Monday, October 31, 2011

Eating 75% of our capacity helps us lose weight

Dieting healthily means reducing calorie intake while avoiding meals with unbalanced nutrition. Some people think that dieting can be done by avoiding carbohydrates such as rice, breads and noodles. This is not the correct way to diet. Avoiding too many foods can result in the following:

  1. Rough skin
  2. No energy
  3. Anemia
  4. Increased susceptibility to disease

Precisely speaking, reducing food intake for a diet should mean reducing the excess foods consumed. These include the following:

  1. Sweets
  2. Snacking between meals
  3. Eating snacks or sweets while watching TV after dinner
  4. Overeating

As a beverage, we prefer having unsweetened teas or water rather than sodas or juices. Even when on a diet, it is definitely necessary to eat well balanced meal in order to get proper nutrition.

A healthy diet requires us to get a variety of nutrition and eating 70-80% of our capacity so that we don't end up overeating.

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Deadly Quartet

It is said that abdominal fat obesity can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes and hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), also known as the deadly quartet. This will result in angina, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and stroke among other conditions which are mainly due to arteriosclerosis. Also, it is known that people in this situation are 30 times more likely to suffer from these diseases than a healthy individual.

During the time when food was more scarce, the elites were those who could accumulate more fat in their bodies in order to survive harsh food shortages. On the other hand, in this current age, most of those who can accumulate fat effectively end up building up too much unnecessary fats and will face a high risk for the deadly quartet.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

DietMaster NY has just opened a lesson room

DietMaster New York Inc has just opened a lesson room on the 59th floor in the Empire State Building. This space is for those who would like to learn the right theory and mechanism to lose weight healthily and beautifully, to prevent life style disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and even those who are interested in learning English and Japanese.Please feel free to contact us for a free consultation.

TEL: 212-601-2770

 View from our lesson room.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Difference Between Diet and Weight Loss

You can lose weight by walking wearing a steam suit or using a sauna. However, these methods only work by removing water from you body and do not reduce your fat. Burning fat is different from losing water weight.

Water consists of 50-60% of our total body weight. 8-10% of our water weight is found in our blood.

Reducing water weight only leads to temporary weight loss. However, dieting burns fat. Water has zero calories and therefore you will not gain fat no matter how much water you drink. In addition, if you lose too much water weight you run the risk of dehydration. While dieting, you intake less water from food so it becomes very important to drink more water than usual.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Special recipes that help you lose weight

Dangerous diet methods including diet pills and weight loss surgery
I sometimes see people who are eager to lose weight aggressively. They study various diet methods deeply and take pills or receive medical treatments that pumps out inner fat. As a result, they sometimes experience terrible health situations.

One weight loss method is to follow the Japanese prison meal system. While no one wants to go to prison, we cannot ignore the benefits of eating 3 balanced meals at a lower calorie count. For men it's 1500 kcal a day, and for women it's 1200 kcal a day. These figures are in line with the average basal
metabolism and do not account for calories consumed
for activities such as exercise. Because of this, most
people lose about 12 to 13 kcal after a year of prison in
Japan. However, longer than one year will start to
damage a person's health.

Japanese Prison Menus recreated by Dr. Asaki Aramaki. Preview of Japanese version on clickYou may be interested in this method if you don't actually have to be put in prison. The Japan Diet Academy has DVDs and a 300 menu recipe book that offers the same dishes served in Japanese prisons which were recreated by the famous nutritionist in Japan, Dr. Asako Aramaki. Currently we have a 2 week, 14 day menu available in English.

If you are interested, please contact us for more information.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our Natural Ability to Store Fat

Although obesity is the result of too much fat accumulating in the body, you should not give too much offense to it. Human beings have always battled hunger in its history. Even now people are battling hunger.

Our bodies were designed to survive during a shortage of food by minimizing the amount of food needed in order to cope with starvation. The body stores the food as fat in order to prepare it for periods of food shortage.

In short, gaining fat was essential to surviving hardships during human history. However, in present, wealthy countries where people can eat anything anytime, this ability works negatively.

Eating whenever we want, or eating too much leads us to obesity.

Fat is not a bad thing but if it exceeds a healthy amount, it will cause a burden to our health.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Risks of Apple Shaped Obesity

As mentioned before, there are two types of obesity, apple shaped and pear shaped. There is a much higher risk in developing a lifestyle disease when an individual has apple shaped obesity. Through a CT scan, we can see there are also two ways someone can develop apple shaped obesity. One is through high abdominal fat, the other is through high subcutaneous fat.

Apple shaped obesity, high abdominal fat or high subcutaneous fat
Men should consume 1500-1800 kcal and women 1200-1500kcal a day with combined exercise to reduce abdominal fatIt is clear that someone with high abdominal fat has a greater risk for high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) and diabetes. It is said that inner fat takes a direct effect on our organs. However, abdominal fat is easier to reduce than subcutaneous fat.

In order to reduce abdominal fat, men need to reduce their food intake to about 1500-1800 kcal and women, 1200-1500 kcal a day. Also, they will need to include about 30 minutes exercise and muscle training.

If you discover you have over 100mm (3.9in) of inner fat, you should reduce your food intake and to exercise. You should be able to reduce 1/3 of your inner fat within a month.