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Curb your appetite by activating your gravitostat
You’re heavier than you should be. Eish !
The big question is WHY !
On paper at least, your body should be keeping your weight in check. After all, when did you see a FAT giraffe or zebra.
Weight management is something Mother Nature should take care of…….
Weight management by default
Granted……… Mother Nature’s priority is to keep you FAT ENOUGH. Historically, dying of starvation was a real and ever present danger.
Eating too much was not a particularly common problem.
But, even in by gone times, being too heavy, was NOT advantageous. As the heavy specimen, you’d have been first choice for a hungry predator.
More dinner (yum) and an easier catch.
So how does Mother Nature keep a check on weight ?
No it’s not by looking in the mirror.
The eye is able to see the extra layers, but the eye is not a particularly reliable source of information. Think rose tinted glasses……….
So the brain relies on status reports…..
Reporting on energy stores
Up until now, the status report, believed to carry the most weight – was the fat cell mass i.e. the number and size of your fat cells.
The fat cell report is all about energy reserves.
The more the merrier……….
But the fat cells don’t have to carry the weight, BONES DO, so they send a report too.
The bone report
This is what a group of Swedish researchers have recently uncovered.
The team made the discovery, when they “artificially” made two month old mice, heavier, by implanting a custom designed capsule, that weighed 15 % of the animal’s body weight, into it’s abdomen.
The control mice also underwent a surgery to place a capsule in their abdomen, but the capsule they received was light weight, weighing around 3 % of their body weight.
The presence of the “weight” sparked dramatic weight loss, in just 14 days.
The weight loss was brought on by a decrease in eating.
At this stage, the chemical signal, that sparked the weight loss is a mystery…it’s not one of the usual suspects.
But the team established the weight loss was incited by osteocyte lamenting.
It seems, rodent bones have a built in gravitostat (a heaviness machine).
The bone’s measure heaviness.
And let the brain KNOW, it needs to DO SOMETHING, when they’re NOT COMFORTABLE with the extra weight the body is carrying.
Of mice and men
In rodent’s – the brain obliges.
So why do human bones not put a stop to HEAVINESS ?
Outsourcing the load
The team speculate the problem is the bones are not experiencing much HEAVINESS. You see, modern human bones spend most of their days, NOT bearing heavy loads.
The job of load bearing, has been outsourced to chairs.
Chair legs might take strain from increasing heaviness, but they don’t have a hot line to the brain – so NOTHING happens.
Feeding continues. Heaviness increases.
Activate your gravitostat
Load up those legs, by making a point of standing more.
After all, sitting is the NEW smoking !
NOTE : If you’re up to it, you might want to “trick” the gravitostat by weighting yourself down – it’s a strategy used by gym bunnies. By enhancing the load, you might just get a bigger reaction !
Sitting beats moderate physical activity, when it comes to creating BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY – strut your STUFF (Stand Up For Fitness)
When you sit down the fat cells located in your buttocks assume responsibility for keeping you supported. The bigger you are, the harder they have to work.
If you have aches and pains, you want CATABASIS (resolution of inflammation) to happen. A session or two of STRETCHING will kick start the anti-inflammatory process