But is it the person that fails, or the type of diet? Today we have more ‘low fat’ and ‘low calorie’ diet foods and beverages than ever before, so why are we getting fatter and not thinner?
Most common weight management programmes offered are based on calorie counting. These programmes slow down the metabolic rate, so continued weight loss is very difficult to maintain. Once people go back to a normal calorie intake, their metabolism can’t keep up with the extra energy intake and they start gaining back the weight they lost.
The Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme harnesses the power of a ketogenic diet, and provides all the supplements you need to burn fat fast.
The body has 3 choices of ‘fuel’:
Glucose (carbohydrates) – this is the body’s first choice and any carbohydrates present will be used for energy before other sources.
Lipid (fat) – when dietary glucose is very low the body will use fat in order to create a source of energy, this process generates ketones
Protein – if there is not enough glucose or protein from the diet then the body will breakdown muscle tissue to release protein to burn for energy.
The Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme switches the body from using glucose to using fat as its primary energy source.
The body’s preferred fuel is carbohydrates; typically, carbohydrates are used within a few hours of eating, their primary function is to provide the body with the fuel it needs now. The primary role of dietary fats is to store energy for use at a later time.
After eating, blood sugar levels increase; in response to this the body releases the hormone insulin which facilitates the uptake of glucose into body cells for use as energy, and free fatty acids into adipose (fat) tissue for storage.
When dietary carbohydrates are restricted insulin levels decrease and glucagon levels increase. Glucagon is the hormone that stimulates the liver to break down stored glucose (glycogen) and free fatty acids to be used as energy. Once all stored glycogen is used up the body will break down adipose tissue (burn fat); this process in the liver is what produces the ketone bodies that can be detected in the urine.
Protein is the third source of energy for the body. In the absence of sufficient dietary protein, the body will break down muscle tissue to release protein to burn for energy.
The Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme ensures the body has adequate dietary protein to maintain muscle mass.
The Alpha Lipid™ SDII™ Weight Management Programme assists your body in its natural process to burn fat instead of glucose or muscle tissue. Burning fat creates ketones in the body which are used as energy and can be measured (called ketosis).
The results of such a programme in terms of effective weight management and minimal hunger.