Sunrider's Dr Chen and Suntrim PlusIn a recent conference call, Sunrider founder Dr. Tei Fu Chen talks about four of the most popular weight loss strategies. Following is a summary of the call:

You can find many people around you that are overweight. Obesity is a public enemy; a disease we all must deal with directly or indirectly. Obesity also comes with other problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Today, I see many weight-loss products on the market hailing the benefits of chemical protein powder, which I do not consider a food nor nutritious for the human body. Let me explain a few other popular, yet flawed, weight-loss strategies you may have heard of.

Popular Weight Loss Strategy #1

Some weight-loss products rely on ingredients your body cannot digest well with the theory that these substances will take up room in your stomach so there is less space to consume calories your body can digest and thus lose weight. Initially, people may experience some weight loss, but eventually the body’s natural eating habits will urge the person to consume the same caloric intake it is used to eating.
Now you are left adding the volume of food required to meet your normal caloric intake, the volume of indigestible “weight loss” product, and are increasing your volume intake. As your volume intake increases, your stomach has to stretch to accommodate the increased volume. When a person stops taking the weight-loss product, they are left with an expanded stomach that has the capacity to hold even more food before feeling satiated. This becomes a vicious cycle: the stomach stretches out, your waistline expands, the larger stomach volume requires more food volume (calories) to feel satiated, and you gain more weight. This vicious cycle is a struggle for many people looking to lose weight. They lose a little weight only to gain it all back.

Popular Weight Loss Strategy #2

Another widely used approach is using medication to reduce your appetite. It works on the brain to depress you so you don’t want to eat anything. Unfortunately, what most people don’t realize is you end up eating more food, not less. Ask yourself, do you eat more food or less food when you are feeling depressed? Yes, the medication may help a person eat less during dinnertime, but feeling depressed all day may cause people to snack in between their main meals, thus eating more calories throughout the day than if they just ate according to their normal habits!

Popular Weight Loss Strategy #3

Speed up your metabolism with stimulants to burn more calories. Some products use large amounts of added caffeine or ma huang. Others use guarana which can be 10–15 times more stimulating than coffee. The theory is that if you take ma huang to speed up your metabolism then you can burn calories faster. Currently, there is a lot of discussion about the potential life-threatening dangers of consuming energy drinks with high levels of these stimulants. ABC News recently reported a study from a survey of U.S. hospitals by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration which said, “The number of emergency-room visits linked to energy drinks had doubled in four years – from 10,000 in 2007 to 20,000 in 2011.”

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Popular Weight Loss Strategy #4

And then there are those who combine a rigorous exercise regimen with dangerously low caloric intake and a nutritionally imbalanced crash diet to reach their weight-loss goal faster. This group will realize later they have damaged their metabolism while ultimately gaining back all, and possibly more, of the weight they worked so hard to lose.

All four of these strategies help explain why so much money is being spent in the weight-loss industry. How many people do you personally know who bounce from one fad diet to the next, temporarily losing a few pounds and then gaining it all back before moving to the next diet craze? The more people hopelessly wandering from one failed fad diet to the next, the more money the weight-loss industry stands to gain from feeding the public their empty promises of long-term results.

The Philosophy of Regeneration

How did we get here as a society? Simply put, we forced our bodies to accept a larger quantity (and nutritionally poorer quality) of food than what our bodies need to function optimally. Gradually our bodies became used to these bad habits.
How to naturally break this bad habit? For over 30 years, Sunrider has remained firm in its belief that the human body is a complex machine with the inherent ability to care for itself if given the proper quantity and the right balance of nutrition. We refer to this point of view as the Philosophy of Regeneration®.

SunTrim Plus

Based on Sunrider’s Philosophy of Regeneration®, we believe this breakthrough weight-loss product stands to turn the entire diet industry upside down. We’ve already received many jaw dropping success stories!
In Sunrider, we understand we need to choose our foods very carefully in order to lose weight. SunTrim® Plus is truly a breakthrough weight-management product. It’s not an appetite depressant—nor is it a stimulant—and you don’t need to possess the uncommon willpower to avoid the foods you really want to eat. It is not an appetite suppressant, rather it readjusts the capacity of your stomach; you will have an appetite like normal but you simply will eat less without requiring extraordinary willpower or experiencing depression.*
Consider this example of pumping gas: Let’s say the gas tank in your car has a 20 gallon capacity. When the tank is empty, your gas gauge reads “E” for empty, and when you add 20 gallons of gas the gauge then reads “F” for full. SunTrim® Plus works by filling your “tank” to ½ full while the gas gauge thinks the tank has received full capacity. Most of us don’t need to eat as much as we do, so this product helps your body go back to its natural eating habits. Not only do you lose weight, but you will also have energy during weight loss you have never experienced before. In short, it helps your body “relearn” how much food it needs. Another added benefit is that it helps the stomach digest and breakdown fat already deposited in your body.*
The effects of this product can be felt within 30 minutes of taking it prior to eating your meal. Many of you who take SunTrim® Plus may experience bathroom visits a little more often; it is not diarrhea, but you go more often. Don’t worry, it is helping to break down and flush the fat that accumulates in your stomach, thighs, legs, so a few more trips to the restroom in this case are a good thing.
Even more exciting is that once you start to control your appetite, your stomach will gradually get used to the decreased food volume. Instead of stretching out your stomach and making it bigger (weight-loss strategy #1), your stomach will shrink and require a lower quantity of food for long-term weight loss.
Be sure to take measurements of yourself as you start using this new product. Measure your weight and inches and you will see the difference. A day, a week, you will see results! Some people may need a little more time, but regardless this is an incredible product. SunTrim® Plus will not disappoint you. It works and is truly a breakthrough weight-loss product!
This product epitomizes Sunrider’s Philosophy of Regeneration® in that it allows your body to achieve weight loss naturally. Food will be on your plate but you simply won’t have the urge to finish it. You won’t feel depressed or over stimulated, because it happens so naturally. You are in total control.
I also recommend that you drink Fortune Delight® during each meal. Any time you are following a weight-loss program you should drink a lot of fluids and Fortune Delight® is the best. Take SunTrim® Plus 30–45 minutes before each main meal, three times per day, and also drink Fortune Delight® 30 minutes before each meal.
This is also an incredible business opportunity. Think about how many people need a product like this. Many people in your life may be overweight or obese, or even those who just want to lose just a few pounds.
I look forward to seeing you in person during the 2013 Cruise! Hopefully we will all have a healthier, trimmer body and your business will be prosperous. This is the time for us to prosper.

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* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.