For many years now, the number one New Year’s resolution has been weight loss, and it seems like it hasn’t changed this year (2010).
I was watching some television over the holidays and many shows had surveys regarding your number one New Year’s resolution. And overwhelmingly, the number one answer was losing weight. Does that surprise you? Well, if you’re like me, it should not be a big surprise, since obesity is running rampant over our culture.
It don’t have to look very far to see how fat we, as a society have become, and I’m not immune to this phenomenon. Yes, that’s right I could stand to lose a few pounds also, especially after all the holiday parties. So, how do we get started to shed those unwanted pounds? Well, Brazos Minshew, Chief Science Officer of TriVita, has written an article for the TriVita Weekly Wellness Report giving us some simple and effective ways to to lose weight. I posted the article in its entirety.
How to Jump-Start Your Weight Loss by Brazos Minshew
Weight loss is the number one “resolution” people make when they decide to improve their health. When weight loss occurs it comes from a loss of body mass: water, fat, lean body tissue and bones. Wouldn’t it be great to focus weight loss on fat only? It certainly would. In fact, weight loss that selectively targets fat and preserves or increases lean body tissues and bones is the only way to permanently lose weight.
Sounds difficult, right? Well, don’t worry: We have a solution!
Suicidal weight loss
Many people lose weight rapidly by starving themselves. I call this suicidal weight loss for three reasons:
- Rapid weight loss is water loss; water loss is dehydration and dehydration is death.
- Rapid weight loss comes from lean body tissue (brain, heart, muscle, collagen, etc.). Sarcopenia (age-related loss of lean body tissue) is death.
- Rapid weight loss comes from bone. Bone loss is osteoporosis; osteoporosis kills more women in North America than breast cancer!
Rapid weight loss by starving yourself is slow suicide.
Lifetime weight control
An alternative to this kind of weight loss madness is to select a strategy that focuses on weight loss from fat only. This is not done by accident. We must select fat loss by choice. This choice implies knowledge; knowledge means that we must learn the lesson of obesity and battle it for the rest of our lives.
Calories – Obesity in simplistic terms is about consuming more calories than you burn in a single day. Multiply these extra calories over time and you have what we all see: an obesity epidemic. However, it is not merely the number of calories we eat; we must include the right kind of calories for lifetime weight control. Organizations such as the American Heart Association and the America Cancer Society recommend eating 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily (5 for children, 7 for women and 9 for men). These are the best calories.
Movement – Our body is made to move. Daily exercise is necessary for lifetime weight control and targeted fat loss. Aerobic training for 30 minutes on most days of the week and weight training (resistance training) 2 to 5 times per week will keep the fires of your metabolism burning fat.
- Deep breathing for 20 minutes daily reduces fat-building hormones like cortisol.
- Get your sleep: The less you sleep, the more you will weigh.
- Eat small meals: Eating more than 400 calories at a single meal causes our cells to suffocate from insulin.
Why supplementation is important
Taking certain supplements can help you lose weight, but you really have to be careful! One supplement that was heavily advertised on television was shown to cause 74% weight loss from lean body tissue. Another supplement that seemed to be the most popular weight loss supplement of the time caused 55% lean body loss. That is suicidal weight loss!
Beneficial supplements exist. For example, Leanology Weight Loss Capsules were studied in a top-of-the-line, scientific clinical trial through Arizona State University. They were shown to reduce weight entirely from fat! Yes, 100% of the weight loss came from fat!
Also, the plant antioxidant ECGC (found in Energy Now!) can increase metabolism by over 200 calories per gram.
My favorite fat loss supplement to “jump-start” a weight loss program is Vital C. This is primarily because of the nature of fat: a toxic dumping ground for chemicals and poisons your body could not eliminate. Vital C is a pH-balanced form of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Ascorbic acid neutralizes many of the toxins we store in our fat cells. For rapid weight loss that targets fat cells, use a Vitamin C Flush, Energy Now! and, especially, Leanology.
Good health only comes from healthy living. Take time to learn the rules of healthy living. Practice healthy habits every day. Soon, the “deposits” you make into your health account will begin to yield real dividends: a lean body functioning at peak efficiency!
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If you would like to learn about the products Mr. Minshew mentioned in his article, please visit My TriVita Products Page. Finding the right products to help you lose weight the right way is very important. So many weight loss products either do not work, or cause more harm than good. Do your due-diligence, and find a product that will work for you.
If you’re worried about taking supplements, contact your healthcare professional and/or your doctor, and ask their opinion. If you New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, let’s start the New Year off on the right foot and take action that will deliver the results.
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The above information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.