Weight Optimization with KC, Monica & Mike Adams

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Posted on 17th October 2013 by admin in LivingFuelTV |Super Health

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Our philosophy on weight optimization may be summed up simply in two words—Superfood Nutrition.  We believe that if you give your body the very best raw materials, you will engage it’s intricate and complex natural healing properties.  This includes enhancing your body’s capacity to fight infection, aiding your body’s ability to optimize it’s weight, and increasing your energy levels to the point that you’ll actually want (and even need) to exercise!


In this week’s classic episode of LivingFuelTV, join us with Living Fuel friend and advocate, The Health Ranger, Mike Adams.  We discuss how superfood nutrition, “smart fats” and fueling your body properly are the best ways to increase energy, enhance immunity, minimize disease, maximize health, and optimize your weight.  Click on the graphic below to watch.


SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 2nd February 2012 by admin in Super Health

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A discussion of weight optimization would be incomplete without mentioning healthy weight gain. While the overwhelming majority of people are most interested in losing weight, there are millions of people who either are or believe they are underweight, because of genetics or illness or eating disorders. And there are many reasons why some athletes want to gain weight. My two eldest sons, Kyle (17) and Austin (15), are high school quarterbacks and have successfully used this system to maximize their muscle mass and to get the most out of their growth spurts. Kyle has gained 45 pounds of lean body mass over the past year and a half, and Austin is on the same path. One important aspect here is that in addition to protein, it is important to focus on increasing healthy fats. Austin adds olive oil to his high protein SuperSmoothies. (See Healthy Fats and SuperSmoothie recipes.)

Healthy weight gain uses the same principles as healthy weight loss, but increases the volume of food—primarily protein and healthy fats—and changes the timing slightly to minimize muscle catabolism while still allowing time between meals for proper digestion and the optimization of amino acids sensitivity. It is important to follow the meal timing principles presented in this book. To gain lean body mass, I recommend eating either three meals with five to six hour spacing between meals or four meals per day with four-hour spacing between meals. Four meals allow you to consume more calories, but that is not necessarily important as long as you are getting enough protein and healthy fats. It is very important to use the Stealth Technique of preloading each meal with 15 grams of EAAs approximately 30 minutes before each meal and taking 20 grams of long-acting protein from a high fiber plant-based protein powder at bedtime. EAAs are ideal for preloading; however, if EAAs are not available, use 20 grams of high quality protein one hour before mealtime. Carbohydrate intake should be enough to adequately fuel whatever activity in which you are engaged. However, over fueling with carbohydrates will result in an underweight person with a fat belly. It is also important to increase the intensity of your workouts and never miss having a post workout protein/carbohydrate recovery drink within 45 minutes of finishing your workouts.

KC Craichy
The Super Health Diet

Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 6th December 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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Benefits of Low Glycemic Response Foods

• Cause a smaller, more gradual rise in blood glucose levels after meals.
• Help you to stay full longer.
• Can improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
• Can improve blood sugar control in diabetics.
• Help people lose and control weight.
• Reduce blood cholesterol levels.
• Prolong physical endurance and help refuel carbohydrate stores after exercise.

To Reduce the Negative Effect of High GI Foods in a Meal

• Eat high quality fiber, protein, and fats along with GI foods. Include low GI foods such as eggs, meat, or berries.
• Add vinaigrette or other acidic extras, such as lemon juice.
• Cook with or add some extra olive oil or coconut oil.

KC Craichy
The Super Health Diet

Micro Fasting

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Posted on 28th July 2011 by admin in LivingFuelTV

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The Micro Fast or Micronutrient Fast is essentially an ultra low calorie Four Corners of Superfood Nutrition
fast to replace one or more meals, using only “micronutrients,” which are vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,
phytonutrients, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, prebiotics, and probiotics instead of
“macronutrients,” which are protein, carbohydrates, and fats.

- KC Craichy, The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!

Dear Living Fuel Family,

Fasting is discipline that has gained wide recognition and acceptance in both natural health and conventional medical circles.  Done correctly, regular fasting can yield wonderful benefits to your health, and supercharge your weight optimization program.  If you’re new to fasting, or you want to learn how to maximize the benefits of your current fasting regimen, today’s episode of LivingFuelTV is for you!

Today’s topic is based on my new book, The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need! This highly acclaimed work is the result of my decades of study and research into weight optimization and natural wellness.  Micro-fasting is a key precept from Chapter 11, The Dynamic Role of Proteins in Weight Loss.

Click on the graphic below to join me.

KC Craichy SuperHealth Podcast – Is Your Fat Trying To Kill You?

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Posted on 18th July 2011 by admin in SuperHealth Podcasts

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You may remember from high school, from the TV game show Jeopardy! or from Trivial Pursuit that the liver is the largest internal organ in the human body.  Would it surprise you to learn that body fat, also called adipose tissue, is actually the largest organ in the growing number of those classified as overweight or obese?  Once thought to lie dormant and inactive, fat, particularly abdominal fat is actually alive, energetic and causing havoc and dis-ease.  So, what can we do about it?

Today on the SuperHealth Podcast, join us as we continue a special series on my revolutionary new book The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need! Today, we read several excerpts from the book on the dangers of body fat that will challenge conventional wisdom and inspire you!  Join us on the journey to Super Health!

KC Craichy

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KC: Welcome to Living Fuel TV. I’m KC Craichy with my wife, Monica. So, when you looked in the mirror this morning, how are you doing? Because two-thirds of America are overweight, over half of them are very overweight, and some even morbidly obese. Many over 100 pounds overweight. So, does that mean that only two-thirds of America has a problem? No, because we have people who are underweight. People who are essentially fat skinny people because they don’t have the muscle mass that they need to have. This really is the greatest issue of health facing America and the world today. I’ve just released a book. It’s out now called “The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need.” This took over two years of compiling research and trying to disseminate what’s important and to help people understand the details in what makes this such a big issue.

Monica: This is a great body of work. This has really been an amazing book for me to read. We all know we have to lose weight. We need to be more fit for our long-term health. But, in chapter nine you talk about 14 new reasons for losing weight. The first reason that you bring up is belly fat as well as fatty liver are big culprits.

KC: It is a big deal. Now, belly fat, what you realize or most people don’t realize, is that the fat that’s carried right here, actually becomes one of the largest endocrine organs in the body. Essentially, it’s a phantom organ that’s creating inflammatory cytokines, Interleukin 6, TNF-Alpha, and aromatase. Aromatase, an enzyme that literally converts testosterone to estrogen, so what makes a man/man into a woman, primarily female hormone. Men have it also, but not in excess. So, it’s causing all kinds of health problems.

Monica: But what are some of the health problems that that causes, just belly fat?

KC: Well, when you think about it, belly fat actually creates an environment for more belly fat. So, when you have these hormonal excretions that cause people not to want to work out, they don’t have energy. They don’t feel well. It leads to heart disease. It leads to basically every disease you can think of. If you go out and do a search on low testosterone levels in men and see what a big issue that is, in women it’s an issue also, because hormones are all about balance. When you’re overweight and you have your fat literally working against you, it’s like an enemy coming in there and trying to attack your health and to tear you down. So, if you don’t have the energy to work out, then no matter how dedicated you want to be or how motivated you are to work out, you literally are not going to go work out. So, the way people eat has a dramatic effect on their health in general. It’s a vicious spiral.

Monica: So, something else I want to read from your book on page 190. It says, “Having a very large waist, at least 47 inches for men and 43 inches for women, was associated with about twice the risk of death compared with men with waists measuring 35 inches or less and women with waists measuring 30 inches or less. Having visceral or intra-abdominal fat is considered to be a bigger health risk than fat underneath the skin or subcutaneous fat because visceral fat surrounds the internal organs.”

KC: This is a serious health issue. If you are extremely overweight, or even just overweight, this is an emergency. This is not just something that, “Gee, someday I’m going to go on a diet.” What you eat today for lunch and what you eat today for dinner really does matter. If you’re going to get in shape, we have to tell you, the last place that we tell people to go to get in shape is the gym, because you have to correct the broken metabolism. You want to feel good. You want to get your energy levels to the point where it actually takes you into the gym. Well, over the next few weeks we’re going to deal with this subject. We’re going to help you learn more about it and more about what causes it, more about what do to about it over the next few weeks. If you want to get the book, it’s available everywhere books are sold. It’s available at livingfuel.com. You can read ahead. But we’re here to help you and together we’re going to conquer this thing. God bless you, and have a great day.

KC Craichy Interview on WILY Radio about The Super Health Diet

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Posted on 13th July 2011 by admin in SuperHealth Podcasts

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Listen to KC Craichy ‘s July 12, 2011, interview on WILY Radio in the St. Louis radio market  about his new book, “The Super Health Diet – The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!”

The Super Health Diet - The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!

LivingFuel SuperHealth: Rethinking Protein

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Posted on 24th March 2011 by admin in LivingFuelTV |Super Health

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A major key to Super Health and lifelong weight optimization is to obtain and maintain muscle, which requires protein and the strategic use of essential amino acids.

- KC Craichy, The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!

Dear Living Fuel Family,

We know that we need protein in our diet.  But why is it so important?

What exactly does protein do in our bodies?  How is protein releated to amino acids?  Answers to these insightful questions are the topics of today’s episode of LivingFuelTV.

Chapter 11 in my new book The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need! is titled ‘The Dynamic Role of Proteins in Weight Loss’.  This chapter contains the results of a lifetime of research on this complex subject and illustrates clearly the starring role that protein plays on our journey to Super Health and then consequently, to our optimal weight.

Today on LivingFuelTV, Monica and I continue our fascinating series on The Super Health Diet.   Our subject is the profound importance of protein, not just for weight optimization but also for life itself.  In five minutes, we’ll change the way you think of protein forever.  Join us by clicking on the graphic below.

To order your copy of The Super Health Diet, click here or on the book above.

For more information, visit our website, www.livingfuel.com, or call us at 1-866-580-FUEL (3835).

Here’s to your Super Health!

KC & Monica Craichy
Founders & CEO
Living Fuel, Inc.

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LivingFuel HealthAlert: Reversing Diabetes and Controlling Blood Sugar

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Posted on 24th February 2011 by admin in Health Alerts |LivingFuelTV

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Diabetes and blood sugar conditions such as insulin resistance and hypoglycemia are commonplace in the discussion of health in modern society.  We are barraged by products, magazines, websites and books that attempt to teach how to “manage” or “live with” your diabetes as if it was something you owned or cared for.  We’ve long taught that Type 2 Diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset diabetes) is reversible with diet and lifestyle changes.  And these same changes can radically speed your journey to Super Health and to your optimal body weight.
Today on LivingFuelTV, Monica and I continue our special series on my new book The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!  In The Super Health Diet, I explore the connection between blood sugar and weight optimization which we discuss today.  Discover how you can use strategies and tools from the diabetic “community” to help accelerate you to Super Health!
Join us by clicking on the graphic below to watch.
To order your copy of The Super Health Diet, click here or on the book above.

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Finally! The Last Diet You Will Ever Need!

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Posted on 21st February 2011 by admin in Super Health

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“The Super Health Diet incorporates the clinically valid aspects of many popular diets combined with leading-edge clinical research into a highly effective lifestyle approach that delivers Super Health without all the fluff.” KC Craichy, Best-Selling Author, The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need

According to a recent Gallup poll, 55 percent of Americans want to lose weight.  With thousands of dieting books out there, where should people turn?  There is now an easy-to-read, well-researched book that encompasses not only dieting based on the latest science but helps readers transform both physically and emotionally.  Best-selling author and Living Fuel, Inc. Founder/CEO KC Craichy shows how the right diet enables weight optimization and Super Health with his new book, The Super Health Diet: The Last Diet You Will Ever Need! The book is a one-stop resource for Americans looking to make a healthy lifestyle transformation.

Unlike other self-help and dieting books, The Super Health Dietcompares popular tactics used by Americans such as weight loss centers and mainstream dieting plans and tackles the topic of prescriptions, pills and procedures.  KC provides readers with a wealth of clear, concise information for his Super Health Diet, which is based on his science-backed “Four Corners of Superfood Nutrition”.  He also covers the dynamic role of proteins in weight loss, anti-aging benefits of eating the Four Corners way, meal frequency, snacks, eating speed and exercise.

Click here to learn more.

To order your copy of The Super Health Diet, click here or on the book.
On Thursday, join us on LivingFuelTV when Monica and I continue our special series on my new book.  This week we discuss the plague of diabetes and steps you can take today to protect yourself and your family.

And if you missed last week’s popular LivingFuelTV HealthAlert Is Your Fat Trying to Kill You? click on the graphic below to watch.

Connect with us on the Living Fuel Facebook page, follow us on Twitter and visit the LivingFuel Blog andLivingFuel Forum.

For more information, visit our website, www.livingfuel.com, or call us at 1-866-580-FUEL (3835).