You know what’s hard? Losing weight.
You know what’s even harder? Keeping it off.
If you’ve tried diet and exercise, but haven’t been able to stick to it long-term, Orbera® Intragastric Balloon may be the solution for you.
The most effective, long-lasting weight loss is being proven to be done by lowering insulin levels.
This is because insulin has been shown to cause many health problems, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
It also keeps your body from burning fat for energy, so it causes you to store excess calories in your body as fat.
When you have low insulin levels, your body can burn fat more easily. This means faster weight loss and a lower chance of gaining back any weight that you do lose. Low-carb diets are the best ways to lower your insulin levels. The reason for this is because carbohydrates cause your body to release insulin, which then stores fat in your cells. This is why people who eat a lot of carbohydrates tend to have more fat on their bodies than those who don’t eat many carbs at all.
While carbs are one thing that makes insulin get released into the blood stream and causes the weight gain, we need to consider all of the ways that we can lower insulin, which will in-turn make us lose weight.
For the most part, anytime we eat we are causing insulin to be produced. So naturally, if we don’t eat then insulin levels will decrease, and we will lose weight. But wait, that is not all, low insulin levels cause the body to produce at least one hormone that causes the body to mobilize our already stored fat and then we actually lose weight.
When you’re fasting, your body is going to start breaking down your fat stores for energy. The hormone glucagon is what tells the body to do this. Glucagon is released when blood sugar levels are low and it works with insulin and other hormones to turn stored food into energy.
Fasting has long thought to be dangerous and something that causes the body to begin to consume its proteins or muscle and use this for energy. This is just not the case. The body is much smarter that this and actually will utilize the stored fat for energy during periods of time that it’s not receiving energy from the food we eat.
So, we see that whatever we can do to alter the amount of insulin that the body produces the more we will prevent the storage of fat (getting fatter) and the more we will burn the fat that we already have stored (getting skinnier).
At least one other way that we have learned that we can keep insulin levels lower in the body is to use supplements that have been found to naturally lower insulin levels. Some vitamins and supplements that are known to lower insulin levels are: chromium picolinate, vitamin C, magnesium, even apple cider vinegar can lower insulin levels.
Doctors and researchers alike have found that if the food that we eat leaves the stomach more slowly, then the insulin response created by that food is less. Subsequently, this lower insulin levels cause the body to not store as much fat from the food that we inevitably must eat. We cannot fast all of the time.
At Gentle Revive in Lindon Utah, we believe strongly in the detrimental effect of insulin on weight-loss and how lower insulin levels in the bloodstream is the key to losing weight.
At the first of the article, I mentioned another way to keep insulin levels low. That is with the use of a balloon that is inserted into the stomach. The balloon sits in your stomach, filling up space and helping you eat less. Combined with a special eating plan, Orbera® helps lower insulin levels and cause weight loss—people that have Orbera® lose 3.1 times more weight than diet and exercise alone! One of the ways that it does this is by forcing the food we eat to leave the stomach more slowly, thus decreasing the bodies insulin response to that food.
It is because of lower insulin levels that at Gentle Revive we offer the Orbera® weight loss balloon to assist people in their log sought after ability to lose weight and keep it off. In addition to just placing the weight loss balloon Orbera®, from Gentle Revive you will also receive support from our staff throughout the entire process which actually is a total of 12 months of support. You’ll be able to eat all of your favorite foods while losing weight! And did we mention that Orbera® is FDA-approved and proven safe and effective? The balloon is inserted into your stomach by a board-certified, experienced physician in an outpatient procedure without incisions that takes about 20 minutes. It stays there for 6 months and then it can be removed at any time.
If this method of weight-loss is something that interests you, please call or text us and schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with one of our providers to see if this method of achieving your log sought after goals of getting to the weight that you desire is appropriate and safe for you.