How To Restrict Calories Without Cutting Back On Food

How To Restrict CaloriesAre you in the “borderline” and is worrying about calories? In this short article, we are going to share with you a simple secret on how to restrict calories without cutting back on food.

This natural method of controlling insulin can be good news for people suffering or about to suffer with Diabetes (near the borderline). You will not find this advice anywhere so please pay attention.

If you are a vegetarian, then you really have to pay attention to this, as you may be lacking one important element in your food.

The Experiment

The rats just keep living, roaming their laboratory cages, oblivious to the fact that they should have died long ago of old age.

Ordinarily, rats live two and half years, but the laboratory animals exceeded what has been expected of them. On the average, because of the extraordinary care given to them, they lived a full year longer than normal.

What is their longevity secret?

The food that they were eating.

It was fortified with a modest dose of Chromium picolinate, a particular form of the vital trace mineral Chromium that’s found in low doses in certain foods eaten by humans.

Health Benefits From Taking Chromium

To be specific, how did this mineral helped the rats lived longer, is the fact that it induced some desirable body changes. These positive changes include decreased in insulin and blood sugar.

Sound promising?

Who wouldn’t prefer a life-extending pill over dieting?

But, there’s no proof that the rat experience will translate into equal gains in human longevity. What we want to picture out here is that, it has the potential to really help us have longer life.

There’s boundless evidence that Chromium does help control insulin and blood sugar, and this laboratory achievement, many experts think, can be our ticket to a longer and more vigorous life.

Other benefits:

  • Lower triglycerides.
  • Raise good-type HDL cholesterol.
  • Discourage artery-clogging and heart disease.
  • Reduce your risk of adult-onset Diabetes.
  • Thwart Cancer growth.
  • Boost immune functioning.
  • Increase energy levels.
  • Increase lean body mass.
  • Encourage production of anti aging hormone DHEA.
  • Extend life.

Where Can We Get Chromium?

Centrum MultivitaminsEverybody needs at least 200 micro grams of Chromium every day.

Unfortunately, we cannot just depend on food. We should take supplements as well.

The world’s best agriculturists and nutritionists have designed the best diet they could think, and yet the most Chromium in those “super diets” was still a mere 24 micro grams per 1,000 calories.

Foods that are high in Chromium include:

  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Broccoli
  • Barley
  • Liver
  • Lobster tail
  • Shrimp
  • Whole grains
  • Mushrooms
  • And some brands of beer

However, eating these foods does not guarantee you a good dose of Chromium. You must take supplements as well.

Multivitamin preparations usually contain this vital element, but you must check if it is organic or inorganic. The organic one is in Chromium picolinate while the other one, is in Chromium chloride.

Chromium chloride is usually ineffective, as the body need to convert it first into an active type before it does any good.


Chromium SupplementWhether it is Chromium chloride, niacinate, or picolinate… it is better to have them than none at all.

If you are a Diabetic person, take Chromium supplements only with a doctor’s supervision, because this mineral may alter insulin requirements.

If only everyone took Chromium starting in their teens, or at least before the age 20, much of the premature aging could be averted, along with Diabetes and heart disease.

Taking it via your favorite multivitamin product is important for good health.

For people who are in the “borderline”, it can help in the management of insulin level, and the effect is quite fast, usually within a few days or few weeks. The recommended daily dose should not exceed 200 micro grams. (In special cases, 500 micro grams)

There’s no known test for Chromium deficiency, so there’s no way to really find out if you are deficient. It will just manifest through other sickness, like Diabetes. And as we always say, “Prevention is better than cure.”

2 thoughts on “How To Restrict Calories Without Cutting Back On Food

  1. Interesting blog. I had not considered Chromium supplementation to aid the body in becoming more efficient at utilizing its calories. As a personal trainer who consults with clients not only on training but nutrition I will do some more research on this topic. Perhaps it will be a nutrition tool that would benefit my clients.

    1. Yes, please. Do more research on this. This is an eye-opener, so if in the past you’re not using this, then maybe it’s time to consider using or recommending. Even in labels of Chromium supplements, it is indicated that this can be used as a insulin and metabolism support. Please check the labels of the manufacturers, you can verify this claim. 

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