“Question: Can eating veggies make you fat?
Vegetables are naturally low in calories, high in fibre, and packed full of micro-nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
It would be near on impossible to eat enough vegetables to gain weight because they are so calorie rare.
Focus on eating a mixture of green cruciferous vegetables with each meal and this will help support your weight loss.
Tip 10. A proper sleeping pattern is great for weight loss
Studies have linked poor sleeping patterns with an increased risk of obesity in adults (17), as well as with an aggravation of cravings throughout the day.
As it turns out, sleep might be as important as dieting and exercise in terms of weight loss. Do not underestimate the importance of a regular, healthy sleeping schedule.
There are no end of biological processes that take place when you sleep, including expending energy. Of course the energy demands of sleeping are low, but this is perfect for weight loss.
As I explained earlier in weight loss tip number 6, burning fat requires a lot of oxygen. Sleeping doesn’t put you in an oxygen deficit, and the slow energy provided from fat mass is the perfect fuel for a good night’s sleep.
Melatonin is a master hormone that regulates sleep, circadian rhythm, and over 100 physiological process that are set to run while sleeping, including burning fat. Sleep is a great window of opportunity for weight loss.
In fact, working at night can around double the chance of being overweight; you can’t entrain or override circadian rhythm. When darkness descends your melatonin system kicks in. If you continually interrupt this process not only will you age faster, but you will also hinder your ability to burn body fat sufficiently.
It is important to note that some electromagnetic frequencies significantly interfere with melatonin production. For example, the frequency of light emitted by the backlight on your mobile phone interrupts melatonin production (18). Needless to say, restricting the use of your mobile at night is important to maintain your melatonin production.
Melatonin upregulates BAT for night time weight loss
Scientists have known for a long time that in hibernating animals melatonin acts to convert white body fat (white adipose tissue or WAT) to brown adipose tissue (BAT).
The significance of this is monumental in terms of burning body fat to lose weight. Take a hibernating bear for example; they can typically lose between 15 and 30 percent of their body weight over a period of 5-7 months of hibernation.
White adipose tissue (WAT) stores energy in the form of triglycerides, has few mitochondria and a low oxidative rate. WAT is also recognised to have various other important biological properties, other than being an energy store, such as endocrine function.
In contrast to WAT, brown adipose tissue (BAT) has many mitochondria, a high oxidative rate for efficient energy dissipation, and uniquely expresses a protein called uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1). BAT plays a pivotal role in temperature regulation via thermogenesis (19).
Thermogenisis is where chemical energy in the form of heat, (exothermoic reaction) is liberated from the breakdown of fatty acids to increase your body temperature. The uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) facilitates the release of heat energy by “uncoupling” the use of oxygen from the generation of ATP.
This means that oxygen can then go directly to the production of heat by mixing with and oxidising the BAT.
Thus, by activating BAT and thermogenesis, you can increase energy expenditure and lose weight fast without exercising.
Studies on humans and melatonin are now confirming the same, that is; melatonin also increases BAT in humans (20). Sleep like a bear and burn fat without moving a muscle.”
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.