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What’s the secret to weight loss?

What’s the secret to weight loss?Weight loss begins here

Almost everyone is sick and tired of the constant bombardment of advertisements on TV. Also, we’ve had enough of the internet using every trick they can to fool people into thinking there’s some magical solution to weight loss. Unfortunately, there is no “weird old tip” that can help you cut down 3 lbs of your week.  However, there is normal old tip for losing those extra pounds that we all know but try to ignore. We must ensure caloric intake is less than caloric expenditure.

We’ve all heard of fads like the South Beach diet, the Zone diet, the Atkins diet. They allow an all-you-can-eat breakfasts of scrambled eggs and bacon and expensive programs like Nutrisystem. And we’ve also heard that 95% of diets fail. But why? Why is our friend who lost 10 lbs in a week and happily shared their results on Facebook doomed to gain it all back?

t’s because our body experiences dieting as a stressor, triggering production of high-levels of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline that cause our body to slow down the rate at which we burn calories. Our body is intentionally slowing down our weight loss efforts, because it believes our rapid weight loss caused by our lower caloric intake is a threat to survival.

Any dietician or nutritionist in the right mind will teach that what we eat is important, but changing the type of food we consume alone doesn’t necessarily create long lasting change, because that doesn’t affect our deep rooted beliefs and behaviors that inform our food choices and eating habits in the first place.

Change your mindset

The following thoughts should never  re-occur in your daily life:

  • “I’ll never be happy until I’m skinny.”
  • “I hate my body.”
  • “I don’t have enough willpower, and just need more discipline to fix my issues.”
  • “Food is my enemy – it’s a constant struggle.”

Remember, ensure caloric intake is less than caloric expenditure. It’s really that simple.

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