In advising our members, we filter thousands of researches and fads and rely only on the credible worldwide science for better health and weight reduction. Here we chose the interesting research of Dr. Michael Greger. Yet, no research replaces your own doctor’s advice. Martin Luther King Jr. warned that human progress is neither automatic nor […]
Obesity is caused by overeating, consuming unhealthy food, and satisfying cravings. We propose that while overeating is strongly linked to emotions and consuming unhealthy food relates to poor education, cravings are a medical condition responsible for the majority of unnecessary calories. Cravings differ from hunger in that hunger can be postponed, whereas cravings require immediate satisfaction for a specific substance such as sugar or fat (e.g. cakes, burgers, ice cream). Research proves that cravings are caused by the imbalance of gut flora, blood glucose levels, brain chemicals (mainly neurotransmitters), and five specific hormones (ghrelin, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin).
Obesity results from increased energy intake and decreased energy expenditure. The digestive (aka gastrointestinal or GI) system has a key role in the pathogenesis of obesity. Changes in digestive system hormones, digestive tract structure and motility and the inhibition of mechanisms that restrict calorie intake result in weight gain. However, It is not clear if digestive system changes cause or are affected by obesity (Acosta 2014).
Post-dinner snacking leads to weight gain through the increased caloric intake (Waller, 2004). Nocturnal snacking increases sugar levels. When sugar levels are increased, hormones such as insulin, ghrelin, and leptin, are activated and specific systems in the body begin to work (Kalergis, 2003). As the body becomes more alert through glucose metabolism, it may be difficult to switch off and fall asleep (Kristen, 2007). As shown in our other document, inadequate sleep causes weight gain. Women and men consume 15.3% and 9.2% more calories when deprived of sleep, respectively (St-Onge, 2011).
Theobromine may have weight loss potential by enhancing other weight loss drugs and reducing body fat percentage.
Theobromine may reduce cravings by inhibiting the synergism between factors involved in cravings.
Theobromine reduces insulin resistance and also the risk of long term complications in diabetic individuals, such as vascular, renal, and ocular complications.
GLOBESITY Bootcamp regimen requires dieters to chew their food well and to eat slowly. This provides the brain with adequate time to signal when the stomach is full. Over the course of a month, slow ingestion through increased mastication can lead to a 3 lbs (1.4 kg) weight loss.
The human body is composed of ~75% water, which plays an important role in every bodily function. Hydrated a person is more efficient in body performance ranging from thinking to burning body fat. Water intake aids in weight loss. It suppresses appetite, boosts metabolism, and makes exercise more effective. Drinking more water promotes satiation, as it passes through the system and stretches the stomach, resulting in fullness. Drinking water also stimulates heat production in the body, resulting in a higher rate of metabolism.
GLOBESITY Bootcamp regimen requires an intermittent fasting rule which accounts for ~5% body weight loss in one month. Assuming that the average client is about 100 lbs (45 kg) overweight and weighs about 260 lbs (118 kg), this equates to 13 lbs (6 kg) a month or 13% total body weight reduction.
Guar gum decreases body weight by 1.8 lbs (~0.81 kg) in overweight adults and those with additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (Jovanovski 2020).
Guar gum increases satiety for 10 hours (Faris 1998).
Guar gum decreases daily energy intake by 310 calories (Pasman 1997b). That is a weight loss of ~2.5 kg (5.3 lbs) per month or 30 kg (66 lbs) per year.
Guar gum increases the ratio of the healthy to unhealthy gut flora by 100% to 1,000% (Fak 2015, Ohashi 2015, Berger 2014, Okubo 1994). An unhealthy microbiome promotes sugar cravings (Roberfroid 2010).