There is a mountain of research indicating that excess body fat has a negative effect on your long-term health. Even modest levels of excess weight can increase your risk of suffering age-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, and Alzheimer’s.
There is recent research that suggests calorie restriction (CR) boosts the processes of autophagy. Autophagy is the mechanism by which cells remove damaged components so that they can be recycled into replacement cells in the body. The research indicates that specific types of damaged cells left in the body can cause age-related decline over time. A greater level of autophagy – a greater level of recycling damaged components into new parts – may help reduce the aging process and conceivably extend life.
Practicing Calorie Restriction
A weight loss program such as the Doctor Supervised ChiroThin Weight Loss Program™ can provide you with what is known as “calorie restriction with optimal nutrition” or CRON. In addition to calorie restriction, the natural dietary supplement ChiroThin™ contains a host of nutritional ingredients that aid in fatty acid transportation and metabolism as well as the stabilization of blood sugar, increased metabolism, and detoxification.
When this supplement is combined with healthy anti-inflammatory foods that have a low glycemic index, your body becomes more efficient. Combined with behavioral and dietary modifications, this strategy helps you achieve long-term weight loss that can help you stay healthy and fight aging.
You will find out pretty early in the process that you must stop eating highly processed, rich, modern foods. Instead, choose healthy, whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Some fruits are not recommended on the plan, but most are.
You’ll find that these unprocessed foods fill you up faster and you stay full longer. For some, this can be a major change, as they must begin to really think seriously about what they eat, how they cook, and how to re-organize their eating habits.
If you have been eating an unhealthy diet, you’ll most likely notice the benefits of eating healthy pretty quickly, even within a few weeks. You will begin to notice subtle tastes, you will probably need less sleep, and you’ll feel more alert. Much of these benefits stem from cutting processed sugar out of your diet.
Pay Attention to Calories
Counting calories is something you will have to pay attention to. Your body will let you eat more than you should, so your brain will have to be in control. Our bodies have not yet gotten used to having more calories than we need to survive. But don’t forget that you have your “free” fruits and vegetables. These foods contain mostly water, vitamins, and minerals so they are both filling and nutritious.
Staying hydrated is also important to your health, and it can help you eat less. It is not unusual for people to mistake thirst for hunger and reach for a snack. Try drinking a glass of water when you first feel hungry. If you do not like the flavor of water, you can infuse it with fruits and vegetables such as lemons, limes, cucumbers, and berries.
Wait 20 minutes and if you are still hungry, consider a snack, such as small salad composed of free vegetables such as cucumbers, tomato, red onion, and peppers. Chances are, though, that you were really just thirty and that staying hydrated will help you feel less hungry.
Relax, It’s Just a Diet
So many people approach diets from an all-or-nothing point of view. The initial phase of the Doctor Supervised ChiroThin Weigh Loss Program is only 6 weeks. You can stick to anything for 6 weeks. This 6-week period will also help you form healthy habits around food. Remember that a diet is a tool to make you healthier and enable you to keep doing what you enjoy in life.
Life is stressful enough without worrying about your diet. In order to destress, you can take a gentle stroll, read a book, meditate, or even do some gentle stretching. All of these activities can clear your mind and distract you from whatever stress is causing you to neglect your diet and healthy lifestyle.
The Future of Your Health
Scientists continue to validate the benefits of calorie reduction and weight loss on health and longevity. One response to consuming fewer calories is improved gene expression favoring youthful vigor. Conversely, overeating induces pathologic gene expression that favors the onset of diseases and accelerated aging.
For most people, the idea of living longer, lowering their risk of chronic diseases, and losing weight is attractive. It is one of the most powerful ways to shift your body into burning fat for fuel and improve numerous biomarkers for disease. And many people have good reasons to do so: they want to enjoy more time with their children and grandchildren.