Have you heard about the setpoint diet? If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. The setpoint diet is a SANE way of eating that lowers your setpoint weight, allowing you to safely and effortlessly lose weight. You won’t gain it back, either. Once you lower your setpoint weight, you’ll burn calories like a naturally thin person. No more calorie counting or yo-yo dieting.
But it gets even better than that. The setpoint diet also treats, cures, or reduces the risk of many serious diseases. Why? Consider this: studies show most diseases are caused by nutritional issues, by poor-quality diets that damage the body’s ability to function properly. Obesity is not only a symptom of a poor-quality diet, but it also contributes to — or is the underlying cause of — many diseases. You might even say almost all diseases are linked to an overweight or obese condition in one way or another.
The setpoint diet addresses the nutritional root of the problem, thereby curing obesity and the illnesses it spawns. It has been scientifically proven effective in more than 13,000 peer-reviewed clinical trials to lower the setpoint weight, leading to permanent weight loss. This reduces the risk for other diseases. The setpoint diet is so effective, in fact, it could soon be the new health insurance diet standard.
The Setpoint Diet cutting health insurance rates?
There was a time not too long ago when health insurance companies didn’t pay for preventative treatments. These companies didn’t care whether it was preventative medicine, behavior modification training (i.e. smoking cessation programs), acupuncture, massage therapy, or any other wellness program. They always said NO, and that was THAT!
And they felt justified in saying “no.” After all, our healthcare system does not treat healthy people. It is actually a disease-care system. Most medical doctors are not trained in wellness care; they are trained in sickness care. The majority of our nation’s healthcare dollars go to treat diseases after they have already occurred. There is no healthcare prevention in our standard system of medicine. Yet, a Rand study estimated that the U.S. could save $81 billion annually in medical care expenses with prevention- and disease-management programs.
The cost-saving benefits of disease prevention have been discussed and debated for a long time, but nobody who mattered seemed to be listening. The old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” fell on deaf ears. Well, those times are changing. Health insurance companies are finally paying attention. They finally realized that paying for illness prevention is much cheaper than paying to treat an illness.
And they’re starting to do something about it.
Employee wellness programs: lowering health insurance premiums for millions
Many health insurance companies now cover wellness programs. Millions of corporations offer their employees some type of insurance-sponsored wellness program. The programs vary by the insurance company and employee but can include smoking cessation, nutritional counseling, weight loss, mental health programs, and many others.
These programs save employers hundreds of thousands of dollars in health care costs. Plus, healthier employees mean more productive employees and less absenteeism due to illness. For participating in these wellness programs, the employees typically enjoy reduced health insurance premiums and copays or other incentives.
Health insurance companies wouldn’t offer these wellness programs if there wasn’t proof that healthy lifestyle changes help prevent disease. And there is proof. A lot of it. Go to the organization’s website for any disease, and you’ll read how lifestyle factors, such as poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, increase the risk for the disease. Then you’ll read how to reduce your risk for the disease with diet, increased physical activity, and other factors.
Try it and see. Google The American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association or the American Heart Association, and then go to their websites. Yes, you’ll read about medicines to treat those conditions, but you’ll also read about lifestyle modifications.
The Setpoint Diet: The best way to cut insurance rates in half
The setpoint diet is the lifestyle modification you need to prevent many of the most common diseases. No meds are required. Just SANE eating strategies.
Imagine calling the health insurance company, telling them you have registered for the setpoint diet program, and they give you a huge discount on your premium and a reduction on your copay!
But even if you don’t receive an upfront reduction in health insurance costs, being on the setpoint diet will still reduce your out-of-pocket medical expenses. After all, you won’t need to go to the doctor so much — or at all.
What is the Setpoint Diet?
The Setpoint Diet is a lower-carb eating plan that focuses on whole foods that are anti-inflammatory, like lots of fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins, and therapeutic fats. These foods are proven to heal hormones, restore beneficial gut bacteria, and heal neurological inflammation to lower the setpoint weight. This is done by consuming foods as close to their natural states as possible. It emphasizes whole foods while reducing highly processed foods and sugars from the diet.
The Setpoint Diet: the solution for obesity and other diseases
The world needs the setpoint diet now more than ever. The diseases it can treat and cure would save so many lives — and so many healthcare dollars.
Here are some statistics on the diseases the setpoint diet can help, along with the medical costs of treating these conditions.
- Obesity: $140 billion annually
- Type 2 diabetes: $327 billion annually
- Heart disease: $316 billion annually
These diseases and others that are obesity-related could be prevented or cured if people knew about the setpoint weight and how to lower it.
What is setpoint weight?
Your setpoint weight is the level of stored body fat your body works to maintain by regulating your appetite and metabolism through your hormones and brain, regardless of the number of calories you take in or burn off.
This is why all the diets you tried didn’t work. When you cut calories while eating poor-quality foods or try to exercise them off, the body fights you. It has all kinds of tricks to keep you at your near your setpoint weight. For instance, the body activates hunger hormones to try to make you eat. If you don’t respond, it sends you cravings for your favorite sinful dessert. If you still don’t eat enough food within a few weeks, it slows your metabolism to stop you from starving to death. The body is protecting you, even though you don’t need or want its protection.
You see, the body is like a thermostat, always striving for equilibrium. It is an evolutionary system that dieters have been trying to beat for decades without success. If you want to lose weight permanently, you’ll have to work with your body’s natural tendencies instead of against them. The setpoint diet shows you how to do that.
Factors that determine setpoint weight
Genetics influence about 50% of your setpoint weight, so if overweight or obesity runs in the family, you may naturally have a higher setpoint weight. The other 50% is determined by your brain, digestive system, and your hormones.
All three talk to each other continuously to synchronize the activities that automatically keep you at your setpoint weight. If the hypothalamus in the brain becomes inflamed or the hormones become dysregulated, it creates a clog in the communication channel. The messages are not getting through, or they are not coming through clearly. The result is the metabolism gets the wrong instructions. Instead of burning fat, it holds onto it. This elevates the set point weight.
Causes of an elevated setpoint weight
There are several causes of an elevated setpoint weight. Here are a few of them.
Heavily Processed Foods. These foods are loaded with preservatives, artificial flavorings, salt, sugar, and additives that cause inflammation and elevate set point weight. One recent study showed more than half the average American’s diet consists of heavily processed foods. It’s no wonder that more than 70% of adults in the U.S. are either overweight or obese.
Sugar. Americans consume a lot of sugar, about 152 pounds a year, in fact. (That’s 6 cups of sugar per week!) That seems like a lot of sugar, but it’s not so hard to consume when manufacturers add sugar to almost all processed foods, even those that are not sweet. Plus, studies show soft drinks supply most of the added sugar in the average American diet. Excess sugar consumption causes obesity, and it has also been proven to raise the set point weight even if you stay within your calorie limit.
Chronic Stress. We live in a high-stress society. We’re stressed at work and at home. We constantly try to be in two places at once. This constant stress causes elevated cortisol levels in the blood, which causes an accumulation of belly fat and an elevated setpoint weight.
Sleep Deprivation. We’re also a sleep-deprived nation, burning the candle at both ends to try to do everything we need to do. This, too, elevates cortisol levels and setpoint weight.
Factors that heal the hormones, lower setpoint weight, and prevent disease
There are several food groups scientifically proven to heal hormones and lower setpoint weight. The set point diet has incorporated this science into a plan that brings results. Here are the dietary strategies that will lower your setpoint weight and prevent or heal disease.
Eat More SANE Foods
Here are the 4 main SANE food groups:
10+ servings per day
Non-starchy vegetables contain plenty of fiber and water that create bulk in your stomach. These vegetables fill you up quickly, and since your body doesn’t digest fiber, it stays in your digestive tract longer, which keeps you full longer. Try some of these SANEly good-for-you non-starchy vegetables: spinach; cauliflower; asparagus; onions; romaine lettuce; broccoli
3-5 servings per day
Protein takes more calories to digest than fats or carbohydrates, so eating more protein automatically revs up your metabolism. Studies also show that when consumed, protein sends signals to your short- and long-term satiety hormones. It fills you up quickly and keeps you full for a long time. Studies show that when people eat high amounts of protein, they unconsciously eat fewer calories overall. Finally, increasing your protein intake will also decrease or eliminate your sugar and carb cravings. Here are some great nutrient-dense protein choices: salmon, lean meats; grass-fed beef; nonfat Greek yogurt; cottage cheese; egg whites.
3-6 servings per day
Whole food fats are also filling, and they will not make you fat. Just make sure you eat whole fat and not just oil because the whole fat contains all the water, fiber, and protein necessary to nourish your cells and lower your set point weight. And here’s a big bonus: when you replace sugars and starchy carbs with whole-food fats, your body will become a fat-burning rather than a fat-storing machine. It will realize it prefers fats as a fuel source, and it will start taking it from your fat stores. Check out these awesome whole-food fats: coconut; cocoa/cacao; flax seeds; olives; almonds; chia seeds
0-3 servings per day
Low-fructose fruits can be a great after-dinner dessert or in-between meal snack. Here are some great choices: goji berries; grapefruit; lemon; blueberries; peaches; oranges
Eating fewer inSANE foods
While eating more of the above foods, try to eat fewer of these foods:
Heavily processed foods. These are usually packaged, boxed, or canned and found in the center aisle of the grocery store.
Sugar. An easy way to cut your sugar intake by half is to eliminate soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages from your diet. Also, if you focus on whole foods and try to reduce your processed food consumption, you will also reduce your sugar intake.
Starchy carbs. Bread, rice, corn, and other starchy carbs spike blood glucose levels. Try to reduce or eliminate these from your diet. It’s not as hard as you might think. You can make your own bread with almond or coconut flour, for instance. Or, instead of eating starchy rice, purchase or make riced cauliflower.
The Setpoint Diet will work.
The setpoint diet will work to lower your weight and treat, cure, or prevent many conditions and diseases. You may even see a huge decrease in your health insurance rates! How great is that?
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