Can’t lose weight? Silent Inflammation may be the culprit.
Do you know people, or maybe yourself, who are on a perpetual diet trying to lose weight? They have tried the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Whole 30, and the list could go on and on. They exercise, they eat right, they count their calories, and they yo-yo up and down in weight constantly. Maybe they lose a few pounds at first but eventually gain it back. What is going on? Why is there a perpetual struggle to lose weight and to keep it off?
When most people think of inflammation, they think of what they can see on the exterior – redness, swelling, pain, heat, and possibly loss of function. Scientists now know that there is interior inflammation, something you can’t see or feel, that can cause all sorts of diseases such as cardiac disease, cancer, digestive disorders like Chron’s, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Alzheimer’s, dementia, arthritis, asthma, allergies, and basically anything else ending in -itis (which means inflammation). This is what is known as silent inflammation. By the time you realize that you have inflammation, it may be too late.
According to Harvard Health, doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce the levels of silent inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. They are now suggesting that if you follow an anti-inflammatory diet, you can fight off inflammation for good. That means weight loss that is not temporary, but permanent.
An anti-inflammatory diet starts with the foods that you eat, continues with when you eat, and finishes with why you eat. Making dietary changes by yourself is not always easy. That is why we have developed the Fasting Mindfulness Program (FMP). This is a 6-week journey that will take you into a deep relationship with your body, your mind, and your kitchen!
Now is the perfect time to take control of your health and your inflammation. For more information on the FMP, please visit our websites, 2sistersfasting.com
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Barry Sears, Camillo Ricordi, “Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition as a Pharmacological Approach to Treat Obesity”, Journal of Obesity, vol. 2011, Article ID 431985, 14pages, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/431985