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Metabolic Health is the Key to Weight Management

Whether this is your first diet or last, read this information to help you understand why weight management is not just about controlling calories or food groups.

This short explanation about metabolic health will help you understand why most diets are based on old science, and they can have a catastrophic effect on your metabolism and overall health.

The Key to a Healthy Metabolism

Have you ever wondered why two people of similar body type and size can eat identical diets and experience completely different results? It's because a person with a healthy metabolism converts most food into short term energy needs and for energy between meals, with little or no fat storage. By contrast, a person with metabolic dysfunction tends to utilize less nutrients and energy for immediate use or between meals and instead stores too many calories as fat.

Facts About Your Metabolism

Your metabolism is not something you turn on or off like the diet industry would have you believe. The fact is, the health of your metabolism is measured by metabolic performance and efficiency. Several factors play a role in how efficient your metabolism is, including digestion of food and transportation and absorption of nutrients for energy, hormone levels, processed foods and thermogenesis.

What makes your metabolism more powerful and efficient?

  • The strength of your digestion and its ability to absorb and transform nutrients into energy
  • Your body’s ability to synthesize proteins and other substances needed for effective health maintenance
  • Balanced hormone levels--particularly insulin, leptin and cortisol

What can weaken your metabolism?

  • Consuming processed foods, diet beverages, diet shakes and bars
  • Skipping meals, which can put your body in fat storage mode
  • Low fat and low carb diets and diet products
  • Unbalanced meals that spike glucose and insulin levels

Fat Loss vs. Muscle Loss

The secret to sustainable weight loss is to eat more food, not less while optimizing your metabolism and maintaining healthy insulin levels so lose fat. That’s why with GOLO you not only lose weight but real inches and size.

What happens if I lose muscle, are there any long-term effects?

Losing muscle as opposed to losing fat can be very damaging to your overall health. Muscle cells contain hundreds if not thousands of mitochondria, which are the site of energy production that powers our cells! Therefore, it’s extremely important to maintain our muscle mass and focus on re-establishing a healthy metabolism and ideal weight.

Metabolic health depends on lean muscle mass, and every time you lose muscle during a diet your metabolism becomes less efficient. When you go off the diet you gain weight easier, and, your body fat percentage and BMI increases and your critical lean body mass decreases.

Stop Dieting and Lose Weight

With GOLO you will consistently lose 1 to 2 pounds a week until you reach your goal. Think of how amazing it would be if you could diet only 1 time ever again and lose 50 to 100 pounds in 1 year for good and keep it off.

What else affects your metabolism and metabolic health?

Gut Health:

Whole foods contain enzymes, vitamins, good bacteria and other essential nutrients that the body needs for optimal gut health, and good overall health, including metabolic health. Simply put, fresh foods turn into energy the body uses, unlike processed foods that are difficult for the body to process, damage gut bacteria, and are difficult to digest.


Cortisol is a stress-related hormone that can affect fat storage, specifically in the abdominal area. Diet products, conventional diets, food or calorie restriction can all increase stress, which in turn can increase cortisol production. And, research has shown a correlation between cortisol and insulin resistance. Reducing chronic stress and cortisol production is critical to good metabolic health and an efficient metabolism.

Insulin and Leptin:

Insulin and leptin are two of the most important hormones in your body, which directly affect your metabolism and overall health. If your body becomes insensitive to leptin and insulin, levels of these hormones tend to go up and up while your body becomes more and more resistant to their effect. This can lead to an increase in appetite, uncontrollable weight gain, and eventually to health conditions like diabetes.


Thermogenesis is the process by which energy is expended during digesting, absorbing and metabolizing the food you consume. Studies have shown that whole foods burn more calories-provide more energy, store less fat than processed foods and by as much as 50%. Eating whole foods will not only make you healthier and give you more energy, you also will be creating a positive metabolic effect and enhancing your weight loss.

Why would you ever consider snacking on a nutritionally deficient processed snack? The following is just one example of a GOLO snack. You could replace the apple and egg with whole milk yogurt and half a banana or a slice of bread and chicken or turkey. You generate energy, create a greater thermogenesis effect, feel better and save money.

About Our Patented Release Supplement

Release bottle and box

Release contains the essential minerals zinc, chromium, and magnesium that many of us are deficient in. These minerals, along with seven plant-based ingredients, can help relieve inflammation and oxidative stress, so feel better as your metabolic health heals.

Many of our members have seen enhanced success during their weight loss journey when pairing the GOLO Metabolic Plan with the Release® supplement. Release is a patented formula designed to benefit anyone who wants to restore or maintain their metabolic health and aid in their weight loss journey.