Michael T. Murray, ND
There are hundreds of weight-loss programs that vow to help create a lean, muscular body with little body fa.
There are hundreds of weight-loss programs that vow to help create a lean, muscular body with little body fat. The reality is that while most popular diets and programs produce short-term results, the majority of people fail to achieve and maintain their weight-loss goals in the long run.
The real solution is taking a rational approach to weight loss by utilizing scientific breakthroughs in the understanding of human appetite regulation and metabolism. The centrepiece of any effective weight-loss program is utilizing unique blends of selected, highly viscous soluble (HVS) fibres. When properly combined these natural dietary fibres act synergistically to bind more water and create a greater gel-like mass than any other fibre alone.
When taken with water before or during meals, HVS dietary fibre blends bind up to 600 times their weight in water to form a gelatinous, viscous mass within the stomach. As a result, it produces a tremendous feeling of satiety (fullness) and reduces the absorption of calories. HVS dietary fibre blends are available in capsule form, powdered drink mixes, and meal replacement formulas.
When used within a framework of proper diet and lifestyle, HVS dietary fibre blends work to promote weight loss because they help achieve five key goals:
The beauty of utilizing a program based upon HVS dietary fibre is that it is both simple and highly effective. Clinical work at the Canadian Center for Functional Medicine indicates that at least 75 percent of those who are serious about losing weight will lose weight effectively by following these simple guidelines: