Top 5 Fastest Ways to Gain Health and Drop Inches

Top 5 Fastest Ways to


Gain Health and Drop Inches

by Michelle M. Pearson

(So successful for our first 40 Days of the year, our High Five's to Health Series is a perfect fit as we have several rounds of new Bootcamp groups starting this month also! So, we are reprinting them this month – but I am sure that even if you read them before, you will find a reminder or two along the way you can tighten up on! Enjoy and take the next step!)

It is a New Year! This year we are calling for revolution – not resolutions! Those never work past the first 21 days any how, so, let's make a radical change and, my first memory quote for today, "Get out of the rut to lose the gut!" 

We are reaching in deeper and higher than ever for better health and a better life – our best life yet! All month we will be featuring articles in our series called the "High Fives for Health" 

So no wasting time! Today's topic gives you the top 5 fastest ways to gain health and drop inches. Without any fluff, here they are:

1. Get the GI tract, your gut, healthy! Research shows that the average American male has 7-10 pounds of undigested putrifying food in the gut on any normal day, the average female… 5-7 pounds.  Get the bowels moving regularly – defined as 1-3 times daily! Here's my quote…

"Move it to lose it."  (Original, I know.)

2. Fast from bread and yeast products for a full week. This will help the GI tract be cleaned by fiber of increased vegetables and lean meats and fats to heal. Here's my quote…

"The less bread, the less lead; the more Bread, the more Led." (Selah)

3. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily. You cannot flush without the water. And I do mean water, not just liquid.  Here's my quote…

"If you want to budge the pudge, flush the sludge."

4. No stimulants for the same week. It is all chemistry: stimulants spike your insulin, adrenaline, and cortisol. All three of these are FAT STORING HORMONES. Here's my quote…

"The less you stim, the more you slim."

5. Increase intake of good fats, including Omega 3, Flax oil*, and especially coconut oil. Here's my quote…

"Turn up the fat to burn up the fat!"

It really is that easy. Don’t make it hard. Get the gut healthy and you will see remarkable results in your immune system, your hormone balance, and the stability of a healthy weight.

That's the High Five for Health today – Gut Health.

See you in a few days for another of The Picture of Health's High Five to Health!

Know someone who is struggling with some health problems?

Of course you do! Please share this with them.

Believe. Choose. Activate. Achieve. (Repeat.)


Michelle M Pearson, Senior Wellness CoachMichelle Pearson is a dynamic wellness coach, speaker, author, and the Founder & President of Picture of Health Inc. ( On a personal health journey for the past 17 years, Michelle’s mission is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life through the use of state-of-the-art educational resources to produce significant and lasting health breakthroughs.

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A Catalyst for Change, Michelle has been on a personal health journey for the past 19 years. Her mission is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life.
She and husband, Dr. Ray Pearson, are known as "The Dynamic Duo of Health and Healing". Together, they have more than 1000 hours of continuing education in advanced nutrition and wellness topics.


  1. My favorite is, "the less bread, the less lead.  The more Bread, the more led."  LOVE THAT!  And it's such a simple truth.

  2. Great article!  Traveling today to see family and can't wait for the opportunity to share in person what God is doing.  Fats concern me because I no longer have my gall bladder.  I take cholacol, but can't really see a change when I do.  Something in that area of my body still just doesn't feel right.  I thought staying away from fat would help.  At the same time, I know there are good fats and they should be part of our diet.  Not sure how to find a balance there.

  3. When I read this:
     "stimulants spike your insulin, adrenaline, and cortisol. All three of these are FAT STORING HORMONES." it helps me to lay off of the caffeine. Information is power! I have always thought the opposite of this. Not only do I need to renew my mind with the WORD of God, I also need to renew my mind with CORRECT INFORMATION. 

  4. Great Reminder!!!!!

  5. I love the High fives for health!  They are great!  I think about them throughout the day.  My goal is to make everyone of them work for me!

  6. I really appreciated the section talking about good fats. I ordered my flax seed oil and coconut oil this week and am looking foward to starting my longevity smoothies this week. What about avocados, almonds, salmon, etc. Can't wait to learn more about these!

  7. I particularly liked "the less bread, the less lead; the more Bread, the more led".  I love how the devotional, blogs, videos, info, etc.  mesh so nicely!  Thanks for the enormous amount of work and insight devoted to helping us be better informed, make better choices, in order to be our best!

  8. I like the catchy phrases! I used to take B12 injections years ago. I didn't notice any difference in my energy level though. Proper rest and nutrition seem to effect it more than anything else.

  9. I have not yet been able to drink 100 ounces of water!!!!!!!!!  But I'm definitely drinking lots more water than I have been, and with adding that last measure of coconut oil, things have been 'moving' easier.  No weight loss, but then my body doesn't turn loose easily.  It guards its fat very jealously!  The major problem, and I am planning to ask my doctor about this, is dropping the 5-hour energy drink in the a.m.  I have never been one to drink a cup of coffee to get going, so in my opinion it's not the caffeine that effects me, but the tremendous amount of B12.  You know I can't exercise because of my limitations, so I need a booster to get going.  It generally lasts all day; no 'buzz' and no 'let down'.  I'll let you know what Dr. Collins says.  Thanks for this article – it's easy to understand, and my pea-sized brain needs that :>)

    • Here’s a chemistry lesson and weight loss tip for you and for everyone else: The 5-hour energy drink is the reason you will not lose weight. The B12 is most excellent, but can be taken sublingually to achieve the correct type of energy boost. The other ingredients in the drink, especially the caffeine and the other “natural” stimulants produce an insulin response in the blood stream just like sugar. When insulin is present… you store fat! Insulin, adrenaline, and cortisol, all produced in response to the drink/stimulants are where your energy is coming from, yes, but they are all FAT storing hormones. When they are elevated in the blood stream, you have more oomph but do not burn fat, you store it during that whole time. Switching to B12 shot or sublingual or to a B-100 complex will produce the correct metabolic energy – the kind you want – AND a fat burn that produces energy – not a fat-storing hormone reaction that is artificial energy. This simple chemistry is what all calorie counters and most medical folks miss. Work the design, it works for you. That is precisely why “the less you stim, the more you slim.” So folks if you are going to ask a medical doctor about energy, inquire about B12 sublingual or shots, not energy drinks. Thankfully, B12 is a vitamin most MDs are correctly informed about, and I say most mindfully.

  10. Love the quotes!  They pop into my mind often throughout the day, not only when I'm facing a choice.  I think that helps build strength and discretion in the inner man so when a choice presents itself, it's easy to choose wisely.

  11. Liked this article … I am learning so much more about coconut oil that I didn't know before….Good info to climb with

  12. Enjoyed the article and the humor! Thanks for the encouragement.

  13. The article was not only informative but presented in a way we will remember it! What a great way to begin the new year.

  14. God has such a sense of humor!  :o)  The quotes are really catchy and easy to remember! 
    Fortunately, I have been doing the water and healthy coffee for months, at your recommendation, of course.  :o)    As you have said before, when you are drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water, it is unlikely that you will even want to drink that soda pop or that caffeinated power drink!    Soft drinks do not even beckon to me anymore, praise the Lord! 

  15. Great article & really simple steps to start getting healthy!

  16. Drinking this much water is a bit of a challenge for me. I decided to get out a container, fill it up and know I have to pour from that glass pitcher until I get it all down! This is easier for me than trying to keep track of ounces. I know how many ounces that pitcher holds so it is a simple way of tracking. Staying off bread just means I eat more vegetables. This was not difficult at all. The healthy coffee tastes great! I do limit the amount and switch over to organic gunpowder green tea with stevia. I think the plan will work if you work the plan!

  17. the quotes are cute!

  18. OUTSTANDING Article!
    appreciate your work

  19. Outstanding article! I taught her everything she knows!


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