Have You Resolved
to Lose Weight This Year?

If you’re one of the millions who are determined to take off those extra pounds and inches, this information will help you lose weight, without strenuous exercise, hunger and cravings.

You can Lose Weight by Awakening Metabolism

A Natural Rhythm Affects Metabolism

During winter, the sun is closest to the horizon; during summer, the sun is more directly overhead. This natural rhythm, the movement of the sun along its predictable arc, provides a signal, every fall, for plants to lose their leaves and mammals to sleep.

And, in the spring, the sun’s movement up from the horizon provides the signal for plants to produce buds and mammals to awake from their winter slumber.

It is winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Every mammal, during winter,  is either:

  • Hibernating to avoid the cold and dealing with limited food supply
  • Or “holed up” in  a den – eating the starchy food that it was able to store away during the summer; protected by a layer of fat that insulates their body from the inclement weather as well as acting as a source of energy to make up for their sparse diet.

Whether mammals are hibernating or “holed up”, their basal metabolic rate is at its lowest point.

Metabolism will remain low until spring, when food becomes more abundant and the climate more hospitable.  With the arrival of the buds on plants, the hibernating mammals will wake up; the other mammals will increase their activity.

When spring arrives, their Basal Metabolic Rate changes from low to high to support the higher level of activity.

Humans are mammals first and foremost.

While we live with central heat, abundant food with winter clothes to protect us from the weather, our bodies react like the bodies of every other mammal – our bodies will follow this time-honored directive, and in some cases,  to protect the body from the elements and the possibility of starvation.

Even when you  exercise, your body will follow this time-honored directive, and in some cases, lower Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) even more to protect the valuable stores of fat it has put away to survive the winter!

What is Basal Metabolic Rate?  BMR is the minimum rate at which the body releases energy to support the functioning of the vital organs, such as the heart, lungs, brain and the rest of the nervous system, liver, kidneys, sex organs, muscles and skin.

How the body uses its energy

  1. 70% of a human’s total energy expenditure is spent on metabolism
  2. 20% of the energy expenditure is attributable to physical exercise
  3. 10% is spent creating body heat and the digestion of food

Don’t Fight the Natural Rhythm

NOTE:  One of the “most unlikely to happen” New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight
… because when you increase physical activity or eat fewer calories during winter, the directive for survival will impede the expenditure of energy to protect the body thereby reducing BMR even further. The net effect is slower metabolism with little or no benefit from the reduced calorie diet or exercise.

The Answer to the Weight Loss Dilemma is in the Sky

NOTE:  As surely as the plants receive the signal to bud as the sun moves up from the horizon, your metabolism will receive the signal to awaken from its winter rest. You can expect to lose the few pounds that you added over winter.

HOWEVER:  If you need to address more than a few pounds, or if you’re still carrying around the weight from winters-past,  there are steps you can take to reset your metabolic rate:

  1. Reduce the consumption of starchy food (processed grain, dairy and underground vegetables to reduce caloric intake.
  2. Increase energy expenditure by turning down the thermometer and adding moderate exercise to boost metabolism.
  3. Activate brown adipose tissue (brown fat), which burns white fat
  4. And, regulate production of the fat producing hormones (that stores fat around our hips, thighs and waistline), address insulin resistance and support healthy blood sugar levels with a more balanced diet and avoiding sugar-containing food and sweet fruit.

Many people find that dietary supplements are helpful, even during winter, to help them lose weight and keep the weight off, afterwards.

Well-crafted supplements can regulate day and nighttime metabolism helping you support weight loss and a toned, firm body.  Other can help you deal with stress related weight gain.  Used in conjunction with a minor change like eating more above ground vegetables instead of starchy, sugary packaged food – coupled with moderate exercise, like a brisk walk at the mall or nearby big box store, most people find that they can avoid larger than expected weight gain during the winter months.

People, who are committed to promoting weight loss, losing those 10, 20 or more pounds, find that this same approach, balancing their diet, moderate exercise and dietary supplements, like the ThinRite™ Weight Management supplements from NUPRO.  will be helpful in achieving their weight loss objectives.

If you’re serious about losing weight – and keeping it off,
here are 13 tips that can help you achieve your weight loss objectives.

13 Weight Loss Tips