Every so often someone claims they have uncovered the magic weight loss formula, most times it comes in the form of a pill or some wacky dieting regime. Then eventually the dust settles and the weight piles back on, and the so call magic formula gets a slaughtering from the press and medical experts. Just like the recent publication of the 5 most harmful diets.
Now a new weight loss drink has been concocted in the labs of Oxford University, and I must say even I a true believer of healthy eating and exercise to lose weight, am gagging for a sample.
The following was taken from the Mail Online
The Magic Weight Loss Drink From The Labs Of Oxford University
There’s a new drink that could not only help you lose weight, but could also treat epilepsy, diabetes and possibly even Alzheimer’s. It might also be an incredible energy booster. When a group of international rowing champions took it, one of them beat a world record.
It sounds far too good to be true, but the drink’s scientific credentials are impeccable.
It’s been developed by Kieran Clarke, professor of physiological biochemistry at Oxford University and head of its Cardiac Metabolism Research Group, at the behest of the U.S. Army.
Equally amazing is that the drink doesn’t involve a new drug. It contains something our bodies produce all the time.
This key ingredient is ketones — the tiny, but powerful sources of energy our bodies make naturally when we start using up our fat stores for energy because there are no carbs around.
We all have slightly raised ketone levels before breakfast because we haven’t eaten for a while. And if you fast for a few days or go on an Atkins-type high-fat diet, your body will start pumping out ketones. They are nature’s way of keeping you supplied with energy — especially your brain and muscles.
The clever trick Professor Clarke has pulled off is to have found a way to make ketones in the lab. This means that instead of having to follow difficult diets (with unpleasant side-effects such as constipation and bad breath), you can just add ketones to a normal diet — in the form of the Drink, as it’s known.
It’s a radical new approach, which flies in the face of more than 30 years of advice that a low-fat diet with lots of carbohydrates is the best way to lose weight, treat diabetes and protect your heart. It also raises questions about the demonising of diets such as Atkins, which are blamed for causing constipation and kidney failure.
IT TRICKS YOUR BODY INTO BURNING OFF FAT
So how do ketones help? They are the reason why high-fat diets such as Atkins seem to work so well. Without the energy from carbohydrates, your body starts releasing stored fat, which the liver turns into ketones for energy.
The pounds drop off faster than with a low-fat diet because you are actively burning up stored fat. But there are other benefits of these ketogenic diets, as they are called. Blood sugar levels come down because you are eating hardly any carbohydrates.
In a study published earlier this year, Professor Clarke found that rats given the new ketone compound ate less and put on less weight than those getting the same amount of calories from a high-fat or a high-carbohydrate diet. Continue reading the full article here.
This discovery does sound quite promising, and if it does have no side effects it might just be a credible and effective way to aid weight loss. I still stand my ground on healthy eating and exercise though, you should never remove those two vital elements from your weight loss efforts.
At present I am still not totally convinced, I have seen too many man made weight loss solutions crash and burn, I guess only time will tell. One side of me is saying this is wonderful a drink that burns off fat, whiles the other side is saying this is not natural, yes it utilises ketones, but it’s not being produced naturally by the body.
What do you think, could this be the magic weight loss drink you’ve been waiting for? Or do you think this will just end up being another fad? And lastly will you give it ago when it’s available?
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