In her recently released book “10 Pounds in 10 Days”, celebrity fitness trainer Jackie Warner shows you secrets she has been sharing with the stars. In an interview Warner said, “Food is a drug and has a pharmaceutical effect on the system. Changing your relationship with food can have as much effect on the system as a prescription drug.”
Warner said her diet is different than other low calorie diets. “My diet does initially restrict calories but does not cause muscle and tissue wasting because every day you will be feeding your body highly nutrious superstar foods that your body has been starving for.”
She said that rapid weight loss has to do with how ketones are processed in the body. “Ketones, which are molecules of oxygen and carbon formed during fat burning, activate the release of cholecystokinin (CCK), a powerful anti-hunger hormone. CCK helps regulate your satiety, the feeling of fullness that stops hunger.”
Jackie cited a University of Kentucky study in her book indicating that 900 calories is a “magic number”. Participants in this study “lost an average of sixty-five pounds over five months and maintained a good percentage of their weight loss after five years.”
Her diet keeps you at 900 calories for only 10 days, incorporating all of the nutrients your body needs in those 900 calories. The plan incorporates 45 percent carbohydrates, 35 percent protein and 20 percent fat.
She said it is obviously important to pay attention to the types of food that are in your diet to get best metabolic results. “Processed food diet and skipping meals can dull your endocrine systems.”
In her plan, she incorporates what she calls “superstar foods,” the first being apples. The reason for apples she states is the “fat burning” aspects of pectin. She says the pectin “helps the body with galacturonic acid, which is a substance that decreases the body’s insulin needs .”
Warner cited insulin as a hormone that is involved in fat formation and that it is important to keep it in check. Avocados are another one of Warner’s superstar food and high in monounsaturated fats helping to boost your metabolism.