by Sageera EIC
thank you so very much for staying in touch and for writing to me. I am incredibly grateful for your Email and I congratulate you to your commitment to your wellbeing, your health and to a higher standard.
I admire your extraordinary personal power in that you have stopped eating meat, limited your caffeine intake and dairy products, increased your exercise routine and are now even inquiring about the next steps for you. I am truly impressed and know that you will always achieve your goals no matter what they are.
Now to your question "Do fat free "dairy products" such as fat free milk, or cheese, have the same negative effects as non-fat free dairy products?"
The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer is also yes and there are two major reasons for it:
1. Acidity: According to Dr. Robert Young and Shelley Robert Young, who are Sageera's experts on the Acid-Alkaline Balance, dairy products (regular or low-fat) are major acid producers. As a result, the body must use up its resources of Calcium (often leached from the bones and causing osteoporosis) and other minerals to neutralize these acids. In addition, the body has to retain fat to protect its vital organs from acid damage. You can find more information on this in (a) the DFNL Ezine from Shelley Young, (b) The pH Miracle and (c) The pH Miracle for Weight Loss by both Youngs.
2. Fats that Heal and Fats that Kill: As stated in my book (Step 1 - essential fats) and by another Sageera Experts (to be featured shortly on the website) and a dear friend, Dr. Udo Erasmus, the human body needs fats. However, it requires the right fats to be healthy and to strive. Unfortunately, these healthy fats are not found in either regular nor fat-free dairy products. In fact, the opposite is often the case.
Having said all of that, as someone who has been yo-yo dieting for twenty years, my first and most important advice would be to simply follow your heart. Enjoy your life at every step of your way so you are full of joy, gratitude and love to yourself and others. Be gentle and loving and not too rigid about anything. Combine your food properly (don't mix protein with carbohydrates in one meal) and follow the 70-30 rule by making sure that 70 percent of what you eat is alkalizing and alive foods (green salads and fresh vegetables). The body can handle a little diet yogurt or some wonderful delicious French cheese with a great red wine, if you want to have them once in a while.
From my dear friend Sage Robbins, Tony's wife, I have learned a great lesson that I would like to share with you: Have a ZAG DAY once in a while. What Sage means by that, if you have been good for six days (ZIG days), go and have an ice cream or a chocolate cake on the seventh day. Just make sure that you enjoy every single bite and don't overdo it. Your soul and your body will thank you.
I thank you too and can't wait to hear from you again soon. Thank you for staying in touch and Remember to Live with Passion as Tony reminds us.