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Polynesian Diet Strategies - 7 Tips to Help You Lose Weight Permanently

I was always amazed when I heard stories of Polynesians who died suddenly of heart attacks, diabetes, and even colon cancer, at a young age. My grandfather was very young when he died of colon cancer. My mother, who has had a long history of chronic illness, arthritis, stroke, and now has diabetes. Outside of my immediate family, I saw other Polynesians suffer from diet-related illnesses, and I was afraid they would not live to see their grandchildren. So what happens to our people, and what can we do to stop it?

I'll give you seven of the best tips you can do to lose weight, and get back to your health from now on, but first I want to tell you a little bit about myself.

I am a Polynesian man in my late thirties. I was born and raised in New Zealand to parents of six children. I came to the United States in the late nineties to go to school. After the first year of college, I gained some extra weight, about 15 kg. No big deal right, wrong. As each year passes, I get more and more fat.

This is very unusual for me, as I am quite active and play many competitive sports, such as rugby, basketball, tennis and volleyball. I have always had a good feeling about the situation and am frustrated with body fat that is hard to gather day by day. I ignored it for a long time until one day I turned over some of my new pictures. I saw my own shot where my back was facing the camera. For a moment I was confused about who had been. I don't recognize myself. I was ashamed and embarrassed to realize that the way I thought I was looking, and how I really looked was different. Is this what the public sees?

At this point I bought a pair of scales to assess the damage. After three years of denial I weighed 246 kg. I was surprised. This is not the worst part. I started having bad chest pain, and had dizziness and shortness of breath. I was tired all the time. I'm also depressed. So what happened? Well, in short, I'm eating the wrong food, at the wrong time, and way too much.

I decided I would start the mission, losing 30 pounds, after all how hard it was. I mean I'm a hard worker, it should be a snap. So I did what most people do, went to local gyms, enrolled in personal trainers and coaches, bought all the protein bars, shakes and supplements they suggested. I also subscribe to fitness magazines and buy products they recommend. Everything I spent was a lot of money to get started, but this was fine because I was really doing it myself.

I spend the next 3 months with my trainer twice a week, and myself four times a week, with only Sundays. My training consists of 35-45mg of cardio six days a week and weight training for 60 Mins for 5 days a week. At first I started to lose 4-5 kg ​​a week. I was really excited, then slowly but surely, it started to drop to £ 2 a week, so nothing. My coach told me 'we need to refine your diet a little bit, and work harder.' Believe me when I tell you that I threw away my butt to get in shape. There were some days when I was the only one at the gym at 1.30am doing cardio. The cleaner would joke around saying I had to pay my rent there for so much.

And then it happened, at my next weight on the day I actually gained 2 pounds. My trainer convinced me that this was muscle gain, and don't worry because the scale didn't distinguish between muscle gain, and fat gain, or muscle loss and fat loss. that thing. I'm hesitant because I feel so weak. I can't bench or leg press what I can 3 months in advance, and if I really get muscle, I can't be stronger. It doesn't make sense to me. However I continued to the end of the scheduled training program. When all is said and done, I bear £ 227. I've lost 19lbs, not bad, but far from my goal of £ 30.

The worst thing is, I don't look different, just smaller. It didn't encourage me to think that I had worked so hard for 3 months and was still unhappy with the way I looked. I was still weak, still uncertain, and still tired all the time, some days more tired than when I was heavier. Then it became a reality to me that the coaches at the gym had taken special courses and certifications to help their customers get better. Maybe they're not special to me. I began to pay more attention to the things I ate, the type of food, and how they influenced me, despite the food that my coach recommended that I take as a gospel. This is what I found.

1. Many of the carbohydrates that I eat, although healthy carbohydrates, have a detrimental effect on me.

2. I can provide myself with veges and fruits all day long and still hungry.

3. I will be eating about 36g of fat a day for a few weeks and still be tasty

4. Eating red meat should not make me feel strong and encourage strong exercise

5. Eat coconut, saturated fat-rich foods overcome my hunger, and accelerate my fat loss

6. Eat more food more often, give me incredible energy, despite the idea of ​​eating more food.

7. Healthy items, such as oats, and wheat bread have slowed my weight loss.

8. Cardio sessions make me feel weak and exhausted, and you guessed it, it's still smooth, not cut

9. My energetic weight training

10. All the protein shakes I use make me fat

11. White rice is no surprise

12. Although sweet potatoes are sweeter than potatoes, they helped me progress, where potatoes were a barrier

13. I can eat a lot, and I mean a lot of fish, and still lean

I realize now that there is a uniqueness to the Polynesian body and how much of the laws and practices that are accepted in the fitness industry do not apply to us.

Last year I went to Cambodia. Even though I was there I couldn't help but see how slim and healthy those cultures were, even a third world country, or maybe because of it. Obesity is impractical, and I think I must have something in the way they eat. I really doubt the average Cambodian has a membership to Golds Gym, and I don't see them running all the time. Most of them are anywhere on the street.

When I flew back to the US, my first stop was San Francisco Airport, and there was no mistake returning to America. Eight out of ten people I see are either overweight or obese. I think more about Cambodian culture. What do they eat so often that they are shaped? Then it came to me. They eat foods whose bodies have evolved to assimilate. It was his epiphany largely. Once I realize this I can apply to myself. Well, I couldn't be more precise.

I began to research more about my heritage. Where did I come from? Who are my parents? Where did they come from? What did people from this region of the world eat before introducing commercial processed foods? Now I have a place. This all leads to genetics.

I researched several case studies from the early sixties on the culture of the islands in the sea. It is amazing to see the difference in what they eat and how they earn their food. It is also sad to see how their health has deteriorated as they have lost their food. It has long been understood that to know the truth, you must go to its source. Unchanged and undefiled, it is the source from which all knowledge flows. Cheap money may imitate the truth, but from its fruit they will be brought down.

What I'm saying is fake foods, fake fats, fake sugars, designed supplements, harmful chemicals, and unusual preservatives, powders, shakes, and meal replacements to name a few. Everything eventually exposes themselves through poor bodies, crippling health issues, and losing quality of life. As soon as I started losing all processed foods, refined sugars, and all the other health foods mentioned, my fat loss jumped. In just a few weeks, I've lost 14 kg, and my weight has dropped. My energy levels are very high, and this makes me more excited and motivated to exercise. Over the next 3 months I have lost a significant amount of body fat and a total of 38lbs excluding the 19lbs I have lost my back. The funny thing is that I worked half as much as I lost 19lbs, as I did to lose 38lbs. I was really into something. All in all I have lost a total of 57 pounds.

One day at the gym, a coach was fascinated by the way I looked. He had the courage to ask me 'what's going on', as if I was safe from a life-threatening disease. He then asked 'what is your secret', and I found myself caught up in the irony of telling the coach that my secret was diet and exercise. This is the same advice I paid over $ 900 three months earlier. If that advice is the right diet, and exercise is right for Polynesia. Well, back to genetics.

I found something very interesting about my legacy. My parents are from the Polynesian islands. My father was born in Lotopa Upolu, and my mother is in Suva Fiji. Genetic mapping shows that this culture has strong ties to Taiwanese indigenous peoples, and they are closer to this culture than others. I think, um, it seems reasonable; Polynesians like to cook suey, eat lots of rice, love their fish, and even eat raw raw Asian culture. What I did was eat more food to eat on the islands fifty years ago, and why, because this is a diet my body has grown to assimilate, even though my diet can contain as much as 60% saturated fat. Yes, you read it right. I can eat more fat and lean and healthy if they are natural fat, but I can't eat less sugar and go with it.

I continue to find many important aspects of health that are specific to Polynesians, which are beyond the scope of this article, but here are some guidelines to help you lose weight safely and permanently.

Tip # 1 You should lower your carbohydrates and eliminate processed foods

Before the whites appeared on the islands, organic food was called ordinary food. Nothing is processed, and the mere effort of providing food for your family is enough to keep anyone dependent.

Tip # 2 Increase your fiber intake

Tip # 3 Drink more water

Get rid of soda, sports drinks, alcohol, diet drinks, and caffeine drinks, with the exception of green tea. Polynesians can benefit from green tea as it has been used by their ancestors (Asians) for medical purposes for over 2000 years. It can't be wrong.

Tip # 4 Eat more protein

Eat whole foods in the form of organic pork, organic beef, and fish. Hey this is the best part. That's what we love and our bodies are designed for her.

Tip # 5 Replace olive oil, vegetables and corn with coconut oil

Although olive oil is highly recommended and is part of most diets, the last time I did not check the islanders was from Italy. Again believe me when I say that our bodies have evolved to assimilate coconut oil better than anyone else. Various studies have shown that while there is little nutritional value in coconut oil, many people lose weight by eating it.

On the island of coconut and coconut cream is used everywhere. Sixty percent of the normal diet consists of saturated fat compared to the thin western diet of thirty five to forty five percent fat, but the islanders have low heart disease and low blood cholesterol. Diabetes, and colon cancer were not fully present before the introduction of food. Problems arise when you combine this high-fat diet with refined sugars, and processed foods contain chemicals, additives and preservatives that harm the typical Polynesian body type. Things like spam, and canned corned beef using fake fat are dangerous, and not edible.

Tip # 6 Avoid these foods at all costs

High Fructose Corn Cows

Fine sugar

False fats such as trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils

Artificial sweeteners and nutritional foods


Soy products

If you eliminate all processed foods, you won't have much difficulty with them. Also avoid processed meats, such as bacon and deli meats as they can contain refined salts, sugars and harmful nitrates.

Tip # 7 Keep a food journal

You may be surprised at how much you eat, or how much. If you keep a journal, you will have an accurate record of how your body is affected by different foods. This is a very useful tool.

Obviously there are so many things you can learn that break down the specifics of nutrition techniques, but trust me, this simple technique will work for you as it does for me. I've been lifting weight for six years now, and it feels great. I recommend that you do as much research as I can, to learn everything you can about successful weight loss, and how it relates to you in particular. Don't be disappointed with all the information available there. Many diet strategies and work programs won't work for us, but some of them will. Educate yourself, because knowledge is power. There is nothing more important than investing in your own health, and your family's.


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