Weight Loss Facts the Weight Loss Industry is Hidding from You
Weight Loss Facts the
Weight Loss Industry is
Hidding from You
Little Known Weight Loss FACT #1 Low Calorie Diets Can Make You Fat: Your metabolism is very adaptive. Any changes you make in your diet, your metabolism will adjust to those changes. For example, if you were to starve yourself by eating only 1,000 calories per day, your metabolism will detect those changes and adjust itself to burn FEWER calories per day. This is why it is impossible to lose weight on a low calorie diet - your body is designed to adjust to the smallest change, it's a built in survival mechanism that PREVENTS your body from burning fat during starvation! But that's not all...
Your metabolism doesn't make this shift overnight, so when you revert back to your old eating habits (from 1,000 calories per day to 2,000 calories per day), your metabolism is still slowed to a pace that will only burn 1000 calories per day, even though you're eating 1,000 calories more. So you end up eating 1,000 more calories per day than your body is able to burn, and as this goes on for quite sometime it will equal rapid fat gain that's beyond your control! So, not only do you NOT lose fat on low calorie diets, you end up fatter than you were before you even started!
Little Known Weight Loss FACT #2 Low Fat Diets Do Not Burn Fat: Nearly every type of food available has a 'low fat' version. And nearly everyone eats low fat foods. Yet, they still keep getting fatter and fatter. The country hit the 50% obese or overweight rate several years back. Then everyone was told to cut back on the fat intake, because that's what makes you gain weight.
How do you think that turned out?
I'll tell ya... Now, over 65% of the population is considered Obese or overweight. Not only did people NOT Lose Weight... they got fat as hell in the process. So, low fat diets do the opposite of what they're supposed to do!
Little Known Weight Loss FACT #3 Low Carb Diets Are "Misery In A Box": As much of a craze as these type of diets have been over the past few years, they are complete and utter misery to follow. If you've ever tried, you know exactly what I'm talking about. You're allowed almost zero carbs throughout the entire program. First, carbohydrates are the foods that give us energy, help our organs work properly, and fuel our brain. It's no wonder cutting them out of your diet makes you feel like crap. Sure, you may be able to lose a bit of weight, but is it really worth the pain you endure for weeks on end? Here's what you have to look forward to with "low carb diets":
Headaches, extremely low energy levels from sun up to sun down, increased irritability, low productivity, and LAST but not LEAST... possible Kidney Stones!! These type of programs should be required to come with warning labels! If you've ever had a kidney stone, you will attest that it's a High Price to pay for a few pounds that will re-emerge literally overnight.
Simply put, Low Carb Diets are a weight loss solution in disguise, simply water weight shed with severe side effects.
So What Does All This Mean?
What this means is...
If you're trying to drop the Pounds FAST to fit in the suit you haven't worn in over a year, to fit in the jeans you bought months ago, or if it's just to lose weight before you meet up with a group of old buddies you haven't seen in a while - and will bust your balls relentlessly about how FAT you are... chances are, if you follow the popular fads... you will fail miserably...
And you'll end up fatter and feeling like more of a lazy bastard than you did before you started!
No one wants that, so you're probably sitting there wondering, if that doesn't work... well...
What DOES Work...?
*Think portion control (smaller meals)
*Balanced nutrients (protein, fats and carbohydrates)
*Eat 5-6 small meals per day
*Drink 3/4 to 1 galon of water per day
*Avoid processed foods
*Avoid sugars (refined sugars and artificial sweeteners)
*Eat more Lean meats, nuts and seeds, vegetables,
moderate fruits. very little starchy carbs.
For more detailed information visit www.Zone.com or www.zonediet.com . You can also go to www.crossfit.com and view the forum section for more nutritional information as well as their online Journals.