Posts Tagged ‘Fat to Skinny

How to eat fast food and avoid all that sugar

- October 7th, 2010

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You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.

Well, not the WHOLE cake. There’s just too much darn sugar. And sugar’s the enemy. (Of course, the occasional small piece of cake won’t hurt ya.)

But you CAN have your burger and eat it, too (every once in awhile, crocodile).

Weight-loss guru Doug Varrieur says so.

Varrieur, author of Fat To Skinny, offers the following step-by-step guide to eating fast food when that craving just won’t go away – while keeping the sugar content low (he randomly chooses Burger King as an example):

9ba5775d033362cacfd13f74f7bdd441• Order yourself a Double Whopper.

• Tell the guy behind the counter you don’t want any ketchup in the Whopper because that’s where the sugar is.

• Get yourself a diet soda or glass of water with lemon.

• Buy yourself a side salad if you wish.

• Take your order and go sit down.

• Take the top roll off the burger. The bun, throw it away.

• Take your thumbs, stick them underneath those hamburger patties, and pull them off the bottom roll.

• If you got a side salad, break up all that meat on top of your salad. Put some ranch dressing on there. Oh, ranch dressing? That’s one of those creamy dressings full of fat. Guess what? There’s no sugar in there. It’s very low in sugar. It’s terrific.

• Eat your meat, cheese and vegetables. You’ve just eaten a zero-sugar lunch.

“Sugar is as addictive as heroin,” adds Varrieur. “They don’t call it feel-good food for nothing – because it really does make you feel good and that’s the problem with sugar.”

(NOTE: Of course, nobody is suggesting you eat like this every day!)

Are you ready to go from FAT TO SKINNY?

- June 28th, 2010

fat to skinny hardcover photo largeAre excess pounds and high blood sugar ruining your life?

What if you could lose the weight and balance your blood sugar fast and easy without exercise, drugs or surgery?

Are you ready to take control of your life and regain good health?

Tell me in 400 words or less how being overweight and/or diabetic is affecting your life and why you are ready to make a change.

You could be chosen to win a personally autographed copy of  FAT TO SKINNY Fast and Easy and personal weight loss coaching from author Doug Varrieur and his FAT TO SKINNY team.

Email entries to cary.castagna@sunmedia.ca by July 19.

Include your name, age, mailing address and the fact you saw this on the Keeping Fit blog.

The best response, as judged by Varrieur and yours truly, from the blog and in each of the roughly 30 newspaper markets where Keeping Fit runs will earn a book.

And be sure to visit the FAT TO SKINNY support forum at www.fattoskinny.net.

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Fat loss wrong reason to work out: expert

- June 19th, 2010

fat to skinny hardcover photo largeThere are plenty of good reasons to exercise. But losing weight shouldn’t be one of them.

So says Doug Varrieur, author of Fat to Skinny.

Varrieur, who lost more than 100 pounds himself, suggests a low-sugar eating plan – rather than countless hours in the gym – is the way to go.

Here’s an excerpt from his book:

“People who spend their lives working out to lose weight always end up FAT if they quit working out. Why? Because they don’t change their eating habits. Here are some examples of the amount of exercise required to simply burn off the sugar derived from the following foods:

25 minutes of aerobics for each pancake with syrup sitting in your pancake stack.

95 minutes of continuous swimming to burn off the SUGAR from an order of club sandwich and fries.

190 minutes of golf to burn off a personal pan pizza.”

Good reasons to work out, according to Varrieur, include:

• to build muscle;

• improve body tone;

• promote healthy circulatory and respiratory systems;

• increase your metabolism;

• and improve your attitude.

For more on Varrieur’s low-sugar eating plan, visit www.fattoskinny.com.

And watch this blog for the Keeping Fit Essay Contest for a chance to win a copy of Varrieur’s book.

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Doug Varrieur before and after losing more than 100 pounds.

Coming soon: Keeping Fit Essay Contest

- June 13th, 2010

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Time to flex those writing muscles.

Author Doug Varrieur and yours truly will soon be launching the first-ever Keeping Fit Essay Contest through this blog.

We’ll be asking those of you in less than stellar shape to tell us about your compelling reasons to get fit once and for all.

Varrieur, author of Fat to Skinny, will provide the winners with the know-how to get there.

Stay tuned for more details.

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‘Hidden sugar’ No. 1 cause of childhood obesity: author

- May 4th, 2010

poppinsThe magically delightful Mary Poppins used to sing, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”

But what she didn’t utter melodiously to those impressionable youngins was that too much of the finely granulated white stuff makes kids fat.

What’s more, sugar is often hidden in so-called healthy snacks. And it’s that hidden sugar — which adds up to much more than a heaping spoonful — that’s the leading cause of childhood obesity, says author Doug Varrieur.

“We have the highest obesity rates that we’ve ever had,” Varrieur, who penned Fat to Skinny, explains in a press release. “The generation of children that are upcoming right now are expected to live a shorter life span than their parents for the first time in history.”

Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Parents can help their children become the masters of their own destiny by sugar-proofing them, Varrieur suggests, via the following 10 steps.

1.     Spot the hidden SUGAR

2.     Understand how to read labels

3.     Get your children involved

4.     Act immediately

5.     Remove all of the foods and drinks that metabolize into blood sugar

6.     Prepare your family meals

7.     Replace the foods that metabolize into sugar with foods that don’t

8.     Organize a sugar-proof gang

9.     Offer your help in teaching others what you’ve learned

10.  Forget everything you’ve been taught

Varrieur knows what he’s talking about. At age 46, he lost more than 100 pounds, went from a size 48 to 32 waist and reversed his Type 2 diabetes. He has kept off the excess baggage ever since.

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Visit www.fattoskinny.com for more info.

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