Obesity and overweight now account for 70% of the American population according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control. The rates have gone up dramatically over the last few decades. As a consequence of obesity, diabetes has doubled since 1980. All effective weight loss programs work by one shared method: they create a caloric deficit. Our bodies burn calories for fuel each day. This is done to keep us alive and to power specific activities. Anytime we burn less fuel than we ingest, we gain weight. If we burn more than we ingest, we lose weight.
Each pound of body fat we carry represents approximately 3500 calories of stored fuel. To lose a pound of body fat, we need to create a deficit of 3500 calories over a period of at least 1 week.
This can be done by 3 methods:
Whole Body Cryotherapy is the only safe, non-stimulant method to significantly raise our metabolism. Stimulants such as ephedra or fen-phen raise metabolism by no more than 5% and only work temporarily. Those who use them for longer periods of time find that more of the drug is required for the same effect, they become resistant. Furthermore, when they stop taking the drug or lower their dose, they find that they burn fewer calories than they did on their own before taking it.