Why the “f” word is the most important word in weight management


The weight-loss conversation is pretty loud. A million different products promise you lower
numbers on the scale, or to help you eat less food, or crave less sugar. Rarely, if ever, do these
products and promises mention the “f” word: fat. That’s because off-the-shelf and fad diets use
only quantitative measurements—weight and inches—to determine your success.

Weight and inches are often used as the primary indicators for success because they are both
easy to achieve and easy to track, but they don’t necessarily equate to healthful goals or
permanent change. Have you ever gone on a diet and worked painstakingly for months to lose
10 pounds only to gain back the weight and then some within a few weeks of going off the diet?
That’s because weight fluctuates based on many factors—what you eat, how much you eat,
allergies, inflammation, hormones, how you sleep, how much you sleep, etc.—and a significant
amount of the weight you lose during a diet may be comprised of water and muscle.
Consequently, for long-term results, you need to keep that water and muscle around.

Why fat loss is more important than your weight?

When most people are trying to lose weight, they have a goal in mind—a thin, lean or muscled
body that looks great in a bathing suit. But that type of body doesn’t happen with weight loss. It
happens with fat loss and muscle gain. Muscle gain and fat loss both require working
out—sorry—and are both hindered by the traditional weight loss method of severely restricting
calories without paying attention to what you actually eat. The two are also mutually inclusive:
the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn and the higher your metabolism. Strict
diets often lead to muscle loss, which consequently causes you to burn fewer calories, and gain
back any that you have lost. And if that’s not enough, the calories that you already burned are
more likely to come back as… fat.

How a healthy metabolism helps you to lose fat and keep it off

In most conversations about weight loss, metabolism is discussed as if it’s a thing you can just
turn off and on. But in reality, metabolism is a process within the body that exists in each and
every cell. It is the process that converts calories to energy for your body to use in keeping you
alive. Your metabolism is always working, even if you’re not. That’s because even when you’re
sleeping, or just sitting on the couch, your body has a lot of work to do behind the scenes to
keep you alive—breathing, brain function, cell and organ repair, blood circulation, and more all
continue even when you’re playing the part of a vegetable. A healthy metabolism ensures that
your body can fight off illness, keep you energized, and allow you to live your life to the fullest.
These same outcomes allow you to exercise, fight off cravings, and generally feel well enough
to embark on a journey to achieve your health goals.

The minerals you need to support a healthy metabolism

Because metabolism is a chemical process in the body, it requires specific nutrients to help
keep it running smoothly and working properly. B-complex vitamins and Vitamin C, in
particular, are critical to the healthy functioning of your metabolism.
B-complex vitamins in particular help your body to metabolize fats, proteins, and
carbohydrates, turning them into energy rather than storing them as fat. When your body is
lacking in B-complex vitamins, you may be more likely to gain weight as fat and have a more
difficult time burning that fat through exercise.
In particular, vitamins B3, or Niacin, and B6, or Pyridoxine, work together with iron to jumpstart
and regulate the production of L-carnitine, an amino that not only supports your body’s ability
to burn fat, but also assists in generating increased muscle mass.
Vitamins B5, or pantothenic acid, works together with calcium, vitamin C, B6, B12, and a variety
of other B-complex vitamins to help your body, and particularly your metabolism, function at
peak performance. In addition, vitamin C helps your body to maintain muscle growth and
structure. It also supports your circulatory system, helping you to remain strong through each
and every workout.
Despite the power of these vitamins to your health goals, it can be difficult to get all of the
nutrients you need through food alone, especially if you are following a special diet to aid in
your goals.

How a weekly IV drip treatment can support your health goals

If you just added a B-complex and Vitamin C powder to your shopping list, you’re not alone.
Most people know what vitamins are and know that they’re easy to purchase at any pharmacy
or grocery store. But oral supplements have a major drawback: they have to compete with each
other and everything else you ingest to get through your digestive system, be metabolized and
become of use to your body. This means that a portion—and in many cases, a significant
portion—of your supplements are lost in the digestive process, excreted out through your
urine. That all adds up to some pretty expensive bathroom breaks.
IV vitamin infusion therapies deliver 100-percent of your vitamins directly into your blood
stream, bypassing the digestive process and making it easier for your body to use more of
these nutrients support your metabolism and your overall health.
HealthIV’s Weight Management vitamin infusion therapy not only includes a complex of eight
B-vitamins and Vitamin C, but also L-carnitine—to help boost muscle mass and decrease fat
mass, methionine inositol choline (MIC)—lipotropic (fat-burning) substances that target fatty
deposits and support your metabolism’s ability to metabolize fat, and IV fluids—to restore
maintain hydration throughout your body.
Give your metabolism the support it needs so it can support your metabolism and your health
goals. Schedule a HealthIV Weight Management IV drip now.