• Jan Clementson

What you really need to know about dieting....


Those "eat less and exercise more" diets you are seeing everywhere not only fail for 19 out of 20 people, but they often make you GAIN weight! (1, 2)

Have you ever yo-yo dieted? If so, then you know this is true. But what is also true is that it is NOT you who is failing……..it’s the starvation diets themselves that are failing you.

Starvation-based diets simply go against how your body works. Science clearly shows this. But where is the money to be made for the billion pound companies that make their money selling you low-calorie, highly processed fake food? If diets actually worked, the billion pound diet industry would go out of business. Why would a $28 billion publicly traded corporation like Weight Watcher’s want their system to work for you? If it worked, you would no longer need to pay them.

Starvation simply isn’t sustainable. And even if it was, really where is the enjoyment in that? What has been proved is that counting calories (or points) causes yo-yo dieting, and even gaining back weight 300% faster. (3)

It’s simply not about eating less and is all about eating the right type of foods to balance your hormones. And if you know how to balance your hormones—you will never have to be hungry or count calories ever again. (4, 5, 6)

So what is this really all about? It simply eating in a way that allows you to naturally balance your blood sugar levels, without constantly activating your metabolic (insulin and glucagon) and stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol). Once your blood sugar levels are kept in balance, your weight will naturally start to fall off.

TOP 5 TIPS

  1. Avoid processed/refined foods – they have had their nutrients and fibre removed during processing.

  2. Eat complex carbohydrates (such as wholegrains, vegetables, fruit, legumes) – they contain fibre, which slows down the food breakdown and prevents fast sugar release.

  3. Include protein with every meal/snack – protein stimulates a hormone that reduces food intake and induces satiety.

  4. Eat good fats (oily fish, nuts & seeds) every day – Omega-3 fats increase fat breakdown and reduce fat storage.

  5. Eat little and often – this will prevent blood sugar lows from activating your metabolic and stress hormones.

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REFERENCES

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  2. Garner DM, Wooley SC. Confronting the failure of behavioral and dietary treatments for obesity. Clin Psychol Rev. 1991;11:729–780. doi: 10.1016/0272-7358(91)90128-H.

  3. MacLean PS, Higgins JA, Johnson GC, Fleming-Elder BK, Donahoo WT, Melanson EL, Hill JO. Enhanced metabolic efficiency contributes to weight regain after weight loss in obesity-prone rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2004 Dec;287(6):R1306-15. Epub 2004 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 15331386.

  4. MacLean PS, Higgins JA, Johnson GC, Fleming-Elder BK, Donahoo WT, Melanson EL, Hill JO. Enhanced metabolic efficiency contributes to weight regain after weight loss in obesity-prone rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2004 Dec;287(6):R1306-15. Epub 2004 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 15331386.

  5. Goldberg M, Gordon E. Energy Metabolism In Human Obesity. Plasma Free Fatty Acid, Glucose, And Glycerol Response To Epinephrine. JAMA. 1964 Aug 24;189:616-23. PubMed PMID: 14162576.

  6. Obesity and leanness. Basic aspects. Stock, M., Rothwell, N., Author Affiliation: Dep. Physiology, St. George's Hospital Medical School, London Univ., London, UK.