Lose Weight Naturally: How Vitamin D Impacts Weight Loss

Dianne
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Lose Weight Naturally: How Vitamin D Impacts Weight Loss

On the weight loss journey, hitting a plateau is a lot like hitting your head against a wall. But what if your weight loss has more to do what you’re not getting enough of?

A while back I hit a weight loss plateau. No matter what I did, how much I worked out or ate healthfully, I couldn’t lose those few pounds. So during my annual checkup, my doctor told me that my vitamin D levels were too low and I needed to get it back up. Now, I am not a sun worshipper primarily because I don’t need to be so I wasn’t surprised by that news, just by her insistence that I get start taking vitamin D3 supplements immediately.

Vitamin D is one of those vitamins that many of us take for granted because we associate it with sun exposure. We all know that too much sun can lead to skin damage and possibly cancer so we think we’re OK without it. The truth is, we are very wrong.

Here’s what Vitamin D does:

  • Helps the body to absorb calcium which strengthen teeth and bone, reducing the chance of osteoporosis. That’s why milk is fortified with it.
  • Regulates phosphorous and calcium levels. As I mentioned, calcium is necessary for strong bones and teeth so maintaining healthy levels helps reduce the chances of periodontal disease. Phosphorus helps filter out the waste in the kidneys and helps keep vitamins and minerals in check.
  • Alleviates premenstrual symptoms which can usually be traced back to vitamin D and calcium deficiency.
  • Reduces high blood pressure & cholesterol
  • Boosts immune system and helps combat certain forms of cancer and autoimmune disease

And the list goes on… as I realized just how it impacts all functions of the body.

Vitamin D & Weight loss

As I mentioned, people of color have a tough time getting enough vitamin D through sunlight. Not only because melanin (skin pigment) blocks the rays but because we too put on the sunscreen so that we don’t run the risks of premature aging or skin cancer. The truth is, sunscreen reduces vitamin D absorption by over 90%; so you could say it’s doing what it’s supposed to do but at a big price.

The form of vitamin D that is manufactured by our bodies is known as Cholecalciferol a.k.a Vitamin D3, which is the type of supplement my doctor recommended.

As it turned out my low levels of vitamin D prevented my body from losing weight. Here’s how that can happen. The brain uses the vitamin to keep hunger and cravings at bay while increasing levels of serotonin, the “feel good” chemical. If your D levels are low, that impacts your ability to keep your snacking and craving in check, which affects weight loss.

Another way Vitamin D impacts weight loss is regarding your fat cells. All cells need vitamin D, including fat cells. It helps cells figure out whether to store fat or burn it. The lower your levels, the more likely your body will store fat. In my case, my body was holding on to those pounds because it didn’t realize that it needed to be burned not stored.

Once I started the recommended D3 regimen, I did see some results including weight loss.  One thing I want to make clear is that there is such a thing as too much vitamin D. It can lead to excess bone loss and calcium deposits on the organs due to kidney malfunction along with a whole host of other problems so it’s best to check with the doc before supplementing.

When it comes to natural weight loss, it’s always a good idea to have your numbers checked to make sure you understand why something isn’t working.

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Comments

  1. Fish, cream cheese and milk – products with rich Vitamin Ð’ level! Thanks a lot for the post.
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  2. Twitter:
    How amazing ! vitamin D has impact on many of our body functions, nice to know that, thanks!
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  3. Did not know that vitamin D could be that fat burner! Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Twitter:
    Hi,thanks for the wonderful article..Since last year i have put on a lot of weight this article is a step in the right direction i am sure..
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  5. Twitter:
    Interesting! I have been on a plateau with my weight loss for like a month now. Maybe ill get my Vitamin D checked. Great info, I leaned a lot that I didn’t know.
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  6. Luis Valadez says:

    As soon as I feel the rays of the sun hitting my body it just makes me smile. Something about the sun that just makes everything that much better. I am lad you got results from adding vitamin D. I have been procrastinating on starting my own weight loss challenge.

  7. Bob Jirgis says:

    I’ve had a problem for the longest time, passing my plateau. It really felt like something or someone was holding me back. Thank you for all the information. I really hope it helps.


  8. Twitter:
    How’s this thought?
    Don’t worry about losing weight, worry about losing bodyfat % because muscle weighs more than fat.
    That said, I suggest if you want to get fit, lift heavy to build lean muscle and eat at a calorie deficit. A combination of these two will make your body burn the fat whilst maintaining/building lean muscle. And no you won’t get huge and buff from this. You only get huge from lifting if you eat a lot.
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    • Twitter:
      It’s a thought, Leslie, but what I’m writing about is something that goes a little deeper than that. If you’re doing all of that but things aren’t really working then you need to take a deeper look. Getting the appropriate level of vitamin D, for example, can’t be solved by lifting heavy weights. So, yes, I hear what you’re saying and I was happy to curl my 25 pound barbells whenever I went to the gym but something was still not working. With the help of a medical professional who was insightful enough to let me in on the vitamin D issue, I was able to get my body healthier.
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  9. Twitter:
    I never believed that losing weight was easy. The secret to losing weight is to workout hard and eat little. :)

  10. deepak mehra says:

    Hi,

    These tips of loosing weight really useful. I am really happy to see this article. because i gain something new.

    Thanks for share with me!!

  11. Everyone knows that sun is good source for Vitamin D but i am quite confuse about connection between vitamin D and weight loss.


    • Twitter:
      Hi Andrew,
      Not a problem. Vitamin D tells cells to store or burn fat. If the levels of vitamin D are too low, then your body is more likely to store fat rather than burn fat. For some people who keep working out hard regularly, like I was, and wasn’t getting the results I knew I should be getting with that level of activity, the vitamin D made a difference.
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    • vishvast says:

      yup fully agree wid u andrew wilson as everyone knoe sun is the gud source of vitamin d but i am too confuse about the link between weight loss and vitamin d


  12. Twitter:
    very nice article Dianne,
    you’ve written an excellent piece of information here. i was totally unaware of these fact about vitamin D.
    very nice research Dianne,
    keep up the good work.. :)
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  13. Twitter:
    That’s why, in an my region–jakarta–where i lived, there is a tradition, let the baby get sunshine in teh morning–7-9 am.


  14. Twitter:
    Hey Dianne, milk is great. Early morning sun rays good as one can\’t get sunburned by those! Great post as always. Also, the post I was telling you about on body shapes and diets that work best for each shape is now live on my blog! Check it now


  15. Twitter:
    Hi Dianne,
    Thank you for the information. I supplement my diet with fresh fruit and vegetable juice, but I also take supplemental vitamins. I think it’s probably overkill on my part, but who knows for sure anyway. We (in South Dakota) don’t get enough sunlight in the winter so the D supplement is a good thing for us. Thanks again and best wishes!
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Rich! I was just chatting with my Dad about the Dakotas. We’ve met a few people from N. Dakota who seem to love South FL for the sun in the “winter” (we all know that Miami has about 2 weeks of winter). As far as vitamins, I’ve heard that some doctors are saying there’s no proof it works so you’re right, no one knows but it’s good to be on that side in any case. Thanks so much for the comment!
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  16. anilbhogia says:

    that are true that vitamin D reveals the light of sun . the light appear must be morning or evening .
    vitamin D decreesing the fact .


  17. Twitter:
    Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing! Sometimes I read in some wellness stores about how different vitamins affect our system- like magnesium good for our energy level and balance, chrome- a sign of deficit is when you crave too much sweets- and I knew also about vitamin D very important for synthesizing calcium. I usually take some multivitamin supplements before the cold season- it helps my immune system.
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  18. Replacing one meal a day with a vegetable juicing regimen can be extremely helpful though. Some even find that vitamins and vegetable juice fasting tolerable for every meal to help them lose weight quickly and restore lost vitamins and trace minerals to improve overall health. Personally, I can’t stomach vegetable juicing for every meal and like having solid food, but it works for many who can.


  19. Twitter:
    There are small things having large number of calories but they do not fullfil our hunger and if we eat these things like choclate,jelly or toffe something like in a huge amount which have same calories like a chappati then this causes fat :(
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  20. Twitter:
    Thanks for your comment, Soniya!
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  21. Very good post! Inspirational!


  22. Twitter:
    True but it’s again, if you eat those food, your cells could very well be telling your body to store the calories from those healthy food as fat. It’s another option to look at if you’re doing all that you need to do but aren’t getting the results you need.
    Thanks
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  23. Twitter:
    I never knew that Vitamin D can really help in losing weight, I have a friend who is facing with obesity and I am gonna refer this post to him for sure.
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  24. Twitter:
    Vitamin D targets belly fat first and turns our body into fat burning mode instead of fat storing mode.

  25. Samfrank says:

    Thanks for sharing. Vitamin D called the Sunshine Vitamin for good reason. Humans ‘can’ get 90% of their body’s nutritional needs for UV exposure, but don’t. Moderate, non-burning exposure on a regular basis will allow your body to regulate itself. Recent studies show that we need upwards of 4-8,000 IU daily for optimum health. That’s approx 10-15 min PER SIDE of full body exposure twice a week.


  26. Twitter:
    Great and super post. It is greatly great idea. You are saying right Vitamin D Impacts on Weight Loss.
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  27. Amazing post. Really helpful info. Vitamin D can help a lot is losing weight.
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  28. interesting info, what the impact of the amound Vitamin D Supplement that we consume for along time?
    whether it will be bad for our bodies?

  29. I am 28 years Old and I am always working in a company as Web developer. I just reached your blog and I see you are giving suggestion and advice about Loss weight. I just learned about Vitamin D. I have question about this. You mention the features of Vitamin D but not tell us how we can get the Vitamin D.

    I am waiting your next post when you will write about Vitamin D.


    • Twitter:
      Hi Jeff,
      We can get vitamin D from the sun as mentioned. The point of the post was just to make the connection between vitamin D and weight loss and to encourage people to go to the doctor to get their levels checked. I don’t suggest people take a high dose supplement unless it’s doctor recommended because too much D can be toxic. Thanks for stopping by. Please come again
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  30. Stefan Böhler says:

    If I remember correctly Vitamin D also reduces the risk of cancer too.
    Well losing weight and reduce the risk of high blood pressure, it nearly seems to good to be true.


  31. Twitter:
    It definitely can, Ketan. Thanks for your comment
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  32. Great post on weight loss. I did not that how vitamin D and weight loss related to each other.. The post is really awesome and informative. Enjoy reading this and hope to get like this in future.
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  33. I think we need today Vitamin D if we live in the north hemisphere.

    Our ancestors used to live outside all day long. So they had vitamin D from the sun. Now, we work in offices and stay in offices all day long. So our skin doesn’t generate vitamin D. That’s why we all need vitamin D supplements.
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  34. Twitter:
    i am looking for this kind of posts because my belly fat is increasing so was little afraid please provide some yoga tips with diet plan ….. thanks for wonderful post!!!
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  35. This is really useful.I find it so important.It is useful.Losing weight depends the personality and the body of the person , in my opionion.”A while back I hit a weight loss plateau. No matter what I did, how much I worked out or ate healthfully, I couldn’t lose those few pounds.”But for me whatever i did i don’t get fat i want to be add jsut little kilos to my body.


  36. Twitter:
    I’m finding it increasingly fascinating how vitamins (or lack there of) relate to modern day health problems. About 2 years ago I started eating clean and paying attention to getting the most out of my food as I would like to age healthily now that I am 40. Getting enough Vitamin D I find is the most tricky since there are not many natural sources for it. Best to move to a sunnier place I think!
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    • Twitter:
      You know, I’m getting close to that age as well and even growing up in Miami, I still wasn’t getting enough because I work on my computer daily. Now that I’m in Jamaica, the same applies but the difference is I’m finding that the nutritional value of the same food is higher. My father runs the farm and we grow some of our foods and neighbors grow chickens that we buy fresh…the nutritional value of foods we grow or are organic is much higher. The difference is amazing. So moving to a sunnier place is an option but if you can go organic, it’s worth it!
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      • Twitter:
        You’re one lucky girl Dianne. Living in Jamaica and being able to eat homegrown food is very close to my idea of heaven.

        And what you say about the nutritional value of the foods you grow yourself being much higher is absolutely true. Luckily I have access to some homegrown food too and buy organic wherever possible. It has done wonders for me and my health which is the most important thing in the world.
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        • Twitter:
          Good for you, Samantha! There is something to be said about Jamaica and the way of life here. It’s really less hectic and I have time to think! My Dad is definitely on the same wavelength and that’s one of the reasons why I decided to move back here after 25+ years of growing up in the US. You are absolutely right! Without your health, nothing else is important. Have a good one!
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  37. Kompiuteris says:

    Hi Dianne, thank you for having time to write this post, I’am bodybuilder and now seeking more and more information about vitamins minerals and diets, so i founded your post with “what is vitamin D” great post! keep it up. Cheers, Kompiuteris.

  38. thanks for the information i am lerning quiet alot as i am body builder and love to know more about this topic.


  39. Twitter:
    Hello Dianne,

    Thanks for the highly revealing post. Before now, I never knew that vitamin D could help for weight loss.
    But, don’t you think that citing some authoritative sources to back up your information would increase the post’s credibility? Just a suggestion.
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Abass,
      Glad you found the post informative. As far as credibility, I don’t believe it’s lessened by the fact that I didn’t stick a scholarly link This post is based on my own experience and I think the most authoritative source on that subject would be me, wouldn’t you agree? In any case,. I have a blog where I incorporate those kinds of links from time to time, when necessary not frivolously. Thanks for the observation and have a great Easter weekend
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  40. This post adds many things to me.I really like the information and advice.It is really a golden post.I like reading posts of that kind which add expensive information to me.It is interesting.Losing weight is not a big problem.It needs passion.

  41. Good post, Dianne.
    Just control our diet, and do some exercise. Don’t forget to sunbathing in the morning to get some pro vitamin D. Sound a good combination.

    Thank you.
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  42. Twitter:
    Hi Dianne,

    This post fits very well for us. Lets face it, there are a lot of people who are willing to do anything just to loss their weight. Going to nearby gym’s, enrolling in yoga classes, making weird eating diet routine’s and etc. It is a constant struggle for many of us to loss weight . Naturally, its more easy to gain weight than to loss it. The information that you gave is very useful but I also want to add something, you never really mention about perseverance, endurance and hard work. In my opinion, its just not enough to tell your struggles. I suggest you should also emphasize the importance of disciple and hard work together with your scientific facts. After all, losing weight is not just “a walk in the park” right?
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    • Twitter:
      Hi Farrell, I’m glad you brought up the point. This post was not about discipline or working out like a fiend, which I did. It’s about making sure looking beyond that to check to see if everything is OK. You can workout and do all of the right things, be disciplined but still have that one piece that’s off. Like you said, losing weight is not easy because it’s not black and white. Thanks for your insight.
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  43. Twitter:
    Hello, You have given a so simple yet worthy natural solution to remain fit. I knew about vitamin D that it is very important for synthesizing calcium and essential for strengthening our bones but I was totally ignorant about the weight loss fact maintained so well by vitamin D. Once again thanks for sharing this excellent informative post.

  44. This post comes in handy because right now I am on a diet trying to lose weight, I have scott emulsion which contains vitamin A and D3, I’ll take a few spoonfuls occasionally to see if my results improve, never heard of this, thanks for sharing the tip…

  45. Great article! I just cam across some more information about how Vitamin D can help the body generate more nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a signaling chemical that tells the blood vessesl to expand, allowing more blood, oxygen and nutrients to the cells and tissues. Nitric oxide has also been shown to help one build muscle AND burn fat!
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  46. Jacqueline says:

    Wow, I had no idea that Vitamin D had any impact whatsoever on weight loss! I do snack a lot, so I am going to get a good supplement and see if that makes a difference. Thanks for the info!

  47. Gwen Tanner says:

    I went to the endocrinologist a few years back because of some fluctuations with my thyroid. He told me that I was low on vitamin D and needed to take supplements. He also told me I needed to lose a few pounds… I NEVER put 2 and 2 together about vitamin D and weight loss. Thanks for this post!


  48. Twitter:
    Great Article!
    Vitamin is very important. The best form is sunlight. direct sun light on the naked skin preferable before noon and after 4pm. Keep up the great work!!

    Paul Butler
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  49. Kamlesh Kawadkar says:

    Lifestyle impact a lot on Health. When i was kid i used to play 3-4hrs in evening, ofcourse that time i was grabbing a sufficient amt. of Vitamins but now.. Oops! i have to start it again :) thanks for great article.

  50. Our bodies are complex, and so are its many needs. Along with vitamin D, if your body is too low of some other essential nutrients and overly toxic, you will still have trouble losing fat. So for some, getting more vitamin D won’t be enough. But I’m glad it worked for you. You must have doing my other things right already.

  51. Diane, thanks for a really useful post. I’ve heard differeing viewpoints on vit D and appreciate your input here on it’s relation to weight loss. The body just boggles me! And each so differently..!


  52. Twitter:
    Thanks Dianne for a kind information. Good idea! I take 10k IU vitamin D per day.
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  53. Jessi Larson says:

    You only need 15 minutes of sunlight to get your required amount of vitamin D. So take a quick walk around the block and you should be fine.

  54. Glen Porter says:

    Vitamin D is so essential for overall health. I, too, have heard of the positive difference the proper balance of vitamin D can have. I find another great tool for weight loss is relieving stress.

    It’s certainly no mystery that millions over-eat when they are stressed out.My secret weapon for this is the Far Infrared Sauna.

    Nothing I have personally found comes close to relaxing and getting the health benefits at the same time.

  55. A lot of foods claim to contain Vitamin D, but people need to be aware that there’s a HUGE HUGE difference between Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. Humans can make Vitamin D2; and when it’s exposed to sun radiation, is converted to D3, which is what we really need! So don’t just trust “Fortified w/ Vitamin D” claims. D3 is expensive, while D2 is dirt cheap.


    • Twitter:
      Hi Becca,
      I know that in some places, D3 can be pricey but because I was under doctor’s orders, it was something I had to do. In some places, you’re able to get it by weeks instead of a month. I actually found a place where it was not too bad so it worked out. Thanks for bringing up that point…and you’re right about the “fortified w/ D” observation as well
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  56. I never knew that before…thanks for the Vitamin D tips. As a writer, I definitely spend too much time if front of the computer instead of being outside. A little wake up call is always nice…thanks!
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  57. Thanks for the information about Vitamin D. It is good to have your levels checked.
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  58. This is one informative post. I am not too keen with my Vitamin D intake. I guess I have to check this by now.
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  59. Very healthy post about positive side of Vitamin D i enjoy to read this post and lot’s of good source absorb notice about vitamin d thank you to sharing me.

  60. Deepak Mehra says:

    Hi,

    I like to your article. It gathered more traffic in your site. The topic you describe really impressive!!

    Thanks !!


  61. Twitter:
    Thanks for this info….I had no idea that vitamin D was important for weight loss. What are the best natural forms of Vitamin D and how much would you have to consume to get your daily dose?
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  62. Twitter:
    Hi very good article I train people and run a fitness site and the myth which is still going about is I can eat what I want as I go to the gym. You are what you eat is so true
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  63. Twitter:
    Hi Dianne ,
    Thanks for sharing the tips , I think you have done it very well to explain how exactly to lose weight with things that they can do , i am sure it will help people who carry lots of fat in their body.

  64. Good tips here. I’ve written about vitamin D before on my blog, too. Deficiency is very common, especially in the winter months. It can affect testosterone levels in men, so I always encourage guys to have their levels checked.


  65. Twitter:
    This is pretty interesting…I need to look further into this. I just had a ton of lab work done but I don’t think my Vitamin D levels were a part of it (figures!). But now I’m curious what my level is and if it’s affecting my overall health. Thanks — I’ll be researching this now!
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  66. Twitter:
    Hey Dianne,
    Nice post and thanks for sharing this post with us as most of us having problem with our weight but now I got a solution from this post to reduce it easily.
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  67. Twitter:
    very informative health tips blog… This can help many people lose weight easily. Very motivational!
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  68. Hello Diane,

    I love reading your post , not to mention I love reading blogs that concerns with health and wellness topics. But this one is such an illumination. I am guilty of believing that Vitamin D is only through Sun exposure. Thanks a lot to this post as I am now away from misconception. Will now more concern with my vitamin D intake as I need it the most to lose some pounds.
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  69. Need to start eating d-vitamins! nice blog

  70. astonblake says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing that valuable information.
    But i disagree in some point with you. As i know sunlight is the most cheapest source of vitamin D and excess sunlight cause skin cancer and damage our skin by exposure the UV ray which is harmful for human body.
    On the other hand excess vitamin D is cause for Hypervitaminosis D.
    But i agree with you sufficient amount of vitamin D burn our body fat and lose our body weight.


    • Twitter:
      Actually, I think we are in agreement on both of those points. Too much sunlight can cause skin cancer and that’s why many people slather on the sunscreen. The issue is that “cure” may be the cause of being deficient. It’s really a double edged sword that we have to deal with. As far as too much vitamin D, I took my D under a doctor’s care and I recommend that others take that step before engaging taking the vitamin. If your numbers are low, your doctor can recommend a proper dosage. It may be high at first but then after a time, you can go lower.
      So I think we are in agreement.
      Thanks for your insight!
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  71. Twitter:
    hi Dianne,
    you have really posted a very nice idea to lose weight and that too naturally!
    The only thing what we have to do is to drop the usage of the sunscreen.
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  72. There are ways of losing weight!!! losing weight is not easy at all.It takes commitment and hard work from us.’people of color have a tough time getting enough vitamin D through sunlight. Not only because melanin (skin pigment) blocks the rays but because we too put on the sunscreen so that we don’t run the risks of premature aging or skin cancer. The truth is, sunscreen reduces vitamin D absorption by over 90%; so you could say it’s doing what it’s supposed to do but at a big price.’


  73. Twitter:
    hello Dianne great post about the weight loss, THOUGH loosing weight is not easy thing but if we regular do the exercise and carry a dose of good vitamins then we can loose it easily,
    the main origin of the vitamin D is sun light so we have to sit on the sunlight also.
    thanks :-)
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  74. Twitter:
    yes, sunlight is the great source of vitamin D but we should try to take it only early in the morning. At the day times, the sun above the head is too hot and it has to offer many disadvantages and so we should abstain from being outside at that times.
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  75. Alex K. says:

    Quite effective ways I must say. I agree that following a strict diet may be useful for our physical health, but certainly not fruitful in terms of our mental health. The prime benefit of treading the natural path is the long term health satisfaction.

  76. Carmen Z. says:

    Just curious. Has anyone ever done a study on % of body fat in people who live in sunny states vs. people who live in”gloomier, overcast” states? It seems to me that those living in the south (Fl, GA, AZ, TX) would have access to more sunshine than northern states and therefore lower BMIs from Vitamin D. Yet, the “fattest” states are always in the south (MI, AK, TN) and the “healthiest, active, slimmer” states are typically in the north (OR, WA) Thanks for the great information !


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      I’ve seen the campy article they write about those and I think the argument is that those in OR,WA seem to live a more active lifestyle. They have hiking, rafting and all those activities in addition to gyms, etc. But FL also has that too but it seems like it’s in pockets. I grew up in Miami and did the gym, bootcamp classes but I also wore sunscreen like many others and tended to stay in because it got viciously hot and humid. So I think lifestyle also plays a role as well as vitamin D, which is usually not on anyone’s radar. Thanks, Carmen
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  77. Would you say that along with most things, moderation is the key.As you state, we all need vitamin d, but how we get that dose must be controlled.
    Great article.

  78. Vitamin D has many health benefits. It boosts the immune system and prevent the body from diseases. It’s also very beneficial in reducing weight.

  79. Rohit sharma says:

    Hi ,Thank you for the information. I supplement my diet with fresh fruit and vegetable juice, but I also take supplemental vitamins. I think it’s probably overkill on my part, but who knows for sure anyway. Supplementis a good thing for us. Thanks again and best wishes!for more info visit :

  80. Great read :) I never knew that Vitamin D has an impact on our weight. Thank you for sharing with me this great info :)
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  81. Twitter:
    I’ve been reading a ton about Vitamin D. Recently I saw that it has been linked to improved brain function and even cancer fighting.

    It’s amazing what nature can do if we let it.
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    Very informative article Dianne! Thanks a lot for sharing! I also struggle with my vitamin D levels. At every checkup find out that I have to take vitamin D, start taking them for a while and after a few months start forgetting to take them. This benefit will definitely give me a new motivation to remember taking my vitamins. Thanks again!
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  83. Twitter:
    Some types of fish contain high vitamin D. example, raw fish contains much more vitamin D than cooked fish.
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  84. Twitter:
    Great article have no idea how much vitamins can effect your weight lose. Great tips and information thanks for the share!
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  85. Twitter:
    Well, I must say, loosing weight naturally is not easy. It happens with 10% of people. Others just have to put in a lot of efforts to look fit.
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  86. Twitter:
    nowadays, a lot of health product available in the market

    people must choose wisely.. by the way some of content in this article is new for me..thanks!
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  87. Informative post. Didn’t know Vitamin D had such an impact on weight loss. I do know it’s critical if you want to live healthy, happy lives. So, schedule early morning walks and soak in the sun.


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    Sunlight is a great way to get Vitamin D but for those who have sensitive skin or can’t get enough, it can be an issue. Glad to hear this article was informative.
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    in my country , baby with jaundice will be treat by sunlight in the morning
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