Protect Your Bones During Weight Loss

Saturday, August 02, 2008
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

There is a right way to lose weight and a wrong way.  The wrong way is to go on a starvation low-calorie diet and induce the leptin starvation response.  When this happens you lose bone mass and weight, and you are much more likely to gain the weight back later.  New research shows that the jolt to your bones1 may continue even after the weight loss has stopped.

The right way to lose weight is to eat in harmony with leptin by following the Leptin Diet.  Use dietary supplements as needed to keep your metabolism running efficiently and to keep cravings under control.  Consistent exercise2, especially weight bearing, has been shown to help maintain your bones during weight loss and also helps keep leptin in the healthy weight loss mode.

Also ensure you get enough calcium and other bone cofactors.  Dairy products, if you tolerate them, have been shown to help preserve your bones during weight loss.  If you have bone concerns I recommend Daily Bone Xcel and Bone Helper during weight loss to ensure adequate protection and proper nutritional support of your bones.


Referenced Studies:
  1. ^ Starvation Diets Cause Bone Loss    
  2. ^ Exercise Helps Bones During Weight Loss  Metabolism.  Hinton PS, Rector RS, Thomas TR.

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