Preventing Holiday Season Weight Gain – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 234
Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey. Ph
It’s the holiday season. It’s a wonderful time of year, however there are all of those threats to your waistline, like your favorite pecan pie or cookies. It’s typical for people to gain weight over the holidays, anywhere from 2 to 6 pounds. Well, you don’t want that. It’s hard enough to keep your waistline down. We have a way of helping that. Today, we’re going to talk about how you can safely, efficiently and effectively help prevent that holiday weight gain.
Phase 2 Starch & Carb Neutralizer is one of my favorite supplements. There are many human clinical trials behind Phase 2, including over at the Mayo Clinic.
Phase 2 is derived from Phaseolus vulgarus, which is a type of bean. They wash this stuff out and it’s easy to remove because it’s water-soluble. You couldn’t eat enough beans to really make this worthwhile because the beans are a carbohydrate and have calories. Phase 2 has over 20 human clinical trials behind it. It’s so effective and so safe that the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows us to make claims with weight and to say that it’s Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).†
How does Phase 2 work? It attaches to starch-digesting enzymes and it blocks the absorption of sugars. You can still taste the food, you’re just not absorbing as much sugar as you used to. In the research, they’ve clocked up to 500 fewer sugar calories absorbed every day. In your digestive tract, you release an enzyme from your pancreas called alpha-amylase enzyme. They liberate sugar from foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, pasta, rice, bread, cake and cookies. Sugar isn’t automatically absorbed and if it’s not picked up by the alpha-amylase, it passes right through you. That’s what’s happening with Phase 2. You’ll absorb enough sugar from healthy foods that suit your needs for your brain energy and muscle energy, but you’re not going to absorb that amazingly overabundant amount of sugar we Americans consume. So the Phase 2 attaches to the enzymes and the sugar molecules pass through you.†
Learn more about how Phase 2 can help you by tuning into the full podcast episode.
There is another supplement that can be useful right now around the holiday season to help prevent that weight gain that accompanies the holidays and that’s called Trim Hx. It’s a type of ginger called Grains of Paradise, which helps convert white fat or belly fat into beige fat, which is the fat that gives you energy and endurance. One thing that Trim Hx will help you with is energy and endurance, but also burning fat.†
The other ingredient in there is a plant called Griffonia simplicifolia, which supplies an alpha-amino acid called 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). What this does is it helps you control your appetite even further. This can help you accomplish two things: You’re going to eat less at your meal and you’re going to be happy with that. You’re not going to feel hungry after it. The second thing is that you’re also going to prevent in-between-meal snacking.†
There’s another benefit there. The 5-HTP helps you deal with stress. Stress makes food more fattening, not to mention that it steps on your immune system and your immune system won’t work so well. When you’re stressed out, you release cortisol from your adrenal glands, which can make food more fattening. So if you eat a cookie and you’re calm, it’s literally less fattening that if you eat a cookie and you’re stressed out because stress hormones pack calories onto your body.†
Tune into the full podcast episode to hear Jerry’s recommendations about how to take these supplements and to learn more about them.
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