Science of Successful Weight Loss - Keys To Lose
Weight & Keep It Off
people make some attempt to alter their weight at some point in
their lives. These attempts occur for a variety of reasons ranging
from vanity to improving overall health, appearance, or general
well-being. However, most approach weight loss as though the weight
gain is a disease rather than merely a symptom of imbalances or
deficiencies in various areas of their lives.
Consequently, the attempts to lose weight are frequently directed
toward treating the effects of previously counterproductive habits,
behaviors, and choices. In other words, they attempt to treat the
symptom of weight gain, rather than attempting to identify the cause.
Low Fat Foods DON'T WORK.
You cannot lose weight using Low Fat Diets. Low fat foods have been
popular for more than 15 years, but yet our society is getting more
overweight as each year passes. This fact alone should tell you
that eating a purely low fat menu is not the answer to losing weight.
Low Calorie Diets DON'T WORK.
won't lose weight using a Low Calorie Dieting Plan either. In fact,
eating low calories is the worst thing that you can do to your body,
since that will only slow down your body's fat burning engine and
ruin all chances of losing weight (low calorie diets may allow a
few pounds of weight loss for the first few days, but then after
that all weight loss comes to a halt (known as a dieting plateau).
You can never get slim by starving yourself.
Low Carb Plans DON'T WORK.
You'll probably find it extremely difficult to get slim using a
Low Carb Dieting Plan. Low carb diets have recently become popular
over the last couple years, but the problem with low carb menus
is that they are too strict and TOO HARD TO FOLLOW for average people.
Low carb menus tend to rob your body of too much energy and make
it nearly impossible to remain on the program for very long. This
is why so many dieters find it difficult to follow a strict low
What About Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig Dieting Plans?
Weight loss programs such as Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig usually
involve slower dieting progress over a longer period of time, since
such programs generally promise only 2-3 pounds of weight loss per
week. Also, programs such as Jenny Craig usually involve buying
special meals and/or dietary supplements during the initial phases
of the program.
FOOD is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills,
because the FOOD you eat can make you fat or thin. You don't get
fat because of a lack of exercising, that's a myth. You get fat
because you don't eat the right foods at the right intervals each
The pattern that you choose to eat your meals each day is more
powerful than any prescription weight loss pills. This is true because
your body is like an "engine" and it only needs certain
foods at certain intervals each day, and if you don't eat the right
foods at the right times then it won't burn those calories -- and
you'll wind up storing those calories as fat tissue.
But Guess What?
You can get SLIM by eating the RIGHT FOODS at the RIGHT INTERVALS
It's not really any more complicated than that, and the way to start
losing weight has nothing to do with starving yourself or jogging.
I Thought Fewer Calories Were The Answer?
reason you cannot lose weight by starving yourself using a low calorie
diet is because your metabolism will detect any major drop in calories
and it will then ADJUST ITSELF by burning fewer calories each day.
If you begin eating 2,500 calories per day then your metabolism
will adjust itself so that your body begins burning 2,500 calories
If you try to starve yourself by suddenly eating 1,000 calories
per day then your metabolism will again ADJUST ITSELF so that your
body begins to burn only 1,000 calories per day. That's why you
have failed in your past dieting attempts and that's why you always
seem to fail when you try and starve yourself.
Shouldn't I Eat Less Fat?
Virtually every person in today's society is buying mostly "low
fat" or "non fat" food at the grocery store. Everybody
is conscious of the "fat grams" inside the food they buy.
However, people are getting fatter than ever by doing this and people
are not losing weight by switching to the "low fat lifestyle".
Then It Must Be Lower Carbs?
Low carb diets have certainly become popular in recent years, but
such diets often leave you feeling miserable each day. Since they
drain most of your energy they can leave you feeling irritable and
unhappy each day.
Forget about your past dieting failures for a moment. Believe it
or not it's really possible to change your body over the next several
months, and it has NOTHING to do with positive thinking or dieting!
FOOD Is NOT Your Enemy
Your brain controls the release of Fat Burning Hormones after each
meal? Every time you eat something there are 2 types of hormones
released into your bloodstream, and together they control Fat Burning
and Fat Storage. These 2 hormones are controlled by the foods that
Your Diet Manipulates Fat Burning HORMONES
Your diet manipulates these hormones, so depending upon what and
when you eat your body will produce a greater quantity of Fat Burning
Hormones. At the same time Fat Storing Hormones are MINIMIZED. That's
why, if you eat MORE THAN 3 TIMES PER DAY you'll begin to alter
these hormones and be able to eat MORE than 3 times per day.
So If Food Is Not The Enemy, Then What Is It?
Food is like a LIGHT SWITCH which can turn Fat Burning ON or OFF.
Even though it may seem like a contradiction to say that eating
more often is the solution to weight loss the fact is that it works.
Of course, you must eat the right meals in the right patterns each
day. The bottom line is that you'll be eating MORE than 3 meals
per day. Eating less is NOT THE ANSWER so the solution must be something
Why Am I Overweight?
are overweight for the most simple of reasons because you're eating
the wrong foods, the wrong types of calories per meal, and you're
also eating meals in the wrong patterns each day.
The Shifting Calories Theory
Your metabolism doesn't know how much food you'll eat tomorrow or
the next day because those days have not happened yet. Therefore,
your metabolism always burns calories based on your eating habits
during the past few days -- because it assumes that you'll continue
to eat in the same general way.
Guess what? If you shock your metabolism by doing something you've
never tried before -- you're going to do the OPPOSITE of what it
expects you to do and get the opposite results. By NOT continuing
to eat the same types of calories and meals for more than a couple
days at a time you're going to lose a lot of weight - fast.
To make this work you need to SHIFT the types of calories eaten
and if you do this then your metabolism will burn all of the calories
eaten. Then, when it finishes burning those calories it will find
the nearest available fat tissue on your body and burn that too!
So Just Try This For A Few Days
Obviously, it would be difficult, at best, to prescribe as specific
regime for everyone reading this article without some additional
information. But, if you want to test the concept just try the following
general prescription for the next few days.
Visualize your hand as your plate. The palm of your hand will represent
the complex carbohydrates, while the last two fingers of your hand
represent the fat and the first two fingers - the protein content
of your meal.
Over the next few days do the following:
the hand/plate concept add one additional meal with these proportions
at a time when you would not ordinarily eat. Do this for three
- On the fourth day, change the order in which you eat each of
the meal components, so if you usually eat the complex carbohydrates
first, eat the fat or protein first. Do this for three days.
- On the seventh day, shift the content components. In other
words, make the palm of your hand the volume of protein or fat
instead of the complex carbohydrates. Do this for three days.
- On the tenth day, while continuing to rotate the order and
volume, add an additional meal do you're now eating five smaller
meals of the same relative volume and proportions. Do this for
- Finally, at the end of this last round of three days with five
meals daily, rotating volume and proportions - add a sixth meal.
Continue this for two more weeks and watch the excess weight melt
away, your energy go through the roof and your enthusiasm explode.
The MAIN Reason Which Prevents People From Losing Weight
The main reason which prevents people from losing weight is ENDLESS
procrastination. Most people tell themselves that they'll begin
dieting "next week" or "after some future holiday"
(or some other excuse) and that allows them to procrastinate even
The truth is that it doesn't matter what day or month it is. And
it doesn't matter what time of year it is either. What does matter
is that you start now! Every journey begins with taking that first
step and if you never take that first step then you'll never lose
the weight that you want to lose.
Richard A. DiCenso