Hidden Culprit SABOTAGES Weight Loss Efforts
They insist weight loss is simple.
That it’s the inevitable result of a SIMPLE equation: Burn more calories than you take in, and the pounds will melt away like magic.
Well, if you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know that’s pure nonsense.
The truth is, it can feel like your body is working against you. And no matter how hard you try, the weight seems determined to stay.
Even worse, when you DO lose a few pounds, they pack right back on (often with a few extra friends in tow).
Chances are you blame yourself. You assume you must work harder, eat less, or exercise more.
But the truth is weight loss is seldom simple. In fact, a hidden culprit could secretly sabotage even the most diligent weight loss efforts.
The nutrients your body uses to run at peak efficiency ALSO play a vital role in what your body does with energy.
In particular, they help determine if excess energy (calories) get deposited around the organs in your midsection, known as the “visceral fat area.”
You see, bulging belly fat is more than just a simple cosmetic issue. Visceral fat can have MAJOR health consequences, too—including sending your risk of an early death soaring.
But it turns out that boosting a few key nutrients—including manganese, magnesium, potassium, vitamin K, and folic acid—is linked to less change in the visceral fat area. So topping their levels up is a good idea.
Plus, studies also show that a deficiency in certain nutrients can sabotage weight loss efforts by INCREASING belly fat storage.
Take a look…
Obesity is linked to low levels of vitamin D.
Vitamin D is critical for regulating leptin, a hormone that controls hunger signals and fat storage.
A low D level is a double whammy against weight loss because it can cause you to overeat AND also contribute to fat storage.
Remember, your best source of vitamin D is exposure to midday sunlight.
Vitamin B12 is involved in fat metabolism. That means a deficiency in B12 could increase fat storage in your belly.
That’s why it’s no surprise that studies link low B12 levels to being overweight or obese. And low levels could be standing in the way of weight loss.
The best sources of B12 include eggs, dairy, and salmon.
Your body converts beta-carotene from foods you eat into vitamin A. This vitamin is most often associated with eye health but is also essential for fat metabolism.
In fact, one study showed that vitamin A is vital for regulating body fat, while another revealed that a deficiency is associated with excess belly fat.
You can get the beta-carotene your body needs to make vitamin A from leafy greens, orange and yellow vegetables, eggs, and dairy products.
P.S. Hunger can sabotage even the most heroic of weight loss efforts. But adopting THIS simple but effective “timing trick” could help you feel FULLER, eat LESS, and burn more CALORIES.
“Association between Nutrients and Visceral Fat in Healthy Japanese Adults: A 2-Year Longitudinal Study Brief Title: Micronutrients Associated with Visceral Fat Accumulation.” Nutrients. 2019 Nov 7;11(11):2698. doi: 10.3390/nu11112698. PMID: 31703461; PMCID: PMC6893766.
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