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Harvard Studies on Cellular Inflammation Fuel Innovative Diet Program – Press Release

The 2 Week Diet

Dieters dissatisfied with ineffective, run-of-the-mill diets now have access to a groundbreaking program that guarantees weight loss of 8-16 pounds in 14 days.

Brian Flatt, a seasoned nutritionist and owner of R.E.V. Fitness, developed The 2 Week Diet in response to “mainstream diet programs that are time-consuming, inefficient, and just plain ineffective.”

After reading well over 500 medical studies, dozens of diet books and reviewing hundreds of diet systems, programs, gadgets, pills and potions, Flatt put together what he feels is “the ultimate rapid weight loss diet system.” This program is the result of more than a decade of research and more than two and a half years of real-world tweaking and testing.

According to nutrition experts like Dr. Alessio Fasano, holder of the W. Allan Walker Chair at Harvard Medical School, the primary culprit of weight gain is cellular inflammation. The 2 Week Diet applies groundbreaking findings like these to optimize the body’s natural fat-burning mechanisms.

“If we take control of cellular inflammation, we can effectively increase our ability to lose weight, burn fat, increase metabolism, and permanently stave off body fat,” Flatt said.

His 2 Week Diet also:

Corrects common misconceptions popularized by the mainstream dieting industry Provides dieters with a straightforward, step-by-step plan of action Produces rapid results to fuel dieter motivation
Avoids outdated and ineffective techniques like “Count every calorie” and the “Eat less, exercise more” mantra
“Most of the diet plans out there approach weight loss with a slow and sensible approach,” Flatt said. “It’s true that eating certain foods and following rigorous workout programs will produce weight loss. Unfortunately, the process moves at a snail’s pace. The reason is simple: these plans don’t attack stubborn, stored body fat.”

The 2 Weeks Diet provides dieters with nutrients essential for good health and proper functioning, while eliminating foods that slow—and even prevent—fat burning. Ordinary diets burn carbohydrates and proteins before fat, but a specialized diet can circumvent that order. It also helps dieters maintain lean body mass and increase their metabolism.

To learn more about the 2 Week Diet, please visit OUR LINK HERE

ABOUT THE 2 WEEK DIET

brian5The 2 Week Diet focuses on three main components to help dieters lose unwanted weight: diet, exercise, and mindset. Dieters learn what, when, and how to eat for optimized weight loss. They also receive supplement and exercise advice to accelerate the process. Finally, they develop the mindset—or willpower—to lose weight and keep it off. Brian Flatt, nutrition coach and owner of R.E.V. Fitness, developed the 2 Week Diet in Southern California.

The 2 Week Diet

Start Your Fitness Journey

When you start your fitness journey there are certain things you need to know and do.

  • You need to know why you are doing it and what you want to achieve.
  • You should know what is required in terms of diet, nutrition and exercise.
  • You need to have the support of a weight loss and fitness community. All the above is fantastic, but without support you could fail especially if you have yoyo dieted in the past.

However, you needn’t worry as I’m here to help, just reach out to me when you’re ready and I’ll introduce you to mine. 😀

Over the past 7 days I embarked on a fitness journey which was mainly to lose weight and bring my iron levels up after being diagnosed as anaemic.

My meal for the last 7 days was a mix of vegetables – raw and cooked, fruits, pure orange juice and fruits & nuts.  I would also have cups of my healthy range of coffee, no more than 2 cups a day.

See below for my measurements at the start of my fitness journey and my exercise routine:

Me getting my morning workout

Loving the fact my size 10 trousers ar lose Morning walk, the hike was a fat burn Half way up, huffing and puffing The return through the park included more exertion Required, a good pair of walking shoes My meal for most of the journey Help me to have regular bowel movements My measurements are almost there Shorts are way to lose now I see the hour glass forming My one treat during the journey Keeping up my iron levels See how well I'm doing

If you want to gain access to the Virtual Nutritionist Calculator to workout all your proportions etc like I did, REGISTER HERE

Fruit that Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Watermelon juice with some pieces of watermelon
Watermelon juice with some pieces of watermelon

In a small study published recently in the Journal of Hypertension, a rare event happened where every single one of the participants normalized their blood pressure…

…Without drugs- using nothing but one common fruit. Continue reading Fruit that Helps Lower Blood Pressure

My Blood Donation Experience

Blood donation CentreSo, I register myself as a donor on the UK Blood donor register and am booked in for Thursday the 4th May at 18.20 hours at the local Baptist Church. 😀

When I arrive I’m given a form to fill out mainly ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ questions.

I wait for a little while then my name is called. I’m so excited and privileged to be helping out in this way especially as I’m African and donations from the Black community is really, really needed!

The nurse is friendly she wants to clarify some of my answers especially in regards to travel and having had malaria in the past.

What age were you when you had malaria?
Have you traveled in the last 12 months? Where?
When did you last visit Nigeria (origin of my parents)?

The nurse seems to be satisified for the moment with my answers and proceeds to test my iron levels, she takes a prick of my finger 20170504_234051(which hurt a bit, I must add, but not for long) and one in my arm! Then she puts a few drops of my blood in a test tube solution, then does it again, turns to me to say, “I’m so sorry to disappoint you…”

My face drops, I am disappointed there are people in the African/Caribbean community counting on receiving said blood! :(

“…Your iron levels are very low, they are 102.”

“Have you been feeling tired at all?”

“Yes, I reply sheepishly, but told myself to get on with it.”

“Typical Mum response” She says.

“Well your levels are too low and we cannot take your blood, let alone a pint.”

“Here are some leaflets and you must see your GP (general practioner) first thing tomorrow morning.”

Gulp. That’s it? I wondered. The nurse assures me they wouldn’t dream of taking my blood confirming my original fear that I could be in the small percentage of people who faint.

“You need to get your iron levels up to at least 118, although 125 is the goal and we’ll see you in 12 months.”

“12 months!” I respond alarmed. So, all those people who are counting on receiving my blood will have to wait 12 months?? :(

20170505_185443Well, I dutifully see my GP today and she sends me off for the full blood works – liver and thyroid included. After having my blood taken at the hospital more painful pricking, the nurse tells me to expect the results on Monday 8th of May (4 days from now) and in 3 months I can attempt to give blood again following an improvement in my iron levels. Sigh, that’s a relief. 😀

My point is, yes, it is a bit of an inconvenience to you, but you are saving lives and who knows if it could be your own? (Might I add, I had had dizzy spells over the last 12 months when I was alone and who knows where I could of fallen, but I soldiered on). If I hadn’t been determined to give blood, I wouldn’t have realised how low my iron levels were and how ignorant I had been.

Please go register if you haven’t. You can walk into any drop in site near you, call or do it online, but just do it, you never know who you could save. Thank you in advance for registering and giving of your time and your blood. 😀

Give blood here or call them on 0300 123 23 23