A lot of people find nutrition confusing – every week there is a new fad diet guaranteeing to help you lose weight, bodyfat and dress sizes. Bull%$#&ing 5#!7. Nutrition isn’t really that complicated at the end of the day and the advice that most so called health professionals give makes people fat. I get pissed off when I see a dietician on TV telling people to eat more grains and go for low fat foods – I normally change channels or leave the room. That is the worst advice ever!
You are what you eat is pretty much the truth. But we actually need to take this one step further and say – you are what you digest. You can eat the world’s most perfect clean diet but if you don’t chew your food properly or don’t have enough hydrochloric acid (HCL) in your stomach you are wasting your time and won’t get optimum results.
For optimal results – losing bodyfat – you should follow a modified version of the Paleo diet. The actually Paleo diet book talks about cutting out saturated fat – which I am not an advocate of, this is one of biggest diet / health myths of the last 50+ years. Read Cholesterol Myths for more info on that topic. But back to my point a higher protein and fat (good sort of course) diet with your carbohydrates coming from vegetables – is the key.
Digestion happens in a number of stages from smell, chewing, swallowing and then into the stomach. The job of the stomach is breakdown food so it can be sorted and moved into the next stages. The key component of this breaking down of food is dependent on HCL in the stomach.
There are a few simple ways to test your stomach HCL but the easiest is to take HCL test. Basically you take 1 HCL tablet with your first meal and if you notice a light burning sensation then you have optimal levels of HCL. If not; take 2 with your next meal and so on.
Fixing you gut – starting with HCL levels will not only aid you in better digestion your food – but also aid you in the first steps of weight / fat loss because you will now actually utilise it properly.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact us and we can organise a HCL test for you.