A plethora of information is available regarding the apparent connection between weight loss and slow metabolism. Perhaps unknown is the silent...but necessary... continuing need for calories to support the necessary body functions while weight loss is occurring...and allow weight loss to continue without challenging necessary body energy needs. Almased® to the rescue!
Many conversations and discussion about weight loss and slow metabolism invariably attend to blame slow metabolism for weight gain. Is it possible to be overweight because of a slow metabolism? Maybe yes...Maybe no. Importantly, several factors determine your basal metabolic rate: Your body size and composition, your sex, your age and your activity level.
Slow metabolism can exist and these are typically the signs:
- It's easy for me to gain rather than lose weight
- Regardless of how much I exercise, I don't lose weight
- I gain weight regardless of how much I eat
- Why is my fat showing in new body areas?
- Why do I have cellulite in new places
- I'm losing my hair
- I need sugar in the afternoon
Sound familiar? Why then does the Almased® Diet with regular usage help one to lose weight? For many, it is a health multi-tasker that does unique things to support necessary body function, improve health-markers and never challenge the body's need for calories. Yet, it supports these functions while allowing one to lose weight. Almased®, with its low glycemic load of 4 and glycemic index of 27, still delivers 240 calories per use (8 tablespoons of Almased® in 12 ounces of unsweetened almond milk) ...and the body stays energized. Scientific studies performed at major European Universities have confirmed that individual energy levels remain high and actually improve the satiety ("feel good") index for users.
Several criteria that any weight loss supplement needs include the ability to lose more than 5 % of starting weight, regardless of age and gender, with a reasonable effort and within a reasonable time frame. Simultaneously, the process has to be reproducible and predictable. Success should not only affect weight loss but also body composition and the typical risk factors that accompany overweight in most cases.
Energy supporting necessary body functions to allow a successful fat burning process exists with the Almased® approach in contrast to other "challenge" weight loss diets. Why?
Adjustments in energy metabolism can occur through at least three pathways: Lactate production decrease, insulin production reduction and tri-glyceride utilization increase. During lactate production decrease, the body burns fewer carbohydrates. When insulin production decreases, the fat cells "open up" for modification/destruction and triglyceride utilization increases resulting in increased fat burning as the body taps into its fat reserves.
Studies have shown that diets including Almased® have a supportive effect on many body functions including overall well-being while advancing quality of life. How does this occur with its unique ability to regulate appetite?
Almased® influences the neurotransmitters that trigger central mechanisms in the hypothalamus (a section of the brain responsible for hormone production) and a small oval endocrine gland attached to the base of the vertebrate brain (the pituitary gland) that...together... are responsible for controlling appetite. Within the intestine, the neurotransmitter Neuropeptid Y (PPY) sends signals to regulate appetite if any food ingested is protein-rich...and reduces hunger. The neurotransmitter leptin (a stomach resident) informs the brain about fat storage. Complicating this signal event occurs with overweight individuals however. It results in disturbed appetite suppressant signals being provided despite high blood levels.
Also when the stomach is empty, another neurotransmitter... ghrelin... informs the brain that a new meal is necessary. A strong decline of blood sugar level and insulin level within the pancreas also sends signals to the brain than can cause hunger attacks. Altogether, these four neurotransmitters are influenced or adjusted by an Almased® Diet inclusion...while adequate energy levels for necessary body functions are being supported...yet still yielding weight loss. The neurotransmitters influenced by Almased® help an individual to feel "full" longer and optimize the fat burning process.
Why Almased®? Simply, because it works.