Weight Loss and Wellness Center of Cape Cod
The Knowledge to Keep Those Pounds Off Forever!
The FitCo Weight Loss Plan is a medically designed protocol that results in fat loss while sparing muscle mass. It’s an easy 4-phase protocol which helps stabilize the pancreas and blood sugar levels while burning fat and maintaining muscle and other lean tissue. This protocol is also an excellent support for cellulite reduction.
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What is the Source of Most Weight Issues?
The cause of most weight issues in a modern society is insulin dysfunction. A diet grossly disporoportionate in its share of saturated fats and sugars, such as in breads, cereals, muffins, cakes, pastries, pasta, pizza, rice, corn – very much like the North American diet – causes the pancreas to produce an overabundance of insulin, which stays in the system and puts the blood sugar level in a negative balance.
An overproduction of insulin also leads to hypoglycemia or low glycemia, which in turn induces constant sugar cravings and weight gain. Insulin’s primary function is to regulate blood sugar levels; however it is also the hormone that facilitates the transport of fat (Triglycerides) into the fat cells. Even worse, it “locks” the fat in the fat cell, preventing it to be used as a source of energy. Now, because the blood sugar has dropped (and we can’t access the fat as a fuel source) it creates “sugar cravings” and the vicious cycle begins again. In other words, an over abundance of insulin causes weight gain.
The FitCo Weight Loss Plan will transform the body’s ability to digest sugars properly by regulating insulin levels. How? By giving the pancreas a well-deserved break and by limiting simple and complex carbs until the weight loss goal is achieved.
Principles Behind the Protocol
Learn to live off of the body’s own fat reserves. The body employs energy from three reserves: glycogen (carbohydrate), protein and fats. First from it’s simple and complex carbohydrate reserves and when depleted, turns simultaneously to its protein and fat reserves for energy. A person not in need of weight loss typically has approximately 1-2% of their body’s reserves from carbs, approximately 19% from their muscle mass and 79% of their body reserves from fat.
Simple and complex carbohydrates can prevent weight loss. The body stores approximately three days worth of Simple and complex carbohydrates can prevent weight loss. The body stores approximately three days worth of carbohydrates. Because of this, the FitCo Weight Loss Plan has a beginning and an end. Until 100% of the weight loss goal is achieved, we restrict sugars (simple and complex). Why? Because, as long as sugar is being consumed, the body is not burning fat. It’s as simple as that. Remember, the first source of energy is derived from glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves. The main principle is to deplete the glycogen (carbohydrate) reserves completely in order to compel the body to turn to its fat reserve to burn calories.
How do we get the body to burn its fat reserves and not its muscle mass reserves, if both are depleted simultaneously? First, by providing the body with foods that have a high protein value, complete with 8 essential amino acids, 97% absorbable, which make them biologically-complete proteins.
Secondly, by supplementing with nutrient-rich supplements such as Natura Multi-Vita, Natura Calcium & Magnesium and Natura Potassium, key ingredients in muscle building and electrolytes to replace those normally found in foods restricted on the Fitco Weight Loss Plan protocol.
A dieter will feel energized, look vibrant and feel strong. It is no wonder. Given the opportunity for the body’s natural ability to heal itself and showcase its innate and ingenious powers, such as in the way during the protocol, the body will return the favor with unparalleled force, radiance and beauty.
We also offer a modified protocol for Type I diabetics, vegetarians, adolescents and children.
Teach Healthy Habits…
Did you know that the current generation of children may have a shorter lifespan than their parents? 1/3 of US children are expected to develop diabetes. Over 1 in 4 Americans aged 17-24 years are unfit for military service due to obesity. By teaching your children healthy eating habits, you can keep them at a healthy weight. The eating habits they pick up when they are young will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are adults.
What to Expect
• Quick weight loss without sacrificing muscle mass
• An understanding of how food affects and is utilized by the
body, including what causes fat storage
• Utilization of stored fat for energy usually by day 4 –
fat, (along with cellulite) that contains chemical toxins
• Improved energy, appetite control and reduced cravings –
usually on day 4 or 5
• Improved blood sugar, cholesterol levels and reduced blood
• Improved skin tone by providing the skin nutrients it needs