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Two out of five will quit within the first seven days, and only one in five will make it three months (1).

Of those who do manage to stick to their diets and lose weight after a few months, the majority—80 to 90 percent—will regain all their weight and more. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity adds even more pessimism to these diet fail numbers. Researchers found that only three percent of subjects maintained their weight loss after five years (2). Most had bounced back to where they started, or worse, gained weight.
                    

What’s wrong with diets? Why don’t they work?

The weight cycling problem stems from the very way diet is defined. It usually refers to a temporary change with an end in sight—a fad. Instead of steady, healthy weight loss, many turn to unhealthy fad diets for immediate gratification. While weight may be lost rapidly with most fad diets, it’s likely to creep back on once normal eating resumes. Weight regain is not simply due to lack of willpower, as some claim. There are real physical consequences of fad dieting that set dieters up for failure. Here’s a look at four ways fad diets alter body physiology, and why it’s almost impossible to maintain weight loss on these diets:
Diet Fail Reason #1:

Muscle loss.

Restrictive fad diets put the body in a catabolic state, which causes tissue breakdown that affects both fat and muscle. The typical dieter engaging in calorie restriction loses 75 percent of their weight as fat and 25 percent as muscle (3). Dieting can have an even more drastic impact on muscle status. Dieters may be impressed with the quick weight loss on a typical fad diet; however, a majority of it could be muscle mass
Diet Fail Reason #2:

Slow metabolism.

Muscle is a metabolically active tissue, meaning it takes more energy (calories) to be maintained. Fad diets that result in muscle loss ultimately reduce metabolism, making it difficult to maintain weight loss. Additionally, strictly reducing calorie intake slows down metabolism in an effort to conserve energy—a mechanism that helped humans survive through times of famine. When metabolism slows and the body becomes more efficient at using energy, it doesn’t burn the calories needed to reach weight-loss goals and instead encourages weight gain.
Diet Fail Reason #3:

Depriving the body of essential nutrients.

Fad diets are often devoid of essential vitamins and minerals, which may lead to significant side effects—including irritability, headaches, mood swings, mental fatigue, and digestive upset—and serious long-term consequences. For example, extremely low-fat diets can interfere with
absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Low-fat dieters commonly lack adequate amounts of essential fatty acids needed for many organ systems in the body including heart and brain.

Diet Fail Reason #4:

Poor satiety.

Satiety (feeling full) is regulated by appetite hormones, namely leptin and ghrelin. Leptin is produced by fat cells and sends signals to the brain to reduce food intake when a person is full. Ghrelin is known as the “hunger hormone” and is produced primarily by the stomach and intestinal tract and initiates the cascade of events that signal hunger. According to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine, the off-and-on experience for dieters may be due in part to the persistence of hormones that drive the urge to eat (4). Perhaps even more surprising, alterations in appetite hormones were still seen in dieters a year after restrictive dieting.
Despite that, the failure of dieting has not stopped dieters from trying. In fact for 2014, the weight-loss industry is predicted to be worth $60.5 billion (5).
While fad diets claim to be the solution to sustained weight loss, science supports healthy lifestyle changes and balanced diets people can adhere to long term.
Ditch fad diets and commit to a healthy lifestyle for weight loss that can be maintained.

And remember, if you have any questions at all, I am always here to talk or simply Click here to email with your questions and I will reply to you.

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Margaret McNamara

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REFERENCES
1. UK Department of Healthy. National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Retrieved on December 11, 2014 from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/
uploads/attachment_data/file/216484/dh_128550.pdf.
2. Kramer FM, et al. Long-term follow-up of behavioral treatment for obesity: Patterns of weight regain among men and women. Int J Obesity, 1989:13(2);123-36.
3. Varady K. Intermittent versus daily calorie restriction: which diet regimen is more effective for weight loss. Obes Rev, 2011.
4. Sumithran P, Prendergast LA, Delbridge E, et al. Long-tern persistence of hormonal adaptations to weight loss. New Eng J Med, 2011:365:1597-1604.
5. Bharat Book Bureau. The US weight loss market: 2014 status report and forecast. Retrieved on December 11, 2014 from www.prneswire.com
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Ah, the visual joy of weight loss—your face is more defined, your belly no longer protrudes over the waist of your pants, and parts that used to jiggle are now toned. On the outside, fat loss seems like a fairly simple process. However, what happens in your body during weight loss involves an intricate web of metabolic changes that include structural transformation of fat cells, the breakdown and use of fat for energy, as well as changes in hormone production.

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How does fat loss occur when you incorporate Cleanse Days (a combination of intermittent fasting with herbs and vitamins that support detoxification) into your routine? To understand, we’ll have to start with the basics…

Getting to know fat

Adipose tissue—or body fat—is comprised of millions of fat cells, also called adipocytes, with the average adult having around 40 billion. The weight of adipose tissue is about 20 percent of body weight, making it one of the biggest organs in the body.

Fat can be defined by where it’s found in the body: subcutaneous fat is located just below the surface of the skin while visceral fat is found in the abdominal cavity, surrounding the internal organs. Furthermore, there are two types of adipose tissue: white and brown. White adipose tissue is primarily used as an energy reserve and brown adipose tissue functions to generate heat.

Adipose tissue is a metabolically active organ rather than just an inert mass as many may have guessed. In fact, each depot of the organ even receives its own vascular and nerve supply.

Adipose tissue has been identified as an endocrine organ because of its production of hormones known as adipokines. These signaling proteins influence several important functions including glucose and lipid metabolism, blood coagulation, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and steroid hormone modulation (1). Excessive adipose tissue has been shown to disrupt the normal endocrine functions of fat cells and can negatively affect health through insulin resistance, abnormal blood lipids, and even increased cardiovascular disease risk.

Leptin is an adipokine that regulates hunger and appetite by telling the brain, “I’m full!” Although intuition may assume that leptin levels would be low in obese individuals due to chronically excessive food intake, the opposite is true. Leptin has been shown to be tightly related to fat cell size: the bigger the adipocyte, the greater the expression of leptin (2).

This would mean that obese persons are constantly feeling full, right? Wrong. Obesity is associated with resistance to the effects of leptin on the brain appetite centers, so they actually end up having an impaired response that doesn’t indicate fullness. This exemplifies how complex the relationship is between adipose tissue and the endocrine system.

The adipose tissue in obese individuals are both greater in number and size than in lean individuals, and the tissue contains a much higher percentage of macrophages. As a result of storing excessive amounts of fat, the stressed adipose cells release inflammation inducing factors and undergo apoptosis. This low level sustained inflammation causes tissues to become resistant to insulin, the first step in developing diabetes.

Fat cells increase in size, then in number

When energy balance becomes positive (meaning there are more calories consumed than burned), the adipose organ increases, particularly in the amount of white adipose tissue. White adipocytes undergo hypertrophy (increase in volume) followed by hyperplasia (increase in number).

It’s been proposed that adipocytes have a maximum volume, referred to as “critical cell size” that may be genetically determined (3). This means that fat cells can only get so big. Once they reach their critical cell size, they trigger production of new adipocytes. In other words, your existing fat cells are filled until they reach their capacity (much like a balloon) and then signal the body to make more fat cells.

You are more likely to make additional fat cells at certain times in your life. Research has shown that the natural production of fat cells steadily increases during childhood and levels off in early adulthood (4). Although more research is needed, this could indicate that children who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults and experience greater difficulties in trying to achieve weight loss.

How the body burns fat

When energy balance is negative in the body (meaning there are more calories being burned than consumed), the hormones that access stored fuel are increased, namely glucagon. In short, the body flips from an energy-storing state to an energy-burning state.

First, the body will burn stored carbohydrate, also known as glycogen, which is found mostly in the liver and muscles. Once the glycogen energy reserve has been exhausted, the body breaks down fat in a process called lipolysis.

What happens to fat cells during weight loss?

During negative energy balance such as on Cleanse Days, the body will use the fat for fuel causing the fat cells to shrink in size. As fat cells decrease in size, so too does the amount of signaling molecules produced. Over time, this re-establishment of normal endocrine function can be immensely beneficial for health including decreasing the molecules that induce inflammation.

Additionally, fat loss accompanied by adequate intake of optimal nutrition—such as  vitamins (B vitamins, vitamins C and E), minerals (selenium, zinc, copper), and other bioactive nutrients including coenzyme Q10 and polyphenols—support the detoxification systems of the body in the removal of toxins.

It is interesting to note that fat cells have the ability to shrink but rarely decrease in number. However, during fat loss, cells can decrease as much as 400 percent in size! For many, this morphological transformation supported by dietary interventions such as Cleanse Days means more than just a slimmer appearance; it can improve health and even add years of quality life.

 

And remember, if you have any questions at all, I am always here to talk or simply Click here to email with your questions and I will reply to you.

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Margaret McNamara

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References

1.    Rossmeislova L, Malisova L, Kracmerova J, Stich V. Adaptation of human adipose tissue to hypocaloric diet. Int J Obes (Lond) 2013;37:640-50. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.80

2.    Skurk T, Alberti-Huber C, Herder C, Hauner H. Relationship between adipocyte size and adipokine expression and secretion. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2007;92:1023-33.

3.    Cinti S. The adipose organ at a glance. Dis Model Mech 2012;5:588-94.

4.    Spalding KL, Arner E, Westermark PO et al. Dynamics of fat cell turnover in humans. Nature2008;453:783-7. doi: 10.1038/nature06902

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Worried you might eat too much during the holiday season? Following the festivities with one or two Cleanse Days is an effective way to get back on track by compensating for the extra calories eaten. Results from a recent study show just that.

In a recent randomized trial on 107 middle-aged women who were overweight or obese, researchers compared intermittent calorie restriction – similar to Cleanse Days – with continuous calorie restriction (dieting). It was one of the first human trials to ever compare the two weight-management strategies. At the end of the six months, the researchers found that both groups were comparable in total weight loss and improvements in several risk markers for Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and several cancers. However, the intermittent calorie restriction group appeared to have greater improvements in insulin sensitivity and oxidative stress markers.

The study assigned the women to consume either a continuous calorie-restricted diet (25 percent below estimated requirements daily) or a intermittent calorie restriction diet that restricted calories by 75 percent for two days a week. The other five days followed the estimated requirements for weight maintenance.

The women in the calorie-restricted group followed a Mediterranean-type diet. The diet contained 30 percent calories from fat (most being monosaturated fat like olive oil, as found in IsaLean Shake), 45 percent calories from low-glycemic carbohydrates, and 25 percent calories from protein. The intermittent calorie-restrictions group followed the same diet, but only for two days consumed only 492 to 541 calories each day – that’s not quite as low in calories as the average Cleanse Day of about 150 calories daily, but it’s pretty close.

The increased insulin sensitivity from intermittent calorie restriction may be related to the significant decrease of insulin in the body during a one or two day reduced intake calories, which was followed by regular calorie intake. Insulin sensitivity is seen as good as the opposite, insulin resistance, is a major risk factor for the development of Type 2 Diabetes. There is an association with obesity and insulin resistance, with insulin resistant individuals usually having more body fat.

Magnetic resonance images of two women, one with obesity on the left and one with a normal weight on the right, clearly show how excess body fat (in yellow), especially visceral fat (around the middle), puts strain on internal organs such as the heart. Ref: Nat Geo 2004.

The authors wrote that intermittent calorie restriction “may be offered as an equivalent alternative to” dieting “for weight loss and reducing disease risk.”

For those on an Isagenix system, these findings support the importance of Cleanse Days. They may offer similar if not more benefits than regular dieting and weight loss. Unlike normal fasting or intermittent calorie restriction, drinking Cleanse for Life also supports nutritional, antioxidant protection, and detoxification to the body in form of its herbs, vitamins, and minerals.

Cleanse Day In 3 Easy Steps

  1. Drink 113 grams of Cleanse for life (liquid or powder) four times daily with or followed by purified water.
  2. Drink at least 8 glasses of purified water
  3. Take 2 Natural Accelerators and up to 6 Fibre Snacks per day to curbs cravings and boost fat burning.

And remember, if you have any questions at all, I am always here to talk or simply Click here to email with your questions and I will reply to you.

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Margaret McNamara

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Reference

Harvie MN, et al. “The effects of intermittent or continuous energy restriction on weight loss and metabolic disease risk markers: a randomized trial in young overweight women.” Int J Obes (Lond) 35.5 (2011): 714-27.

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It’s time to say something about scales. What exactly does the scale tell you? And what doesn’t it tell you? The truth: it’s really just about weight. It doesn’t tell you what exactly that weight represents in your body.

Scales can’t be trusted as a determinant of health. It’s possible to weigh less, yet still be unhealthy. For this reason, the scale is not what you should be focusing on when trying to improve your health.

Crash dieting leads to a slow metabolism

There’s a common rule of thumb about dieting that everyone should know: for every kilo of body fat loss, a person generally loses anywhere from 56.70grams to 113.40grams of fat-free mass—a small chunk—that’s made up of mostly muscle, liver or muscle glycogen (a stored carbohydrate), bone, and water (1, 2). However, certain diets can increase the amount of fat-free mass that is lost. An example of this is with “crash dieting,” when people go on extremely low-calorie diets. In the end, they end up losing a lot of weight, but it’s usually at the expense of a significant amount of muscle and bone (1, 2).

Muscle and bone are principal factors in influencing basal metabolic rate, which means that any loss leads to fewer calories burned daily (3). Supposing that after a crash diet a person returns to old eating habits, the result is going to be rapid weight gain (1). Unfortunately, due to a messed up metabolism from bone and muscle loss, weight loss becomes harder to achieve.

There’s a way out of this downward spiral of “weight loss cycling“ and it involves getting strong and staying strong during weight loss. The goal is, ultimately, changing body composition. Some may have said in the past that it’s just not possible, but evidence from the scientific literature is suggesting otherwise—that you can burn fat while maintaining and building muscle (5-6).

Losing weight versus getting fit

It’s wrong to say that diet is more important than physical activity, or vice versa. For health and quality weight loss, they are equal sides of a coin. Because while it’s true that (in most cases) diet is by far going to be the greatest factor in the “calories in/calories out” equation, exercise is the greatest contributor to keeping or building stronger muscle and bones. For this reason it’s argued by some that exercise becomes even more important when losing weight.

When it comes to exercise for healthy weight loss, resistance training is best, lifting weights in particular. The “why” is simple: resistance training puts pressure on muscle and bones, stimulating adaptation (3). If you really want to spur adaptation, try resistance training at a high intensity (bringing heart rate up 80 to 90 percent of your maximum heart rate) (4).

Staying stronger takes protein and nutrition

As important as exercise for adaptation, is nutrition. To put it metaphorically, a house or building just can’t be built (or built well) without the right materials in the right amounts and at the right time. Muscle and bone growth and remodeling can not occur after resistance training without nutrients, including protein and calcium, or the right fuel in the form of sufficient dietary calories consumed each day.

The dietary goal for a person losing weight should be to provide correct dosages of nutrients at the right time to optimize preservation of lean mass.

Steady weight loss (as opposed to what happens on a crash diet) combined with resistance training and regular intake of protein, calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, and other nutrients help to preserve lean mass (5-9).

For lean mass preservation, the quality of nutrients matters, too, as is the case of protein. Depending on its source, the quality of dietary protein can vary. For example, whey protein is shown in studies to outrank other sources of protein for muscle growth because it’s rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) that stimulate protein synthesis. Whey protein is also absorbed more quickly and it’s more easily incorporated into tissues (10-13).

Building muscle and bone may seem counter intuitive for someone who simply wants to see a difference on the scale. After all, muscle and bone weigh more than fat. But muscle and bone have a greater density in comparison to body fat, so lend less to size.

Don’t focus solely on losing weight. A healthy, toned body can be achieved through a true body composition transformation.

And remember, if you have any questions at all, I am always here to talk or simply Click here to email with your questions and I will reply to you.

Regards,

Margaret McNamara

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References

  1. Heymsfield SB, et al. Weight loss composition is one-fourth fat-free mass: a critical review and critique of this widely cited rule. Obesity Reviews. 2014;15(4)310-31
  2. Hughes VA, et al. Longitudinal changes in body composition in older men and women: role of body weight change and physical activity. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002;76:473-81.
  3. Wolfe R. The underappreciated role of muscle in health. Muscle in Health and Disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;84:475–82.
  4. Gibala MJ1, Jones AM. Physiological and performance adaptations to high-intensity interval training. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2013;76:51-60.
  5. Westerterp-Plantenga MS, et al. Dietary protein – its role in satiety, energetics, weight loss and health. Br J Nutr. 2012 Aug;108 Suppl 2:S105-12.
  6. Soenen S, et al. Normal Protein Intake Is Required for Body Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance, and Elevated Protein Intake for Additional Preservation of Resting Energy Expenditure and Fat Free Mass. J Nutr, 2013.
  7. Acheson KJ. Diets for body weight control and health: the potential of changing the macronutrient composition. Eur J Clin Nutr, 2012
  8. Jesudason D, et al. Comparison of 2 weight-loss diets of different protein content on bone health: a randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Nov;98(5):1343-52.
  9. Jesudason D, et al. B-vitamins and bone in health and disease: the current evidence. Proc Nutr Soc. 2014 Feb 26:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Phillips SM et al. The role of milk- and soy-based protein in support of muscle protein synthesis and muscle protein accretion in young and elderly persons. J Am Coll Nutr. 2009;28(4):343-54.
  11. Hulmi JJ et al. Effect of protein/essential amino acids and resistance training on skeletal muscle hypertrophy: A case for whey protein. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2010 Jun 17;7:51.
  12. Pennings B et al. Amino acid absorption and subsequent muscle protein accretion following graded intakes of whey protein in elderly men. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012;302:E992-E999.
  13. Pennings B et al. Whey protein stimulates postprandial muscle protein accretion more effectively than do casein and casein hydrolysate in older men. Am J Clin Nutr, 2011;93: 997-1005.

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Our bodies are designed to be able to process and remove toxins via key elimination channels including our liver, kidneys and digestive system. 

While it’s not something many of us talk freely about, your stools—their appearance and frequency—say a lot about you and detoxification!

The state of your stool can give you some clues about:

  • What’s going on inside your digestive tract
  • Excess stress on the liver or gallbladder
  • Infection
  • Shifts in hormonal balance
  • Mental or emotional disorders

What a Healthy Bowel Movement Looks Like

In 1997, a researcher and professor at the University of Bristol named Kenneth Heaton created the Bristol stool scale. Heaton and his colleagues suggested that stool size and consistency are two useful ways to measure transit time.

Transit time describes the amount of time it takes accumulated waste to move through the intestinal tract. One of the most important factors that affects transit time is your inner ecosystem—or the communities of microbes living in the small and large intestine.

According to the Bristol stool scale, healthy elimination is:

  • Long
  • Smooth
  • Soft, without cracks

Small, hard lumps or cracked, lumpy stool are signs of constipation—or slow transit time. Even if you have a bowel movement every day, you may be slightly constipated if your stool is released in small, hard lumps.

Watery stool with undigested bits of food or stool that is released in small, formless blobs is classified as diarrhoea—and this indicates fast transit time. If you have fast transit time and eliminate multiple times a day, but your stool is well-formed, you do not have diarrhoea.

4 Important Stool Rules

Chinese medicine and the language used in Chinese medicine give us a little more insight into stool analysis. Chinese medicine uses the principles of excess and emptiness to understand the body.

  1. Constipation with Signs of Excess:

Constipation that is the result of excess is accompanied by other signs of heat within the body. This includes:

  • Stool with a strong, foul smell
  • Red eyes
  • A tongue coating that is dry and yellow

Another sign of excess is when stools are difficult to pass—this is a sure sign that the liver is congested.

When the liver is congested and when the bowels are congested with signs of heat, it is a good time to do a detox.

  1. Constipation with Signs of Emptiness:

Constipation that is the result of emptiness or deficiency and is accompanied by signs of coldness. In this case, the body doesn’t have the energy that it needs to fully eliminate.

Signs of coldness with constipation include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fullness after eliminating
  • Cold flesh beneath the belly button

An example of a condition that often involves constipation with emptiness is hypothyroidism, when the thyroid is underactive and the body’s metabolism suffers.

This would be a good time to nourish the body with restorative, nutrient-dense foods that rebuild your energy reserves so that detoxification is effective.

  1. Diarrhoea with Signs of Excess: 

Like constipation, you will see signs of heat with diarrhoea if there is excess, and it’s time to cleanse.

These signs of heat with loose stools include:

  • Pain while eliminating
  • A strong, foul smell
  • Mucus or blood in the stools
  • A burning sensation
  • Flatulence, or “passing gas” that has a strong odor
  • Bloated belly and rumbling sound

Parasites, food poisoning, and Crohn’s disease are examples of diarrhoea related to excess in the body. In this case, it is important to remove common dietary irritants like wheat gluten, milk casein, and added sugar. Foods that cool, rebuild, nourish and soothe the lining of the gut are key and should be consumed prior to detoxification.

  1. Diarrhoea with Signs of Emptiness:

When the body runs low on energy or is chronically exhausted, loose stools or diarrhoea will be accompanied by signs of emptiness. Sometimes this exhaustion is constitutional. This means it begins in childhood, and there are also signs of a weak immune system, like frequent infections.

Diarrhoea with signs of emptiness include:

  • An absence of smell when eliminating
  • Diarrhoea early in the morning, often with undigested bits of food
  • Urgency
  • Abdominal pain

When the stools are loose and watery with other signs of emptiness, it’s important to think longer-term by firstly repairing and nourishing digestive health before doing a detox.

The most important organ for detoxification is the liver – known as the body’s fliter and purfication system. Repeated exposure to various toxins can contribute to adverse health effects such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, weight gain and chronic health issues.

Excess belly fat (visceral fat) can be stored as fat-soluble toxins in fat cells where they are protected from the body’s detoxification systems and linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders.

 Find out if you are in need of a detox!

Click here to download your FREE PRINTABLE DETOX QUESTIONNAIRE!

This short questionnaire will highlight the health of your digestive system including your liver and your exposure to chemical, allergen and heavy metals.

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Cleansing is one of the many reasons that the Natural Body Cleanse Diet is different from other “diets”. In fact, diet is really the wrong word to use to describe it. The Natural Body Cleanse Diet offers a collection of systems that can be customized to your own health goals and adopted as a lifestyle, meaning these are habits and tools you’ll have for the long haul. Cleansing is one of those habits within a Natural Body Cleanse Diet lifestyle.

Recent scientific findings are leading nutritional researchers to believe that this practice of “cleansing”—a combination of intermittent fasting with herbs and vitamins that support detoxification—provides surprising health benefits.

A body of evidence in both animals and humans has been steadily building to support cleansing in combination with herbal supplementation and calorie restriction as a foundation for weight control, appetite regulation, improved insulin sensitivity, brain health, cell and tissue maintenance, and detoxification.

1. Weight Control

        

One of the first things that people notice when they embark on Cleanse Days is the weight loss. Studies on intermittent fasting have shown that it is just as an effective approach for weight loss as compared to cutting calories (1). In one study, overweight women who fasted intermittently for six months lost more weight than women who restricted their calories each day (2).

2. Reset Food Cravings

It would seem that after a day of not eating, one would be more likely to gorge on food when it was re-introduced. Not so. Evidence suggests that when intermittent fasting becomes a habit, less food is commonly eaten during normal calorie days (3). Some theories imply that this could be due to shrinking of the stomach on fast days so that you are less likely to overindulge at meal time. Along the same concept, Cleanse Days practically erase any previous food cravings.

3. Reset Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin sensitivity—how well insulin does its job of ushering glucose in the blood (after eating food) into the appropriate body tissues where it is used for energy—also looks to be “reset” by fasting. One study showed that healthy men who fasted for 20 hours every other day for 15 days had increased rates of glucose uptake, signifying improved insulin sensitivity and better blood sugar control (4).

4. Brain Protection

     

Research on fasting’s effect on brain and mood has so far been done on animals, but the results are still promising. It appears that fasting stimulates the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which increases the resistance of brain neurons to degeneration and preserves learning and memory (5). Fasting has also shown to be beneficial in the brain for stimulating growth of new brain neurons, called neurogenesis (6). When levels of BDNF increase, so do levels of serotonin, otherwise known as the “feel good” neurotransmitter (7). This could help explain why one study among aging men found that after two-day fasts, their moods and perceptions of quality of life were improved (8).

5. Time for the Body to go to Work–On Itself

One of the most important defense mechanisms the body has to guard itself against aging is a process called autophagy (8). Autophagy can be thought of as the body doing its own internal “housekeeping” so that all organ systems and processes continue to run smoothly. Old, damaged cell components are repaired or discarded so that cells can continue to function optimally. Autophagy in the body decreases as we age, so the body’s ability to self-help itself is reduced as well. Calorie restriction, including fasting, has been found to promote autophagy to repair the body’s cells (9). It’s as if the consumption of fewer calories allows the body to rest and to go into repair mode. This has been proposed to be the reason why calorie restriction and fasting have an “anti-aging” effect.

6. Detoxification

     

Lastly, there is the detoxification that can take place on Cleanse Days. Often misunderstood, improved detoxification (or the increased efficiency of phase 1, 2, and 3 enzyme systems) while on Cleanse Days may be one of the most fascinating parts of the scientific story behind Cleanse Days. Nutritional support in the form of antioxidant vitamins and botanicals is essential in the detoxification process because some toxins are produced as the result of free radical activity. Additionally, nutritional support is needed to counteract the oxidative damage caused by toxins.

Cleanse Days do more than just help you lose weight. As science has shown, cleansing benefits aspects of the entire body, helping it to repair, reset, and restore. By including Cleanse Days in your lifestyle, you are committing to living healthier and for longer.

And remember, if you have any questions at all, I am always here to talk or simply Click here to email with your questions and I will reply to you.

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Margaret McNamara

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References

1. Eshghinia S, Mohammadzadeh F. The effects of modified alternate-day fasting diet on weight loss and CAD risk factors in overweight and obese women. J Diabetes Metab Disord 2013;12:4.

2. Harvie MN, Pegington M, Mattson MP et al. The effects of intermittent or continuous energy restriction on weight loss and metabolic disease risk markers: a randomized trial in young overweight women. Int J Obes (Lond) 2011;35:714-27.

3. Varady KA, Hellerstein MK. Alternate-day fasting and chronic disease prevention: a review of human and animal trials. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:7-13.

4. Halberg N, Henriksen M, Soderhamn N et al. Effect of intermittent fasting and refeeding on insulin action in healthy men. J Appl Physiol 2005;99:2128-36.

5. Mattson MP. Energy intake, meal frequency, and health: a neurobiological perspective. Annu Rev Nutr 2005;25:237-60.

6. Mattson MP, Wan R. Beneficial effects of intermittent fasting and caloric restriction on the cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems. J Nutr Biochem 2005;16:129-37.

7. Martinowich K, Lu B. Interaction between BDNF and serotonin: role in mood disorders. Neuropsychopharmacology 2008;33:73-83.

8. Teng NI, Shahar S, Manaf ZA, Das SK, Taha CS, Ngah WZ. Efficacy of fasting calorie restriction on quality of life among aging men. Physiol Behav 2011;104:1059-64.

9. Bergamini E, Cavallini G, Donati A, Gori Z. The role of autophagy in aging: its essential part in the anti-aging mechanism of caloric restriction. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2007;1114:69-78.

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There’s no shortage of diet fads out there for losing weight quickly. Juicing and juice fasting is one that has been around for a while—its premise being to consume fresh-squeezed juice from fruits and vegetables daily or exclusively for a day or up to 10 days or more.

The problem is that the process of juicing extracts the nutrients and water from a vegetable or fruit and leaves behind the fibrous pulp. While the act of squeezing out some of the good stuff in fruits and vegetables—antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, etc.—screams healthy elixir, this processing also removes the nutrient-rich skin along with healthy fibre and a substantial amount of vitamins and minerals.

There is also one other major caveat: sugar is squeezed out, too.

Depending on what fruits and vegetables are chosen to juice, the sugar content can climb pretty high. Without the fibre to slow down absorption, drinking the juice can send blood sugar levels spiking and crashing, leading to feelings of extreme hunger, irritability, and fatigue.

For example, a juice containing three beets, two carrots, two stalks of celery, one cucumber, and one small apple is about 40 grams of sugar—compare that to the 39 grams of sugar in a 360ml coke! These high sugar amounts result in poor blood sugar control and increased risk of chronic disease over time.

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What’s not in a juice during a juice fast is another matter. If calories during a juice fast remain low, you’re sure to stimulate fat metabolism. But with that breakdown of fat, there will be release of toxins and your body will need certain nutrients to help properly detoxify. For example, some B vitamins and amino acids act as important co-factors for the detoxification process. Any juice fast lasting more than two days is also sure to lead to muscle breakdown because of lack of protein. Protein is vital for maintaining muscle while calories are being reduced, because any reduced-calorie diet, including juice fasts, can result in weight loss, but without proper protein, muscle will be lost as well.

Protein can be found in a variety of foods, but not all sources are created equal when it comes to absorption and supporting muscle growth and weight maintenance. Protein is made up of amino acids. There are 20 amino acids in all that we need; nine of which are labelled “essential” because the body cannot make them and they must be consumed through our diets. Foods that have all nine essential amino acids are called “complete” proteins. These include dairy, chicken, beef, fish and eggs. Foods that don’t have all nine essential amino acids are “incomplete” proteins – grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

  

For building muscle, whey protein reigns not only because its a complete protein, but also because it has a high concentration of branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s). BCAA’s – leucine, isoleucine and valine – can be absorbed readily to stimulate muscle growth, especially if consumed after exercise.

The right dose of whey protein (about 20 to 40 grams) can help you hold onto muscle mass as you lose weight. By nourishing muscle tissues, whey protein supports a healthy metabolism and stimulates fat loss more than other types of protein. It’s really a double-win situation.

In addition, getting adequate fibre – both soluble and insoluble fibre – is needed to help promote regularity, which is vital to overall detoxification goals. Juice fasts lasting a week or longer may actually hinder the elimination of toxins from your body because of lack of fibre.

Looking to obtain the benefits of cleaning up your diet, getting more fruit nutrients, and detoxification without the blood sugar spikes and under-nutrition?

Eating enough whole fruits and vegetables continues to be key, but try to skip the juice and avoid juice fasting. Remember, not all protein is created equal. You need the right kind, in the right amount, at the right time. When it comes to choosing a reliable, safe and convenient way to lose weight and cleanse safely, knowing how to use Natural Body Cleanse Diet is the key!

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The Fast Diet (5:2) (1), a UK best-selling book that has just been published in the U.S., promises that you can eat whatever you want, but still lose weight, and even live longer as long as you employ “intermittent fasting.”

How can you take advantage of the benefits of intermittent fasting without the drawbacks of the 5:2 diet approach that include eating too much, losing muscle, and not getting enough vitamins and minerals? Natural Body Cleanse Diet takes the guesswork out of intermittent fasting and how to do it right.

What you get with a Natural Body Cleanse Diet is intermittent fasting fully prepped for as Cleanse Days, which are part of a fully guided system that won’t leave you eating everything in sight one day followed by wanting to eat your own arm off the next. It means moderate calorie control and appropriate fasting with nutritional support on Cleanse Days,

The Fast Diet book outlines a 5:2 approach—unrestricted eating for five days of the week and two non-consecutive days spent fasting, which counts as 500 calories a day for women and 600 calories a day for men. That’s somewhat similar to the Natural Body Cleanse Diet plan, which encourages adoption of High-Quality Protein for five to six days and one or two Cleanse Days per week.

In their book, Dr. Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer do a fine job building a case for intermittent fasting as a method for better weight-control, improved health, and even longer life. They also discuss the findings of Dr. Valter Longo and Mark Mattson in rodents that show that calorie restriction and intermittent fasting can potentially protect the brain and increase lifespan.

 

However, the weight-loss plan has had critics putting up their warning signals and for good reason:

  • Eating whatever you want (and as much as you want) has its consequences. One of the biggest negatives is the endorsement to eat without restraint for five days. Eat anything you want! It may be harmful as people are given license to overeat and to eat the wrong types of foods as often as possible—think greasy hamburgers, French fries, and soft drinks as much as possible! Even two days of intermittent fasting can’t undo a lifetime of making unhealthy choices like these.

 

  • Potential muscle loss. When the body is taking in fewer calories, it goes into what’s called a catabolic state (meaning “breakdown”; the opposite is anabolic, which means “build-up”). Catabolism is fine for the breakdown of fat, but if calorie-deficient days are not followed up with the right type of muscle-building protein in the right amount, the result can be breakdown of muscle. Studies have found that during weight loss, a diet higher in quality protein preserves muscle mass more than a diet higher in carbohydrate (2). Research has also found that protein from dairy, such as whey, may be the superior protein for increased fat loss and muscle retention during weight loss (3).

 

  • Lack of complete nutrition. Adequate amounts of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) from our foods for optimal health is a challenge. Mainly because our fresh food sources take time to get to us and therefore lack adequate amounts of micronutrients. One study compared weight loss groups consuming either fresh, healthy foods for the majority of their diet or nutrient-rich meal replacement shakes and found that meal replacement shakes resulted in more weight loss, better improvement to health biomarkers, and better adherence based on the convenience of the shakes (4).

 

The Natural Body Cleanse Diet, unlike The Fast Diet (5:2), is also backed by clinical data showing that it leads to healthy weight loss, fat loss (without the muscle loss, especially if exercise is included), and better cardiovascular health. The end result is curbed food cravings, successful weight loss and maintenance, preservation of muscle mass, and finally, a long-term lifestyle that will get you healthier than ever before.

And remember, if you have any questions at all, I am always here to talk or simply Click here to email with your questions and I will reply to you.

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References

  1. Mosely M, Spencer M. The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer. Short Books, 2013.
  2. Wycherley TP, Brinkworth GD, Clifton PM, Noakes M. Comparison of the effects of 52 weeks weight loss with either a high-protein or high-carbohydrate diet on body composition and cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight and obese males. Nutr Diabetes 2012;2:e40.
  3. Josse AR, Atkinson SA, Tarnopolsky MA, Phillips SM. Increased Consumption of Dairy Foods and Protein during Diet- and Exercise-Induced Weight Loss Promotes Fat Mass Loss and Lean Mass Gain in Overweight and Obese Premenopausal Women. J Nutr 2011;141:1626-34.
  4. Klempel MC, Kroeger CM, Bhutani S, Trepanowski JF, Varady KA. Intermittent fasting combined with calorie restriction is effective for weight loss and cardio-protection in obese women. Nutr J 2012;11:98.

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If you are trying to manage your weight and you feel like your metabolism is holding you back, the good news is there are ways to manipulate your metabolism to make it more efficient.

1. Gaining more muscle

2. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIT) which is the right type of exercise

3. Supporting that muscle with the right kind and amount of protein, along with choosing other thermogenic foods can rev metabolism back up to high speed.

Metabolism is the rate at which food is converted to energy (calories) and used, aka burned, by the body. The human body is a complex machine with millions of processes going on at any given time. Each of these requires energy. The faster the body burns through energy, the less likely a person is to gain weight.

One thing to remember is that metabolism is actually the opposite of stagnant—it’s ever changing. Genetics play a part, but environmental factors also have a large influence. Most environmental factors are “short-term boosters”—meaning they increase your metabolism for a few hours. Certain foods and intense exercise are two examples of these. Conversely, by regularly choosing foods that increase metabolism, and working out at a high intensity, “short-term boosters” become “long-term boosters” and metabolism is continuously in high-gear.

1. Raising Your Metabolism Bar  

The biggest factor in increasing metabolism? Having more muscle. Since muscle is a metabolically active tissue, the more of it you have, the more energy it takes to maintain it, and the more calories you burn. You can think of muscle like a house constantly undergoing construction. Proteins within the muscle are continually being turned over and replaced. All of this uses energy and calories whether you’re in the gym or just watching your favourite TV show.

Resistance training is key for achieving muscle gains, since this will increase the rate of muscle turn-over and rebuilding (1). If you’re not familiar with the techniques of weight training, it may be best to focus on large muscle groups—chest, back, shoulders, and legs—for maximum metabolism results. In the gym, that means doing exercises that will train these areas specifically, such as the chest press (chest), lat pull down (back), shoulder press (shoulder), and squats (legs).

 2. Exercise Boost – Think High-Intensity Interval Training (HIT)

Apart from resistance training building more muscle, how else can you boost muscle-building and metabolism in the gym? Think intensity. Most people understand that exercise burns calories, but when people associate exercise with fat loss, they generally think of calories they are using in the moment. But the difference between exercise improving your metabolism over the short term (during exercise) as opposed to the long-term is intensity.

So take exercise intensity into account. If you are going to the gym for an hour or more, doing Zumba or other aerobic-style classes, or getting on the treadmill for 45 minutes, and see little changes to your body, you are not exercising hard enough. Exercise intensity not only determines the extent of muscle building and cardiovascular improvements, but it also determines how long and to what extent you’ll burn calories after you finish your workout (2).

The harder the activity, the faster and harder the heart beats to deliver oxygen and blood to muscle. When a person is exercising at 80 percent of their maximum capacity, they are exercising at “high intensity.” High-intensity exercise is shown clinically to raise metabolism, likely because it’s more difficult for the body to adapt to the exercise, so you end up burning the maximum amount of calories during and after your workout. If you haven’t already, you should incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIT) into your exercise regimen for metabolism-boosting effects that will last much longer than just during your workout.

3. Thermogenic Foods   

The best way to support muscle-building for long-term increases in metabolism is to feed your body protein. And you need a high-quality protein such as whey that’s been shown to be more effective for muscle-building than other proteins (3). In fact, foods rich in whey protein have even shown in studies to boost metabolism longer in comparison to other types of protein-rich foods like those containing soy (4).

When foods such as protein boost metabolism they are considered to be thermogenic, which means they require a high amount of calories just to be digested. The more calories used in the digestion process, the less that can be used by the body or stored as fat, and metabolism will increase.

In the case of protein, it takes 20 to 30 calories out of every 100 calories you eat of it just to be used on digestion. In comparison, it takes 5 to 10 calories out of every 100 calories of carbohydrate you eat for digestion, and 0 to 3 calories for fat (5). Eating meals higher in protein, such as IsaLean Pro with 36 grams of protein, will increase metabolism within the few hours following consumption. Another nutrient that achieves this is a good amount of fibre rich foods.

Its not just protein and fiber that have thermogenic properties, either. Green tea, black tea, and yerba mate all contain caffeine along with compounds called catechins that work to raise metabolism. e+ Natural Energy shot contains both green tea and yerba mate, supporting its ability to assist in weight management (6). Capsaicin, found in chilli peppers and cayenne pepper, is another thermogenic compound and helps to support weight management. (7).

In summary, rev your metabolism back up to high speed using these 3 simple ways for long lasting weight loss and energy.

And remember, if you have any questions at all, I am always here to talk or simply Click here to email me and I will reply to you.

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Margaret McNamara

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References:

  1. Effect of an acute period of resistance exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption: implications for body mass management. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2002 Mar;86(5):411-7. Epub 2002 Jan 29.
  2. Børsheim E, Bahr R. Effect of exercise intensity, duration and mode on post-exercise oxygen consumption. Sports Med, 2003;33(14):1037-60.
  3. Yang Y, Churchward-Venne TA, Burd NA, Breen L, Tarnopolsky MA, Phillips SM. Myofibrillar protein synthesis following ingestion of soy protein isolate at rest and after resistance exercise in elderly men. Nutr Metab (Lond) 2012;9:57.
  4. Acheson KJ, et al. Protein choices targeting thermogenesis and metabolism. Am J Clin Nutr 2011;93(3): 525-534.
  5. Ravn AM, Gregersen NT, Christensen R et al. Thermic effect of a meal and appetite in adults: an individual participant data meta-analysis of meal-test trials. Food Nutr Res 2013;57.
  6. Diepvens K, et al. Obesity and thermogenesis related to the consumption of caffeine, ephedrine, capsaicin, and green tea. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007;292(1):R77-85.
  7. Janssens PL, Hursel R, Martens EA, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Acute effects of capsaicin on energy expenditure and fat oxidation in negative energy balance. PLoS One 2013;8:e67786.

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If you go on a caloric restrictive diet and force yourself to exercise excessively, the body automatically turns down the heat production and drastically reduces energy production as a defense mechanism to conserve ‘fat’.  That’s why on strict diets, people generally feel cold and exhausted and tend to stop exercising after a while.

In many people who hit this weight loss plateau, there is usually a lot more visceral fat hidden deep inside.

You can’t see visceral fat and it’s more dangerous than thigh and buttocks fat. It hides around your liver and kidneys, intestines and reproductive system. Visceral fat clings to your vital organs. It can add 7 to 15 centimetres to your waist and hips.

Exercise programs claiming to get rid of muffin tops have forgotten about human biology. Fat oxidation (fat burn) by the body is unrelated to the particular muscles being worked. Fat is taken from throughout the body and used through a complex process to provide energy. No matter how hard you do these exercises, you will not budge the muffin top.  You can’t spot reduce fat.

Here’s the bottom line: You are exercising particular muscles. You are not exercising the fat that surrounds them. You are hardly affecting that fat at all. A solid hour of muffin top exercises in the gym uses less than 1 kilogram of fat (1). And that is fat from the whole body fat store, not just from around your hips. You can’t spot reduce fat. No matter how much the muscles ache, an insignificant amount of the energy burned comes from the fat surrounding them.

 

In fact, these exercises can actually make muffin tops worse. Over a period of months the exercises develop the targeted muscles; however, most of the overlying fat remains, while the muscles grow bigger. This is especially so with the obliques, those two muscular bulges at the sides that work to twist the body. The net effect is an increased waist, making the muffin top look even bigger.

Working with top modeling agencies who want their models to have hips the size of their bust and a waist 25 centimetres smaller than both, research shows that neither particular exercises nor starvation diets work. Exercises increase muffin tops and starvation strips off your subcutaneous fat (the fat that you can pinch) before touching visceral fat.

Starving and exercise targeted at muffin tops are useless for models, who depend on their looks for a living. Consuming quality proteins, such as Isagenix Isalean Pro every day, have helped many people lose fat in a healthy way including those in the modeling industry.

Thermogenesis

Thermogenesis means creation of heat. When you are not exercising, the body creates heat through activating a mechanism called brown-adipose-tissue (BAT). Activating BAT permits production of heat directly from body fat without going through the energy cycle or being burned in muscular activity (2). That is, you can lose body fat without moving a muscle, even while you sleep. Animals that hibernate, such as the grizzly bear, activate BAT to burn up to one quarter of their total bodyweight during winter without any exercise.

Most fad diet and exercise programs do not activate BAT—they do just the opposite. If you go on sudden food restriction yet force yourself to exercise excessively, the body automatically turns down heat production and drastically reduces energy production as a defense mechanism to conserve fat. That’s why strict dieters generally feel cold and exhausted, and tend to stop exercising after a while.

Scientists used to think that thermogenesis would not work for people, because, unlike bears, humans cannot hibernate. A hibernating bear can lose 136 kilograms of fat while it sleeps, as its body converts fat directly to BAT, which then creates the heat required to keep it from freezing over the winter. Recent technology, however, has allowed us to measure human BAT. Though not as efficient as bears, the body of a 40-year-old man or woman can make sufficient BAT to provide 15 percent of their total energy, and get all of it from body fat without any exercise (3).

There are four steps to activate thermogenesis to burn fat. You need to follow all of them carefully to succeed. Make them a habit along with IsaLean Pro and your muffin will slowly disappear.

Step 1: Increase Thermogenesis to Increase Fat Loss
The first and most important step in increasing thermogenesis is to use melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone that turns on in the brain for your sleep cycle. It’s no accident that bears turn on copious melatonin to activate BAT during the sleep of hibernation. In bears and humans, melatonin is essential to convert white body fat to BAT and heat (4).

After about age 20, melatonin declines in the human body. By age 40, it has declined by half. You can get some melatonin from almonds, sunflower seeds, coriander, cardamom, and mustard greens. Unless you eat a lot of them, however, it is insufficient to activate much BAT (5).

The alternative is to supplement with melatonin. But most melatonin pills do not work. About 90 percent are deactivated by digestive acids in the gut. A liquid melatonin spray is much better as it’s quickly absorbed so that it can more easily pass through the blood-brain barrier into the brain.

Step 2: Good Sleep Keeps Fat Loss Going 

Inadequate sleep disrupts BAT activity. So you have to get sufficient sleep (about 7 to 8 hours). To ensure an effective melatonin rhythm, sleep in the natural dark cycle rather than during daylight hours to optimize melatonin production. It can also help to sleep in a room at a cool temperature, which encourages heat production.

Don’t use your mobile phone or computer in bed. The wavelength of light used to backlight these devices effectively turns off your melatonin rhythm (6). Alternatively, you can get an app that changes the backlight wavelength so that it does not affect melatonin.

Step 3: Morning Thermogenesis Fat-Burning

To continue the thermogenesis and fat loss after you wake up in the morning, take the Isagenix E+Natural Energy Shot on an empty stomach. Its botanicals from green tea (especially the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)) and yerba mate may be even more effective than consuming a strong cup of coffee. (7,8).

Also, do some light exercise for just 5 to 15 minutes to raise your metabolic rate when you wake up such as walking the dog. Missing a day puts you two days behind. Make it routine and thermogenesis can continue for up to four hours afterwards (7).

In a recent controlled study, two groups of healthy men used a moderate reduced calorie diet plus tea for 12 weeks. One group had green tea extract added to the tea to yield high levels of EGCG. The group consuming the higher levels of EGCG lost an average of 2.4 kilograms of body fat, approximately twice the loss of the control group. One important finding was that much of the fat loss was visceral fat from around the organs (8). Loss of visceral fat can help reduce the appearance of muffin top.

4. All-Day Thermogenesis Fat-Burning

To turn on thermogenesis, the body has to produce proteins called “uncoupling proteins.” These uncouple the use of some of our oxygen from the production of ATP (our energy molecule). The oxygen can then go direct to production of heat by mixing with and burning the BAT you have activated. But whenever its visceral fat that is under threat, the body turns uncoupling proteins way down.

Recent research shows that high levels of the long-chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA, from marine sources strongly turn up the uncoupling proteins again (9). As with every nutritional supplement, you should start low and slow. Spread out use with each meal during the day to aid digestion.

Summary Steps to Really Melt the Muffin:

1.Consume protein in the form of IsaLean Pro
2. Get Good Quality Sleep to keep fat loss going
3. Sleep in a cool, dark, and quiet room 7 to 8 hours every night
4. Use E+Shot and Green Tea Formula each morning
5. Get enough EPA plus DHA spread throughout the day

As with all supplementation, use these fat-loss strategies at your own choice and risk, as given the right information your body has ample power to make it fit and healthy.

And remember, if you have any questions at all, I am always here to talk or simply Click here to email with your questions and I will reply to you.

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Margaret McNamara

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References

1. Melanson, EL, et al. Exercise improves fat metabolism in muscle but does not increase 24-h fat oxidation. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2009 April; 37(2): 93–101.doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e31819c2f0b
2. Stock MJ. Thermogenesis and brown fat: relevance to human obesity. Infusionstherapie, 1989;16(6):282-284.
3. Giralt M, Villarroya F. White, brown, beige/brite: different adipose cells for different functions? Endocrinology. 2013 Sep;154(9):2992-3000. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1403.
4. Jiménez-Aranda A, et al. Melatonin induces browning of inguinal white adipose tissue in Zucker diabetic fatty rats. J Pineal Res. 2013 Aug 12. doi: 10.1111/jpi.12089.
5. Colgan M. Sound Sleep. American Fork UT: Sound Concepts, 2012.
6. Wood B, et al. Light level and duration of exposure determine the impact of self-luminous tablets on melatonin suppression. Applied Ergonomics 2013 Mar;44(2):237-40. doi:10.1016/j.apergo. 2012.07.008.
7. Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Green tea catechins, caffeine and body-weight regulation. Physiol Behav. 2010 Apr 26;100(1):42-6. Doi10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.02.005.
8. Wang H, et al. DJ: Effects of catechin enriched green tea on body composition. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2010, 18:773-779.
9. Flachs P, et al. Cellular and molecular effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on adipose tissue biology and metabolism. Clin. Sci. (Lond.) 2009;116:1–16.

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