If you're wanting to lose weight this month, you aren't alone. Many people want to drop a few extra kilograms or get toned after the festive season's indulgence. Marketing companies know this, which is why a quick scroll through Instagram will reveal a slew of ads all promising dramatic, rapid weight loss – complete with obviously Photoshopped 'before' and 'after' shots. Then there are the crazy fads – like the Five-Bite Diet that involves skipping breakfast and only eating five bites of any meal. And let's not get started on The Werewolf Diet. (Yep, that's a thing. Eating according to the phases of the moon.)
When you considering all the marketing spin, weird pseudoscience and conflicting information surrounding weight loss, it's not surprising if you're now feeling confused. You want to lose weight. But you want to do so in a way that's realistic, safe and backed by medical science. Enter our extremely successful Renewal Institute Diet or RID.
Why is RID different?
Born of the collective expert knowledge of Health Renewal's medical doctors, the RID is a low calorie, low glycaemic index (GI) eating plan. Not only will it help you lose weight fast – many have lost up to 8 kilograms in a month – you'll also ease into a maintenance plan that will help you keep it off for good. No more yo-yo-ing up and down. No more having to keep multiple sizes of jeans in your cupboard.
Carefully considered eating plan aside, RID is supported by our own high-quality supplements designed to help weight loss, including our great-tasting shakes. This way, even though you're eating fewer kilojoules, you'll always be getting the nutrients you need for optimum health. But that's not all. All RID patients receive daily injections of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to administer yourself at home. One of our registered nurses will show you exactly how to inject at your first consult. These will go a long way towards decreasing the likelihood of cravings while revving up your metabolism to put your body into fat-burning mode.
Something else that makes the RID different to any other diet? You'll have a team of experts looking after you every step of the way – monitoring your progress and motivating you as you make great strides towards success!
Why low GI is important
What's great about the RID's eating plan is that it's pretty flexible and can be tailored to suit your individual dietary requirements. However, it's always low GI to help your body combat insulin resistance – something most people don't realise is the reason why they're struggling to lose weight and then keep it off.
A hormone created by your pancreas, insulin plays a significant role in regulating your blood sugar. To explain it simply, when you consume foods that contain sugar, it enters your bloodstream but shouldn't stay there. Insulin, being a bit of a traffic cop, "talks" to the sugar, telling it to leave your blood and move into your cells where it's burned for energy. However, if you're insulin resistant, your body doesn't listen to insulin's commands. In a bid to "shout louder", your pancreas then pumps out yet more insulin, but eventually fatigues and gives up. When this happens, instead of being converted into fuel, the sugar converts into stubborn fat.
Fortunately, this vicious cycle can be rectified via the RID. Being almost devoid of sugar, it'll help your body recalibrate its response to insulin. Eventually, after achieving your goal, you'll be eased onto a maintenance plan so your new found weight loss can stay off.
The bottom line
I'd you'd like to finally shed your most stubborn kilograms, make an appointment to chat with one of the doctors at your nearest Health Renewal. If you're a suitable candidate, nothing stops you from making 2021 the year you commit to looking good and feeling great!