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Posted: June 19, 2019 at 2:48 am

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How to use IGF-1 for Weight Loss & Muscle Gain (Safely)

Posted: June 6, 2019 at 9:50 am

Losing weight is challenging in and of itself for most people. For those who are struggling to do so, the inclusion of IGF-1, has recently become a highly discussed tool to aid in the weight loss efforts. But, exactly how beneficial is it? And, are the side effects which are linked to use of IGF-1 (as is the case with other hormones) safe and worth the actual results you are going to see?

IGF-1 is highly linked to sugar use in the body, which can make it a powerful component in your efforts to lose weight. The IGF-1 is most known for its ability to increase muscle mass. However, studies have shown that when properly administered, it can aid in the weight loss journey as well. It can help in increasing the development of lean muscle body tissue, which will also help smooth out or help improve the shape of users. So even if you aren't losing several pounds when using IGF-1, you are going to appear leaner, due to the fact that muscle development is balanced.

There's no way around the fact that simply taking IGF-1 alone is going to result in weight loss. In fact, this is not going to occur even when using the most potent weight loss supplement available. However, incorporating IGF-1 alongside a balanced diet, increased cardiovascular driven workouts, and working out, will result in faster weight loss over time.

Many claim that incorporating IGF-1 into a balanced diet and exercise regime also helps to increase the rate at which one loses weight. Combination with a balanced diet plan is going to ensure the greatest results when using IGF-1 as a tool for weight loss. And, it might afford you a little extra wiggle room in your diet, as you are getting the benefits of improved muscle development and lean muscle mass. However, this does not eliminate the fact that a balanced diet, and exercise regime are something which has to be followed for those who hope to sustain weight loss.

Including IGF-1 as a part of a healthy, balanced diet plan, can help in shifting of the metabolism. This means when your body is burning more calories, it is likely that you will notice increased weight loss in a shorter period of time as well. IGF-1 may help to support weight management efforts, by increasing the rate at which your metabolism is working; this is naturally going to result in faster weight loss, and more sustainable weight loss over time.

One of the main reasons why IGF-1 is not promoted as a weight loss tool or supplement, is the fact that it is not intended to help you lose weight. In fact, it is not geared at helping individuals lose weight. One of the side effects might be weight loss. This is because of the fact that:

Basically, IGF-1 might help you speed up your weight loss efforts, due to the natural benefits it is going to promote in terms of muscle development, lean muscle formation, and the fact that you have higher energy levels. All of these benefits taken together might result in quicker weight loss, and might also result in greater weight loss. However, simply including IGF-1 as a part of your daily regimen, is not going to result in reducing your weight.

If using IGF-1 as a means to help you lose weight, it is recommended to use IGF-1 LR3. LR3 remains active in the body for a period of up to 12 hours (half a day). Basically this means increased energy levels, reduced recovery times, and in turn allows you to get back to the gym faster. Of course, as mentioned above, IGF-1 alone is not going to result in weight or fat loss. However, it can aid in your efforts by increasing energy levels, and allowing you to get back to your workouts a little quicker, and at higher intensity levels.

Using IGF-1 is more likely going to result in lean gains, as opposed to direct fat loss or weight loss in the system. Why? Basically the fact that it is used as an aid to help athletes in muscle development is going to help clean out your body.What this means is that you might not necessarily see the numbers going down on the scale, but you are going to notice reduced body fat readings, and you are going to look thinner. Your frame is going to have less fat, and your clothing is going to fit better as well.

These are all benefits which are linked to weight loss. So even if you do not see the numbers going down on the scale, you are going to notice a difference in your form, lean muscle mass, and reduced body fat might also follow when incorporating IGF-1 as a part of your workout and weight loss regimen.

There are a number of side effects which have been noted and linked to use of IGF-1 as well as the use of other artificial hormones. So understanding these prior to use is something that one should familiarize themselves with.

Ultimately, the results are going to differ for every user who is incorporating IGF-1 as a part of their regime in an effort to lose weight. Although it might not directly show on the scale, you are going to notice a difference in energy levels, you are possibly going to see lower body fat levels, and you are going to realize lean muscle gains. All of these are benefits which users might notice upon incorporating IGF-1 as a part of their daily regime, alongside a healthy diet and workout routine.

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IGF-1 has recently been marked an R&D,Research and Development ONLY drugfrom the manufacturers. We have temporarily stopped selling this drug until our legal team can get further clarification and we receive approval.Ipamorelin/CJC-1295is the hot item at this time, and all our nationwide doctors have switched over to this product since. IGF1-LR3 is an amazing product because it increased your IGF1 levels which in return would boost GH levels. Our new product has similar effects with increasing your IGF1 levels and in return boosting GH levels. CJC 1295 is a synthetically produced peptide that can increase your plasma growth hormone levels. The main purpose of CJC-1295 is to boost protein synthesis levels and help fuel the growth of muscle tissues in the body. Many benefits will be derived by users who are incorporating CJC-1295 to their regimen; among these are:

It is used alongside Ipamorelin because of the synergistic effects and increased GH release levels.

An increase in growth hormone levels. These are naturally released by the pituitary glands, and as your body stops producing the hormone as you age, a supplement, such as Ipamorelin, can naturally help increase those dissipated levels.

If using it with CJC 1295, you can experience a correlation in increased muscle mass levels. With longer release periods, greater results are achievable. So, if you want to gain more muscle mass, or if you simply want to increase levels of lean muscle mass, you are going to realize these possibilities when you incorporate the use of Ipamorelin into your daily regimen.

Less downtime.You will recover faster, your body will recuperate faster, and you are back on your feet faster. So, you wont experience as much downtime after a tough workout, letting you get back to your regimen faster.

Faster weight loss is achieved.Increase in lean muscle mass, increase in metabolic rate and increase growth hormones, all work together to help you burn more calories, and conversely lose more weight in less time.

Your skin, nails, and hair will look better.It can work to help fight the signs of aging, and you are going to look and feel younger. A younger, more jovial appearance is almost instantly realized among users who incorporate Ipamorelin to their workout and diet regimen.

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The Best Weight Loss Strategy: Lose Weight Quickly – Dr …

Posted: June 2, 2019 at 2:47 am

Weve all heard that slow and steady is the smart way to lose weight, right? But guess what: thats a myth!

Despite popular belief, losing weight quickly is the best way to go. Hands down! And while Ive been witnessing this in my practice for years, science has also shown this to be true.

In a groundbreaking study, researchers found that people who dropped the most pounds in the early days of their diet lost more weight by the six-month mark than slow starters.

In fact, researchers found a significant difference in behavior between the fast and slow weight loss groups. Specifically, the fast weight loss group attended many more behavioral classes, took in way less calories, and significantly increased their physical activity.

So what gives? This isnt what weve been led to believe.

Well, I dont know about you, but nothing motivates me more than RESULTS!

And thats exactly what the researchers proposed in the study mentioned above. Fast weight loss is much more motivating. It quickly improves your quality of life as well as your outlook. And this study found that when factors such as physical appearance, perceived health, energy levels, and body image improve during the first four weeks of a weight loss program, better outcomes are more likely in the short and long term.

But wait, doesnt a quick initial weight loss mean youre more likely to gain the weight back?

Nope! Not in my patients and not according to science.

Because the same study found that participants in the fast weight loss group had a much higher chance of keeping the weight off in the long run. FIVE times more likely to be exact.

Crazy, right? Well, its not the only study of its kind.

This study also concluded that a faster initial weight loss was associated with better long term maintenance. This study reported similar findings. But, they also noted the importance of making lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier (not just less), managing stress, and becoming more physically active. And I couldnt agree more!

Now some may argue that losing weight fast isnt safe. And that may be true if you go from eating a 2000 calorie junk food diet to a 1500 calorie junk food diet.

Because processed and fast foods contain so little nutrition as it is. Which means youre not supporting your body with the nutrients it needs to handle the weight loss safely.

You may lose weight, but you may also throw your system out of whack while youre at it. And thats NOT what you want!

Instead, you want to create a calorie deficit with the help of mini-fasting (a.k.a. intermittent fasting) and nutrient dense foods. Foods such as bone broth and collagen protein powder. Both are low in calories, but super nourishing and satisfying.

In fact, this is what my new bookThe 10 Day Belly Slimdownis all about. It teaches you how to lose weight FAST and SAFELY. Step by step!

And I know from using this approach with countless patients that losing weight fast is a big part of their success. Heres a comment I received from a patient whose success story is presented in the book:

I lost a lot of weight in the first few days5 pounds in the first 2 days! The quick initial weight loss was very motivating and I know its what helped me push through the tougher days.

And, the benefits dont stop there! If you follow the plan, youll also learn how to make all of those important lifestyle changes Ive mentioned above. Which creates the perfect recipe for getting that sexy, slim waistline youve always wanted NOW and keeping it FOREVER.

So, if youre ready to make this year YOUR year, dont miss my new book!

Keep thinking Big and living BOLD!

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Posted: May 31, 2019 at 7:46 pm

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A Possible Weight Loss Strategy: Skip Breakfast Before …

Posted: May 28, 2019 at 5:47 am

They first recruited 12 healthy, active young men and asked them to report to the universitys exercise lab on three separate mornings. On one morning, the men ate a hearty, 430-calorie bowl of oatmeal and rested for several hours.

Another morning, they swallowed the same porridge before riding a bike moderately for an hour.

On a third visit, they skipped the porridge but rode the bike, not eating at all until lunch.

Each time, the men stayed at the lab through lunch, eating as much or little at that meal as they wished. The scientists also handed the men food baskets to take home, asking them to eat only from the basket and return uneaten portions, so the researchers could track their daily calories. They also used respiratory masks and mathematical formulas to estimate their 24-hour energy expenditure.

Then the scientists compared numbers, with some results they had not predicted.

Least surprising, the men wound up with an energy surplus when they had breakfasted and then sat, taking in about 490 more calories that day than they burned.

When they downed porridge and then worked out, though, they maintained their energy balance with fine precision, burning and consuming almost exactly the same number of calories that day.

It was when they had skipped breakfast before exercise that their eating became most interesting. Having presumably depleted most of their bodies stored carbohydrates during the cycling that day, the men seemed ravenous at lunch, consuming substantially more calories than during either of their other lab visits.

But afterward their eating tailed off and at the end of the day, they maintained an energy deficit of nearly 400 calories, meaning they had replenished few of the calories they had burned while riding.

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Diet | Definition of Diet at Dictionary.com

Posted: May 26, 2019 at 6:47 am

diet

"regular food," early 13c., from Old French diete (13c.) "diet, pittance, fare," from Medieval Latin dieta "parliamentary assembly," also "a day's work, diet, daily food allowance," from Latin diaeta "prescribed way of life," from Greek diaita, originally "way of life, regimen, dwelling," related to diaitasthai "lead one's life," and from diaitan, originally "separate, select" (food and drink), frequentative of *diainysthai "take apart," from dia- "apart" + ainysthai "take," from PIE root *ai- "to give, allot." Often with a sense of restriction since 14c.; hence put (someone) on a diet (mid-15c.).

diet

"assembly," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin dieta, variant of diaeta "daily office (of the Church), daily duty, assembly, meeting of counselors," from Greek diaita (see diet (n.1)), but associated with Latin dies "day" (see diurnal).

late 14c., "to regulate one's diet for the sake of health," from Old French dieter, from diete (see diet (n.1)); meaning "to regulate oneself as to food" (especially against fatness) is from 1650s. Related: Dieted; dieting. An obsolete word for this is banting. The adjective in this sense (Diet Coke, etc.) is from 1963, originally American English.

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5 Best Ayurvedic foods for weight loss and burn belly fat …

Posted: May 24, 2019 at 7:42 pm

As more and more people are moving towards opting a healthy lifestyle, a plethora of options engulf you to shed those extra kilos. Right from gyming to various forms of diet management to popping on supplements, there are numerous ways to lose weight. However, for a sustainable weight management, it is always good to go organic and naturally shed those extra kilos. Interestingly, Ayurveda has some amazing foods that can help you not only lose weight but also boost immunity that too without any side effects. Here are some ayurvedic foods which help in losing weight naturally along with some exercise. Miraculous foods that help in losing weightGingerThis common remedy for cold and cough can work wonders for your weight loss. Interesting, isnt it! This wonder herb is loaded with the goodness of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which help in easing bowel movements and boosting digestion. The juices released due to consumption of ginger helps in easy and quick digestion and helps in fat loss. According to ayurveda, ginger is a component of agni, this further helps in weight loss.

Lemon Since ages lemon has been one of the most commonly used remedy to get rid of excess belly fat. Drinking lemon water on empty stomach has been a sure shot remedy. The pectin fibers present in lemon help in cutting the belly fat and regulating the insulin level. This further leads to a healthy metabolism.

HoneyAnother important ingredient used in most ayurvedic medicines in known for its umpteen health benefits. Honey helps in easing bowel movements and further leads to healthy weight management. Honey is the best replacement for sugar. So if weight loss is on your mind you can replace sugar with honey and lose those kilos in just a few weeks.

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Posted: May 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

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Posted: May 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm

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Is the Ketogenic Diet Safe? – drkellyann.com

Posted: May 22, 2019 at 7:41 pm

The ketogenic diet (a.k.a. keto) has been getting quite a bit of press lately. Some swear by it and others mock it. The main goal for most is to boost the bodys ability to burn fat by eating more fat, moderate amounts of protein, and lower amounts of carbohydrates. And truth be told, there is solid science behind it. But the real question isis keto safe?

I do believe a ketogenic diet is a great way to ignite ketosis (i.e., fat-burning) and help balance your blood sugar and insulin, which are essential for weight loss. In fact, if you follow my Bone Broth Diet or 10-Day Belly Slimdown plans exactly as written, you should achieve ketosis safely. But just like any other diet plan, safety all depends on how you approach it.

Are You Eating the Right Fat?

The keto diet is not a blank check for eating heavily processed high fat foods, such as deep fried mozzarella sticks. In addition, increasing your intake of inflammatory vegetable oils, such as canola, corn, and soy oil is sure to put you at risk for disease.

Healthy fats on the keto diet, or any diet for that matter, must come from whole foods and be minimally processed. This includes foods such as coconut, avocado, olives, nuts, seeds, wild fish, and grass-fed dairy.

Speaking of dairy, many keto followers rely heavily on it. And I do believe this can cause problems for many. First, we must consider lactose, a natural sugar found in milk. Because according to the National Institute of Health, approximately 65% of the world population struggles with some degree of lactose intolerance after infancy. And for many of us, our ability to digest lactose continues to decline with age. And when lactose isnt digested, it sits your gut. Eventually, your gut bacteria ferment it, which creates gas, bloating, and many other unpleasant symptoms.

Second, we must consider casein, a milk protein that is among the top food allergens. Symptoms range from diarrhea and vomiting to hives and eczema.

Are You Relying on Processed Keto Foods?

When the Atkins Diet was big, a slew of Atkins bars and shakes kit the market shelves. And yes, while they were low in carbohydrates, they were full of junk. Followers may have lost weight by eating these packaged products, but not without risk.

This is true for many of the commercial keto foods on the market today. Many of these concoctions contain artificial sweeteners along with chemical preservatives and flavors. While these ingredients may keep carbs low, I dont consider most of them to be safe. Especially when eaten daily or in place of home cooked meals.

Its also important to understand that since your carb intake is so low, you must make your carbs count. Each bite must provide fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Its essential that you dont consume any empty calories from processed grains and sugars.

Thus, just like all my diet plans, the majority of your food should come from nature and be minimally processed, if at all. On a safe keto diet, your meals and snacks should consist mostly of the fats I mentioned above as well as protein from pastured meats and eggs and non-starchy vegetables and low carb fruits. Collagen and bone broth both also fit nicely with the keto diet.

When is Keto Bad for You?

Its important to recognize the keto diet isnt for everyone. According to science, its contraindicated in those with pancreatitis, liver failure, or impaired fat metabolism. Basically, if any of your organs or systems involved in the digestion, absorption, and utilization of dietary fat are compromised, you need to take that into consideration before significantly increasing your fat intake.

Also, to play it safe, if you suffer from any other serious health conditions, you should discuss your keto plans with your healthcare provider before diving in. In some cases, you may need to adjust your medications before starting. In fact, this may be true for those with diabetes taking insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents. Otherwise, severe hypoglycemia may occur.

There is some concern of whether or not the keto diet is healthy for those that are obese. Well, it may be problematic if youre obese and on diabetes medications or have any of the complications I discussed above. But other than that, research supports using the ketogenic diet as a way to induce rapid weight loss among the obese population. In this study, the mean initial weight of 83 participants dropped from 223 pounds to 191 pounds in 24 weeks. In addition, these patients experienced a significant loss in body mass index, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, while their HDL cholesterol significantly increased.

Whats the Catch?

Most of the research only extends as far as two years with most studies lasting much shorter. Thus, while the short term effects are better understood, the long term effects arent as clear. Plus, eating so little carbs can be difficult to maintain for the long haul.

However, I dont see these as problems. Because I dont recommend following a strict ketogenic diet indefinitely. Instead, I would recommend a short keto stint to start burning fat fast followed by a gradual increase in carbs up to 20% of your daily calories. This would still be considered a low-carb plan, but one that is much easier to maintain long term.

For example, if your daily caloric intake is 1600 calories, this means you would start with 20 40 grams of carbohydrates a day to reach ketosis. Then, you would gradually increase to 80 grams to continue losing weight steadily.

Once you reach your goal, you can keep your carbs at 20% or gradually rise to 40%, which would be 160 grams on a 1600 calorie daily diet. However, for some, anything above 20% may trigger weight gain. So you may need to do a little experimenting to find your personal sweet spot. And most importantly, I never recommend going above 40%. This will almost definitely put you in the weight gain danger zone fast.

Below is a helpful chart with a breakdown of macronutrient percentages and their benefits (or disadvantages).

These percentages are based on a study, which found that participants on a low-carb (20% carbs) plan successfully maintained their weight after completing a weight-loss diet. In fact, participants on the low-carb plan burned 250 calories more a day than the high-carb diet group. In addition, as an added bonus, the low-carb dieters had significantly lower levels of the hormones ghrelin and leptin than participants on a high-carb plan. This is beneficial because ghrelin stimulates your appetite. And high levels of leptin, especially in obese individuals, can also lead to an increased appetite.

What About the Keto Flu?

In the beginning of the diet, you may experience what some refer to as the keto flu. The symptoms generally include fatigue, headache, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, and insomnia. But these symptoms typically subside within a few days. Staying hydrated is key and taking a quality multivitamin and mineral supplement may also help.

Finally, rapidly switching from a ketogenic diet back to the standard American diet will most likely cause you to gain weight back quickly and possibly more than you lost. But this is true for any diet, which is why I created my 80/20 Maintenance Program.

Bottom Line

Sois the keto diet healthy? Yes! It can be a great tool to turn your body into a fat-burning machine quickly. But its got to be done right. Youll need a transition and maintenance plan to keep the weight off. You must listen to your body. If something doesnt feel right, dont ignore it. And if it doesnt work for you, dont worry! Youre not alone and you can still drop the weight with a more moderate approach.

Keep thinking Big and living BOLD!

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