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Weight loss shortly after starting blenderized diet

You’ve started your child on BD and are so excited for his/her initial weight in after feeling successful with the transition. What happens? Slight weight loss has occurred. How? Why? You have been giving enough calories as recommended and there is still some weight loss, WHY?

Stanley S. Bass N.D., D.C., Ph.C. and Dr. Christopher Gian-Cursio, wrote about the symptoms your body goes through when you improve your diet. He starts out by stating, that “If I were asked which is the area of greatest misunderstanding and confusion in the field of nutrition, I would immediately be forced to reply, it is the failure to properly understand and interpret the symptoms and changes which follow the beginning of a better nutritional program.”

He goes on to say that there are 3 stages of change to your body once better nutrition is introduced.

1. CATABOLISM - ELIMINATION During the first phase the accent is on elimination, or breaking down of tissue. The body begins to clean house. Here the accentuation is on removal of the gross and immediate body obstructions. Wastes are discarded more rapidly than new tissue is made from the new food. This becomes evident as weight loss

2. STABILIZATION Here the weight remains more or less stable. During this phase, the amount of waste material being discarded daily is equal to the amount of tissue, which is being formed and replaced by the newer, more vital food. This occurs after the excess of obstructing material in the tissues has been removed.

3. ANABOLISM – BUILDUP Weight starts to go up. The tissues, which have been formed since the diet was raised in quality, are more durable and do not break down easily. Also new tissues are now being formed faster. This is due to the improved assimilation made possible by the ceasing of wrong food combining.

He also states that through the first phases people may have side effects such as: Headaches may occur at the beginning: fever and/or colds may also appear: the skin may break out;

there may be a short interval of bowel sluggishness, occasional diarrhea. feelings of tiredness and weakness, disinclination to exercise,

nervousness, irritability, negativity or mental depression, frequent urination etc.

"This is how recovery occurs - like the cycles in the Dow Jones Average at the beginning of a bull market recovery. You feel better, a reaction occurs and you don't feel as well for a short while. You recover and go even higher." Dr. Christopher Gian-Cursio

Dr. Bass is a trained naturopathic, chiropractic and natural hygiene doctor and the author of eight books on health.


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