Thursday, December 06, 2012
I meant the organ in YOUR body, not the one you're trying to choke down at dinner.
Iíve been with my personal trainer, Justin, for over 3 months now. I wasnít looking for a trainer when I met him, but the way he talked about nutrition and fitness made me want him on my team. After 2 babies, I thought I had the Weight Loss game figured out. Iíve been successful at Weight Watchers and just counting calories on my own. But somehow the weight crept back up.
One thing that I learned was that this equation: weight loss = calories out > calories in, is really not that simple. In the first conversation I had with Justin, he debunked this myth. He talked to me about insulin resistance, metabolic defect, hormonal imbalance, and leptin Ė terms Iíve heard before, but NEVER mentioned at a WW meeting or in a typical weight loss article. The biggest thing I learned from him was that not all diets and exercise plans fits everyone. Everybody processes food differently; not just because of our own individual metabolism (the rate at which we burn calories), but because our other organs process the food differently. I never realized how much the liver plays in weight. Who knew?!?
The liver is responsible for helping metabolize fat. It produces bile, which breaks down fat while also working like a filter to clean toxins out of our blood, helping us feel energized. Optimizing your liver health can help you lose weight and meet your athletic goals.
Most people struggle with overburdened livers due to a toxic diet and lifestyle. This means their bodies are ineffective at digestion and fat breakdown, resulting in weight gain, feeling heavy, bloated, and sluggish. The liverís role is therefore crucial for efficient circulation, metabolism, and fat breakdown. There is no other organ like it!