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Optimal Metabolism Strategies

  • Nov 24, 2011
The Smarter Science of Slim-Scientific Proof. Fat Loss Facts debunks the classic
assumptions about weight loss; such as, eating less and exercising more.
Jonathan Bailor explains how certain foods cripple our ability to burn fat.
Researchers disclose how to get the benefits of traditional exercise in a fraction
of the time. Most of all, eating less sets us up for gaining more weight after

The primary finding of the current study is that a lifestyle modification program
consisting of high-intensity cardiovascular and resistance training combined
with a carbohydrate and protein diet results in greater improvement in body composition,
cardiovascular risk factors, and muscular strength than a program comprised of a
traditional diet and moderate- intensity exercise regimen commonly recommended
for weight loss.  pp. 15

The gist of eating more means that we consume non-starchy vegetables and protein
until fullness sets in. This step will make the body too full to consume starches and
sweets. Jonathan Bailor refers to a clog which is the inability of our fat metabolism system
to respond to signals from our hormones and our brain which otherwise enable
us to burn body fat. The Laws of Thermodynamics prove nothing about what the
fat metabolism system must do.

The solution is to eat more high quality food which provides
more nutrition while preventing overeating. This act alone helps to clean out the
hormonal clog while creating the need and the ability to burn fat. The set-point
weight is the weight that our fat metabolism system maintains automatically
regardless of the quantity of calories we consume or the exercise engaged in.
The set point takes whatever calories we eat plus the calories we burn and
balances us out automatically.

Generally, the set-point won't normalize until we normalize hormone levels
by unclogging ourselves. This translates into eating better food and
exercising less but smarter. For instance, spinach has twenty times the
amount of Vitamin A and five times the Vitamin C than enriched wheat flour.
The highest sources of protein are in tuna, egg white, whey protein
powder, top sirloin and spinach. Eating protein means that fewer
calories will be converted to glucose or body fat than calories from starch.

The food scientific pyramid has flax seeds and nuts at the top.
Lean meat, select dairy, fruit and egg whites are in the middle
of the pyramid. Non-starchy vegetables and seafood are at
the bottom of the pyramid. Another important component of the
food pyramid is to drink plenty of water and green tea.
Exercise should be brief, more rigorous and combined with
resistance training to be effective optimally.

The Smarter Science of Slim-Scientific Proof. Fat Loss Facts
is a considerable work on nutrition, fat metabolism and
optimal exercise sequences to keep fat off permanently.
There is a 77 page bibliography with extensive references
from authoritative sources and prestigious universities.
Jonathan Bailor spent the past decade working with top doctors
and researchers to analyze over 10,000 pages of medical and
biological research on diet, exercise and weight loss.

The work contains a plethora of theories on weight
loss backed up by popular science. There is not
much discussion on the role of inflammation in
retarding the digestive and metabolic processes.
Similarly, allergies and allergens clearly apply when
food allergies are present. Otherwise, the
presentation is a fairly complete rendition on fat loss.

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Optimal Metabolism Strategies

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November 30, 2011
Loving your reviews about health and weight! Shedding fat and gaining muscle is what I've been trying to do. I'm going to have to check out this book because of your rave review. Thanks for sharing, J!
November 30, 2011
I've never seen anyone put this in writing. I've heard some of the content discussed in anecdotes by people who've experienced weight loss. The beauty of this book is that there is so much content which is well researched by current research citations from authoritative sources.

From my own personal experience, there is another dimension to metabolism which isn't covered in this book. That is, allergens have a role in igniting inflammations in the body which could prevent optimal metabolism from happening. i.e. allergies to eggs , peanuts or lobster .
Other foods like coffee or the caffeine ignite problems in people who have gastrointestinal issues or diverticulitis.

When all of us get older, the diverticular pockets are not the same as in our youth. When we consume high proof alcohol, caffeine and some chronic allergic foods, the body can react violently and even set off a complex chain reaction resulting in death. These aspects aren't discussed in the overall portrait of the metabolism. Nevertheless, the presentation does cover many areas that most medical texts cover only tangentially.  For that alone, the book is well worth the price of admission.

Also, I find that refined foods, sugar, junk food and
gluten tend to promote inflammation as evidenced by
inflammatory markers in the blood. When I cut out these
types of foods, the blood markers gravitate back to
normal or near normal levels.

I've made important dietary changes. These include
drinking more water and herbal tea in place of soda,
beer and alcoholic beverages. In addition, I cut down
considerably on bread, pizza and pasta consumption in favor of the pita bread and beef patties. I'm certain that
these changes have helped with reducing inflammation.

Another important dimension is to add herbs like
ginger , oregano, sage etc. at each meal in place of
salt or sugar. Stevia is another good substitute for
sugar as is anise.
November 24, 2011
By the way, this is the protocol which could bring affordable health care to this country.
November 24, 2011
thanks for sharing this fine article! Enjoyed it!
November 25, 2011
This is good to know when faced with chronic illnesses like cancer and others.
November 24, 2011
Incredibly thought-provoking review, thanks for sharing!
December 22, 2011
Thank you for the compliment.
December 23, 2011
December 24, 2011
I wish that some of this stuff could be put into wide practice so that the overall cost of medical care delivery could come down dramatically.
December 26, 2011
Me too. It would be nice if we could afford medical care in this country!
December 26, 2011
I agree.
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From Dr. Theodoros Kelesidis, Harvard Medical School & Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
I am often asked when there will be a proven prescription for weight loss. The Smarter Science of Slim is that prescription.

Jonathan Bailor's easy-to-understand and engaging style disguises an astonishing amount of otherwise incredibly complex scientific information. You will not realize you are learning so much because you will be so involved in what you are reading. The pages you are holding will change the way you feel and look faster than any pill ever could. It is incredibly rare to find anything as thoroughly researched and carefully analyzed yet so clearly and engagingly presented in the context of everyday living and eating. For anyone who has struggled with managing weight or maintaining energy, you do not need pills. You need this book.

From Dr. JoAnn E. Manson, Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Jonathan Bailor has performed an invaluable service with his book, The Smarter Science of Slim. Jonathan has studied thousands and thousands of pages of academic research on health and weight-loss, and he has put the results into terms that the everyday person can understand. Jonathan's work is far from just another diet book.

The Smarter Science of Slim dismantles the myths that have contributed enormously to the health and weight problems that many people have, and ...

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