A Diet And Exercise Plan That Really Works Begins With Better Information

"In 1980 zero kids had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It used to be considered adult-onset diabetes. And then by 2010 it was close to 57,000."  Katie Couric

In this page we'll present a diet and exercise plan that will work.  There will be no hyperbole.  No outlandish claims of miracle drugs or quick fixes will be offered in the paragraphs that will follow.  We will show you how you've been intentionally misled for decades about the correlation between diet and exercise.  We'll also detail the ramifications of that catastrophic failure to deal in facts.

The overload of data has caused many of us to simply throw up our hands in exasperation, wondering what is the right thing to do?  How do we pick the right foods and what should we do to help our children?  Stay with us on this page and we'll answer those questions.  You'll know what to do and you'll know why.

At the end of this page, we've included a full-length documentary that exposes the level of deceit that led us to this dangerous point.  Our hope is that the information on this page, coupled with the accompanying video will provide you with the facts to create a diet and exercise plan that will improve your families health and quality of life.


In Search Of A Diet And Exercise Plan That Will Work

The search for a diet and exercise plan that will reduce obesity numbers has gone on for over three decades.  In that span, numerous industries rose up from the conflicting advice.

* Fitness centers

* Major surgery to remove excess body fat

* Various miracle plans, including the absolute worst of them all, "low-fat diets."

You need to understand a few important facts.  Regardless of what the soda industry tells you, all calories are not created equal.  The industry wants you believe they are because they are not concerned with your health.  They want to sell soda.

Consider this simple comparison.  We'll use a healthy fat such as almonds or walnuts and a can of soda.  Both contain the same amount of calories.  But those healthy fats also contain fiber.  That fiber allows for much slower absorption by our bodies.  As we wrote in our page about leptin resistance, insulin plays a huge role in regulating weight gain.

With that slower absorption rate from consuming healthy fats, we see much slower release of insulin and a far lower increase in blood sugar levels.

Now consider that can of soda which contains the same amount of calories, no fiber, but plenty of fructose.  The absorption rate is much faster because of the fructose content which goes directly to our liver and is converted to dangerous body fat.  Insulin release explodes and blood sugar levels rise dramatically.

The first thing you must understand when picking a diet and exercise plan that will work is that you simply cannot exercise away bad food choices.  Consider the next example.

To offset a single 20-ounce soda, a child would have to bike ride for an hour and 15 minutes. To burn off a single chocolate chip cookie, you're looking at a 20-minute jog; a medium french fry would require just over an hour and 10 minutes of swimming.

* In 2014, the obesity rate among American adults went to 38%, which was up 3% from just two years before.

* 1/3 of American children and young adults between ages 2 and 19 are considered to be overweight or obese.

* One in 5 deaths in the Unites States is linked in some way to obesity which brings on so many chronic diseases.

A few years ago the soda industry tried to steer our eyes way from the dangers of sugar consumption and even worse, aspartame-laced "diet soda" by placing stickers on their dispensers that suggested more exercise would offset any health risks from soda.

Please look at the second bullet point listed two paragraphs above this one.  One third of American children between ages 2 and 19 are considered to be overweight or obese.  How can a 3 or 4 year-old be expected to exercise enough to lose excess weight?  A better question would be how did things get this way in the first place?

We'll answer that first question in the next sub-section and then wrap up the page with a diet and exercise plan that will work. 

Government Indifference And Industry Collusion

"Fed Up" lays bare a decades-long misinformation campaign orchestrated by Big Food and aided and abetted by the U.S. government.

"How can you set dietary guidelines and also be responsible for promoting U.S. agriculture, especially when some of that agriculture means unhealthy products," Couric asked. "Whoever set that up probably did not realize that you could not serve two masters in that way."

In 2002, the World Health Organization intended to publish a report with guidelines that suggested no more than 10% of daily calorie intake come from sugar.  Obviously this would cut into industry pockets.  So they did what always worked.  They leaned on a couple congress persons to run interference for them.

These two "esteemed" legislators, one from each side of the political aisle convinced the sitting Secretary of Health and Human Services to do a hatchet job on this report.  And it worked.  The political appointee flew to Geneva with a simple message.  Withhold the sugar recommendation or our country would withhold $406 million dollars in funding.  With that magic money wand, the report vanished.

Here is an interesting statistic for your consideration.  Those who follow the industry suggested number which is 25% of calorie intake in the form of sugar, see risks of heart disease triple as opposed to those who keep their sugar intake under 10%.

This isn't a new story.  The tobacco industry did the same thing.  They used misinformation and outright lies to keep sales up.  The Monsanto conspiracy used a similar tactic during their time producing PCB.  Dupont followed suit by deceiving their own employees about the danger of C8 exposure.

Those examples also produced another windfall for other professions due to their collusion.  Morticians and grave diggers had plenty of business from the victims.  The video below will detail more examples of how the solutions were in reality the problem.

Government guidelines were formed based on information provided to achieve the desired results, not from facts that could actually protect the health of our citizens.  But there is an answer.  There actually is a diet and exercise plan that will work.  We present it in the next section.

This Plan Will Work

At books-empower.com, we're fully supportive of proper exercise.  We posted a full page about belly fat exercises and in fact we include better exercise in our four quadrants for better health.  You can find that image in the right margin of every page.

But the most important part of a diet and exercise plan that will actually work involves recognizing some essential facts.

Sugar isn't only found in soda.  You'll find it in processed foods.  A jar of spaghetti sauce contains over 5 teaspoons more sugar than a snack size bag of "M&Ms"

Low-fat "foods" are not good choices.  They contain processed ingredients, excess sugar, and other substitutes suitable for lab experiments, but not for human consumption.

Information is the first step.  No parent would knowingly give their child something to eat that is very likely to bring on chronic disease.  But the food industry has become very adept at confusing consumers.

Please take the time to watch the video featured at the end of this page.  Make it a movie night in your home.  You must understand that the "guidelines" are actually adding to the problem.  Here is a link with more of what you will learn.

Then make the switch to whole foods.  Buy organic foods that have not been doused with toxic glyphosate.  Buy meats from local ranches, not factory farms that lace animal feed with antibiotics.

Add in healthy fats that actually improve brain function and the vital link between our brain and our gut microbes.  The page directory in the left margin offers plenty of information about better diet choices.

And then get 60 minutes of exercise everyday.  A diet and exercise plan that works is designed exactly as it is written.  Diet first, then exercise.  You cannot exercise away bad food choices.

Become your own best advocate.  And your children's best advocate.  They depend on you.

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Just below is a quote from "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson.  The chapter title is "Open Your Heart To Compassion." 

"Every day we are given hundreds of opportunities to practice compassion in action.  We can learn to be less reactive and live with more patience.

We can smile when others are serious.  We can drive our cars more carefully, pick up litter on the streets, recycle, and reduce our consumption.

We can resolve conflicts rather than create them, and we can become less judgemental and more inclusive.  When someone is aggressive, we can teach them to be more peaceful.  Instead of waiting for an example, we can be the example.

The more compassion that enters your heart, the happier and more peaceful you will become.  By knowing that you are doing your part to create a better world-whatever form that takes-you will fill any void that exists in your life, and you will begin to find the peace you are looking for."

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Just below is an article from Peter Schiff about passing the buck from one administration to the next.

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