think you know the correct regular diet that you need to
follow everyday in order to grow taller? Okay, ask
yourself a simple question now: what is my favorite food
and drink? If your answer includes anything like
sandwich, hamburger, fries, pizza, pasta, bread, cereal,
rice, cookie, cake, candy, ice cream, chicken, pork,
beef, Coke, Pepsi, beer, coffee... then forget about
growing taller and think about growing heavier instead -
you are eating and drinking completely wrong kinds of
food and drink that can only help you gain more weight
instead of height!
correct regular diet you need to grow taller is a proper
combination of proteins, vitamins and minerals. So your
regular diet should be rich in these three kinds of
nutrients. A common regular diet that will stunt height
growth is the one that includes too much carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates are usually rich in foods like rice,
bread, potatoes, corn, and other cereal grains. Avoid
eating too much carbohydrates since they contain lots of
energy (calories) but few vital nutrients that can help
your body to grow. This is actually why Asian people are
shorter then the European and American people. Asian
people's diet are mainly consisted of carbohydrates type
of foods like rice or corn, but European and American
people consume much more protein-rich foods. So do not
make rice, bread, potatoes, or cereal grains as your
main foods if you want to grow taller!
Another common diet that will stunt height growth is the
one that includes too much lipids (fats). There are too
kinds of fats: saturated fats and unsaturated fats.
Saturated fats are mostly bad since they have high
contents of cholesterol, which can cause heart disease
because arteries could be clogged with fatty material.
Also, saturated fats contain large amount of calories
which can easily increase your weight. Extra weight is
the enemy of height since the more weight you have, the
shorter you appear. So avoid eating excessive saturated
fats. Animal meet like chicken, pork, beef are rich in
saturated fats, so you should avoid eating them too
much. Unsaturated fats are much better since they
contain much lower amount of cholesterol and calories.
Since you do need some fats to insulate your body and
regulate your metabolism, you had better ingest more
unsaturated fats to satisfy your body's needs. Vegetable
oils contains large amount of unsaturated fats. Commonly
used unsaturated vegetable oils are corn, soy,
cottonseed, and safflower oils. Note that raw milk and
butter contains lots of saturated fats, so you should
drink skim milk and cook with vegetable oils instead of
butter. Sweet foods like cookie, cake, ice cream also
have very high contents of saturated fats and calories
and you should restrict yourself from eating them too
order to grow taller, your body need proteins, vitamins
and minerals more readily than carbohydrates and fats.
Proteins are composed of one or more chains of amino
acids. They are fundamental components of all living
cells and include many substances, such as enzymes,
hormones, and antibodies, that are necessary for the
proper functioning of an organism. They are essential in
the diet of animals for the growth and repair of tissue
and thus you should ingest large amount of protein if
you want to grow taller. The best food for complete
proteins (those that contain the most appropriate
distribution of amino acids for growth) are fish, eggs,
milk, and legumes. These foods contain most of the 20
amino acids, including the 8 essential amino acids that
are not synthesized by your body. Therefore, replace
rice, bread, and hamburger with fish, eggs, and skim
during deep sleep that growth hormone does its job to
thickening and lengthening your bones. So appropriate
sleeping time (not the longer, the better) and correct
sleeping posture are all very important for your body to
is defined as a natural periodic state of rest for the
mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and
consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that
there is a decrease in bodily movement and
responsiveness to external stimuli. During deep sleep,
growth hormone produced by your pituitary gland is
released into your blood stream and
travel through your body and causes the thickening
and lengthening of your bones. Therefore, you should
achieve "deep level" sleep on a daily basis in order to
coordinate your affords of exercises and proper diet.
The following are some helpful tips on how to easily
achieve deep level sleep:
1.) Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet
and fresh smelling. Do not expose yourself to bright
light while you are sleeping. Light will make your brain
2.) It is important to sleep in a well
ventilated room. Don’t be afraid to open a window, even
in winter. It is better to put on an extra woolen
blanket than to breathe in stale air. The amount of
clean oxygen rich air that you breath has an effect on
your growth. Poor air can cause breathing and prevents
you from growing during sleep.
3.) Sleep with clean, soft, and
comfortable clothes. Rough clothing can block the blood
circulation and make you shift and turn many times
during the night, thus prevent you from deep sleep.
Remember your growth hormone can only work well when you
fall into deep sleep.
4.) Keep your hands and feet warm.
Scientific studies have shown that warm hands and feet
will help induce REM (rapid eye movement) deep sleep.
Cold hands and feet will keep you from deep sleep.
5.) Drink a big glass of water before
bed and when you wake up; this will help clean out
your system. Milk can also help you sleep. It contains
an amino acid called tryptophan. Which produces the
effect of a sedative. Do not consume any foods or drink
that contain caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol at least 4
to 5 hours before going to
bed. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants that will
keep you from sleeping. Also, refrain from a large meal
at least 3 hours before
6.) Do exercises during the day can
help you sleep better at night. It will increase your
blood circulation and fasten your metabolism for a whole
day, so you should have enough exercises to ensure a
good night sleep.
7.) Take a hot bath before going to
bed helps induce deep sleep because it cleans your
body and relaxes tense muscles.
8.) Practice total relaxation and deep
breathing for a few minutes before you go to
bed. Relax from head to toe. Close your eyes and
relax every part of your body. Do complete breathing
exercises by following the three phases: (1) Inhale
slowly and deeply through the nose for 3 to 5 seconds
making sure that your stomach as well as your chest
expand. (2) Hold your breath for another 3 to 5 seconds,
tighten your stomach muscles lightly. (3) Exhale slowly
and fully through the mouth and nose. This breathing
exercise will help smooth your blood circulation and get
your body ready to rest.
9.) Maintain a habit of sleeping at the
same time everyday, including weekends. This will help
you develop a regular rhythm for sleep. Your brain will
send you "sleep signal" at about the same time every
day, which can help you fall into deep sleep easier and
person has his/ her own specific daily sleep
requirement. It is not true that the more you sleep, the
better it is for your growth. Too much sleep will cause
your body to develop laziness and slow down your
metabolism, thus increase the danger to gain weight. On
average, a young adult who is growing needs at least 8
hours sleep every day. Teens need 9 hours or more.
However, this is just an average and may not apply to
you precisely. The best way to figure out the exact
amount of sleeping time you need is not to calculate it
at all. Just sleep early every night, do not use any
alarm clock, and let yourself wake up naturally. Your
body has its own biological clock which can determine
the exact amount of sleep it needs. As long as you have
good sleeping habit and do not break it (by forcing
yourself to stay up too late or get up too early), your
body will take good care of itself. Also, it is easy for
you to detect if you get enough sleep each day. If you
are energetic and do not feel sleepy or very tired the
whole day, then you had enough sleep last night.
Otherwise, you had better readjust your schedule and try
to sleep longer.
with appropriate posture is also very important for your
growth during sleep. Sleep with correct posture can help
you lengthen your spine and increase your height; sleep
with incorrect posture can put strains on your neck,
shoulders and back and stunt growth during sleeping. The
following are some helpful tips on how to sleep with
1.) Sleep in a comfortable and firm
mattress. If it is not firm enough, place a sheet of
plywood underneath the
mattress. Sleeping on a hard surface will align your
spine in the natural position. This will lengthen your
spinal, and also allow growth hormone to easily
travel across the body.
2.) Sleep on your back with a flat
pillow under your knees. This will align your spine
properly and prevent any back aches caused by sleeping
in a bent position. Raising your knees and feet slightly
will help your brain get more oxygen rich blood. The
greater amount of oxygen that your brain receives the
higher the energy you will have to help yourself grow
3.) Sleep on side, with your knees
bent. This will effectively flatten the back. A flat
pillow may be used to support the neck,, especially if
shoulders are broad.
4.) Do not use high pillow. While lying
on your back with your head resting on a high pillow,
your neck is bent forward and your back is arched in a
very unnatural position. This will put strains on your
neck, shoulders, and back, and also stunt growth since
your spinal column is arched during most time of the
5.) Do not sleep face down. This will
exaggerate swayback and strain neck and shoulders.
statistics show that a shorter person will encounter
most of his/her disadvantages during a job interview or
on a date. Taller men/women have better chance of
getting high paid jobs and it is easier for them to find
good dates/mates. These are just not fair! But very
fortunate for you, even if you are not as tall as you
wish, there are some secret and effective techniques
which you can use to beat up all of those disadvantages
and win your dreamed job or mate!
1. Have the hair style that makes you
appear taller. In order to appear taller, a hair style
should be thin at the sides and higher up top, which can
make you appear as much as an inch taller. Do not have
any wide hair style. Also, a bald head can makes a
person appear shorter.
2. Wear certain clothes that will make
you appear taller.
Avoid clothes with horizontal lines. Belts are
horizontal so make sure you conceal it in your clothes.
Avoid clothes with a tartan or checked pattern. Avoid
cuffs that makes your legs appear shorter.
Avoid wearing sharply contrasting clothes and pants
together, these will easily expose the real length of
your legs and make you look shorter.
Wear clothes with vertical lines or striping. Vertical
lines or stripping make a person appear thinner, and
thinness in turn gives impression of more height.
Wear clothes with shoulder pads. Shoulder pads make your
shoulders appear broader and your whole body slender.
can also wear clothes with diagonal stripes. Clothes
such as these will hide body irregularities.
Importance of Effective Breathing
Effective breathing is essential for growth. Effective
breathing brings sufficient oxygen into your body to
facilitate biochemical reactions and stimulate your
growth. Only deep breathing is effective breathing,
shallow breathing is ineffective and it stunts growth.
Anger leads to shallow breathing and therefore stunts
growth. So make sure you keep yourself happy as much as
Deep Breathing Exercise
should perform the following deep breathing exercise
every day, as well as before and after you sleep. The
more often you do deep breathing exercise, the better
result you will get.
1. Inhale through your nose slowly and
controllably for 3 - 5 seconds and make sure that your
stomach as well as your chest expand.
2. Hold your breath for another 3 - 5
seconds. Before you exhale, for the final 2 - 3 seconds,
tighten your stomach muscle lightly. Your goal is to
slowly improve the blood circulation in your head.
3. Finally exhale slowly (without
loosening your stomach muscles) and controllably through
your mouth and nose.
What Can Help
These regular activities can help you grow
And these things will stunt your growth:
2. Being conservative.
5. Consuming too much candies or carbohydrates.
6. Consuming too much fats.
7. Not having enough sleep or sleep irregularly.
8. Not having correct posture.
9. Not doing any physical exercises.
10. Quitting any growing taller efforts too soon.
Elements to Achieve the Best Results:
Balance carbohydrates & fats intake such as rice, sodas,
candies, bread, flower products, junk foods in general.
2. Increase protein intake.
3. Based on your time schedule do the stretching
exercises at least three times a week or more and if you
practice sports whichever it may be this can benefit you
4. Try getting good sleep for the next 3 to 6 months of
at least 7 to 8 hours. For protein related foods, you
can do a search in Yahoo/Google and type “protein
5. Measure your height every three weeks, not everyday
nor every week as it is much better for you to do it
every three weeks since the program should be done at
least 3-6 months.
may matter, but in some cases the smallest thing can
have the biggest impact. Like that grape-sized organ-
the anterior pituitary gland- nestled within your brain.
Despite its small dimensions, it is the source of
powerful juice when it comes to building height. You
see, the anterior pituitary gland is responsible for
secreting a substance called somatotropic hormone, more
commonly known as "growth hormone," into your
Without that tiny gland, it wouldn't matter how many
reps of stretching exercises you perform. Without it,
building your physique would become an exercise in
futility. Why? "It's somatotropic hormone that dictates
how your body will adapt itself from all your height
increasing efforts" says Ed Burke, Ph.D., director of
the Exercise Science Program at the University of
Colorado at Colorado Springs.
as your body's foreman, growth hormone instructs your
skeletal bone to grow larger and stronger while it
speeds the conversion of excess fats into energy. In
other words, get enough growth hormone floating around
in your system and your body has no choice but to
construct itself into something bigger and better. Cheat
yourself from acquiring your fair share and your body
can only do so much, no matter how much you do.
Although the amount of growth hormone your body
regularly produces is entirely up to your brain, there
are a few things you can do to trick that thrifty gland
into being a bit more generous.
that you've worked hard enough on your body performing
the stretching exercises, pay attention to these six
proven ways to make your body work for you:
1) Get your shut-eye -- It's simple
math really. Add eight hours to the time you went to
bed, then look at your alarm clock before peeling
yourself from the sheets. "Not getting enough sleep
regularly can lower the amount of growth hormone your
body produces daily," says Walter Thompson, Ph.D.,
director of the Center for Sports Medicine, Science and
Technology at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
though excess sleep won't necessarily increase the
amount of growth hormone your body secretes, constantly
burning your midnight oil could be suppressing how
efficiently your body distributes growth hormone during
the course of the day. Keeping normal sleeping habits
may let you tap into a certain percentage of growth
hormone that your bones never get a chance to utilize
2) Eat Smarter -- Focus on eating six
or seven smaller meals during your day instead of three
or four larger ones. Consuming large meals with a high
glycemic index forces the body to release a high amount
of insulin into the system to aid with digestion. This
reaction not only forces your body to store fat, it may
also inhibit the flow of the growth hormone being
released throughout your bloodstream. Instead, make a
point of consuming other low-sugar foods that will
prevent the release of insulin.
crossover between what you need to stay healthy and what
you need to release more growth hormone doesn't stop
with eating smaller meals and getting enough shut-eye.
All of the same factors that need to be in place for a
healthy lifestyle still hold true. Training right,
eating right, sleeping right and keeping your stress to
a minimum will not only keep you healthier, they will
foster the type of environment that encourages the
anterior pituitary gland to do its job. Deficits in any
of these areas will only slow down how well your body
functions as a whole, which in turn slow down the amount
of growth hormone that is being continually pumped into
3) Pre-workout nosh -- Toss back a
small chicken salad sandwich a couple of hours before
you exercise. Food Researchers have discovered that
consuming a protein-carbohydrate meal two hours prior to
working out and another meal immediately afterward
elicited a significant increase in both growth hormone
an testosterone within the bloodstream.
if you're not hungry a few hours before you exercise,
you may want to consider having a snack to prevent being
hungry within the two-hour window before you work out.
Researchers at UCLA found that subjects who exercised
with partially digested food in their stomachs
experienced up to a 54 percent decrease in the
production of growth hormone. Subjects who were fed
strictly carbohydrates prior to a workout still
experienced a lower production of growth hormone by up
to 24 percent.*~
4) Get the most from your training --
What you put your body through during your stretching
exercise routine has a direct effect on what your
pituitary gland puts out to build height. A recent study
in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that the
frequency and amount of growth hormone the body secretes
is relative to the intensity of your workout. Subjects
who exercised at a higher intensity experienced greater
and more frequent releases of growth hormone after their
the most from your training efforts, you need to be sure
that the duration and intensity of your regimen are high
enough to elicit a response. Keeping your workouts
focused on short-burst, high intensity anaerobic
stretching exercises and maintaining a pace that lasts
at least 20-30 minutes is a fair standard to follow.
are certain stretching exercises that may help squeeze
out a little extra growth hormone. By utilizing
stretches that include several muscle groups to work
collectively, the intensity of the workout subsequently
increases as well, forcing the anterior pituitary gland
to issue more growth hormone to compensate for the extra
enough, participating in intense aerobic exercise can
also cause an increase in growth hormone release.
However, what keeps marathoners from looking like
basketball athletes is that their bodies react
differently to the substance because of the activity
they participate in.
like having someone who never lifts weights using a
muscle-building supplement. They have the building
blocks within their system, but unless the endurance
athlete is performing a significant amount of resistance
stretching exercises, the body never recognizes a demand
to use these tools effectively to help restructure.
5) Supplement strategically -- Taking
the amino acid glycine immediately before you work out
can mildly stimulate the release of growth hormone, but
only when taken as a supplement. Trying to achieve the
same effect by consuming glycine-rich foods such as
poultry or milk prior to exercise only inhibits growth
hormone by causing you to exercise on a full stomach,
plus the glycine doesn't get absorbed in the same way.
introduced into the body in the presence of additional
amino acids forces the glycine to compete for transport
across the blood-brain barrier, diminishing its effect
on the growth hormone levels. The only way glycine can
cause a reaction is when taken in isolated supplement
form, preferably on an empty stomach to speed up
absorption and prevent outside interference from other
6) Don't pig out before bed -- Never
eat a large meal within two hours of going to sleep. The
reasoning ties into avoiding the same insulin surges
you're trying to prevent during the day, but this
abstention is especially important before bedtime.
body releases the greatest amount of growth hormone
during the first two hours of sleep. Having excess
insulin within the system after a large meal suppresses
this higher output of growth hormone, preventing your
body from taking advantages of it as you rest.
Nighttime also seems to be the best time to take
additional supplements to increase the flow of growth
hormone. UCLA researchers have found that taking the
amino acid arginine and orthinine together on an empty
stomach right before bedtime can boost growth hormone
levels significantly. However, the amounts required to
see a difference were between 40 and 60 grams, dosages
too large to take in any version besides injectable
are safer, more accessible supplements you can try, such
as 5-hydroxy tryptophan, a safer derivative of
tryptophan. This sleep aid used to encourage drowsiness
also helps the brain release growth hormone.
Success must begin with a strong and positive mind,
filled with motivation and determination. However, in
reality most people around you have week and negative
minds. Facing difficulties or adversities, their
favorite words are "impossible" and "give up". If you do
not acquire mental toughness, you will easily become
their victims and end up quitting your own dreams.
yourself where you want to be! Visualize yourself one
feet taller. Make a detailed image of it - what will you
look like, how will you feel, and what is all the other
people's reaction. You are 6'5! Notice the people around
you as they admire your stature! Can you see them
drooling while they imagine themselves being you? Do you
notice how some of them lift up their eye brows as they
greet you? Do you feel the respect and submissiveness
that they must give to you? The best way to persevere
through your challenge is by visualizing yourself
accomplishing your goal. This will help you persevere.
Visualization is a tremendous tool, use it! See yourself
at the end of the tunnel. See it, taste it, smell it!
must begin with your self-image because success must
begin from the inside out, not the outside. Be proud to
be yourself and be proud of your ambition and goals, and
then you will be in control of your own destiny. Your
destiny is not predetermined, nor designed by others.
You make your own destiny. You determine what you really
want, and how you are going to get it.
Self-awareness is powerful because it will allow you to
catch yourself as a negative thought slip into your
mind. Catch that thought, do not allow it to penetrate!
Because one negative thought will lead to another, and
another, and many others. Think about how beautiful your
life will be once you realize your goals, and how
miserable you will feel if you are defeated by your own
negative thoughts. Then you will have self-awareness to
choose the right thing for yourself.
Positive Thinking Pattern
important component of success is the way you process
your thoughts. Your thinking patterns will reflect
whether or not you will follow through with your goals.
There are two basic thinking patterns: negative thinking
pattern and positive thinking pattern. Negative thinking
pattern disrupts people's goals and leads them to
quitting. So it is discouraging. Positive thinking
pattern uses visualization to enhance people's goals and
leads them to succeed. So it is encouraging. Most people
start a goal somewhere during the journey of their
lives. They continue to move forward and then stop. It
seems that they encounter endless difficulties and
resistance so to reach their initial goal is
"impossible". This is because they are moving forward
blindfolded. In other words, they did not plan their
must visualize your goal beginning at where you want to
end. Picture where yourself want to be and go backwards.
By planning this way you will understand what it takes
to succeed, and you will also be aware to encounter
difficulties. Think of every encounter that you might
experience that will discourage you from completing your
goal. Most likely they will happen. But when they do you
will be ready because you planned it and are one step
ahead in the game.
may meet two types of resistance - internal resistance
and external resistance.
Internal resistance is generated by your own mind and
body, both want to be constantly relaxed and
comfortable. Doing all kinds of exercises to grow taller
is just the opposite and therefore it will be resisted.
You must take control of your mind and body to overcome
External resistance is generated by an organism's
natural inclination to maintain its current condition
(homeostasis). You can try the following ways to
overcome external resistance.
1. Understand how homeostasis works.
Realize that the intensity of your discomfort indicates
the scale of the change that you are going through. "No
pain, no gain". Very often discomfort is a good sign for
the positive change that your body is experiencing.
2. Develop a support system. Cultivate
relationships that support your development and avoid
those which threaten it.
3. Follow a regular practice routine.
Routine is a habit, and any regular practice routine
provides a kind of stable base during the instability of