There are three strategies that constitute
Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw’s
21st CENTURY HEALTHY WEIGHT PROGRAM
Resist Not the Pleasure of Food
With the arrival of Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw’s Glycemic Control Resistant Starch, Strategy #1 of Durk & Sandy’s 21st century healthy weight program has now grown. Thus it’s now even easier (and tastier) to promote healthy weight management by . . .
- Lowering the glycemic index of many foods
- Turning what you eat into time released-food
- Avoiding the negative consequences of sugar
Resistant starch is a starch that resists digestion in the small intestine, where most regular starches are quickly broken down into glucose. Resistant starch moves on through to the large intestine, where some of it is fermented and where it creates an increase in healthful short-chain fatty acids. Much of it ends up being excreted because it’s not there long enough for intestinal bacteria to digest it.
Research has shown that a meal high in resistant starch decreases peak glucose and insulin concentrations as well as the total amount of glucose absorbed and insulin released. When combined with a naturally beta-glucan-rich fiber such as Glycemic Control Barley Flour, or Quick Flakes, the results can be even more dramatic.
Glycemic Control Resistant Starch is at least 60% resistant owing to its amylose content.
As Durk and Sandy say, “Starch foods can be more filling and a lot less fattening”
Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw’s Glycemic Control is designed to revolutionize the way that you eat, to maintain your weight management, and to support your health, without giving up the pleasures of eating!
Pleasure without hunger … now who could ask for more than that?
Suggested Use: Use as a substitute in any recipe that calls for starch. Resistant starch is easily incorporated into a broad range of low-moisture foods, including breads, pies, cakes, muffins, cereals, crackers, snacks and pasta, without compromising taste, texture or appearance compared to other forms of fiber.
San Anselmo, CA.
The other day, I popped a button on a shirt. It was a smaller size shirt than I typically wear (XL vs. XXL), but I can’t recall popping a button on a shirt before. So, on a hunch, I measured my chest. It proved to be nearly 2 inches larger then when I last measured it.
This perplexed me at first, because my weight has remained stable for about 8 months, following my adoption of Durk & Sandy’s 21st Century Weight Control Program back in November of 2006. Then I was 25 pounds heavier. Now when I look at myself in the mirror, I’ve definitely developed a T-frame, something I never had before. But it hadn’t occurred to me fully what was happening. So I stepped on a scale I acquired that measures body fat electrostatically: 14.5%! That’s great, and about the midpoint of the healthy range for someone between the ages of 18 and 39—and I’m nearly 64.
What is going on? I had read the studies about mitochondrial biogenesis from resveratrol, in which mice had developed defined muscles by taking large amounts of resveratrol, but that was for human-equivalent amounts of about 3.6 g/day, and I have been taking only about 200 mg/day. But I am also taking other PGC-1alpha inducers, within the context of the Program.
What I do know is that I’m maintaining my weight. But there’s more: I seem to be shifting more toward lean body mass. Have I increased my exercise regimen? No—I’ve actually decreased the amount of time I spend in the gym. So the only thing I can attribute my success to is Durk & Sandy’s 21st Century Weight Control Program, to which I’ve been faithful now for 18 months. [See letters published in Life Enhancement in January 2007, May 2007, and March 2008. – Ed.] I’m thrilled with the results!
San Anselmo, CA. USA
In November 2006, I started Durk & Sandy’s 21st Century Healthy Weight Program with the Glycemic Control barley and resistant starch products, ShapeShifter Teas, and the MealMate supplement. I then added, when they became available, LifeByChocolate, No Crumb Left Behind, and Cocoa ’n Nuts & Spices Cookies. I have not been the same.
As I’ve written to Life Enhancement before, I exercise most weekdays—aerobics for 30 minutes, if nothing else, but usually some weight training and stretching for up to another 1/2 hour. Confounding to me, although I had done this for 13 years, is that even a well controlled diet combined with a superior exercise program didn’t really work to maintain my weight. Although faring somewhat better than most of my nonexercising but diet-conscious friends, the sorry truth is that during those 13 years, I had added 25 lbs of weight (mostly fat). Was weight gain an inevitable part of the aging process, I asked?
I can now report, topping any previous spurious losses, that I am back to where I was 13 years ago, having lost about 25 pounds. And although I reached my low point about 5 months ago, the most amazing thing is that I have not regained any weight! This is unlike anything any diet has ever done for me.
My typical day is pretty much as I’ve reported before. I start with a quickly cooked (2 minutes) bowl of Glycemic Control Quick Flakes, microwaved with some milk, and then topped with Functional Gourmet MCT Oil and Butter Buds, along with blue or black berries. On my drive to work, I sip a cup of ShapeShifter Teas. Then with my lunch, I drink a cup of a low-glycemic-index juice or water into which I’ve stirred 2 tablespoons of Glycemic Control Flour. Later, in mid-afternoon I drink another cup of ShapeShifter Teas. On those days when I have had a third cup, I dip below my plateau. But unfortunately, I am rarely able to fit the third cup in, even if I use the dregs from my second cup, which have less caffeine.
I believe this is because I start my day with a combo of Memory Upgrade (containing high amounts of choline) and BLAST (containing substantial phenylalanine with some caffeine), which really gets me going, but shifts me into a high adrenergic gear, so that I am sensitive to additional caffeine or any other methylxanthine stimulant. Among the productive positive results is imperviousness to napping. Here I add hours to my day.
With dinner, I usually consume Glycemic Control Nuggets, microwaved for about 8–10 minutes in a vegetable broth, and occasionally blended with wild rice. With each meal, I also take 2 capsules of the MealMate formulation, as well as 2 more at bedtime. Although the number of recommended servings of ShapeShifter Teas is 3 cups per day, I have rarely consumed more than 2 per day. How much more progress I might make with a third cup is something to contemplate.
For a snack—so important to my other needs—I eat a small dish of Glycemic Control LifeByChocolate, or a portion of No Crumb Left Behind, or several Cocoa ’n Nuts & Spices Cookies. Yummy! One thing more: my workouts have been a lot easier, and I actually look forward to exercising. That’s thrilling!
San Anselmo, CA. USA
I began Durk & Sandy’s 21st Century Healthy Weight Program back in November 2006, when I was privileged to have early access to all components of the program: the Glycemic Control products, the ShapeShifter Teas, and the MealMate supplement. [Regarding MealMate,
article. –Ed.] Although I exercise 4–5 days/week and have done so regularly for nearly 13 years, even a carefully controlled diet had not helped maintain my weight. The awful truth is that each of those 13 years added about 2 lbs of weight (mostly fat). Sadly, I had reconciled myself to accepting weight gain as an inevitable part of the aging process.
But then I began Durk & Sandy’s program. I can now report that, after 20 weeks, without any hunger, I’ve lost 19 lbs (all fat), and I cannot remember feeling better. I follow a low-glycemic diet for the most part, and I use the Glycemic Control products without fail at 3 servings/day.
Now, at the start of my day, I typically prepare a small bowl of Durk & Sandy’s Glycemic Control Quick Flakes, microwaved with some milk for 2 minutes and topped with Functional Gourmet MCT Oil, Butter Buds®, and berries. As I drive to work, I sip a cup of ShapeShifter Teas brewed in a French press earlier that morning. Then with my lunch, I drink a cup of a low-glycemic juice into which I’ve stirred 2 tablespoons of Glycemic Control Flour. Later, in midafternoon, I drink another cup of ShapeShifter Teas.
With my dinner, I typically have Glycemic Control Nuggets, prepared much like hearty rice (e.g., microwaved for about 8 minutes in a vegetable broth). With each meal, I also take 2 capsules of the MealMate formulation, as well as 2 more at bedtime. Although the number of recommended servings of ShapeShifter Teas is 3 cups/day, I have rarely consumed more than 2/day. How much more progress I might make with a 3rd cup is something to contemplate. For a snack, I eat a small dish of Glycemic Control LifeByChocolate. Yummy! One thing more: my workouts have been a lot easier, and I actually look forward to exercising. Amazing!
Denver, CO. USA
Since I began to use Durk & Sandy’s Glycemic Control products, I have experienced some weight loss—about 5 pounds so far—along with significant alleviation of what has been a constant problem over the years: periodic bloating. It’s not just the weight loss that has brought relief, because I’ve lost weight before and still had to deal with the discomfort of too much puffiness, especially around my waist. So I’m quite happy so far, except for some flatulence, presumably due to the undigested carbohydrates. If the rest of the program works as well, sign me up. I’m stoked on the ideas underlying these products.
|Total Fat||Less than||65 g||80 g|
|FFFFSaturated Fat||Less than||20 g||25 g|
|Cholesterol||Less than||300 mg||300 mg|
|Sodium||Less than||2400 mg||2400 mg|
|Total carbohydrate||300 g||375 g|
|FFFFDietary Fiber||25 g||30 g|
Ingredients: High amylose, high resistance corn starch.