Welcome to the T-Tapp Team! This information is to help those who really want to focus on both the T-Tapp workout and a healthier, balanced diet.
T-Tapp’s God Made/Man Made Dietary Plan will help you to maximize your results by eating healthier, but still allow you to enjoy the foods you love!
God Made/Man Made Dietary Guidelines for Optimal Results
- Learn to teach your body how to process carbohydrates to control weight gain.
- Learn how to make healthier food choices and enjoy foods you love.
- Learn Teresa’s straightforward Game Plan for best results.
T-Tapp’s God Made/Man Made Plan is a straightforward way of training your body to process Man Made carbohydrates to keep weight under control. This is not just another fad diet. With GM/MM you don’t have to calorie count. Teresa has worked with thousands of people over the years and this plan has proved its effectiveness. Teresa believes in John Hopkins medical research, which states that women need 55% carbohydrates in order to prevent bone density loss. The John Hopkins study proves that one should not cut carbohydrates completely out of their diet. If carbohydrates are totally eliminated from the diet the body’s metabolic rate changes, therefore once added back in the weight lost quickly comes back and most gain more. Plus, carbohydrates are necessary for energy. This is why Teresa suggests trying to maintain a ratio of 55% carbohydrate, 30% protein, and 15% fat in your diet.
The T-Tapp workout will help you rebuild your inner core, which in turn increases your resting glucose utilization rate and boosts your overall base metabolic rate. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy your carbohydrates (even Man Made) without fear of gaining weight or retaining water.
Did you realize that for every gram of carbohydrate consumed the body retains 3 grams of water? That’s why high protein/low carb diets initially create quick weight loss.
T-Tapp really is more than a workout. It helps the body rebuild primary functions such as digestion and elimination to allow better assimilation of nutrients from food and supplements. T-Tapp also helps the body rebuild neuro-kinetic flow (from the brain to the muscles) as well as improve lymphatic function. Teresa offers these dietary guidelines for quicker and easier weight loss and weight management, but does not offer specific eating plans. This brochure is designed to give you the basics about how to use the GM/MM Plan and help you choose the foods that fit.
How to Get Started
Man Made Carbohydrates
These carbohydrates tend to create weight gain, even if they are fat free, not only because the body easily converts them to glucose, which in excess becomes stored as fat, but also because of their chemical calories. Chemical calories (additives, preservatives, artificial flavors, and colors) complicate the body’s ability to digest, assimilate, and eliminate. Therefore, greater amounts of glucose become converted and stored as fat in fat cells. Once fat cells are full, the body then creates more fat cells. Unfortunately, when fat cells are created they are either empty or full… but never go away! Samples of MM Carbs: breads, pastas, cookies, candy, cakes, bagels, most breakfast cereals, chips, and crackers.
God Made Carbohydrates
These carbohydrates do not cause weight gain, primarily because they are nutritionally balanced without preservatives or additives. Their balance of vitamins, minerals, and fiber promote digestion, assimilation, and elimination. However, white potatoes and corn (although GM) can cause weight gain because of their high glycemic index. So, they should be consumed as MM foods. Samples of GM Carbs: vegetables, fruits, meats, and whole grains.
Basically, with the T-Tapp program you should eat everything in moderation. Don’t worry about a super strict plan. Teresa believes that you do not have to eliminate any food completely out of your diet. Teresa knows that people are going to eat their MM carbohydrates, so she designed a straightforward plan that is easy to incorporate as part of a healthy life style.
- Limit Man Made carbohydrates to every third day.
- For two days, in between, only consume GM carbohydrates. For example: meat, veggies, soups, salads… and fruit in moderation. This is what we call “eating clean”.
- On the third day, relax and enjoy the foods you love. Don’t worry about eating MM carbohydrates! For example: have a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, a pasta dinner, or even a dessert. Learn to listen to your body. What does it really want? Although certain cravings may initially occur, eventually this bio-chemical imbalance will neutralize, especially if you are doing the T-Tapp workout. Many call this their “cheat day”. However, remember to enjoy the foods you love in moderation.
To get back on track after your cheat day, simply resume eating GM for the following two days. The reason why this plan works is because you are giving your body a mini break from MM weight-gain food types, which allows it to process and eliminate the preservatives and excess glucose you consumed on your cheat day. This way your body will not become overloaded and create more fat cells. T-Tapp’s GM/MM Plan was created to help rebuild your body’s ability to process MM carbohydrates again!
The best part is that once you achieve your goals you can eat MM carbohydrates every other day and still maintain your progress. Never go longer than four days without MM carbohydrates because “carb cravings” will occur and be too difficult to avoid.
Once you’ve achieved desired results proceed to an every other day schedule. Don’t worry if you decide to consume MM carbohydrates every day (like during the holidays, special occasions, and vacations) or if you “cheat” with MM carbohydrates for more than a week. Just resume the every third day plan for about two weeks along with your T-Tapp workout schedule. After that you’ll be back on track. Eating MM carbohydrates two days in a row is not something to be overly concerned about, just try your best to get back on track and always remember to eat in moderation!
Protein: Meat, Poultry, Fish, Beans, and Nuts*: Choose lean meat, poultry without skin, fish, and beans often. These are the choices lowest in fat. Prepare meats in low fat ways: Trim away all the fat you can see, remove skin from poultry, and broil, grill, roast, or boil these foods instead of frying them.
Even though nuts and seeds are high in fat, their nutritional value is also very high. The body needs quality fat to better digest, assimilate, and eliminate. Always try to choose raw nuts and seeds over roasted. Roasting not only destroys nutritional content, but it also destroys alkalinity. Acid/alkalinity is an important factor for easier weight loss as well as better health. Raw nuts, especially almonds, create alkalinity in the body to help offset MM carbohydrates.
Dairy*: Dairy products can be eaten on GM days. In fact clinical studies verify that the consumption of dairy actually assists the body for easier weight loss and weight management. Teresa highly promotes the consumption of hormone free dairy products. When shopping choose skim or low fat products, not fat free. Fat-free dairy tends to contain more sugar. Reading labels is important!
Vegetables*: Different types of vegetables provide different nutrients, so it is very important to consume a variety. Try to eat at least two colors of RAW veggies a day. Also include dark-green leafy vegetables several times a week since they are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. Keep in mind that you do need a little fat with your veggies to assimilate the nutrients. Examples: grated Parmesan or sharp cheddar cheese, almonds, olive oil, or butter. White potatoes tend to create the same effect as white rice (cause too much insulin), but you can have sweet potatoes everyday.
Fruit*: Remember fruit is considered God’s candy and should be limited to no more than 2 servings a day because of high sugar content. Preferably choose fresh fruit, but frozen or canned is alright. Consumption of dried fruit should be modified since most contain sulphur, a preservative, as well as concentrated sugar. Additionally, limit the consumption of fruit juice since most lack fiber, which makes it easier to over-consume. Carb overload, including juice, is what creates excess insulin and fat conversion. For better balance, add nuts or other protein with fruit or fruit juice to prevent excess insulin production. Count only 100 percent fruit juice as fruit.
Bread, Grain, and Rice*: Quality is the primary focus when consuming foods from this category. Whole grain breads without preservatives are your best choice. Examples for GM days: Ezekiel and Manna breads, brown rice, wild rice, whole oats, spelt grain, Alpen cereal, and Arrowhead spelt flake cereal. Recent research reveals that consumption of whole grain cereals, such as oatmeal, assists the body with easier weight loss/management.
Sugar and Fat*: Foods that are high in sugars, even GM honey and dried fruit, should be consumed in moderation. Additionally, foods high in fat, even GM butter and olive oil, should be used sparingly at the table or during cooking. To help prevent weight gain avoid foods containing trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial sugar.
Beverages*: Drink your water! Water not only aids in hydration and weight loss, but it also aids the body for better digestion, assimilation, and elimination. Other beverages of choice are unsweetened hot tea (green or black), iced tea, or coffee. Drinking soda, especially diet, should be avoided.
In conclusion, with GM/MM Plan you can enjoy the foods you want and not feel like you are depriving yourself.
Carbohydrates are not the problem. The problem is that as the body ages it cannot digest, assimilate, or eliminate carbohydrates as efficiently. The secret to success is balanced carbohydrate consumption. Non-carbohydrate or high protein diets can be dangerous because they do not allow proper conversion of glucose to energy. In fact, the body will use protein for energy if necessary when deprived of carbohydrates. This results with breakdown of muscle tissue! Carbohydrates are necessary for energy and protein is necessary to build and repair tissue. GM/MM Plan will give the body its necessary components (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) to rebuild, repair, and eliminate. After you rebuild your body as a “machine” and achieve your goal, you only need to do a T-Tapp workout once or twice a week to maintain your results. Best of all, the combination of the T-Tapp Workout and GM/MM Plan allows you to eat without guilt… never diet or deprive yourself again! Life is too short to not enjoy good food!
*Guidelines for God Made carbohydrate consumption.