The I Heart Diet
Proprietary to I HEART WEIGHTLOSS, this program which contains well balanced meals and times frames for eating was developed specifically for our clinic. We contracted with one of the most experienced dietitians in the US who has a specialty in cardiovascular care.
How Does the Program Work?
Your body is designed to transition between two different and opposing states.
Lets call them “Fed” and “Fasted”.
In the fed state,
insulin is elevated, and this signals your fat to store excess calories in your fat cells, In the presence of insulin, the burning of fat is halted, while body burns glucose (from you last yummy meal) instead.
In the fasted state,
insulin is low (while glucagon and growth hormone, opposing hormones to insulin are elevated). The body starts mobilizing stored body fat from your fat cells and burning this fat for energy instead of glucose.
We retrain your body to work the way it was designed to function. We help to reprogram YOU. You will be given a detailed diet program with timed eating schedules for optimal results. Hunger pains should not be an issue as your body starts to pick up on what you are telling it. Dietary supplements to boost energy and suppress hunger can be taken. Also our PRIVATE LABEL meal replacements, WHEY DOWN, will be a benefit for individuals on the go!
So what Does that Mean?
The practical importance of all of this is that you can only burn stored body fat while in the fasted state, and you can only store more body fat while in the fed state. Unfortunately, over time we seem to be spending less of our time in the fasted state and more time in the fed state. As a result, our bodies and our cells spend less time mobilizing and burning stored body fat for energy, and the glucose-burning pathways are overused.
Eventually, insulin is high and the body avoids stored body fat, relying mostly on glucose. Overtime this chronic exposure leads to ‘insulin resistance’. I’m sure everyone has heard of this condition! Its where the body secretes even more insulin in response to the fed state. Chronic insulin resistance is the cause of ‘Metabolic Syndrome’: obesity, abdominal fat storage, high triglycerides, low HDL or “good” cholesterol, and elevated glucose with eventual type 2 diabetes.
If there is too Much Sugar in my Body, then why am I Hungry?
Your right, why would anyone be hungry?
Most Americans have enough fat stored to last a very long time. What happens after a few hours of not eating is that you run out of glucose from the last meal; so instead of seamlessly transitioning to the fasted state and mobilizing and burning stored body fat, you become HUNRGY for MORE GLUCOSE, from carbohydrates. You are trapped in a cycle of eating every two hours (or so) spiking glucose, and then being hungry when blood levels drop.
So How do We Correct This?
There are several ways to improve “fat adaptation” or the ability to successfully burn stored fat. We will work with you, to correct your bodies “fasting” state and give it more “practice” to make it a burning-fat-furnace (Your true BFF!)! We will give it a METABOLIC WORKOUT. Our PRIVATE LABEL supplements and meal replacements (if you can’t cook that day) will help in your success.
- Proven Benefits?
- Absolutely, besides the weight loss, its proven that what time of the day you eat has plenty to do with your fat storage. Not only will our plan put you on the map to your goals, your whole body will be
- loving this “new you!”
- Improves insulin sensitivity
- Improves metabolism
- Starves the “bad” bacteria in the colon
- Promotes longevity
- Improves hunger
- Improves mindful eating
- Improves brain function and the immune system
- Fights cancer cells (glucose-dependent)
- Reverses diabetes
- Improves fatty liver
- Improves neurodegenerative disorders
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves cellular regeneration and repair
- Improves Lipid parameters
Exercise also leads to many of the same “benefits”. Pairing an eating plan, and an exercise program together will only make your journey faster!