Before we talk about weight loss, I think it's important to talk about weight gain.
Gaining weight is what causes us to start looking at different weight loss plans and I think that we should really understand what is causing our weight gain in the first place. Otherwise, we can lose weight, but it will just come right back.
In fact, 90% of people who lose weight are going to gain it all back within a year. Did you ever watch 'The Biggest Loser' on TV? It's so sad, but most of those people on the show gained back all, if not more, of the weight that they lost.
The weight loss industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. And probably one of the most confusing.
Billions, yes - that's Billions with a 'B' - is spent on products promising to get that weight off.
Yet according to 'The Journal Of The American Medical Association' there are more than 2 Billion - again, that's a 'B' - overweight adults in the U.S.
In fact, in the U.S., 74% of adults are over-weight. That's 7 out of 10 people who can't get into their skinny jeans. And obesity rates are over 32% for men and over 35% for women.
So millions of dollars are spent on weight loss products and programs and yet, I think it's pretty clear with statistics like these ..... it's just not working. The truth is, while you may lose some weight and maybe even a lot of weight with some of these programs, 90% of people who lose weight will gain it all back, and sometimes more, within a year.
Of course, there are many things that can cause weight gain besides stuffing yourself with pizza and soda. Things like stress, sleep deprivation, processed foods, a sedentary life style, certain medications as well as health conditions.
1. Regularly eating more calories than our bodies can effectively consume
2. Never actually giving our bodies the time needed to burn those calories before we eat another meal
3. Eating food that's not actually food.
Let's start with #3 first, eating food that's not actually food. Because I feel this is probably the worst of all.
Our health as well as our weight is affected by the processed foods that are marketed to us every where we look.
Engineered 'Hyperpalatable' Junk Food is nothing more than refined ingredients mixed in with a bunch of chemicals. In other words, junk food isn't real food.
Hyperpalatable means this stuff is made by the manufacturers to taste so good, we will buy and eat it, again and again.
There is a reason we call it junk food, it's not really food at all!
And these engineered junk foods stimulate the same centers in our brain as drugs like alcohol, cocaine, nicotine and cannabis. So if you feel like you may be addicted to these junk foods, well, you just might be.
Never actually giving our bodies the time needed to burn calories before we eat another meal. When you eat a meal, your body will run on those calories for the next 4 to 6 hours. During this time, you are in a fed state.
If you eat another meal within those 4 to 6 hours, you stay in a fed state, not a fasted state. Most of us will eat something (a snack at least) within 6 hours. If you have your last meal or snack at 8:00 PM, your body is going to be in a fed state until around 2:00 AM. That's when the last food you ate has been digested.
Now your body switches over to using it's body fat to keep you going through the night. This puts your body in a fasted state. A fasted state is when you body will start to burn fat for fuel until your next meal. We all fast during our sleeping hours. This is why we call it Break-Fast which is usually around 6:00 AM. And your body immediately stops burning fat and goes right back into a fed state. Bottom line here, your body stays in a fed state for about 20 hours.
Just a little tweaking here can have a huge impact on your weight loss. If you stop eating around 6:00 PM and then don't eat again until about 10:00 AM, now you've just increased the amount of time that your body will be in a fasted state, from 4 hours to 10 hours
And of course the #1 reason we put on the pounds, eating more calories than we need on a regular basis. Even if it's only 100 calories, each and every day, you will slowly pack on the pounds.
There is a formula called the BMR, that's Basil Metabolic Rate.
This formula takes your weight, your height and your age and calculates the number of calories per day that your body needs to function. Eat more calories on a regular basis and you gain weight, less and you lose.
Let's see how this formula actually works. Ready? Let's go!
First you take the number 655
Then you will take your weight in pounds and multiply for 4.35
Next you take your height in inches and multiply by 4.7
And the last number you need is your age multiplied by 4.7
Got it? Okay
We'll use me as an example.
My weight is 154 (I started at 166 but lost 11 pounds with The 2 Week Diet)
My height is 5'5" so that is 65 inches
Then you take my age, 65 (same as my height? How 'bout that and yes, I'm very old) and multiply by 4.7
Here is how that formula looks.
655 + (4.35 x 154 = 669.9) + (4.7 x 65 = 305.5) - (4.7 x 65 = 305.5)
And the final result is:
655 + 669.9 + 305.5 - 305.5 = 1,324.9 calories that I can consume each day and not gain any weight.
If I am consuming just 100 calories extra each and every day, those pounds will start creeping back.
You won't notice at first until your clothes start to get a bit tight and then you get on the scale and holy moly, you're 10 pounds heavier and how the heck did that happen?
You can take your calories for an entire week. That would be 9,274 calories for the entire week. Let's say I went to a party and realized that I probably ate at least 2 days worth of calories (don't look at me like that, we've all done it). That would mean I ate between 2,000 and 3,000 calories (must have been the second piece of cake, or dipping in the dip too much).
Here's what I can do. For the next 6 days I will eat only about 1,200 calories. This way I can make up for that one day of falling off the wagon. It's very important that you don't beat yourself up for a little indulgence now and then.
The Truth About Weight Loss Plans is, until you understand the weight gain part of it, it won't really matter what plan, powder, pill or potion you try, that weight is going to come right back.
If you understand what is causing you to put those pounds on, then just a small adjustment to your eating habits can have a big impact on your ability to keep that weight off.
And let's be honest. If you want to lose weight, watching that scale move only 1 or 2 pounds a week is just so depressing!
Losing weight fast can be very healthy if, and this is a big if, it is done correctly. The 2 Week Diet is exactly that. You will learn so much about food and nutrition and how your body works, you'll feel like a health Ninja! And watching that scale move every day is going to keep you really motivated
And after you have been eating this really healthy way for 2 weeks, you'll find that your brain is starting to establish a new kind of eating habit.
Don't get me wrong, you can still have that slice or 2 of pizza or that piece of pie after your 2 Week Diet. That's the best part. You can take a break for a week and then go back on The 2 Week Diet.
You will also find that using the '3 Pound Rule' is very helpful after you reach your goal weight. You just keep an eye on that scale and as soon as you see it creep up 3 pounds, do The 2 Week Diet again.
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