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There’s no doubt that one of the biggest obstacles to achieving your weight loss goals is your appetite. By this, we not only mean your capacity to eat but also the cravings for specific types of foods that go along with it. After all, isn’t that what got you into trouble the first place? Ultimately, one of the key goals of any successful weight loss journey should be understanding the concepts of proper nutrition because for those individuals that are just starting to get involved with fitness, more than likely bad eating habits have played a primary role in your issues with excess weight. Think about it; the mainstream food industry is obsessed with all things unhealthy, such as excess carbohydrates in general and excess sugar, in particular, excess sodium and excess fat, often all in the same food choices. The unpleasant truth is that the average individual doesn’t know any better, therefore they eat unhealthy foods not understanding that the body needs high quality, more natural food choices instead of the highly processed concoctions that are laughingly termed “food” that make up a lot of the typical mainstream diet that the average person eats.

Hunger Control - Shred-UpIf that isn’t enough, another part of keeping your appetite in check is understanding the hormones that control it. Hormones called “hunger hormones” regulate our appetite. These hormones are known as leptin, which suppresses the appetite, and ghrelin which increases the appetite.[1] Fundamentally, when you’re hungry, it’s your body telling you that you need to eat, and it’s actually a survival mechanism. The problem is when the desire to eat turns into overeating, and as mentioned above, this typically means over-consumption of unhealthy foods. Learning to control these hormones goes a long way towards helping you control your appetite. Not surprisingly, a slower pace of weight loss helps. In fact, part of the problem is the typical mainstream idea of rapid “weight” loss when, in fact, the goal should be slower fat loss and instead of following some fad diet, a long term change in eating habits. This includes eating smaller portions more often, and your meals should be balanced with an emphasis on protein and slower- digesting carbs.[2] This just happens to fit in well with many fitness, athletic and bodybuilding diets, generally speaking.

Despite taking steps to get your appetite in check, you may still need a little help. Shred-Up by Ignite Nutrition was designed to be the extra help you need. Shred-Up is an all-in-one fat burning formula designed with your goals in mind, so there should be no surprise that we understand the problems you can experience with hunger despite your best efforts to control it. That’s why we included Hoodia Gordonii Extract in the advanced Shred-Up formula. What is Hoodia, and what does it do? It’s a plant that originates in South Africa that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries as an appetite suppressant. Initially, it was used during extended hunting expeditions to help ward off hunger. More recently, Hoodia has earned a reputation as a popular weight loss ingredient because of its ability to support hunger control. Hoodia does this by tricking your body into thinking it’s full, effectively shutting down hunger.

Ignite Nutrition understands the importance of controlling hunger and cravings. We created Shred-Up to cover all of your weight loss needs, including hunger. That’s the kind of innovative thinking we put into all of our products. That’s why your best training partner on your weight loss journey is Shred-Up!

 

References:

  1. Klok, M. D., Jakobsdottir, S., & Drent, M. L. (2007, January). The role of leptin and ghrelin in the regulation of food intake and body weight in humans: A review. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17212793

  2. https://www.health.com/weight-loss/lose-weight-hunger-hormones



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