Why You MUST EAT If You Want to Lose Weight and Stay Healthy at Your Ideal Weight…

Natalia PH | February 26th, 2015

Are you one of those people who have been struggling with their weight all their life? You lose some, you gain some, you get euphoric about the loss and soon after you get depressed because not only has it not stayed off but it RETURNED abundantly….

eat to be slimSounds familiar?

Oh yes, there are millions of people suffering from that challenge and it is time to put a stop to such a miserable roller coaster. Now, you can equip yourself in a very practical, valuable and wise knowledge and NEVER, EVER suffer like that again.

I have been there, 15 kg up and down, I allowed myself to suffer from bulimia for 20 years, so, I do speak from experience…

I know how hard it is to realize that losing weight and staying slim can actually be ridiculously simple, that reaching and keeping your ideal weight is NOT difficult…

Don’t get upset with me just yet:)

You see, we have been conditioned to believe that it must be hard, that we must diet, that we must exercise our butts off until we exhaust ourselves and burn those calories…

Oh MY, that story has been perpetuated by the media, by weight loss industry, ha, by most probably 95% of people you know…

You know what?

It is not true…Well, you already know it is not true and dieting is illusive because you have been dieting all your life and still are getting nowhere…

So, what is the answer? What kind of magic am I talking about?

No magic at all…

It is common sense my friend, it is the basic knowledge that our grandmothers had and we lost it in the process of – let’s call it “media-zation” of this issue and turning misery into big business of “no fat”, “low cal”, “sugar free”, whatnot nonsense…

And so we followed…

Now, if you really, really want to live your best life in all aspects, you MUST self educate, you MUST become CONSCIOUS of your thoughts, feelings, actions , of how you think, eat, who you listen to, etc…

Knowledge is power, applied knowledge is going to take your anywhere you want to go…

What knowledge? Combining the best of the old, ancient, common sense with the new, wise advances of the science in new biology, neuroscience, epigenetics etc…

No, I am not saying that you need to become a scientist, what I am saying is that you need to STOP listening to nonsense that doesn’t work and ALWAYS be open to possibilities that exist, never give up and believe that you can be whatever you want to be, in this case – healthy and slim…

So, long story short, this is my introduction to a great article written by Dr Mark Hyman, one of the creators of what is now called “functional medicine” , medicine that looks at our body as a system of connected systems:) rather than separating and taking us apart without seeing how everything connects not only within us but also with what is outside of us.  How what we eat, think, feel matters and creates our health…

Sounds like old times doctors, doesn’t it? Remember what Hyppocrates wrote, maybe you learnt that sometimes: “Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine”…

That is right….and since this post is about weight and health…eat to your ideal weight and health! Eat, think, feel, love yourself to your best health!

Without further ado, here is Dr Hyman’s article and before it peeves you, as it might, read all the way through, implement it in your life and thank him later:)

To Your Health! May your weight challenge end, as it forever ended for me!

Much Love

Natalia PH

Dr Hyman | Dr Hyman.com

Why Overeating Doesn’t Make You Fat (and What Does)

The human body is designed to gain weight and keep it on at all costs. Our survival depends on it. Until we acknowledge that scientific fact, we will never succeed in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Doctors and consumers alike believe that overeating and gluttony are the causes of our obesity epidemic. Science tells a different story: it is not completely your fault you are overweight.

Powerful genetic forces control our survival behavior. They are at the root of our weight problems. Our bodies weight control systems were designed to produce dozens of molecules that make us eat more and gain weight whenever we have the chance, not to lose it.

We have evolved over hundreds of thousands of generations under conditions of food scarcity, not overabundance. Our genes and molecules that control our eating behavior were shaped by those times.

Basically – we are genetically designed to accumulate fat based on the days when we had to forage for food in the wild.  Ignoring that fact becomes hazardous to both our health and our waistlines.

Furthermore, the food industry and our government’s recommendations are fueling this feeding frenzy. We cannot expect to change our instinctual responses to food any more than we can eliminate a feeling of terror when confronted with danger.

Think about this: We have hundreds of genes that protect us from starvation, but very few that protect us from overeating.

All seems backward, doesn’t it? If we remain genetically engineered to gain weight, then it would seem that we are wired incorrectly.

Why would we be designed to overeat and grow fat? It all comes down to the oldest and most primitive part of our brain, our limbic, or “lizard,” brain. This is the part of your brain that evolved first, and it’s like a reptile’s brain. It governs your survival behaviors, creating certain chemical responses that you have no conscious control over.

While you might think you are in complete control of your mind, the truth is that you have very little control over the unconscious choices you make when you are surrounded by food.

The key to a healthy metabolism is learning what those responses are, how they are triggered, and how you can stop them. You don’t want to put yourself in the position of resisting the lure of a bagel. Your drive to eat it will overwhelm any willpower you might have about losing weight. It is a life-or-death experience in your mind, and the bagel will always win.

One of the most important principles of weight loss is never to starve yourself. The question is whether or not you are eating enough of the right calories, not whether or not you are eating too many calories. What you need is a baseline for how much you have to eat to keep your body from going into starvation mode.

The Reason Most Diets Fail

The reason diets backfire almost all the time is because people restrict too much. That is to say, they allow the number of calories they consume to drop below their resting metabolic rate. This is the basic amount of energy or calories needed to run your metabolism for the day. For the average person it is about 10 times your weight in pounds. This is the baseline daily need for your body to simply exist  (meaning stay in bed and don’t expend any energy).  That’s READ MORE: http://drhyman.com/blog/2015/02/19/overeating-doesnt-make-fat-2/

 

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