Metabolism Rescue

January 12, 2022
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

Burn Fat like you did 20 years ago!

If you’re over 45, and you’ve been struggling with your expanding waistline, your fat may not be your fault. Your stalled weight loss is not the result of simply too much food and too little exercise. There’s more to the metabolic math going on with your body than the Equation of Calories: calories in + calories out = weight loss or gain. A myriad of unsuspected environmental and hormonal elements come into play.

So, it’s high time in the New Year to balance the weight loss equation. My metabolic menders are here to do just that. Thousands of individuals have lost pounds and inches and kept them off, as well as embraced a healthier, more wholesome way of life. I believe this is because my “Metabolic Menders” target the top 4 hidden weight gain factors that bring on unwanted pounds.

  • Insulin Resistance and Inflammation
  • Leptin Resistance
  • Lack of the Skinny Fats
  • Excess of Copper and Estrogen Dominance

How do these factors really affect your weight? Over the past 40 years, I have followed the research, and, in some cases, the work of the nutritional pioneers who spearheaded the breakthroughs, to answer this question. If you are like most of the Fat Flushers who have been my followers, then you will understand some of the no-nonsense raeasoning and the science behind the plan. You’ll have the knowledge and insights to make smart choices for your body and forge confidently toward your best body yet.

Each of these hidden factors affects not only your weight but also your overall health. As you slim down with the Fat Flush Perfect 10 Plan, you will simultaneously balance your hormones and optimize your bodily functions from the tip of your toes to the top of your brain and everywhere in between. You will feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally, too.

So let’s talk about these factors…

Hidden Weight Gain Factor #1: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation

Metabolic Challenge: Your body was built to run on fat – not sugar! One key goal for turning a sluggish metabolism into a radical one is to shift your body from sugar-burning mode into fat-burning mode. You can’t do this if you’re skimping on dietary fats. While supplying your body with those metabolism-boosting fats, you must also reduce your sugar consumption, as well as carbohydrates that your body converts into sugar.

The human body is amazing in its ability to run on different types of fuel – specifically, sugar and fat. Fat is the optimal fuel for humans – our body was not meant to use glucose (sugar) as a primary fuel source.

Today, the typical diet is so high in sugar and carbs, people’s metabolic engines are stuck in glucose-burning mode because of its constant supply. This was not the case with our hunter-gatherer ancestors whose diet was very low in sugar, so their body had to rely on fat stores for fuel. Like an unused muscle, our fat-burning engines have weakened and in some cases completely shut down.

A sugar-fueled metabolism creates a number of problems. It causes your blood glucose and insulin levels to spike. It also leads to more sugar and carb cravings, over-eating, and increased storage of body fat – especially belly fat, also known as visceral fat. Fat around your visceral organs – such as your liver, pancreas, and intestines – produces more inflammation and insulin resistance than does the fat under your skin (subcutaneous fat). Burning glucose instead of fat generates more free radicals in your body, leading to increased oxidative damage and inflammation.

Metabolic Mender: To keep insulin levels in balance and to keep inflammation at bay, consider Uni Key’s Weight Loss Formula. It contains three key ingredients to support weight loss and here’s why.

Chromium is an essential mineral that the body can not produce on its own and it is lacking in the diets of many Americans. Chromium works with insulin to improve the transportation of glucose out of the blood and into the cells.

L-carnitine Tartrate is a natural substance that is required for the transport of fatty acids during the breakdown of fats for the increase of metabolic energy. Empirical evidence points to its efficacy as a metabolism booster. And isn’t mending your metabolism what this program is all about?

Oregon grape root is a natural source of berberine, an alkaloid compound shown to help control blood sugar and lipid metabolism.

I recommend taking 1 Weight Loss Formula capsule three times daily with meals.

Hidden Weight Gain Factor #2: Leptin Resistance

Metabolic Challenge: Leptin is a hormone that controls your hunger more in the big picture rather than in the existing moment. Think of it as a hallway monitor for that. It is secreted by the fat cells and gives instructions on whether the body needs to pack on or shed the pounds based on the amount of fat it is carrying.

Leptin levels are low in people at a healthy body weight and higher in those who are overweight or obese. Higher leptin levels decrease appetite and trigger the body to increase physical and immune system activity. Lower levels of leptin increase appetite. If you never feel quite satisfied after a meal, then you have low leptin levels to thank.

Leptin communicates to the body whether it needs to eat more or less in order to, respectively, gain or lose weight. Without good fat, things don’t go quite as smoothly. Like resistance to insulin, you can develop leptin resistance by eating too many refined carbs, causing the body to become insensitive to the appetite-decreasing effects of leptin. Obviously, leptin resistance results in weight gain.

Metabolic Mender: Radical Metabolizer is my Metabolic Mender of choice to supercharge your metabolism, curb cravings, and balance leptin levels. It also helps to kick your metabolism into overdrive by combining five key ingredients.

African mango seed extract is derived from a fruit grown in Central Africa. Its seeds have been used for generations to help manage appetite and stimulate metabolism.Studies suggest it helps promote weight loss, especially around your waistline and hips.

Raspberry ketones help increase production of adiponectin, your body’s fat-burning hormone.

L-Carnitine is a powerful compound that increases your mitochondria’s (the “power plants” of your cells) ability to burn fat for energy.

Green tea leaf extract is a rich source of EGCG, a natural substance that can help kick your metabolism into overdrive.

Forskolin extract is derived from a plant in the mint family. It aids weight loss by helping to balance your body’s leptin, the “appetite” hormone.

I recommend taking 1 Radical Metabolizer capsule three times daily before meals.

Hidden Weight Gain Factor #3: Lack of Skinny Fats

Metabolic Challenge: Although maligned and misunderstood,the right omega-6 is exceedingly important based on research. In fact, many studies have focused on the power of GLA, or gamma-linolenic acid, to serve as a natural aid to weight loss.

GLA is a biologically active omega-6 found naturally in seed oils, such as black currant seed, borage, and evening primrose oils, GLA is an essential fatty acid that triggers fat burning instead of fat storage by boosting the metabolism.

It does this in two ways: First, it fuels the burning of brown adipose tissue, a type of fat commonly dormant in overweight people. Second, it stimulates a metabolic process commonly referred to as the “sodium pump,” helping to use up nearly half of the body’s calories.

In a healthy body, GLA can be synthesized from linoleic acid, which is found in certain oils, grains, and seeds. But because of a number of common dietary and lifestyle factors in today’s society, most of our bodies don’t make that conversion. The main metabolic roadblocks are artificial trans fats, sugar, smoking, alcohol, aging, and illnesses such as diabetes. All these factors affect the body’s ability to convert linoleic acid into GLA and efficiently burn fat.

And like other fatty acids, GLA is thought to help to elevate levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that contributes to the feeling of fullness. This is perhaps the reason why you will feel satisfied sooner, which puts the brakes on the urge to overindulge.

Metabolic Mender: Luckily, it’s easy to give your body the GLA it needs to become an efficient fat-burning machine. GLA-90 is the Metabolic Mender I personally take every day. Supplementing with GLA-90 from cold pressed black currant seed oil provides GLA in a usable form, so the body can bypass the conversion process and help you burn fat instead of store fat. It increases fat metabolism by stimulating brown fat activity through its prostaglandin pathways to burn calories for energy. Uni Key’s GLA-90 provides 90 mg of gamma linolenic acid per softgel.

I recommend taking 2 GLA-90 softgels twice daily with meals.

Hidden Weight Gain Factor #4: Excess of Copper and Estrogen Dominance

Metabolic Challenge: Copper imbalance is one of today’s most hidden epidemics and it affects about 80 percent of all men, women, and children. Unlike the heavy metals discussed earlier, copper is actually beneficial to your body when present in the right amount in an organic, food-based state.

When in balance, copper is responsible for activating more than thirty enzymes. It helps with the formation of myelin nerve sheaths, neurotransmitter synthesis, fertility, and detoxification. Copper is critical for your body to build collagen, so you can’t have radiant, wrinkle-free-skin without it.

However, when you supplement with synthetic, inorganic copper, it can really do a number on you! Copper overload is associated with estrogen dominance, low thyroid, insomnia, fatigue, hyperactivity, compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, and various hair and skin abnormalities. Copper can contaminate acidic food and destroy vitamin C, and it interferes with zinc and boron metabolism. When copper overwhelms zinc, it can exacerbate estrogen dominance.

Just a pinch of copper is enough to make your body happy – about 2 milligrams per day. This is easily accomplished by incorporating natural sources of copper in your diet, such as nuts, seeds, avocados, grains, shellfish, chocolate, tea, wheat germ bran, and brewer’s yeast. Make sure your multivitamin is copper-free.

Metabolic Mender: My copper-free Advanced Daily Multivitamin is the Metabolic Mender for excess copper. It is actually a multivitamin for your metabolism because it contains over 30 key vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants to keep your body at its peak metabolically.

This formula is also iron-free to help with other mineral imbalances associated with weight gain and slow metabolism. I co-formulated this formula to be the most comprehensive and advanced multivitamin available.

And like Weight Loss Formula, it contains additional chromium, l-Carnitine, inositol, l-Methionine, and sunflower lecithin to support blood sugar, fat burning, liver health and overall metabolic energy.

I recommend taking 2 Advanced Daily Multivitamin capsules three times daily with meals.

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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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