How Results are Determined
Most diet organizations measure calories alone, a factor that can not determine the quality of food you eat. My contrast, Core Diets tracks the quantity as well as the quality of the food you eat. A person can be overweight and healthy or thin and ill. When comparing the nutritional standards of Core Diets to that of the large corporate weight loss companies of America it becomes easy to see how the corporate culture of America has a distorted view of what it means to be “healthy.” Dieting results can be measured in a better way by using the following list that outlines the biomarkers of youth. A fish oil supplement is strongly recommended because it amplifies the beneficial effects of a diet plan that works by stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Benefits of Balanced Nutrition/Biomarkers of Youth
Reduce food cravings and increase Daily vitality: As you begin to stabilize your blood sugar you will experience decreased cravings and a positive sense of well being. This is because your brain will be receiving a constant supply of glucose, which is its primary source of fuel. Fish oil helps improve mood and decreases food cravings through its effect on “feel good” chemicals like serotonin and dopamine.
If you find yourself hungry, you need to analyze your last meal. Were the portions correct and did you include enough fat? Dietary fat causes the release of the hormone CCK (cholecystokinin) from the intestinal wall that travels to the brain and provides the feeling of fullness. Understanding food and how it effects the hormones of the body is the premise behind the Core Diets food combining system.
Structural quality of the body including hair, fingernails and skin. The body constantly uses the food you eat on a daily basis as raw material to transform they body into a brand new physical structure. Organs of the body replace themselves at a different pace. For example, the skin replaces itself every 30 days. Therefore, noticeable differences in your skin can be seen 30 days after beginning a healthy diet plan. Eicosanoids are the hormones that regulate the moment to moment production of your skin. Both diet and fish oil have a strong effect on eicosanoids as well as the structural integrity of the skin.
Visual threshold: Fish oil is necessary for vision because the retina is made up of DHA, the vitamin found in fish oil. By providing this essential raw material, eyes will be able to function at an optimal level.
Bathroom habits and stool density: Bathroom habits should be regular and in the best case stool should float. These are indicators that show you have established positive hormonal control within the body.
Aerobic capacity: A balanced diet coupled with a daily fish oil supplement will increase the vasodilatation of the lungs and blood vessels. Blood and air flow means everything because it allows greater amounts of oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to your cells and greater amounts of waste can be taken away.
How well you sleep: As your hormones are regulated so are your sleeping patterns. Hormonal control throughout the night will optimize the night time repair and regeneration process. The better you sleep, the better you will feel the next day.
Cholesterol and lipid levels: Elevated blood fat levels are one of the easiest things to correct using the proper diet coupled with a daily fish oil supplement. For example, triglycerides are a measure of how much fat is in the bloodstream. Triglycerides will decrease as the body is shifted into the fat burning mode.
A strong immune system: The immune system literally remanufactures your body on a daily basis, replacing about 300 billion cells per day. The dietary concepts of Core Diets (enough protein, plenty of plant foods and essential fats) provides the raw materials for proper functioning immune cells. Immune cells can obtain the same rejuvenative effects that you get from eating healthy because your immune cells mirror your mood.
Immunologists commonly refer to immune cells as “the circulating nervous system” because they can not tell the difference between brain cells and immune cells. A decrease in allergy symptoms, annual colds and/or their severity is a good indicator that your immune system is working optimally.
Speeded healing from any injury: Any injury involves the inflammation process. The regulation of inflammation depends on how much fish oil is in your body at the time when the wound is inflicted. For example, if you bang your knee, the amount of fish oil in your knee will determine how much your knee swells and how much pain you feel.
Antioxidant levels: The level of antioxidants in your body depends on the quality of your carbohydrate sources. Increase the intake of fruits, vegetables and particularly blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and boysenberries to increase the antioxidant levels in your body.
Bone density: Stabilizing your blood sugar decreases the need for excess cortisol production (the well known stress hormone). Maintaining excessive levels of cortisol in the bloodstream is the fastest way to break down bone and increase the aging process in general.
Muscle contraction and brain function: Minute nerve transmission (wherever they occur) and muscle twitches are amplified using a diet that stabilizes insulin levels and includes a fish oil supplement. When the structural integrity of the nerve cell itself is made of robust materials nerve fibers are able to send impulses at a quicker and more efficient rate. For example, fish oil doesn’t raise the amount of neurotransmitters directly, it does so indirectly by increasing the viscosity of the cell membrane, increasing hormone-receptor sensitivity.
Muscle strength and muscle mass: A major point to an insulin stabilizing diet is to provide enough insulin to maintain muscle mass but not enough to cause fat accumulation. A diet that controls insulin helps contribute to muscle growth because excess insulin suppresses growth hormone.