Tuesday, September 30, 2008

146 Reasons Why You Can't Have Sugar On Elimination

I got a couple of emails yesterday asking me why sugar is banned n the elimination diet "after all" my questioners asked "a little of what you fancy can'yt be that bad... can it?"

Well, look, I like the occasional sweet as much as anyone else but there are a ton of good reasons why sugar needs to be reduced from our lives in general and cut out altogether during the elimination diet.

Nancy Appleton, author of 'Licking The Sugar Habit' points out 146 reasons to steer clear of the white stuff.

Interesting indeed!

Dax Moy

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9 Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.
12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
14. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
17. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
18. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
19. Sugar can cause premature aging.
20. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
21. Sugar can cause tooth decay.
22. Sugar contributes to obesity
23. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
24. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
25. Sugar can cause arthritis.
26. Sugar can cause asthma.
27. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
28. Sugar can cause gallstones.
29. Sugar can cause heart disease.
30. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
31. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis.
32. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
33. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
34. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
35. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
36. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
37. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
38. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
39. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
40. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
41. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
42. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
43. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
44. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
45. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
46. Sugar causes food allergies.
47. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
48. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
49. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
50. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
51. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA
52. Sugar can change the structure of protein.
53. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
54. Sugar can cause cataracts.
55. Sugar can cause emphysema.
56. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
57. Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
58. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
59. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function.
60. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
61. Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
62. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
63. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.
64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
65. Sugar can damage the pancreas.
66. Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
67. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
70. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
72. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
73. Sugar can adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders..
74. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.
75. Sugar can cause depression.
76. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
77. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
78. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
79. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
80. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
81 High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity.
82. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
83. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
84. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness.
85. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.
86. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
87. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
88. Sugar can lead to dizziness.
89. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
90. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
91. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
92. Sugar feeds cancer.
93. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
94. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
95. Sugar slows food's travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
96. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
97. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
98. Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
99. Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
100. Sugar is an addictive substance.
101. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
102. Sugar can exacerbate PMS.
103. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
104. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
105. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
106. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
107. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
108. Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
109. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
110. Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
111.. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
112. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
113. Sugar increases the risk of polio.
114. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
115. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
116. In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
117. Sugar may induce cell death.
118. Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.
119. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
120. Sugar can lead to prostrate cancer.
121. Sugar dehydrates newborns.
122. Sugar increases the estradiol in young men.
123. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies.
124. Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia
125. Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
126. Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
127. Sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
128. Sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.
129. Sugar induces salt and water retention.
130. Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.
131. As sugar increases in the diet of 10 years olds, there is a linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients.
132. Sugar can increase the total amount of food consumed.
133. Exposing a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
134. Sugar causes constipation.
135. Sugar causes varicous veins.
136. Sugar can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.
137. Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
138. Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.
139. Sugar ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.
140. Sugar can be a factor in asthma.
141. The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
142. Sugar could affect central reward systems.
143. Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.
144. Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.
145. Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
146. Sugar can cause liver tumors.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Elimination Diet Challenge Day 8

Well, we're officially into week two and, despite the fact that a relatively small number of people are actually stepping up and posting into the comments section of the blog, I'm receiving literally hundreds of mails a day to tell me that people are doing really well.

In fact, I myself have dropped 4kg in the last week. That's nearly 9lbs (I must've gotten pretty toxic over the summer, huh?)

It's great to know that so many of you are achieving so much.

So look, here's another bunch of 'tweaks' for you all so that you can get even faster results.

1. Keep the fluids high - yes, I know this isn't new, but it's the hardest habit most people try to build and the one that's invariably the first to be forgotten. Drink 1ltr for every 50lbs of bodyweight.

2. Consume high quality DHEA Omega 3 fish oil
s - Fish oils speed up your metabolism and ability to burn fat. Taking a high dose fish oil supplement daily will make a REAL difference.

3. Consume slightly more protein than you normally would - you don't have to become a protein nut but try to eat more than you're used to. Just 1 or 2 eggs a day, a bit of extra meat, more pulese and nuts if you're vegetarian. Just get more and you'll feel a big difference.

4. Eat more greens
- Green cruciferous veggies like Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Turnip etc They contain huge quantities of antioxidants that will really speed up the detox and get you faster results.

5. Eat some spicy food - Get a few spicy meals such as chili, curry etc into your weekly diet. The spices speed up metabolism like crazy and also assist with detoxification... and taste great!

There you have it. 5 more detox and elimination diet speed up tips.

Apply them today!

Dax Moy

P.S - Don't forget to get some training in too. I've already told you about some great workout systems and there are a bunch more too.

Here's another Meltdown workout for you!

Drop me a comment... I want to hear from you... or else! : )

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Elimination Diet Day 7

Well, we've got a week under our belts already!

Congrats everyone.

By now your main detox effects should be pretty much gone (though I've had this throat infection in place of the detox nasties) and you should be starting to feel the effects of being 'clean' inside.

But we're not there yet!

Don't relax, don't let up and don't even think about cheating. If you do then most of the detox effect will be ruined. It's only now that you'll START to get the great results of the diet. This is the beginning.

Adding a little exercise daily will really help at this stage so I recommend you do at least a little every day. You can use the vids below for now but also add any other exercise that you feel will be beneficial.

You could also look at my Look Great Naked Challenge where you'll find a fully supported exercise and nutrition program that works beautifully with the Elimination diet.

Of course, you don't have to follow that, it's just a suggestion : )

You can also check out Jon Benson's '7 MINUTE MUSCLE' program that burns fat fast whilst helping you to sculpt lean muscle. It's pretty cool and, as the name suggests, works around training sessions that are only 7 minutes long. Pretty neat.

Whatever you do though, add some exercise to your day now if you can, you'll be delighted at the combined result of exercise and the elimination diet together : )

Speak tomorrow!

Dax Moy

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Elimination Diet Day 6

Well, day six has been and gone for me and, despite suffering a man cold from hell with blocked nose, throat infection and a banging head, I've stayed on track and avoided the temptation to comfort eat my way through the day.

(Hey, I'm human y'know, I often feel the need for the same treats as you, especially when I'm feeling under the weather!)

I decided to keep my energy reserves high today by not training but the food side of things went well.

Still, I'm over 5lb lighter than I was on Monday, even though weight loss is not my primary aim. I'm more concerned with cleaning myself up inside.

Anyway, my meals:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, peppers, onions and tomatoes

Lunch: Hummus, crudite and wheat/gluten free bread (might as well have eaten the packaging it came in. Was awful, wouldn't recommend it)

Dinner: Mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and pork cutlet

Evening: Oatmeal, banana and dollop of natural yoghurt.

Not bad!

Could have done with more protein but still ok : )

How are you doing?

Still on track?

Let me know by filling in a comment below ok?


P.S - If you're running low on meal ideas, try my elimination diet cookbook. It's got nearly 200 diet compatible recipes and more being added all the time.

P.P.S - Don't forget to keep that water intake up if you want to get the best results.

Elimination Diet Challenge - DAY 5

Well, we're approaching the end of week one already and, if you're anything like me, you're already getting into the swing of things with the Elimination Diet.

I don't know about you but my ED headaches have stopped already, though I've still got a few cold-like symptoms, sniffles and a sore throat.

Of course, I could just have a cold : )

Training's been a bit hit and miss for me this week (I'm ashamed to admit) as I've been catching up on my jetlag from my U.S trip as well as handling some pretty large projects that I'm working on with the re-release of The MAGIC Hundred, The launch of several new websites (I'll tell you about them later), and the promotion of a seminar I'm delivering next month with my good friend Craig Ballantyne.

Anyway, that's my excuse : )

However, tomorrow everything changes.

I'm beginning my new program and will be posting my results here in the blog to hold myself accountable.

You might want to do the same...

In the meantime, try this....

...and don't forget to leave me a message in the comment section to tell me how you get on.

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

P.S - My Meals Today

Breakfast - 3 boiled eggs

Snack - 'Bounce' ball (non 'banned food' protein ball)

Lunch - Leek and Potato Soup

Snack - 'Bounce' ball (non 'banned food' protein ball)

Dinner - Chinese food (chicken, duck, beef, pork - mostly roasted or stir fried, no sauces) Stir fry veggies.

Snack - 2 boiled eggs

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dax Moy's Elimination Diet Day 4

It's day 4 of The Elimination Diet Challenge!

How are you doing?

I'm hearing lots of great stuff via the blog and still TONS of
emails every day telling me about seeing results already : )

So I thought, 'hey, let's have a day 4 check in'. I want to know
what's happening ALREADY as part of you being on the program. I
know it's early and I know it won't be huge, but let's give
ourselves a boost right now, huh?

(Yep, I think so too!) : )

So post me your update below in the comments area.

C'mon, don't be shy :)

Once you've done that, watch this four minute video I shot with my beautiful wife Deana in Thailand earlier this year.It's only four minutes but it'll really get your results speeding up!

Give it a go and tell me how you get on!

Dax Moy


P.S - If you're receiving this and you're NOT already doing the
challenge, then come on board! It's never too late to start and
you'll feel so much better for it.... c'mon : )

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Elimination Diet Day Three: The Workout You MUST Avoid!

Well, day three is pretty much done for me now. Just dinner to go and I'm free and clear : )

Easy day nutritionally:

Breakfast - Scrambled free range eggs and bacon

Lunch - Mixed salad (concoction of rare roast beef, chicken, tuna, shrimp and salad - protein feast!)

Dinner tonight: Chicken, baby new potatoes, broccoli

Snacks: Boiled eggs


Now, I've had a bunch of emails regarding exercise so I thought I'd address that today by telling you about some of the systems I regard as beneficial at speeding up results.

(No, they're not all mine!)

Before I do though, let me tell you what you SHOULDN'T rely on for your fitness and fatloss goals...

Now, as for the exercise programs I rate.

First off, my own : ) 

www.lookgreatnakedchallenge.com - This is a full 90 day fat loss and fitness blueprint that tells you EXACTLY what to do every single day through videos, audios, printouts and even a daily email to keep you on track.

My average participant loses around 25-30lbs on the program with many losing much more!

Next: Turbulence training! from body transformation expert Craig Ballantyne - This is an excellent fatloss training system that has been used with great success by thousands of people over the last few years

Finally (and not least) a relative newcomer to the table Warp Speed Fatloss from Super Trainer Alwyn Cosgrove, world reknown fatloss expert with more fat loss success stories than practically anyone else around.

They're ALL great programs, all work EXTREMELY well (or I simply would not even mention them) and they all fit nicely with the elimination diet with a few minor tweaks that are easy to apply

Check them all out and see what you think or, if you prefer, simply continue with your own program.

The thing is, the elimination diet will work regardless of the exercise program you participate in, but, of course, if the program's a good'n....

Speak tomorrow!

Dax Moy

P.S - Don't forget to leave me a message to tell me how things are going for you. This IS important!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Elimination Diet Day 2!

Well, it's officially day 2 (here in the UK)  and you may well be starting to feel some of the detox effects.

Muscle ache.
Bad Breath (yuk)

I know, I know, I'm really selling you on this idea right? : )

Well, trust me, this is going to last 2 more days... tops!

Follow the plan as described. Use the tips I sent you yesterday and, whatever you do, don't, don't, DON'T follow the eating plan laid out in this video ok?

Oh, and by the way, you can reheat your cold foods via either pan top steaming or... rubbing sticks together : )

Seriously, the 'packed lunch' aspect of the elimination is a bit tough and there's no simple answer.

Most people use a thermos or pan top steaming, but many workplaces don't have that kind of facility.

Let me ask you guys; how do YOU get around this?

Speak soon!


P.S - Don't forget to leave me a message here to let me know how you're doing ok?

I want to see who's still playing?   : )

P.P.S - Feeling brave?

Tell me what you weigh and some of your measurements so that we can track your progress over the 30 days.

Feeling braver?

Submit a photograph or start your very own elimination diet blog and chronicle your own journey.

You can link it to me : )

Monday, September 22, 2008

Day 1 of Elimination Diet Challenge

Well, day one's almost over for me!

I flew back in from the U.S last night and pretty much crashed out right away and then was up for work at 6am.

After a cup of peppermint tea, a little oatmeal and an egg (boiled) it was off to work at my Islington personal training studios.

The jet lag kicked in a bit this morning and yes, there was a temptation to excuse myself for 'just 1' cup of coffee but after all of 3 seconds, I let it go and got myself a cup of morrocan mint herbal instead.

I didn't really eat too much today as I wasn't hungry. Must be the mixed up body clock from flying, but this evening I had steamed rice and stirfried curried vegetables. Filling and lovely... and completely on elimination diet rules.

No sign of detox headache yet, but I'm sure it's coming as I certainly 'toxed' this weekend at the conference with lots of alcohol (yes, shame on me!) and bread and other bad stuff.

But I'm in the game now, just like you all are.

I'm going to go get some training in now to speed up the detox factor and, of course, keep fit, but before I do, let me give you a few pointers on how to speed up the process and minimise the detox nasties that are on their way to you right now : )

1. Stick to the rules 100%, no compromise - Even little slip ups prevent your body from clearing through. Don't do it. It's just 30 days!

2. Drink at least 1 litre of water for every 50lbs of bodyweight - Yes, it sounds a lot but that's just because you're not used to it. Start drinking more and even adding a tiny pinch of salt to it and you'll speed up the detox and drop pounds fast.

3. Try to have a hot bath every day for 3 days - The skin is the largest detox organ in th body and sweat is the way many toxins escape. Get in the bath, get hot and... sweat. You'll be surprised at how great you feel after this!

4. Exercise - Yep, sweating comes with exercise too, but more important than that is that you speed up ALL metabolic processes... and build some fitness and muscle!

5. Take lemon water - Boiled water and lemon juice (just cut 1/2 a lemon and squeeze it in) and you've got the benefit of additional aid to your liver. Not bad!

Do those 5 things and your detox blues will be shortened quite dramatically!

Now, before I sign off, let me ask you, all of you who're serious that is, to drop me line here on the blog (comments section below) and tell me about your day, what you've done, what you're eating and how you feel.

It may not seem important but I guarantee, the accountability and support will really help you in the days ahead.

Speak soon!

Dax Moy

P.S - If you want help with recipe ideas, you can get a ton of 'em here http://www.daxmoy-pts.co.uk/eliminationcookbook.asp

Friday, September 19, 2008

Elimination Diet Countdown: 2 Days Out!

Well, we're now just 2 days out from the start of the elimination diet challenge starting Monday 22nd September and I'm receiving email after email from people telling me how excited they are to get started on this and really commit to their health for the next 30 days.

I'm excited too, you see, I'm doing it with you all and will be blogging my own blow by blow account of the journey too. (I have completed around 12 weeks of elimination this year but I've also had a pretty slack period over the summer whilst on vacation and, like most of you guys, I really need a kickstart.

So, we're in this together : )

I hope by now you've started cleaning your cupboards and pantries and are 'almost there' in terms of ready to start.

It's my birthday today and I'm overseas so I'm going to be relaxed tonight but come monday....

Anyway, I really want to get this going with a bang so I want you to do something for me.

I want you to post in the comments below the following:

"I'm doing Dax Moy's Elimination Diet Because..." and then tell me your REAL reason why joining the program is important to you and then " The results I'm committed to achieving are..."

This is important.


Knowing what you're doing something for and what you want to accomplish are the true keys to success in any endeavor.

So get to it.

Write away and tell me why you're here.

Think of it as the first step in making the challenge real : )

I look forward to seeing what you write!

Dax Moy

Elimination Diet Countdown!

Well, we're just a couple of days out from the start of the next elimination diet challenge and, by the volume of emails I've been receiving as well as the responses to my last post it looks like people are more than ready for it.


This weekend you all need to download the latest version of the diet from www.daxmoy-pts.co.uk/elimination.pdf, read it : ) and then empty your cupboards.

No delays, no excuses my friends.

Let's get going with a full 30 days of getting into great shape ok?

Remember, the program is free and, of course, I'm going through it with you too, so there's really no reason not to commit.

Speak to you tomorrow!

Dax Moy


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Get Back In Shape After Summer: Dax's 30 Day Challenge

Hi There

I'm baaaccckkk!

Did you miss me? : )

Like you, I’ve made the most of my summer by taking a great
vacation with my family, indulging in the tranquil waters and
amazing scenery of Thailand and really letting myself get into
relaxation mode.

So that’s why you’ve not heard from me for a little bit.

I know I normally write more during my trips abroad but many of you
said you’d appreciate not coming back from your own trips to an
inbox full of email so… I obliged : )

Anyway, back to business huh?

Now that summer is well and truly over, vacations are done kids are
back in school it’s time to get serious about getting back into
great shape and achieving your goals… and you have just 106 days to
the end of the year.

That’s just 106 days to achieve any of the goals you set for
yourself at the start of this year and to really make a difference
to how you look, how you feel and how your perform.

If that sounds scary, like another year of your life is about to
pass by without you actually getting what you want from it… it’s
supposed to.

Y’see, we’re all in very real danger of just letting one day ebb
and flow into another without really thinking about them.

Trouble is, days turn into weeks, weeks into months, months into
years and, before you know it a huge chunk of your life has gone by
and you still have very little result to show for it.

(No, I’m not being melodramatic; this is reality for many, many


What are you going to do about it?

You could decide today to commit to taking action and getting into
your best shape yet, or you could choose to do nothing except ‘hope
for the best’ and see what happens.

One route is full of power, promise and potential and the other is
full of, well, something I really shouldn’t utter in polite company.

What action should you take?

You know already!

Recommit to your elimination diet for a start. It costs nothing,
except a little discipline and effort, but the rewards are huge.

In fact, If you commit to start it over with on Monday next week
I’ll commit to going through it with you so you don’t feel like
you’re in it alone.

What’s more, I’ll create a weekly teleseminar or podcast for FREE
for the full 30 days of the program to answer your questions and
keep you on track.

How’s that sound?

There’s no catch, I just want to kickstart the last
100 days to 2008 and make sure that all of my readers end the year
in great shape.

What do you say?

Want to commit to this?

Just leave me a message in the
comments section of the blog. Tell me that you want to go ahead and
work with me for free on the diet for 30 days starting Monday and
what you hope the result will be.

Dax Moy
P.S – If you have friends that need a push, send ‘em on over too!