Five Essential Steps to Healthy and Fast Weight Loss — (Part 1)
By Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J), D.N. Sc.
Once upon a time, I was called “little pig” because I was only five feet tall, and I was 50 pounds overweight! In addition to being overweight, I also suffered a cluster of health issues such as mind fog, chronic fatigue, depression, sugar craving, arthritis-like aches and pains (fibromyalgia), eczema, athlete’s foot, etc. At that time, nobody knew what I had. When I look back, I realize what I had was a severe case of yeast and parasitic infection!
It took me a total of six years to figure out how to lose those stubborn 50 pounds, and became physically and mentally fit. In this three-part article, I will condense my life-long journey into five simple steps for you to achieve healthy and fast weight loss in just a few weeks.
Step I: Understanding the cause(s) of overweight condition:
Major causes of being overweight include poor dietary habits, yeast and parasitic infections, thyroid dysfunction, psychological stress and spiritual imbalance.
(1) Poor Dietary Habits:
As stated in my book, Healthy & Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking, an average American eats 120 pounds of sugar per year. From birth to age 70, on the average, an American eats eight cows, nine pigs and 15,000 eggs.
A well-balanced diet should contain less than 20% fat, less than 20% protein and more than 40% complex carbohydrates. Excess intake of fat, protein and sugar can turn into over-storage of fat. Americans also tend to overeat or not to eat at regular hours. Some skip breakfasts and others have big meals right before bedtime. Irregular hours and portions can confuse your biological clock and jeopardize your metabolic function.
(2) Yeast and Parasitic Infections:
Yeast and parasitic infections are misdiagnosed and improperly treated by most medical professionals. In addition to all the symptoms from head to toe such as foggy mind, allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), low energy, immune deficiency, arthritis-like aches and pains (fibromyalgia), skin rash, vaginal yeast infections, male yeast infections, anal itch, fungal nails, depression, anxiety, loss of sexual interest, etc, an overweight condition can also persist.
Yeasts and parasites can creep into any part of your body, especially sites which are weak to begin with. For instance, if your thyroid gland is weak, then opportunistic yeasts and parasites can particularly affect your metabolic function and cause further deterioration. If yeast and parasitic infections are not treated, the weight problem will persist. Some clients complained to me that they gained weight even if they just drank water! Even though they may not have been as innocent as they portrayed themselves to be, there is some degree of reality in their complaint. The fact is that it is very difficult for them to lose weight, no matter how hard they try.
Severe hypothyroidism manifests symptoms such as obesity, constipation, dry skin, cold intolerance, hair loss, puffy face and mental retardation. Contributing factors include congenital and environmental. The latter includes poor eating habits. Constant excessive consumption of sugar causes overwork and exhaustion of the thyroid gland. On top of that, untreated yeast and parasitic infections will further weaken the thyroid function.
(4) Psychological Stress:
Some people thrive on chaos. They tend to manage to be in constant crises. Because they are used to a dysfunctional behavioral pattern, they feel anxious or uncomfortable if their lives are peaceful. Somehow they have to create a situation in which their frantic behavior can be justified.
People who are not able to manage stress effectively tend to indulge themselves in emotional eating. Food is a symbol of love and comfort across cultures, especially for those who associate food with parental approval, love and attention.
(5) Spiritual Imbalance:
As I stated in my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, “Many overweight people suffer from spiritual imbalance because they carry a great deal of ‘unfinished business’ on their shoulders. In most cases, they crave approval from their parents. Some are angry and hurt because they were abused sexually, mentally or physically during their childhood.”
The predominant emotions are anger, resentment, grief and regret. Some even feel sorry for themselves and feel their negative feelings are well justified. Usually they are unclear about the purpose of their existences. They tend to “live to eat,” instead of “eat to live.”
Understanding the causes for your overweight condition will help you focus on the issues you need to work through. Usually there is a combination of causes. Therefore, if you want to achieve a long-lasting result in weight loss, you need to employ a holistic approach to balance your body, mind and spirit.
In the next article, I will discuss how you can develop a Weight Loss Meal Plan and use a Chinese herbal therapy to cleanse yeasts and parasites and boost your metabolism. Stay tuned!
Dr. Juliet Tien (Dr. J) is a leading expert in treating female or male yeast and parasitic infections, and over-weight or under-weight conditions. She is also the best-selling author of Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing and Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.
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