The Hunter/Farmer Diet Solution: Do You Have the Metabolism of a Hunter or a Fermer? Find Out...and Achieve Your Health and Weight-Loss Goals
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Americans are overweight, and they're getting heavier. Other than wanting to perform invasive surgical procedures, most doctors offer little help. Their advice is usually "Eat less, exercise more," which falls back on the outdated dogma of calories in/calories out. Medical research on dieting is confusing and often contradictory. Not only are physicians unsure about which weight-loss plan is best, but their patients are, too! It has become an "every one for him- or herself" situation, where we're forced to experiment, hoping to hit on the magic weight-loss formula by chance . . . and the increasing number of fad diets makes our odds of picking the right weight-loss plan even less likely. Why can't the medical industry make sense of the overload of information and give us sound advice that actually enables people to lose weight and improve their health? Fortunately, recent studies have shined a new light on the subject and may finally help us understand a successful way to diet. This research proves what many men and women have learned through trial and error: some do better on a low-carb diet, and others do better on a low-fat diet. This is because some people have the metabolism of a hunter, while others have the metabolism of a farmer. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mark Liponis, a leading expert in preventive and integrative medicine, will show you how to determine which type you are so that you can lose weight and improve your health at the same time. Once you know your type, you'll be on the road to successful weight loss and greater health and well-being!
seen with depression or anxiety. In other words, the Hunter shows similar results to someone under stress, with high cortisol levels and all its possible complications. But it’s oversimplistic to think that ordinary stress alone causes diabetes or even the Hunter’s metabolism. The kind of stress that does is a longer-term, lifelong kind. In fact, there’s a lot of evidence that the stress began before we were born—back when we were in our mother’s womb. The evidence is found in what we’ve learned
included game but also fruits, nuts, roots, bugs, fish, birds, and leaves. What wasn’t part of our primary ancestral hunter-gatherer diet were grains and their derivatives; those entered the human diet roughly 13,000 years ago. Grains and their derivatives are among the highest carbohydrate foods. Concentrated forms of grains include high-fructose corn syrup and alcohol, which are particularly difficult for Hunters’ metabolism to deal with. The quicker any food is converted to sugar, the worse
to drink as a slurry. Hunters’ diets tend to be lower in fiber than Farmers’, and fiber helps probiotic bacteria flourish. The best fiber supplements are free of sweeteners or preservatives and contain a mix of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Another supplement for Hunters to consider is magnesium, an essential mineral found in food sources such as grains, nuts, and greens. Magnesium can become depleted during stress or with excessive sweating. In addition, it can be depleted by consuming too
look on her face that she was having an “Aha!” moment. She was already making the changes in her mind: baked potato instead of fries; broiled chicken and fish instead of fried; and lots of snacks during the day of granola, berries, and nonfat yogurt. Beth left my office with hope. Her next stop was to sit with our nutritionist to learn how to eat for her type. When Beth departed the Ranch, she was empowered and rejuvenated, with a new enthusiasm and a realistic program. We then made a plan for
Let the crepe batter sit for about 15 minutes before you start cooking. You may need to practice with one or two crepes to get your technique down, but don’t give up. They are basically simple to prepare. You can make a batch of crepes and freeze them stacked in between waxed paper to enjoy anytime. This recipe does make a delicious dessert as well. Crepes: 2 eggs 1½ cups skim milk � teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons canola oil 1 cup whole-wheat flour Ricotta Cheese Filling: 1 cup low-fat