If you've ever struggled with losing weight and keeping it off, I don't have to tell you it's a challenge. You already know.
What if losing weight could be as easy as flipping a switch?
I know that sounds incredible. But now there's an abundance of research telling us that may be possible.
In his new book, The Fat Switch, Dr. Richard J. Johnson, presents news-breaking, science-based studies that will reverse current thinking on both the cause and treatment of obesity.
And by looking at why people gain excessive weight, Dr. Johnson has discovered why obesity is so hard to treat, and why so many people lose weight only to rapidly regain it.
Based on his breakthrough research, Dr Johnson provides a detailed plan on how to prevent weight gain and to lose weight. He also lays out how this research will soon result in treatments to end obesity, something that has been the Holy Grail for those suffering from being overweight.
In a nutshell, this is what he's uncovered from decades of research:
Those of us who are obese eat more because of a faulty "switch" and exercise less because of a low energy state. If you can learn how to control the specific "switch" located in the powerhouse of each of your cells, the mitochondria you hold the key to fighting obesity.
So, if you've noticed you have less energy, tire more easily with exercise, or struggle to burn fat, take heart. We now know the reason why. And in just a few short moments, so will you.
Do You Still Believe That Too Many Calories and Too Little Exercise are the Primary Cause of Obesity?
Dr. Glassock Review
"This stunning discovery turns the table on the conventional wisdom that fat storage (obesity) is simply an imbalance of energy input and output-too much food, too little exercise."
Dr. Richard J. Glassock Emeritus, Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
If you accept these long- and widely-held beliefs, you're not alone. Many people do. They believe that right along with losing weight requires exercise, restricting calories, and changing behaviors.
In his new book, The Fat Switch, Dr. Johnson helps decimate this flawed belief which will seriously impair you from ever achieving your ideal weight.
Dr. Johnson, through his careful review of the research, has replaced these and other myths with science-backed "truths":
- Large portions of food and too little exercise is the result of the fat switch being turned on.
- Metabolic Syndrome is the normal condition that animals undertake to store fat.
- Uric acid is increased by specific foods and causes obesity and insulin resistance.
- Fructose-containing sugars cause obesity not by calories but by turning on the fat switch.
- Effective treatment of obesity requires turning off the fat switch and improving the function of the cells' mitochondria.
How Did Your Fat Switch Get Turned ON?
Obesity hasn't always been a problem.
In fact, the ability to store extra fat sometimes determined whether a person lived or died, especially during times of famine.
For example, our primitive ancestors knew they could lose a baby in times when food was scarce so they encouraged their young women to consume generous amounts of food when available to build up their fat stores to protect against the unreliable food supply.
Remember they did not have grocery stores back then and securing enough food to survive was, as it is today for many populations, a serious challenge...
In the animal kingdom, species have developed the means for storing energy to protect themselves during periods of food shortage or starvation. All animals have learned how to store fat, hibernating bears, whales, migrating birds, or even insects preparing for metamorphosis.
Species that could improve their ability to store fat had the best chance to survive during times of famine. Survival of the fattest was the key to survival and still is for many animals during certain times of the year. In other words, they learned how to flip on their "fat switch."
And to this day, this ancient protective "fat switch", the enhanced ability to store fat persists in the human genome.
Famines May Be Unknown to the Developed World, But Your Genes Still Remember
About the Author
Richard J. Johnson, M.D., has been a practicing physician and clinical scientist for over 25 years. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Health since the late 1980s. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and has published over 500 papers and lectured in over 40 countries. He has a special interest in the role of fructose in obesity and authored The Sugar Fix with Timothy Gower in 2008 (Rodale). He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver.
At least with humans, much has changed. The last century has brought advances that provide an abundance of food to most Western cultures.
But that doesn't mean your genes have adapted to this shift.
According to Dr. Johnson in The Fat Switch, those same genes that helped keep your ancestors alive during periods of starvation and famine threats may now be detrimental to your health.
Consider the island of Nauru. Once reeling from famine in years past, today its residents are the most obese people on the planet, with over 90 percent of its adult population overweight or obese. And unfortunately, more than a third are plagued with diabetes, too.
Dr. Johnson believes that you can access your fat switch and take control. All it takes is a well-defined plan, one that he outlines in detail in this provocative, 'page-turner' book.
After all, he reasons, if animals have learned how to turn on this switch to become fat and how to turn off the switch to become lean again, why can't we?
This is an easy to read book, filled with bullets and figures, and also highly referenced for those who wish to seek more information.
Dr. Johnson is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver and has clearly established himself as one of the leading researchers and experts in this field.
Now You, Too, Can Turn OFF the Fat Switch and Become Lean Again
Where do you start? How exactly do you turn off this unwanted fat switch that's certainly not serving you?
There are several ways.
One way to help control the switch, according to Dr. Johnson, is through a simple blood test.
When the levels of uric acid in your body become elevated, it tends to shut down your body's primary energy source production.
This is one reason why you may experience low energy levels
Aside from avoiding excessive dietary fructose, there are at least two important ways you can help turn off your fat switch...
A small number of people, because of a genetic disorder, lack an enzyme called fructokinase. These individuals don't become fat. This observation confirms Dr. Johnson's theory and provides compelling evidence to support making dietary changes to modify this fat-causing enzyme.
Last but not least, Dr. Johnson presents powerful evidence linking gut bacteria to the fat switch. Additionally, certain foods can damage your intestinal cells and lead to leaky gut, where incompletely digested food particles can enter your blood stream and contribute to food allergies and other chronic illness.
Are You Unknowingly Eating Foods that Turn ON Your Fat Switch?
After closely examining various diets, Dr. Johnson discovered a number of foods that are potent activators of the fat switch.
I know you'll be delighted when you discover these, and finally understand why it's been so difficult to lose weight and keep it off.
When you know which foods to avoid while you're slimming down, you give yourself the best possible chance to succeed at your weight management efforts.
The good news is. Losing weight isn't about deprivation diets and low-calorie regimens. Nor is it about exhausting exercise routines.
Instead, it's all about knowing what to eat and when to eat it. And it's about knowing how and when to exercise for optimal control over your fat switch.
Dr. Johnson provides a complete, detailed blueprint in The Fat Switch so you know exactly how to start and how to keep going. You'll discover many useful tips throughout the book to help you stay on track...
Take a Peek Inside This Groundbreaking Book
Here's just a sampling of what you'll discover in Dr. Richard Johnson's book, The Fat Switch:
- The complete "no-calorie-restriction" plan that fights obesity scientifically
- Phase 1 (Weeks 1-2) foods to kick-start your new eating plan
- Phase 2 (Weeks 6 - 16) foods that help ensure lasting success
- Understanding the "energy gap concept" to help sustain weight loss
- The REAL secret to burning off excess fat
- How to help turn the Fat Switch off with simple food changes
- Simple tricks to help maximize your weight loss success
- How to avoid fatigue, dizziness, and headaches as you shed pounds
- How sleep influences your Fat Switch
- How timing of meals can help you lose weight faster
- The food that makes you eat more and exercise less
- How nourishing your cells' mitochondria help prevent obesity
- One of the best ways to maintain healthy mitochondria and keep your energy high
- The exercise mistake that can reverse positive benefits
- The best time of day to exercise for maximum fat burning
- The essential nutrient lacking in 75 percent of overweight individuals
- The antioxidant that helps increase cellular energy and burn fat
The Fat Switch- Now Available at Mercola.com
Based on important and vital new research, Dr. Johnson offers a variety of treatments that can help reverse this switch that's keeping you from your ideal weight and body fat percentage.
By understanding these ancient protective mechanisms that we share with virtually all animals, you can now make simple changes that can promote weight loss and boost your prospects of a longer and healthier life.
And you can be assured that when you follow Dr. Johnson's easy-to-understand blueprint, you're in good hands. His numerous studies have been published in some of the most prestigious and well-respected medical and science journals in the world.
If you're tired of trying to lose weight and failing, and you'd like to finally understand why it's been so difficult for you to lose weight, and equally as important, keep unwanted pounds off, then The Fat Switch is for you.
It's a complex mystery but the good news is someone has finally cracked the code. And now it can be yours.
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