Calorie Restriction, Healthy Weight Loss, and Longevity
If you want to lose weight healthfully, you must consider The CR Way approach to calorie restriction. People are drawn to calorie restriction diets because they want more than just weight loss, they want improve their health, prevent disease, and even extend their lives. Research shows that is possible:
A study* of elderly Okinawans who followed CR for 60 years and limited calories by only eleven percent produced astounding results. Their average lifespan is the longest in the world while they also have fewer incidences of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Their quality of life is better too, with many Okinawans who practice CR, staying active well into their nineties and beyond.
*Caloric restriction, the traditional Okinawan diet, and healthy aging: the diet of the world’s longest-lived people and its potential impact on morbidity and life span.
Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Oct;1114:434-55.
Willcox BJ, Willcox DC, Todoriki H, Fujiyoshi A, Yano K, He Q, Curb JD, Suzuki M.
The Calorie Restriction Difference
Calorie Restriction diet plans are popular because in addition to producing extraordinary health benefits, weight loss is easy. The most popular CR Diet plan – the CR Way – features healthy menu plans for weight loss that are nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare. But most diets claim to do that. What makes calorie restriction different?
The CR Way focuses on slowing the rate at which cells divide. Cells in many tissues in the body are constantly replicating. Scientists suggest that CR extends life by slowing the cell replication process.
That’s very different from many diets that may actually increase the rate of cell replication, producing weight loss but also increasing disease risk and sometimes shortening life.
The best calorie restriction diet plans are fun to follow. Start by replacing just one unhealthful comfort food with a simple, easy-to-prepare snack like strawberries and a heart healthy fat source like walnuts or almond butter. Make it decadent if you want by adding some nonfat cocoa power to the almond butter or to the juice from the strawberries.
Eat this CR delight two or three times a week, and play some of your favorite music in the background to make your new CR Way experience especially enjoyable. You will have effortlessly started a calorie restriction diet plan. Soon the empty calories that add pounds and that enslave you with addictive tastes of salt, sugar and fat will no longer seem attractive. You’ll love the new energetic way you feel, and people will begin to notice. Your heart will thank you, too, with lower blood pressure and a slower pulse rate.
You will be traveling the CR Way to a happier, healthier, and longer life.
Paul McGlothin & Meredith Averill are creators of the CR Way™, a holistic, human friendly approach to calorie restriction diet plans. The CR Way Web site, LivingTheCRWay.com, attracts a growing following of people who are interested in life extension while fully enjoying life and great health right now.