Weight Loss Program
Research has shown us that certain hormones play a heavy role in maintaining our body weight. Leptin is one such hormone produced by our fat cells. More fat cells means more leptin. Leptin then works on the hypothalamus to release another hormone called MSH. MSH helps to burn more calories during fasting, speed up our metabolism and suppress hunger. So, when everything works properly, as you get more abdominal fat, leptin increases and helps to reign in the weight gain and bring weight back in line.
Sounds great, right?!! Unfortunately, in today’s society many of us consume far too many calories. Poor dietary choices, stress, environmental chemicals and lack of exercise begin to upset this delicate balance of hormones in our bodies. Our hypothalamus actually becomes resistant to the action of leptin, blocking our body’s own ability to regulate body weight.
Further compounding the problem is that, even if patients lose weight, many regain the lost weight because they were never taught how to live a healthy lifestyle. Many patients try to lose weight by only cutting back on calories. However, too few calories and our thyroid goes into protection mode, slowing down metabolism and setting the stage for much greater weight regain than was lost. Taking in too little calories will also force the body to preserve fat mass and break down muscle to sustain the body during times of extreme calorie restriction.
Now, Lifecare Chiropractic has an answer!!
The human body is designed to live much better off of a reduced calorie diet that is still loaded with phytonutrients (plant based compounds that give us the wonderful scents, tastes and colors in nature). That means that your 1500 calories a day comes from broccoli and not a Big Mac Value Meal.
So what if we could use a supplement to support the use of a restricted calorie diet to lose fat and retain as much muscle as possible? A supplement that will support the interaction between leptin, the hypothalamus and MSH?