Lewis Labs Weigh Down mobilizes and makes use of your body's own capacity to metabolize or burn fat while making it easy and safe to reduce your intake of carbohydrates and calories. It provides the nutrients your body needs - 100% or more of all essential vitamins, minerals and all eight essential amino acids. There are many reasons why controlling our weight is a good idea. We long for a trim body for our own vanity, for self-esteem and to be more attractive to others. However, if those were the only reasons for wanting to be thin then we, as a nutrition company, would not have created a diet product. We are strictly concerned with matters of nutrition and in that regard it is also much better for your overall health. An overweight body is not a healthy body. Clinical studies repeatedly show those who are overweight have a much higher incidence of diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and a myriad of other serious maladies. These matters have little to do with vanity and everything to do with health. Health is our business and slim good looks that go with healthy bodies are a most desirable fringe benefit. Most of us believe that if we could simply to eat less, those stubborn pounds would disappear. This is not necessarily true. Eating fewer calories alone does not guarantee you will lose weight. When you severely reduce your caloric intake you may well be depriving your body of many of the nutrients it must have to maintain good health. When your body is missing these vital nutrients, it thinks you are starving. This triggers a survival mode response - your body holds on to fat so you will not starve. As a result, you may be eating 750 calories a day, without losing an ounce. The key to successful dieting is in the makeup of your diet. Not in what you do not eat but in what you do eat. When you lower your caloric intake, you need many essential nutrients in just the right balance for your body to burn fat in the most efficient way. Only when your body gets these vital nutrients will it stop holding onto that fat! That fundamental nutritional principle led to the formulation of Lewis Labs Weigh Down. Only Lewis Labs Weigh Down gives you all the nutrients you need to diet successfully in a low calorie formulation. It provides 100% of all the vitamins, minerals, proteins and fiber you need plus digestive enzymes so these nutrients can readily be metabolized. Lewis Labs Weigh Down also contains an effective level of three important lipotropic factors (choline, inositol and carnitine) which help burn fat deposits. In fact, Lewis Labs Weigh Down gives you many essential nutrients you could not possibly get without overeating. Losing a lot of weight is not very attractive unless you also have the muscle tone to go with it. On most diets you do not just lose fat, you also lose muscle. Where does this muscle go? When you diet, your body metabolizes glycogen (stored sugar) for energy. Almost one pound of water is lost for every four ounces of glycogen burned the rest is mostly muscle. The nutrients in Lewis Labs Weigh Down discourage the loss of muscle. You won't just retain muscle on the Lewis Labs Weigh Down plan, you may also gain new muscle tissue! While on a reduced calorie diet, it is very important your body functions regularly if you are to enjoy steady weight loss. By providing the necessary bulk material your body needs, it helps ensure proper digestive functioning and gives you the feeling of having enough to eat. Lewis Labs Weigh Down provides every nutritional element for a successful diet. It contains nutrients that speed up your metabolism and help you build muscle while losing fat. It contains nutrients that make you feel full and satisfied with only 108 calories per serving. Most diet plans claim they make it easy to lose weight. There is no easy way to lose weight. The real difference is that Lewis Labs Weigh Down will work when others will not. As good as Lewis Labs Weigh Down is, unless you are serious and willing to make some lifestyle adjustments, Lewis Labs Weigh Down cannot help you. In fact, nothing can. On the other hand, if you are serious about losing weight, no other product will give your resolve more support than Lewis Labs Weigh Down. The first thing you should do is to set realistic goals. Many people fear their problem might be inherited. Remember, many people with overweight parents have inherited overweight habits, not genes. Examine your eating habits, both as to the quantity and content of what you eat and most important, give up those snacks. If you are genetically programmed to be on the heavy side, then you may never be �skinny as a rail� but you certainly have the power to control your weight within realistic and achievable parameters. Lewis Labs Weigh Down can help you lose weight and restore a better relationship with your muscle to fat ratio, regardless of your genetic inclination. The next thing you should do is set a regular schedule of modest exercise. With as little as fifteen minutes a day of race walking, bicycling or swimming you can force your muscles to manufacture more of the enzymes that convert fatty acids to energy. If you can gradually increase your exercise time, you will get even better results. Do not expect an overnight miracle. In many cases, after your body has adjusted to the new regimen, most will not see results until the second week. Resist the temptation to weigh yourself every day. The little variations you see will be meaningless. Real permanent weight loss is a gradual process. Don't forget, even one pound a week is 52 pounds a year. Rapid weight loss is usually related to lost water - not fat - and could be damaging to your health. Always consult your doctor before beginning any serious weight loss program. There is simply no better program or product than Lewis Labs Weigh Down to give you steady weight loss, combined with the benefits of optimal health. Lewis Labs Weigh Down is a powder and is available in Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry flavors which, when mixed with skim or low fat milk, makes a thick, rich, delicious meal. Lewis Labs Weigh Down contains no Trans Fat and is Gluten Free. Lewis Labs Weigh Down is available in 16 oz. (454 grams) containers and is sold by weight, not volume. Some settling may occur. Lewis Labs Weigh Down contains milk, egg and Psyllium Seed. The chocolate flavor contains Soy from Lewis Labs Lecithin.