Lose Fat, Not Muscles!

So, what is the difference between losing fat and losing weight?

To understand the difference, let’s see how: Our body is made of 3 parts: WATER, LEAN MASS (muscles and bones) and FAT.

The most important part is WATER which represents 60 to 70% of the total weight. Then the lean mass which is essentially muscles and bones and represents 20 to 30% of the total weight and finally, the fat mass representing from 5 to 30 % of the total weight depending on your corpulence.

When we lose weight, we lose mainly water, muscles and fat and this is not good because we need the water and obviously, we don’t want to lose muscles. So, scientists tried to find out a way of losing fat without losing muscles, taking in consideration that we can always drink water.

What happens when we eat food in terms of energy?

Food is broken down into macronutrients which are basically: proteins, fat and carbohydrates and in micronutrients which are vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. All those nutrients cross the intestinal barrier and go the blood.

Carbohydrates are going first in a small storage place in the liver and are stored in the form of Glycogen but space is limited. All that is controlled and managed by a couple of opposite hormones called Insulin and Glucagon.

But if we don’t need immediate energy or if the liver storage is full, then the carbohydrates are converted into fat and are directed into the fat cells, this is the way to gain weight by eating too much pasta, pizza, cookies, bread, sugars and sugar drinks. Proteins are sent where it is needed but if necessary they can be converted to fat too! Fats are usually sent directly to the fat cells, and more fat you eat more fat you keep!

What happens when the fat is inside the fat cell?

As we have sad before our genes are oriented to saving energy and will be reluctant to let it go out from the cell. Therefore Nature built a sophisticated network of hormones controlling the entry and the exit of fat from the fat cell.

The most important hormones are the ones controlling our hunger, and as usual in human physiology, we have two opposite hormones: Ghrelin and Leptin.

The Ghrelin, which is the hunger hormone, which means that when the stomach is empty this hormone is released and ask you to eat.

The Leptin which is the satiety hormone which means that when your stomach is full the hormone is released and ask you to stop eating.

Adiponectin is a hormone exclusively produced in the fat tissue and is acting in partnership with Leptin and with Insulin.

G3PDH is not a hormone it is an enzyme and this is the bad guy because when released all carbohydrates will be converted to fat.

Norepinephrine is a hormone which increases thermogenesis which means heat production by the body and consequently will help to burn more fat.

What happens when we become obese?

Our fat tissue especially the abdominal one become the reservoir of very aggressive molecules which are creating a silent inflammation syndrome.

What means that?

It means that those bad molecules will bind with Leptin and Insulin stopping them from doing their job, they will create a vicious circle where Leptin cannot play the satiety role and you will feel hungry all the time. Then you eat a lot, but Insulin cannot play the role of sugar and fat, so sugar will increase in the blood creating Diabetes type 2!

Adiponectin which is partnering with Leptin is not any more functional. It is a mess which will lead to a lot of chronic diseases including Diabetes and cancer.

This is why Jeunesse created Zen Bodi, a line of products designed to help you to lose fat while keeping as much as possible your lean mass intact.

Zen Bodi is a line of products designed for 3 targets:

  • Stop craving
  • Start burning fat
  • Rebuild muscles

Zen Shape

Zen Shape is designed to help you regain Leptin and Adiponectin appropriate levels to avoid craving and hunger.

The major ingredient is Irvingia Gabonensis known as African Mango. Combined with Green Tea and Raspberry Ketone, this is the best things you can try if you do have a big appetite.

African Mango will help to regulate Leptin level. Raspberry Ketones search for all the fat cells in your body and make them available for use as energy by increasing the levels of Adiponectin.

Green Tea will support Epinephrine levels and help burning fat.

The 3 ingredients will reduce the level of G3PDH and reduce the risk of converting sugar to fat.

Zen Shape is presented in capsules and is recommend to take 2 capsules twice a day, before meals.

Any pregnant or lactating woman or anybody with medical conditions should consult his physician before taking Zen Shape.

Zen Fit

Zen Fit has been designed to help to minimize muscle loss and regaining muscle that has been lost. It is an amino drink in a stick pack.

Mix one stick pack with 300 ml of cold water, 30-60 minutes before your two main meals with your Zen Shape capsules.

Each stick contains 20 grams of high-quality protein, plus all the branched chain amino acids, plus extra L-Leucine.

Amino acids are essential to your health, but your body can’t produce them on its own.

As we age it is harder to build or maintain muscle even with exercise, however, studies have shown that what we need is more of the amino acid called L-leucine and Zen Fit has it!

L-Thyrosine helps increase basal metabolism and maintain production of the thyroid gland which can fall periods of dieting. Zen Fit has L-Tyrosine.

Branched chain amino acids are especially important to be able to spare or build muscle that has been stimulated by exercise. Zen Fit has it.

Finally, amino acids also activate neurotransmitters in the brain which can elevate your mood.

Zen Fuze™

Protein is the ultimate muscle fuel. That’s why we have incorporated in ZEN Fuze™ a premium protein blend of whey, rice, pea, and chia seed powder. The ZEN Fuze™ formula also incorporates a probiotic blend of healthy bacteria to optimize digestion and help you to stay lean.

You mix one packet with 300 ml of cold water or rice or almond milk and have as a snack or two any time of day.

How to see results?

Usually, you jump every day on your scale to watch the progress!

Don’t do that with Zen Bodi, use another tool.

The first thing to do is to find out if you have too much fat, and for that, there are many tools some very expensive, but the best one, the most accurate is … a tape in centimeters to measure the waist circumference!

Be sure to get a tape of adequate length and place the tape at the level of the belly button.

For a woman a waist circumference of 80 cm is healthy, if it is between 80 and 88 cm, there are some risks but still rapidly reversible. Above 88 cm risks of cardiovascular diseases and other chronic diseases are quite important.

For a man, your health is at risk above 94 cm and this risk is quite high above 102 cm. Your waist circumference will be your guide during your trip to better health.

Meanwhile, if you wish to get a maximum value and maximum results from Zen Bodi you should improve your lifestyle.