You Can't Exercise Your Way Through a Bad Diet
The LipoMelt Diet
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Undergoing LipoMelt therapy is not a license to increase your food intake. On the contrary, we recommend that you follow the LipoMelt diet, a low starchy carbohydrate and low saturated fat diet. This allows your kidneys, liver and lymphatic systems to more effectively purge the excess fat as it is released from the fat cells.
• What is the LipoMelt Diet? •
LipoMelt therapy is the first step towards a healthy lifestyle. However, you’ll never keep that weight off unless you accompany your LipoMelt sessions with a good long-term diet full of macronutrients. The LipoMelt Diet is designed to keep your body in a state of hormonal balance by regulating the hormone insulin so that it remains within a healthy range.
High carbohydrate diets contribute to an increase in hormone insulin to such a degree that it impairs your body’s ability to function at peak efficiency. When you eat high carbohydrate foods, your blood glucose increases dramatically. This triggers an increase in insulin, which is supposed to store the glucose in muscle tissue. However, when too much glucose is produced too quickly, it’s stored as body fat.
The LipoMelt diet steers clear of excess carbs, working with your body to control your appetite and keep those insulin levels in check.
• Understanding Insulin •
To lose weight and keep it off, you need to burn off fat for energy. When you take in a lot of carbohydrates, your body creates more insulin to process the carbohydrates while preventing the burning of fat cells for fuel. This creates a vicious cycle in the body where it increasingly relies on carbs for energy, leaving the fat exactly where you don’t want it: on you.
Another disadvantage of having high insulin levels is it has the effect of increasing hunger. Increased blood sugar sent to the muscles causes hypoglycemia, and a voracious appetite which can usually only be satisfied with more carbs.
The LipoMelt diet is low on carbohydrates and rich in fats. Keeping your carbs at around 40% of your daily calories keeps your blood sugar stable and encourages your body to burn off that excess fat as fuel, so you run more efficiently.
Americans eat too many carbohydrates. The point of the LipoMelt Diet isn’t to eliminate carbohydrates. It’s to put them in proper balance within your diet. After all, small amounts of carbohydrates taken in a meal are used for energy without leading to extreme spikes in glucose levels.
When too many carbohydrates are consumed too quickly - such as with a bowl of pasta, or a rich desert - the body can’t process them without generating tremendous amounts of insulin to process the glucose, preventing your body from utilizing fat cells for energy.
Therefore, it’s recommended that you have a diet rich in carbohydrates that are high in fiber and low in starch and sugar. For instance:
Fruits: apples, apricots, cherries, grapefruits, oranges, peaches, plums
Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans
Grains: oatmeal, rye, wild rice
Legumes: black beans, chick peas, kidney beans, lentils
Starches: sweet potatoes, yams, whole grain pasta
In place of all those carbohydrates you used to eat, you’ll need to start eating more protein. Generous amounts of protein are crucial to maintaining both a healthy diet and a healthy weight. It’s required to build and repair muscles, and is needed for attractive skin, hair and nails, and in the production of hormones and enzymes.
The LipoMelt Diet contains the protein you’ll need every day to maintain your lean muscle mass. This includes lean, high-quality, proteins such as low fat cottage cheese, eggs and egg whites, skinless turkey and chicken, lean meats such as fish, and whey protein powder to help rebuild muscle after working out.
Moving beyond the old carb-heavy diet you may have relied on in the past, and towards a diet rich in lean proteins such as the LipoMelt Diet is critical if you’re going to maintain a healthy and sustainable weight.
We’ve come a long way since all fats were considered “bad”. Today, it’s understood that dietary fat is vital for staying fit. While fried fats and hydrogenated fats should be avoided, all natural fats are actually good for you when taken in moderation.
In fact, dietary fats are conducive to stimulating your metabolism. With a quicker metabolism you’ll burn energy quicker, and lose more weight when at rest. A diet - such as the LipoMelt Diet - that is comprised of 40% carbohydrate, 30% fat, and 30% protein is ideal for maintaining a healthy weight as well as lifestyle. Fats are also preferable to carbohydrates before working out, and won’t produce the “crash” effect you get from carbs.
Some excellent naturally occurring fats include avocados, safflower-based mayonnaise, cold water fish such as salmon and mackerel, raw nuts and nut butters, and vegetable oils such as olive, sunflower, safflower, and sesame.
Are All Calories The Same?
Short answer: no. For too many years, people have been counting calories as a means of losing weight. However, achieving balance should be the goal of every diet. The LipoMelt Diet takes the composition of the calories into account when considering how they affect insulin levels. It’s the elevated insulin levels that prevent your body from acting as efficiently as it should. Constantly elevated insulin levels make it difficult to lose weight, can sap your energy, impair your ability to concentrate, and even lead to a condition known as hyperinsulinemia: a primary contributor to coronary heart disease.