The Slim Diet Weight Management Programme does work, and the five key steps to it’s success 4. Is the Weight Management Program safe?
Health & Weight Management Programme 1. Why do we need to look at our weight? • Worldwide epidemic ‘Globesity’ • WHO predict by 2015 2.3 billion adults will be overweight, 700 million will be obese • 1 in 3 NZ adults overweight (BMI >25) • 1 in 4 NZ adults obese (BMI >30) • Extreme obesity (BMI >40) on the rise • Some people just want to lose a small amount or even put weight on, our system helps everyone. 3
Health & Weight Management Programme 1. Health risks associated with being overweight: – Diabetes – Increased cardiovascular risk (hypertension, heart disease, stroke and circulatory problems) – Osteoarthritis: wear & tear joint degeneration – Sleep and breathing difficulties – Premature ageing – Increased risk of chronic, degenerative diseases yet we all make excuses don’t we? 4
Health & Weight Management Programme 2. Why diets don’t work long term • up to 95% of all weight loss attempts fail, because most people give up, we all need support to succeed. • dieters usually gain back all of the weight, and often more within 3- 5 years • People are eating so many ‘low calorie’ and ‘low fat’ foods yet they are gaining weight • Why? • Calorie counting reduces muscle mass and metabolic rate, it does not burn fat. 5
Health & Weight Management Programme 2. We can get off the Merry-go round
Alpha Lipid TM Slim Diet II TM• The Slim Diet II is even better now with the addition of:- (referred to hereafter as SD II) – Alpha LipidTM patented delivery system – Sweetened with natural low calorie Stevia – Green Tea extract which increases energy expenditure and Thermogenesis
Health & Weight Management Programme 3. How & Why The Slim Diet II Weight Management concept works:- • Safe, well researched, & based on the Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) concept developed by two Doctors, Blackburn & Cahill at Harvard Medical School
How & Why SD II works• By reducing the simple carbohydrates such as sugar, bread, pasta, flour, fruit & rice, the body is forced to switch to an alternative source of energy, fat.• Lean muscle mass & tone are maintained• Skin tone is maintained• Metabolic rate is maintained
ALSDII Weight Management Programme 3. The benefits of the Slim Diet WMP – Safe & effective rapid weight loss – Look good – feel great – Better health – Reduced risk of disease – No hunger pangs or food cravings – Renewed energy – Works with the body’s natural mechanisms – Improved blood glucose control and insulin response 8
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme 3. Five key steps to successful weight loss, ensure that you have: i. Adequate useable protein ii. Controlled carbohydrates iii. Sufficient essential fatty acids (EFA’s) iv. Enough water v. Regular exercise 9
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programmei. Adequate useable protein: -This ensures our body does not cannibalise its muscle, protecting our heart, brain and lung function. - We need 1– 1.5 gm useable protein per kg of goal body weight, depending on activity level, but min 60g a day This maintains Muscle Tone & Skin Tone Choose lean cuts of meat and low fat options10
SD II WMP• Four servings of Slim Diet II provides 40 grams of our daily protein requirements• Download the “Food Content Chart” from the website to calculate the source of your remaining protein requirements.• It’s simple really- if it flies, walks or swims & you can catch it, you can eat it!
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programmeii. Controlled carbohydrates:- - Kick start the ‘fat burning’ by restricting daily intake to 20g/day - Then find your CCL - Avoid all refined, sugary and starchy CHO e.g. bread, cereals, cakes, sweets, rice, noodles, pasta. Most fruit and some vegetables are to be avoided. - Learn which foods to include and which to avoid. - Eat only from the ‘Food to include’ List.
SD II WMP• Carbohydrates: – Use the “Food Content Chart” – read labels to calculate Carbohydrate content & to avoid Carbohydrates that should not be eaten on the diet – It’s simple really- if it’s Green & grows above the ground you can eat it, cooked or raw. – If it grows below the ground or is coloured but not a fruit, you can eat a small amount raw
SD II WMP• Five cups of green vegetables and your chosen protein food is a substantial meal, so you will not starve or be hungry.• Many people complain that there is too much to eat!• “left-overs” could be part of your breakfast
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme iii. Sufficient essential fatty acids (EFA’s):- - these ensure that our body can metabolise & store the fat soluble vitamins A D E & K. - These good fats, particularly EFA’s are not only good for our health, but assist with our metabolism and the fat burning process. - They also help us to lose stored fat and gain Muscle.
Essential Fatty Acids• Learn which are the “good fats” & how to use them properly• Many health benefits have been attributed to the EFA’s Omega 3 & 6 – saturated fats are mainly from animal products & solid at room temperature, limit consumption – monounsaturated fats such as olive oil (don’t over heat) & avocados, enjoy in moderation.
Essential Fatty Acids• Polyunsaturated Fats:- - Flaxseed oil, richest source of Omega 3 along with fish. Do not cook with Flax seed oil. Add one teaspoon (5 mil) to each shake - Other sources of polyunsaturated fats are Sunflower, Walnut, Sesame & Primrose oil.These oils are best used as salad dressing bases rather than being heated
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programmeiv. Enough water. Most of us do not drink enough water – We need a minimum 2.0 litres daily – Changes in metabolic processes and breakdown of fat increases the need for water – Helps metabolise stored fat – As we burn fat more toxins released – Clears out toxic metabolic wastes – Will help to prevent constipation – Herbal tea and green tea can contribute to intake – 14
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme v. Regular exercise – Will turbo charge your weight loss and help to burn calories – It has a multitude of other health benefits – Regular is the key: 5 or more times per week – Start by just moving for as long as you can – If you are not fit, start with 5 min and increase it gradually each day. – Walk on flat, level ground, or swim. As you progress add in some hills, and increase the pace and duration until you get to 30 minutes 15
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme – Exercise on the spot if you are too busy
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme 4. Is the Slim Diet Weight Management System safe? • Yes! This is very important. Not all diets are safe, some people worry about fast weight loss being dangerous, and about Ketosis. • Likely to benefit your overall health • However it is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation • Anyone with serious health conditions especially liver, kidney, neurological or insulin dependant diabetics must consult with their healthcare provider before commencing
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme Alpha Lipid Lifeline New Zealand made Colostrum
Slim Diet II Weight Management ProgrammeIf you wish to increase your weight, or to only lose a small amount, use the Alpha Lipid Lifeline, together with the recommended Eating Plan. If you are wanting to lose a medium to large amount of weight, you may need to have 2- 4 weeks on Alpha Lipid lifeline, to normalise your metabolism. Then move onto the Slim Diet 2 Weight Management System, for the appropriate length of time. Alpha lipid Lifeline also ensures your success on the Weight Maintenance programme 19
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme The special formulation will address the 4 important areas of weight management: – Appetite suppression: Reduces desire to over eat, helps reduce total calorie intake – Fat oxidation / Thermogenesis: Stimulates the body to burn fat, increases metabolic rate, generates heat
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme – Satiety: Promotes feeling of fullness, reduces over eating, helps reduce total calorie intake – Glucose control: Regulates blood glucose levels, reduces sugar cravings & energy dips, assist in management of diabetes 22
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme To achieve successful Weight Management We need to :- - Decide how much we want to lose, & how long we are prepared to take to achieve this. - Re-educate our palate. - Learn the correct portion size. Understand that what made us overweight it the first place, will make us overweight again. 23
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme • With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, so it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we arent heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning today, when I look at my backside in the mirror I will think, Good grief, look how smart I am! Must be where Smart Arse came from! • 24
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme References: 1. WHO website: ‘Obesity and overweight factsheets’ www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/print.html 2. NZ Ministry of Health documents: ‘A Portrait of Health: Key Results from the 2006/2007 New Zealand Health Survey’ and ‘Tracking the Obesity Epidemic: New Zealand 1977-2003’ 3. Michigan State University ‘The Failures of the Old Paradigm: Are Weight Loss Attempts Effective’, Accessed 11 Feb, 2010, Available: https://www.msu.edu/user/burkejoy/unit3a_2.htm 4. Palgi A et al. ‘Multidisciplinary Treatment of Obesity with a Protein-sparing Modified Fast: Results of 668 Outpatients’, American Journal of Public Health, October 1985; 75(10):1190-1194 5. Volek J et al. ‘A Ketogenic Diet Favorably Affects Serum Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease in Normal-Weight Men’, Journal of Nutrition, July 2002;132:1879-1885 6. Volek J et al. ‘Body Composition and Hormonal Responses to Carbohydrate Restricted Diet’, Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, July 2002; 51(7):864- 870
Slim Diet II Weight Management Programme References: 7. Braun L, Cohen M (2007) ‘Herbs and Natural Supplements: An Evidence Based Guide’, 2nd Ed, Churchill Livingston, Sydney. 8. Natural Standard The Authority on Integrative Medicine: Accessed 17 Feb 2010, Available: www.naturalstandard.com 9. Osiecki H (2002), The Nutrient Bible: Everything you need to know about vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes – even toxic metals’, 5th Ed, Bio Concepts, Eagle Farm QLD 10. The Medical Biochemistry Page ‘Gluconeogenesis’, last updated 2 November, 2009, Accessed, 12 February, 2010, Available: http://themedicalbiochemistrypage.org/gluconeogenesis.html 11. Robertson D (1985) The Snowbird Diet, Warner Books - see also: ‘Water: How 8 Glasses a Day Keeps the Fat Away’, Available: http://imssdarm.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/water-how-8-glasses-a-day- keeps-the-fat-away/