The best way to lose weight depends on the cause. For example, I will treat someone with a thyroid that is working too slowly completely differently than someone with hormone imbalances due to menopause.
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Low-burn people might have been the great survivors in prehistoric times. In times of scarcity, they can turn the internal combustion engine down low. However, if this is in your genes, in the 21st century you are prone to becoming fat and often see this in family members. also by frequently dieting you are going to teach the body to deal with scarcity. Because the body uses 70% of its energy at rest and only 30% in sports, intensive exercise therefore also has less impact than we would like. So do you address the primal genes by eating less they just very efficiently decrease resting burn.
In this picture, all food constitutes a great temptation. Your weight increases when you take in more energy through your diet than you consume. Your diet then contains too many calories or you burn too few. Such an image can quickly emerge. Leptin is a hormone that communicates to the brain that you have sufficient fat reserves but with people with leptin resistance, this mechanism does not work properly. You may find it difficult or impossible to resist tempting foods, and even though you are not hungry you succumb to tasty snacks or the smell of fresh bread. The hormone ghrelin made by the stomach makes you feel hungry. The stomach also sends signals to the brain that you are full and have eaten enough. But sometimes this feeling comes through later or too late or almost not at all with the result of overeating. People with such a disorder think often and a lot about food.
The substance insulin lets the body know that carbohydrates ( sugars) are available to be burned and store the excess as fat. However, for many reasons, the body can become deaf to the signal from insulin. Because the signal is no longer ‘ heard ‘ so the pancreas has to make more and more insulin to keep blood sugar levels at a normal level. Chronically elevated insulin levels then eventually produce hyperinsulinemia. The available sugar is then barely noticed and therefore not burned, and due to high insulin levels, the excess sugar is stored as fat. In this picture, you often see disturbed cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, elevated triglyceride levels (Blood fats) and accumulations of fat around the waist. People with this image are often tired. They burn fats poorly through sports. Often there are also joint complaints, sleep disturbances, concentration disorders, menopausal complaints or PMS, and predisposition to cardiovascular disease. Certain medications such as antidepressants, anti-inflammatory drugs and beta blockers affect hyperinsulinemia. The prolon method is great for this see below
The thyroid gland is our gas pedal. If this does not work properly, then all body processes slow down. Your body therefore uses less fuel. This is gradual and poorly recognized because it is thought to be due to aging. It is more common in women than in men. Hypothyriodia is also common in women who have had children. Weight increases despite the same diet. There is often dry rough skin, fatigue and the feeling of having no energy. There is often muscle pain and difficulty carrying heavy loads. These people have constipation rather than diarrhea. They sleep long and preferably during the day. Often there is hair loss and brittle nails.
Tired and yet not a thyroid disorder?
If you are tired and yet your thyroid is working as it should, then you may have a carnitine deficiency. You can have this determined with a blood test. It is not an expensive provision.
Menopausal obesity and for men: Andropause
Menopause/andopause begins on average between age 46 and 51. Women are not menopausal until they have not menstruated for a year. But well before you notice it, hormone levels may already be starting to change. An imbalance in the hormonal system occurs, often causing women to gain belly fat and men to gain breasts. Also, resting energy burning goes at a lower rate, which automatically puts you at risk of becoming heavier during menopause. Because estradiol decreases and so does the sense of satiety, it is extra difficult to maintain weight. You eat more, burn less and there is a good chance of developing hyperinsulinemia. The solution is to balance the hormones and the prolon method is also very suitable for you.
With chronic stress, your body is always in flight mode. You are surviving. Your body is constantly making cortisol. Cortisol is a glucocortcoid and an increase produces an increase in abdominal fat, a decrease in growth hormone and an increase in food consumption. Also, you actually need fat and sugar. This process can give insulin resistance and therefore hyperinsulinemia which in turn makes you prone to diabetes.
Additional Complaints with this may include, but not all of these have to be of course; headaches , backaches, gastrointestinal problems, being stuffy or hyperventilating, urge to eat sugar, high blood pressure, tired. And a range of psychological complaints such as depression, being gloomy brooding, poor sleep, insecure, nervous crying, forgetfulness, indecisive, relationship conflicts, drink (mis)use or addiction stimulants. See also adrenal exhaustion. You may not do calorie restriction but you may choose a better and healthier diet. Paleo is right for you, though.
Intolerance to certain foods
It is also possible for you to get fatter by eating foods to which you are intolerant. I always recommend looking at multiple factors than just calorie restriction. The imupro test shows which foods you may not tolerate well. Only calorie restriction can be maintained for a while but eventually you quickly fall back into the old pattern. Muscle breaks down easily than fat so you also end up with relatively less muscle and more fat. Losing weight means being in balance, nutritionally and energy-wise, hormonally (think menopause), the quality of gut bacteria and definitely think about stress. Stress can put your body into survival mode, making you heavier. The prolon method is suitable for this if not intolerant of soy and nuts.
With a properly formulated nutrition plan, proper hormonal status, some exercise and the right supplements, obesity can certainly be addressed
What is the ProLon method?
ProLon® is a 5-day Fasting Mimicking Diet that nourishes your body while supporting overall health. Studies have shown that fasting can have a positive effect on a number of health problems such as cholesterol, inflammation and fasting glucose levels.
How often is such a 5 day course recommended?
Most people can suffice with 3 times, so a total of 5 days per month for 3 months.
Prolon is the first meal program made from healthy natural ingredients that you consume for five days, where your body does not recognize that it is eating and therefore stays in fasting mode. In simple terms, it is fasting with food!
This nutritional breakthrough was scientifically developed and clinically tested at the Longevity Institute of the University of Southern California. Led by Dr. Valter Longo, the USC Longevity Institute brings together multidisciplinary research solutions against aging.
Science & Research
ProLon was created according to state-of-the-art research and development at the University of Southern California’s Longevity Institute and Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, and sponsored by the National Cancer Institutes (NCI) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) or the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Who is it suitable for?
ProLon is suitable for anyone seeking optimal health. ProLon was found to have beneficial effects on a wide variety of markers in clinical trials: it reduces abdominal fat while increasing relative lean body mass, lowers fasting glucose, reduces C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation) and reduces IGF-1 (associated with increased mortality from DNA damage and aging in humans).
Who is it not suitable for?
If you are Younger than 18
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Are allergic to nuts or soy
Already are a diabetic patient
An adrenal exhaustion has
How it works.
A Fasting Mimicking Diet™ (FMD™) is a high-nutrient, low-protein, low-carbohydrate meal plan that is clinically proven to favorably alter a wide range of biomarkers associated with aging, poor health and inflammation.
How long do you have to keep it up?
The diet should be followed for 5 consecutive days, after which the patient will return to their normal diet. Instructions are provided in each box. Each day there is a specific combination of food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. All food delivered on a specific day should be taken only that day. If a missed meal can be made up at a later time on the same day, there should be no carryover from one day to the next. The 5-day diet should be taken as often as recommended by the health care provider.
How much will I lose weight?
The amount of weight loss varies from person to person. A healthcare professional can discuss this during the consultation and work with the patient to achieve weight goals.
How many times should you do this in a year?
This depends on the patient’s baseline markers and health measurements, assessment and, where relevant, recommendation from the health care provider. For the majority of relatively healthy individuals, 3 to 4 times a year is sufficient. For individuals with high levels of multiple biomarkers for aging, cholesterol, IGF-1, CRP, blood pressure, abdominal fat, etc., I may decide to recommend 6-12 ProLon® cycles per year. For very high-risk patients, it can be administered as often as every 15 days.
What does it cost?
The diet costs 210,- euros and in addition you pay for my guidance per consultation.