Whether you’ve been trying to lose weight for a long time or you’re just getting started, it won’t take you long to start noticing certain theme words and ideas that dominate most of the weight loss advice being given to women, like “calorie restriction,” “portion control” and “willpower”.
This kind of weight loss language is everywhere. And it reflects one of the most popular and mainstream beliefs that underpin it: that the primary reason women are overweight is because they eat too much.
This commonly-held “blame the victim” theory about weight gain is incredibly painful and degrading for women who are struggling with their weight. Even doctors and overweight women themselves often fall in to the trap of putting all of the onus on a “lack of self-control.”
However, years of science and clinical research tell a very different story: it’s not all your fault that you are overweight. There are several natural forces working against you, silently combatting and defeating all of your very best weight loss efforts. Until these forces are recognized, understood and dealt with effectively, overweight women will continue to struggle with maintaining a healthy weight.
And – worst of all – they will continue being blamed for it.
In order to succeed with weight loss, there is one basic biological truth that must be recognized, even though almost nobody talks about: it’s the fact that your very own biology doesn’t want you to succeed!
The human body is genetically designed to gain weight – not lose it – and it’s programmed to hang on to that weight at all costs. Based on ancient times when our ancestors had to forage for food in the wild and go for days without eating, our brains and genes developed to accumulate fat as a mode of survival, to protect us from starvation.
You have thousands of genes working hard at every moment to prevent you from starving to death, but hardly any to protect you from overeating! Your brain and hormones act together to stir up chemical responses in you that you have no conscious control over, which take over and govern your behavior towards food and eating.
It starts with the oldest and most primitive part of your brain, called the limbic brain. The limbic brain governs your survival behaviors, pushing you to instinctually react around food in ways that are beyond your conscious control, especially when you’re hungry. Just think of those times when you skipped a meal and were starving, and suddenly you caught sight of a bag of potato chips. To your limbic brain, hunger is a life-or-death experience, overwhelming even your strongest will to stay away from fatty foods and stick to your weight loss plan. Almost always, the bag of chips will win.
Then there’s your hormones. Hormones are chemicals in your body that regulate all of your body’s internal responses, and they directly affect whether you feel hungry or full, energized or tired, satisfied or craving, whether your body stores or burns fat, whether you retain water or not, and whether you feel content or moody.
Studies have shown that estrogen, a female sex hormone, reduces a woman’s ability to burn calories after eating, resulting in more fat being stored around her body. Women also tend to have busy, high-stress lifestyles which flood their systems with the stress hormone cortisol, increasing women’s appetites and cravings while depleting their fat-burning muscle tissues, energy stores and mood. Moreover, the combined effect of hormones, stress, fatigue, and the typical modern American diet creates intense carbohydrate cravings that result in elevated insulin levels, encouraging even more fat storage in the very places you don’t want it.
The result is a slower metabolism, low energy, increased appetite, cravings and water retention. These factors are a sure-fire recipe for stubborn weight gain in women that refuses to be shed, even with your best efforts.
How to Overcome Your Biology & Lose Weight
Absolutely. The only way to take control of your weight loss is to understand yourself, not blame yourself. The key to a healthy metabolism is to learn about your body’s natural responses and how they are triggered. Only then can you actually change them.
Clearly, starving yourself to lose weight won’t work. That’s what got us into this blubbery biological mess to begin with! Restricting your caloric intake too much will not only trigger hunger and your limbic brain to launch into a food frenzy, but it also causes your body to start burning up fat-burning muscle tissue, slowing your metabolism even more and making weight loss even slower and more difficult.
Rather, a successful approach to women’s weight loss can only start by working with – not against – a woman’s natural system. That’s why SLIMQUICK has integrated the science of women’s biology and weight loss mechanisms to develop a product specifically designed for women, to directly tackle the 6 physical reasons women have trouble losing weight to begin with.
SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Drink Mix is a ground breaking formula specifically designed to help women lose 3 times the weight. Formulated for women’s unique body chemistry, SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Drink Mix contains a key ingredient – BioPure Green Tea extract – that actually makes it easier for women to lose weight. SLIMQUICK has successfully isolated the fat-burning component in green tea that speeds up your metabolism, clinically shown to help overweight women lose 3 times more weight than dieting alone.
SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Drink Mix contains all natural ingredients, such as antioxidants, calcium, vitamin D and BioPure Green Tea. It is this unique, natural formula that allows it to directly address the 6 physical reasons women have trouble losing weight. By increasing a woman’s metabolism and energy, supporting a woman’s hormones and reducing stress and excess water retention, SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Drink Mix helps women bypass these natural physical obstacles to experience accelerated weight loss.
SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Drink Mix was also created with a woman’s busy lifestyle in mind. These delicious, 0 calorie, mixed berry flavored drink mix packets can easily be stirred up with water in your water bottle at any time for a tasty weight loss boost, and are always ready to go, wherever you go.
Using SLIMQUICK Pure Extra Strength Drink Mix alongside a whole, unprocessed, natural foods diet and regular exercise, a woman can unlock her unique chemistry and re-program her body to finally begin shedding the unwanted pounds, acheiving the weight loss goals she’s after.