As we all know, weight loss is a HUGE market. There are 1,001 products and programs out there that promise to help our increasingly obese nation shed excess pounds. But, as Raymond Francis pointed out in his breakthrough book, Never Be Fat Again, most of them miss the mark. The only truly effective way to lose weight and keep it off is by addressing excess weight as a health issue. By shifting your focus to becoming truly healthy, the pounds fall off by themselves or are lost with minimal effort.
Our bodies were built to be self-regulating. When each one of our cells is operating as it should, our appetites are regulated to eat only what we need; our thyroid glands regulate metabolism so that we burn most of the calories we consume as energy to maintain body temperature and to use as fuel; and many other body systems that affect weight, such as blood sugar, hormone balance, and pH, are regulated as well. The result? An ideal weight.
So the trick to losing weight and keeping it off is simple: make sure your cells are functioning as they should.
Of course in practice, it’s not that simple. There are many ways in which we can and do interfere with cell function, including nutrient deficiencies and eating the wrong foods, exposure to toxins, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, stress, medications, and unhelpful habits of mind and body. All of these contribute to gaining and maintaining extra weight, and each needs to be addressed if you want to optimize cell function.
If you want to understand each of these factors and more in greater detail, Raymond Francis wrote Never Be Fat Again for you. This book, which also contains recipes and a structured approach to keeping a weight-loss journal, is THE book to read and follow if you want to finally win the Battle of the Bulge for good. As our friend, well-known neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock said: “Throughout my many years of medical practice and studying nutritional science, I have never read a ‘diet’ book that I thought was worth reading — much less following — until Never Be Fat Again.”)
For more on our approach to weight loss, see Raymond’s article “Diets Don’t Work”