Many I have counseled lately have been following, and having success with various approaches to the Paleo Diet, i.e. limiting their diet to what our pre-farming hunter-gatherer ancestors ate...i.e. vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy sources of proteins and fats.
As I have said before, if you could pick it, pull it, catch it or kill it...it is/was fair game. Yet most are still experiencing a lot of cravings for the carbohydrates they are trying to cut out, and having a hard time resisting them.
I have been able to help many in this situation with one of our extremely effective and fast-acting formulations called Opti-Slim Garcinia which is a combination of Garcinia cambogia, Spirulina, and Green Tea.
Garcinia cambogia's active ingredient is called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), and its actions are-multi-faceted. Firstly, HCA inhibits an ATP'ase enzyme called "citrate lyase" that is normally responsible for converting blood sugar into fat. But with this action blocked your body re-routes the energy to your most immediately available form of energy called glycogen, which then gets stored in your liver and muscles. When your blood-sugar drops, your body quickly converts some glycogen back to stabilize it. In turn, this has very balancing effects on your blood sugar levels.
Higher glycogen, and balanced blood sugar not only offsets cravings and reduces appetite, but due to this effect HCA has also been shown to benefit athletic performance. (1, 2)
Additionally, studies show that consuming HCA raises serotonin levels (2,3) Increasing serotonin relaxes us, decreases nervous or emotional food-seeking, and makes us feel more satiated. As a result appetite and cravings drop, particularly for carbohydrates. (Normally, when we consume carbohydrates, it raises serotonin. Garcinia simply mimics this effect without the carbs.)
With this formula people just don't feel as hungry, aren't fighting cravings and overall, food / calorie intake is decreased, benefiting those wanting to lose weight.
How to get best results with Garcinia cambogia
Opti-Slim Garcinia is best taken on an empty stomach at least 30-60 minutes before meals, or simply in-between meals. The dosage is 2-3 capsules, one to three times per day. If your cravings intensify at a particular time of day, you may want to take it on an empty stomach an hour or two before this.
Opti-Slim Garcinia can be a huge help for those suffering from unwanted cravings for carbs, or who eat emotionally, or who just don't feel satisfied...so they keep on eating. For these effects it combines particularly well with Opti-GlucoBalance.
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Continue to be well!