Do you ever wonder why some people can eat anything they want and never gain an ounce, while you have to watch every bite? Sure you do. Long before there was a thing called diabesity, you wondered how to increase your metabolism. After all, if those lucky thin people had fast metabolisms, why couldn’t you?
Perhaps a better question is this: why didn’t researchers ever ask that question? Why didn’t they study why and how some people stayed effortlessly thin, while others constantly battled their weight? The fact that they didn’t ask those questions and study this issue, is one of the reasons for the diabesity epidemic.
Increase your metabolism
Diabesity (obesity + type 2 diabetes) affects more than one billion people globally. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are interdependent; having one disease increases your risk for the other. That’s because they are symptoms of the same underlying cause, primarily insulin dysfunction.
Researchers have known for many years that insulin resistance causes obesity; yet, weight loss advice has focused only on cutting calories and exercising. It doesn’t matter where this advice comes from, either. The Centers for Disease Control. The National Institutes of Health. Dr. Oz. The advice is always the same.
If they had researched insulin resistance as concerns obesity, the advice wouldn’t have been just on cutting calories. It would have been about eating high-quality foods to reduce blood glucose levels and increase your metabolism. This is the way to prevent diabesity.
But maybe they had researched and known all about insulin and obesity – and the possibility of it leading to diabesity — 40 or even 50 years ago, and kept it hush-hush. Why? Because there is no profit to be made on healthy people. Think about it.
Heal your hormones
Clinical studies have shown beyond doubt that diabesity is caused by dysfunctioning hormones. There are hormones in your brain, your stomach, and your fat (believe it or not) that continually communicate with each other.
Leptin, for instance, is a hormone made by your adipose (fat) cells that sends signals to the brain when you’re full. Leptin’s main job, though, is to regulate your fat stores. Leptin is supposed to keep us from starving and overeating, but the part of the system that prevents people from overeating is malfunctioning.
This is due to the hormonal clog. The good news is that you can unclog your hormones. Once that happens, your body will regulate your calories. If you consume more than you need, your body will get rid of them. It has many ways to do that, you know. It can increase the caloric burn of several metabolic processes to burn off those excess calories. Right now, it’s turning your extra calories into fat. But it doesn’t have to do that.
If you’ve ever wondered why thin people eat everything they please without gaining an ounce, there’s your answer. Their bodies are not turning the excess calories into fat; it’s burning them off. You can increase your metabolism in the same way, but first, you must lower your setpoint weight.
The key to preventing diabesity
Your setpoint weight is the weight your body thinks is your healthy weight. The fact that it’s not necessarily healthy is beside the point. (Dysfunctioning hormones, remember?) Nevertheless, your body will defend this weight with every weapon in its arsenal. The minute you slash calories, emergency signals go off in your cells. They want to live, and they think you’re starving them.
Your hormones send signals to each other. They slow your metabolism. The weight loss slows down – way down. Your body fights you until you finally give up. Or, maybe you stay on your diet until you reach your weight loss goal. At some point, you start eating a regular diet, and BAM. The pounds come back much faster than they left. You know successful weight loss isn’t just about calories; there’s something more to it.
There is. If you want to increase your metabolism, lose weight and prevent diabesity, you must lower your setpoint weight.
Succeed with the Setpoint Diet
The Setpoint Diet focuses on the exact types of foods and serving sizes that are scientifically proven in over 1,300 peer-reviewed research studies to increase your metabolism, and burn fat like a naturally thin person.
10 + servings per day. Fill up half your plate with non-starchy vegetables, or enjoy delicious green smoothies.
Here are some great choices:
(Humanely Raised Seafood and Meats)
Aim for at least 30 grams of protein at each meal.
Here are some excellent choices:
- Cottage Cheese
- Egg Whites
- Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Eating fat does not make you fat. In fact, research has shown that once you start eating fat in place of starches and sweets, your body will start burning fat for fuel.
Here are some great-tasting, fat-burning choices:
- Chia Seeds
- Whole Eggs
- Flax Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
Low-fructose fruits are berries and citrus fruits. Here are some great choices:
- Acai Berry