The success rate for diets is poor! More than 66% of those that lose weight gain it back and more. Less than 5% keep the weight off.
The word ‘diet’ has become synergistic with deprivation and boring food. However we are learning more about which foods to eat to keep you full, more satisfied and the metabolism working efficiently as possible.
“The key to long term weight loss is to balance metabolic hormones and brain chemistry. Simply cutting calories is the worst way to lose weight long term” – Jill
The biggest diet myth is that you should eat less and exercise more. This sadly is the reason why most diets fail. The body is far too clever to simply let go of fat when you slash calories. Instead this approach can make the body more efficient at storing fat by down regulating the fat burning metabolism so to conserve energy in case of a famine. Stress hormones are released, lean muscle tissue is burned off and hunger hormones increase. Not even a cast iron will be able to resist food. This is why when you increase calorie intake again, the body will quickly store calories as fat and the weight piles back on and more. Each time this happens your metabolism becomes even less efficient and so the cycle goes!
So now you know that starving yourself is the worst thing you can do to lose weight long term. How do you lose weight and keep it off?
Simple, eat MORE of the right things! YES! Eat MORE of the right things and you will literally feed your fat burning metabolism.
The right type of foods are as close to it’s natural state as possible. The right food isn’t processed, beige and dead. Instead it’s filling with adequate protein. plenty of plant fibre and nutrients.
A 400 calorie sandwich based on beige, dead bread will stimulate fat storing hormones leaving you hungry and tired later. Instead swap it for a massive 400 calorie salad based on chicken, salad vegetables and a super easy dressing of lemon, olive oil and balsamic vinegar keeping your full and your fat burning metabolism happy!
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Big love, small tummies,
Jill – The Fat Controller