Is Your Slow Metabolism Keeping You Overweight? Try This Natural Remedy And Watch The Weight Fall Of
Are you desperate to lose weight, but it feels like an uphill struggle? The information in this article may be just what you need to give it that extra push. We all know, deep down, that if we eat more calories than we burn off during the day, the extra is going to be stored as fat. But sometimes you really do try to reduce your calorie intake, but because you do not see a result quickly, you give up.
Your body needs the amino acid phenylalinine (L-phenylalinine) to make another amino acid called tyrosine, which your thyroid gland needs to produce the hormones that control metabolism. If you have a deficiency in phenylalinine, you are most likely deficient in tyrosine. This means that your metabolism, which is the rate at which your body converts calories into energy, is not operating as it should, and unburned calories equal stored body fat.
According to “Off The Shelf Natural Health” author Mark Mayell, “Tyrosine is also the first link in the production of certain neurotransmitters, including dopamine, noradrenaline, and adrenaline, that are suspected of playing important roles in controlling appetite”.
Phenylalinine’s influence on appetite control doesn’t end with tyrosine, this essential amino acid also triggers the release of cholycystokin (CCK), which makes you feel “full” and lets you know it’s time to stop eating. Because of this satiety effect the Vitamin Diary believes that taking phenylalinine supplements before meals can actually make you lose weight daily. “An intake of half a teaspoon of L-phenylalinine powder 30 minutes before each meal, can lead to a loss of 100-200 grams of weight per day”, they write. That equates to about 6½lbs per month, just by taking the half teaspoon of powder before each meal.
It is important that you do not take too much phenylalinine, thinking you will lose weight faster. Too much of this essential amino acid can cause high blood pressure, insomnia and irritability. Pregnant women and those with high blood pressure, anxiety, diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU) or pre-existing pigmented melanoma should not take supplemental phenylalinine at all.
Food sources of phenylalinine include:
Ground Nuts (peanuts)
As a precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, tyrosine deficiency can lead to depression and consequent emotional overeating, but that isn’t the only reason why you need this amino acid to lose weight. Many nutritional experts agree that tyrosine, which is made from phenylalinine, acts as a mild appetite suppressant because it stimulates the production of the appetite suppressant hormone cholycystokin (CCK). Plus, it helps to reduce body fat, helping you to consume fewer calories, and eliminate the body fat in your problem areas.
With information like this, the logical step would be to cut out any foods that come under the umbrella “Junk Food”, for example:
Fried fats, white flour (lack fibre)
Chemical sweeteners (diet pop)
MSG, high sodium, dead foods (canned soups)
Fried fats, MSG (snack chips, flavoured chips)
Artificial colours, added sugars (juice drinks)
Added sugars (candy bars, breakfast bars)
Hydrogenated oils, white flour (crackers, biscuits)
White flour, added sugars (sweetened breakfast cereals)
High sodium, MSG, artificial preservatives (processed meats)
Refined grains (instant rice, grains)
Hydrogenated oils, MSG (frozen fried foods)
Refined grains, added sugars (non-whole grain bread)
If you avoid all the above, and use the following in your diet, you cannot help but lose weight:
Sunlight (one hour a day for healthy bones, organs, brain)
Raw fruits, all kinds (high vitamins, fibre, complex carbohydrates)
Vegetables, all kinds (high vitamins, fibre, phyonutrients)
Berries, all kinds (high antioxidants, healthy brain, heart)
Sprouts, broccoli, alfalfa (high in vitamins, phytonutrients)
Soy, tofu, soy milk etc (high protein, antioxidants)
Healthy oils, flax, olive, macadamia etc (healthy heart, brain and more)
Seeds, sesame, hemp, chia etc (healthy oils, high fibre, antioxidants)
Avocados (healthy oils, phytonutrients)
Nuts, cashews, almonds, peanuts, etc (antioxidants, healthy oils)
Fish oils, salmon, cod etc (healthy heart, brain and more)
Sprouted grains (high in vitamins, fibre)
Bran, oat, wheat, rice (high fibre)
Good luck in your quest for weight loss. It is not as complex as it seems. If you are serious about losing weight, eat porridge oats with skimmed milk for breakfast (if you must sweeten it use Agave Nectar which is a low GI sweetener), or a good bowl of fruit. Have home-made vegetable soups for lunch with multi-grain bread, or salad. For dinner have salmon (at least twice a week) or chicken, with at least three or four vegetables. If you need a snack between meals, make it fruit or celery or carrots. And walk. Get as much exercise as you can fit in.
By: Mary Howard