Post-dinner snacking leads to weight gain through the increased caloric intake (Waller, 2004). Nocturnal snacking increases sugar levels. When sugar levels are increased, hormones such as insulin, ghrelin, and leptin, are activated and specific systems in the body begin to work (Kalergis, 2003). As the body becomes more alert through glucose metabolism, it may be difficult to switch off and fall asleep (Kristen, 2007). As shown in our other document, inadequate sleep causes weight gain. Women and men consume 15.3% and 9.2% more calories when deprived of sleep, respectively (St-Onge, 2011).
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is a water-soluble vitamin, which is best obtained from beans, poultry, fish, and dark leafy greens. Vitamin B6 is significant to protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism and the creation of red blood cells. It regulates mood and reduces stress by promoting neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid) production, which in turn decreases cravings, preventing emotional eating, and weight gain. It is also important for thought processing and healthy brain development. Vitamin B6 enhances insulin’s effect on blood glucose and glycemic index in diabetes, which leads to higher glucose-lowering potency and better glucose control.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin, found naturally in a wide variety of animal foods (meats, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy). Vitamin B12 helps convert food into glucose, which gives energy. Vitamin B12 increases the metabolism of fats and glucose, boosting energy production, which in turn decreases weight gain by muscle production and fat loss. It also helps in the production of red blood cells and DNA, as well as the proper functioning of the central nervous system. It promotes high levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, preventing depression and emotional eating.
Chromium is a low-dose mineral present in many foods (broccoli, potatoes, whole-grain products, beef, and poultry). Chromium Picolinate is the safest form of Chromium found in dietary supplements. It promotes the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats by enhancing the potency of the hormone insulin, which in turn controls the absorption of amino acids. Sufficient Chromium improves the lowering of blood sugar, preventing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Chromium also allows minerals to absorb better by surrounding it with neutral molecules, which allows passing into the cell membrane.
Fibersol is a digestion-resistant maltodextrin and a low viscosity soluble dietary fiber (90%), drawn from corn starch by proprietary method. Fibersol’s molecular bonds are indigestible, allowing digestion-resistant maltodextrin to be a healthy replacement for sugar in most foods and beverages. Fibersol’s starch linkages remain in the digestive tract, which in turn increases satiety hormones such as peptide YY (PYY) and glucose-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). It boosts essential fibers to food while reducing caloric intake, resulting in fullness for a long period of time. Thus, Fibersol can delay hunger, and ultimately reduce weight.
The human body is composed of ~75% water, which plays an important role in every bodily function. Hydrated a person is more efficient in body performance ranging from thinking to burning body fat. Water intake aids in weight loss. It suppresses appetite, boosts metabolism, and makes exercise more effective. Drinking more water promotes satiation, as it passes through the system and stretches the stomach, resulting in fullness. Drinking water also stimulates heat production in the body, resulting in a higher rate of metabolism.
GLOBESITY Bootcamp regimen requires an intermittent fasting rule which accounts for ~5% body weight loss in one month. Assuming that the average client is about 100 lbs (45 kg) overweight and weighs about 260 lbs (118 kg), this equates to 13 lbs (6 kg) a month or 13% total body weight reduction.