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The key to health is eliminating toxicities and deficiencies! - Dr. William R. Kellas

WIN: Weight-Loss Intensified Naturally

The WIN Protocol: Four Food Powders and Two Supplements


Having the correct weight loss strategy is key!!

  • Have you tried diets in the past that didn’t work?
  • Are you tired of diet products that contain chemical ingredients that (you know) aren’t good for your body?
  • Are you tired of yo-yo dieting?

If your answers to the above questions are yes, then WIN may be for you! weight loss progression womanweight loss progression manFor many people, WIN is a fantastic way to lose weight quickly while improving health... whether one's weight loss goal is 25 pounds, 50 pounds, 100 pounds, 200 or more pounds, whether you're young or old, male or female. WIN works because it resets the Hypothalamus - Leptin Switch to ensure fat burning day and night. In a world of hacking at the leaves of the weight loss problem - WIN gets at the roots, which is the Hypothalamic Leptin switch!

WIN is Effective... to the Point of Life Changing!

  • The WIN protocol consists of mixing four food powderswin shake into water and drinking that mixture, throughout the day (every three to seven hours), instead of eating food. (We have a video showing how to prepare WIN drinks at the bottom of the page.) Besides drinking the WIN powders, one consumes eight supplement capsules (6 OGF and 2 AID per day).
  • Our customers report back to us that the WIN protocol has helped them lose weight quickly and consistently... with a resultant life-change that they previously thought was impossible. Customer feedback is that men are losing 0.9 to 1.1 pounds a day and women are losing between 0.6 - 1.0 pounds a day, and simultaneously improving their health.
  • WIN customers report that the results received from doing the WIN program boosted their happiness and positive outlook significantly as they realized that their overweight condition can be a thing of their past... and not of their future.

Examples of WIN Weight loss:

42 Year Old Former-US-Marine — Before WIN and 54 Days After WIN

Disclaimer: although this a real experience, it cannot be relied upon in predicting the results of anyone else. Your results may be different. No one should undertake to lose weight without the guidance of a physician who knows well the individual.

  • In 54 Days, this former-US-Marine and current University graduate student (in his last year of PhD studies in psychology) lost 58.4 pounds... while improving all his markers of health. His average weight loss was 1.08 pounds per day. His energy remained high the entire 54 days, in fact, it improved. During this time his blood pressure went down from 152/91 to 109/72. Also, his HDL/LDL ratios improved while his HDL went up significantly. Also, the TSH/T3 levels normalized. Three days a week, he played volleyball for two hours each time. Other than volleyball, he performed no exercise. His volleyball playing improved significantly because of the increase in energy and stamina he experienced. His day to day weight loss is shown below. Also, listen and watch Kent tell his experience with WIN via video.

33 Year Old, Former-US-Army Special Forces Soldier — Before WIN and 60 Days After WIN

Disclaimer: although this a real experience, it cannot be relied upon in predicting the results of anyone else. Your results may be different. No one should undertake to lose weight without the guidance of a physician who knows well the individual.

  • In 60 Days, this former-US-Special Forces member and current University student lost 57.3 pounds... His average weight loss was 0.94 pounds per day. During these 60 days, he continued to work full time as an industrial production-line mechanic during a night-shift, and he attended University classes during the day... allowing not too much sleep. His average resting heart rate reduced during this time from 70 to 56 beats per minute.
     
    *Latest update, fourteen days later... he's now lost a total 72 pounds.

35 Year Old Young Man — Before WIN and 22 Days After WIN

Disclaimer: although this a real experience, it cannot be relied upon in predicting the results of anyone else. Your results may be different. No one should undertake to lose weight without the guidance of a physician who knows well the individual.

  • In 22 Days, this young man lost 44 pounds... His average weight loss was 2 pounds per day (although if you only count the last 18 days, he averaged 1.6 pounds per day of weight loss). He did cardio exercise (1 to 3 miles of treadmill and 5 to 7 miles of stationery bike) each day of the 22 days. He drank three WIN shakes per day to achieve this amazing result. He now plans to weight lift extensively to build up muscle bulk.
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60 Year Old Retirement Planner — Before WIN and 90 Days After WIN

Disclaimer: although this a real experience, it cannot be relied upon in predicting the results of anyone else. Your results may be different. No one should undertake to lose weight without the guidance of a physician who knows well the individual.

  • In just three months (90 days), our Retirement planner lost 100 pounds... while improving his health and lowering his blood pressure by 20 points. His average weight loss was 1.11 pounds per day. Before WIN he was not able to walk 300 yards without stopping to rest. After doing the WIN program, he went to Europe and walked miles every day and enjoyed feeling young and "fit" again. Later, he took up bicycling and now bicycles 20 to 30 miles each weekend with his wife. WIN transformed his life, forever!

74-Year-Old Who Came Out of Retirement for One Last Race — Pictures Before WIN and At the Race (90 Days After Starting WIN)

Disclaimer: although this a real experience, it cannot be relied upon in predicting the results of anyone else. Your results may be different. No one should undertake to lose weight without the guidance of a physician who knows well the individual.

  • Another example of WIN results can be seen with our 74 year old Boston marathoner who lost 90 pounds in three months. The impetus for him to utilize WIN was that he wanted to run the Boston Marathon for one last time (at age 74), but he had put on quite a bit of weight since his last marathon several years earlier. So, he needed to lose a significant amount of weight in order to be able to have a good chance of completing the race. With help from the WIN powders, he was able to lose 90 pounds so quickly that he calls WIN “magic”. He was featured in Boston Marathon advertisements.

17 Year Old Who Wanted to Be Skinny

Disclaimer: although this a real experience, it cannot be relied upon in predicting the results of anyone else. Your results may be different. No one should undertake to lose weight without the guidance of a physician who knows well the individual.

  • We can’t show our teenager's photos (she’s too shy), but at 17 years of age and 180 pounds of weight, she wanted to be skinny. So, she started taking WIN and in three months got down to 115 pounds. She loved being skinny and was able to change her life completely with skinny clothes and a “skinny” attitude. She has so much more energy than before WIN, during the many years when she carried so much fat. Now she feels light and in charge.

WIN Helps Normalize Leptin Levels — Which Promotes Fat Burning!

The mechanism of action behind WIN's success is that it promotes the repairing of desensitized Leptin receptors in the Hypothalamus gland and lowers the production of Leptin in one's body, so that the amount of Leptin in the blood doesn't overdrive and desensitize or "break" Leptin receptors in the Hypothalamus. This enables fat burning.

  • To understand how this works, one needs to know that there is a feedback loop to the brain letting the brain know if sufficient fat reserves exist in one's body (to outlast a famine - this is a survival mechanism).
    • The Hypothalamus gland contains receptors for a chemical called Leptin that is made in fat cells.
    • If these receptors can sense enough Leptin then the Hypothalamus knows that there are enough fat cells in the body to survive a short term famine, and is happy, and signals for fat burning.
    • But, if the Hypothalamus cannot sense very many Leptin molecules then the Hypothalamus will take that as proof that there is inadequate incoming food (meaning a famine or sickness)... and take steps to survive this famine or sickness.
    • The steps that the Hypothalamus will take when Leptin levels are low include lowering energy expenditures (IE lower the energy set-point), switching the metabolic mode to sugar burning instead of fat burning, and storing as many incoming calories as possible as fat.
    • As long as the Leptin receptors in the Hypothalamus are not broken the Leptin - Hypothalamus feedback mechanism works great. If one is sick, for instance, and not eating, fat will be burned and Leptin levels will go down. Eventually, when Leptin levels become too low, the Hypothalamus will recognize the low Leptin situation and will switch the body's metabolic mode to fat storing (sugar burning mode) and energy expenditure will go down and fat reserves will be conserved... and eventually built up. When the person starts eating normal amounts of food again, fat reserves will be built up and Leptin production will go up and the Hypothalamus will recognize that the famine is over and switch the body back to the healthier, high-energy fat burning metabolic mode.
  • The problem is that when Leptin receptors are broken (desensitized to Leptin), fat storing is going to occur when it shouldn't because the Hypothalamus will not be able to measure Leptin (even though the level of Leptin is very high). In the case of broken receptors Hypothalamus will believe that one is starving to death, even if one has mounds of fat on one's hips and abdomen.
  • Here's How Leptin receptors get broken! Just like ear drums or noses can be desensitized by repeated or long-term loud noises or smells, Leptin receptors can be desensitized, by too much Leptin in the bloodstream. When Leptin receptors are "desensitized" or broken, they are not able to sense Leptin levels (which equate to stored energy because Leptin is made in fat cells)... and then the Hypothalamus panics, thinking there is no stored fat and puts the whole body into a fat storing mode (IE sugar burning mode), in order to increase fat in order to increase Leptin. Trying to lose weight when one's body is in the fat storing mode is difficult (like swimming upstream). The WIN program is the best way to lose fat weight, by working with your body's natural fat management systems, called the Hypothalamic Leptin switch). For more information about this, please request a copy of our Leptin E-Booklet.

More Specifics About Why and How WIN Works

The genius of WIN is that nourishes the body's cells better than they have been nourished before while not providing very many calories and it heals broken Leptin receptors.

  • The main ingredient of WIN, Ricatein, is a powerful tissue healer. It helps to ensure that fat burning will occur in one's body by ensuring that the Hypothalamic-Leptin Metabolic switch functions correctly by helping repair Leptin receptors.
  • As mentioned above,the Hypothalamic-Lepton Switch is a human survival mechanism that regulates the amount of "energy" (fat) stored in the body. Working with this switch ensures much easier weight normalization.
    • The way the Hypothalamic-Lepton switch works is that Leptin molecules are created in fat tissue and circulate in the blood to the brain where they are sensed by the receptors in the Hypothalamus.
    • If sufficient Leptin molecules are sensed by those Hypothalamus receptors (sufficient is a serum Leptin level between 4.0 ng/ml and 9.0 ng/ml), the brain is happy and signals for fat burning, which is the high energy and healthy metabolic mode.
    • On the other hand, if insufficient Leptin molecules are sensed (less than 4.0 ng/ml), or if the Hypothalamus is unable to sense Leptin molecules at all because its receptors have become desensitized to Leptin, then the Hypothalamus gland will believe that a famine is occurring and will put the body in a fat storing mode (also called a sugar burning mode). This fat storing mode also results in the lowering of the thyroid energy set-point and many other unhealthy responses, all designed to minimize energy usage and maximize fat storage, in order to outlast the perceived famine.
  • Unfortunately, high Leptin levels and resultant desensitized Leptin receptors are common for the majority of sedentary people who have accumulated substantial amounts of adipose fat. Therefore, a great many people perpetually exist in the fat-storing mode, which makes burning fat (and losing weight long term) very difficult (since their Hypothalamus believes (due to broken Leptin receptors) that the body has zero stored fat) and therefore is in danger of starving to death.
  • Thankfully, if Leptin receptors in the Hypothalamus are repaired and Leptin levels are sufficiently reduced, by drinking WIN (instead of eating normal food), then one's body can quickly get into the fat burning mode so that weight loss proceeds rapidly.
    • Ricatein helps repair the receptors in the Hypothalamus that have become insensitive to Leptin. Once those receptors are repaired, the Hypothalamus can "suddenly" see the pounds of fat that were there all along, but were previously invisible. And seeing the availability of that fat, the Hypothalamus signals for fat burning.
  • The balance of nutrients and type of nutrients in WIN is important.
    • If one eats too too few amino acids and minerals the result will be hunger (survival or cribbing) urges kicking in. And if too many carbohydrates are eaten then blood sugar won't go low enough to turn down Leptin production. And if too many amino acids are consumed then excess protein will be turned into sugar and MTOR receptors will turn down cellular maintenance (which isn't a good idea - it's like not having a virus protection program on your computer). So the balance needs to be just right.
    • With the balance in WIN, the body responds to lowered Leptin, ideal amounts of nutrients and little carbs by burning fat both day and night. Interestingly, one's fat is exhaled as carbon dioxide... so that one literally breathes fat away. And, one gets healthier and healthier while burning up excess fat.
  • WIN works for young and old, male or female! We have had teenage girls lose eighty pounds in just a few months and 80 year old men do the same.

The WIN Protocol

  • Before starting, get approval from your doctor.
  • For the first five to ten days, we recommend consuming four or five servings per day of the WIN drink. These first days is when one's body will be switching metabolic modes from sugar burning to fat burning (some people switch more quickly than others due to faster repairing of the broken Leptin receptors in their Hypothalamus glands). If you are hungry or unsettled during these first days, you aren't consuming enough WIN drinks to manage the transition from sugar burning to fat burning, so consume more WIN drinks.
  • Thereafter, we recommend to consume two, three or four WIN drinks per day, spaced somewhat evenly apart.
    • Example for four servings: 7am, 11am, 2pm and 7pm
    • Example for three servings: 9am, 2pm and 7pm
    • Example for two servings: 11:30 am and 7pm
  • As far as the capsules, one should consume 6 capsules per day of OGF and 2 capsules per day of AID. It doesn't matter if one consumes them all at once or spaced throughout the day, but for "simplicity", most people take them all at once in the morning.
  • A WIN drink includes four different food powders and water as follows (powder amounts can be adjusted base on body size):
    • 15 to 30 ounces of water. Filling the stomach is more satiating (satisfying) for your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind likes a full stomach and will generate less urges to eat if you frequently fill your stomach. So, the amount of water in each WIN drink depends on whether you want a stronger taste in your mouth or a fuller stomach.
    • 2 to 4 tablespoons of Ricatein — this is one of the secrets to repairing damaged Leptin receptors.
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons of Vegan Protein — larger persons use two tablespoons, smaller persons can use as little one tablespoon per serving. (Hechoco = Hemp with Chocolate, Richoco = Sprouted Rice with Chocolate or Ricocu = Sprouted Rice with Cupuacu) — choose whichever protein you like best.
    • 2 to 4 teaspoons (a little less or a little more than one tablespoon) of GPS — this ingredient supplies minerals, antioxidants, nutrients galore.
    • 1 to 8 teaspoons of Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener — the amount you use is purely a matter of taste. You can use any amount desired, if one likes the taste without any sweetener.

Persons under 150 pounds can use the smaller amounts of powder as shown above. It is always important to have at least as much nutrition as your body needs... extra nutrition won't be a stress, to your body, but too little nutrition will be a stress. So, smaller and/or less active people are candidates for using the smaller serving amounts.

Why Are These Products Included in the WIN Protocol?

  1. Ricatein — Soluble, Stabilized Rice Bran. The reason for its inclusion in the WIN program is to help heal damaged Leptin receptors (that are therefore insensitive to Leptin). Ricatein is high in Gamma Oryzanol, a tissue healer and Tocotrienols (a cousin to Vitamin E) that also helps heal membranes and receptors to encourage fat burning mode. By healing Leptin receptors, Ricatein helps ensure normal (fat burning) metabolism. It also helps heal damaged gastrointestinal tissue and nerve tissue. It's one of nature's greatest healers!
  2. Organic Vegan Protein — either Hechoco, Richoco or Ricocu, Any of these protein sources are great in terms of providing high quality, easily digested protein to maintain the body's daily cellular repair and operational processes. Hechoco is a hemp sourced protein (with excellent Omega Fatty Acid profiles), while the proteins in Richoco and Ricocu are sourced from great tasting, sprouted brown rice. These proteins are either flavored with Chocolate or Cupuacu. Hechoco and Richoco are flavored with Chocolate (Cocoa) and Ricocu is flavored with Cupuacu (which has a completely non-Chocolate and quite interesting taste). For most people, nothing beats chocolate.
  3. GPS (Green Powder Super-drink) — this food powder contains a plethora of nutrient rich vegetables, berries, herbs, enzymes and dairy-free probiotics. By including it in the WIN program, one is ensured of a huge variety of minerals and nutrients so that one's health and energy remain high.
  4. Monk Fruit Sweetener Powder (also known as Longevity Fruit or Lo Han Guo) — - it provides a clean, sweet taste with zero calories.
  5. Original Glutathione Formula (OGF) — this powerful supplement boosts glutathione levels by up to 400%, quenching liberated toxins and free radicals quickly so that one feels great while burning up pounds of fat each week. The main cause of fatigue at any time is excess free radicals and toxins. This helps ensure that free radicals and toxins are always being eliminated from the body.
  6. Advanced Immune Formula (AID) — another powerful supplement designed to keep your body totally healthy while fat is being burned like crazy. It especially helps ensure that liberated-from-fat-toxins don't do exit damage to cell membranes.

How Many Bags of Each WIN Food Powder or Supplement Do I need for a Month?

  • A one pound bag of Ricatein has about 200 tablespoons. That's 50 servings at four tablespoons per serving, which would last 12 days at four servings per day, or 16 days at three servings per day. So, someone over 150 pounds would need between 2.5 and 3.1 bags per month. At $37 per bag, and 3 bags a month, that's about $111 a month cost.
  • A one pound bag of Vegan Protein has about 58 tablespoons. That's 29 servings at two tablespoons per serving, which is 7.25 days at four servings per day and 9.6 days at three servings per day. So, someone over 150 pounds would need between 4.1 and 3.1 bags per month... at a cost of $22 per bag (and average of 4 bags a month) that's about $88 a month cost.
  • A one pound bag of GPS has about 200 teaspoons. That's 80 servings at two heaping teaspoons per serving, which is 20 days at four servings per day and 27 days at three servings per day. So, someone over 150 pounds would need between 1.1 bags and 1.5 bags at three servings per day. At $55 per bag, and 1.5 bag per month that's $83 per month in cost.
  • A 800 gram bag of Lakanto Monk Fruit has 200 teaspoons. That's enough for about a month. The cost is $10 per bag.
  • With the above averages in mind, the food powders will cost around $300 a month and the two supplements will cost about $60 a month, for a total of about $360 a month. Of course, that cost is offset by the amount of food one doesn't eat each month.

WIN Ordering Form

Since each of the products lasts a different amount of time, most people start with one or two bag of each powder and just one bottle of each of the encapsulated products, and then re-order the amounts they really need when they determine at what rate they are using them up.

Ricatein Powder

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 Tablespoons (12 grams)
Calories Per 12 Grams: 54
Ingredients: 100% Soluble, Stabilized Rice Bran

Hechoco Powder

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Heaping Tablespoons (16 grams)
Calories Per 15 Grams: 60
Ingredients: Organic Raw Hemp Powder, Organic Raw Chocolate Powder, Organic Raw Coconut Sap

Richoco Powder

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 Heaping Tablespoons (16 grams)
Calories Per 16 Grams: 60
Ingredients: Organic Raw Brown Rice Protein, Organic Raw Cocoa Powder, Organic Raw Coconut Nectar and Organic Coconut Milk powder

GPS (Green Powder Super-drink) Powder

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (8 grams)
Calories Per 8 Grams: 25
Ingredients: Carrots, Beet, Wheat-grass, Alfalfa-grass, Barley-grass, Oat-grass, Rice Protein, Acai, Aronia, Gojiberry, Black current, Camu Camu, Blueberry7, Cranberry, Bilberry, Maqui, Pomegranate, Lucuma., Coconut Milk, Pine Pollen, Astragalus, Kelp, Ginger, Turmeric, Organic Alga DHA powder, Minerals, Probiotics

WIN - Frequently Asked Questions

What Do the WIN Powders Taste Like

They have a pleasant and mild, chocolate-y taste.

Can I Do the WIN Program if I'm Diabetic?

This is not a question we can answer. Some diabetics have done the WIN program successfully. However, all medical questions need to go your medical professional. Anyone who has or may have blood sugar challenges or other medical situations, should work with a wellness professional before, during and after doing the WIN protocol.

How Long Can A Person Stay On the WIN Program

As long as desired. We've had many people do the WIN protocol for many months.

Explain More About Why the WIN Program Works So Well?

The WIN Program works so well because it promotes the fat burning metabolic mode.

  • Heal Hypothalamus Receptors — the first goal of the WIN protocol is to heal damaged Leptin receptors in the Hypothalamus. It does this primarily through the healing power of Ricatein.
  • Decrease Leptin — the second goal of the WIN protocol is to decrease the production of Leptin in fat cells so that the body will continuously operate in the fat burning metabolic mode. Lowered Leptin levels will be the result of low blood sugar since Leptin production goes down as blood sugar goes down.
  • Avoid Counterproductive Responses — Finally, the third goal of the WIN protocol is to avoid counter productive responses in each cell of the body. There are nutrient sensors in each cell of the body called MTOR. These nutrient sensors detect a variety of nutrients circulating in the blood. If circulating levels of minerals or amino acids are out of range (too high or too low), those will be detected and the cells will turn off cellular maintenance or go into a stress mode. Typical dieting does only two of the above three things, and often allows the body to go into a stress mode (due to insufficient incoming minerals, amino acids, etc.).

It is the intense amount and variety of nutrients in WIN that help to prevent stress responses while enticing the body to get into a fat burning mode. WIN works because it repairs Hypothalamic Leptin sensors, lowers Leptin production through low blood sugar and prevents stress responses by providing balanced amounts of nutrients.

Why Aren't WIN Weight Loss Graphs in a Straight Line?

Virtually no type of progress in the real world goes in a straight line. This is particularly true of weight loss.

The body is balancing many things while it burns fat, such what to do with skin and blood vessels that are not needed when the underlying fat tissue is burned up — the proteins in the skin and blood vessels need to get autolyzed (disintegrated into amino acids) and this takes time to accomplish. Also, most especially the body is managing stored toxins. The two main places where toxins are stored in the body are fat and water (just below the skin). While on the WIN program, as fat is burned up for energy, toxins (that were previously stored in the fat) are released into the blood. The body will quickly, and temporarily store these toxins in retained water beneath the skin (the retained water has weight and so weight fluctuates as toxins are stored... before gradually processing the toxins out of the body. When retained water is expelled the weight will drop suddenly (instead of in a gradual manner).

What if I "need" to eat or drink something at a social event because I don’t want to appear to be anti-social by refusing food and drink?

Participate with a glass of water or celery stick. In most cases, this will satisfy the requirement to be sociable. If truly, you must eat more at a particular occasion, then eat a small amount of protein and salad greens (but, don’t eat the croûtons, dressing or fruit). Be warned - a rather small amount of carbs or sugar (including fruit sugar) can put a complete stop to the fat burning mode and cause the stress and delay of several days in getting back into a fat burning mode.

What if I need to do extreme physical labor while doing WIN — will I find it difficult to work as hard as needed because of the scant calories in the WIN powders?

Most people, while doing the WIN protocol, carry out a normal active lifestyle, including many will do regular sessions of weight training or exercise at the gym. This type of exertion is not a problem.

If, however, the calorie burning demands of the tasks to be done are extremely high (a 40 mile competitive bike ride in the mountains, for instance), and your body hasn’t yet become an efficient fat burner, it could be possible for you to run out of energy. So, when preparing to do especially demanding work, you should be preemptive by taking two extra servings of the WIN powders or an even better option would be consuming Parent Omega Oils (they will keep you in fat burning mode while giving a lot of extra energy). Learn more at Healthy-Living.org/peos.

If one is sweating a great deal, there is also the issue of replacement of electrolytes. Electrolyte loss can be a significant challenge for anyone, whether they are doing the WIN protocol or not. To replace electrolytes, there are many types of electrolyte or mineral products. We recommend one without added sugar. Kona Deep Sea Minerals or Body Genesis would be excellent or just some sea salt in water.

How did WIN come to be?

The WIN program was designed at the request of a neighbor/friend who wanted to lose weight by juicing but found the juicing daily grind to be too difficult, IE the tremendous work of buying the vegetables, juicing them, cleaning up the juicing machine, putting the vegetables back in the refrigerator and cleaning the kitchen. Also, the juices didn't taste very good unless fruits were added which slowed down weight loss. The original goal was to eliminate the calories from fruits, eliminate the onerous and time demanding work of juicing/cleanup and make sure that weight loss was healthy by providing all needed nutrients including proteins.

  • The first goal of WIN was to supercharge the body with nutrients as occurs with juicing. The second goal was to make it easy and quick — to avoid the effort of buying and juicing numerous exotic fruits and vegetables (and the onerous cleanup afterwards). WIN uses numerous vegetables and low-sugar fruits that are picked at the peak of nutrient content and immediately dried at low temperature so that no nutrition is lost. This is why WIN is much better than juicing in terms of nutrients.
  • The other goal of WIN was to follow the dietary suggestions from Ron Rosedale (longevity researcher who discovered the relationship between serum Leptin levels and metabolic mode, fat burning or fat storing) in regard to lowering blood sugar so that Leptin production would be decreased in fat cells, while maintaining adequate but not excessive amounts of amino acids, in order to avoid MTOR driven down regulation of cellular maintenance). Originally, the WIN program used E7. But, a few months ago, the WIN protocol was adjusted to use Ricatein instead of E7 (Ricatein gives equal or better results than E7).

After Reaching One's Target Weight, How Does One Avoid Rebounding?

The most important thing that needs to be done to avoid rebounding is to continue with the WIN protocol until Leptin levels "come down" to the low side of the fat burning range. The fat burning range is 4 to 9 ng/ml and the low side of that range is between 4 and 6 ng/ml. The reason for continuing with WIN until reaching the low side of the fat burning range is that Leptin levels fluctuate during the day based on blood sugar. By being on the low side of the fat burning range, even if one eats food late at night, blood sugar levels and Leptin levels (which will rise significantly at night) will remain below 9. This is important because if Leptin levels go above 9, the high levels will start to re-damage Leptin receptors which can re-instigate fat storing (sugar burning) mode. Avoiding this is important to avoid rebounding.

The likelihood for Leptin to rise above 9 ng/ml is highest when one eats large evening meals and doesn't get enough sleep. So, make it a habit to stop eating four to five hours before you go to sleep... and if you want to eat a large evening meal... make it a Leptin friendly meal.

What Things Can Deter the Benefits of the WIN Protocol?

Actually, that is a great question. Here are some of the answers:

  • High levels of cortisol that will result from anxiousness, jealousy, pain, fear, grief or lack of sleep will impede results. That's because the body reacts to cortisol to "force sugar burning" and fat storing. Therefore, in the face of high cortisol, one needs to meditate, touch the earth (earth grounding reduces cortisol), watch comedies (laughter is a best medicine because it reduces cortisol). Also, chocolate reduces cortisol and the WIN products have plenty of chocolate - so just drinking an additional WIN drink will help immensely.
  • Sleeping earthed will help reduce cortisol levels.

Please explain Leptin and the Fat Burning Mode "Better"?

Leptin is a chemical messenger molecule, that can be likened to an odorous chemical. The Hypothalamus gland "smells" the Leptin molecule in circulating blood. If the Leptin smell is too strong Leptin receptors in the Hypothalamus can become damaged (insensitive to Leptin)... just like the nose can become insensitive to smells that are too strong (like dirty diapers or sulfur). If Leptin receptors are damaged, they must be repaired or else they will not be able to sense Leptin and the body will go into a fat storing mode and quickly gain weight. That's why the Leptin protocol ought to be continued until blood levels of Leptin are in the fat burning range, and preferably on the low side of the fat burning range so that the Leptin receptors won't be easily damaged again if blood sugar temporarily rises (increasing Leptin production temporarily, too).

How Does One Know if He or She Has Reached a Low Normal Leptin Range

One could get Leptin tests from a medical doctor in order to know one's Leptin levels (unfortunately, insurance won't pay for it). A less expensive way is to not monitor Leptin, but to monitor body fat percentage, since this can be done much more easily or even one's shape compared against photographs of typical figures at the various body fat percentages. Since Leptin is made in fat... keeping minimal amounts of body fat is a reasonable goal. Men should maintain body fat percentages between 10 and 15 percent. Women should maintain body fat percentages between 17 and 22. Levels that are lower than that will result in too low a level of Leptin (triggering fat storing mode). And levels that are higher than this can result in too high of levels of Leptin on those occasions when one eats late at night. So, keeping body fat levels at a low, but not excessively low amount is the smartest tactic. One can get body fat percentage measured at a local gym or at many health food stores.

What Are the Best Tactics for Maximizing Fat Loss

The Standard WIN Protocol is great, and works well for most people. However, the following tactics can be used to turbo-charge fat loss at a faster pace, or to get someone into fat burning whose body is resisting the fat burning mode:

  • Glycogen (stored sugar) depleting exercise — this would be any exercise done for at least 40 minutes that causes a sustained rapid heartbeat, huffing, puffing and sweating (in other words, your body has to work at a good pace for 40 minutes). How this helps is that when glycogen (stored sugar) and blood sugar are both used up in these exertions, then the body is forced to burn fat to continue those exertions. Once the body is solidly in the fat burning mode, the body will continue to burn fat for quite some time after those exertions are ended (until glycogen stores are replenished in a few hours). So, vigorous exercising is a great way to force several hours of fat burning to occur. The goal is to get the body to accept fat burning as the new norm.
  • Saturate the body with Atomic Iodine — more than any other single element of nutrition, atomic Iodine has the ability to make sure that the Thyroid gland is operating in a high energy output mode (i.e. that the metabolic set-point is high). 95% of North Americans are low in Iodine... therefore, for 95% of these people, adding Iodine is a very wise thing to do in order to ensure a high metabolic rate. For the other 5% of the population, supplemental Iodine won't hurt nor help, as the supplemental Iodine will go unused and just be eliminated from the body. Since an under performing Thyroid will limit significantly one's energy burn rate, supplementing with Iodine could very well be the needed impetus to more rapid weight loss. Learn more about Atomic Iodine. A bottle of Atomic Iodine is therefore a great investment for most people.
  • Deep breathing and drinking plenty of water — fat leaves the body primarily as exhaled carbon dioxide. It follows, therefore, that deep breathing and consuming plenty of water will result in faster elimination of fat.
  • Sleep more - sleeping more increases fat loss. The research is there... seven to nine hours of sleep means that you will burn off more fat than if you only sleep five or six hours.
  • Cold baths and showersIce baths and cold showers can increase good fat (brown fat) and increase burning off of bad fat (white fat, adipose tissue). As a caveat or warning — make sure that you go slowly — after having been approved for cold temperature sessions by your wellness professional.
  • Lowering cortisol levels —high levels of cortisol that will result from anxiousness, jealousy, pain, fear, grief or lack of sleep will prevent fat loss, by putting the body in sugar mode, fat storing mode. Solutions: one can meditate, go outside and touch the earth barefoot (earth grounding reduces cortisol) or Sleeping earthed will help reduce cortisol levels., watch comedies (laughter is a best medicine because it reduces cortisol). Also, chocolate reduces cortisol and the WIN products have plenty of chocolate - so just drinking an additional WIN drink will help immensely.

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