Why People GAIN WEIGHT
by: Dr. Ron Repice
Rejuvenations, Inc / COOL …. Cryo Spa
Almost 70% of adults in America are considered overweight, and 35% are classified as obese.
If rates continue, and many experts that I read about in the newspaper, newsfeeds etc believe they will, 75% of the population will be either overweight or obese by the year 2020. I hate to tell you this, but that is not that far away.
Anyone who glances at the statistics knows something is clearly not right and I’m sure you agree with that. So what could be causing this sharp rise in weight-related issues with you, a friend, family member or co-worker?
One of the main reasons we have such a problem with obesity and digestive complaints in the world today is that people are not eating their meals in a parasympathetic state. So what is that state? Here’s what you have to realize. It turns out that it’s not just what you eat, but how, when, and where you eat that makes a difference. Really? Yes!
While hardly anyone is mentioning this root cause to common weight issues, it is a topic that is nevertheless important to discuss in order to tackle one of the world’s leading health problems.
How You Might Be Eating In A Sympathetic State
I’m not trying to confuse you, but before getting into what the parasympathetic state actually is and how it can benefit your weight and digestion, let’s quickly examine its opposite–the sympathetic state. This state is associated with the “fight or flight” response and is usually activated within the central nervous system in response to stressful situations. That’s why chiropractic adjustments are important to you if you’re trying to lose weight.
Environmental stress brought on by something negative in the news, a violent movie, a heated argument, or general day-to-day happenings can activate this state, so I’d say most people EAT in this stressful state on a daily basis.
When this activation occurs, your body does something very special. It releases adrenaline you’re your bloodstream, then your cortisol increases (fat-storing hormone), and then… digestion stops completely.
The body is now literally ready to fight the situation or run from it, and it has little time for digesting the food you just ate. Imagine someone being in a divorce and eating. A lot of people are eating in this sympathetic, nervous state, and it’s seriously hindering their digestion and weight loss efforts.
Here are some examples of what can put you in a sympathetic state during eating:
Eating while watching the TV, especially the news
Eating while driving
Eating at your desk at work
Eating after a stressful work situation
Eating while talking on the phone
Eating while arguing with someone
Eating fast because you are late for work, school, appointment, etc.
Eating in a loud fast food restaurant
Eating at a sporting event
Eating while on stimulant prescription drugs
Eating while depressed or anxious
Sound like you or someone you know? Most likely it does. The trouble is, many people are in a constant sympathetic state these days because they have never learned simple ways to manage stress.
Eating in a parasympathetic state is perhaps the best way to consume any type of food in order to promote proper digestion and weight loss.
Luckily, there are many simple components we have in our weight loss kit that can help you enter the proper state quickly and easily.
Again, don’t eat in a state that will store FAT. Period.