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.)
by Boyd Jentzsch
Let’s start with the basics, then work up to the Re-GAIN problem.
One pound is 3,500 calories. So, If you want to lose weight you need to shed 3,500 calories for every pound you want to lose.
The average person has a Basic Metabolism Rate of about 2,000 calories a day (of course you may need more or less, but this number serves to illustrate the point.)
Now, that same average American eats about 2,100 calories a day. That’s just 100 calories too much. In the vast scheme of things, that’s not all that much. What harm can just 100 calories do?
Those EXTRA 100 calories a day add up to about a pound of extra weight a month – 10 pounds a year.
When faced with that many extra pounds year after year, what is the sensible thing for you to do? You go on a DIET, of course.
Most of the diets out there have you eating 1,000 calories a day. In fact, Weight Watchers has a patent on how they make sure you ONLY eat 1,000 calories a day with their pre-packaged food.
But Jenny Craig and NutriSystem, as well as a host of other well-known weight loss programs, all push you into eating about 1,000 calories less a day than your body requires. They may fancy it up with pre-packaged foods, give you pills to kill the hunger, or employ any number of strategies to make you eat less. One even uses an extract from pregnant mare urine (hCG) to make you ignore the hunger signals.
But, one way or another, the intent of the weight loss programs is to get you to eat a lot less food (hCG has you eating ONLY 500 calories a day, 1/4 your basic metabolism requirement — that mare urine really better work or you’ll get monstrously hungry).
With a 1,000 calorie a day deficit, you are going to lose about 2 pounds a week. That’s too slow for some of you. But doesn’t everyone tell you that losing weight any faster is not healthy? As far as it goes, that information is correct…before the wheels fall off the idea.
(And forget about trying to lose weight faster than 2 pounds a week. No matter how you do it, it will really screw up your body, so don’t even think about it. You need to know that the fastest way to Re-GAIN a LOT of extra weight is to lose weight fast.)
(Plus, you don’t need to pay a lot of money to lose weight faster than 2 pounds a week. Just don’t eat. STARVATION is a quick weight loss option, and its totally FREE.)
Losing “2 pounds a week” is only PART of the equation. The part unspoken is that even at that “slow” weight loss rate of 2 pounds a week, you are setting yourself up for automatic Re-GAIN…plus metabolic diseases down the road. Did you sign up for Re-GAIN with your highly branded program (take your pick): “Jump Start”…”Simple Start”…”Fast 5 My Way”…”Real Success”…”?
Let’s jump into the REAL weight loss equation…
– when you ONLY eat 1,000 calories a day…
– you are promised to lose about 2 pounds a week, which is…
– about 8 1/2 pounds a month, and…
– a whopping 100 pounds a year. Right?
Lose 100 pounds a year! Yup. Sounds great. So, if you ONLY need to lose 50 pounds, it seems like a cake walk (sorry for the apt metaphor, but it just slipped out). What could go wrong?
Well, quite a bit, actually. Where the theory of “lose 100 pounds in a year” goes seriously off track is… no one gave your body that memo.
Turns out that when you are eating 1/2 the calories your body is used to, and really needs to sustain life (and do all that wonderful things you expect your body to do), your body has TWO AMAZING AUTOMATIC BODILY REACTIONS – plus one totally unexpected one. So, let’s talk about that…