You Are What You Eat Part 2

Posted on October 5th, 2010 by Mic in Fitness Model Nutrition Tips

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Hi,

In part one of you are what you eat we left off with why did the Atkins diet proponents gain weight back.

They gained weight back because they went on the diet in the first place. 

Here is the thing about dieting.  First of all any diet is pretty much a scam.

This is because no one is telling you that full truth about dieting. 

And if you are like most people you are not going to stay on a diet your whole life. 

Those two points make it almost 100% probable that you will regain all of the weight you have lost.  And in many cases you will actually gain more. 

So let’s look at these two statements.

When you diet or deprive yourself of calories you body reacts to this.  Your body will react even if you have been giving it too many calories for a very long time. 

Your body has become adjusted to a level of caloric intake.  Changing this level will cause your body to react.  This reaction will be against the change. 

So if you reduce your calories coming in which is in essence reducing the amount of energy coming in you body will react by reducing the amount of energy it expends.

It does this by slowing down your metabolism.  Why does it do this?

Because of something called homeostasis.  Your body wants to keep things sailing along smoothly.  So it likes things to stay the same.  Even if staying the same is unhealthy for you.

So a reduction in energy coming in upsets homeostasis.  Your body reduces your metabolism.  This way everything goes back to the same old way. 

It does take your body awhile to recognize this change and react to it.  So you will lose weight for awhile until your body catches us to the reduction in energy coming in. 

That is why you can lose weight pretty easily at first, but the weight loss slows down and eventually stops.

So what do you do next.  You reduce the calories even more.  And again, your body reacts and slows your metabolsim down even more.

Ever wonder why so many diet pills make you hyper.  That is because they are trying to stimulate your metabolism in an unnatural way. 

They are designed to keep your metabolsim ratcheted way up while you are on your diet.

Problem is that they only work for awhile also.  And when their effectiveness wears off you come crashing down. 

And then the weight loss stops and the weight gain restarts.

More in the next post.

Thanks

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4 Comments on “You Are What You Eat Part 2”

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