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28 minutes | Mar 7, 2015
SHM14 SuperHealthyMe is now under 200 Pounds!
More than 40 pounds have now been lost, my waist size has gone from a 40 to a 34 and I am now under 200 pounds for the first time in many years.All this is from my effort to only eat foods that are good for me - clean, natural, organic, whole and unprocessed foods, as well as working out daily.In this episode I share the breakthrough announcement that I have finally dropped below 200 pounds.We talk a lot about one of the key things this SuperHealthyMe lifestyle has done for me - it's broken my sugar addiction.I eat no refined sugar and I try to keep away from all of the hidden sugars that the food industry tries to literally shove down our throats by hiding them under all sorts of names. We talk in this episode about how to read a food label. Hint: Stay away from anything ending in "so," like high fructose corn syrup.I share my challenges and successes this past week, also noting how I am avoiding starches, dairy products and gluten - though I will experimentally start adding them into my diet in future weeks to b gauge their effects on me.I talk about weighing myself every single day, on the same sales and roughly the same time and what I do if my weight suddenly spikes up over two pounds. It's a great tool that really gets you back to your target weight - or losing again. Listen for it.
27 minutes | Feb 27, 2015
SHM13 SuperHealthyMe Podcast: I Am No Longer Obese!!!
This is huge! Actually, I am LESS Huge. My SuperHealthyMe progress has succeeded in breaking me out of the official status of being obese.In this episode, I document just how far I've come in this SuperHealthyMe lifestyle.Wait till you hear about the weight I've lost.The new size of jeans I'm wearing. Hint: I no longer have to cut off that tag on the back belittling where Levis lists the was it size.I also report my new BMI - Body Mass Index, the number that indicates how fat a person is.I am just over 29.Anything over 30 is considered obese.Now I'm just overweight.I also share how many pounds I;ve lost and how some of my other clothing sizes have dropped.And I talk at length about the jump start program I used to break old habits and begin new, healthier ones. Show notes at http://superhealthme.com/13
31 minutes | Feb 13, 2015
SHM12 SuperHealthyMe Podcast: The Pounds are Really Coming Off Now!
An update on my amazing progress as I've embraced the SuperHealthyMe lifestyle, aided by an intense and unforgiving 40-day program of strict and very low calorie eating.I don't name the program. I don't want this to be construed as an endorsement or to have the appearances of being sponsored by them.But this program - only 40 days long - has already produced dramatic results.I share in the podcast my daily meal plan, how few calories I consume, what I have totally given up and... best of all... by lack of cravings or hunger.I'm 20 days in so far and I think you'll be impressed by the results.
36 minutes | Dec 24, 2014
SHM011 SuperHealthyMe: Are dietary flaws costing you precious energy?
Ever suffer from brain fog? Fatigue? Weight gain?In this week's edition of the SuperHealthyMe podcast, we learn all about functional medicine and correcting the things in our diets that make us fat, unfit and tired. I talk about how the food industry has hijackled the advice about healthy and nutritional eating by converting diet advice into profits. I quote from research by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and it's Nutrition Action Health Letter. My guest this week is Dr. Carri Drzyzga, known internationally as ‘The Functional Medicine Doc’. She is committed to helping patients find the root cause of their health problems and fix the cause with natural treatments so they can feel normal again. She has been in private practice since 1996, and is founder of Functional Medicine Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Carri holds two doctoral degrees—Chiropractic and Naturopathic Medicine. Additionally, she has training in Functional Medicine and The Kalish Method, and is a Certified Gluten Practitioner. Always an avid learner, Dr. Carri has obtained a level of expertise in her profession that no other doctor in Canada has achieved to date. Among other things she discusses: How she overcame her battle with fatigue The Four Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies That Cause Low Energy How Poor Digestive Health Can Actually Fuel Fatigue Food Allergy Testing – The Good, Bad, and Ugly That Most Doctors Don’t Talk About It May Be All In Your Head – The Brain’s Role in Fatigue
38 minutes | Dec 19, 2014
SuperHealthyMe: The Paleo Diet - Is it a fad or the Real Deal?
In this episode, after a review on how we can cut calories in our holiday meals and reduce cravings, Mike looks at the Paleo Diet to discover whether it is just a fad or the real deal.The average holiday dinner contains about 4,000 calories. Mike has suggestions on how to trim your holiday calories and stop food cravingsWe learn: -A craving is not hunger. The desire comes, not from your stomach, but from your brain. -You have cravings for all sorts of psychological reasons but most are brought on because your brain says you need an energy boost or your mood is affecting your desire. - People crave high calorie foods, high in carbohydrate, fat and sugar because it gives them a fast burst of energy, even though it would be much better for them to eat something with better nutritional value and without empty calories. - Certain emotions, including stress, sadness and boredom, can promote cravings. So too can feelings of happiness – many people “celebrate” with the reward of their favorite snack. -Research suggests men are more likely to crave salty, savoury foods or stodgy foods like pizza and pasta. In contrast, women are more likely to crave sweet snacks, like chocolate, biscuits and ice cream.Main Topic - The Paleo Diet: Just a Fad or the Real Deal?Mike'sfeatured guest in this episode is Dr. Terry WahlsLike many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology, and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. Dr. Wahl’s adopted the nutrient-rich paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation.First, she walked slowly, then steadily, and then she biked eighteen miles in a single day. In November 2011, Dr. Wahls shared her remarkable recovery in a TEDx talk that immediately went viral. Now, in The Wahls Protocol, she shares the details of the protocol that allowed her to reverse many of her symptoms, get back to her life, and embark on a new mission: to share the Wahls Protocol with others suffering from the ravages of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions.In this interview, she: -Tells her story – and relate how my experience illustrates the concepts of why illness develops, and how health develops. - Explains that life is a self-correcting system. When we can no longer self –correct we die. When we can no longer self-correct to optimal illness appears. -To restore health – we need to take out the bad stuff (toxin exposure) and put more good stuff back into our cells. - She explains Functional Medicine, Hunter gatherer diets – and some basics how our brain cells and mitochondria work in lay friendly language. - She teaches us about mitochondria – the power plant within each of our cells – that drives our energy (or fatigue if we starve them) and our brains. -She explains how to eat for optimal function of your mitochondria and brain cells - She how your body needs specific vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidants – and where they are in the food supply.Word for the Week -Genesis 1:29And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food."Lets dump the junk and get in shape…let’s all be… SuperHealthyMeShow notes, links and resources can be found at http//superhealthyme.com/10
40 minutes | Dec 10, 2014
009 SuperHealthyMe Podcast: The “Fat Apocalypse
Show Notes for Episode 09 SuperHealthyMeIn this episode of SuperHealthyMe, Mike shares how that five pounds he gained over Thanksgiving week vanished almost as fast as it appeared. The weight gain stemmed mostly from water retention caused by excessive carbohydrate consumption over the holiday.Mike also offered a Food Babe update, explaining how the crusader for healthy living and full disclosure by the food industry of the ingredients in their products has come under viscous attack by “Big Food” interests, eager to discredit her coming book.The Fat Apocalypse and The Baylee BodyIn the main interview portion of the podcast, Mike interviewed Lauren and Fraser Bayley are the creators of The Bayley Body at http://www.thebayleybody.com , whose “Fat Apocalypse” online fat loss coaching program is seeing great results by many.The Baylees shared:- Fraser’s Protein Pancake breakfast- Lauren’s Green juice breakfast- The unique challenges of those embracing a healthy lifestyle later in their lives- The dangers of yo-yo dieting.- The optimum time to workout- What each workout should include- How often you should work out- How to make healthy living a habit- - The importance of support and accountabilityWhy sitting too much is really bad for youThe Baylee's favorite fat-fighting apps:- Nutritionist- The Jawbone app UPWord of the Week1 Corinthians 9:27 –“But I discipline my body and keep it under control lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified”
35 minutes | Dec 5, 2014
008 SuperHealthyMe: Help! I gained 5 pounds in one week!
Mike shares how the Thanksgiving week festivities caused him to gain 5 pounds...in one week!He embraces the "No More Excuses" mantra that has guided this SuprHealthyMe project and sets off to reverse and eliminate the gain and start the downward weight cycle again.He learns from a "Food Babe: investigation that Subway - the world's largest restaurant chain - has become the center of a controversy over food that many experts claim is overly processed and laced with questionable ingredients.He embraces the anti0aging and healthy living tips found in the book "Younger Next Year" by Dr. Henry Lodge and Chris Crowley.Mike learns that"-Vigorous exercise needs to be done six days a week, every year-The gym is his new work, he must show up and work out-That "exercise is the master signaler, the agent that sets hundreds of chemical cascades in motion each time you get on that treadmill and start to sweat. It’s what sets off the cycles of strengthening and repair within the muscles and joints. It’s the foundation of positive brain chemistry."Then, Mike goes to the gym - the Rochester Athletic Club in Rochester, MI. He meets with his personal trainer Jim Ciotti who explains:-Those five pounds the scale says Mike gained may not really be five at all-That high salt foods like ham causes you to retain water-That you must drink a lot of water each day-How much water men and women should drink
17 minutes | Nov 26, 2014
SHM 007 SuperHealthyMe - No Eating after 6PM
In Episode 007 of the SuperHealthyMe podcast, journalist Mike Wendland shares an amazing tool you can follow to lose weight:No eating after 6PM!In this podcast, Mike explains how:- The last bite of food you take should be your evening meal, three or four hours before bedtime- Following this rule will lessen acid reflux and GERD and other gastrointestinal issues.- Following this rule will cut as many as 1,000 calories from your daily intake-And a great tool to lessen the urge to graze at night
42 minutes | Nov 20, 2014
SHM 006: Do you know what's in your Thanksgiving meal?
This week we talk about the Thanksgiving Meal. Oh boy.The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day alone, according to the Calorie Control Council. Add that to the fact that studies show the average person gains an average of 10 pounds during the holiday season, and well, maybe we better think and plan just what we’ll be eating this year.We offer up some suggested Thanksgiving recipes from the Calorie Control CenterMike has a Thanksgiving meal calorie guide from the American Grandparents AssociationHe talks about a great Thanksgiving Calorie Counter.And we look into the Food Babe’s expose about the dangerous additive found in many of the turkeys sold this year.We also talk about working out in the water – water aerobics, one of the most effective and easy-on-the-joints way to exercise and really get in shape.Think water aerobics is for old people only? Think again. Wait until you hear my wife, Jennifer, share the results of a study on the effectiveness of after workouts for marathon runners. Jennifer, a certified water aerobics instructor who has taught all over the world, shares stories of some of her students who have been able to go off blood pressure meds and do away ith arthritis pain thanks to the effects of working out with the water.Mike also shares his SuperHealthyMe progress report and some inspiration and motivation from the Word.
34 minutes | Nov 12, 2014
005SHM I know Squat about Squats
In this week's episode #005 of SuperHealthyMe... I got the results of my fitness assessment at a local health club. They said I was in “average to good” physical shape for my age. They suggested I make an appointment with a fitness coach they called…. The Squat Queen. I knew squat about squats. But then I met the Squat Queen herself, Melissa, a top fitness coach for Sola Fitness in Rochester Hills, MI. She gave me an exercise prescription. It consisted of squats – three sets of 15 each – along with some weight lifting, situps, push ups, pull downs and stretching. I have three super sets I am to do three times a week. NUMBERS - PROGRESS REPORT 226.3 weight this week.... down one pound from last week... six mounds since starting on October 20, 2014 I need to drink more water. The nutrition experts Ive talked to and the research I have done tell me I should drink half my body weight in ounces of water. So I really need to my water consumption I’m setting a goal to drink 12 ounces of filtered water five to six times a day. This will be challenging. What goes in, must go out. That means those long business meetings are going to be interrupted by my bio breaks. They say it gets easier. We’ll see. Drinking more water is crucial for lots of reasons. Water is essential to your health. It makes up, on average, 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. Most people, I’ve learned, are dehydrated. Even mild dehydration - as little as a 1 percent to 2 percent loss of your body weight - can sap your energy and make you tired. Water helps detoxify us, removing food waste. Water carries nutrients and oxygen to our cells. Water also regulates our full mechanism, something I never thought I had. But drinking a big glass right after getting up and then again right before meals made me crave less food. Every day you lose water through sweating, exhaling, urinating and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you need to replace this water by consuming beverages and foods that contain water. I found a CNN report about a nutrition study done at Virginia Tech of 48 overweight or obese men and women between the ages of 55 and 75 who were on a low-calorie diet (1,200 calories per day for women and 1,500 calories per day for men). Half of the people were instructed to drink 16 ounces of water — the amount in a small bottle of spring water — before meals. After three months, the participants who drank water had lost an average of about 15.5 pounds, compared with just 11 pounds in the control group. The Mayo Clinic recommends that adults in good health consume eight, eight-ounce water a day. Other experts, like Dr. Sylvia Morris, assistant professor at the Emory University School of Medicine., suggest more. Men should have more than 13 eight-ounce glasses of water a day, and women need nine, she said. Oh yeah, Fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, tomatoes and celery help give you more water but do not count toward daily recommendations for glasses of water, Morris said. If you are considerably overweight, many nutritionists suggest drinking more, to help detoxify you. So for starters on this plan to reduce body fat and lose weight, drink more water. Try at the start for half your body weight in ounces. And stay close to a bathroom for the first few days.
30 minutes | Nov 6, 2014
004 Weight gain and sleep deprivation
This week, we talk about how scientists have linked a lack of sleep to weight gain. Sleeping too little prompts people to eat bigger portions of all foods, increasing weight gain. And in a review of 18 studies, researchers found that a lack of sleep led to increased cravings for energy-dense, high-carbohydrate foods. Add it all together, and a sleepy brain appears to crave junk food while also lacking the impulse control to say no. Mike shares his sleep difficulties, too, as does a listener. What can people do to insure a good 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep each night. Mike also records a fitness assesment he did at hospital exercise center, chekcing cario conditioning, flexibility, endurance, strength. He shares his results. And he has a new scale, a high tech scale that connects to the Interbet and updates his diet and fitness apps with his weight and BMI
44 minutes | Oct 31, 2014
003 SuperHealthyMe - Fighting the urge to Graze
This SuperHealthyMe effort is not a diet, not a "program." It's a lifestyle. And because I am so excited to share with you some things I learned from a great nutritionist, we're putting out this episode ahead of our normal once-a-week schedule. Besides some incredibly helpful tips from the nutritionist, there is some tough love from my wife, Jennifer, in this episode as tells me what my biggest food problem is: Grazing. Can you say "Moooo"?
49 minutes | Oct 30, 2014
SHM002: How to Lose Weight by Just Doing the Math
Reporter Mike Wendland's personal experiment into what happens when you eat right and exercise daily is showing some great results. The first and mosy important thing he's learned is how to do the weight loss math. But he has also developed a totally unexpected problem that has some serious effects.
27 minutes | Oct 22, 2014
Episode 1 SuperHealthyMe: Help! I have Sitting Disease!
In this first episode of SuperHealtyMe, veteran award-winning journalist Mike Wendland begins his investigation into what happens when someone embarks on a program to exercise daily and only eat healthy food after a lifetime of bad habits.Mike shares his lifelong struggle with excess weight, his story of yo-yo dieting, fad weight loss programs, disappointment and his realization that, besides his own bad eating habits, he is a victim of a food industry that intentionally makes toxic, processed and chemically harmful foods that addict us to unhealthy substances.As he begins this podcast, he he begins an experiment to see what happens when he only eat good, natural, whole and organic food.Mike explains the first serious health problem he must overcome - a disease he calls a national epidemic. Sitting Disease. Before you laugh, realize there really is such a disease and chances are...you also have it.He promises to record every detail of his quest for wellness. sharing the challenges, the obstacles, the victories. As his investigation continues, he'll interview medical and nutritional experts, apply what they tell him to his own life and be totally transparent on his quest to be... SuperHealthyMe.
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