It is extremely common to see people struggling with their weight. They gain weight when the amount of energy taken in from food and drink exceeds the amount of energy used in metabolic processes and physical activity. THE RESULT? EXCESS ENERGY IS STORED AS FAT!
Here are some weight-loss inhibitors:
– Dirty colon, bowel movements (You need a detox seriously).
– Eating wrong foods
– Excessive food intake (especially fatty/wrong foods)
– Insulin imbalances (caused by much sugary carbohydrate)
– Lack of Enzymes
– Lack of exercise
– Poor digestive function
– Mineral and vitamin imbalance
– Parasites or worms causing voracious appetite
– Poor adrenal function
– Poor eating habits i.e. not chewing thoroughly, irregular eating times
– Poor metabolic function
– Sluggish liver
– Thyroid problems
– Water retention
– Weak kidneys
– Yeast overgrowth
ARE YOU OVERWEIGHT?
Weight is defined by the body mass index (BMI). To find your BMI, divide your weight in kilograms by your height in squared metres. A BMI of 25 or more is classed as overweight; a range over 30 is regarded as obese.
How to calculate your BMI:
Divide your weight in kilogrammess by the square of your height in metres.
For example: (i) 55kg Ã· 1.552 = 55 Ã· 2.4025 = 22.9
(ii) 95kg Ã· 1.82 = 95 Ã· 3.24 = 29.3
Check your answer against these ranges:
Underweight below: 18.5
Normal: 18.5 â€“ 24.9
Overweight: 25 â€“ 29.9
Obese: Over 30.
Parasites or worms in the gut or emotional issues can make people overeat. Also, a disruption of organ function or gland imbalance can cause this too. When we eat too much meat, for example, we can inflame the stomach lining which causes excess heat in the stomach itself. This heat makes you want to eat more.
Sugary, carbohydrate foods and sweets raise the level of the feel-good chemical in your body. The trouble with eating high-sugar foods is that sugar enters your blood stream very quickly and causes a rush of insulin along with a rush of serotonin. If there is a sudden rise in sugar levels, the insulin breaks it down very quickly, leading to a drop in both sugar and endorphins. This leaves you feeling worse than before and you may reach for more sugary foods to boost your mood, setting up a cycle of food cravings, weight gain, fatigue and mood swings, which is hard to break.
When we eat food, glucose from the digestive breakdown of food is absorbed into your gut and blood. The body takes what it requires and then produces insulin to lower glucose levels back to normal, converting the excess glucose to a compound called glycogen which is stored by the liver.
On a healthy diet, this process works perfectly but excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates, particularly sugary foods, upsets the balance and everything starts to go haywire. Your body has to produce increasing amounts of insulin to break down the sugars. Eventually, you become resistant to the insulin and instead of converting excess glucose into glycogen, it turns to fat. You are then caught in a vicious cycle, where the more unstable your sugar levels, the more prone you will be to craving sweets and unrefined carbohydrates like bread.
An imbalance of insulin can often be the root cause of over weight. Too much sugar causes glucose intolerance in the body, and when you are overweight you break down sugar less effectively.
Fad diets, or yo-yo dieting, wonâ€™t help you lose weight in the long term. You may get some short term weight loss but it will be virtually impossible to sustain. This is because, the rate at which food is broken down and used by your body â€“ a process called thermogenesis â€“ is weakened by the stress of constant dieting, making it virtually impossible for you to lose weight and keep if off. Instead of fad or yo-yo diet, get back on track through
– A supervised detox programme;
– Eat a healthy, balanced diet that is high in nutrients;
– Eat little and often to keep your blood sugar levels stable; reduce food cravings and get on the right path;
– Choose foods that keep sugar levels stable;
– Get more active. Exercise as an essential long term weight management tool and ingredient for a healthy, happy life;
– Cut down on salt and drink lots of water to reduce fluid retention;
– Make breakfast and lunch the biggest meals of the day as you are more likely to be active during the day and burn off the calories;
– The herbs – cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, cardamom (all found in the Body Perfect Cleansing Cocktail) help to stimulate thermogens (the rate at which food is broken down) and promote weight loss; and,
– Make sure you get enough good quality sleep. Sleep deprivation increases the risk of unhealthy eating and weight gain.
If you eat the same foods every day, for years, in many cases you can often become sensitive to those very foods. The foods that we crave for are mostly the same ones that lead to weight gain. It is a vicious cycle.
If you are food intolerant, a delayed immune response occurs in your body. This can happen over several hours or days after the offending food is ingested. Side effect to these foods can be from irritable bowel to symptoms like skin eruptions, ulcerations in the mouth and even tiredness etc.
Food intolerance can also have an almost negative effect on the assimilation of nutrients, digestive organ function and weight management. The more common foods such as wheat, dairy, sugar and corn are often implicated as food intolerance triggers, simply because many of us eat too much of these foods.
They can be found in many pre-packaged foods. The problem is, when you eat foods to which you are intolerant everyday, you cause a drastic slowdown of metabolism.
Solution: Always rotate your foods; if you eat a food today, try not to eat it again for say three to four days. This way, you may prevent food intolerances.
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