If you have problems with a majority of the weight loss pillars, you might consider increasing the activity of a key cellular switch: AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase).
AMPK is an enzyme that serves as the body?s master regulating switch. It inhibits multiple damaging factors by revitalizing aging cells.
Found in every cell, AMPK promotes longevity factors that have been shown to extend life span in numerous organisms. Increasing AMPK signaling ?turns off? many damaging effects of aging, thus enabling cells to return to their youthful vitality.
Greater AMPK activation has been shown to help target damaging factors of aging. Studies show increased AMPK activity supports reduced fat storage, new mitochondria production, and the promotion of healthy blood glucose and lipids already within normal range.
Take the quiz and see if low AMPK activity is one of your weight gaining mechanisms.
|Questions to Determine Your Level of AMPK Activity||YES||NO|
|Referring to pillars 1?7, did you answer ?yes? to 3 or more of the questions for 4 or more of the pillars?|
|IF YOU ANSWERED WITH …||THEN TRY …|
|Yes ? Low AMPK Activity||Gynostemma pentaphyllum and trans-tiliroside derived from rose hip extract*|
- Eat less.Try to eat 15% to 20% fewer calories a day.
- Avoid simple sugars and starchy food as much as possible.
- Exercise. Your goal should be 10,000 steps a day, moderate aerobic exercise 3 times a week, and light weight training 2 times a week.
*The appendix provides descriptions and average doses of each nutrient.