Being over weight is another symptom of poor health. I will teach you how to systemically and permanently lose fat. We will work on the foundations of good health: whole food diet, digestion, blood sugar, fatty acids, minerals and hydration. There will be emphasis on balancing your hormones and healing the gut which both have profound effects on weight. Balancing insulin and leptin are key to managing weight. Food sensitivities have a negative impact on the gut and also cause us to hold on to weight.
Traditional weight loss programs tell you that you need to lose weight to get healthy. I’m going to teach you the opposite: you need to get healthy to lose fat. Most people have never thought about it that way. It’s as if we separate our outward appearances from our internal health. But to lose fat permanently is to shift the focus away from the scale and to simply live well. I will not focus on calories in, calories out because it doesn’t work. The focus will be the same as everything else in nutritional therapy: the foundations of good health.
Metabolism is not taken into account when the calories in, calories out philosophy of weight loss is implemented. Insulin is the hormone responsible for the accumulation of fat. A fat loss program with no regard for controlling insulin will fail. You cannot lose fat in the presence of insulin. I will teach you how to control insulin.
Leptin is the master hormone, charged with the crucial role of keeping you from starving to death by monitoring how much fat you have on board. When you go on a low calorie diet, particularly one that is nutrient void like the SAD, no matter how much extra fat you have, your body senses starvation and down-regulates metabolism!
This is why 95% of dieters regain all of their lost weight. They simply can’t outsmart leptin. The two main conditions that set off your starvation defense system are reduced fat stores and caloric restriction (cutting calories).
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