……of 21 inch waist lines!!
Sad, but true, muffin friends, waist lines around the world are expanding, and it’s ganna take a miracle to turn back the evolutionary clock. Thanks to the SAD (Standard American Diet) way of eating that has rocked our world over the past 50+ years, we have officially become muffintop nation. From TV dinners to fast food restaurants, to big box stores and coffee houses, American culture has gone from bad to worse when it comes to food and lifestyle choices. Sadly, we have advanced ourselves right into obesity….go figure, literally!
Welcome to Generation MT
Our muffintops tell a story of evolutionary change in America. They are a dead give away of something gone awry, and an important visual barometer of more serious health related issues lurking beneath our belt buckles…..as mid-section fat grows, so does a clustering of other negative health factors, which is why I am on a muffintop mission. I see it as a win, win….You look and feel better, and we save a sick nation, one person at a time…..
Muffintop phenomenon, which involves a high ratio of mid-section fat in comparison to other areas of the body, is a fairly new human physiological trend, and is largely (no pun intended) due to changes in diet and lifestyle over the past 75 years…Blows my mind to think that in less than 100 years of the entire history of mankind, we have created a “sick” culture. To me, that is one of the most serious and profound acknowledgements we can make today.
That muffin you are sporting is the direct result of a culture attempting to do things bigger, faster, and cheaper…..Thank you Uncle Sam!!
Here are some of the main reasons why we have become a Muffintop Nation over the past 50+ years…..
1) Empty calories – due to processed, packaged foods, which deliver very little nutrition…
2) Toxins – from both diet and the environment.
3) Stress – due to higher paced, more competitive lifestyles.
4) Sugar and fake sweeteners- need I say more??
5) Simple carbohydrates- Americans have come to love our pastas, breads, and pastries.
6) Pharmaceutical drugs- Yea, drugs can make you fat, toxic, and cause other health imbalances…. not to say there are not benefits when appropriately prescribed, but drugs are over prescribed and a big part of muffintop nation.
7) Dining out- Fast and convenient is what we want, poor quality food and illness is what we get.
My book goes into these at length, in addition to how to address and reverse their effects on muffintop, but today’s take-away for you is related to empty calories.
So here’s the skinny on calories…
don’t count calories, count the nutrients in the calories
Nutrients per calorie, a very important aspect of muffintop control, and one of the main reasons why we have become generation MT. Americans are the most over fed, under nourished country in the world, and that has happened due to over consumption of calories that deliver little or no nutrition. So when you begin your muffintop makeover program, a big part of what we will be doing is making sure that every calorie you consume counts! You will re-train your body to learn to be sensitive again to the hormones and metabolic functions that support fat burning. If you’re reading this, chances are your body has become very efficient in fat storing. The good news, however, is that through diet, exercise, and supplements, we can train it to become efficient at fat burning again, and nutrients per calorie will be an important part of that happening….
The Muffintop Makeover program involves removing toxins stored in your body via a 14 day liver cleanse (can’t lose fat very easily if you are toxic) followed by 30 days of fat burning nutrients in addition to a clean nutrient dense diet. There is a 30, 60, or 90 day program for you to choose from… to get started, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can decide on the program that is right for you.
So glad you stopped by today….please check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/muffintopmakeover, and join our healthy living book group.
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Yours in good health,