Much has been said about the importance of maintaining appropriate weight in order to preserve health. There are many options out there these days, but the one I am currently using applies a hormone commonly found in pregnancy. This program was developed in the 1950’s and has shown a resurgence in this country recently. It is not new and has a proven record.
First, a little background on how the body works… Around our organs and within our organs is a type of fat we will call “structural fat.” It is required for the body and its organ systems to function properly. Then, we have a normal fat account, which can be likened to our bank account. Allow me to explain: we typically earn money, place it in the bank and then spend it on our needs and wants. We consume energy in the way of food sources, store it and then utilize the energy for our body’s needs and wants. However, this is where we begin to differ from our bank account. Most of us would like to have large financial reserves to store in savings, CDs, money markets, stock market or other investment opportunities. With our energy, we often take in more energy than we expend- usually in liquid calories- and this energy becomes stored on our trunk in the form of fat. Now comes the hard part. We will consume our normal fat’s energy reserves, then our structural fat and then our muscle before we ever get to our fat savings account. This results in feeling tired, losing little weight, losing strength and, eventually, giving up on any healthy routine or diet due to minimal results from our efforts.
Now, the program that truly works is one that resets the hypothalamus and metabolic engine by using a hormone to preserve the muscle and structural fat, while using the skeletal fat for 1000-1500 calories a day. This ultimately results in weight loss of about a pound a day. The diet that goes along with this is rigorous for a short period of time. It’s not a diet that is healthy by itself, as without the hormone the structural fat and the muscle will be consumed.
How do we know that the fat is being consumed? We use a machine to measure bio impedance, which uses a small amount of electricity that passes through the body (less than the electromagnetic waves from a cell phone). Our body tissues have varying degrees of resistance and electricity slows with higher resistance. What determines the resistance is the amount of water in the tissue. This lets us determine how much muscle, fat, and bone we have and whether or not fluid is in the cell. The tricky thing is how to retain water in the cell, as it is what keeps energy levels elevated.
There are some minor issues that can arise using this method and they need to be monitored, so if you do any diet program that reduces caloric intake or utilizes hormones, make sure you are being seen by a health provider on a regular basis.
My personal results? I have dropped from 29% body fat to 15% in less than a month. That’s a 40 lb. loss of fat and a 10 lb. increase in lean body mass!
I encourage you to schedule an appointment and find out more about this program. Get that body you deserve and revitalize your health today!
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