There is no question about it. Weight loss is difficult. It’s difficult to stick to your diet when you get hungry. It’s difficult to stick to your diet when all your friends are enjoying your favourite food on a night out. But it gets really tough when that weight loss slows to a crawl and you have to starve for a week to lose just an ounce of fat. It always ends up so difficult that sooner or later you just give up, have a binge, and then feel sorry for yourself before climbing back onto the hamster wheel to repeat the whole process all over again. Isn’t it time to try something different. Isn’t it time to try something that works. There is just one thing you need to do in order to have the body of your dreams.
Eating is something we have to do. Eating is something many of us enjoy. The body is fully equipped to let us know when we’ve had enough and when we need more. So why is it that so many people ignore, or just don’t feel, those feelings of fullness? Why is it that so many people eat well beyond the point of fullness until they are feeling quite uncomfortable? There is a reason – and it is nothing to do with will-power. What it is about is manipulation.
There is this idea going around that red meat is bad for you, but is it true? Michael Mosley doubled his consumption of red meats and interviewed several food scientists in an attempt to discover the truth about red meat and whether or not it actually does you any harm. What he found may surprise you. It certainly caused Michael Mosely to re-think what he eats.
If you are seeking to lose weight by dieting then think again. The very nature of dieting causes the willpower battle that you will always end up losing. You really need to understand how your brain responds to foods, sugars, and novelty in order to successfully lose all of that excess weight and to keep it off.
Losing weight must be difficult. If it wasn’t there wouldn’t be a huge diet industry pandering to the desires of overweight individuals who desperately need some help. But is it possible that losing weight is difficult only because you have been convinced that is. Convinced by all the overweight people who tell you how hard it is; tell you about the cravings; tell you about the battle; tell you about the giving in; the bingeing; and the shame-faced starting all over again. Convinced by a diet industry that promises to make it easy for you (the subtext being that it must, therefore, be difficult). This is all just social programming. If you really want to lose weight and you care enough about yourself to allow yourself to succeed then read on and find out how.
Losing weight without a target is like sailing without a chart and compass. You need to know where you are going in order to have any hope of arriving. You also need to know when you drift off course. Your Goal Weight serves this purpose. It gives you something to aim for and lets you know when you have arrived. However, it is all too easy to set a goal weight that is simply unattainable for you. This leads you down the continued path of failure and unrealised dreams. But there are one or two things you need to take into consideration in order for your goal weight to assist you towards success rather than keep you stuck right where you are.
Diets come in two forms: disguised calorie reduction schemes like Weight Watchers & Slimming World, or food-type based like Atkins. The problem with all of these systems, or plans, is that they focus on entirely the wrong thing. What they focus on is weight loss. What they need to focus on is fat loss. But weight is better for business because you get quick results that convince participants the system works. What this is followed by is a long uphill struggle battling with hunger, cravings, and denial. But that has to be down to you – after all you lost weight in the first two weeks! It couldn’t be down to a flawed system that was designed to hook you in, without ever giving you what you really want – could it?
Hunger is not the issue with weight loss. Overweight people ignore feelings of fullness and eat anyway. But it isn’t about will-power either. It’s about our environment and the tricks people play on our minds because they want our money – again, and again, and again. It isn’t your fault if you are overweight – but that doesn’t mean you can’t be slimmer.
In the Olden Days, about 40 years ago, there was no obesity epidemic. Macdonald’s had only just started to take over the world, so access to high fat food you could eat walking down the street was not quite as easy then as it is now. A trip to the local chippy once a week for a treat was about as close as it got. Now, everybody is either fat, or desperately struggling to stay slim. But salvation may be round the corner. New research suggests that it isn’t what we eat that makes us fat, it’s when...
A new look at some old data has revealed something alarming. There is a possibility that eating food cooked in non-stick pans, while pregnant, condemns your children to be fat adults by the time they reach their 20’s. This worrying discovery gives credence to what a lot of overweight people suggest – and that is that they don’t overeat. This, of course isn’t the case for everyone – but could it be true for you?