Sunday, November 13, 2011

Diet Tips for Success for the Yes Supplement Regiment!

Use YES™ EFAs to conquer cravings and carb snacking
GREAT NEWS: When you're craving sweets, take extra EFAs. Because of years of making carbs the foundation of your diet, your body is probably trained to crave sugar or starchy foods when it really wants EFAs. Before snacking on these fat-storing foods, take a couple of YES™ EFAs and wait 20 to 30 minutes. This should help you keep from wanting to cheat. And if you do still want a carb snack, you won't be able to eat nearly as much as you used to. The longer you take YES™ EFAs, the less your cravings and the less you can eat if you do cheat.

Avoid Trans fats and Fat Substitutes
NEVER use highly processed supermarket vegetable oils or margarine's that contain trans fats or "fake" fats, which have been reported to cause both cancer and heart disease (don’t be fooled by margarine ads promoting a “healthy heart” for which there is no scientific foundation - trans fats were known to cause heart disease as far back as 1956!).

Minimize or Eliminate Highly Processed Foods
When shopping, always choose foods in their most natural, unprocessed form. For instance, choose full-fat - NEVER low-fat foods. Rather than choosing highly processed Velveeta cheese, choose “real” block cheese, or choose heavy whipping cream over nondairy ”creamer,” etc. ALWAYS check the labels on foods. This way excess carbs and unhealthy ingredients won’t sneak up on you. Watch out for hidden carbs in condiments, gravies, sauces and dressings. Please avoid foods made from Soy because these foods will put weight on you, create digestive problems and are bad for your overall health!

Reduce Carbohydrates
Cut carbohydrate-based food portions in half & minimize carbohydrate-loaded sweets and you will feel much more energetic and less bloated too. Consume no more than 12 tsp of sugar (carbohydrate) each day. This translates to 240 calories or 60 gm of carbohydrate daily.
It makes NO DIFFERENCE where the carbohydrates you eat come from. You can choose where you want to get your carbs. If you're eating out and want dessert afterwards, you can skip the potatoes or rice so that you can have the cake or ice cream. So have a sweet or consume brown organic rice.... the choice is yours!

What are Carbohydrates?
Anything that is not like meat, fish, cheese, or eggs is a carbohydrate. Some carbs are higher in sugar than others. Starchy foods like potatoes, beans, pasta, rice, and corn are quite high in sugar while asparagus, celery, broccoli, and green leafy vegetables, are much lower in sugar. Check the carbs on various items for yourself. A tortilla is much higher in carbs than a regular slice of bread, because the tortilla so dense. We recommend no more than 1 piece of fruit a day or one serving of starchy vegetables or bread.