Pure Natural Forskolin : Best way to Lose 17lbs in a month.
Now that sales of Green Coffee Bean Extract and Garcinia Cambogia (the previous “miracle” natural weight loss supplements) have slowed down, Dr. Oz has once again jumped on the “bandwagon” promoting the miracle weight loss product, FORSKOLIN. That’s right. Dr. Oz demonstrates the miracle fat burning effects of this supplement by torching paper (representing body fat in a video) that spares muscle while burning fat away. The active ingredients in Forskolin (Coleus Forskohlii root extract) has been shown (in rats) to increase the levels of an enzyme called lipase – utilized by the body to burn fat. Forskolin also stimulates the production of cyclic AMP (cAMP), a molecule that triggers the release of a thyroid hormone responsible for metabolic function. The manufacturers of this product as well as Dr. Oz claim it “sends your metabolism into overdrive and produces natural energy that lasts all day.” They quote, “this revolutionary breakthrough is your fat melting solution.”
NO IT ISN’T!
I am not a cardiologist with my own TV show, but I am a physician that has helped many people attain the skills for losing and successfully MAINTAINING body weight and body fat LOSS using practical, realistic and HEALTHY approaches.
Do I believe supplements and herbs can help? YES!
Do I think people should “jump start” weight loss by using supplements, herbs and/or prescriptive medications? NO!
The “quick weight loss approach” simulates the satisfaction attained when eating fast foods and processed sugary desserts. It creates the possibility of a very SHORT PERIOD OF SATISFACTION that usually culminates in recurring failure.
Successful weight loss and weight maintenance is achieved by following a common game plan. It must be customized to the individual, but the outline or foundational approach is similar for nearly everyone.
(1) The BRAIN must be willing and ready to accept lifestyle modifications. The brain, NOT THE STOMACH, is where weight loss begins. Without a true understanding and willingness to commit oneself COMPLETELY to this concept, long term weight loss is UNLIKELY ACHIEVABLE!
(2) Food can no longer be a PRIMARY source of stress reduction. It can no longer be a PRIMARY source of joy and happiness either. There is a difference between enjoying food and “living to eat.” The person who enjoys food (in a healthy manner,) controls their eating; the person who “lives to eat,” is often controlled by their poor food choices. Food must be viewed as INFORMATION as well as NUTRITION supplied to the body that strengthens its ability to function and maintain homeostasis (BALANCE.) Until food is viewed in this manner, poor choices will continue to be a source of cravings that lead to destructive addictions and ultimately disease and death. The only reason these damaging foods exist is the enormous wealth they generate at the expense of the consumer.
(3) Exercise can no longer be viewed as a recreational activity when time permits. Exercise is part of the process the BRAIN must recognize within the definition of lifestyle modifications. It strengthens the heart and lungs, it increases flexibility and strengthens muscle tone reducing injuries and degeneration as we age, it strengthens the immune system, it combats depression, etc… Exercise, therefore, must become a PRIORITY. If the BRAIN cannot commit to this concept, long term weight loss is UNLIKELY ACHIEVABLE!
(4) An approach to STRESS MANAGEMENT must be pro-actively created BEFORE “triggers” in life require its implementation. Rather than stress hormones taking control of us creating havoc and ultimately metabolic issues, avenues must be created to effectively vent stress. By using this HEALTHIER approach to DEAL WITH STRESS, the typically destructive patterns of behaviors are avoided. Some of these healthier approaches may include the use of meditation, yoga, quiet time, music, movies, nature, etc….
These four steps create the basic foundation for LONG TERM weight loss and improved health. Once a person is on this trajectory, adjuncts such as supplements and herbs can be incorporated to enhance (rather than replace) the four components mentioned to maximize the process.
You don’t achieve a healthy body weight and composition with “medicated rubber garments,” or Soap that removes “obesity.”
This process of weight management requires hard work and the realization there is NO END POINT. It is a process EVERYONE MUST FOLLOW; not just those with weight and or health issues. It is an ongoing process that requires self monitoring and adjustments to maintain the objectives. You will notice I didn’t say GOALS. Goals imply end points. With this understanding, The OBJECTIVE to pursue and maintain OPTIMAL HEALTH remains ongoing until the end of our lives. As we practice this approach our new mindset keeps us focused on our new lifestyle rather than our hormonal cravings and past destructive patterns of behavior. Just like anything in life, the more we practice the better we become at gaining control over our lives. This approach produces A REAL LONG TERM SOLUTION. It doesn’t rely on an external source (a supplement, herb or prescriptive drug) to alter and control the function of our bodies. It relies on our self commitment, self value and self awareness for purposeful living and guidance.
The choice is simple. You can listen to a nationally advertised well known cardiologist like Dr. Oz promoting products to “lose weight and change your life,” or an unknown retired chiropractic physician (Dr. Jonathan Colter) using his knowledge, experience and compassion for people to achieve the same meaningful outcome by showing YOU how to take back control of your life.
Which doctor’s advice will you follow to manage your weight and create optimal health?