How fast is too fast ?
60% of the developed world adult population are overweight. 98% of people attempting weight loss take it too fast and so fail to lose weight permanently due to triggering their body's famine response. MTP provide a personal weekly report to show you the rate that you should be targeting, also give you simple steps to follow to achieve it. Reducing food intake to just below that needed to satisfy your bodies energy demands while keeping your hunger forces, as driven by Ghrelin and Leptin hormones, manageable is the key.
- Ghrelin is a hormone generated by the stomach when it is empty.
- Leptin is a hormone generated by your fat cells as they fill with fat.
- Grehlin tells you to go find food. Leptin tells you you don't need more food.
- Ghrelin I'm empty drive minus the Leptin I'm full drive gives you your hunger force.
To lower Ghrelin hunger forces you must keep your stomach full as long as possible by never starving yourself and eating foods that take longer to digest so stay in your stomach longer..
To keep the "Leptin - I don't need more food" forces low you must limit your weight loss rate equal to the rate that your body can naturally accept.This happens as your fat storage system bodyweight set point reduces.
Fat Storage System
Our main energy storage system consists of billions of fat cells. These cells store any excess food intake that we do not burn off as fat for use later. We normally never lose fat cells but each one periodically does die and is replaced by a new one. Fat cells also remember the fattest they have ever been, recorded in the DNA epigenome of each cell until they die.
Science Behind Weight Loss
Scientists recently measured and established there existed a fairly consistent relationship of size with the number of fat cells we have and also how often fat cells die and are replaced. When we are gaining weight our fat cells tend to get slowly larger over time. It is also believed that the largest are the oldest cells and hence die first. Each one at that time is therefore replaced by a new smaller cell every eight years.
The "trick" is to keep each new fat cell small by never eating more then we need, but a little less. Then our new small fat cells stay small and each of these new small fat cells will generate its "I'm full" Leptin hormone signal while storing less fat than the larger cell it replaced.
In this way we can re-program our body's fat storage capacity and reset our body weight set point one new fat cell at a time. MTP have developed how to calculates the optimum weight loss rate over time based on your biometrics and starting weight. Providing this to you allows you to target a good lifestyle energy balance for successful weight loss and not take it too fast.
Overcoming Food Addictions
Repeatedly experiencing and feeling the pleasurable short term and immediate results of binging on sugars and fats, triggering dopamine highs in our pleasure centers, affects us as strongly and similarly to the addiction results of cigarettes and opioids.
Even when we manage to tell ourselves we do not need some food item, and replace it for days or weeks, simply seeing pizza or an old favorite sugar drink can pull up memory of the pleasurable result years afterwards.
It is even worse for food than other addictions as we cannot use total abstinence and totally remove food from our lives following the methods of AA type approaches.
We need to use every method available to us together to achieve the permanent life change we are looking for.
There is no one size fits all but overcomming food addictions by pursuing a common healthier lifestyle within a group has been proven the most effective route.This is why building a Mission Thin Possible "Team of Friends" works.