Coach Alicia Fong

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Health tip for Week Mar 20th

  • Avoid extreme and crazy diets especially those liquid diets.

You can die from starvation. Your skin will look sluggish and terrible.  You loose focus because you are too hungry to concentrate.  Your hormones will out of whack, will experience mood swings.  Your immune system will be suppress due to lack of calcium, iron, B12, carbohydrates, proteins and salt.  These lead to all kind of serious diseases.

The lack of absorbable calcium (less than 300mg  –  the body needs 800mg a day) means you risk early onset osteoporosis and osteopenia too  –  something that Gwyneth Paltrow has been diagnosed with.  The actress follows the Tracy Anderson’s diet which is mostly juice diet.  Tracy Anderson is a personal trainer but not a nutritionist but she sells millions of copies and DVDs about her diet and no or little weight exercises.

Having protein levels are not good –  less than 1.7oz per day, if prolonged, it can be dangerous.

Even the vitamins available in the juices cannot be absorbed since there is no fat present in the diet to act as an absorption vehicle, so they will just be excreted from the body.

In summary, such diet is dangerous.

People often ask me what I do for diet. I don’t restrict myself on calories or starve myself.  My regimen is to eat healthy, eat as much as I want as long as they are good for me.  I avoid foods that are bad like sugar, GMO (processed food) and foods that will irritate my gut and body inflammation such as dairy and all grains including whole wheat and corn.

Here is an article you might be interested in reading more.  They talked about Gwyneth Paltrow’s diet and how bad they are.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1367879/Gwyneth-Paltrows-personal-trainer-Tracy-Andersons-diet-plan-gave-blackouts.html#ixzz1HRXmdjXc

The following article is about how Gwyneth’s diet is to blame for osteopenia, a possible precursor to the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis — conditions usually found in older women.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Wellness/gwyneth-paltrows-diet-blame-bone-disease/story?id=11034632

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March 23, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment