Have you ever read an advertisement and was left feeling as if you had lost a few IQ points by having done so?
Unfortunately, I became a bit more feeble-minded after reading the ad from the screenshot above. These hucksters are selling magical Atheniz Magnetology Lymphvity Earrings which allegedly will cause you to lose weight just by wearing them. They are sold under the pretense that they assist in weight loss by impacting metabolism, hunger and satiety and circulation.
These criminals selling this garbage would have you believe that magnets might enhance your weight-loss journey. Afterall, there is legitimate research which has found that noninvasive electromagnetic brain stimulation, combined with increased exercise and reduced calorie intake, can help people with overweight lose weight. However, electromagnetic brain stimulation is not nearly the same as wearing magnetic jewelry. It would be magical thinking to suggest that magnetic earrings, or other similar magnetic devices, aid in weight loss. Please, don’t be that desperate to lose weight that you become gullible…
It is common that people will resort to these foolish purchases of bogus weight loss gimmicks – fools and their money are easily parted. This is because, – despite what they might say about wanting to lose weight – they do not want to do what is actually required for healthy weight loss. I wonder if these gullible customers ever consider that if these bogus gimmicks actually worked as advertised that there would not be so many people suffering from obesity.
Get your hormones in balance!
The odds are sky-high that if you are obese, your hormones are out of balance. The truth is that your hormones are almost always out of balance because you eat a nutritionally poor diet which has caused you to become obese. One often over-looked means of getting your hormones into balance is to begin consuming a healthy diet that is devoid of added sugars and processed foods.
The vast percentage of people we have tried to help with healthy weight loss refuse to give these foods up. They cannot imagine their lives without sugar in it, and they hate the thought of no longer feeding on foods of convenience. They are all doomed to being within the 95 percent of failed dieters.
At David’s Way to Health and Fitness, we believe that the best way to help people with healthy weight loss is through education regarding nutrition and physical fitness. Losing weight is about getting your body into balance by eating less and exercising more. No one can out exercise a bad diet for any meaningful amount of time devoted to it.
Hormones within our bodies are chemical communicators which direct cellular building processes. Hormones are essential for breaking down old cells in your body while also replacing those worn out cells. And the healthy new cells which your body produces are essential for producing hormones. This is a perfectly designed system within each and every one of us, unless we interfere with keeping everything in balance. When you do not take proper care of your body, you are going to become sickly and/or obese.
You are not a victim of your hormones – your hormones are a victim of you.
Insulin is the most important hormone that your body produces. Not only does it cause your cells to open their doors to receive glucose from your blood, it also communicates with every other hormone in your body. If you want to disrupt every hormone in your body, all you have to do is eat carbohydrates which increase your insulin. If you really want to disrupt those hormones quickly through a rise in insulin, then go ahead and go straight for the foods which contain added sugars. The more sugar you eat, the more all of those hormones are impacted.
Ladies, high insulin levels leads to increased testosterone levels in your bodies. This blunts your estrogen which can lead to no ovulation and a decrease in progesterone. Increased levels of insulin also causes increased levels of adrenaline and cortisol, which means that you have at a minimum of three hormones out of their proper ranges and balances.
Over time, hormonal imbalances will lead to disease.
All people, except Type 1 Diabetics secrete insulin in different amounts even when the same totals of carbohydrates are consumed. However, the only time this matters is when your eating and lifestyle habits are keeping your insulin levels increased into almost perpetuity – which is what happens when you eat junk foods all day, every day. The bottom line is that if everyone ate sensible and nourishing meals all the time, there would be no appreciable difference between most people. Hormone levels are more within your control than you might believe.
Everything that you put into your mouth needs to have nutritional value to it. All that you eat should contribute as building materials or energy for your body. If you were able to see all of the intricate biological processes which occur in your body, you would probably be appalled at the damage you are doing to yourself by eating junk foods. This damage caused by the foods that you eat will eventually cause us to become obese and to have a health crisis. Just look around yourself at the obese people you know over the age of forty and count how many of them are in excellent health as opposed to those who constantly have ailments troubling them…
I can’t lose weight because my thyroid is out of whack!
Thyroids being out of whack is something we commonly hear from people making excuses as to why they cannot lose weight. Okay, this might be the case, but did you ever consider that your thyroid could simply be sluggish simply as a result of the foods that you eat on a regular basis?
The symptoms for a sluggish thyroid and malnutrition can be quite easily confused with one another. (Yes, being obese is also caused by malnutrition!) What you need to know is that if you are diagnosed with a sluggish thyroid, and begin taking thyroid-hormone replacement instead of also making improvements to your lifestyle and nutrition, your health could continue to deteriorate. If you have your thyroid checked out by your doctor and result is in the low, or low normal range, ensure that you and your doctor also have a discussion in regards to your nutrition and lifestyle habits along with your discussions of medical treatments.
If your nutrition and lifestyle habits are not addressed, your health could become affected by a metabolic disaster that actually requires medications along with wholesome nutrition.
If you are serious about weight loss, you will do what is required of your nutrition and lifestyle. If you are not willing to do what is necessary, then you are not serious about improving your health and body fat percentage.
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Be blessed my friends.