Once you understand the myths about weight loss, you understand how your body really works. The truth about losing weight is simple – and the truth can set you free.
Don’t blame yourself for lack of willpower or discipline… the American food supply is mostly to blame. Your grocery store is overflowing with processed “foodless” foods and sugar laden “lifeless” drinks. The fast food industry offers you little more than “doses” of high fat, super sized meals, and all-you-can-eat buffets containing more calories than your body could possibly need. The average American has stretched their stomach to 2 or 3 times it’s normal size and now has to eat more to feel full.
PROCESSED FOODS AND WEIGHT LOSS
The processed foods have caused your body’s nutritional system to become clogged, confused, and locked into fat storing mode. If you’re like most people, you’ve tried it all but nothing seems to work. Now it’s time to find out why.
Most people who struggle with an overweight condition blame themselves for lack of discipline or willpower. While good eating habits are important, the real problem has to do with a much larger issue, our food supply.
Perhaps you can now understand your challenge in a different light. Our processed and packaged food supply is inundated with artificial chemicals that give the junk foods flavor, color, sweetness, and a long shelf life. Over time, these chemicals build up in your body causing your body’s nutritional system to become confused, clogged, and locked into fat-storing mode.
The first step to healthy weight loss is cleansing your body of these chemicals and understanding your body’s need for fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, seeds, and berries – otherwise known as whole foods. We’ll tell you more about our foods in a moment. First we need to untangle a few of the “myths” and misunderstandings about losing weight – let’s start with topic of skipping meals.
MYTH # 1 “Skipping Meals will help me lose weight”
One of the biggest mistakes you can make while trying to lose weight is skipping meals. When you skip a meal, your body “thinks” that you are starving. This is a built-in survival system that all of us have. When your body “thinks” that you are starving, it makes two changes to protect you from starving.
First, it slows your metabolism causing your energy levels to drop. You slow down and your body burns less fat. Secondly, the meal you eat after you skip a meal will be converted almost entirely to fat and stored to protect you from starving. If you skip breakfast, almost all of what you eat for lunch is converted to fat. You think you’re taking in less food but in reality you’re causing your body to store more fat.
The solution is to eat small meals regularly throughout the day fueling your body with whole foods and water, beginning with BREAKFAST. Your metabolism will increase, your stamina and endurance will increase, your appetite will decrease, and your body will produce less fat while it burns more! Your stomach will shrink back to it’s normal size and a normal amount of food will leave you feeling completely full and satisfied. Learn to “listen” to your body – it knows what’s best for you. Eat whole foods and drink water when you’re hungry and stop eating once you’re full. Then repeat as necessary throughout the day. It really is that simple!
MYTH # 2 THE EXERCISE MYTH
To create energy your body burns fat or it burns blood sugar (glucose), but it can’t burn them both at the same time. When you’re not doing anything strenuous your body burns fat. When you exercise into the aerobic zone (70% or more of your max. heart rate) your body will stop burning fat and instantly begin to burn blood sugar – because blood sugar can be converted to energy much faster than fat.
Aerobic exercise will burn fat – but only after you’ve depleted your available blood sugar – which, for most people takes at least 20 to 30 minutes of being in the aerobic zone. Countless overweight individuals are on the exercise bikes and tread mills, pedaling and running, until their heart almost pounds out of their chest but they are not burning fat. The first 30 minutes only burns off blood sugar – after that you’d need another 30 minutes to burn any fat. Exercise equipment sales are on the rise and so is obesity – does that make sense to you?
The truth is that WALKING is the best type of exercise for healthy weight loss. Walking burns fat. Walking also builds lean muscle which “feeds” on the body’s excess fat. Walk daily, eat whole foods, drink plenty of water, and turn your body into a healthy, energetic, fat burning machine that incinerates fat 24 hours a day! Once you move closer to your ideal weight, then adding some aeorbic exercise is a great way to maintain your weight and support your heart, lungs, muscles, and circulatory system.
Now that you understand the real problem and know how to avoid the big mistakes – let’s learn how your body reacts to fad diets like the low-fat, and low-carb plans.
MYTH # 3THE “LOW-FAT” MYTH
Eating a low fat diet can help you lose weight – but that’s only HALF the story. Most people trying to lower their fat intake go to the store looking for processed foods whose labels show low-fat or no fat. There are, processed fat-free chips, processed fat free cookies, processed fat free ice cream and the list goes on and on. Let’s face it – sales of low fat processed foods have “skyrocketed” over the last 20 years and so has the number of Americans who are overweight.
The problem is that processed fat-free, or low-fat, foods contain no real nutrition and are very low in fiber. As you eat these foods the acid in your stomach begins to dissolve the foods and digest them very quickly so you must eat more to feel full. On top of that, processed low-fat foods are loaded with MSG which lowers your blood sugar levels making you hungry an hour later. The result is that you eat more of the processed foods, you take in excess empty calories, and your body stores the extra calories as fat.
Healthy fats are not the enemy. Fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, & K are worthless without fat. Whole foods like nuts and seeds contain the essential fatty acids that your body needs to be healthy. Nutritional fiber is only found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and berries. The acid in your stomach will not completely dissolve these natural fibers, so eating them fills you up faster and keeps you full longer. Processed foods contain large amounts of Omega-6 oils which interfere with the body’s use of the healthy Omega-3 oils.
The fats to avoid are trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, and excess amounts of animal fats. These are the fats found in fast foods, junk foods, and processed foods.
MYTH # 4 THE LOW-CARB MYTH
Most people who attempt the low carb diet buy a book but don’t read it carefully. They skip right to the section that tells them all of the foods they CAN eat like steaks, butter, mayonnaise, seafood, poultry, cheese – they are pleasantly surprised – so they start eating. Most seem to miss the paragraph that says to eat less than 1600 calories a day.
Your brain alone needs 130 grams of carbohydrates per day to function properly. When you eliminate carbs from your diet, you force your body into a state of ketosis. This is what diabetics suffer from. Your body’s built-in survival system knows you need carbs so it responds with cravings so intense that hardly anyone can stand up to them. One bite of something sweet contains enough carbs to knock your body out of ketosis within 10 minutes, then it takes two or three days to get back into ketosis. Two bites a week and you’ll never get anywhere.
Think about it:
We have discovered an unbeatable source for healthy foods that are delicious, convenient, and affordable. We were very excited when we discovered The Wholefood Farmacy! They’ve made it possible to order “ready made” batches of affordable whole food mixtures that would cost you hundreds to put together yourself.
The 13 Day Tri-Decathlon DELUX was designed as an super premium all-natural weight loss system using nothing but supremely pure, nutrient dense, chemical free, whole foods. The foods are pure and come ready to eat – no refrigeration or preparation is needed. The concept is to “re-set” your body nutritionally – back to the basics of whole foods and water.
13 Day Tri-Decathlon DELUX Full Body Cleanse & Weight Loss Pack
INCLUDES ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS…
There are 6 bags of Phi Plus, 3 bags of Fruitalicious PLUS, 3 bags of Veggielicious SPICE, 1 bag of TropiPhi, 1 bag of DetoxiPhi, along with a special hydrating solution called Stardust 2 Hydr8.
6 Phi Plus
Phi Plus is the healthiest food in the world. It is a synergistic combination of whole foods including nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, vegetables, berries, herbs, oils, & spices. It is specifically designed to support and enhance all seven body systems. Western medicine calls these 7 centers of the body NervePlexi and their attendant Neuro-endocrine glands. This pure raw food is a delicious snack and a superb meal replacement. Eat your way to “inner balance” & health.
3 Veggielicious SPICE
Veggielicious Spice is a spicy, crunchy alternative to traditional snack foods. It’s a combination of 12 low pressure dried ingredients: Maize Corn, Sweet Corn, Potatoes, Peas, Tomatoes, Carrots, Green Beans, Zucchini, Broccoli, Red Peppers, Green Onions, Green Peppers, & our own Cajun Spice blend. This complete meal is packaged as a convenient snack and contains everything you need to stay energized throughout the day, the healthy way.
3 Fruitalicious PLUS
Fruitalicious Plus is a sweet, fruity, crunchy alternative to traditional snack foods. It is a combination of low-pressure and sun-dried ingredients: Honey Granola, Apples, Raisins, Banana, Strawberry, Mango, Raspberry, Dates, Coconut, Currants, Figs, Cranberry, & Red Flame Raisins. This raw fruit snack packs a powerful fruity punch. Fruitalicious Plus is a tasty immune boosting treat that is also a great source of dietary fiber & slow sugars.
TropiPhi is the “Rolls Royce” of raw food. It is a great source of fiber, protein, and unsaturated fats (good fats). It contains all natural fibers and no cholesterol. All sugars are raw and “complex” for slow digestion. TropiPhi is a delicious tropical treat handcrafted from macadamia nuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, pineapple, papaya, mango, bananas, coconut flakes, brown rice, & orange oil. All ingredients are raw. Nourish your body the TropiPhi way!
DetoxiPhi – Teleological Nutritional Targeting Your body is a system of different sizes and lengths of tubes. Tubes are meant to move gases, liquids, and solids. What goes in a tube is meant to flow out of a tube. It is now estimated that close to 80% of all disease has its root in slow moving clogged tubes struggling with toxic waste. Plaque. Debris. Infectious pestilence. Decay. DetoxiPhi with its gentle wholefood cleansing clears the way. DetoxiPhi supports and strengthens your digestive and eliminatory system. DetoxiPhi is handcrafted from Psyllium Seed Husk, Oats, Almonds, Cashews, Pumpkin Seeds, Prunes, Apples, Flax Seeds, Phi Plus, Ceylon Cinnamon, Stevia, Evaporated cane Juice, Senna Leaf, Cascara Sagrata, & our own custom Rice & Grain Blend. Movement is life. Feel vibrant. Light. DetoxiPhi has been set apart and dedicated to your total well being.
1 Stardust 2 Hydr8
Stardust 2 Hydr8. For 1,000s of years, people avoided or cleared internal bacterial infections by drinking an oral infusion made from water, salt, and leavening made from salt, & Stevia. Fresh citrus juice can be added for flavor. This pH-inducing oral infusion led to today’ s medical intravenous saline drip or I.V. for people who were unconscious or too weak to drink an oral infusion. Stardust 2 Hydr8 is handcrafted from Baking Soda, Stardust Pure Salt, & Sweet Leaf.
The instructions are very simple!
Start each day with a big glass of water and begin to eat the food of your choice. A meal should not be rushed – take a little time, sit down, eat the foods, chewing them slowly and thoroughly, and continue to eat and drink water until you are satisfied.
From there, anytime you feel hungry, repeat that same process – in fact, we recommend eating at least every 90 minutes throughout the day. It is important to eat slowly and to pay attention to your body – when your stomach tells you that it’s satisfied – stop eating. (More details come with your pack.)
After 13 days many people report:Bowels Are Moving Again!
NOTE: MOST people report that the food lasts longer than 13 days! Near the end of the 13 days, your body does not have the same cravings for food as it did before.
Feedback from Rodney Scott – Kingston Springs, TN
‘I started my Tri-Decathlon after witnessing its impact on a colleague at work who I had daily contact with during his 13 day event. I am a 51 year old male who is relatively active. I play golf and coach one of my son’s basketball teams. I have always been a competitive person and played various sports throughout my years. Now at 51, I have experienced joint pain since my early twenties as a result of wear & tear on my knees from football and basketball. I also used to drink 5 to 6 Diet Mountain Dews every day. I only mention these things to give you some idea of where I was before starting the program. I am 62″ tall and weighed 238 lbs. prior to starting the Tri-Decathlon. I had never cleansed my body and many can attest to my love to eat all types of food and large quantities as well. My only intent when starting the plan was to cleanse, or detox, my system, but what happened along with the way is totally amazing. I have totally transformed my whole outlook on my life and my eating and drinking habits in regard to living a healthy and satisfying life.
I began to notice a rapid change in my body as well as my mental and physical health. I used to swallow 4 pain pills a day for my joint pain. The pain virtually vanished during my Tri-Decathlon and I have now stopped taking any pain medication! I no longer drink the costly and caffeine laden Mountain Dews. I went from 238 lbs to 217 lbs using the Tri-Decathlon and whole food concepts, and I have been able to maintain this weight rather easily. Now my 30 minute daily walks have turned into 40 minutes and I’ve gone from 2.5 miles to 3.5 miles in only 10 more minutes a day. I walk rain or shine with my little 6lb. dog, Tibet. People in my community often stop and ask how I’ve been able to make such a sudden change in lifestyle.
But the one thing that had the greatest impact on me being able to make this change to eating better – with quality rather than quantity being my focus – was that one evening after work when my 13yr old son made the comment “Dad, since you have been on this program, you aren’t as grumpy as you normally are”. This hit me right in my heart and made me realize the eating habits that I changed were having a dramatic, positive impact on my life and my loved ones.
I could go on and on about better sleep, less colds and illness, etc. I truly believe that by going thru the 13-Day Tri-Decathlon I have enriched my total life from the inside out.”
Feedback from Vera Patterson – Antioch, TN
“ Life is full of surprises! I began the 13 day Tri-Decathlon only as a means of losing a few pounds. I told myself I’d be more than satisfied if I lost 8 pounds. I wasn’t concerned too much about the “other health benefits” that my friend told me I’d experience. I felt that I was already eating properly (more or less), and I was as healthy as I’d probably ever be.
As I read the instructions that came with the Tri-Decathlon, I was a little taken aback when I realized that for the next 13 days I would not be eating any dairy foods, cooked veggies and fruits, meats, chicken or fish, sweets or deserts. Oh well. It would only be for 13 days.. and I could supplement with fresh salads and fruits, so how bad could it be?
Let me back up a little…. I was 75 years old in November. Along with age came the all the aches and pains that those of us lucky enough to have lived into old age fully expected because we have been told that all those aches and pains were perfectly NORMAL as we aged. Therefore I had accepted that the chronic pain in my left hip (diagnosed years ago by a “specialist” as bursitis) was how things were going to be for me.. live with pain, grin and bear it. After all, I’m OLD! What else could I expect?
What I didn’t expect was that into my 4th day of the Tri-Decathlon the pain in my left hip that I had lived with for years would suddenly and inexplicitly vanish completely! Not a twinge! Over the years the pain had occasionally become so severe I had to have steroid shots and I even was prescribed Bextra on occasion. I almost routinely took Aleve on days when the aches became almost intolerable. As for walking. well, walking with a limp had become my normal gait.
The benefits continued. I have had problems with my digestive system for many years. The sudden improvement there was remarkable also. I was sleeping better. I felt more energized than I had in years. Only someone in my age category who has had to come to terms with feeling tired day after day would appreciate how great it was to suddenly feel the years fall away!
By the time I was coming down the home stretch, I knew that this was not a fluke, coincidence or a temporary reprieve from the problems of aging. I wasn’t limping, even when walking distances. I was continuing to feel great day after day..! Wow!
The biggest change in my life has been that I now know can’t afford to risk going back to my “other life” – My doctor had told me for years that I was lactose intolerant. Did I stop eating dairy? Of course not. When beginning the WFF program I did so because I had to in order to do it correctly. It taught me a valuable lesson. My body will rebel when I continue to force
foods it neither can tolerate nor wants.
Using the Whole Food Farmacy as the basis for making changes in my diet my health has improved to a degree I didn’t ever think possible considering my age. Three months later my hip is still pain-free. This after about 10 years of living with chronic pain! Again, WOW!”
Feedback from Misty Demery – Oceanside, CA
“During the first six months of 2005, I was under a spell of depression to the point of suicide. I was chronically fatigued, sleeping 12 to 16 hours a day, drinking heavily, eating unhealthy foods, and smoking tobacco. After months of this self destructive cycle, I awoke one morning and decided that I was either going to severely hurt myself or make a decision to live. I chose the latter. One week later, while having dinner with a friend, he passed the “Stardust Sea Salt” and curiosity led to a discussion about The Wholefood Farmacy products. Soon after, I ordered a Tri-Decathlon. It was great. A month later and I was feeling better than I have ever felt in my life! I have so much energy, my mind is clear, and my skin glows! I had tried so many diets, fasts, and spiritual retreats before in the past and nothing really worked. The WFF Tri-Decathlon worked for me. I am also using more of the other products. Thank you Wholefood Farmacy for helping me to reclaim my life!”
Feedback from Scott Spradly – Smyrna, TN
“It is going very well! You probably heard that my big surprise and excitement was that Tara decided to do the Tri-D with me. Having her join me in living within good nutritional practice is a major victory. I lost 10-12 pounds, hovering now between 178 and 180, so there is still more to do. Tara lost about 9 pounds. Monday was our last day. I thought we would seriously binge when it was over. To my surprise, even faced with some of the foods I thought I would want at the end of 13 days, I have mostly been attracted to the healthier more whole choices. I also don’t require as much food. Wow! The first day off, I had Phi + for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and a light sandwich for supper. Oh, by the way, we didn’t eat all the food provided in the tri-d. Food was left over. Amazing!
The thing I most dreaded about this was drinking the “doctored” water. I just knew I would not like it. To my surprise, this was an exciting discovery. I did not need to add any fruit juice. I drank it straight. Regular, even bottled, water doesn’t taste good now. I also noticed your body actually absorbs this and you don’t pee it all out. It’s like Gatorade without all of the sugar and junk. Wow!
I just bought a new pair of jeans. My old ones are even bigger than they were before. I am now 15 pounds away from my weight when Tara and I married. I’m pretty excited! That will put me at the top of the weight range (AMA) for my height. After that, I shoot for the bottom of the range 145. I’m planning on reaching 165 by January. Thanks for letting me know about this. It has truly made doing the right thing a reality!”
Feedback from Roseanne Segal – Grass Valley, CA
“Yes, I’m very happy to share, since I’m feeling better than I have in years, and so quickly I have been transformed by these fantastically flavorful foods.
I just turned 50, and had been experiencing many of the physical and mental symptoms associated with mid-life crisis, along with the advent of peri-menopausal symptoms. For the last 18 years I’ve enjoyed a satisfying career in the healing arts, but, best know for my marathon style, deep tissue body work. Wonderful stuff, but, it was getting harder to keep up. I was beginning to realize that, I’d soon need to consider developing alternate career strategies that would potentially allow healing for my physical distress of the last 5 years. I was emotionally struggling with the many decisions and dilemmas becoming apparent. Not only was my blossoming weight becoming an issue for work, sense of self-esteem, but also, I was becoming plagued with the severe pain of tendonitis, arthritis, also, a developing sleep disorder, IBS, Candida, eczema, food allergies, adult ADHD focus issues, depression, anxiety attacks, floundering libido, even the possibility that the fatigue could be related to Fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue ensuing. What a mess.
Needless to say, as tough as I am known to be, my response to clients of, “I’m ok” approach, was making me feel pretty quietly desperate. With all of these unpleasant things cropping up you would think that I lacked awareness on self care, this was not the case. I have always been a promoter of healthy eating, exercise, clean country living, etc. But, here I was falling apart at the seams, and wondering why. Well, I tried every health fad, and every classical health promoting modality imaginable, diligently trying to keep the peace within my aging, crumbling self. But, it wasn’t relief enough, something was lacking.
Out of the blue, I rediscovered a flyer about The Wholefood Farmacy’s Phi Plus. Unfortunately, the flyer got filed (which means misplaced, almost permanently, in my office). So imagine my delight, to find this reminder a couple of months ago while editing thru the archives. It was like a light going on. I spent hours pouring through the volumes of pertinent info on The Wholefood Farmacy website, just hungry (pardon the pun) for the positive messages there for me. I was hooked as I read the home page mission statement, so by the time I got into the philosophy, simple business concept, I was biting at the bit to sign up….I just knew this was for me somehow! It all made complete sense.
I went for the gusto with the Tri-decathlon Deluxe, several of the samplers, and of course, I had to try that long life mushroom infused coffee. Gee wiz, what could be better than that, than to allow a healthier option for my favorite addiction, and feel ok about it?
I am happy to report I had epiphany after epiphany, and an overall healing like never before. And, how simple, and pleasurable the experience had revealed within days, such relief from pain, and other disagreeable maladies on all levels. Imagine my surprise and overwhelming sense of joy, at the rejuvenation not just of my body, but, my spirit and mind as well, all of me was suddenly undergoing renewal and refreshment. The refreshed ability to intently focus while calmly multi-tasking again, or vividly retaining dreams from an excellent nights sleep, without waking to intestinal distress, or a sense of dread to start the day, joints that move freely without pain, fluidity and grace returning. Wow! A miracle, it seems. I have lost 15 pounds and feel great. Now that I know how easy that is, with these tasty foods, I intend to lose at least 15 pounds more. I can actually go do my workout now, and hike without pain. What’s more, passion on all levels is back with enthusiasm.
It has been a total pleasure sharing all of this with friends, and how great that they are interested in knowing more, and signing up. It’s only been 2 months and I have several wonderful people in my down-line, and bonus checks to deposit. It’s a pretty amazing opportunity it turns out as well. Imagine my glee and satisfaction of remedying my health, wealth, and overall well being, all at once. Thank you Wholefood Farmacy!”
Feedback from Claudia Rezapour – Clearwater, FL
“Before being introduced to Wholefood Farmacy, I was always feeling tired, ill and un-motivated about many things. I was primarily a meat and bread and desert monster kind of person. After only 13 days on the Tri-Decathlon Wellness Program, my mind became sharp and clear and my energy level went through the roof! My skin feels soft and radiant! I feel like a completely new person! It feels like a Spiritual Awakening! In all my life, this is the best that I’ve ever felt!”
Feedback from Kamran Rezapour – Clearwater, FL
“For most of my adult life I have been battling Hypoglycemia. I usually get extremely tired and un-motivated for a few hours after a big lunch. In order for me to function again, I usually cap off my meal with a piece of chocolate. This gives me a temporary fix to get my blood sugar up again. Once I became exposed to Wholefood Farmacy, I began replacing my chocolate fix with Phi Plus. To my amazement, Phi Plus completely satisfied my sweet tooth cravings for chocolate and deserts! It is believed that if you give your body what it needs nutritionally, you will not hunger for processed junk food and sweets. As God is my witness, I’m here to tell you that the Wholefood Farmacy product line is the REAL DEAL! It completely satisfies your body, mind and spirit. After all, God has commanded us to keep the Body Temple Clean.”