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What Do You Know About Chromium?

Posted on October 20, 2014 by

Many people struggle with the control of food cravings.  Being aware of this fact and knowing a little bit about our health and good nutrition can help when it comes to  making wise decisions.  A deficiency in certain minerals may contribute to carbohydrate and sugar cravings.  Minerals (and their co-factors) are critical for adequate blood sugar control.  Some to mention are magnesium, manganese, zinc, and chromium.  Chromium is a co-factor with insulin and is essential for normal glucose utilization, for growth, and for longevity. Chromium is required for normal fat and carbohydrate metabolism.  It is found naturally in meats, shellfish and whole grains.

What Does Chromium Do?

  • Combined with exercise and a sensible diet, chromium helps:
  • Maintain healthy body weight and promotes normal energy metabolism
  • Maintain healthy cholesterol levels and promotes cardiovascular health
  • Promote normal insulin function and maintains healthy blood sugar levels
  • Prevent fat rebound

How Does Chromium Work?

Chromium is responsible for increasing the action of insulin in the body. Insulin is a   hormone responsible for transporting glucose inside cells and maintaining proper blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels in the body. Chromium helps insulin metabolize (burn) fat, turn protein into muscle and convert sugar into energy. In fact, chromium  activated insulin increases the amount of blood sugar available for energy production nearly two-fold.

CFWLS Chromate - only $8.99

CFWLS Chromate – only $8.99

Chromium is the master nutrient for controlling blood sugar. It helps overcome sugar cravings and level out highs and lows associated with a high carbohydrate diet. Adding CHROMEMATE to your diet supports the conversion of food to energy and increases metabolic rate. It’s an important part of a complete weight loss program.  Look for it in the supplement section of our nutrition store!

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Weight Loss Surgery Success – Supplements to Help Curb Cravings

Posted on September 17, 2014 by

Chromium to Curb Cravings

Posted on July 21, 2014 by

Many people struggle with the control of food cravings.  Being aware of this fact and knowing a little bit about our health and good nutrition can help when it comes to making wise decisions.  A deficiency in certain minerals may contribute to carbohydrate and sugar cravings.  Minerals (and their co-factors) are critical for adequate blood sugar control.  Some to mention are magnesium, manganese, zinc, and chromium.  Chromium is a co-factor with insulin and is essential for normal glucose utilization, for growth, and for longevity. Chromium is required for normal fat and carbohydrate metabolism.  It is found naturally in meats, shellfish and whole grains.

What Does Chromium Do?

Combined with exercise and a sensible diet, chromium helps:

  • Maintain healthy body weight and promotes normal energy metabolism
  • Maintain healthy cholesterol levels and promotes cardiovascular health
  • Promote normal insulin function and maintains healthy blood sugar levels
  • Prevent fat rebound

How Does Chromium Work?

Chromium is responsible for increasing the action of insulin in the body. Insulin is a   hormone responsible for transporting glucose inside cells and maintaining proper blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels in the body. Chromium helps insulin metabolize (burn) fat, turn protein into muscle and convert sugar into energy. In fact, chromium  activated insulin increases the amount of blood sugar available for energy production nearly two-fold.

Chromium is the master nutrient for controlling blood sugar. It helps overcome sugar cravings and level out highs and lows associated with a high carbohydrate diet. Adding CHROMEMATE to your diet supports the conversion of food to energy and increases metabolic rate. It’s an important part of a complete weight loss program.  Look for it in the supplement section of our nutrition store!

 

Is there a way to control cravings?

Posted on July 29, 2013 by

Conquer Your CravingsAre you ever frustrated with your inability to control your cravings or appetite?  You know those days when you just want something you know you shouldn’t have because if you do…a downward spiral might begin.  We all get cravings for a variety of reasons such as stress, availability, menses and possibly habit.  Some cravings are real and some are just perceived as real which makes your craving or increased hunger your reality.

Is there a way to control your cravings?  Recent research indicates a resounding “yes”!  This is good news and we have dedicated this month’s newsletter to this very topic – ways to control your cravings and appetite.  It’s a topic worth understanding so the next time you feel like your appetite is getting out of control, you can use this easy to understand information and stay on track instead.

I will begin with a couple of ways to control your appetite with products that are getting quite a bit of attention in the media and can be very useful.  The first is Garcinia Cambogia.  This is a citrus-like fruit containing a unique organic acid compound with several actions that help to control body weight.  It is similar to citric acid found in lemons and other citrus fruit, but it has very different properties.  Studies show that the hydroxycitric acid (HCA) in Garcinia Cambogia promotes weight loss and may also reduce your appetite particularly when you eat higher amounts of carbohydrates because HCA appears to divert these carbohydrates away from being converted into fat and instead favor the formation of glycogen.  As you have learned in Weight Management University™, glycogen is stored in the liver and your muscles use it as a ready source of energy and may signal your brain that your body is “full”, thus curbing your appetite and food intake.  In addition, animal studies show that HCA may also increase your release of serotonin, a key chemical in your brain that is involved in your mood regulation, sleep, and appetite control.  Sound good?  It can be very helpful and is even available to you as a pharmaceutical grade supplement in our nutritional store.

Another helpful appetite suppressant that has been around for a long time (about 60 years) is the prescription drug we utilize when appropriate called Phentermine.  This is a fairly safe medication that is closely regulated by the FDA.  It does require monitoring of your blood pressure which is easily accomplished at CFWLS.  Clinical indications for use of Phentermine includes anyone with a BMI > 30 or >28 with other health problems.

Phentermine can be a great tool to help you with your weight loss.  It tends to take the edge off of your hunger.  Most people “don’t care” as much about eating.  It is also helpful with symptoms of carbohydrate withdrawal.  We routinely see people lose an average of an extra 8-12 pounds when utilized in conjunction with our medical weight loss program.  Phentermine is prescribed in conjunction with a weight loss program – not as an individual weight loss method.  It is also helpful for weight maintenance.  Potential side effects include dry mouth and initially you may feel a little jittery.  These side effects tend to go away over time.  There are other potential side effects that are reviewed upon prescription and monitored throughout your treatment.  If you are in one of our programs, let us know if you desire more information on this helpful tool.

Now read on for more information about other ways to curb your appetite and cravings with your eating plan and/or another helpful tool called chromate.  Follow these tips and you will get your appetite under control sooner than you thought possible.