Daily Archives: January 11, 2016

WHY YOU CAN’T STOP EATING FAST FOOD

 

This is far more than some philosophical discussion. America is standing at a precipice. Three-quarters of the population is overweight or obese … and those numbers are growing every day. Our health care system is going broke, the average 9 year old child in our country has half their arteries closed by fat, people are having heart attacks in their thirties, diabetes in their twenties. This research, which began as an interesting article, quickly became an imperative. Here is what I found:
As I discuss in my book, Why We Eat… and why we keep eating, there are numerous ways in which the body signals the brain to switch the appetite center off and on.
Sugary foods trigger an endorphin reaction, which, as we have explained previously induces feelings of euphoria. Sugary foods, and foods high on the glycemic scale, also signal the release of insulin, which causes food cravings. Foods high in saturated fats trigger endorphin release, while foods low in saturated fat trigger the release of CCK, a hormone that signals the brain to shut down the appetite center. Omega-3 fatty acids in fish curb the appetite. Monosaturated fats in olive oil, nuts, and free-ranging animals curb the appetite. Fiber expands the stomach that turns off the appetite. Chocolate is a powerful endorphin trigger.
Now comes new research by Dr. Alan Hirsch, M.D., a neurologist and founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, in Chicago. Dr. Hirsch has uncovered some amazing facts. He explains that the taste and smell of the foods we eat can effectively turn off the appetite center in the brain. His research showed that certain smells caused overweight people to reduce their cravings, and therefore eat less. He found that foods cooked with aromatic ingredients like garlic, onions, herbs and spices satisfy the appetite more completely.
So, lets combine what we know concerning fast food. First, they are high in saturated fat, which is one of the strongest endorphin releasers. Two, sugar, another endorphin trigger, is used liberally in fountain drinks and shakes. Three, all breads and buns contain gluten, another famous endorphin trigger. Four, many of the foods (think French fries) are high on the glycemic scale. Five, most of the foods available in fast food chains are not cooked with any of the spices (see above) that signal the satiety center in the brain to shut down the appetite.
Fast food chains use all of the available tricks to get you to eat their fare … and to keep eating. We have to fight back with the knowledge of how they do it, and to have ready alternatives at hand. My book, Why We Eat… and why we keep eating, provides you with the information and the motivation to use the information! There’s a synergy that occurs when you’ve got the info, the inspiration, and the supplements that minimize your appetite so you can regain control of your diet and your life. Our proprietary line of products can help you to get and keep control of your appetite and rev up your metabolism so you can lose weight even when you’re not on an exercise program.

ULTIMATE FAT BURNERS

 

Yes, it’s not only possible, it’s proven! You can burn fat without exercising. But you’ll do even better if you add just a workout to your daily routine. Here are the very best fat-burners we’ve seen:
Thyroid boost: When you consume less calories, the body slows down metabolism making fat loss that much more difficult Levels of thyroid hormone, which help support metabolism, drop off when calories decline. The following three products support thyroid levels so you can continue burning the maximum calories while dieting.
1 ) Phosphates. Phosphates salts of sodium, calcium, potassium keep thyroid levels up while dieting. A study showed that women eating as few as 1,000 calories per day increased their metabolism by 12%-19% when taking a supplement that consisted of sodium phosphate 25mg., potassium phosphate 107 mg., and calcium phosphate 537 mg. Several manufactures offer this balanced supplement: MuscleTech Caffeine-free Hydroxycut, FSI Nutrition Phosphate Edge.
2) 7-Keto. This is a precursor to DHEA that supports thyroid levels. A study showed that overweight women taking 200 mg. daily lost more weight than those not taking the supplement.
3) Guggulsterone. This is a plant derivate common to India that supports thyroid hormones. Guggulsterone has been used for hundreds of years in Asia as a weight-loss remedy. It helps burn fat and can help lower cholesterol. Take 500 mg. daily
Thermogensís.
Mildly increasing core body temperature, causing more calories to be burned rather than stored as fat. When dieting, thermogensís often declines. The following four ingredients help.
1) Capsicum. Red pepper. They incite the sympathetic nervous system, causing the body to burn more calories. Research shows that peppers boost metabolic rate. 100 mg. three times a day.
2) Green tea. Green tea contains a small amount of caffeine, which increases calorie expenditure. But it is the polyphenols that stimulate calories burning brown fat that surrounds the organs and spinal column. Combining green tea and caffeine boosts the metabolic rate and thus fat-burning potential for a full day. Green tea also contains antioxidants that prevent the development of some forms of cancer. Dosage: 400-mg. daily.
3) Citrus Aurantium. Also called bitter orange or Zhi shi, this fruit is common to Asia. Extracts stimulate special parts of the nervous system called beta-3 receptors, resulting in calorie-burning. It burns calories without “wiring” you. It prolongs the effects of caffeine. One study showed that caffeine and citrus Aurantium added to the herb St. John’s wart was extremely effective in shedding fat. Dosage: 15 mg. daily.
4) Forskolin. The main ingredient of the herb Coleus Forskolin, it initiates fat-burning by activating an enzyme called adenylate cyclase, which encourages
5) the use of fat for fuel. It is a member of the mint family and is used in herbal medicines to treat indigestion and some heart aliments. Dosage: 30 mg. daily
Herbs
1 ) Fenugreek. This is an herb that may control the rise in blood sugar associated with eating. Controlling blood sugar levels helps you stay out of a fat-storing mode and keeps your appetite under wraps. Dosage 500 mg. twice daily.
2) Yohimbe. Is an herb derived from the Carynanthe yohimbe tree common in West Africa. It blocks the release of alpha-adrenergic fat-cell receptors, which in turn upgrades fat-burning. Dosage: 20-30 mg. daily
3) Garlic. Garlic is known as stinking rose. It stimulates adrenaline and UCP (uncoupling proteins). UCPs are located in brown fat, the metabolically active fat surrounding the spine. UCPs cab increase calorie-burning. Garlic may help regulate blood-sugar levels, preventing the crash from eating carbs. Dosage: fresh garlic daily.
4) Calcium. Dietary calcium triggers hormones that prevent fat production and boost fat breakdown. Calcium helps control body weight by reducing the amount of fat absorbed after meals. Non-fat dairy products (stick to the cheese and yogurt – many are allergic to milk) help maintain blood sugar longer. Adequate calcium intake is important for bone health and weight control. And calcium, it seems, helps overweight individuals lose weight primarily from their waistlines. Dosage 200 mg. daily.