Slimonade & The Weight Is Over

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you’ve taken my Weight is Over class, this is history, not news. Think of storing fat like money paid for big ticket items like a home or car. What you eventually end up paying is much more than the sticker price. A car with a sticker price of $25,000 can end up costing twice that amount depending on interest rates. The higher the interest rate on your car/home loan, the more you end up paying. Stores like Rent-A-Center base their business model on charging high interest rates for home appliances.

Interest rates for fat storage are determined by your insulin levels. The more insulin you produce, the more fat you will store. For the exact same amount of calories, some people genetically produce more insulin than others. This accounts for the difference in the size of football players eating at same training table. Linemen genetically produce more insulin than wide receivers. ” Big boned” is a term used to describe people genetically predisposed to producing more insulin. Ayurvedic medicine classes people on how predisposed they are to storing fat.

Our bodies are programmed to produce less insulin during early hours. This is the time when, as cave men, humans would be procuring food via hunting/gathering. Nighttime was for energy storing. This is when insulin levels go up. So, for the exact same calorie intake, you’ll store more fat if you eat those calories after 7pm. You’ll also produce more insulin if you stuff yourself with more food. Three big meals will make you store more fat than the same amount of calories divided into six smaller servings.

Soooo, the weight loss strategy taught for the Weight is Over is to substitute the Slimonade for your last meal of the day. This will keep insulin levels low and promote instant weight loss. You also get in nutrition from 12 servings of fruits and 12 servings of vegetables. You should also split breakfast and lunch into two meals each. Combine this strategy with exercising four days/week and you will easily lose 3-5 lbs. each week.

ROBY Mitchell MD (Dr Fitt)

But if you are looking for some news, check out this article from CNN below:

Weight loss can be tied to when, not just what, you eat

By Lisa Drayer, CNN

Updated 4:02 AM ET, Fri May 19, 2017


(CNN) – If you are trying to lose weight and otherwise improve your health, you may already be mindful about what you eat during the day.

You might skip breakfast. At lunch, you may opt for a salad with lots of veggies, no croutons and low-fat dressing — on the side, of course.

Then, three o’clock hits.

You’re incredibly hungry and craving candy, sweets or chips. You finally cave, eating a candy bar or another treat.

By 6 p.m., you’re tearing the kitchen apart, snacking on anything you see.

Despite your best efforts at cutting carbs at meals, you give in to a large helping of pasta or pizza. And then another. But you’re still not satisfied. Dessert is calling, and you want something sweet, again. A scoop or two of ice cream satisfies you for the moment, but you continue to graze into the night until finally, you’re so tired, you crash into bed.

So, what is the cause of all this diet drama that keeps occurring, almost according to schedule?

“I started noticing a common pattern where my patients were so good with restricting their calories during the day, but in the late afternoon and evening, they fell apart,” said Tamara Duker Freuman, a nutritionist who has helped hundreds of people lose weight over the past decade on a meal-timing based plan she describes as the “circadian-synced diet.”

“It was the ongoing grazing into the night. … That’s what kept undermining them. They often thought they were binge eaters … but in reality, they were just really hungry.

“If they just ate a little more at breakfast and lunch, if they just added a few hundred extra calories in the morning, they would get their eating under control and lose weight,” she said.

The research on front-loading food

It’s true that over-consuming calories at any time of day will result in weight gain. But skipping meals or eating too few calories earlier in the day appears to stack the odds against us. The result: Weight loss is hard to come by. In fact, more and more research points to the fact that when you front-load your calories instead, you have a much better chance of shedding pounds.

“What we have seen is that people on diets with the same number of calories who front-load calories to the earlier part of the day fare better in terms of subjective and objective measures of satiety,” Freuman said. “They feel more satiated in evening, and there are actually differences in their hunger and satiety hormones … and this seems to contribute to weight loss success.”

One study involving 420 overweight and obese participants divided individuals into two groups: early eaters and late eaters, based on the timing of their lunch (i.e. before or after 3 p.m.). The late lunch eaters also ate lower-calorie breakfasts or skipped breakfast more often than early eaters.

At the end of the 20-week study period, the late eaters lost less weight compared with the earlier eaters (17 vs. 22 pounds on average, respectively) and lost their weight more slowly, despite the fact that both groups ate approximately 1,400 calories per day and consumed similar amounts of fat, protein and carbohydrates.

Another study followed two groups of overweight women with metabolic syndrome on identical 1,400-calorie weight loss diets for 12 weeks. The only difference between the groups was that their calories were distributed differently throughout the day: Both groups consumed 500 calories at lunch, but one group consumed 700 calories for breakfast and a 200-calorie dinner (the “big breakfast” group), while the other group ate 200 calories at breakfast and 700 calories at dinner (the “big dinner” group).

The nutrient content of the meals was exactly the same for both groups, the only difference being that the breakfast and dinner meals were swapped. After 12 weeks, the big breakfast group lost about 2½ times more weight than big dinner group (8.7 pounds for big breakfast group vs. 3.6 pounds for big dinner group) and lost over 4 more inches around their waist.

The big breakfast group experienced a 33% drop in triglyceride levels — a marker associated with heart disease risk — while the group that ate the higher-calorie dinner experienced a 14.6% increase. The bigger breakfast group also experienced greater reductions in fasting glucose, insulin and insulin resistance scores, all of which indicate decreased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to the study’s authors.

So, front-loading calories and carbohydrates is not only favorable in terms of weight loss, it had beneficial effects on other indicators of overall health, including decreased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

That second study “opened my eyes,” Freuman said. “It wasn’t just that people were less hungry and eating less at night, but it pointed to the fact that there might be some sort of underlying metabolic magic going on, where the timing of calories and carbs mattered more than the total amount of calories and carbs eaten in a day. It helped me understand what I was intuitively seeing in my patients.”

Circadian rhythms: the ‘metabolic magic’

More and more research is suggesting that when you eat may be just as important as what you eat. And it is very closely tied to the complex science of circadian rhythms.

According to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment.

Circadian rhythms are driven by biological clocks inside our bodies. The brain has a master biological clock, influenced mainly by light, which tells “peripheral” clocks in the muscles and organs what time of day it is. Because of these clocks, many of the metabolic processes that take place inside us operate at different rates over the course of a 24-hour period.

“Because of circadian rhythms, there are variations in certain hormone levels, enzyme levels and glucose transporters at different parts of the day, which differentially affect how calories, carbohydrates and fat are metabolized,” said Freuman, who presented case studies of patients who improved their weight and health by eating in sync with circadian rhythms at the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual meeting in May 2016.

Circadian rhythms can help explain why eating late at night increases the likelihood of weight gain and decreases the rate at which we lose weight, compared with eating earlier in the day.

For example, research suggests that the calories we burn from digesting, absorbing and metabolizing the nutrients in the food we eat — known as diet-induced thermogenesis — is influenced by our circadian system and is lower at 8 p.m. than 8 a.m., according to Frank A.J.L. Scheer, director of the Medical Chronobiology Program in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Other metabolic processes involving insulin sensitivity and fat storage also operate according to circadian rhythms and can greatly influence the likelihood of weight gain or weight loss at different times of the day.

“These different metabolic processes ebb and flow at different times of the day, and they play a role in how your body metabolizes food energy, which ultimately affects your weight, cholesterol levels and blood sugar control — and so it has tremendous implications for what is considered optimal times for eating,” Freuman said.



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