Gene D. Millen
Gene D. Millen
Gene Millen is a 16 year heart bypass survivor who has discovered what really causes heart attacks, and how you can greatly reduce your risks of having one. Check out our Free Report, "How To Stop A Heart Attack Before It Stops You!"
Lose Belly Fat With Low Glycemic Foods and 10 Minutes Exercise
One of the most frequent questions that I receive from exercisers, as they affectionately caress their paunch, is “How do I lose belly fat?”
Most people expect that I will recommend a series of abdominal exercises that will melt away the fat.
It's true that you can add muscle if you do enough "crunches," but contrary to our hopes (and prayers) "spot reducing" just doesn't work.
The only benefit you will receive for your hours of hard work is strong muscles hiding under the layer of fat.
Is there a "secret formula" to lose belly fat? The answer is yes, but it won't be a secret for long.
Two new concepts, when used in combination, will turn a pot belly into a skillet. And it will only take about 10 to 15 minutes per day!
The answer to losing belly fat is changing your diet to include mostly low glycemic foods coupled with Dr. Al Sears' PACE exercise system.
Dr. Sears' PACE® exercise system is the best fat burner I've ever seen. It works just as well for the novice exerciser (I've used it on people with congestive heart failure) as it does for the extremely fit.
According to Dr. Sears, the big mistake with aerobic exercise is that it causes our bodies to store fat. Once you pass the 15 to 20 minute mark, you start burning fat during exercise.
As a result, your body will make and store more fat to prepare for your next aerobic workout...a never-ending cycle making it impossible to get rid of that stubborn fat that never seems to go away.
The Glycemic Index diet is very easy to follow. You don’t have to give up all of your favorite foods or count calories.
You may, however, have to unlearn just about everything you thought you knew about eating and exercise.
All carbs are not created equal. Some carbohydrates digest quickly (the low glycemic foods,) flooding your blood with glucose (blood sugar.) Others digest slowly and provide a controlled, steady source of energy.
Glucose is the primary source of energy for our body and energy is good, right? But here's the rub. Too much of a good thing ends up causing some real serious problems.
Here's how high glycemic foods do their damage: Insulin carries a small amount of the glucose to the cells for immediate energy. Some is converted into glycogen and stored in the muscles and liver for later use.
When the glycogen storerooms fill up the over flow is stuffed into fat storage tanks on your belly and other unwanted places. No wonder it is so difficult to lose belly fat and love handles.
An increase in belly fat is only one of the side effects of these glucose excesses. Over time the insulin receptors become desensitized, and this leads to insulin resistance, fatigue, diabetes and heart disease.
The troublemakers on the glycemic index chart are white flour and other refined grains, rice and high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup is especially harmful, and you will find it in just about every liquid product that is sweetened.
The “good guys” are whole grains, vegetables and legumes, which are lower in sugar, high in fiber and digest more slowly and provide a steady stream of glucose. Keeping your blood sugar on an even keel has many benefits.
Slow carbs not only give you a feeling of fullness for several hours but also keep your blood vessels elastic and supple, reducing the risk of forming arterial plaques that can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Researchers from Australia have created a system of low glycemic foods called the Glycemic Index, that measures how long it takes for various carbohydrates to digest and turn into glucose.
Carbs that our body quickly turns into sugar have a high GI number and those that digest slowly have a low Glycemic Index.
It is important to note that the glycemic impact of a meal can influence how your body digests, absorbs and processes the next meal.
A breakfast of low glycemic foods will keep your blood sugar low and your energy high until lunch time.
Cholesterol Numbers - Are Yours Too Low?
People who take statin drugs to achieve lower cholesterol numbers stand the risk of having their cholesterol go too low. New studies show that people with the lowest cholesterol have a higher risk of cancer, according to a meta-analysis of over 41,000 patient records from 23 statin drug trials.
Researchers found one extra case of cancer per 1,000 patients with the lowest levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, compared to patients with higher LDL levels.
Past studies have found an increased risk of Parkinson's disease among people with extra-low cholesterol. Meanwhile, statin drugs may cause damage to the liver and muscles.
Although you would never guess it from watching the Lipitor, Crestor and Vytorin TV advertisements, cholesterol is good for us…in the right amounts...and the cholesterol HDL ratio is more important than just LDL cholesterol.
Dr. Mary Enig, a world renowned biochemist and pioneer in researching healthy fats and oils relates some of the little known benefits of cholesterol:
- Your body needs cholesterol to make sex hormones. Could this be why many of those on statin drugs have a reduced sex drive?
- Cholesterol is needed for proper function of serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is involved in the biochemistry of depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety, control of appetite, sleep, memory and mood.
- Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant to protect us from free radicals. Free radicals attack the artery walls and contribute to plaque that ends up clogging our arteries.
It's amazing and somewhat frustrating to me that the mainstream medical community largely ignores the most important controllable risks of having a heart attack or stroke.
If your cholesterol dips too low, you will increase your risk of depression, stroke, violent behavior, and suicide.
There is no evidence to support that extremely low cholesterol levels are beneficial, and increasing numbers of studies like the one above are pointing to the risks.
Meanwhile, even if you DID want to lower your cholesterol, taking statin drugs is the last option you should consider.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs have been linked to everything from nerve damage to memory loss.
Former astronaut, Dr. Graveline (M.D. retired) is uniquely qualified to discuss the magnitude of statin drug risks. He suffered transient global amnesia as a result of being on Lipitor. Dr. Graveline, who is known as the "Space Doc" comments,
"The legacy of statin drug use at today’s high doses is a trail of chronic aches, muscle pain, numbness, weakness, confusion, fatigue, shortness of breath and even heart failure in hordes of unsuspecting victims." Statin drugs also deplete the body of beneficial Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), may actually INCREASE the risk of heart disease.
There’s no need to risk dangerous statin side effects to keep your cholesterol numbers where they should be. Here is a proven formula that works:
- Exercise regularly. All it takes is 10 to 15 minutes per day of the right kind of exercise.
- Follow a low glycemic diet.
- Take two Cholest-Check all natural cholesterol lowering supplements each day.
Check out the Heart Health For Life website for more information.
This Aerobic Exercise Program Could Change Your Life
It was about 100 years ago that I was first introduced to my first aerobic exercise program.
Coach Miller would "suggest" that we jog around the track for a while, suddenly break into a sprint for about 40 yards, and then slow down to a walk as our lungs cried out "Please don’t do that again." In the beginning we looked upon this activity as an extreme form of punishment but we later learned that these alternating intensity workouts dramatically improved our energy and performance.
Of the three key exercise variable--how often you exercise, how hard you work and how long you last, intensity has the most powerful effect.
Your body responds to short bursts of intensity by releasing a cascade of fat-mobilizing hormones and anti-aging growth hormones that supercharge your metabolism and burn extra calories for 24 hours or longer.
Here's a good example of the powerful effect of exercise intensity on heart health. A new study by British researchers tracked 1,975 healthy men over ten years.
The men who exercised the hardest had a 47% percent lower risk of death from all causes and a whopping 62% lower risk of death from heart disease, compared with those who reported very little or no intense exercise.
The best part however is that the benefits of this aerobic exercise program were achieved with as little as nine minutes per day of vigorous activity.
I'm Gene Millen. Fifteen years ago a heart surgeon, sawed open my chest and stitched in bypasses to six of my favorite heart arteries. It wasn't as much fun as you might think...and started me on a journey to helping others avoid my mistakes.
My experience in aerobic exercise programs includes working with hundreds of people in the Vital Life Center, a health and wellness club for the "over 50 crowd.
I thought I knew all the right aerobic exercise programs, but after trying Dr. Sears' new PACE® program, it was soon apparent that there was more to learn.
This program is extremely effective and takes far less time than the "conventional" programs which coax you into spending hours in the gym to achieve your goals.
Dr. Sears new patented aerobic exercise program builds on the principle that long-duration exercise isn't natural.
Our ancient ancestors didn't run for mile after mile without rest or recovery. Their exercise was primarily hunting, or on some occasions being hunted. Their daily exercise "routine" consisted of short bursts of exertion, followed by periods of very welcome rest.
By using this system you recreate exactly what your body needs for optimum health.
The unique feature of PACE® -- progressively changing your routine over time -- ensures maximum fat loss with a "bulletproof" heart and "super-sized" lung power.
By boosting your heart's "reserve capacity," Dr. Sears reveals that you can nearly eliminate your risk of heart attack.
One of Dr. Sears' insights into how the human heart functions is the fact that it doesn't need "endurance training." Your heart was designed to keep beating far into old age.
Heart attacks don't happen because your heart lacks endurance. They happen during times of stress, when your heart needs more energy and pumping capacity, but doesn't have it.
By building reserve capacity -- which the PACE® exercise weight loss program does quickly and easily -- you create a "reserve account" your heart can draw upon during times of emergency.
PACE® is the best fat burner I've ever seen. It works just as well for the novice exerciser (I've used it on people with congestive heart failure) as it does for the extremely fit.
According to Dr. Sears, the big mistake with aerobic exercise and jogging is that it causes our bodies to store fat. Once you pass the 15 to 20 minute mark, you start burning fat during exercise.
But this tells your body you need fat to burn as fuel during exercise. As a result, your body will make and store more fat to prepare for your next run or aerobic workout -- a never-ending cycle making it impossible to get rid of that stubborn fat that never seems to go away.
PACE® exercise weight loss routines are never more than 10 to 20 minutes.
That means your body burns carbs during exercise, not fat. After you finish the routine, your body starts burning fat to replace the carbs it just burned.
In fact, your body will burn fat for up to 24 hours after your PACE® routine. It even burns fat while you are sleeping! After a few weeks, your body gets the message that it doesn't need to store excess body fat at all.
The extra lung power the PACE® exercise weight loss program gives you is more important than you may realize. Dr. Sears tells us that lung volume is your number one indicator for risk of death.
The bigger your lung volume, the longer you'll live. It's critical for preventing disease and boosting your immune system. Not to mention that big lungs transport fresh oxygen to every cell in your body.
The PACE® aerobic exercise program starts improving your heart health and supercharging your metabolism in a matter of days.
Dr. Sears has a very successful medical practice in Florida and a remarkable track record. He produces results for thousands of people from around the world.
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