Most people are sick of trying new diets for one reason, they do not work! Trying to lose weight and become healthy by depriving the body of food makes no sense. What is needed is proper diet and certain lifestyle changes.
You can now rely on new ways to cut carbohydrate utilization. This new way of eating allows you to live contently with small changes to the food habits.
Best of all you will see amazing results in a short amount of time. Your hips, thighs and stomach will be thinner, the number on the scales will go down and all those overwhelming food cravings will be gone. Just imagine losing weight while still enjoying many of your favorite foods.
By no means are we recommending fast foods, fried foods, or over indulgence, but a sensible eating habit and food intake in moderation, because moderation is the key.
What are the adversities of weight gain?
Obesity increases a person’s risk of illness and death due to diabetes, stroke, coronary artery disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, and kidney and gall bladder disorders. Obesity may increase the risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis and sleep apnea.
Why do we gain weight
Most people think that gaining weight and getting older go hand in hand. Recent studies tell us that this is not true. That means, unfortunately, the jig is up and you now have no excuse for being overweight (the exception being those with medical conditions, genetic factors, etc.)
Here are the major reasons for putting on the pounds:
- Being less active
- Not maintaining muscle through strength training
- Eating more calories, even as metabolism slows down
- Gradual loss of body cells which leads to burning fewer calories while at rest
- To sum up, while there are some elements we can’t control, most of weight gain that comes with aging can be avoided.
- The other important scientific reason now clearly understood is carbohydrate addiction
Weight Gain types
Weight gain in the area of and above the waist (apple type) is more dangerous than weight gained around the hips and flank area (pear type). Fat cells in the upper body have different qualities than those found in the hips and thighs.
Overweight and obesity
Obesity is also defined as a BMI (body Mass Index) over 30 kg/m2. Patients with BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight, but not obese.
More than half the population in many a developed countries is overweight. The trend towards weight gain is growing dangerously, now a world wide phenomenon. But being obese is different from being over weight.
An adult male is considered obese when his weight is 20% or more over the maximum desirable for their height; a woman is considered obese at 25% or more than this maximum weight. Anyone more than 100 lbs overweight is considered morbidly obese.
Determine your body weight:
An easy way to determine your own desirable body weight is to use the following formula:
Women: 100 pounds for the first 5 feet of height plus 5 pounds for each additional inch
Men : 106 pounds of body weight for the first 5 feet of height plus 6 pounds for each additional inch.
For a small body frame, 10% should be subtracted; for a large frame, 10% should be added.
Determining Frame size:
To determine the body frame size, measure the wrist with a tape measure and use the following chart to determine whether the person is small or large boned.
Height under 5’2”
Small = wrist size less than 5.5”
Medium = wrist size 5.5” to 5.75”
Large = Wrist size over 5.75”
Height 5’2” to 5’5”
Small = wrist size less than 6’
Medium = wrist size 6’ to 6.25”
Large = Wrist size over 6.25”
Height over 5’5”
Small = wrist size less than 6.25”
Medium = wrist size 6.25’ to 6.5”
Large = Wrist size over 6.5”
Height over 5’5”
Small = wrist size less than 5.5” to 6.5”
Medium = wrist size 6.5” to 7.5”
Large = Wrist size over 7.5”
Technically, one calorie is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Centigrade (from 14.5 to 15.5). The “calorie” measure used commonly to discuss the energy content of food is actually a kilocalorie or 1000 real calories; this is the amount of energy required to raise one kilogram of water (about 2.2 pounds) one degree Centigrade.
Different foods can be used by the body to produce different amounts of energy which is why a small piece of chocolate can have as many more calories than a similarly sized piece of lettuce.
Calories are the basic unit of energy within food. When you eat, your body converts calories into energy and uses what it can and stores the rest in the form of fat. A calorie is a calorie, whether it comes from a brownie or a serving of raw broccoli. The difference between them is the number of calories, nutrients, fat and other ingredients in a typical serving.
To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you eat. Exercise is the best way to do this. When you exercise regularly, you build stronger muscles, even if you do not work out with weights. Muscles use more calories than fat throughout the day even while you are resting. This contributes to what is commonly called a “faster metabolism”
Losing excess weight
The difficult way to lose excess weight is to try to replace fattening foods with healthier alternatives such as fresh fruits and vegetables or food that tastes no good. Such diets are yoyo type where the weight is regained because drastic lifestyle changes do not last long.
As many as seventy-five percent of those who are overweight individuals are carbohydrate addicted. Though many people may suspect there is a physical imbalance that makes them crave carbohydrates and put weight on easily, the underlying cause of their cravings and weight struggles often goes undiagnosed and untreated.
Carbohydrate addiction is caused by an imbalance – an over release of the hormone, insulin, when carbohydrate- rich foods are eaten because carbohydrate release more energy in the form of glucose too quickly leading to over release of insulin. Among its many jobs, insulin signals the body to take in food (it has been called the hunger hormone) and once the food is consumed, signals the body to store the food energy in the form of fat in addition to the fat consumed in the food itself.
Too much insulin results in too strong an impulse to eat, too often, and a body that too readily stores food in the form of fat.
What happens to Carbohydrates?
During the digestive process, the carbohydrates from starchy foods like bread and potatoes are converted by the body into sugars. The digestive system does this by acting on and breaking down the carbohydrate molecules with glycoprotein enzyme produced in the pancreas, known as alpha amylase.
The sugar calories created in this way are made available to the body to be used to fuel exercise or to be stored as fat cells for future use. The body’s energy requirements may result in the burning of all the calories made available to it, but any calories not burnt in this way will be stored and the accumulation of these stored fat cells inevitably leads to the unwanted outcome of weight gain.
Alternatively allowing carbohydrate to be absorbed and utilized fractionally, there by not trigger excessive insulin release is the most desirable weight control plan.
LOBESE – The easier way to lose weight
How does Lobese work?
Lobese contains Phaseoulus Vulgaris (white kidney bean extract) which has been scientifically verified as having the ability to act as a starch blocker – a blocker of alpha-amylase enzyme.
Alpha-amylase plays a key role in the digestion of foods. As a digestive enzyme alpha-amylase is required for the metabolism of starchy carbohydrates. When you consume starchy carbohydrate (so called complex carbohydrates), they must be broken down into smaller units known as dextrins. Dextrins are then further broken down into glucose. Glucose serves a number of purposes. It is either used for immediate energy requirements, is stored in the muscle tissue or the liver as glycogen (in that order), or is shuttled to the liver, converted into lipids and stored as body fat.
Lobese can block the action of the digestive enzyme alpha-amylase and this prevents the break down of starch into dextrin and ultimately glucose. Essentially taking Lobese will result in some ingested starches passing through your system undigested.
The resulting effect may be lower energy intake, lower blood glucose levels, lower insulin levels and ultimately lower rates of body fat storage.
While Lobese (Phaseoulus Vulgaris (white kidney bean extract) promotes healthy weight management and healthy weight loss, and is currently the best starch blocking product developed, it is not a “magic pill” for weight loss or weight management; indeed no magic pill exists. Therefore continuing to limit your starch intake is recommended when using white kidney bean extract.
There is no requirement for Lobese and no symptoms of deficiency exist. However, all people can derive benefit from this supplement, and especially those who are on the go and may not have time to prepare healthy meals. Negating some of the negative effects of excessive starch consumption may prove efficacious in the quest for healthy weight management.
Finally physical fitness is essential to good health and is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind and spirit. Exercise improves the way your body works and it can make you look better, feel better and even live longer.
Exercising with a friend or a group of people can help make it more fun, interesting and keep you motivated to a regular exercise routing.
Isometric exercise works muscles and strengthens bone. Increased muscle mass elevates metabolism, which in turn burns fat. Strength training is also called anaerobic exercise, as opposed to aerobic, because increased oxygen production is not required.
Physical activity contributes to health by reducing the heart rate, decreasing the risk for cardiovascular disease and reducing the amount of bone loss that is associated with age and osteoporosis. Physical activity also helps the body use calories more efficiently thereby helping in weight loss and maintenance. It can increase basal metabolic rate, reduces appetite and helps in the reduction of body fat.
Lobese Product Details
Each capsule of Lobese contains phaseolus vulgaris seed extract dry concentrate 500mg; from phaseolus vulgaris seed dry 6g Available in bottles of 60’s
Phaseolus Vulgaris, an exclusive, all natural nutritional ingredient extracted from white kidney beans, neutralizes the digestive enzyme alpha amylase thus allows the carbohydrates to pass through the system possibly with less caloric intake. This may assist in weight management.
Adult’s 1 – 2 capsules twice a day 15 to 20 minutes before meals.
Children – as directed
Special Patient Group : Geriatrics : Dosage same as adults
During Pregnancy: Lobese has not been tried during pregnancy, no clinical data exists for use during pregnancy
Human Studies Show Efficacy, Safety
Two recent double-blind placebo controlled cross over studies on human subjects showed that starch absorption averaged 66% lower in the group taking Phaseoulus Vulgaris, compared to the group on placebo 9,10. No negative side effects were observed.
A double-blind placebo controlled study of 60 human subjects, who took a phaseolus vulgaris containing product, lost an average of 6.45 lbs. in 30 days, compared to those on placebo, who lost less than one lb on average 11. Those participants on phaseolus vulgaris also lost on average over 10% of body fat mass, more than 3% in waist circumference and measurable percentages off their researchers said participants showed good tolerability to the product.
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There was no mortality or adverse reaction in any of the groups after they were given the doses indicated above. There was no significant weight change in any of the animals. Food consumption in all the groups remained unchanged compared to controls. Liver function tests indicated that acute administration of the ingredient at the doses given did not produce any change in the liver function tests such as GOT, GPT, ALP, Bilirubin , total protein and Albumin/Globulin ratio.
Acute administration of the phaseolus vulgaris did not produce any change in renal function as indicated by serum urea, creatinine and electrolyte levels.
Acute administration of the ingredient did not produce any change in the hematological parameters such as total WBC, differential count and platelets.
The organ weights of the liver, kidney, spleen were unchanged upon treatment with phaseolus vulgaris. There was no change noticed upon necropsy of the animals and histopathology of liver and kidney of the Phase 2 treated group were normal and similar to controls.
No carcinogenic or mutagenicity observed even upon prolonged use of Lobese.
Side Effects: High amounts of amylase inhibitors may cause diarrheoa due to the effects of undigested starch in the colon.
Precautions: Diabetics taking medications to lower their blood sugar should not take amylase inhibitors without first consulting a doctor.
Drug Interactions : There were no well-known drug interactions with amylase inhibitors.
Phaseoulus Vulgaris extracted from white kidney beans used in Lobese is manufactured at Pharmachem Laboratories, Kearny, New Jersey, one of the largest manufacturers of bean extracts. Their product, phaseolus vulgaris, (extracted from white kidney bean) brand name: Phase 2, is manufactured through a proprietary process from the portion of the white kidney bean. Low temperature processing (140-160F) for several hours removes all lectins from the product. Phase 2 is considered Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) under DSHEA.