Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Who Wants to Lose Weight? Part One

Did you know that you are not hungry to fill you stomach? You are actually hungry to produce energy and if you have not given your body the nutrients needed to produce optimal energy, the trigger for hunger will continue until your stomach is actually full. This is a bad combination for many of us today and in my mind, one of the leading causes of obesity. To learn what you can do to offset this challenge, read on.

There are three substantial first steps in reducing the ongoing drive for food. Staying hydrated, improving digestion and getting nutrients into your body as easily as possible.

Staying hydrated sounds easy but so many in our culture do not achieve adequate consumption of pure water on a daily basis. A good “rule of thumb” is to drink approximately one quart of water for every fifty pounds of body weight per day. I would suggest that the bulk of this water being consumed away from meal time and try to keep your water consumption at meal time to six ounces or less. Remember also to drink your water at meal time no colder than room temperature. These recommendations at meal time are to assist with improving absorption and assimilation of the food you consume. One more tip with water consumption is to sip your water often thru the day rather than gulping down large glasses with long gaps in between each.

To improve digestion I always suggest taking a high quality probiotic and digestive enzyme. Personally I use and recommend to my clients a probiotic called Ba-Co-Flor which I get from Germany. I have used this probiotic in my practice for about a decade with great success. I would suggest that the only downfall with this particular product is that I cannot offer this on the website for ease of ordering for our followers. This can only be purchased through an approved practitioner and without any internet marketing. If you are interested in learning more about this product, pricing or ordering you will have to leave a reply comment to this post and I can discuss this with you personally. If this does not work for you feel free to use your choice of a high quality probiotic to assist in achieving an optimal ratio of beneficial to detrimental bacteria for improved digestion. Another recommendation for my clients as well as another regular practice of mine is the use of high quality digestive enzyme. For this I recommend and use the Depke Wellness Prime Digestive Support and I will share that since the inception of our digestive support we have received rave reviews from our users. You can find this listed on our newsletter or by visiting the Depke Wellness Store at www.DepkeWellness.com.

The other area to address is allowing for proper micronutrient introduction for your body. By this I mean your vitamins and minerals. Since so many individuals in our culture are digestively challenged and are consuming low nutrient level food sources, I would like to share one of the best products I have come along in some time. This would be the Isotonix line of nutritional supplements. Market America's Isotonix supplements are scientifically-advanced formulas designed to give your body the maximum benefit from vitamins and minerals. When you take a daily vitamin or nutritional supplement tablet, your body must work hard for up to 4 hours to digest and absorb the vitamins and minerals. During that process, your body may not absorb enough nutrients to gain the maximum benefit it needs to remain healthy. Isotonix supplements use an isotonic formula to speed nutrients to your body where they are needed most. An isotonic formula utilizes a great-tasting powder formula, that, when mixed with water, minimizes the amount of digestion needed to deliver maximum benefit to your body. Through this effective method, Isotonix supplements provide superior delivery and speed nutrients to your body. You can find this listed on our newsletter or by visiting the Preferred Health Partner Link at www.DepkeWellness.com.

So remember, to start your month long journey to weight loss, stay hydrated, improve your digestion and introduce adequate vitamins and minerals.

If you have any comments or questions feel free to leave a post below and I will answer this personally.


  1. Hey Glen,
    Do we need to increase the amount of water over and above what is recommended to stay hydrated in the summer and if so, is there a good gauge for that?

  2. Hello Quilt Gal,

    We do typically need to increase water consumption during warmer weather and if there is an increase in exercise. A good gauge is paying attention to your urine color and awareness of thirst. If you are properly hydrated, your urine will have a slight tinge of yellow. Paying attention to thirst is often difficult since our lives are typically so over stimulated to have this awareness.

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