~Weight Loss Plans for Women and Men

~Weight Loss Plans for Women and Men
Life Extension Foundation Weight Loss Plans for Women and Men

When there are hormone imbalances, food restriction (or dieting) may have only a minimal effect. For optimal fat loss to occur, hormones must be restored to youthful levels.

If you are deficient in nutrients such as magnesium and chromium, the effects of hormone imbalances can be exacerbated. Eating foods at the wrong time of the day can negatively impact your attempt to shed fat. If your metabolic rate is not maintained, then weight loss can become virtually impossible.

What is critical to remember is that following only certain portions of the following program and neglecting others will not produce optimal results. For instance, you should lose some weight if you faithfully take enough soluble fiber before each meal. You should also experience some fat reduction in response to taking 7-keto DHEA early in the day.

To see meaningful benefits, however, you need to follow every step outlined below. Remember: Your body is programmed to store fat. That is how your ancestral genome survived the mass starvation that has plagued humankind since its inception.

Amid the food abundance we enjoy in the United States, our bodies are behaving as they are programmed to do. In response to abundance, ingested food is stored as fat awaiting the next famine. The problem comes when there is no famine. Food is plentiful. Fat-promoting meals are affordable and convenient. Is it any wonder that the United States is now experiencing the worst obesity epidemic in its history?

In order to prevail against your body's innate propensity to store fat, you must restore fat-reducing hormones such as DHEA and testosterone lost to aging, and suppress hormones such as insulin and estrogen, which promote body fat. You'll want to enhance insulin sensitivity and maintain a youthful metabolic rate so that your cells are able to release stored fat.

Americans have been misled for decades about what causes them to become overweight. Physicians have failed to provide the complete solution needed to induce significant long-term reductions in body fat. For the first time, a comprehensive program has been designed to address all the factors that scientists have identified as causing or contributing to age-related weight gain and obesity.

Life Extension Foundation Weight Loss Plan for Women

Before having blood work, there some steps you can take now to help facilitate fat loss. Consider implementing the following 12-step program every day.

  1. Before each meal, take one of the following:
  2. Take 500–700 mcg Chromium daily  
  3. Take 160-320 mg Magnesium citrate daily before bedtime.
  4. Take 3000–4000 mg CLA (with or without 1000 mg guarana) daily.  
  5. Take 2400 mg EPA/DHA with sesame lignans daily.
  6. Take 200 mg 7-keto DHEA daily in the morning.
  7. Take 725–1450 mg Green Tea extract (minimum 93 percent, caffeinated or decaffeinated) daily.
  8. Minimize consumption of foods cooked at high temperatures.
  9. Consume most calories early in the day (avoid late-night snacking).
  10. Reduce intake of high-glycemic foods (breads, pasta, potatoes, fruit juices, sugary snacks).
  11. Reduce intake of saturated fats such as those found in beef and butter, and increase consumption of foods rich in omega-3 fats, such as fish.
  12. Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Once your blood test results are received, your physician might prescribe one or more of the following:

  • Natural progesterone cream if the ratio of estrogen to progesterone in your blood is too high (estrogen dominance)
  • Arimidex ® or some other aromatase-inhibiting drug if estrogen levels are too high
  • Estriol, BiEst, or TriEst if estriol, estrone, or estradiol levels are severely deficient
  • Metformin if fasting insulin levels are high, especially if polycystic ovary syndrome is present (The typical dose is 500–1700 mg a day. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome secrete large amounts of insulin, which usually causes uncontrollable weight gain.)
  • Testosterone cream in very low doses (150–300 mcg) if free testosterone levels are very low and do not respond to DHEA replacement
  • Cytomel ® or Armour ™ to bring thyroid hormone levels into ideal ranges (typical doses are 12.5–25 mcg a day and higher)
  • DHEA to restore blood levels to those of a 25-year-old (The typical dose is 15–25 mg a day; DHEA does not require a prescription, but blood testing enables you to take the optimal dose.)

Life Extension Foundation Weight Loss Plan for Men

For weight loss, these easy steps can be taken every day:

  1. Before each meal, take one of the following:
  2. Take 200–600 mcg of Chromium daily.
  3. Take 160–320 mg of Magnesium citrate daily before bedtime.
  4. Take 3000–4000 mg of CLA (with or without 1000 mg guarana) daily.
  5. Take 2400 mg of EPA/DHA with sesame lignans daily.
  6. Take 200 mg of 7-keto DHEA daily in the morning.
  7. Take 725–1450 mg of Green Tea extract (minimum 93 percent; caffeinated or decaffeinated) daily.
  8. Minimize consumption of foods cooked at high temperatures.
  9. Consume most calories early in the day (avoid late-night snacking).
  10. Reduce intake of high glycemic foods (breads, pasta, potatoes, fruit juices, sugary snacks).
  11. Reduce intake of saturated fats such as those found in beef and butter, and increase consumption of foods rich in omega-3 fats, such as fish.
  12. Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Once your blood test results are received, your physician might prescribe one or more of the following:

  • Testosterone cream at a dose to restore blood levels to those of a 25-year-old
  • Arimidex ® to reduce excess estrogen levels (typical dose is 0.5 mg twice a week)
  • Metformin to reduce excess glucose and insulin levels (dose range is 500–1700 mg daily)
  • Cytomel ® or Armour ™ thyroid to bring thyroid hormone levels into ideal ranges (typical doses for Cytomel ® are 12.5–25 mcg daily or higher)
  • DHEA to restore blood levels to those of a 25-year-old (DHEA does not require a prescription, but blood testing enables you to take an optimal dose. A typical dose is 50 mg daily for men.)

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