Wednesday March 7, 2018
What Causes Weight Gain?
Weight gain is fat accumulation along with fluid retention caused by excess protein deposits in the body. To put it plainly, if we eat more calories (in the form of food and drink) than we burn in a day the excess calories is stored in the body as fat.
Below are common reasons individuals may gain weight:
- Prescription medication
- Childbirth/hormone changes also known as “baby weight”
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Menopause/hormonal changes
- Choosing convenience food over home cooking
- Food sensitivities causing bloating, inflammation, and water retention
- Thyroid deficiency causing a decreased metabolism
- Lack of fatty acids used to maintain the body’s metabolic rate causing food cravings (Fries anyone?)
- Anxiety triggering the fight or flight response in the body causing the body to release cortisol.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your health.
Excessive Weight Complications:
- Coarse skin
- Trouble breathing
- High blood sugar
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
Long Term Weight Management:
- Assess your lifestyle. Honesty is the best policy. Pinpoint what you need to change (or keep) and most importantly, when and where to start.
- Calories/Food eaten. Record the food you eat daily (there are apps for this). Quality over quantity is key. The higher the quality, the more nutrients that food contains. The more nutritious the food, the less your body will crave and the fewer calories you will consume.
- Get moving! Literally. Burning more calories than consuming is what will ultimately lead to weight loss. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Choose activities you will enjoy long term at a challenging yet comfortable level and work up from there.
- Research has shown an important connection between sleep and weight loss. Without sufficient sleep the body isn’t able to repair itself and can lead to food cravings. Click here for tips on how to get a restful night’s sleep
- Manage stress and GABA levels. GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) aids in the body's response to stress and anxiety. Studies have shown lower than normal GABA levels can be linked to depression, panic attacks, sleep disorders, and you guessed it weight gain.
- Maintain muscle mass. Muscle is metabolic tissue that constantly burns calories. The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism will naturally be.
Did you know? Muscle even burns calories while you sleep!
How Can Noni Fruit Help you Lose Weight and Gain Muscle?
- Supports blood sugar levels already within a normal range, so your body can properly break down fats and remove them from your system.
- Noni can help support healthy blood pressure levels already within a normal range so you can attain the ideal heart rate/fat burning zone while working out.
- Noni helps the body produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, meaning that it helps to expand your blood vessels, allowing more oxygen and nutrients your body’s muscles in effect naturally increasing your metabolism.
- Noni can help naturally increase GABA levels and reduce stress. Click here to learn more about GABA
- Noni lotions can help before, during, and after workouts to manage/prevent muscle cramps. Click here for tips!
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