Are you Eating for Health or Eating for Weight Loss
What’s the difference between eating for health and eating for weight loss? If weight loss is your only goal, you can achieve it in many ways: fad diets, shakes, starving yourself, over-exercising. What’s the problem with eating just for weight loss? If you only want to lose weight, you are most likely following a diet that’s starving your body of the nutrients it vitally needs. You can achieve a thin figure and still be incredibly unhealthy, especially when your food plan does not contain enough of the micronutrients and macronutrients it needs. We see many people who have dropped the pounds, but at the same time, their hair is thin, their fingernails are cracked or brittle, and their skin lacks that healthy glow we all desire. Some of the weight they have lost may be muscle mass because their body has been starved into “survival” mode and is eating away at itself.
Many people do feel great when they follow a fad diet for a short period of time. But here are two key problems. First, a fad diet cannot be sustained so the weight soon returns. Second, in order to cut calories, a fad diet usually lacks the nutrient density our bodies require. What does nutrient density mean? It means that the foods you are putting into your body are actually serving your body the full complement of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function. Food is nourishment. By skipping meals and reducing calories, you are also reducing the amount of vitamins and minerals delivered to your body. Our approach is to change the foods you put into your mouth so that every calorie counts to make your body healthier! Would you really rather be skinny at the cost of persistent mental fog and poor sleep? Would you really rather be thin at the cost of horrible, daily gut pain?
When we evaluate a client’s progress, we feel successful when she sleeps well, has abundant energy and clear skin, is free of gut problems like diarrhea or constipation, and does not experience anxiety or depression. Shakes and fad diets are never a part of our program because, in our opinion, they cannot produce sustainable health improvements. When you make health your objective, weight loss follows naturally. The goal is to make your body perform and feel optimal all the time.
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11 reasons you might not be losing the weight you want to lose
Blood sugar imbalances
Overconsumption of carbohydrates
Not enough high quality fats
To little sleep
Dieting or calorie restriction
Stress of any sort causes the body to hold on to weight. Skipping breakfast, not sleeping enough, daily life stress, food sensitivities, over consumption of sugar. All of these things lead to the body to signal a stress response to the body. When our body is in a stressed state it holds onto fat to protect our bodies. The best ways to lose weight are getting 8 hours of sleep. Never skip breakfast for any reason make sure that your breakfast is protein and quality fats with vegetables as your carbohydrate sources. Avoid yogurts, oatmeals, cereals, all grains or fruit at breakfast time. Avoid processed sugar I would suggest doing a 30-60 sugra cleanse meaning you avoid all processed sugar. This can be tricky as it is added into everything. Even meats and sauces. Support your adrenals though herbal and supplemental support. Avoid grains as they are taxing on the gut and pancreas and blood sugar balance. Low fat, Zero Carb low calorie all of these terms mean your body is in stress mode. We must not deprive our bodies of the foods that nourish us restricting what we eat does not equate to health. Changing your diet into a more healthful whole food nutrient dense diet is what produces real health.