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CONTRIBUTED CONTENT A recent human clinical study found that 88% of American adults are metabolically inadequate. And Joel Beekman, longtime nutrition executive and co-founder of a new science-based health company, only the culprit knows.
It’s just our diet, Beekman said. We’ve been eating the wrong kinds of food in the wrong amounts, and it’s making us not only fatter, but sicker.
Where we went wrong
This health and weight reduction trend has ironically received a major boost from the US government, which has been looking for a way to fix the nations diet for some time. Backed by a dubious study, they eventually introduced the infamous food pyramid which led to a dramatic increase in the consumption of refined, unhealthy carbohydrates.
For the first time in history we had a government telling us what to eat, Beekman said. We are encouraged to eat far more refined carbohydrates and not enough healthy fats, and our weight and health only suffer because of it.
The results for the nations health and weight are dire. Since the government first set dietary guidelines in 1977, the food industry has completely shifted the types of food it produces to our overall detriment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American adult weighs nearly 30 pounds more today than the average American adult did in 1977.
The modern plague of insulin resistance
Beekman learned that perhaps the biggest problem with changing our diet has to do with the hormone insulin, which, simply put, tells our bodies what to do with the energy from food. While insulin is responsible for supporting hundreds of systems in the body, it is primarily known to regulate blood glucose levels.
Our bodies must have insulin to function properly, but our modern diet is so high in carbohydrates that it leaves us flooded with insulin almost non-stop, Beekman said. And when that happens, you become insulin resistant, which is a very bad thing for our health and weight.
Beekman says research shows that more than half of American adults are already insulin resistant, with insulin resistance rising rapidly around the world.
In general, insulin resistance makes almost everything that can go wrong with your body much, much worse, he added. Impairment of brain health, metabolic health, heart health and more; insulin resistance briefly turns things tragic for humans.
Insulin resistance quiz
Do you think you or a loved one may be insulin resistant? Answer the questions below:
- Do you have more belly fat than you want?
- Do you have a family history of heart disease?
- Do you have high blood pressure or does eating salt affect your blood pressure?
- Do you have high blood triglyceride levels?
- Do you retain water easily?
- Do you have gout?
- Do you have patches of darker skin or small skin bumps (skin tags) on your neck, armpits or other areas?
- Do you have a family member with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes?
- Do you have/have gestational diabetes or PCOS (for women) or low testosterone (for men)?
If you answered yes to any two (or more) questions, you almost certainly have insulin resistance.
Food: The Culprit and the Cure
If a person believes they have insulin resistance, Beekman advises they should consult with their healthcare provider. However, there are definite steps that everyone can take to become more insulin sensitive in our own homes.
As my scientist brother always says, Food got us into this mess, and its food will get us out of it, Beekman said. It’s easiest and best to start limiting your carbohydrate intake right away. Of the three macronutrients, carbohydrates are the least necessary for the average adult and the most problematic for those struggling with metabolic issues. The health and weight challenges we’ve seen today are mostly due to that wrong change in diet.
The secret of the “fat”.
In fact, Beekman says increasing your consumption of healthy fats may be the most important change you can make, supporting metabolic health, brain health and more.
Our ancestors knew that fat was the most nutritious substance they could eat, he said. They provide the nutrition your brain and body need, help you feel satisfied, curb your sweet cravings, and even train your body to burn excess body fat.”
Still, it’s important to get a wide variety of healthy fats, from short-, medium-, and long-chain sources, he added. It’s not about grabbing a cup of MCT oil or a big piece of butter and calling it a day.
You have competing considerations about protein with very little legitimate science behind the arguments, Beekman said. Protein is essential, especially as you age, but it should be consumed along with fat, just as it is found in nature.
The best types of protein, Beekman said, are whey, egg whites and collagen. He emphasizes that they have the highest biological value, offer the most complete profile of essential amino acids and support lean and tight muscles, healthy joints, cartilage and bone health.
An essential boost to your diet
To help people achieve their best health faster, and especially to help those who don’t always have time to eat healthy, Bikman and his co-founding team of metabolism, nutrition and industry experts recently created Complete meal with code HLTH.
Beekman says these carefully formulated meal shakes are designed to optimize health, including weight management, gut health, brain health, and even hair, skin and nail health. HLTH Code Complete Meal contains an optimized, science-backed blend of protein, collagen, healthy fats, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, fiber, vitamins and minerals without added sugar or any artificial ingredients.
Based on scientific and competitive research, we believe HLTH Code Complete Meal is truly a step forward in meal replacement shakes, Beekman said. Our customers tell us they are the most delicious and filling shakes they’ve ever had, and they help keep blood glucose low for most people, which is absolutely necessary.
HLTH Code Complete Meal is made in the USA and in a facility certified by current good manufacturing practices that is registered with the Food and Drug Administration.
Keeping your hunger at bay (the right way)
When it comes to eating, Beekman says it’s easy to consume a lot of calories and still feel hungry. This is because the calories consumed are not the right types of calories to provide essential nutrition. He calls this the wrong diet and says it is ruining the health of many people.
Each HLTH Code Complete Meal shake is packed with optimized amounts of these ingredients to keep you feeling full and energized for hours, he said. However, it is more convenient and affordable than almost any dish you can make or buy.
Beekman says the shakes are quick and easy to make. Add two scoops of creamy vanilla or whole meal chocolate macadamia powder to 8 ounces of cold water and shake or mix. For general well-being, he recommends replacing one meal a day. To reset your health or lose weight, replace up to two meals a day.
(I) have been using the HLTH code for about two weeks and feel healthier, have more energy and less cravings love this product! he said one reviewer.
Another reviewer shares, I started losing weight quickly because I found that I no longer snack between meals, I don’t crave carbs, and I automatically fast intermittently, not on purpose, but because I’m just not hungry.
Another review says, “I’ve been taking this for five months to break my intermittent fasting and I’m in great shape and have lost 21 pounds. I can’t recommend this enough! Plus it tastes great! What’s not to love?”
Does the HLTH code also facilitate weight loss?
Beekman said the best health starts with the right mix of nutrition. Better insulin sensitivity, increased energy, feeling more vibrant, a stronger immune system, a clearer mind, improved gut health and improved appearance are some of the benefits of improving your diet.
The comprehensive benefits of the HLTH Code Complete Meal are especially helpful if you’re trying to lose weight, he continued. Losing weight is rarely easy. There must be the right changes in both hormones and caloric balance to signal to the body that it is time to start burning, not storing, fat.
Beekman adds that based on the best available studies of human metabolism, in addition to exercise, Complete meal with HLTH code helps people lose weight without having to count every calorie.
Your ssatisfaction is guaranteed
If you’re worried about trying something new and making changes to your diet plan, don’t be. Bikman stands behind its HLTH code meal replacement products and is ready to guarantee your satisfaction.
You have nothing to lose (except excess weight) and everything to gain in terms of well-being and self-esteem, he said.
Indeed, if you are looking for improved wellness and healthy weight management,n Complete meal replacement HLTH code may be your answer. For exclusive savings on your first order, visit getHLTH.com and enter discount code SGN at checkout.
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