Weight loss is a common goal for many people. They want to get healthier and feel better about themselves. This generally leads to a wide variety of dieting methods which, though helpful, never seem to really make the results stick. They may be able to shed those extra pounds, but will they keep them off in the coming months?

Co-host of the Life Enthusiast Podcast, Scott Paton, laments just this problem.

Life Enthusiast podcast 020 – Food and Weight Management

Scott Paton:  Welcome back everybody this is life-enthusiast co-op podcast.  I am your co-host Scott Paton along with Martin Pytela restoring vitality to you and to the planet.  Hey Martin how are you doing this fine day?

Martin Pytela:  I am doing great, thanks Scott.

Scott Paton:  Excellent… excellent.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah you too I hope.

Scott Paton:  I am… I am.

Martin Pytela:  Okay so how… how is the waist line, we talked about that about 4 or 5 podcasts ago you were feeling that you were not trim enough.

Scott Paton:  Yeah and you know what its… it hasn’t …

Martin Pytela:  It’s not working?

Scott Pyton:  It kind of goes out and then slightly in and then out more and slightly in and out more and slightly in and I have to admit, its not

Martin Pytela:  It’s not working quite as well, ha?

Scott Paton:  That’s right and I know that part of it is because I don’t have as even though I go for you know half hour, hour walks everyday and… and it’s now biking season somewhere I ride my bike, I know that over the winter I am not as active as I should be and that’s a big part of it and maybe that I am going to change, but I sometimes wanted to, if some of the stuff sticking in my mouth is not helping.

Martin Pytela:  Right well I guess we have one issue which is matching the calories that come in with the calories that we … that we use up, and so that’s one issue of course, but I know some people can eat anything they want and they stay slim, and others they barely eat anything and they keep on putting on weight.

Scott Paton:  Right I want to know the slim guys secret.

Martin Pytela:  Well I know it changes over time and my wife’s sister, she used to be one of those people that could eat a … you know dinner with every lumber jack you know

Scott Paton:  Yes.

Martin Pytela:  You know those 12 ounce and 14 ounce stakes and she would do it and she just couldn’t stop eating, and she was as skinny as a rail until she had menopause and after that you know all of a sudden she is putting on weight and she is having hard time staying in reasonable shape and it becomes difficult.  The same thing happens with men in the, you know middle age 50 plus, the metabolic rate just doesn’t hold up and we start putting on weight whether we like it or not, and so there are some changes that need to take place.  The first one enzymes, again you know it’s just almost pathetic, how we have to keep bringing that up again and … again and again, but if you start eating more digestive enzymes, you will actually be able to burn the food a little better, and …

Scott Paton:  And you probably are going to feel more active.  I know one of the problems that a lot of people have; I have it too, come home worked hard all day. Sit in front of TV and veg for a couple of hours and of course and its easy to you know, Eat snacky foods and…

Scott Paton:  And put on the weight right but, if you come home and you are feeling like wow you know then I have got four hours of sunshine still left I can go for a walk or play tennis or golf or whatever right?

Martin Pytela:  Yeah… yeah here is another interesting topic.  There is… there is a study written up that I don’t know if it was just one or multiple farmers.  They brought in palm oil and coconut oil, and they had the idea that they would feed it to their hogs and fatten them up faster to… to gain weight and be ready for market.

Scott Paton:  Right… right.

Martin Pytela:  Well so they started feeding these to these hogs and the more they fed it to them the skinnier the hogs got.

Scott Paton:  Wow.

Martin Pytela:  And the reason for that is that these fats are full of essential fatty acids the Omega-3’s versus Omega-6’s.

Scott Paton:  Okay.

Martin Pytela:  And when you get the balance right meaning increase the Omega-3’s and decrease the Omega-6’s, you end up with a person that just gets skinnier.  The inner inflammation goes down and all of a sudden all the processes in the body start working better.  I mean it’s the… at the metabolic cellular level that… that things change and start working better.

Scott Paton:  So we don’t get enough of Omega-3’s?

Martin Pytela:  That’s right, and here’s… here’s how.

Scott Paton:  That’s interesting.

Martin Pytela:  Omega-3’s are the ALA and GLA, the alpha-linoleic and linolenic acids.  These are the acids that rancidify the fastest.  So, if you find an oil that’s in a plain bottle on a grocery store shelf, it had to have this stuff removed because otherwise that thing would be already rancid by the time it made it to the shelf.

Scott Paton:  Good point.

Martin Pytela:  These fats… these fats would have to be in a freezer, or they have to be in a living plant in a seed, or something like that that’s where they are found in the first place.  The only ones that work is coconut, which somehow I don’t know why it doesn’t go bad and to some degree the extra virgin olive oil and then… then the Flax oil, Hemp seed oil and Primrose oil and Borage, yeah that as well.  Some people pronounce it Borage; those are the ones that somehow make it.  So we need to find some way to get these into our diets, so of course, here comes life-enthusiast right?

Scott Paton:  That’s right, I was just thinking actually that there is this theme that runs through all of our podcasts which is the stuff is really… really good for you and we don’t get anywhere near enough has a very short life span.

Martin Pytela:  Short life yeah short…short shelf life.

Scott Paton:  I mean so you just can’t like mass produce it stick it on a grocery store shelf and hope you know that someone buys it the next 10 minutes because usually going to sit there for a couple of months right?

Martin Pytela:  Yeah that is… that is the bad thing.  Yeah if you really go healthy you know if you switch your lifestyle to extremely healthy there are only two lanes in the entire grocery store that you should be interested in, you know it’s the far right side with the vegetables and the far left side with the raw meat and that’s it.  Anything in between it’s essentially condiments and decorations.

Scott Paton:  Yeah they are for your taste buds not for your cells.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah and so… so if you live on stuff that’s, you know in the middle of the grocery store, you are going to put on weight and you are going to live shorter lives and it’s… its like that.

Scott Paton:  So what’s the solution then, where can we get all these great good Omega-3 fatty acids that aren’t rancid?

Martin Pytela:  Well health food stores are starting to stock things like hemp seeds or I should call it hemp nuts – those tender seeds are a lot like sunflower seeds. This hemp nuts are available on our website at life-enthusiast.com or consider Exsula ZoeTein, full foundational superfood blend.

Scott Paton:  Right.

Martin Pytela:  ZoeTein is made with Canadian grown THC-free organic Cold Pressed extracted hemp (protein powder).  When people hear the word hemp they may be thinking “oh how are you feeling today, munchies anyone?” but this is not like that.  This stuff is clean you will pass your urine drug test if you eat our hemp nuts or protein powder.

Scott Paton:  Right… right.

Martin Pytela:  So no need to be afraid.  Anyway so that stuff is absolutely perfect nutrition, not only is it rich in essential fatty acids, it also has a wonderful protein balance.  So the amino acids are there as well.  So we make that as a… as a core of the products, but it’s not just a hemp protein that you need to eat, there’s … there’s more to it you know that needs to be supported by all kinds of other things.  The essential fatty acids so we put … put in there lecithin, which is required as an emulsifier that makes it possible for anything that’s fat soluble to become mixed with water soluble so you can actually deliver nutrition inside the individual cells, and we use flax and coconut and apricot and tangerine and white rose to make it taste better and then we spike it with maca – I don’t know if you have heard of maca

Scott Paton:  I don’t know what’s maca…

Martin Pytela:  Its… it’s a Peruvian product, its…it’s from a root of a plant and it’s a stimulant.  It is similar to Ginseng

Scott Paton:  Yeah okay.

Martin Pytela:  It’s sort of not … not in a biological sense but it how it acts in the human body, it just increases the metabolic rate in the human body.

Scott Paton:  Oh, so there is a key.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah.

Scott Paton:  Because we talked about as we get older I mean metabolic rate drops, which means we don’t burn stuff half as fast. So this is something in the ZoeTein that will help bring that back up.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah that’s correct and then we also put in some cool South American things in it like Gymnema Sylvestre, Ashwaganda, Boswellia Suma, Silymarin, Elderberry, Red Beet, Siberian Ginseng, Graviola, Aloe Vera,  Astragalus, Ginger Root, Turmeric and Cayenne.

Scott Paton:  All of which are.

Martin Pytela:  That list included a whole bunch of anti oxidants, some of them are stimulants, some of them are the opposite what would that be a soothing kind of …

Scott Paton:  Relaxing.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah you know Silymarin helps you cleansing liver, Aloe Vera helps calm every inflammatory process in the body.  Graviola is known to undo cancer damage, I cannot … I don’t know really how strongly it is but it has been associated with prevention of cancer.  Cayenne that cleans the … our circulatory system and Turmeric prevents oxidative damage and so on I mean and this just one of the groups of elements that’s in there.

Scott Paton:  Wow.

Martin Pytela:  I would have to send people over to this ZoeTein product page to read the whole thing.

Scott Paton:  So where could somebody find that Martin?

Martin Pytela:  Well again Life Enthusiast co-op is the exclusive outlet for the Exsula product.

Scott Paton:  So you go to www.life-enthusiast.com.

Martin Pytela:  Yes.

Scott Paton:  And then click on brands and companies

Martin Pytela:  Brands, companies Exsula, E-X-S-U-L-A

Scott Paton:  So go to the Exsula super foods page?

Martin Pytela:  Yeah find ZoeTein Z-O-E-T-E-I-N.  Did you ever know that Exsula actually could be spelled as sexual?  The other day I misspelled it.  It’s one of the side effects of eating Exsula.

Scott Paton:  Right well I am just looking at the word now and I see exactly just move the S move the A and you got it.

Martin Pytela:  Yes sir, that’s the funniest thing.

Scott Paton:  I wonder if you did that deliberately.

Martin Pytela:  So yeah don’t eat it unless you are with a partner otherwise, you are going to frustrate yourself.

Scott Paton:  That’s right, well I know that I have been taking the Excela and ZoeTein for a couple of months now and I certainly noticed the huge difference when I say leave town for a three of four days and don’t take it with me.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah.

Scott Paton:  And when I am here and I have got it and in terms of my energy, my overall health you know how good I feel and like we said and I think in our previous podcast, so you know some friends they haven’t seen me in a few years wow man you look so good, you look great and I think you know its funny how such a small simple change I mean its not like I totally changed all my eating habits and or any of those things right?

Martin Pytela:  Yeah.

Scott Paton:  Or living habits but just that a small change like that adding some good food once or twice a day to your… to your life can have a huge impact on your vitality.

Martin Pytela:  Hmm hmmm.  Now… now the third thing about keeping your body nice and trim is… is to alkalize it.  You know the acid-alkaline balance is very important to the human body and the more acidic the human body is meaning the more of the undigested ashes or protein meaning if you eat cooked proteins in excess, you will have these extra acid… acids but you will have to and if your body’s capacity is exceeded, the body’s capacity to eliminate it is exceeded.  Your body has to store it somewhere, and the only place it stores it is wherever there is very low circulation and that’s in fat cells.  So the body actually puts the toxins into fat.  So if you are more toxic, it needs to create more fat and this actually shows up especially women hate it because it shows up the cellulite.  Cellulite is actually directly associated with acidic lymphatic system and the mainstream medicine seems to ignore it completely and they also use creams and stuff but only should be selling use detox.

Scott Paton:  Right… right.

Martin Pytela:  And on a man it’s just a tire in the middle.  So here we go, we need to alkalize.  How do we alkalize?  You know I mean we have… we have fairly fancy expensive devices like our ionic SPA system that’s… that’s a $600 purchase, but it lasts a long time, all we have to do is just next time you are sitting and reading or watching television and put your feet in the… in the Belava tub and plug it in.  It will start detoxifying the stuff in your feet drawing the toxic materials out.  The other way would be to Miracle II baths, we talked about those, didn’t we?

Scott Paton:  Yeah… yeah that’s the magnesium salts.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah… yeah we have the soap and the alkaline salts that we have put into the bath.  So we create an alkaline environment out into the tub, so that’s the acidic minerals that are floating in your body want to leave through the osmotic exchange.

Scott Paton:  I have that one of those baths last night and I have to say boy sure it was relaxing and comforting and soothing and

Martin Pytela:  Yeah you would want to… not to do it otherwise what I mean is whenever you do it, you should be ready to go to bed and sleep.

Scott Paton:  Yeah.

Martin Pytela:  Because you won’t be able to do much.

Scott Paton:  So I do it at night before I go to bed and I have a great night sleep.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah sure.  So there we go with balance, detoxify, that’s one of the sure ways to get rid of things.  You know that the biggest contributors to … to the toxicity are due to the acidity in the body is cooked proteins, sugar, coffee, smoking, stress, lack of sleep and well like as I mentioned stress didn’t I?

Scott Paton:  Yeah…yeah.

Martin Pytela:  So that’s pretty much everybody who lives in a major urban center. Can’t help it …

Scott Paton:  Yeah, plus what ever is in the air right?

Martin Pytela:  Oh dear oh yeah that too.

Scott Paton:  And that I guess just like smoking.

Martin Pytela:  That’s close to that yes.

Scott Paton:  Yeah.

Martin Pytela:  So there we have it, ZoeTein, immunity and healing, enzymes and it’s better than meat, its vegetarian and it’s raw, never been cooked.  So that’s all I have to say about that.

Scott Paton:  Well that’s some great food for thought and if you want to head over the life-enthusiast co-op website, you can find out more or if you want to head over to our podcast page I will have links to … to all these products here so that you click on it and… take a … get more information because the life-enthusiast co-op site has tons of articles and information and you know just its … its just almost like an encyclopedia of information on … on being healthy and detoxifying and getting the enzymes and minerals that you need for healthy life.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah sometimes I think we put too much information out there but you know I have read every single page that’s there and I have made sure that when I put it there it actually fits with the philosophy.

Scott Paton:  Yeah right.

Martin Pytela:  And it does.

Scott Paton:  It does absolutely.

Martin Pytela:  One more … one more item for slimming down food combining definitely helps.

Scott Paton:  Right.

Martin Pytela:  I don’t know if anybody wants to read it, go to a used bookstore and pick up that book that’s called “Fit for Life”.  It was written by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond.  It came out in the ‘80s and it will teach you the principles of natural hygiene, which is the eating style that … that was developed in late 1890s or thereabouts.  Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and folks like that used to live that way and you may … you may remember that they lived a very long productive life and they were creative well into their 80s and 90s.

Scott Paton:  That’s right.

Martin Pytela:  And it’s very simple, it teaches you that there is such a thing as the circadian rhythms.  There are three phases to a … to a digestive process.  It’s the digestion, appropriation and elimination, and it’s not the same as digestion in the sense that it’s in your stomach it’s a cellular digestion.  So the elimination starts at about midnight and pardon me, it starts at about four in the morning and ends at about noon.  At noon you start the appropriation when you start eating and until about 8 p.m and from 8 p.m to about 4 a.m, you are in the digestion phase and a few rules like fruit only before meals not after, only raw fruit, never cooked, only one concentrated food on a plate.  Concentrated food is anything that’s not vegetable or that’s raw, so you know the raw stuff is a salad everything else is concentrated food.  So visualize a salad and rice, salad and potato salad and steak, salad and chicken or salad and fish or you have it?

Scott Paton:  And again it’s a simple system once you get used to doing it.

Martin Pytela:  Yeah I mean it’s inconvenient because of course all of the society is running oh you know I mean you go to pick up a hamburger, so now you have to decide which you are going to throw away the burger paddy or the bun.

Scott Paton:  Right.

Martin Pytela:  Of course the bun really is there just to hold it together so you could probably find a way to throw it away.

Scott Paton:  Well it was just made from white flour, we can get into that whole argument too that it probably be worthwhile not eating.

Martin Pytela:  Yes we could go up on that tangent.

Scott Paton:  But we have run out of time for today’s podcast, so thank you Martin once again for spending this time with us out of your busy day and want to thank all of our listeners for joining us because you are busy too and this is the life-enthusiast co-op, restoring vitality to you and to the planet, until next time goodbye everybody.

Martin Pytela:  Thank you, goodbye.

Author: Scott