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With spring just around the corner, many of us want to lose a bit of weight to look and feel our best for the upcoming season. This is an excellent goal—having a healthy weight is an important part of good health. In fact, there are multiple studies that show significant benefits of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
However, according to Joel Bikman and his scientist brother, the co-founders of an innovative new health and weight loss company, “weight” is a really loaded term, and one that is often misunderstood to the detriment of our health.
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Fat mass vs. lean mass
Bikman says that there are many ways to identify and distinguish parts of the body, but that one of the most common is to simply identify everything as “fat” or “lean”.
“Both of these masses—fat and lean—make up our total body weight,” said Bikman. “Losing or having too little lean mass appears to be at least as unhealthy as too much fat mass. Having too little lean mass not only leads to metabolic issues like increased insulin resistance, but also physical issues, including not having enough strength to stop a fall or get up easily.”
This is where people get into trouble, said Bikman. The most popular weight loss techniques lead to both a loss in fat mass and a loss of lean mass.
Bikman shares that for decades, conventional diet wisdom has been telling people to “eat less and exercise more”. This perspective is based on the idea that weight loss is simply a numbers game—just get in a caloric deficit and you’ll lose weight.
“The danger is that when you’re starving your body, it indiscriminately starts breaking down everything, fat mass and lean mass,” said Bikman. “In fact, in some instances of using low-fat, low-calorie diets for weight loss, almost half, roughly 40%, of the lost weight comes from the lean mass. In other words, for every one pound of fat, a person might lose almost one pound of lean mass!”
According to Bikman, this form of dieting—putting the body into a near state of starvation—can “wreck” normal metabolic function.
“There’s a popular reality show where people work out like crazy and practice severe calorie restriction and they lose a lot of weight quickly,” said Bikman. “But there’s a reason they never have reunion shows, because these people have unfortunately ruined their metabolisms; leading to a situation wherein the metabolic rate stays low even as a person starts to gain the weight back—and often, even more weight than they originally started with.”
Just in case you think there’s no hope, Bikman shares that there is one way to maximize body weight changes that consistently beats the competition: control carbohydrates. He acknowledges that it may seem too simple, but the human clinical evidence supports it.
“By cutting carbs, rather than cutting calories, a person is able to eat until satiated and essentially follow the rule: ‘eat when you’re hungry, don’t eat when you’re not’,” said Bikman. “This might mean the low-carb eater may actually eat more calories than the low-fat eater, and still manage to lose body fat.”
Bikman points to one study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism that randomly assigned test subjects to two diets: the classic low-fat/low-calorie diet vs. a low-carb/calorie-unrestricted diet that was high in protein and healthy fats. Over the six-month study, the low-carb/”eat as much as you want” group lost more than double the amount of fat! This improved and even superior fat loss is seen in many more studies.
“People may be nervous to eat more protein and healthy fats and limit carbs, but we’ve not yet found a single study that shows that a low-fat diet results in greater fat loss compared to a low-carbohydrate diet; however, there are dozens of studies that reveal the superiority of a low-carbohydrate diet,” said Bikman. “What’s incredibly noteworthy from these studies is that the low-carbohydrate diet is not only superior for fat loss, it also seems to protect and possibly increase lean mass.”
Bringing real-life solutions from the lab
Even with all of the information that Bikman and others share, people around the world constantly ask what they should do for their health.
“Ideally, we all would have the knowledge, time, discipline and budget to plan, purchase and prepare perfect low-carb meals,” said Bikman. “But it simply doesn’t happen; people get busy, they get stressed and they make unhealthy choices that derail their health goals.”
It became apparent to Bikman and his scientist brother that they needed to be part of the solution to help people achieve their best health more quickly, and especially to assist those that don’t always have the time, knowledge or discipline to eat healthy. In response, Bikman and his co-founding team of metabolic, nutrition and industry experts recently created HLTH Code Complete Meal.
Bikman says these carefully formulated meal shakes are designed to promote healthy weight management, gut health, brain health, even hair, skin and nail health. HLTH Code Complete Meal features an optimized, science-backed blend of protein, collagen, healthy fats, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, fiber, vitamins and minerals—with no added sugar or any artificial ingredients.
“We’re very fortunate to have a leading metabolic scientist as our formulator,” said Bikman. “An incredible amount of work went into making this nutritionally balanced and optimized, yet we knew that if it didn’t taste good, no one would use them consistently.”
Bikman says these carefully formulated, low-carb meal shakes are designed to optimize health, including weight management, gut health, brain health, even hair, skin and nail health. HLTH Code Complete Meal features an optimized, science-backed blend of protein, collagen, healthy fats, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, prebiotic fiber, vitamins and minerals—with no added sugar or any artificial ingredients.
“Based on scientific and competitive research, we believe that HLTH Code Complete Meal is truly a breakthrough in healthy eating and certainly with meal replacement shakes,” said Bikman. “Our customers tell us they’re the best-tasting and most-filling shakes they’ve ever had, and they help keep blood glucose low—which is absolutely essential.”
Rave reviews from real customers
“I’ve been drinking this for 5 months to break my intermittent fast and I’m in my best shape and down 21 pounds. I can’t recommend this enough!! Plus it has a great flavor!! What’s not to love??” said one reviewer.
Another reviewer shares, “The results have been phenomenal! Thank you HLTH Code. The shakes are yummy but the health results are miraculous.”
Yet another satisfied customer says, “They are tasty. In addition, they fill me up and keep me full for the entire afternoon. I have managed to pass a weight loss plateau by using these as my lunch every day at work.”
Can HLTH Code make weight loss easier?
According to Bikman, the best health starts with the right blend of nutrition. Increased energy, feeling more vibrant, a stronger immune system, a clearer mind, improved gut health, and an improved appearance are some of the benefits from improving one’s nutrition.
“The comprehensive benefits of HLTH Code Complete Meal are especially helpful if you’re trying to lose weight,” said Bikman. “Weight loss is rarely easy. There has to be the right changes in both hormones and caloric balance to signal to the body that it’s time to start burning, not storing, body fat.”
Bikman adds that based on the best available studies on human metabolism, along with exercise, HLTH Code Complete Meal helps people lose weight without the need for counting every calorie.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed
If you’re nervous about trying something new and making changes to your nutrition plan, don’t be. Bikman stands by his HLTH Code Meal Replacement products and is willing to guarantee your satisfaction.
“You have nothing to lose (except those extra pounds) and everything to gain—in terms of wellness and confidence,” said Bikman.
Indeed, if you’ve been looking for improved wellness and healthy weight management, then HLTH Code Meal Replacement could well be your answer. For exclusive savings on your first order, visit getHLTH.com and enter the discount code KSL at checkout.