26/01/2022

Weight management – how to boost weight loss

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Starting your diet is only half the battle. Sticking with it is the other, more difficult half. Did you know that natural supplements can get you a long way towards weight loss? Nature offers a lot of ways that can help you shed extra weight.

Diets ultimately fail because they are too restrictive and, if we’re going to be perfectly honest, people get hungry! And it’s not necessarily a lack of will or loss of self-control that leads to cheating, it can also be physiological.

Your body doesn’t like it when you eat less. A drop in calories will eventually force your body to initiate counter-measures to make up for the loss of energy. One big counter-measure is increasing your appetite, especially for quick energy snacks — which, of course, are loaded with sugar.

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So how can you avoid the inevitable increase in appetite that so often comes along with dieting? One way to do this is to make your diet less restrictive and incorporate nutrients that can help with appetite, sugar absorption, and supporting your metabolism. This way you’re using the diet more as a guideline to losing weight.

A healthy diet and regular exercise are essential to maintaining a normal weight. However, if you want to put in the hard work of exercising and carefully monitoring your diet, why not make sure that you achieve your desired results?

Nature is full of ingredients that can help you both maintain a normal weight, as well as boost your weight loss. Below we have selected a few of the best compounds for helping you to lose weight faster.

The nutrients below belong to one of three broad categories:

  • Appetite control
  • Sugar & Fat blockers
  • Metabolic boosters


How to boost your weight loss with natural ingredients

Green tea is full of polyphenols that have shown cholesterol-lowering effects in human trial studies. In an analysis of 11 studies, green tea decreased body weight by three pounds after 12-13 weeks of daily green tea consumption. 

Moreover, another analysis of 15 studies combined green tea with has also shown that green tea catechines combined with caffeine can produce a decrease Body Mass Index (BMI). Furthermore, this combination also lowered body weight in comparison to control groups.

Its principal antioxidant is epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG. It promotes a healthy resting metabolic rate. (1)

There is also evidence that fish oil can also help you shed weight. For instance, a study showed that study participants who included fish oil in an energy-restricted diet lost 2,2 pounds more than their control group.

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials determined omega-3 fatty acids from fish may induce reductions in waist circumference and triglyceride levels, indicating improved metabolic health, in individuals with overweight and obesity. (2)

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Extracts from this mango-like fruit from West Africa has been shown to reduce fat deposits and to promote healthy blood lipids and fasting blood sugar levels. 

The Irvingia extracts are also thought to work by inhibiting the development of fat cells. In a study where participants took Irvingia seed extracts for 10 weeks, they decreased their body fat percentage by 6,3% compared to 1,9% in their placebo control group. (3-5)

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Studies show that lemon verbena helped reduce appetite by affecting certain hormones (ghrelin and glucagon-like peptide-1) that control appetite. (6)

Both of these botanicals have numerous medicinal properties including general antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and metabolic effects. (7)

A rich source of chlorogenic acid which inhibits the digestive enzyme glucosidase and the sugar producing enzyme glucose-6-phosphase. The result is lower after-meal blood sugar levels (8)

Inhibits amylase, the digestive enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates to be absorbed into the bloodstream as glucose. Resulted in a loss of 6.5 pounds on average in just 30 days (9-11)


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References

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  2. Zhang YY, Liu W, Zhao TY, Tian HM. Efficacy of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Supplementation in Managing Overweight and Obesity: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. The journal of nutrition, health & aging. 2017;21(2):187-192.
  3. Oben JE, Ngondi JL, Momo CN, Agbor GA, Sobgui CS. The use of a Cissus quadrangularis/Irvingia gabonensis combination in the management of weight loss: a double-blind placebo-controlled study. Lipids in health and disease. 2008;7:12.
  4. Ngondi JL, Oben JE, Minka SR. The effect of Irvingia gabonensis seeds on body weight and blood lipids of obese subjects in Cameroon. Lipids in health and disease. 2005;4:12.
  5. Ngondi JL, Etoundi BC, Nyangono CB, Mbofung CM, Oben JE. IGOB131, a novel seed extract of the West African plant Irvingia gabonensis, significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic parameters in overweight humans in a randomized double-blind placebo controlled investigation. Lipids Health Dis. 2009;8:7.
  6. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/fo/c8fo00367j#!divAbstract
  7. Lee YS, Yang WK, Kim HY, et al. Metabolaid(®) Combination of Lemon Verbena and Hibiscus Flower Extract Prevents High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity through AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Activation. Nutrients. Sep 1 2018;10(9)doi:10.3390/nu10091204
  8. Nagendran MV. Effect of Green Coffee Bean Extract (GCE), High in Chlorogenic Acids, on Glucose Metabolism. Poster presentation number: 45-LB-P. Obesity 2011, the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Obesity Society. Orlando, Florida. October 1-5, 2011.
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  10. Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;13(4):32-7.
  11. Int J Med Sci. 2007 Jan 24;4(1):45-52.

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