Nutrition and lifestyle play a crucial factor in the related conditions of pre-diabetes, diabetes, insulin resistance, and cancer. Calorie rich diet, nutrient poor diet, over usage of medication all together and separately affects the biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics of metabolism which leads to overweight, and major health challenges of diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
Supporting your health by nutrition, effective metabolism, and supplement intervention and lifestyle changes is the key factor for your present and future health.
Mistake #1: Calorie Restriction
The first actions most people take when they start any weight loss diets is cutting back on their calorie intake. Unfortunately, at the starting point, most individuals are nutritionally depleted and over stressed. By cutting back on calories, they are pushing further back their biological mechanisms, underlying many of their anticancer effects, signaling pathways, inflammation, cellular and systematic homeostasis pathways which can lead to higher chances of health risks.
The best action you want to take is to address your underlying causes, nourish your body with more calories coming from foods your body can tolerate, inhibit potential disease and then the scale weight will fall off a lot quicker.
Mistake #2: Tell me what your HA1c and C-reactive protein (CRP)
Have you been doing your routine blood tested recently? Did you see what is your HA1c and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are?
If you have, you want to consider reversing these two markers before starting any weight loss program. These two blood markers represent your body levels of inflammation and oxidative stress.
A1c measures the percentage of hemoglobin that is glycosylated by blood sugar. Glycosylation is the process of glucose (blood sugar) attaching to proteins, which then changes their structure and damages their function. High levels of HA1c increase your chances for diabetes.
C-reactive protein (CRP) also indicates an increase of inflammation in the body which can lead to an increased likelihood of heart disease. If your levels of one or both markers are high, you sure want to address it first before starting any weight loss program. Taking the right measurements and lowering down these two markers with nutrition and food supplements will support your goal to lose weight & gain health.
Mistake #3: Going to the gym
Most individuals start their journey to lose weight by increasing physical activity while restricting calories consumption to create negative energy balance so the result would be weight loss.
This theory is based on the assumption that change in body weight is equal to energy intake minus energy expenditure, and is often used to show how the reduction of calory intake and/or increases in physical activity will result in successful weight loss that can be maintained over the long run.
Unfortunately, science and reality show otherwise. More people are gaining back their weight, no meaningful long term results, and in the long run, the “yo-yo” diet affects their health with a chronic disease like diabetes, cancer, etc. This model simply doesn’t take into consideration the fact that energy input and expenditure are interdependent and regulated at several biochemical levels based on nutrition.
Our body is a very complex machine that operates under homeostatic balance, by regulating energy and thus maintains body weight (gaining or losing). Increasing physical activity will most likely increase body fatigue, hunger, lack of energy, and gaining weight.
Don’t neglect your body’s needs for proper nutrition to function. Our program is an energy-balanced model supporting your body’s needs.