Don’t Blame Your Lack of Willpower for Your Troubles at the Scale
by Emily Farris, Kansas City Enhance Health & Wellness Magazine, Jan-Feb 2011
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“If only I wouldn’t have had that first French fry…”
“If only I didn’t like pasta so much…”
“If only I could resist the chocolate croissant at the coffee shop every day…”
If any of those statements sound familiar, you’ve probably blamed your willpower, or lack thereof, for excess weight at some point in your life. But Dr. Rick Tague, M.P.H. and founder of the Center for Nutrition and Preventative Medicine in Leawood and Topeka, Kansas, would tell you to stop being so hard on yourself. In fact, he says willpower has very little, if nothing, to do with weight.
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Our bodies have millions of these small cells scattered throughout our bodies. If they receive the wrong message from our genetics, chemicals in the environment, certain medications, stress hormones, etc, they take on a life of their own and demand more food calories.
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Overweight individuals typically have a “sluggish” metabolism that is far more likely to store fat than burn it. Green tea enhances “fat burning” by 17-40%. And there are so many other benefits to Green Tea:
- High EGCG content of 200 mg per capsule far exceeds most green tea supplements.
- Improve cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Enhances appetite suppressant medications effects on metabolism.
- Enhance weight loss by up to 1/2 to 3/4 lbs per week while dieting.