By just eating fewer calories and exercising more usually does not work very well when trying to lose weight because not all calories are alike.
By now we should all know that processed fructose in particular causes leptin resistance far more effectively than other sugars, with refined sugar coming in close second. Glucose is not nearly as harmful in comparison.
So, instead of focusing on calories, we need to address the quality of the foods we eat, and avoid chemical exposures. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as BPA and phthalates, for example, can cause or exacerbate weight gain.
Below is a short list of proactive, easy-to-remember guidelines that can go a long way toward improving health, nutrition, and body weight, as follows;
- Exercise regularly, and stay active all day long.
Engage in high-intensity Peak Fitness exercise to burn fat and increase muscle mass (a natural fat burner). Also, strive to sit less meaning much less. Ideally no more than 3 hrs a day, and walk 7,000 to 10,000 steps a day in addition to a regular exercise program.
- Consider intermittent fasting
If insulin/leptin resistant and/or are overweight, boost the body’s fat-burning potential by incorporating intermittent fasting. This is 1 of the most powerful approaches to reverse insulin resistance. It is only necessary to do until your insulin resistance resolves.
- Buy real food, preferably whole organic and locally grown, and cook from scratch.
Avoiding processed foods will automatically reduce your sugar consumption, which is the root cause of insulin resistance and weight gain. Buy organic produce, that cuts exposure to pesticides and GMO (genetically engineered) ingredients, and in avoiding processed foods, we automatically avoid artificial sweeteners and harmful processed fats like trans fats and vegetable oils such as peanut, corn, and soybean oil, the latter of which actually degrades into oxidation products when heated that may be more harmful than trans-fat.
That said, most of us need 50-85% healthy fats in their diet for optimal health.
Sources of healthy fats to add to your diet include avocados, butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk, raw organic dairy, coconuts and coconut oil, unheated organic nut oils, raw nuts and seeds, organic pastured egg yolks, and grass-fed meats.
Always opt for organic grass-fed meats to avoid GMO (genetically engineered) ingredients, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and other growth promoting drugs. Also, opt for glass packaging and storage containers to avoid endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Eat healthy, Be healthy!
Follow the Manna Diet, which is a well-balanced diet if you need to change your lifestyle to include healthy living.
Take Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal. This 100% organic and all natural food supplement, when taken with food, slow release the energy of the food to the blood stream, causing controlled energy levels and reduced hunger.