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Eating does not Mean having Eaten
Eating is not just about putting something in your mouth, but about introducing it into the blood, intercellular fluid, and cells. Everything we eat ferments and rots, travels approximately a 12-meter-long path, and exits. Only a very small amount (5%) assimilates and enters the bloodstream. The less you eat, the better enzymes work, thereby better assimilating amino acids and reducing the desire to eat.

 

It's not about Fats, but Water or Edema
There's a belief that excess weight is made up of fats, but that's not the case. To reduce weight, people spend a lot of money, buy fat-burning preparations, but often there's no result. In up to 80% of cases of people with excess weight, the issue is edema, i.e., retained water that the body does not expel. Salts accumulated in tissues retain water through the principle of osmosis, putting extra strain on the kidneys and disrupting detoxification. Even during fasting, weight can increase for this reason, especially in people who consume fried, salty products daily because they contain a lot of sodium. If potassium, which antagonizes sodium, is insufficient, water retention occurs. Edema can form everywhere: in muscles, connective tissue (collagen retains water well), liver, and brain (symptomatic headaches). Edema grading is done based on diastolic blood pressure. A normal pressure is 80mm of mercury, but above 90mm begins the first stage of edema. Blood pressure should be measured in the morning after waking up, still lying in bed, then around noon and in the evening. Only then can the true blood pressure be determined.

Unlike edema, fats accumulate on the abdomen and internal organs, accumulating and decreasing slowly, evenly. In the case of edema, pressing on the skin against the bone leaves a pit, but fats are more elastic and immediately even out. Compared to fats, the excess weight formed by edema is very volatile.

Hops and malt in beer enhance diuresis. Potassium is intensively expelled from the body, weakening the heart muscle and possibly leading to arrhythmia. Those who regularly consume beer should additionally take potassium to avoid a reduction in muscle tone, which promotes edema.

 

Fasting cannot Solve the Problem of Excess Weight
When a person begins to fast, the body first spends carbohydrate reserves, then proteins, and only then fat reserves, starting with visceral (around internal organs) and ending with subcutaneous fats (externally visible, which people worry about the most). It's important to remember that excess weight can be formed by both fats and water (edema). Fasting partially fits into the overall body detoxification but is not a way to solve excess weight problems. Prolonged fasting leads to the consumption of proteins, which is muscle mass, converted to glucose. As a last resort, the fats that confuse people the most are spent. Fasting is a signal of emergency, a danger to life for the body, so energy and water reserves in the form of fats are stored for the next time, moreover, fats are one of the places where toxins accumulate. During weight loss, fats burn, but toxins enter the blood and lymph, often accompanied by headaches and nausea. As the toxic load increases, weight increases due to retained water.

In conditions where oxygen concentration is sufficient, one molecule of glucose gives us 36 molecules of ATP energy. If there is no oxygen, one molecule of glucose only gives 6 molecules of ATP. This means that to obtain the required amount of energy, the body must spend 6 times more glucose. Moreover, in conditions of oxygen deficiency, 6 molecules of glucose produce 180 molecules of lactic acid. In other words, the overall body pH level shifts towards the acidic side, and alkaline microelements are spent, starting with calcium, to neutralize the acid. In a chemical reaction, metal and acid produce a salt. If you don't drink water, salts, i.e., toxins, are not expelled and the toxic load quickly increases.

One of the causes of oxygen deficiency or hypoxia is not using fats in the diet. There's a lack of energy, glucose consumption increases (craving for sweets), the pancreas is overloaded, and if there are not enough fats, there's nothing from which to produce insulin, increasing blood sugar levels and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Sweet lovers should explore what happens in their body, whether there's hypoxia. Lung alveoli consist of 99% fats. If there are no fats, hypoxia occurs, increasing the toxic load. If the toxic load increases, the kidneys cannot expel water, leading to excess weight.

To reorganize all systems (hormonal, enzymatic), weight must be reduced gradually to avoid complications. Many hormones have a cholesterol matrix. Fat-free diets should not be followed, as fats are needed.

 

Hyperinsulinemia
Modern society's bad habit is so-called frequent snacking or the cafe syndrome, which is dominated by carbohydrates (cakes, various sweets, etc.). Each time you consume so-called fast carbohydrates, insulin is released, which is primarily directed to their processing and only then participates in protein synthesis. Frequent carbohydrate snacks seriously disrupt protein synthesis, i.e., our body's formation. This is called hyperinsulinemia. Therefore, it's important to have a full and quality breakfast, as it launches biochemical processes in the body, as well as prevents bile stagnation.

 

Fast Carbohydrates
Fast carbohydrates include: sugar from sugar beets and sugar cane, chocolate, condensed milk with sugar, jam, grapes, bananas, raisins, as well as pasta, potatoes (prepared without skin), especially wheat flour and its products, starch, boiled sausage and hot dogs, as well as white polished rice, sweet wines. Slow carbohydrates include: buckwheat and oatmeal porridge, apples, apricots, figs, dried fruits, plums, pears, as well as honey. Fast carbohydrates should be consumed when a large physical load is expected soon. If there will be no load, they will accumulate as fats, so they should not dominate the diet. The stumbling block of modern society is hypodynamia (lack of movement), hypoxia (lack of oxygen in the blood), and disruption of the insulin release process (frequent fast carbohydrate snacks). Additionally, modern highly processed food chronically lacks chromium. And if there's no chromium, glucose does not enter the cells but accumulates as fats. As a result, excess weight, diabetes, cancer, etc., may appear. Fruits differ from greens in that eating sweet fruits can accumulate excess fats, but eating greens cannot.

 

Parasites (lat. Ascaris lumbricoides)
People infected with parasites are predisposed to gaining excess weight. If there's also a water deficit, the only way for the body to protect itself from poisoning is to accumulate fats. Unburned fats are placed in various parts of the body and used as diluents for toxins produced by parasites.

 

Cellulite
It is not possible to get rid of cellulite in a short period of time, as it forms over a long period of years. Its basis is the milk sugar galactose and simple carbohydrates.

Cellulite is not fat, but rather atrophy of subcutaneous muscle. Under the skin, there are specific connective tissues called fasciae. They encompass each muscle and the adjacent fat tissues. In the case of cellulite, the fat layer increases and the fasciae stretch, but in thinner areas, they can almost burst.

Due to atrophied muscles, the skin loses elasticity and visually resembles orange peel. This is especially pronounced if a person frequently increases and decreases their fat layer, because the number of fat cells remains the same, only the amount of fat changes (drastic diets and rapid weight gain). With the onset of menopause and a decrease in physical activity, but the diet remaining unchanged, the situation further deteriorates.

As mentioned earlier, the two most popular causes of cellulite are the milk sugar galactose, which is a component of lactose, and simple carbohydrates.

If there is no change in diet towards a healthier one, getting rid of cellulite is almost impossible. Until the fasciae, which are controlled by the growth hormone, become more elastic, there will be no result. The production of growth hormone decreases after the age of 30, therefore, to stimulate its production, proportionate and regular physical activity is necessary, especially engaging the muscles associated with cellulite areas (usually the thigh and buttock region).

Intermittent fasting is a useful method. It is necessary to reduce estrogen levels and ensure the body is provided with the necessary minerals.

 

Main Causes of Excess Weight
    Sedentary lifestyle (every day all muscle groups should be engaged, as this is the only way to ensure circulation in the lymphatic system).

    A lot of fatty, sweet, enzyme-deficient nutrition (empty calories).

    Insufficient thyroid function, for example, lack of iodine, inflammation, etc.

    Lack of chromium in the body. It's difficult to lose excess weight if there's a deficiency of chromium and vitamin D.

    Body pollution and digestive disorders.

    Poor kidney function, leading to fluid retention.

    If there are inflammatory or autoimmune processes in the body, it will be difficult to lose excess weight.

 

Liver Fattening or Fatty Liver Disease (steatosis)
Nowadays, fatty liver disease in developed countries affects almost 70% of the population to a greater or lesser extent. There are two forms of fatty liver disease – alcohol-induced and non-alcohol-induced.
 
The main visual sign of liver fattening is a protruding and sagging belly. A precise diagnosis can be made by ultrasound examination, but for more accurate investigation, elastography can be used, as well as conducting laboratory analyses to determine the presence and amount of enzymes AST (aspartate aminotransferase) and ALT (alanine aminotransferase), which are informative liver damage markers. Fatty liver disease can also be indicated by elevated levels of ferritin (a protein complex that binds phosphate and iron hydroxide) and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP). Characteristically, this process almost always occurs against the background of metabolic syndrome, the most popular signs of which are dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, obesity, and insulin resistance.
 
Fatty liver disease is caused by:
  θ  Excessive fat synthesis in the liver, for example, due to alcohol.

  θ  Excessive consumption of sugar, including sweet fruits (the excess and unused amount is transformed into fats),

  θ  Excessive amount of fats consumed in the diet. With the diet, fats from the small intestine enter the liver with the blood. The problem is not the fats, but the excessive calorie amount transformed into fats.

  θ  Fatty liver can also occur with incorrect fasting, as it induces the fat breakdown process in tissues or ketosis, resulting in the release of triglycerides and free fatty acids, which enter the liver with the blood.

  θ  Rare causes include poor fat breakdown in the liver.

  θ  Fats are insufficiently expelled from the liver, related to a deficiency of lecithin or bile, as well as disorders in the synthesis of low-density lipoproteins (LDL). Unexpelled fats, reaching liver cells hepatocytes with the blood, oxidize and damage them. Moreover, specific macrophages are activated, starting to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines, further intensifying the inflammatory process in the liver and beginning the next process – hepatitis.

As hepatitis develops, necrosis stages form, gradually replaced by fibrous tissues. When these fibrous connective tissues become numerous, cirrhosis forms. As cirrhosis develops, pressure in the liver portal vein system increases, and esophageal varicose veins expand, potentially leading to dangerous bleeding.

It's important to understand that this process, mainly caused by inadequate nutrition, occurs slowly and inevitably. After fatty liver disease follows liver necrosis, then fibrosis, and after fibrosis – liver cirrhosis, when only liver transplantation can save. Treating cirrhosis is very difficult and complicated, although not impossible, if there's immense willpower and self-discipline.

The liver can only be completely cured with natural means, diversifying them as much as possible. These include physical activities, switching to a vegetarian keto diet (inducing the ketolysis process, i.e., obtaining energy from fats, not carbohydrates), intermittent fasting, anti-parasitic programs, water with respective physico-chemical properties, additionally taking vitamin B4 (choline) and lecithin, refraining from thermally processed starches and sweets, consuming bitter substances, greens, mustard seeds, garlic, chlorella, spirulina, and cruciferous family plants (cabbage, broccoli, etc.).

 

Excess Weight is an Excretory System Problem
The thickness of clean intestines is 2 mm, but if there are mucus on its surface, the thickness can reach several millimeters, clinically manifesting as apparent adiposity (obesity) in the abdominal area. Accumulated mucus can weigh several kilograms. If the intestines are clean, the ideal time for food to stay in them is about 8 hours, and fermentation, putrefaction processes do not have time to start. This means there's no additional pollution.
 
If the intestinal tract is clean and works ideally, and the body has enough energy, even cooked porridge can cause diarrhea, as the body perceives it as an unnatural product and tries to get rid of it as quickly as possible.
 
Essentially, excess weight is an excretory system problem. If it works perfectly, all useless and excess is immediately expelled, and excess weight does not form, even if eating a lot of fatty food.
 
 
Does Honey Cause Excess Weight?
Counting calories is an unobjective approach because many factors operate simultaneously: the state of the digestive enzymatic system, the absorbing ability of the intestinal tract, the combination and compatibility of products, etc. Weight can even increase with fruit juice diets.
 
It's important to consider that thermally or otherwise "killing" products causes them to lose free electron energy, as well as enzymes, preventing self-digestion (autolysis). Unlike sugar and its containing products, honey does not burden the enzymatic system, on the contrary, it supplements enzymes. Honey is filling, it reduces the consumption of other products. It does not overload the pancreas, as honey is primarily composed of natural fructose and, as known, almost does not require the hormone insulin, it can directly enter the cells. Incidentally, for this reason, measuring blood sugar levels with a glucometer is unobjective. Although blood sugar levels rise after eating sweet fruits or honey, it's not as dangerous as from sugars.
 
If a person consumes biologically active nutrition, and the excretory system works normally, no excess weight forms, even if eating honey in large amounts. Since honey almost does not form waste that needs to be expelled, as it is fully processed, it does not burden the excretory system. On the contrary, it provides energy for the cleansing process. Because if the body does not have the necessary energy, the cleansing process does not even start. As a result, toxins are not expelled and gradually accumulate. To reduce their concentration, thereby protecting itself, the body retains water and forms a fat layer where to store them, which is also the main cause of excess weight.

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                                    Emotional Weight

Do you Really Want to Eat?
Animals eat to obtain energy and building materials for cells to construct their body.
Unlike animals, humans have other reasons for eating, and in most cases, it's not due to hunger. Here are some examples:
    Boredom.

    Traditions: birthdays, funerals, wedding feasts, guests, business lunches.

    Clinical depression, a mood oppressed by troubles.

    Eating as a habit, part of a daily routine.

This way, a person spends money, buys products, and consumes more calories than they expend. If they do not find a more useful way to spend these calories, they go to the gym, use dietary supplements, etc., to get rid of them. In Latvia, almost half of the population has problems with excess weight.

To lose excess weight, motivation is first necessary (for example, because it's hard to walk). If you have this motivation and really want to get rid of excess weight, then you should set a basic rule for yourself – eat only when you want to and not otherwise. Hunger and appetite are entirely different things. Appetite has nothing to do with hunger. Hunger occurs when glycogen starts to run out in the liver, and the body says it needs to eat something fatty or sweet, even though there is no food nearby. Meanwhile, appetite is when, for example, you have just eaten, walk past a café, see tempting foods that stimulate your appetite, and you decide to eat, but when you start eating, you realize you don't want to eat.

The feeling of false hunger is caused by taste enhancers, ranging from chemically synthesized to various spices, because flavors stimulate appetite, which most often ultimately leads to eating more frequently and in larger volumes. There are variations with six tastes – sweet, salty, spicy, hot, bitter, and sour – which can be in various combinations. As a result, feelings similar to drug addiction arise, misleadingly called ‘’the body craves for...’’, which has nothing to do with true hunger. Moreover, the desire to eat is definitely provoked by sugar and products containing it, as well as not drinking water (water should be drunk slowly).

  

Incorrect Eating Pattern
It's not entirely correct to count calories mathematically; various aspects must be considered, such as how they were ingested, with what, and when, the glycemic index, and the insulin index, which characterizes how protein and fat-containing products raise insulin levels in the blood. Often, dietitians recommend eating a little, in small portions, and frequently, but with this approach, fat burning is hindered unless there is heavy physical exertion. It's pointless to "burn" sugar reserves because soon you'll want to eat again. You need to burn fat. If you follow dietitians' advice, who say – eat a little, in small portions, and frequently –, with this approach, fat breakdown will never begin unless you subject yourself to very heavy physical exertion and resist the temptation to snack on something sweet.

Eat less, but a sufficient amount of protein-containing products. Carbohydrates, especially fast ones, should be minimized, except for greens.

How does it happen? A person eats fast carbohydrates, sugar enters the blood, the necessary insulin is produced to guide sugar into the cells. Usually, a little more insulin is released than needed, and soon hunger appears again, followed by fatigue, moreover, calories converted into glycogen and not used are turned into fat, creating adipose tissue. Simultaneously, insulin resistance develops, maintaining hyperglycemia, which further provokes hunger and the craving for snacks. A prediabetic condition forms, and if nothing changes, it leads to type 2 diabetes.

Physical activities can burn about 20% of excess fat, the rest can only be eliminated through a healthy diet and intermittent fasting. Eating less frequently, insulin will be released less, and by switching to a keto diet, it will be needed even less, thus further relieving the pancreas.

 

What Happens with Energy?
Fats are conserved energy. They consist of water and energy. There's nothing else. Even when they break down – it's water and energy. We receive energy from fats, which was in a conserved form. One molecule of fat generates 32 molecules of ATP. The most energy is found in plant and animal fats. For energy to be released, hydrolysis must occur. This happens in the duodenum in an alkaline environment. If the environment isn't alkaline, no carbohydrate hydrolysis will occur, and they, entering the bloodstream, will accumulate. All the energy we consume ultimately breaks down to glucose.

Honey provides energy immediately because it contains ready glucose, but its main component, fructose, can directly enter cells without insulin involvement. Other sugars present in honey - sucrose and maltose - later in the duodenum become glucose through hydrolysis. This doesn't happen instantly but with a time delay, therefore honey can be considered a slow carbohydrate.

If we receive more calories than we expend, the difference is stored as fat. However, counting calories is a waste of time. Weight loss achieved through calorie restriction rarely lasts long. If you drink enough quality water and eat "live" (enzyme-rich) food, weight will drop. Fasting should never be considered a weight loss method, as it disrupts the metabolic process and weight can return with a vengeance.

Unbalanced diet and nutrient deficiency immediately lead to weight gain. To the body, it's like an alarm that reserves need to be made (fat storage), as well as undigested food (overeating) because of a lack of enzymes to process everything, creating a vicious cycle - the body doesn't receive necessary nutrients, so it demands more food, and the more you eat, the worse the digestion.

Carbonated sugary drinks contain a huge amount of sugar. An energy surge occurs due to glucose and caffeine.

 

Fats, Stress, and Excess Weight
Fats in the body serve a dual function – energy and plastic. They are needed for cell membranes, neurons, cartilage, etc. In fat cells, there are reserves of triglycerides and unsaturated fatty acids. A person under prolonged stress starts accumulating excess insulin, but if glucose is insufficient, insulin begins to block the consumption of fat cells' lipocytes. Glycogen reserves are depleted within a day, and then the body turns to protein reserves, which, without affecting muscle mass, are depleted within a week, followed by a process called gluconeogenesis, when the liver begins to break down its proteins. Only when survival is questioned does the body turn to fat reserves.

A universal stress relief factor is proper nutrition, but rare, irregular eating maintains stress. If there's no stress, fats are used, so if a person eats once a day, weight increases, but if several times, then it decreases.

 

Factors influencing excess weight
Genetics, often used as an argument for excess weight, play a very minor role, only a few percent of cases. Family and societal traditions have a much greater role, these are food choices and cooking traditions. Also to consider are harmful habits, such as not walking but driving, using elevators, etc.

There are hyperactive people who eat a lot of whatever is available and don't gain weight. This indicates poor nutrient absorption, intestines clogged with fungal mycelium, fecal stones, hardened mucus, etc.

Swelling also contributes to excess weight. There's a completely wrong belief that water consumption should be limited when swelling appears. On the contrary, swelling indicates inadequate quality water drinking, fluid drainage issues, because water can't be expelled from the intercellular fluid, where it accumulates and forms excess weight. Drinking little water, especially of poor quality, leads to the precipitation of soluble salts in the lower part of the kidneys. The kidneys shift downwards, disrupting urine flow (kidney stone disease).

Excess weight can be promoted by the ecological situation in the environment and at home. It affects the liver, which is related to glycogen production. Also, viruses, such as adenovirus, affect the pancreas and endocrine glands, resulting in weakened metabolic processes. Excess weight is also promoted by medications, especially blood thinners and joint drugs, as well as hormonal contraceptives.

Estrogen activity in women can lead to weight gain. Compared to men, for women, it's not as dangerous, except possibly for joints. However, in men, fat accumulation, especially around the waist, has much more unpleasant consequences. This increases the risk of developing diabetes, ischemic heart disease, vascular and other diseases, and lowers testosterone levels.

If you have excess weight, it means something is wrong. Diet alone won't suffice. All the aforementioned factors act simultaneously. Among long-livers, there are almost no people with excess weight.

 

Problems Accompanying Excess Weight
To eliminate excess weight, one must switch to a diet intended by nature for humans, regulate the intestinal flora and the enzymatic system. It is necessary to feed the beneficial Bacteroidetes bacteria, which consume roughage (vegetables, greens, fruits, etc.), thereby occupying space and preventing pathogenic bacteria, such as Firmicutes, which ferment food and leave more calories to be converted into fat, from settling in. Drinking water and consuming quality fats necessary for hormone production is also essential. Beekeeping products can also be beneficial. As known, the richest natural source of good bacteria (in preserved form) is bee bread, a means to restore microflora. After restoration, it's only necessary to feed them by regularly consuming a fiber-rich diet, and you will forget not only about excess weight but also many other health issues.

As an adult reaches maturity, protein mass stops growing and does not accumulate, unlike fats.

The information space is continuously filled with advertisements offering easy and convenient solutions to the problem of excess weight, starting with 'fat burners,' various pills, and ending with needle therapy. All these methods are based on the same mechanism – directly or indirectly affecting the body's hormonal system, or the endocrine glands, such as the pancreas, thyroid gland, gonads, adrenal glands. Unfortunately, methods that stimulate increased gland activity also cause their dysfunction, such as diabetes, impotence, menstrual cycle disorders, etc. While these methods indeed result in weight loss in the first months, new problems arise, and the excess weight returns because the causes - the accumulation of toxins, such as pus, mucus, stones - have not disappeared.

Kidneys contaminated with toxins respond with their vascular spasm to let through less metabolic waste. Furthermore, the hormone renin, which narrows blood vessels throughout the body, begins to be released. To push blood through narrowed vessels, the heart must work in an intensified regime, increasing blood pressure. Even in healthy individuals, blood pressure can rise if the intestines are contaminated and digestion is impaired.

Although the mentioned weight reduction methods have negative effects, one should not resign oneself to excess kilograms and do nothing. This "time bomb" may not explode immediately, but the consequences will inevitably appear.

Excess weight is usually accompanied by high blood pressure, heart strain, shortness of breath, diabetes risk, joint pain and deformation, etc. Since oxidation-reduction processes in tissues are disrupted, there is less oxygen but more fats, where unexpelled toxins are hidden, creating ideal conditions for cancer cells.

Visceral fats, located in the abdominal and thoracic cavity around internal organs and not visible from the outside. accumulate on the belly.

 

Fat accumulates on the stomach
If a person quickly becomes fatigued, and fatigue appears from the morning, if there is frequent urination, a craving for sweets, high blood pressure, joint pain, and memory worsens, this all indicates high insulin levels in the blood. Insulin resistance develops slowly, over many years. When the liver can no longer process glucose into glycogen, but muscles have enough energy, sugar is converted into fats, initially stored in the liver. Then, accumulation continues around organs (visceral fats) and in the subcutaneous layer, primarily on the belly, where it's most quickly noticeable. It could even be argued that belly fat is the "tip of the iceberg" of problems.

High insulin levels unequivocally indicate excessive sugar consumption. This creates an excessive burden on the body, thereby accelerating aging. Over time, the pancreas can no longer produce insulin in sufficient quantities, resulting in increased blood sugar levels. A prediabetic condition develops, which turns into type 2 diabetes. A sagging belly is like litmus paper, indicating unhealthy liver, metabolic disorders, and high insulin levels.

The only way out is adequate nutrition, a keto diet, intermittent fasting, and physical activity.

 

There are no Coincidences, only Causes and Regularities
Often, the cause of excess weight is thought to be metabolic or hormonal disorders. But have we considered what these causes, these disorders are? Perhaps nature intended them? No, nature intends an ideal state of absolute health and an ideal body condition, but disorders arise over a prolonged period from consuming inadequate food, such as products with carcinogens, trans fats, a high-calorie content, burgers, etc. Countless temptations have been invented to make people eat and eat. These are taste enhancers, aftertastes, aroma enhancers, etc. Therefore, it is up to the individual to decide – eat to live or live to eat.

People with excess weight usually do not live long. Excess weight, as a rule, is associated with fluctuations in glucose and insulin levels in the blood, joint damage, poor wound healing, angina (cardiac ischemia), arterial hypertension, acute cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke).

There are many factors causing obesity, not only the disproportionate amount of calories consumed; they can be hormonal contraceptives, medications, especially, for instance, glucocorticoids, etc. Also, rushing can lead to eating more than usual because the feeling of satiety sets in gradually. One should leave the table still feeling a slight hunger. Incidentally, this is one of the habits of long-livers.

 

How to Increase Body Mass?
If much is said and everywhere about excess weight, then how to increase body mass by increasing muscle mass is much less discussed. Yet, this topic is relevant for some people.

The main cause of reduced body weight should be acknowledged as the presence of parasites. Therefore, ideally, periodic examinations should be conducted, or at least regularly consume anti-parasitic nutrition, diversifying it while strictly adhering to hygiene rules. Fecal stones in the intestines, dysbiosis, ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and diarrhea can also promote weight loss because they weaken nutrient absorption in the intestines.

What are the prerequisites for increasing muscle mass? Firstly, the diet must include all essential amino acids so that the necessary proteins, which the immune system recognizes and perceives as its own, are synthesized in the body's cell ribosomes. For successful protein synthesis from amino acids, animal-derived proteins, which the human body cannot fully break down, resulting in a series of problems, are not necessary. Yes, athletes grow large muscles with animal-derived proteins. As long as they are active, everything seems fine, but as soon as they stop exercising, the person literally collapses.

Not all plants contain all amino acids, but by combining plants, one can obtain both essential and non-essential amino acids. For example, uncooked potatoes, nettles, cedar nuts contain all essential amino acids, sorrel, which grows as a weed, has 7 amino acids, the marine blue-green algae spirulina contains more than 20 amino acids, but the protein in this spirulina is twice as much as in meat, etc.

No matter how much protein you consume, it will not reach the muscles, and their mass will not increase until the muscles are loaded to the point that they can no longer withstand the load, and only then will the brain signal to increase muscle mass. Regularly physically loading the muscles will cause the accumulated fats along with toxins to disappear, and muscle mass will form in their place. Toxins can be expelled through the lymphatic system through the intestines or skin with sweat. To make expulsion more effective, licorice root can be used. Drinking herbal tea extracts will provide minerals, bioflavonoids, phytoncides, etc. Eat bee bread and such sprouted seeds as amaranth, flaxseed, lentils, naked oats, poppy seeds, sesame, etc. This is especially important for oncological and autoimmune diseases when large amounts of liver cells (hepatocytes) and immune cells are consumed. The body does not have enough amino acids for their formation, and it takes them from muscles, bones. As a result, the person loses weight. If one starts to consume more cottage cheese and meat, as sometimes recommended by doctors, the situation worsens even more.

 

Keto Diet
The essence of the keto diet is obtaining energy from fats and almost completely excluding carbohydrates from the diet. As a result, there is a metabolic shift in cells, and thus in tissues, from glycolysis to ketosis, that is, from glucose breakdown as the main energy source to ketone (fat) breakdown (Krebs cycle or oxidative phosphorylation). For the ketolysis process to occur, the absolute amount of sugar consumed per day must not exceed 25-30g, including the sugar contained in fruits.

The keto diet is an ideal way for people with excessive excess weight to get rid of it. In this way, the human body gradually learns to obtain energy from its fats and continues to do so, the main thing is not to exceed the calorie amount with incoming nutrition. To avoid a decrease in skin elasticity (sagging skin) as weight decreases, it is necessary to ensure that the diet provides enough sulfur (greens, fruits, and vegetables).

The liver synthesizes the cholesterol necessary for humans. If the liver functions normally, it can synthesize more than 10 times the cholesterol needed per day, meaning that cholesterol from outside is not needed. In medicine, it is considered that animal-derived fats cholesterol or cholesterol are to blame for stroke and heart attack. Indirectly, this is true, but in reality, carbohydrates are to blame, causing inflammatory processes in the blood vessels, especially those from modern wheat varieties with a high gluten content.

According to the keto diet definition, the menu with the necessary calorie amount should be composed of 75% from fats, and 25% from proteins and carbohydrates. By the way, greens are counted as carbohydrates, but unlike sugar, they are not fast carbohydrates.

Switching to a keto diet usually results in noticeable health improvement, but this is associated with the cessation of fast carbohydrates (white bread, soda, sweets, etc.) consumption because less insulin is needed.

Another important aspect is the origin of fats (plant or animal). In some cases, this diet is effective temporarily (no more than 2 months), for example, in children with epilepsy, or people with excess weight, type 2 diabetes. The keto diet is contraindicated for patients with type 1 diabetes, as it can cause ketoacidosis.

Here are some important functions that fats perform in the human body:
  φ  Structural - part of the cell membrane composition.

  φ  Energetic – when oxidized, 1g of fat releases 9.3 kcal.

  φ  Energy storage – fats can form 10 – 30% or even more of the total body mass.

  φ  Thermal - serve as thermal insulation.

  φ  Mechanical protection (for example, kidneys are enclosed in a fat capsule).

  φ  Absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

  φ  Fats are the raw material for the synthesis of steroid hormones (testosterone, estrogen, etc.).

 

Final Conclusion
In Latvia, problems with excess weight are relevant for around 60% of the population.
Without radical changes in diet, it is impossible to reduce excess weight and then not regain it!
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