“Tip 3. Don’t drink calories
Alcohol, fruit juices and soda are stealth calories. They tend to fly under the radar while you focus on reducing your intake of solid calories. In terms of losing weight, however, these are even worse than the latter.
When you eat solid food, you attain satisfaction and thus your body compensates by limiting further intake. This is not the case with liquid calories, these don’t increase satiety the same as eating a meal does, but count towards fat levels nonetheless.
Sugar sweetened beverages are also a key player in spiking insulin, as I highlighted earlier, insulin instantly kills fat loss. Furthermore, steer clear of “low-sugar” and “zero-carb” advertised drinks. These are usually loaded with the artificial sweeteners such as acesulfame K and aspartame.
Despite these sweetened drinks being be low or sugar free, acesulfame K and aspartame come with their own plethora of unwanted side effects, and have also been shown to amplify insulin response in the presence of glucose.
Although the evidence does not appear to be 100% conclusive on artificial sweeteners spiking insulin, as an added precaution I’d recommend staying away from these.
Your appetite is regulated by a hormone called leptin. Leptin is an adipokine (cell signalling protein), secreted by your adipose tissues and is directly connected to body fat because it is responsible for regulating your “energy balance” and body weight, by sending signals of satiety to your hypothalamus.
Since leptin is secreted from your adipose tissue, the amount of leptin you produce is directly proportionate to the amount of body fat you have. If you add body fat, your leptin secretion will also increase, and vice versa. Leptin is part of a vast array of hormones that collectively form your body’s hormonal axis.
Your hormonal axis is self-regulating and is in constant feedback with itself.
If your leptin negative feedback mechanism gets broken, your body will not feel satisfied and unless you eat, you will be struck by hunger-pangs.
This is a huge problem in people who suffer from obesity, their leptin levels become so high that they become leptin resistant and their in-built ability to manage their energy balance and fat mass is diminished (4).
Your will to lose weight can be over-ruled by your hormones
Even the strongest will can be over-turned by hormonal dysfunction. For instance, if you’re not armed with the right knowledge you could easily fall folly to the cunning ingredient combinations of commercial drinks industry.
In 2018 the UK soft drinks market was estimated to be valued at 16.7 billion Euros (5). Needless to say the global corporations behind the soft drinks industry know their science, and pay their food scientists large salaries to ensure continuity and growth in sales of their soft drinks.
Let’s take a look at the soft drink coke, it contains caffeine, salt (sodium) and sugar. Caffeine is a diuretic and makes you pee water, salt makes you thirsty and sugar masks the taste of salt. The more you drink, the more you want to drink. The net effect is that your body is tricked into drinking a ton of sugar-laden soft drink.
Regularly consuming sugar sweetened beverages will sky-rocket your insulin, and fat mass too (6). This can pose an increased risk of leptin resistance, it’s a slippery slope and before you know it you could be on a downward spiral to join the obesity club.
Drinking an extra can of coke per day could lead to a weight gain of 15.6 lbs in just 1 year”
I’m Linda. And I tried it all.
Atkins, Southbeach, Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig.
And I even listened to that silly baseball guy who talked about the shakes on TV for all those years.
And yet, since I had my second daughter at 28, I had gained even more weight and had not lost any…
Well, maybe a few pounds for a little while but then it all comes roaring back when I stop whatever gimmick I’m on that month.
You should’ve seen me in my college days. I was tall, slim and had been blessed by the good Lord with an hourglass figure that always turned heads.
Hey, it’s how I attracted my husband Tom!
But after Andrea was born… I couldn’t get back down to my normal 130. I’m 5 foot 7, and that was always a great weight on me.
Yet I’ve spent the better part of 20 years pushing 220 pounds.
Then one sleepless night, I stumbled on a health segment on MSNBC…
Featuring Todd Pittman, a civil engineer from Asheville, North Carolina.
What was unique about Todd’s situation was that he was able to finally lose 68 pounds by following a simple 10-second “morning trigger” after struggling to lose weight for so many years.
Todd started by exposing the biggest nutrition lies the big fitness and weight loss players preach.
Just to push sales of their fad diets to make millions of dollars.
“To lose weight successfully, you shouldn’t eat less. Nor should you cut out carbs. Nor should you exercise until you drop,” he sternly quipped.
He then shared a multi-year study that demonstrated consistent and aggressive cardio routines have little effect on weight loss.
And that doing lots of endless cardio is actually bad for your health.
At that moment, it dawned on me that how all of the things I thought I was doing right – starving myself, running until I ached, eliminating carbs, yadda, yadda, yadda— they were actually holding me back rather than helping!
Can you believe that?
All that time and effort, not to mention thousands of dollars down the drain because I was fed lies.
Todd continued to explain how our bodies work. With only some minor changes, no matter your age, shape or size, you can kick your body into fat burning mode for much longer than normal.
Todd then shared his simple 10-second “morning trigger” that is scientifically proven to accelerate your metabolism and burn stubborn fat.
I listened intently and jotted down everything I heard as quickly as I could.
I remembered being skeptical — despite Todd showing a “before” picture and an “after” picture of himself from a couple of months ago.
But I owed it to myself to at least give this morning trigger a try.
And really, I was desperate to try anything.
So, that same week, I started the simple 10-second “morning trigger.”
You won’t believe what happened next!
In a single week, I lost 9 pounds and could really see the difference right away. My hips seemed slimmer and my jeans started to loosen up.
So I kept following Todd’s advice and I actually lost 67 pounds total in the next 5 months!
I’m not down to 130, but at my age and for my height, I think 145 is pretty darn good.
And, at 44 years old, I look amazing in a sun dress and I feel 20 years younger… and to tell a bit of a secret… Tom can’t keep his hands off me!
Since then, I have found out that Todd made it his mission in life to share this healthy weight loss discovery with women all across the world.
Todd’s discovery has made such a big impact on my life that I would regret it if I did not share his presentation with others.
Imagine waking up every morning full of energy and loving what you see in the mirror…
Imagine enjoying the foods you love: pasta, wine, or even a dessert — completely guilt-free…
And imagine feeling good and living your life without obsessing about every single calorie you eat…
All while knowing your health is being protected by one of the most powerful natural healing rituals ever discovered.
If you’re a woman who has struggled with weight loss, you owe it to yourself to watch Todd’s presentation and finally have the solution you need to lose weight and take full control of your life once and for all.
The consequences would have been disastrous had I not have strapped on my faith and followed Todd’s 10-second “morning trigger”.
I would never be living the life of my dreams right now…
And I would have continued to gain more weight and be inundated with a whole set of chronic diseases including heart-attacks, diabetes and chronic joint pains.
I really hope it has the same impact on you as it did on me. Because the information you’re about to learn has literally transformed my life.