TopicHow My Weight Loss Program Was a Success

  • Wed 22nd Nov 2017 - 9:25am

    Also, as we diet our body shuts down, adjusts to Dr. Parell Cleanse review surviving on less energy and our metabolic rate, the rate at which we use up energy - goes down. The more weight we lose the less food we need, and at a lower weight we may have to continue eating at least a bit less than we did when we were heavier. Also significant weight loss leads to lethargy which slows down the metabolic rate still further. So at the end of a diet we cannot necessarily go back to eating as much as we did before. We can unwittingly make the situation even worse by losing weight too fast. If we lose at a rat of a pound or two a week we are likely to lose mostly fat, but if we lose weight faster we are likely to lose lean tissue or muscle as well as fat. This is important because our metabolic rate is determined by the amount of lean tissue we have; the less we have the lower our metabolic rate goes and the less we need to eat. So the optimum way to lose weight is slowly'. The National Centre for Eating Disorders 1999.

    I watch people constantly battling with their weight, hoping for a miracle, when the answer is staring them in the face - 'long term changes'. This means, changing the way you eat and changing the way you perceive physical activity for good. It means a total change in lifestyle and this goes for the rest of the family as well. There is no point in you making changes for the better if your family continue buying junk food to tempt you. Also, what is the point, of 'going on a diet' only to come off it and eat the same things which made a person gain weight in the first place? It does not make any sense. There is no quick fix.

    Diets normally start at the beginning of the year when new years resoltuions are made. The trouble with resolutions is that they tend to be unrealistic as they focus on have to 'give up something'. Having to give up your favorite food usually brings about feelings depravation. Depravation leads to tempation which then leads to guilt. Guilt is quickly followed by dieting. The cycle never ends which makes dieting difficult.

    What is needed however is motivation, determination and help with mindset. How you feel emotionally will determine your ability to change your lifestyle for the better. If you diet but your eating patterns are driven by your emotions, the likelihood is that you will soon give up the diet and start eating the foods that 'comfort' you, thus the cycle begins.

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