Are your food sensitivities making you sick?

In my opinion, this test is essential if you truly want a customized plan and achieve optimal results. I have used this test in my practice for over 10 years and the results have been nothing short of miraculous.

The ALCAT Test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders.

The ALCAT test is not a food allergy test, but rather, a food intolerance test. Food intolerances are delayed reactions as opposed to food allergies, which are more immediate reactions. Food intolerances are much more common and characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, or inability to lose weight, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders, and behavioral issues. It has been estimated that an upwards of 70-80% of the US population has some type of food intolerance. Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often identified as individual problems and treated as such, thus treating the symptoms and not the cause. The ALCAT is the most effective food intolerance test available.

The Alcat test requires a blood sample. You can either have your blood drawn at my office, go to a participating lab, or use Alcatʼs mobile blood draw service.

Are you weight loss resistant?

  • Do you have hard to control food cravings?
  • Do you have an allergy/sensitivity or craving for a specific food group?
  • Do you have a large appetite at certain times during the day?
  • Have you failed on 3 or more diets in the past?
  • Do you have a family history of obesity?
  • Are you under chronic stress?
  • Do you get less than 7 hours of sleep 2 or more nights a week?
  • Have you been diagnosed with hypothyroidism?
  • Are you taking prescription medications?
  • Are you sensitive to medications, smoke, chemicals or fumes?
  • Is your fasting glucose > 75?
  • Is your fasting insulin 7 or greater?
  • Is your hemoglobin A1C > 5.0?
  • Are your triglycerides > 100?
  • Are your HDLs < 50? Is your triglyceride:HDL ratio >3.1
  • Is your waist measurement > 35 (woman) or 40 (man)?
  • Is your waist:hip ratio > 0.08 (woman) or 1.0 (man)?
  • Is your body fat % > 32% (woman) or 22% (man)?
  • Do you have a BMR 20% or more below normal? Take axillary temp. for 5 days in a row and take the average. Normal is 97.7
  • Do you have low DHEA or testosterone levels?

Your Results
If you answered yes to even ONE of the above questions, you have identified factors that can contribute to difficulty losing weight and especially losing body fat and maintaining/increasing LBM.

If you have answered yes to 3 or more then you are moderately weight loss resistant (WLR), and if you have answered yes to 5 or more, you are very WLR.

This means that you must address your WLR and fix the problems to ensure that you can have successful long-term weight management.

Pre-gaming With Protein

Pre-gaming With ProteinBOOZIN’ AND LOSIN’ RULES

 

Rule #1:  Do NOT skip any meals or snacks during the day

Rule #2:  Eat at least 4 ounces of protein at each meal and at least 1 ounce at each snack.

Rule #3:  Drink at least eight 8 oz glasses of water throughout the day.

Rule #4:  Get some exercise (30 minutes cardio minimum)

Rule #5:  Pre-game with protein 30 minutes before having a cocktail/wine/beer:

FORMULA:  2 oz. lean protein + healthy fat + fiber + Alkaline Drink/Veggie

EXAMPLES:  2 HB eggs + 2 stalks celery + 1 heaping Tbsp. guacamole + 8 oz.green drink, 2 oz. turkey + 1 leaf lettuce + chopped veggies + 1 t vinaigrette + water w/lemon or lime, 1 snack package raw unsalted nuts/seeds + 1 small green apple + 1 organic cheese stick + water with cucumber, 1 EssentiaMeal Protein Shake + 1 snack package raw unsalted nuts/seeds + 1 kirby cucumber, 1 PaleoMeal Protein Bar + water with lemon/lime.

Rule #6:  For every alcoholic drink you consume – drink 1 glass of water or mineral water.

Rule #7:  If you do this often…. please repay your liver by doing the DFH 14 Day Detox!