Low carb Paleo diet burns fat fast for weight loss, says ‘Eat the Yolks’ author

If you’ve banned high fat foods such as egg yolks, butter and beef from your diet and can’t lose weight, a nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP) says she knows the reason: You’re missing out on the fat-burning benefits of healthy fats. In an exclusive interview on Feb. 25, we talked with Liz Wolfe, NTP, about what she’s discovered when it comes to permanent weight loss and health.

Why the epidemic of obesity in our nation? Liz links it to “decades of the Standard American Diet, which leads to hormonal imbalance and out-of-control hunger.”

She’s convinced that our tendency to avoid fat is a large part of the problem. Our hormones need fats such as butter, beef and eggs, says Liz. And her new book’s title sums up her philosophy: “Eat the Yolks: Discover Paleo, fight food lies, and reclaim your health” (click for details).

Modern science proves that we need both fat and cholesterol, and “fat and cholesterol from ethically raised animal products, along with the fat-soluble vitamins that come with them, are vital to our health,” Liz told us.

And when it comes to the ideal diet for weight loss and health, Liz is a Paleo plan proponent. However, she does modify the traditional Paleo approach slightly by adding certain types of dairy.

“Paleo opens the door to a world of nourishing, delicious, appetite-regulating foods that many of us eliminated out of fear or simply forgot as a result of our standard diet rut,” she explains.

In contrast, “the standard American diet is based on restricting calories, restricting fat, eliminating fats and cholesterol from properly raised animals, and ignoring real food in favor of the profitable, nutrient-poor products we’re sold as if a so-called “whole grain” with a long ingredients label was somehow a true health food.”

Liz offers this insight on the benefits of whole grains: “That’s propaganda, pure and simple.”

So what really works for weight loss? To become what Liz calls an “efficient fat-burner,” dish up “healthy fats and cholesterol, properly-raised animals and the fat-soluble vitamins that come with them, and whole vegetables and fruits of all kinds. ”

A typical day in Liz’s own “Eat the Yolks” diet includes:

A ginger-lemon tea or glass of beet kvass.
Breakfast is eggs from our free-range flock, over sweet potato or taro root with a dollop of goat cheese or butter from grass-fed cows.
Lunch is quick: wild-caught sardines straight from the can – a fantastic, budget-conscious, low-food-chain source of Omega 3, calcium and protein – with leftover sautéed rainbow chard and other veggies, like roasted carrots or beets left over from dinner the night before.
Dinner might be soup or stew, made with homemade broth in the pressure cooker (another time-saver), or tomato sauce with ground beef over spaghetti squash, a favorite ten-minute meal.

For those who are vegetarians, Liz suggests modifying the traditional approach by incorporating “the right types of dairy products, eggs, and bivalve seafood like oysters.”

Liz feels that “eliminating processed grain products and packaged foods is 95% of the battle for most of us; from there, it’s simply tweaking to achieve our goals while paying close attention to how we feel.”

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From memoirs to self-help guides, learn about anorexia and bulimia resources

An estimated 10 million women and one million men in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, according to the Eating Disorder Foundation. If you’re seeking help for yourself or someone you care about, talk with an expert.

In addition, we recommend the following books and DVDs:

  • “Letting Ana Go” tells the story of a girl who seems to have it all. But as she struggles with meeting expectations, she turns to controlling food as a way to take charge of her life. Weight loss comes to mean success, all documented in a moving diary that reveals the toll and tragedy of eating disorders. Learn more about “Letting Ana Go”
  • “Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.)” is a fascinating memoir by best-selling author Marya Hornbacher. In it, she reveals how she first fight to lose weight – and then battled to recover. It’s a stark, insightful journey through the looking glass of eating disorders. Learn more about “Wasted: A Memoir”
  • What happens when a woman specializing in documentaries and photography explores life within an eating disorders treatment facility? The answer is “Thin,” an exploration into the lives of brave girls and women who revealed their stories in hopes of helping others. Included with their personal stories are essays on the sociology and science of eating disorders by renowned researchers Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Dr. David Herzog, and Dr. Michael Strober. Learn more about “Thin” by clicking here. Also recommended: HBO’s original documentary showcasing those patients: Get the details on the DVD
  • “You can never be too rich or too thin” has become a familiar saying. But Susan Sarandon proves why the “too thin” element can be deadly in the documentary “Dying to Be Thin”
  • Discover how to know if a “problem” might be an eating disorder by clicking here for “Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? (The Almost Effect).”
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Human Barbie Doll Subject of New Documentary

“Space Barbie.” The Real live Barbie Valeria Lukyanova has taken the internet and Youtube by storm for being able to transform herself into the American famous toy. She is unapologetically all girl and not just another pretty face. “I like everything beautiful, feminine and refined, and it just do happens that is what dolls are based on,” says Lukyanova.

The controversy

Known around the world, the Ukranian model went from Youtube to Jezzebel and V magazine spreads. The human barbie’s smallish features and fixed stare helped photographers to transform “the look.” What took everyone by surprise is the doll-like appearance actually looks as if she is the plastic proto-type.

The extreme image made people wonder what the real life person must be like on the inside, especially in an age when individuality and a person’s quirks are what make the person. Some feminist abhor the Barbie doll and the “cookie-cutter” image and what it represents.

Did she or didn’t she

The rumor mill has run mad with stories about rib removal, breast augmentation, and plastic surgeries, but the doll-faced girl swears it’s all makeup and some studies may touchup the pictures just a bit to add to her image of doll-like.

Spiritual one-tank trip

Space Barbie. The “Human Barbie Doll” has another side, her spiritual side using the Barbie-look to draw attention to the enlightenment of being.

“I am a lecturer on the subject of out-of-body experience. I am a beautiful, inspiring young woman talking about spirituality and you can see what people choose to focus on. People hear and see what they want to. I have a vast amount of work to do on myself. When people think they’ve reached perfection that is when the degradation begins.”

Her homemade spiritual advice videos on Youtube add a few makeup tips, and it’s easy to look beyond her alien-like appearance. She has an enormous following, for just the numbers of “haters” in her closet she has just as many supporters.

Human Barbie Doll holds the record for most money spent on cosmetic surgery

Is it live or is it Memorex

The Human Barbie even does a séance in her documentary to prove her remote skills, with her real life friends she refers to as “soulmates.” At one point the groups resorts to a bird whistling technique that Lukyanoya says aligns you with your spiritual DNA.

Has the “plasticity” gone to her head

She’s been to a psychiatrist she claims to check on the “voices” in her head, and visions of other planets. “He said I was very lucky, anyone else would have taken me to the “special place.”

The Human Barbie has a sister Olga, “I never thought my sister would be called a Barbie. She’s always had this doll-like look, but a doll in associated with an unintelligent person, and my sister is very intelligent and interesting to talk to.”

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