Fat Trigger #1: Chronic Dieting & why it can make you put on weight
Yes, dieting – that thing everyone does to lose weight – actually makes you fat. And the reason is deceptively simple: when you reduce your normal daily intake of food, your body enters a “famine state”. Research at Melbourne University shows that cutting down calories produces 20 percent more of the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin, which forces you to overeat after the diet ends.
And if you’re on the type of diet that restricts you from certain types of food, your body becomes deprived of its natural nutrients and enters a “nutritional famine state”. In this state your body forces you to keep eating until you consume the nutrients your body is starving for.
This is precisely why people who diet don’t lose weight, or end up putting on more weight than before they started! In fact studies at institutions like the Baylor College School of Medicine and the University of California show that up to 95% of people who lose weight through dieting regain the pounds soon after the diet ends!
HOW TO FIX :
Eat Protein, Vegetables, and Fat at Every Meal
Forget about the typical foods you used to eat at each meal. Don’t think about breakfast as cereal, bagels, or pancakes. Let sandwiches with big slices of bread be a thing of the past.
For speedy, simple fat loss, you need to construct your meals around complete animal protein, 2 to 3 cups of low-carb veggies, and beneficial fats. The effect of such meals will be non-existent hunger so that you automatically reduce your calorie intake from what it was before.