Does Throwing Up Help You Lose Weight?

Most people think that having a large glass of wine with their evening meal helps them to shed those extra pounds. But, is it really the case? Throwing up may be the way to go! In fact, there are several studies that indicate some rather interesting benefits to eating your breakfast, lunch, and dinner through a bulging stomach! Let’s take a quick look at the facts.

The Metabolic Effect.

When you eat something, your body needs to break it down before it can be used as energy. This process of breaking down food is called ‘metabolism’. Your metabolism works hard to break down the food you eat into usable form for energy, and much of that energy is used to power basic bodily functions (think: cell proliferation, gene expression, and more). So, it stands to reason that the more food you eat, the more your body will use, and therefore the more calories you will burn! This is known as the ‘calorie theorem’ (calories in = calories out). In other words, if you want to lose weight, just eat more! Sounds great in theory, but how does one actually go about ‘throwing up’ to lose weight?

A Form Of Self-Medication.

Have you ever heard of ‘bulimia’? It’s a type of Anorexia (not the chocolate variety) that causes people to binge on foods that are high in sugar and/or fats. One of the primary reasons for engaging in these binges is to self-medicate in a way that makes them feel better. Throwing up acts as a sort of psychological comfort food for those with Bulimia, helping them to feel less anxious or bad. It also provides a way for people to release the built up tension in their stomachs caused by emotional eating. So, in a way, eating ‘just a little bit’ can help with weight loss! Not only that, but it’s also a great way to relieve tension, so you can get a good night’s sleep.

Better Digestion.

Did you know that in addition to helping with weight loss, eating quick, frequent meals helps digest food more effectively. This allows you to feel fuller longer, preventing you from feeling hungry between meals. Frequent small meals help keep the blood sugar levels steady, preventing the crashes that often happen after large meals. In other words, it is suggested that people with type 2 diabetes try eating smaller frequent meals to help better control their condition.

A Powerful ‘Metabolism Booster’.

Getting plenty of sleep and avoiding stress-causing activities are vital to maintaining healthy weight. One way that your body produces more energy is through metabolism. When you sleep, your mitochondria (the energy factories of your cells) are rejuvenated, allowing your body to produce more ATP (adenosine triphosphate). When your mitochondria are rejuvenated, so too are your cells, enabling them to function at their optimum levels. Sleeping at least seven hours per day helps to increase your body’s metabolic rate by 20%, helping you to shed off those extra pounds!

Increases Energy.

When your body digests food, it gives off acids and enzymes that nourish your cells and give you a burst of energy. Eating quick meals increases the production of digestive acids and enzymes in your stomach, enabling you to get more energy from the food you eat. So, instead of eating a small snack a few hours before bedtime, try a large meal to get the most out of it!

A Way To Improve Your Health.

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned healthy meal now and then? Throwing up helps improve your health in a variety of ways. First and foremost, it gives you a full and hearty meal, supplying your body with essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that it needs to function at its best. Second, it helps prevent obesity by preventing you from overeating. Third, it helps prevent diabetes by regulating your blood sugar levels. Fourth, it helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides. And finally, it helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other forms of dementia by lowering inflammation, improving the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain, and providing your body with nutrients that are needed to maintain a healthy brain.

So, next time you’re struggling with your weight, instead of reaching for that bottle of wine, make a beeline for the nearest restroom. Throwing up may be the answer you’re looking for to finally lose that unwanted weight!