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The health and well-being of the average American is not on a positive trajectory. By the year 2030, the New England Journal of Medicine predicts that nearly half of the U.S. population will be considered obese. But if you’re among those struggling with weight loss, you should know that some of it may not be your fault.
From the time that the U.S. government first set dietary guidelines in 1977, the food industry has completely shifted the types of foods they produce, mostly to the detriment of people’s health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the weight of the average adult American has skyrocketed since that time—a weight increase of nearly 30 pounds.
Once the government started telling people what to eat, that started a domino effect that still harms your overall health today.
The problem with the Standard American Diet (SAD)
For a variety of reasons, the government had been on the search for a way to fix the American diet for some time. With the support of one dubious study, they determined that the culprit was dietary fat and later introduced the infamous food pyramid that vilified natural healthy fats in favor of an increase in the consumption of refined unhealthy carbs. (Remember being told to consume six to 11 servings of pasta, bread, rice and cereal per day?) The results on the nation’s health and weight couldn’t have been worse.
“Among the havoc those refined carbs create are inflammation (which triggers most chronic diseases including diabetes and obesity or what I call diabesity), heart disease, cancer, dementia and depression,” says Dr. Mark Hyman in a 2016 article for Thrive Global.
Unfortunately, these misguided guidelines have been the basis for many Americans’ diets for decades. But the emphasis on refined carbs wasn’t the only problem.
The ‘fat’ secret
Growing up, many well-meaning adults likely told you to limit your fat intake. But Vasanti Malik, a research scientist with the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health says that people should know the facts about fat. Increasing the consumption of healthy fats may be the most important change you can make.
“Fat helps give your body energy, protects your organs, supports cell growth, keeps cholesterol and blood pressure under control, and helps your body absorb vital nutrients,” says Malik. “When you focus too much on cutting out all fat, you can actually deprive your body of what it needs most.”
However, it’s important to choose the right kinds of fat for your diet. Including those from short-, medium- and long-chain fat sources such as coconut, olive oil, avocado, cocoa butter and grass-fed ghee or butter.
A study published in Nutrition and Metabolism also found a link between high-fat/low-carb diets and weight loss in obese adults. In the study, adults who consumed more fat and fewer carbs experienced a drop in insulin resistance as well as improved cholesterol levels.
Power of protein
Protein: Some people advocate for very little, others consume it to excess and others simply make poor protein choices. Obviously, a protein-packed snack will sustain you longer than refined carbohydrates or sugars. But before you try to subsist on protein bars alone, don’t forget about those other macronutrients your body needs.
And if you mainly rely on plant-based products for your protein intake, be careful. A study published on PubMed Central found that people who exclusively eat plant protein had higher cases of hypoproteinemia (lower levels of protein). That’s because plant proteins lack many essential amino acids found in animal proteins.
It’s also worth noting that plant proteins were found to contain unhealthy levels of heavy metals by the Clean Label Project in 2018. So, while plant proteins claim to be more heart-healthy, it’s important to consider the impact they may be having on other aspects of your health.
What you want to look for are proteins with a high biological value, which means they’re absorbed and used efficiently by the body. Because of their complete amino acid profile, animal sources typically have a higher biological value than plant sources. According to a study by the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, eggs and whey protein had the highest biological values.
The essential boost to your diet
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start your journey toward better health. Virtually no one has the time, knowledge, discipline or budget to plan, purchase and prepare perfectly healthy meals. As a result, people make hasty, convenient decisions about food — which can quickly torpedo their health goals.
HLTH Code Complete Meal offers a solution to this problem. When you’re in a rush or lack the time and resources to eat a healthy meal, a HLTH Code shake can keep your diet from going off the rails. Each shake is carefully formulated and designed to promote healthy weight management, gut health, brain health, even hair, skin and nail health. HLTH Code Complete Meal features an optimized, science-backed blend of protein, collagen, healthy fats, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, fiber, vitamins and minerals—with no added sugar or any artificial ingredients.
And yes — it tastes great, too.
Keeping hunger at bay (the right way)
If you find that you’re still hungry even after eating large meals, you probably aren’t consuming the right type of calories — the ones that provide essential nutrition. The formulators of HLTH Code refer to this as “mis-nourishment” and they say it’s ruining many people’s health.
HLTH Code Complete Meal shakes are packed with optimized amounts of the essential nutrients you need to stay full and energized for hours. (And they cost less than that bag of fast food you bought for lunch.)
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Does HLTH Code make weight loss easy?
To be clear, weight loss and better health are not necessarily synonymous. Simply losing weight doesn’t make you “healthy.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says your best health starts with the right blend of nutrition. Eating the right things will boost your immune system, strengthen your muscles and bones, improve your gut health and ultimately lead to a longer life. Improving your appearance is just the icing on the (very healthy) cake.
Most people know that weight loss is rarely easy — but they don’t understand why. According to Cleveland Clinic, your body burns fat “through a series of complicated metabolic pathways.” You need the right combination of caloric balance and hormone changes for your body to get the message that it’s time to burn fat instead of store it.
Based on the best available studies on human metabolism, along with exercise, HLTH Code Complete Meal helps people lose weight without the need for counting every calorie.
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