How our program works
Basic Facts About Obesity
Fat, your body’s stored energy, varies with daily activity and needs. Consuming more than used triggers thermogenesis, storing excess as fat.
To lose weight, you must either reduce your food intake, increase calorie expenditure, or both. Quick Weight Loss employs both strategies in its weight management system.
The initial days on the program can be the most challenging, primarily due to social and psychological adjustments rather than physical obstacles. However, the substantial weight loss during this period often serves as motivation to persist.
Depending on the degree of obesity, clients can shed 5 to 12 pounds in the first two weeks, which can be followed by a potential challenge. Achieving remarkable results initially may lead to disappointment if clients only lose 2 to 3 pounds in the third week. Typically, a 20 to 30-pound weight loss occurs within the first month or two, followed by an average of 12 to 18 pounds per month. Plateaus are infrequent and brief on this program, though water retention, particularly in women due to hormonal factors, may occur. Reducing diet soda intake, which contains a trace amount of sodium promoting water retention, can be advisable.
The pivotal stage in the program arises when clients have shed 80% of their desired weight loss. At this point, some clients may need a reminder of their commitment to reaching their goal entirely. Due to metabolic changes in overweight individuals, it is crucial to complete the journey. While losing 60 pounds is significant, if a client’s goal is 100 pounds, more must be done. Stabilizing a client’s weight becomes challenging when excess fat persists in the body.
A quick overview
Thermogenesis is the body’s way of producing heat and energy, primarily through muscle and fat. It revs up your metabolism, burning calories, and aiding in weight loss.
- Thermogenesis occurs after eating, especially with foods rich in protein or certain herbs and supplements.
- Protein has the most significant thermogenic effect among macronutrients.
- Herbs like Bitter Orange and activities like exercise also boost thermogenesis.
- Thermogenic substances increase energy production and metabolic rate, aiding weight loss.
- Muscle plays a crucial role in thermogenesis, so maintaining lean body mass is vital.
- Adequate protein intake is essential, as it contains essential amino acids for neurotransmitter production.
- These amino acids influence mood, satiety, and thermogenesis, supporting effective weight loss.
- Quick Weight Loss includes protein supplements to ensure the right amino acid balance for clients.
This concise version provides an overview of thermogenesis, its impact on weight loss, and the role of protein and essential amino acids in your program.
Evolution and Weight
Exploring Weight and Survival: In today’s society, weight issues like excess belly fat, large hips, and cellulite are common. While overeating is a clear factor, genetics also play a significant role.
Historically, being overweight was advantageous for survival, especially during times of famine or extreme cold. Extra fat acted as a buffer, helping individuals endure tough conditions. This trait was encoded in our genes through a genetic mutation thousands of years ago, leading to more efficient metabolism and energy storage.
Although lifespans have increased significantly, excess weight still shortens life, with every 10% over ideal weight reducing it by 2 to 3 years. Taking action early in life becomes crucial. Today, ‘survival of the fittest’ means embracing programs like Quick Weight Loss, adopting healthier habits, and achieving a slim, fit, and healthy lifestyle.
Igniting Weight Loss
Quick Weight Loss places overweight clients on energy-deficit diets, compelling their bodies to burn excess fat to meet basic metabolic and daily activity needs. However, the body adapts by slowing metabolism, causing plateaus.
To overcome this, we stimulate thermogenesis, the creation of heat and energy, to maintain metabolic rates. Dietary thermogenesis occurs when the body uses energy to digest and absorb nutrients, with protein having the most significant effect.
Minimal exercise and natural substances like caffeine also enhance thermogenesis. Exercise-induced thermogenesis can boost metabolic rates for days. Certain herbs and spices can do the same, particularly Bitter Orange.
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) like omega-6 and omega-3 contribute to thermogenesis and overall fitness. Lowering room temperature slightly can also increase thermogenesis but should not be extreme.
Lipolysis, the process of releasing stored fat for energy, can be stimulated. Stress and appetite suppressants increase lipolysis but aren’t sustainable. Bitter Orange alkaloids are effective and safe for this purpose.
Balanced diets, protein supplements, EFAs, moderate exercise, and thermogenic supplements, like those in the Quick Weight Loss program, maximize fat loss and ensure success for our clients.
This condensed version maintains the key points while providing a clearer and more concise explanation of thermogenesis and its role in weight loss.
Understand the Risks
There are no major side effects associated with this program. However, some minor ones may occur, but they are generally easy to manage. These minor side effects may include:
- Less frequent bowel movements (not constipation) due to a reduced intake of dietary fiber.
- A sensation of light-headedness, which typically resolves within the first week. To alleviate this, we recommend moving slowly when transitioning to an upright position to allow sufficient time for blood pressure to adjust.
- Some individuals may experience varying degrees of fatigue during the initial days of adapting to this new metabolic state. In most cases, this fatigue subsides within a few days to two weeks, leading to an increase in energy levels.
- Irregular menstrual periods may occur, with occasional changes such as lighter and less frequent periods. However, for most individuals, there is no alteration in their menstrual patterns.
- Leg cramps and headaches are rare but can occur during the initial phase of the program, where diuretic effects lead to fluid loss and potential temporary hypokalemia (low potassium levels). To mitigate these symptoms, we advise clients to incorporate fresh spinach and oranges into their daily diet and increase their daily intake of Morton’s Lite Salt to 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per day.
- Migraine-like headaches, shakiness, and irritability may result from caffeine withdrawal, particularly for clients who were heavy consumers of regular coffee. Restricting caffeine intake to two cups per day can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms. In such cases, temporarily reintroducing a moderate additional amount of caffeinated coffee can help alleviate symptoms, allowing for a gradual tapering off without discomfort.
- Some clients may experience jitteriness when taking the herbal supplements. However, most clients who follow the recommended dosage find that their energy levels increase, fluid retention decreases, and their appetite is reduced. If clients experience symptoms such as insomnia or shakiness, problem-solving strategies should be employed, rather than reducing the dosage. We recommend taking the herbs with food and avoiding caffeine consumption within 30 minutes of the dosage.
Please note that these minor side effects are generally temporary and manageable. If clients have concerns or experience severe discomfort, they should consult with a healthcare professional for further guidance.
Although unlikely, if you experience any significant physical or psychological symptoms, increase your dietary intake with NGP III and consult your physician as soon as possible. Such symptoms would include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, persistent leg cramps, dizziness, fainting spells, persistent gastrointestinal pain, significant and prolonged depression, or any other unusual occurrences.
Eat at Least Three Meals a Day to Keep Hunger at Bay
The key to eliminating hunger is to consume three meals a day along with several snacks spaced throughout the day. Our goal is to educate and teach our clients the benefits of having at least three meals daily. When clients reduce the number of meals they consume, they are more likely to accumulate body fat, gain more weight (or lose less), and have higher blood cholesterol levels. They are also likely to consume more fat, fewer essential vitamins and minerals, and less dietary fiber.
Breakfast: Do not skip breakfast! We cannot emphasize enough the importance of breakfast. If you’re not accustomed to eating breakfast, we urge you not to deprive yourself. The primary purpose of breakfast is to break the overnight fast. Our body follows a cyclical internal rhythm, and during sleep, our metabolism slows down in anticipation of 6-8 hours without food or activity. When you wake up to start a new day, having breakfast is essential to activate your metabolic switch, transitioning your body’s rhythm from a low ebb to a high tide. Studies indicate that people who skip breakfast have a metabolic rate 4% – 5% below normal. Your breakfast should include some form of protein, such as a supplement, eggs, cottage cheese, or meat. It doesn’t have to be a large meal.
Lunch: Lunch is often either skipped or overindulged, impacting stamina, reducing afternoon energy slumps, and influencing weight control. Here are some guidelines for a healthful lunch: Establish a regular lunch hour. Both the brain and body function best when regularly fueled. If you skip lunch or eat erratically, it may take about three weeks to reset your hunger clock, ensuring your appetite increases before a meal and decreases afterward. Include a variety of foods in your lunch. Relying solely on a single food, like a salad, may not sustain lasting fullness and could potentially lead to mineral deficiencies.
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