#1 AUTOMATIC BODY REACTION TO YOUR LOW CALORIE DIET
Feeding your body just 50% of your Basic Metabolism Rate for days on end, sets off your body’s alarms. The first thing it does is…
– IT LOWERS YOUR METABOLIC RATE
Simply put, your body is making due on fewer calories.
When your body figures you have been starving it for too long, STARVATION is the NEW NORMAL. It adjusts its “appetite” for adequate nutrition by LOWERING YOUR METABOLISM. The longer you starve yourself, the less calories you feed yourself, the lower your metabolism will go.
Eating ONLY 1,000 calories for a couple of months could seriously lower your metabolism by at least 300-500 calories a day. That means that, while your body needed 2,000 calories a day, it would now need only 1,500 to 1,700 calories a day.
(This also explains why you lose most of your weight the first few weeks when on a low calorie diet. The longer you are on it, the less your body requires because you have progressively lowered your metabolic rate. The net result is you lose less and less weight each week, the longer you are on the program. Now you know why.)
Here’s the thing…
Once your metabolism is lowered, THERE IS NO KNOWN WAY TO RAISE IT AGAIN. Once down, it stays down. That should be enough to scare you off of low calorie diets, but we are not done yet.
When you quit the low calorie diet, and go back to eating 2,100 calories a day…like you used to, you will be accumulating 400-600 EXTRA calories every day.
That sets you up to Re-GAINING 3.5 pounds to 5 pounds each MONTH after you leave the program. You ready for that?
Whew! Does that surprise you? It sure did me.
Watch this Short Video, that shows how low calorie diets cause automatic weight Re-GAIN
So, unless you are amazingly disciplined, and can quickly learn to eat ONLY 1,400 to 1,600 calories a day, you will shortly weigh significantly more than when you started. The lower the calorie diet, the faster you’ll regain. (Sorry hCG, but the numbers, and the proven science of the human body, don’t lie.)
(Your body isn’t trying to sell you anything. It’s just doing what it was designed to do. If weight loss program sellers have a problem with that, they can take it up with the proven science.)
And don’t forget, you used to struggle eating ONLY 2,100 calories a day, and kept gaining weight. How are you going to handle eating ONLY 1,400? And doing that for the rest of your life – or end up battling obesity?
And that is where the news gets worse.
#2 AUTOMATIC BODY REACTION TO YOUR LOW CALORIE DIET
Hunger is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Hiding the hunger symptom with pregnant mare urine, African Bush beans, or any other “hunger blocker” just hides the symptoms (assuming they actually can do that over the long haul).
Hunger pains or not, your body still needs to eat. That need doesn’t change. Your body requires not just calories, it also needs all the nutrition inside those calories for healthy functioning. Full, proper nutrition is part of the blueprint of your body. How are you going to cram into those reduced calories all the nutrition your body needed when you were eating 2,100?
But, I digress. Where were we? Ah, yes…HUNGER.
Well, as it turns out, when you get into STARVATION MODE and your body lowers it’s metabolic rate to adjust to the “new normal,” you are also invoking the STARVATION RESPONSE. What does that mean?
The STARVATION RESPONSE is your body’s second automatic response to eating too few calories. Stripped of its scientific terms it means…
– YOU GET THE UNCONTROLLABLE MUNCHIES
Considering a low calorie diet, you were thinking all you had to deal with was a lower metabolic rate, and figuring out how to eat a lot less for the rest of your life…right?
Nah, the news just got worse.
Your body doesn’t like to eat less…it really doesn’t like eating less. So, it ramps up your hunger. Not just any hunger, but hunger for sugary foods, lots of them.
And when it momentarily gets its fill of sugar, it will turn your attention to eating fat-laden foods.
SUGAR AND FAT CRAVINGS WILL TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE. For months. Likely much longer.
You thought you had a “food discipline problem” before? Now it’s really serious.
I promised to tell you about TWO AMAZING AUTOMATIC REACTIONS to low calorie diets – plus one totally unexpected one. Well, the two are, as noted above:
– IT LOWERS YOUR METABOLIC RATE
– YOU GET THE UNCONTROLLABLE MUNCHIES
NOW, the news gets REALLY BAD.
IT’S TIME FOR THE TOTALLY UNEXPECTED AUTOMATIC BODY REACTION…
One more scary reason to not go on a low calorie weight loss diet.
– THEY STOP the FAT BURNING
Yup. There you have it. The reason you went on a diet was to get rid of the fat. Correct?
What no one is going to tell you when you buy their program is that the FEWER the calories you eat, and the LONGER you go without getting the nutrition your body really needs, the more it TURNS OFF your body’s fat furnace.
On a low calories diet, you’re not burning fat (or very little). You may be losing inches, but it’s not fat your body is burning. It’s your muscles. And body organs.
Woops! Did someone leave that out of their sales pitch to you?
An important fact to consider…people who literally starve to death still have 6-8% body fat.
Your body is designed to really hold on tight to its body fat stores. It figures it never knows when it might need it. So, while you may be partially starving yourself, your body says, “Look, I’ve got some muscle and organs that I can trim a little here or there, burn those. I’ll keep the fat for when I REALLY need it.”
Here is the insidious part…your muscles are where most of your calories are burned. So, it you’ve lost several pounds of muscle due to a low calorie diet, you have LESS ABILITY TO BURN CALORIES when you start eating normal again. With your metabolic rate already lowered, the loss of muscle — your fat burning furnace lowers it even further — making it even easier to Re-GAIN WEIGHT. You easily end up weighing even more than when you started.
Muscle and organ tissue loss is real when you are on a low calorie diet for more than a few days. It is just one more thing that gets in your way when you try to keep the weight off after you get off a program and go back to eating “normal.”
The really scary part is that while the body is robbing your muscles and organs of tissue to feed your body, when you are starving yourself, there is no reason it doesn’t steal some of those calories from your heart, and other vital organs. Do I need to draw you a picture of what that means to your health and longevity?
There you have it.
TWO AMAZING AUTOMATIC REACTIONS to low calorie diets – plus ONE TOTALLY UNEXPECTED REACTION:
– Automatically LOWERS YOUR METABOLIC RATE
– Automatically gives you THE UNCONTROLLABLE MUNCHIES
– Unexpectedly STOPS THE FAT BURNING
But we are not quite done yet. The tragedy of low calorie diets is not just that they cause automatic Re-GAIN, although that is bad enough in itself.
When your body experiences repeated episodes of…
>>>Lose weight>>>Re-GAIN weight>>>Lose Weight>>>etc….
…You set yourself up perfectly for Metabolic Diseases, like…
– Heart disease
– 1/3 of all Cancer types
– PLUS a bunch of other really bad stuff
The added weight, and the yo-yo cycling of your weight, all caused by using low calorie diets over the years, makes it inevitable that you will be stricken by one or more of these terrible, life-sucking, longevity killing diseases. And you will die before you are ready, most likely after many years of declining and incapacitating health.
Of course, you never signed up for any of that when you decided to purchase a weight loss program, or use a quick weight loss product. Would you agree on that?But it is nonetheless true. No one will tell you that before you buy their program. Not one of them. (Perhaps they don’t want to know all that themselves.)
There is no money in them telling you the truth about low calorie weight loss programs. It’s a shame they value your money more than your life.
Diets Cause Weight Re-GAIN – Here’s How
What they never tell you before you buy a weight loss program.
(And likely won’t admit, even after you pay them for it.)
Part of the “Science of Weight Loss Nutrition” Series.
by Boyd Jentzsch
Boyd, a recovering Attorney, turned to weight loss research 20 years ago when he lost his mother to the lifelong effects of obesity. He has spent the ensuing years searching the science, and formulating a comprehensive metabolic map of the body — the only complete map of its kind. The map reveals the causes and effects of obesity and related chronic lifestyle diseases. It shows the only proven pathways to preventing and losing excess weight. From that unique foundation, he and his team created a weight loss education program that has helped tens of thousands to lose weight and keep it off. Plus, they created innovative and fun fitness and nutrition education programs for elementary school children, proven to reduce the early bio-markers for childhood obesity. HEART PLAN is a collection of his observations over the years of the emotional impact and motivational challenges nearly everyone faces when trying to keep lost weight off permanently.
See the Chapter Summary to Remember here.
© 2014 Boyd Jentzsch. All rights reserved.