With over 60% of America’s population overweight and obesity rapidly becoming an epidemic among not only adults, but also our youth, I believe it is high time Americans learned about a weight loss program that achieves better results, faster, and at less cost than any other available today. The name of this weigh loss program is…
How Serious Is The Problem?
With over 60% of the American population overweight, that means that some 200 million Americans are carrying at least 10 pounds more than they should be carrying for their height and bone structure.
An estimated 56 million are defined as clinically obese, which means that they weigh 20% or more than their recommended ideal weight.
A smaller, yet rapidly growing number are considered morbidly obese which means that their excess weight is putting such a strain on their body that it is threatening their very life.
The Hallelujah Diet
Though the Hallelujah Diet has been instrumental in improving the health of millions of people worldwide, many do not realize that this diet is also the very best weight loss diet in the world.
And though we have hundreds of testimonies of folks losing 50 pounds or more after adopting the Hallelujah Diet, I will share below some of the exceptional losses of weight some people have experienced. (By the way, our website contains many, many more.)
Clent Loses 206 Pounds in 10 Months!
As for the kinds of weight loss results others have obtained after adopting the Hallelujah Diet, you might like to learn about Clent who lives in Washington state. After adopting the Hallelujah Diet in January 2008, by October 2008, ten months later, Clent had lost 206 pounds. You can read all about Clent’s remarkable weight loss in his own words, as well as see some pictures of him, here.
32 Adults Lose Over 700 Pounds in 6 Months
Some years ago I taught, at my pastor’s request, a 12-lesson course titled Biblical Nutrition 101 over a six-month period in the church I was attending at the time. Thirty-two adults completed the course, and on the final night of the class, those who had completed the course reported a combined weight loss of over 700 pounds during the preceding six months. The course I taught is available FREE here.
The Cause of Excess Weight and Obesity
Before we proceed any further, I want to bring to our attention a verse from the Bible that bears heavily (no pun intended) on this issue of excess weight and obesity. The verse is found in Proverbs 26:2b, and reads as follows:
“The curse CAUSELESS shall not come.”
As we take a closer look at the subject of excess weight, obesity, and expanded waist lines, we need to realize that the “curse” (excess weight, obesity, and expanding waistlines) will not occur without a “cause.”
And in most instances, the “cause” of excess weight and obesity is not in the genes or glandular, but rather in the food choices of the individual who is carrying that excess weight, along with their lifestyle.
Following are the major factors contributing to excess weight.
The Refined Sugar Factor
Refined sugar is an addictive drug and the primary cause of weight gain. The average American consumes some 172 pounds of refined sugar each and every year of their life.
This amount of sugar breaks down to approximately 50 teaspoons of refined sugar every day of the year. And this doesn’t even factor in the sugar derived from the refined carbohydrates consumed, that rapidly turns into sugar (which we will talk about in a moment).
If a person were to consume just one 12-ounce can of soft drink a day for one year, they could increase their weight by 15 pounds — yet some people consume one-liter bottles (33.8 oz) of these soft drinks daily. Refined sugar is extremely high in caloric value.
Consider also that sugar is invariably baked or cooked into some high fat, high salt, irresistibly tempting goodies like ice cream, cakes, cookies, cinnamon buns, etc., ingredients that cause the body to gain even more weight. Because refined sugar is an addictive drug, the person who wants to lose weight will usually continue to consume it.
The USDA recommends that the average adult, consuming a 2,000-calorie diet, should consume no more than 40 grams of sugar per day from all sources.
It might startle you to learn that just one teaspoon of refined sugar contains 4 grams of sugar and 16 calories. Thus one 12-ounce soft drink contains 11 teaspoons of sugar, equalling 44 grams of sugar and about 176 calories.
In other words, that single soft drink contains more sugar than the USDA recommends for the entire day. If the average person consumes 50 teaspoons of sugar daily from all sources, that person placed into their body 200 grams (5 times USDA recommended limit) of sugar and over 800 calories.
Are Artificial Sweeteners and Diet Sodas a Better Choice?
Many believe that artificial sweeteners and diet sodas are a better choice, but not according to Dr. Neal Nedley, who writes in his book Proof Positive (on page 187) the following:
“Do the low calorie soft drinks really work? . . . . One study of over 75,000 women ages 50-69 found that users of artificial sweeteners were significantly more likely than non-users to gain weight over time . . . . We found that hunger increases after drinking aspartame sweetened soda.”
The Refined Carbohydrate Factor
Refined carbohydrates, such as white flour products and white rice, just like refined sugars, contribute to making a person fat. Unrefined carbs, such as whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits and vegetables, help keep a person lean.
One of the big differences between a refined carb and an unrefined carb is fiber. Refined carbs have NO FIBER, while unrefined carbs are full of fiber. Unrefined carbs pack a powerful punch when it comes to fighting fat.
Why Fiber is So Important
Scientists at the University Hospital of London, Ontario (Canada) compared the fiber intake of different individuals. They found that those individuals who had a healthy weight ate 30% more fiber than the overweight individuals.
The only source of fiber is plant sourced foods, and because the Hallelujah Diet is 100% plant-based, it is exceptionally high in fiber content.
High fiber foods help people lose weight for several reasons: First, because the food contains fiber, it requires more chewing time, and thus slows down food intake.
Second, fiber has more bulk, and thus fills the person up with fewer calories.
Third, fiber stabilizes blood sugar levels and stimulates less insulin secretion, which translates into weight loss. And since we can’t digest fiber, we can’t absorb calories from it.
In his book Carbohydrates from Hell, Carbohydrates from Heaven, Author James Krystosik has this to say about fiber:
“Anyone trying to improve their health and lose weight should take advantage of fiber, one of nature’s best appetite suppressants.
Remember fiber is a non-digestible form of carbohydrate, which passes through the digestive system without ever adding one single calorie. Fiber absorbs water, swells inside the stomach, and creates a sense of fullness.
Now your brain gets the message that your hunger has been satisfied. High fiber foods also satisfy the sensation of hunger longer than refined food, which means you end up eating fewer calories and thus lose weight.”
And let’s not forget that refined grains, in addition to helping make one fat, upsets normal blood sugar levels, causing mental and physical imbalances.
When refined starches are eaten, a high percentage of the starch is quickly broken down into simple sugars, hitting the bloodstream and causing alarm to an exhausted pancreas and/or adrenals. In short, this amounts to the same objectionable diabetic/hypoglycemic reactions initiated by refined sugars.
The Animal Fat Factor
The average American consumes a high-fat diet. For instance, the average consumer of animal source foods in America consumes some 100 pounds of animal fat annually.
This becomes important when we recognize that weight gain is often related to getting too many calories from fat rather than getting them from complex carbohydrates as God intended.
In the research lab, animals on high fat diets gain more weight than their peers on a low-fat regimen — even when both groups eat the same number of calories.
Animal source foods are the primary source of fat in the average diet. Each of the following foods provides the body with 10 grams of saturated fat:
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 1 double hamburger
- 2/3 serving of macaroni & cheese
- 1 cup of ice cream
- 2 cups of plain yogurt
- 2 slices of American processed cheese.
(Source: Proof Positive, page 24)
Cheese has the honor of being one of the most fat-laden foods being consumed today! Often people will consume a salad, which is a healthy food, but then load it up with cheese, a very unhealthy and fattening food!
Cheese is one of the most destructive foods a person can consume!
Fat contains 9 calories per gram. There are 454 grams as well as 4086 calories in each pound of fat. If the average person consumes 100-pounds of animal fat per year that means that person consumes 408,600 calories per year, or 1,119 calories from animal fat each and every day of the year, which amounts to approximately half of their daily caloric intake.
When we add the 800 calories from refined sugar being consumed by the average person each day, to the average of over 1,000 calories from animal fat being consumed by each person each day, we learn that most of the calories being consumed each day originate in the two most fattening foods one can consume.
Is it any wonder the average person in America is overweight?
The Table Salt Factor
White, pourable, table salt, pure sodium chloride, is a poison totally devoid of fiber, which causes the body to retain fluid. In reality, it is not the table salt that retains the water, but rather the body retains the water so that the toxic sodium chloride concentration is reduced, thus causing less irritation and less caustic concentrations.
In other words, the body recognizes table salt as a poison and acts to protect itself, by diluting the highly irritating crystals.
The water retained by table salt adds water weight to the body, and it is not unusual for a person to lose 6, 8, 10, 12 or even more pounds within just a matter of days after adopting the Hallelujah Diet, a diet that eliminates white table salt.
When a person stops placing table salt into their body, the body starts releasing the water being retained to keep all that toxic sodium chloride from doing damage.
NOTE: The Hallelujah Diet includes the use of unrefined sea salt, which contains up to 90 minerals. Himalayan salt is also suitable. These unrefined salts rich in minerals do not behave in the body as does white table salt.
Excess Weight is a Matter of Choice
One of the reasons the Hallelujah Diet is the very best weight loss program in the world is because it eliminates all four of the above fat-producing, waistline-expanding items found in the Standard American Diet (SAD).
In place of all these fat-producing items, the Hallelujah Diet provides highly nutritious, complex carbohydrate, healthy, predominantly raw foods that nourish the body.
God knew what He was doing when He gave Adam and Eve that original Genesis 1:29 diet, upon which the Hallelujah Diet is based. It is the very best source of nourishment available today.
At almost 80 years of age and 38 years on the Hallelujah Diet, I still have a flat, rock hard stomach, a muscular body, a 32” waistline and I weigh in at 142 pounds at 5’9” in height. My wife Rhonda lost 85 pounds her first year after adopting the Hallelujah Diet and an additional 20 pounds since then, for a total weight loss of 105 pounds.
And if you have friends or loved ones that needs to improve their health, forward this issue of the Hallelujah Health Tip to them!
Next week, the good Lord willing and if the creeks don’t rise too high we will return with another exciting issue of the Hallelujah Acres Health Tip. Trust you will join us and that you will share these Health Tips with friends and loved ones.