The common definition considers red meat as a meat with a darker color before and after cooking. However, in nutrition, red meat is defined as any meat that has more myoglobin than white meat. Red meat is defined as all meats obtained from mammals (regardless of cut or age) as they have more myoglobin (United States Department of Agriculture). This includes beef, veal, lamb, pork, and also a leg of chicken and turkey (the latter are considered white by common definition). Fish and poultry (excluding legs) are considered white meat.
Green Camellia Sinensis decreases body weight (by 4.6%), abdominal fat (by 7.7%), and waist circumference (by 4.5%) as a result of increased thermogenesis and fat oxidation.
Green Camellia Sinensis decreases cravings by improving insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, protecting brain centers sensitive to dopamine and serotonin from oxidative stress and stabilizing mood.
Green Camellia Sinensis decreases the risk of diabetes (by 33%) by reducing HbA1C levels, improving glucose metabolism, and increasing insulin sensitivity by 13%.
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.
Elevated brain serotonin levels are necessary for some human functions including elevated ‘happy’ mood and reduced weights. Besides pharmacological interventions that can increase serotonin levels and are therefore useful in the treatment and control of disorders like depression, anxiety, and possibly obesity, there are some non-pharmacologic ‘natural’ ways to increase brain serotonin levels, elevate mood, decrease anxiety and as a result, control appetite and promote weight loss.
Guar gum decreases body weight by 1.8 lbs (~0.81 kg) in overweight adults and those with additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (Jovanovski 2020).
Guar gum increases satiety for 10 hours (Faris 1998).
Guar gum decreases daily energy intake by 310 calories (Pasman 1997b). That is a weight loss of ~2.5 kg (5.3 lbs) per month or 30 kg (66 lbs) per year.
Guar gum increases the ratio of the healthy to unhealthy gut flora by 100% to 1,000% (Fak 2015, Ohashi 2015, Berger 2014, Okubo 1994). An unhealthy microbiome promotes sugar cravings (Roberfroid 2010).
Yohimbine is found naturally in the Pausinystalia Yohimbe tree and the Rauwolfia family of plants (Singh 2004). Yohimbine is best known for its fat burning and appetite suppressing properties.
Yohimbine (10mg twice daily) reduces fat percentage by 2.1% over three weeks (Ostojic 2006). In an individual with an average 45 kg (100 lb) overweight, this is 17 kg (37.5 lbs) fat reduction per year before any further dietary or exercise changes.
Yohimbine suppresses appetite and reduces food intake by 38% to 44% (Callahan 1984).
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Higenamine stimulates fat burning and energy expenditure and reduces energy absorption by slowing gastric motility, resulting in weight loss and a healthier body fat ratio.
Higenamine decreases hormones involved with hunger and cravings such as dopamine, ghrelin, and neuropeptide.
Higenamine improves insulin secretion and sensitivity and blood glucose levels and benefits diabetics by increasing the glucose uptake into cells by up to 200%.
Vitamin C decreases weight by increasing fat metabolism by 30% and reducing the inflammation of adipocytes. Vitamin C also increases the concentration of adiponectin, leptin, and insulin sensitivity.
Vitamin C decreases cravings by improving glycemic control and repairing and protecting brain centers responsible for serotonin and leptin sensitivity.
Vitamin C improves diabetes control by improving insulin sensitivity, glycemic control, oxidative stress, and immune responses.
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.