Ingredient #9: Take a high quality nutritional supplement.

Omega 3Several years ago I was worn out and struggling with constant flus and colds.  I didn’t use supplements because I’d been taught in medical school that they weren’t necessary.  It took a health crisis in my own family for me to finally do my own research.  What I learned caused me to completely change my views. As a result my health today is better than it was 10 years ago. 

Enough about me…  So, how do nutritional supplements help you lose weight?  Not getting all the nutrition your body needs makes you eat more than you need to and, subsequently, gain weight. When you brain senses deficiencies in your diet, it kicks into “survival mode” and commands you to eat more by increasing your appetite. But what about eating a healthy diet - shouldn’t that be enough?

Unfortunately in today’s society, even with a high quality diet, it’s next to impossible to get all the nutrition we need from our food alone. “Green” harvesting, over-processing and depletion of nutrients in our soils has all added up to fewer vitamins and minerals in our food supply. Along with this, we are exposed to greater pollution and environmental toxins and deal with more stress than ever before. Our bodies need even higher nutrient levels in order to deal with all this

Along with helping with weight loss, taking supplements has been shown to enhance your immune system, resulting in fewer colds and flus, and decrease your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and arthritis.

Make sure to pick a nutritional supplement that is manufactured to pharmaceutical grade and has been evaluated by third party testing. For more information on this, check out my blog post... “How to Choose a High Quality Nutritional Supplement”