There are many reasons why controlling our weight is a good idea for most of us. We long for a trim body for our own vanity, for self-esteem and to be more attractive to others. However, if those were the only reasons for wanting to be thin then we, as a nutrition company, would not have created a diet product. We are strictly concerned with matters of nutrition.
An overweight body is not a healthy body. Clinical studies repeatedly show overweight individuals have a much higher incidence of diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and a myriad of other serious complaints. These matters have little to do with vanity and everything to do with health. Health is our business and slim good looks that go with healthy bodies are a fringe benefit.
Most of us believe that if only we could muster up the willpower to eat less, those stubborn pounds would disappear. This is not necessarily true. Eating fewer calories alone does not guarantee you will lose weight. When you severely reduce your caloric intake you may well be depriving your body of the many nutrients it must have to maintain good health. When your body is missing these vital nutrients, it thinks you are starving. This triggers a survival mode response. Your body holds on to fat so you will not starve. There you are, eating 750 calories a day, without losing an ounce.
The key to successful dieting is found in your diet. Not in what you are not eating - but in what you are eating. When you lower your caloric intake, you need many essential nutrients in just the right balance for your body to burn fat in the most efficient way. Only when your body gets these vital nutrients will it stop holding on to that fat!
This basic nutritional principle led to the formulation of Lewis Laboratories' Weigh Down. Only Weigh Down gives you all the nutrients you need to diet successfully in a low calorie formulation. It provides at least 100% of all vitamins, minerals, proteins and fiber you need plus digestive enzymes so these nutrients can readily be used. Weigh Down also contains an effective level of three important lipotropic factors - choline, inositol and carnitine which usually help burn fat deposits. In fact, it gives you many essential nutrients you could not possibly get without overeating.
Losing weight is not very attractive unless you have the muscle tone to go with it. On most diets you do not just lose fat, you also lose muscle. Where does this muscle go? When you diet, your body metabolizes glycogen (stored sugar) for energy. Almost one pound of water is lost for every four ounces of glycogen burned - the rest is mostly muscle.
The nutrients in Weigh Down discourage the loss of muscle. You won't just retain muscle on the Weigh Down plan, you are likely to gain new muscle tissue.
While on a reduced calorie diet it is very important your body functions regularly if you are to enjoy steady weight loss. By providing the necessary bulk material your body needs, it helps ensure proper digestive functioning and gives you the full feeling of having had enough to eat.
Weigh Down provides every nutritional element for a successful diet. It contains nutrients that speed your metabolism and helps you build muscle while losing fat. It contains nutrients that make you feel full and satisfied with only 108 calories per serving.
Most diet plans claim they make it easy to lose weight. There is no easy way to lose weight. The real difference is that Weigh Down will work when others will not. As good as Weigh Down is, unless you are serious and willing to make some lifestyle adjustments, Weigh Down cannot help you - nothing can. On the other hand, if you are serious, no other product will give your resolve more support than Weigh Down.
The first thing you should do is to set realistic goals. Many people fear their problem might be inherited. Remember, many people with overweight parents have inherited overweight habits, not genes. Examine your eating habits, both as to quantity and content of what you eat and give up those snacks. If you are genetically programmed to be on the heavy side then you may never be very thin but you certainly have the power to control your weight within realistic parameters. Weigh Down can help you lose weight and restore a better relationship in your muscle to fat ratio, regardless of your genetic inclination.
The next thing you should do is set up a regular schedule of modest exercise. As little as fifteen minutes a day of "race walking," bicycling or swimming can force your muscles to manufacture more of the enzymes that convert fatty acids to energy. If you can gradually increase your exercise time you will get even better results.
Do not expect an overnight miracle. In many cases, after your body has adjusted to the new regimen, most will not see results until the second week. Resist the temptation to weigh yourself every day. The little variations you see will be meaningless. Real permanent weight loss is a gradual process. Don't forget, even one pound a week is 52 pounds a year. Rapid weight loss is usually related to lost water - not fat, and could be damaging to your health. Always consult your doctor before beginning any serious weight loss program. There is simply no better program or product than Weigh Down to give you steady weight loss, combined with the benefits of optimal health.