“Britney wanted to work on her core, toning up as well as achieving the highest athlete workout performance level possible,” Tony recalls of their initial meeting to establish her goals. He uses a “work out smarter, not harder” philosophy to make the most of Britney’s limited time. And making it fun plays a key role in keeping his client focused on results, which he calls his “trickeration” method.”
Dr. Mark Hyman, has created a Paleo-style low carb weight loss diet, detailed in his book “The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast” (click for details). The diet follows the basic Paleo diet principles and helps you to eliminate:
- Wheat, including bread, cereals, crackers and pasta
- Sugar, including sodas, ice cream, candy and cookies
- Dairy, including cheese and milk
- Processed and packaged foods
Dr. Hyman, who also authored “The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook: More than 175 Ultra-Tasty Recipes for Total Health and Weight Loss,” believes that by cutting out these common culprits and boosting your protein and fat, you can learn to enjoy healthy foods while achieving your weight loss goals. Read about his recent appearance on Dr. Oz’s talk show by clicking here.
With all the Paleo books available, it’s become challenging to separate the gotta-get-it guides from the not-worth-the-money mundane options. A new addition to my list of “yes, it’s a must” recommendations: “Nutritional Grail: Ancestral Wisdom, Breakthrough Science, and the Dawning Nutritional Renaissance” (click for details).
Author Christopher James Clark has created a detailed exploration of the science behind the Paleo movement. With guidance as to how to implement the nutritional principles of the Ancestral Health approach, his book is an essential for anyone and everyone who wants to improve their health and well-being.
Try a recipe from Christopher below.
Minty Lamb Burgers w. Olives and Capers
- 1.5 pounds ground lamb
- 2/3 cup olives, pitted (about 25 olives)
- 2 cups fresh herbs (mint, parsley, cilantro), loosely packed
- ¼ cup capers
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 tablespoon allspice
- Wash the herbs and spin them dry.
- Put the olives, capers, garlic, cumin and allspice into a food processor. Begin processing, adding a small amount of olive oil, if necessary, to achieve a smooth texture.
- Add the herbs and process until they are broken into small pieces.
- Add the ground lamb and mix to incorporate.
- Form into burgers and grill for about 5 minutes per side. I use a stovetop grill plate, but a conventional outdoor grill also works great. Or you could put them in the oven under the broiler.
Seeking a way to boost your weight loss? Consider tea and Greek coffee, says Dr. Oz. He recommends the following teas for whittling your waistline and shedding pounds:
Oolong tea:This tea burns fat with its combo of caffeine and catechins. It boosts your metabolism for up to two hours after you drink it, and has polyphenols that block fat-building enzymes. An example: Foojoy Wuyi Mtn. Oolong (Wu Long) Weight Loss Tea.
Yerba mate tea has mateine. This ingredient increases your energy and improves weight loss by accelerating your metabolism. An example: Guayaki Traditional Mate Tea .
White tea contains ECGC, which helps with weight loss as well. It prevents new fat cells from forming. An example: Uncle Lee’s Tea Organic White Tea.
- Got a sweet tooth? Try licorice tea. An example: Yogi Egyptian Licorice Tea.
Can coffee fit into your low carb diet? Yes, as long as you’re careful about what you add. Go for cream and skip the sugar. To avoid the jitters, consider Greek coffee, which Dr. Mehmet Oz recently featured on his talk show.
Everyone’s looking for the fountain of youth. Now new research indicates that people who live to age 90 and longer in Greece may have discovered it – and it’s in their special brew of coffee. Analyzing the benefits of this joyful java version of the fountain of youth: Dr. Mehmet Oz, who featured heart-protective, super-potent Greek coffee on his April 23 show.
What makes Greek coffee more beneficial than that cup of Starbucks or generic grocery store brew: Its concentration and preparation, which provide you with more protective ingredients. (We’ve got the full recipe for you and where to buy information below.) It’s boiled, thereby extracting significantly more nutrients than filtered coffee, and made of finely ground Arabica coffee beans.
Bonus: One cup contains less caffeine, also benefiting your health. Greek coffee contains antioxidants, chlorogenic acid, polyphenols, lipid-soluble substances and multiple other healthy compounds, reducing your risk for diabetes, protecting your arteries and enhancing your immunity and health, asserts Dr. Oz. Ready to start brewing? Where to buy it: We found it online, available in various brands including Bravo Greek Coffee (click to order) and Loumidis Coffee (click to buy now). Follow the recipe below to sip from this antioxidant-rich fountain of youth.
Ingredients to make two cups
- 2 demitasse cups
- 2 tsp Greek coffee
- 2 cups of cold water
Note: If you don’t have a briki pot, use a small saucepan. Add the Greek coffee and water to the briki pot or saucepan. Stir 4 to 5 times to blend until the grounds are dissolved and then don’t stir again. Slowly bring to a boil. (Dr. Oz notes that according to one Greek superstition, the more bubbles that form as you boil your coffee, the more money will come to you.) When you see a ring of foam around the top, it is ready. Remove from heat to prevent from boiling over. Evenly divide the foam into the 2 cups and then fill with remaining brew. Wait to drink until the grounds have settled to the bottom. Because Greek coffee is very strong and rich, it is often served with a glass of water on the side to help cleanse the palette.
Learn how a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist dared to challenge our nation’s food giants and discover the shocking truth about our national addiction to salt, sugar and fat in his book “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.”
Michael Moss reveals the shocking truth about our nationally SAD (Standard American Diet) situation. On average, we eat 33 pounds of cheese and 70 pounds of sugar annually. We swallow twice as much salt as we should daily.
And the reason: Processed food made by corporations who care about their profits and are careless about our health. very year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese and seventy pounds of sugar. Every day, we ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt, double the recommended amount.
Moss uses his investigative skills to explore how mega-corporations such as Kraft, Coca-Cola, Lunchables, Frito-Lay, Nestlé, Oreos, Capri Sun and more create sugary, salty and fatty foods with minimal or negative nutritional value. It’s a must-read for anyone and everyone who cares about their health.