A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WEIGHT LOSS: RESET YOUR PHYSIOLOGY

I am heading to out Limitless Fly-In this week. One of my favorite things is when we get to hear from the experts, scientists, and doctors affirming what we know about how effective our products are. We not only have testimonials, but we also have scientific studies behind every product!

This is Dr. Jon Wisco – and I’m sharing his post today – he is able to tell us the really smart things in normal, everyday language! What a gift.


A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WEIGHT LOSS: RESET YOUR PHYSIOLOGY

Guest Post by Dr. Jon Wisco, Ph.D., Anatomy and Neurobiology
Professor, Brigham Young University and University of Utah School of Medicine

Fat is good. We need fat.

The most important system in our body (okay, I’m biased, I’m a neuroscientist) – our nervous system – is comprised of nearly 60 percent fat! Without a healthy amount of fat, our nervous system would not functional properly. Our endocrine system needs fat in order to effectively create one of the most important hormones in the body – progesterone. This hormone is the precursor for testosterone and estrogen, two of the sex hormones that helps us maintain physical fitness and mental alertness. Just two examples of why fat is an important tissue in our bodies.

However, too much fat is bad. The risk for coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, some cancers, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, liver disease, asthma, and some mental disorders1 increases with greater Body Mass Index (BMI) and body fat percentage.

And, not enough fat is bad. The risk for hypotension, heart failure, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and atrophy, and kidney failure2increases with lower BMI and body fat percentage. The bottom line: The body needs just enough fat – not too much, not too little – for normal metabolism.

The body’s three sources of energy- carbohydrates, fat and muscle

Of these macronutrients, the body prefers carbs because it can easily metabolize it into glucose, and through a number of biochemical reactions, the principal energy molecule, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Fat and muscle metabolism also ultimately yield ATP, but the biochemical reactions are more involved and not as quick as carbohydrate metabolism.

Although carbs are metabolized quickly, they are not as powerful of an energy source as fat. The body is smart: If it has a sufficient source of carbs, it will choose to burn that; otherwise, it will burn fat, and then as a last resort, muscle. If the body has an abundant source of carbs, it will metabolize what it needs, then store the rest as – you guessed it – fat. Why not? The body knows it can receive a larger amount of energy per fat molecule than per carbohydrate molecule. Thus, if the body encounters acute, or stressful, metabolic conditions, it will store some carbohydrates as fat. If the body has consistent physical activity, it will properly balance the carbohydrate, fat, and muscle metabolism to maintain a healthy physical state.

Constant fat storage?

The problem in our American society and culture is that we have a diet consisting of an overabundance of carbs, and a lifestyle with minimal physical activity. So, generally speaking, our bodies are constantly storing fat. In addition, carb metabolism activates the insulin/glucagon hormone pathways, which, when overactive and unchecked can lead to unwanted weight gain, insulin resistance, and the inability to metabolize carbs and maintain the normal carb, fat, and muscle metabolism homeostasis. Ultimately, the result is increased fat storage, increased stress, and decreased physical health in the form of oxidative stress and inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and many neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.

Weight loss for health

With that brief introduction to the importance of carbohydrate, fat, and muscle metabolism, it is appropriate to ask where weight loss fits into all of this. Our societal and cultural fixation with weight loss is generally centered around body image, but the importance of weight loss should extend to good physical and physiological health. Again, our bodies are smart: If we subject them to a state of oxidative stress or inflammation (both of these occur when carbohydrate intake is too high, insulin levels spike, and the body converts carbohydrates as fat), then our bodies will “reset” its physiological baseline to minimize the stress and inflammation as much as possible. Part of that reset is storing excess fat to deal with anticipated needs for energy metabolism. Therefore, an approach to weight loss focusing on body image without resetting the body’s physiology only adds more stress and encourages the body to store more fat. This is why crash diets or water pill diets not only don’t work, but are counter-productive to the ultimate goal of restoring the body to a healthy weight.

Resetting the body to its intended, healthy weight is difficult work. The body will resist the initial stress of reducing weight.  A healthy approach to resetting the body’s physiology is to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity (minimizing risk of injury) while at the same time modifying diet to shift the body’s metabolism from relying solely on carbohydrates to utilizing fat. Muscles love to use the fatty acids metabolized from adipose tissue! We can take advantage of that physiological phenomenon by simply shifting a diet to consist of more fat and protein, and less carbs. Yes, you have to eat fat to lost fat. Exercise is important because it increases the activity of the largest metabolic organ in the body – your muscles.  Yes, gaining muscle mass speeds up fat metabolism.

How can Limitless Worldwide products help with weight loss?

The products included in the Shape Your Body Pak, as diet supplements, are formulated in just the right chemistry to minimize oxidative stress and inflammation, and maximize satiety, and the development of important metabolic hormones (namely human growth hormone, hGH) to promote an increase of muscle mass and healthy metabolism.  The products Thrive, Charge, and Lunagen, found in the pak are formulated to help reset the body’s physiology to encourage healthy, not body image focused- weight loss.

Does someone absolutely need Shape Your Body to lose weight?

Of course not. But it REALLY helps. To illustrate, I love sports drinks. They are an excellent source of carbs and ions when the body is in a high metabolic state. But, sports drinks are nothing more than a source of excess carbs when the body is at rest. I reduced my intake of 2-3 sports drinks per day (approximately 36 g of sugar per bottle!) to only one sports drink per week. Without even exercising, I dropped 8 lbs in one week. By adding a modest 2-3 sessions of 20 minutes of moderate exercise in a week, I lost an additional 7 lbs over the course of several months.

I maintained that weight loss for several years until I discovered Thrive. After taking Thrive, I dropped an additional 5 lbs. over the course of a few weeks. I lost an additional 5 lbs. after starting a vigorous exercise program. The only reason I probably didn’t lose more is because I started adding muscle mass, which is starting to replace my fat mass.  I expect in another year that I’ll be back to just above my high school weight because I started using Charge.

I think that’s it for now. In future blog posts I can go into more detail on aspects of this overview. For now, I hope you enjoy resetting your physiology!

Selection food sources of omega 3 and unsaturated fats.

Literature Cited

  1. Knight JA. Diseases and Disorders Associated with Excess Body Weight. Ann Clin Lab Sci Spring 2011 vol. 41 no. 2 107-121.

  2. https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/health-consequences-eating-disorders


 

Let’s face it, I’m a Toad.

“When cold weather comes, these toads dig backward and bury themselves in the dirt of their summer homes, or they may choose another site in which to hibernate.” Sounds quite a bit like me this winter.

I hate to say it – I love winter, and normally try to get outdoors as much as I can, but for some reason, I haven’t. I work from home – and it’s so much easier just staying cuddled up with a nice wooly sweater and my slippers and before I know it, it’s dark out and I haven’t moved a lot.

Today is March 1st.  Kind of like a New Year’s Resolution, I’m making a New Month resolution!

  • I resolve to make time to move every day. In addition to Tai Chi (which I practice daily), I will walk or swim 5x/week!
  • I resolve to eat clean – good stuff only – I like to follow The Wild Diet by Abel James – it helps me drops a few lbs. quickly!
  • I resolve to abstain from wine for a month – I’ll do a glass of sparkling water at my 9 PM relaxation time instead!

Okay – that’s enough. I don’t want to get too crazy.  I weighed and measured this morning – let’s see what happens by April 1st! I follow the Limitless plan as well – I’m never without the amazing supplements that have helped me turn back the clock!

Join my private FB group to follow my progress!  Limitless Vibe Tribe!

Happy March!

 

 

Find your Limitless!

If you could improve one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Would you improve your financial situation? Your weight? Perhaps you’d just like to have the energy and stamina to keep up with your kids or even grandkids.
Imagine how you would feel once you’ve achieved this goal. Imagine challenging your own limitations every day, and the impossible suddenly appearing. Imagine being able to take your loved ones on vacation without concern over cost. Imagine making activities like hiking, biking, tennis, or even weight lifting a part of your daily life. So much so, that you’re participating in these activities for the sheer joy of it.
Imagine the sense of control you’ll regain
when you decide to take the first step.
Imagine the pure elation achieving your goal will bring.
We call this state of elation, Your Limitless.
No matter what your Limitless is, it’s achievable.
Limits start in the mind and end in the mind, all it takes is a decision to challenge yourself. Make the decision to start pushing your preconceived limitations, with a little help from us.
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Brand New Day to make You.. Even Better

New DayGOOD MORNING!! Here we go on our 21 Jump Start Adventure!

I will be posting THE PROGRAM, then I will also post MY PROGRAM. LOL – I’ve never been able to follow directions! But honestly, if you try to fit into a mold you are not comfortable in, it won’t work, and you will not see the results you want. So we are teaching you to modify to your needs.
21 JumpStart was created by Erica Shields, PHD – a fitness ambassador for Limitless Worldwide. She shares with us an OPTIONAL 3-day Detox diet and meal plans for 3 weeks – along with an amazing exercise video she created with former NFL player Antoine Sanders – giving us an easier version (watch Erica), and a more strenuous version (watch Antoine). I love this! It’s not important that we do the workouts perfectly, it’s important that we move every day.
Basically, our company’s tag line is “You… even better”. That means do things each day to improve your health, your lifestyle, and your happiness.  At the end of the day it’s all about loving yourself and being the best you can be.
Thank you for joining me – my Facebook group page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/limitlessnolimits/   Simply request to join and all the tools are there!  Nothing to buy, nothing to commit to – unless you want to! I will give you assignments daily, and we will be there to support and encourage each other.

Bottom line – MOVE, EAT WELL, DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF EVERY DAY.

Become:
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Would you like get rid of fat forever – Effortlessly?

No one ever said this was going to be easy. I’m still working on my journey – my life-long journey. I started 2 and a half years ago taking Thrive-hGH and a few other supplements from Limitless Worldwide. I have eliminated over 50 lbs, and feel so much healthier and better, but I want to do more. I still want to work on lengthening my Healthspan, and on August 1st, I’m going to dedicate myself to our 21-day Jump Start. Sometimes we need to jolt ourselves out of our routines. I’ve taken to eating more carbs, sweets, and drinking more wine than I need to and it has stalled my weight loss. I know this, and I know what to do, but until I DECLARE my intentions, I just keep on doing what I am doing.

So I’m DECLARING! And I’m inviting you to come along with me.  It’s a solid, clean-eating and exercise plan. Nothing too dramatic, but effective.  I have a Facebook group called “No Limits Challenge Group” that you can join and I will share all the tools Limitless has first provided for us. Meal Plans, Fitness Coaches and videos, and of course the very best and effective products that make weight loss EFFORTLESS.

This explains it – all in these two forms. Message me to get started. Of course I want you to buy the fabulous products I sell, it’s my business, but even if you don’t, you can join my group and help yourself be You, even better!

 

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The Ides of March

beware-the-ides-of-marchThe Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii)[1] is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15th. It was marked by several religious observances and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from thehistorical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.[2]

“The Ides of March is a turning point” – for me too!!I have made great changes in the past two years, and am a different person because of it. I have channeled the power of good nutrition and effective, science-based supplements to drop over 50 lbs of fat, improve my skin and hair, and am ready to do more. Changing some of my bad habits. changing up my business, helping others to achieve the health I am enjoying.

My mom passed away on March 15th 22 years ago – I miss her every day. I wish Limitless would have been around then to help her. She was full of life to the end, but her Healthspan just didn’t match her Lifespan.  Don’t let that happen to you. Don’t give up. Don’t “settle” on living less than the life you deserve.  Choose to Live Limitless!