Resistance or weight training boosts your resting metabolic rate, protects you from type II diabetes and prevents osteoarthritis.
Anti-oxidants are found in spices and herbs, deep colored berries and several tree nuts. Anti-oxidants protect us from free radical damage which is the main culprit in accelerated aging and many age related mental disorders.
Most modern lifestyle diseases (heart disease, diabetes) are a result of chronic inflammation which is a result of over consumption of Omega-6 fats from vegetable oils which are highly pro-inflammatory. These fats have to be balanced with increased consumption of Omega-3 fats which are anti-inflammatory for protection from these diseases.
Stress trumps everything when it comes to disease and accelerated aging. Stress increases the production of stress hormones (cortisol) that increases blood sugar, promotes belly fat and increases free radical damage. Stress also inhibits natural killer cell (NKC) activity that is involved in targeting and killing cancer cells. So practicing daily stress reduction techniques (like breathing exercises, meditation etc.) goes a long way in ensuring our health and longevity.
Anti-oxidant rich healthy carbs from vegetables are rich in fiber which is harder to digest and prevents insulin spikes that are the primary culprit in weight gain. Replacing easy to digest carbs from white potatoes, enriched flour, white rice and sugars, with vegetables will help manage our weight.
While size might matter in the bedroom, when it comes to gaining weight, the size of your plate doesn’t matter. Most people believe that they are fat because they overeat and they are lazy. That is because they have been brainwashed by the obesity experts that obesity is a CONSEQUENCE of the double sin of lethargy and gluttony! The real truth is that obesity is the CAUSE of gluttony and lethargy. In other words, YOU ARE LAZY AND YOU OVEREAT BECAUSE YOUR BODY WANTS TO GAIN FAT. Quite the revelation isn’t it? Here is an interesting experiment to prove that.
The Zucker rat is a special type of rat that is frequently used in the study of obesity. Due to a special gene modification they tend to be voracious eaters and prefer to store fat reserves. Researchers have found 3 facts about them:
- On an unrestricted diet they gained more body fat compared to their normal (leaner) counterparts but were as active as their leaner counterparts. No surprise here.
- On a calorie restricted d…
Obesity is not a result of the double sin of gluttony and lethargy but instead, the cause for gluttony and lethargy. Relying on too many carbs for your daily energy needs converts your body into a fat storage machine. In this case your body doesn’t want to use stored body fat for energy but instead rely on food intake to support daily activities. This makes you hungry and lazy (in the absence of food). So you are not gaining weight because you are overeating and are being lazy. Its because your body wants to gain weight its making you hungry and lazy. Its important to recognize this cause and effect in weight-gain if you want to reverse this condition. Calorie restriction will only get you so far!
If you want to turn your body from a carb burner to a fat burner then follow the Axiom plan and you will be able to burn your stored body fat effortlessly (without any exercise). You will not have any hunger pangs and will have plenty of energy to do daily activities.