Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook has been researching what works for weight loss and guiding her clients for more than 20 years. Now she's taken that knowledge and put it into a diet book with a difference: "60 Seconds to Slim: Balance Your Body Chemistry to Burn Fat Fast!" (click for details).
The key to Dr. Cook's diet: Using research on the acid-alkaline relationship between food and how our bodies burn fat to transform weight loss as you know it. You'll discover:
- How to alkalize your body.
- How to flush fat and revitalize.
- How to eliminate acid with easy changes in your food choices.
- How to take off the pounds quickly and easily, without deprivation.
- How to boost your metabolism and balance your pH for safe, simple and permanent weight loss.
Included are 50 delicious alkalizing recipes such as Coconut Waffles, Grilled Chicken with Citrus Salsa, and succulent Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp as well as a complete seven-day meal plan.
We interviewed Dr. Cook to get the skinny on how it all works.
Question: Why is it important to reduce high acid foods in the diet?
High acid-forming foods cause the depletion of the body’s mineral stores from the bones and muscles, creates a toxic build-up of acidity for the kidneys and liver to detoxify, impairs cellular and hormonal functions, and can result in excess acidity that the body deals with by storing it in fat."
Question: What role does eating more alkaline foods playing in weight loss and fat-burning?
Eating a diet rich in alkalizing foods replenishes the body’s mineral stores, including calcium which has been shown to aid fat-burning. It also restores cellular functions so that all of the body’s organs and glands involved with metabolism, such as the liver and thyroid gland, function better. The body stops using fat stores as a means to eliminate acidity, which stops further weight gain and actually melts existing fat as the body is better capable of dealing with it.
Question: What are some examples of fat-busting foods that dieters should eat more often?
There are many great fat-busting foods that are included on the 60 Seconds to Slim plan. Some of them include: fish, green tea, black beans, beets, lemon juice, grapefruit, coconut, almonds, and walnuts.
Question: How much can dieters expect to lose in the first month on your plan?
People can expect to lose 10 to 20 pounds in the first month. 60 Seconds to Slim had great results even among post-menopausal women who had previously tried other diet plans without success. Even women who had “tried everything” typically lost 13 pounds on this plan.