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CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — “All you have to do is eat less and move more.” Not only is that flatly wrong, but it’s extremely frustrating to hear – especially from your doctor.
Unfortunately, your doctor shares some very old concepts with you. It takes a estimated 17 years old discoveries resulting from scientific research to contact your doctor and improve his medical opinion. Talk show hosts and internet searches also often teach incorrect or outdated information.
The problem is that even reliable sources such as medical journals often spread bad information. The New England Journal of Medicine reported that “false and unsupported beliefs about obesity are pervasive” in our medical journals.
Ideally, you would find the answers for yourself by studying the 500,000 scientific articles published on the subject and the approximately 100 new ones published every day. This, however, is a daunting task and not one that many will undertake. Dr. Whit Roberts of Junggl offers an alternative.
“You can turn to experts who have made it their life study to wade through the hundreds of thousands of pages of research or, more likely, to the doctors who follow those experts,” he said.
Roberts, one such doctor, tells us that there are some fascinating facts you’ve probably never heard of that can jumpstart or keep your weight loss efforts on track. Here are just three of them.
By then you’ve probably heard of intermittent fasting. What you haven’t heard of is chronobiology, or the study of how the rhythms of the sun, moon, and seasons affect the mental, physical, and emotional cycles of our bodies. This study won the researchers the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2017.
Roberts says their research has led to a better understanding of the most effective form of intermittent fasting, adding that it matters when you fast, not just how long you fast.
Apparently, the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is actually true, despite the fact that millions of Americans ignore it. Among the many things you will learn as a weight loss patient at Jungl is why eating breakfast is important. Roberts explains that calories consumed in the morning are processed differently by the body than calories consumed in the evening.
In the morning, your body prepares for the need for available energy by converting your food into glycogen, a short-term energy storage molecule. To do this, your body burns those hated fat stores. It’s a whole different story at night, though. The body prepares for a restful, restorative night’s sleep. Calories consumed at dinner or in the evening are more often stored as fat, a long-term energy storage molecule.
“The take-home message (is) skipping dinner is much more effective than skipping breakfast for weight loss,” Roberts said. “All things being equal, you will lose more weight by fasting in the evening than in the morning.”
Two: bad bacteria
A second truth about weight loss pulled straight from the scientific literature is that bad bacteria in your gut cause weight gain. One of Roberts’ patients found out the hard way. Tory, a 43-year-old woman, went to Jungl after suddenly starting to gain weight. She gained 40 pounds in six months despite dieting.
She went to the doctor and had her hormones and thyroid tested. They were fine. She even hired a personal trainer. Nothing she did seemed to make a difference. She kept gaining weight.
To Junggl, Roberts conducted a thorough examination that included an evaluation of his medical history and tests. He learned that she had had two courses of antibiotics for a severe sinus infection before the weight gain. Those antibiotics had wiped out a lot of his good and bad bacteria. As the colonies of bacteria grew back, the bad one gained ground by consuming sodas and sugary treats which they fed on preferentially.
Tory underwent treatment at Jungl, lost 45 pounds, experienced a big boost in energy and saw a dramatic decrease in his lifelong anxiety. Now, Tory is a huge advocate for Jungl and the healing therapies and modalities offered there.
Three: Hidden Fat
The third scientifically proven fact about weight loss shared by Roberts shocks almost everyone who hears it: The chicken is more fattening than beef. Yes, you and I have been duped. Eating just one chicken breast every 10 days has been shown to cause significant weight gain, as shown more than one study. It’s no wonder so many people struggle with weight loss as they cut back on their diet-approved chicken breast every day.
Junggl helps eliminate such misinformation, industry-biased propaganda and popular myths. This article discusses just a few of them. Roberts has developed her own weight loss protocols over her 25 years of practice incorporating evidence-based weight loss methods. If you struggle with stubborn weight, his scientific approach to identifying and correcting the underlying causes of your stubborn weight might be right for you.
Roberts is quick to explain that such stubborn weight can be caused by a wider variety of conditions beyond the scope of this article. These can include toxins, insomnia, infections, allergies, hormonal imbalances, candida, emotional issues, liver and gallbladder dysfunction and many more. He and his staff identify and address all of these potential underlying conditions with their weight loss protocols.
“Testing is the key to finding out if there are any potential underlying issues that are making your weight loss efforts so difficult,” he said.
Junggl consultations include same-day testing. Call 801-810-CARE (2273) or visit Junggl today to schedule your weight loss consultation and introduction to a unique weight loss modality with Roberts.
If your loved one also wants a consultation, mention this article and you can schedule the second appointment at no additional cost. That’s a savings of $59.
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