Food, as you know, can help make you healthy, trim, and
attractive... or into a grossly overweight stay-puffed marshmallow man or
What you may not also know is that food directly
impacts your mood, and the extent to which you are able to have a positive
impact on others.
Food is a drug that you take as many times per day as
you eat. It deeply impacts the chemistry and functioning of your entire
body. There are probably hundreds of things involving food that you could
modify to change the impact it has on you, but I'm going to try to focus
mainly on one: how food changes your insulin level.
When you eat carbohydrates -- from simple sugars, to
complex carbs, like wheat -- your pancreas releases insulin to metabolize
it. When you eat pure sugar or other easily digested carbohydrates, your
blood sugar levels rise very rapidly, and cause the pancreas to release
more insulin than necessary to metabolize what's there. In a way, it's
like your pancreas is guessing that if you're wolfing down sugar
that fast, you're probably going to continue to do so. So, in it's
anticipation, it releases a bit too much insulin, which causes your blood
sugar level to be too low... triggering your hunger and causing you to eat
This little cycle will make you fat... very fat. But,
moreover, what really concerns me is that large amounts of insulin in your
blood stream have significant psychological effects.
Tryptophan, you see, is the raw material the brain uses
to synthesize serotonin. We all need a little serotonin to remain calm and
happy. But too much serotonin makes you drowsy, blank and spacey. For
instance, pot smoking makes you release a significant amount of
tryptophan. People who smoke pot, as you may know, are easily amused by
everything. Everything is funny to them, since everything becomes so
incredibly difficult, now that they have the capacity of a sea
monkey. Putting a cap back on a coke bottle becomes a monumental task.
It's so funny, funny, funny, indeed.
What a crock of bullshit. It's funny if you have the
mindset of a six year old, but really, excess serotonin, from what you
eat, or drugs you do... whatever... is not exactly something which is
going to help you blissfully connect with anyone but a loser.
I'll give you three inside secrets.
1. First of all, some of the sagely advice
I've already given in Secret
#5, will help to deeply regulate your insulin release. The right
kinds and the right amounts of fiber slow down how smoothly sugar
hits your bloodstream.
For instance, on the same day I wrote this particular
report, I didn't follow my diet all that well... I pigged out on pizza
and ice cream -- both of which contain lots of carbs. The kind of ice
cream I had, in fact, was a triple carb hit. There was the ice cream
itself, and it was also full of caramel and toffee. Oooh.
Usually, within a half an hour or so of eating such a
high carb meal, I'll feel myself become drowsy and dumb. However, today
I did something different. Before munching away, I had a serving of a
supplemental fiber drink. (It was High Fiber Complex, from Life Services
Supplements -- although I believe that even a plain psyllium only based
fiber drink may have had the results I'm about to mention) And guess
what? I didn't get the extreme urge to snooze that I usually get. In
fact, the only dips in energy I had lasted just a few seconds
versus a few minutes or a few hours, like it normally would. All day
today my energy has been consistently high, despite a larger than
normal carb intake.
This is probably the easiest way to reduce this nasty
effect within your body. It's the easiest, but ultimately, the further
tips I'm about to give should be heeded. They're just better for you
2. Lower your carb intake. Period. If you're
like most people, you eat far too many carbohydrates. Pasta,
bread, pastries, chips, etc. These things are all against you and
your life as an irresistible person. Eat less of them.
Specifically, avoid what are called 'high glycemic
index' foods. These are foods that, during lab testing, have been showed
to cause the greatest and fastest increases of blood sugar
within people (and thus the greatest and fastest increases in
attractiveness destroying insulin!).
Click here for
a fantastic list of several hundred foods and their
glycemic index, compiled by Rich Mendosa. You want to stick to the carbs
with the lowest glycemic indexes.
Scroll down his page about halfway to the
"GI-based" list, and you'll find all of the foods sorted by their
glycemic index, lowest to highest.
You'll see that pure sucrose (table
sugar), on this list, has a glycemic index of 137. That's like the pure
crack cocaine of sugars -- raising your blood sugar level
hellishly fast. Anything lower than 137 is absorbed slower
than sucrose, anything above 137, causes a greater release
in blood sugar.
Believe it or not, parsnips, maltose,
maltodextrin, and non-dairy frozen tofu dessert, all raise your blood
sugar level faster than pure glucose! God!
On the other hand, something low on the
list, like organic agave nectar, has a GI of just 14. That means that it
causes blood sugar increases about 1/10th as fast, or you could also say
'as bad', as glucose. That's actually not too bad at all. Hell, it's
Fructose here is at 32. Just to let you
know, fructose isn't known to adversely affect anybody, so it's safe to
say that anything at a GI of 32 or less is pretty safe.
2a. The nutritional company I
mention throughout many secrets involving health and well-being, Life
Services Supplements, has started a line of "Keto" foods and formulas.
They're foods and formulas that, if made normally, would be made almost
completely of carbohydrate. But instead, they've engineered them
so that they're almost completely devoid of carbs -- instead,
providing a large amount of protein. They have Keto Pancake mix, Keto
Syrup, Keto Bread mix, Keto Muffin Mix, and Keto Shakes. Pancakes and
syrup with almost no carbohydrates? When I was first reading
about these products, I thought they might have been kidding. I mean, it
just doesn't seem right. In any case, I haven't yet tried these
products, but will do so soon -- and report the results here. Feel free
to send in your own reports on how good or bad they are.
3. Consider adopting a quality,
I recommend that irresistible folks
follow, as best they can, The Zone by Barry Sears.
Barry Sears is famous for creating various
cancer treatments, including AZT (which is now used to treat AIDs).
Despite his famous pharmacology
background, he maintains that your diet is the ultimate drug --
one that can either infinitely degrade or infinitely enhance your life.
He agrees with what I say here about diet, so he's obviously right about
He has very ingeniously incorporated the
latest nutritional information known -- about carbohydrates, protein,
and fat -- to be able to get you to VERY reliably release just the right
amount of insulin, and other hormones that affect your
I'll tell you the truth -- when I'm most
able to accurately follow the guidelines set forth in The Zone, I feel
better than I have in my life. I feel very, very good. Yes...good.
Clear, confident, and energized steadily. It's a very nice diet.
Additionally, The amount of zip and lucidity you get from combining The
Zone with Secrets
#3 and #4
is on the level of unbelievable.
Unique in the diet industry, too, is that
Barry Sears actually constantly updates his diet according to the
latest advances revealed in both his own research and the research of
other nutritional researchers. It's great that he's doing this. He's
kind of like a computer programmer, in a way. You can update your diet,
according to his diet updates, and actually 'upgrade' your own body
The best single book I've read on how to
practically implement The Zone is 'Mastering The Zone'. I highly
recommend this book.
My own little secret method for
implementing The Zone is this: Get a copy of this book on tape. Just pop
it into a portable walkman, and actually go food shopping, each time,
playing this tape. Eventually, you'll just 'get' all of the information.
After a few shopping journeys like this, the whole thing will make sense
to you, and you'll be shopping zone and cooking zone as easy as 1-2-3.
This is really a great learning method.
I have another secret for you. Right now,
you can get the several Zone books on tape for free (well,
actually, for a cent, plus shipping and handling). Just join the 'The
Audio Book Club', which gives you 4 tape sets for just a penny.
Go to their site at www.audiobookclub.com> and choose
"The Zone Audio Collection" as one of your selections. You'll get
the original "The Zone" book on cassette, which will give you much of
the background to The Zone. It'll really convince you the importance of
the diet. If you're an athlete, it'll also provide you with some
important information you won't find elsewhere. More importantly, you'll
get "Mastering The Zone", which will help you to easily implement this
masterful way of eating. You'll want to listen to "The Zone" itself
perhaps once, but listen to "Mastering The Zone" again and again to get
the maximum benefit.
PS -- I mention a few other useful
selections to get at the Audio Book Club in Secret
#21, as part of your homework in your continuing quest for
irresistibility. Be sure to add them to your initial 4 for a penny