10 Principles to Successful Intuitive Eating

gut1Warning! Dieting is bad for your weight and your health!

Sad but true. Even with diet ad over-kill, most people are awakening to the fact that diets simply do not work.

Dieting not only does not work, it actually increases your body’s propensity for weight gain and is a likely contributing factor to the obesity epidemic. Scientists even have a name for it: “dieting-induced weight-gain”.

The truth of the matter is that dieting actually enforces our preoccupation with food causing us to eat even when we are not experiencing real hunger which ultimately results in binge eating. [Read more…]

Exercise, Diet and Sleep are Equally Important

sleep1Sleep is your secret weapon when it comes to seeing the fastest rate of fat loss possible. Unfortunately with the lifestyles most lead in today’s busy world, sleep is most likely the last thing on your mind. It’s that long to-do list that keeps your attention.

Experiencing one night without good rest is tough enough but turn it into multiple nights in a row and your body and mind will be feeling it.

So, why is sleep so important if we want to continue to see fat loss? [Read more…]

Proper Nutrition and Body Weight Rebound

diet planWe’ve already discussed the two  most significant reasons why you see a body weight rebound after using so many diet plans in “Dealing With Metabolic Slow Down When Dieting”.

There is one more issue that can be a reason for metabolic concern and body weight rebound; malnutrition.

If you are not eating enough of the right types of foods you risk becoming deficient in a number of key vitamins and minerals and that causes changes in your metabolism and it isn’t going to operate as well as it should.

Most diets out there do cause you to become short in B vitamins and iron as well as calcium because you are so limited in your food choices. Many others have very low carbohydrate approaches as well which can cause your body to struggle when you re-introduce them into your diet.

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Dealing With Metabolic Slow-down When Dieting

body weight1It doesn’t matter what diet plan you’ve chosen to tackle your weight problem, any diet plan if it’s a properly set up plan or a poorly set up one, you are going to face some metabolic slow down.

This slow-down is natural and normal because the body is sensing that it’s not getting as much energy as it needs to meet its daily requirements so it begins to slow down certain processes. The extent of this slow-down is in direct relation to how severe your diet plan is. Those with lower calorie intakes will suffer a greater slow-down. [Read more…]