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Thursday, January 3, 2013


By Dr Robert Carlson
Heart Surgeon and
Weight Loss Expert
Have you ever wondered why you can go to the gym and run on the treadmill religiously while watching your calorie intake and not lose a single pound? The startling truth as to why this is so has been revealed in a new study I have conducted with my patients. This is breaking news and you will be shocked about what I am about to tell you.
Millions of people each year try to lose weight and fail. They rely on the same strategies that have been failing for decades. Why is this? Well, this stems from a misunderstanding of the true factors involved in why we put on weight in the first place. Most people have perfectly functioning metabolisms when they're younger that deteriorate over time as they age. This may have happened to you.characteristics in my patients that struggle with their weight. These characteristics have not changed in the 30 years I’ve been a practicing heart surgeon. This has also recently been proven by my colleagues at the University of Chicago in a recent study.

The first factor that I find is patients are having a hard time with stress. Stress is a necessary part of our lives that manifests itself in many forms: Anxiety, Nervousness, High Blood Pressure, Emotional Instability. And Sleeplessness. Did you know it’s estimated that 75% of the adult population in the modern world have trouble sleeping? Many of them take prescription medication to help them sleep. Believe it or not, this can actually make the problem worse.

Not Getting Enough Sleep Has Serious Consequences To Your Metabolism

Matthew Brady PhdMatthew Brady, PhD
University of Chicago
Here's what you may not realize. Not getting a good night's sleep is one of the biggest contributors to being overweight. When your body is not rejuvenated from sleeping enough, it causes you to be lethargic, irritable and prone to bouts of overeating. Going to the gym or having a salad that day seems like more of a chore. Even worse, your body's ability to burn fat is compromised.

According to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, after four nights of sleep deprivation, insulin sensitivity is a startling 16% lower. This is even worse for fat cells that see insulin sensitivity reduced by 30%. According to Dr. Matthew Brady at the University of Chicago, "This is the equivalent of aging someone 10 to 20 years from just four night's sleeplessness." Imagine the effects of prolonged sleep deprivation.

Your Body Might Be Suffering in Toxic Shock!

The second factor is poison, plain and simple. Our bodies were not designed to live in the environment that we have created. The chemicals, hormones and pollutants that you encounter on a regular basis wreak havoc on your system. This has a direct relationship on your ability to burn fat and lose weight. This problem only gets worse as you get older since the toxins accumulate over time. This means the longer you are around, the more chemicals are in your body. There is an overwhelming amount of research that links weight gain to these toxins.
Of course, weight gain isn't the only unwanted side effect of a high level of toxins in your body. Many, if not most illnesses are caused or aggravated by the presence of toxins in your system. They can effect your mood, your ability to think clearly. They also are linked to joint pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression.

The Myth That You Cannot Target Fat Loss in Certain Areas

bellyfatI'm sure that you have heard that you can't lose weight in certain areas. Again, this conventional wisdom misses the point. Your body accumulates pockets of fat in different areas for different reasons. Excess estrogen will cause you to keep unwanted pounds on your upper arms and thighs. Stress and fatigue cause you to accumulate fatty pockets on your belly, calves and ankles. Only when you are addressing the causes of these areas will these parts of your body become leaner.

You're Not Burning Fat Like You Used To

When you are in the womb, your body is a perfect fat burning machine. In fact, there is a diet craze (highly ineffective I might add if not under the direct supervision of a doctor) that involves hormones that try to trick your body into behaving like you are in the prenatal state. The truth is, after the age of 16 or so, your body's ability to burn fat on its own decreases each year. So, you need a little help.

It Is NOT Hopeless Anymore!

burningmoneyYou have probably tried a diet trick or pill in the past and been disappointed if you are reading this. You are not alone. Diet products are a billion dollar industry. Yes, BILLION. Most diet products fail because the people creating them lack a true understanding of why you are keeping on excess weight in the first place. If these products are not addressing your body as a complete system, as they must to be effective, they will not work and you will have wasted time and money.

There is not ONE magic pill that will get the job done.
Let me tell you a secret…

Like many prescription regimens, weight loss products must also attack the problem from all of the fronts that are causing the problem. Diet pills that claim to be the silver bullet for serious weight loss simply can't deliver on their promises because they were not designed to do so. Generally they were designed to address a single component to the problem.

This Is What Has Been Working For Years With My Patients

My breakthrough approach to weight loss goes after the problem on all fronts. When you eliminate toxins from your system, make sure that your body is rested AND put your fat burning metabolism back on track,only then will you see real results.

The Ultimate Weight Loss Cocktail Is Born