by Ed Yourdon
Maybe you’ve tried more diet plans to lose weight than you knew existed and what usually happens is that you lose a little, then wind up even heavier than before. This also means you’re left with too little energy to get active like you know you should to help fight your weight and your pain. It doesn’t have to be this way!
Artificial Foods Lead To Fake Results
There are two major problems with most diet plans to lose weight. The first is that if you really examine most “diet” foods closely, they seem more designed to sabotage weight loss than facilitate it.
Regardless, most foods that are designed to have less fat, calories, carbohydrates or any of the other things, are really only a problem when we eat too much of them. Those that are processed for use in weight loss programs have had what’s been removed replaced with sugar, salt and chemical concoctions geared to mimic what was removed. We, the desperate dieters, are left with foods that are neither healthy nor satisfying.
Healthy Doesn’t Have To Mean Hungry
Diet plans to lose weight are associated with feeling weak from hunger. While it’s true that eating until your buttons pop is not the way to get thinner, it’s far from the all or nothing proposition we’ve been conditioned to believe it is.
Even worse, because of the “foods” mentioned above, we’re being taught that not only do we have to be hungry, we have to be physically and mentally exhausted because what we do eat has very few of the things our bodies need for healthy functioning.
This not only prevents us from being able to stick with the diet, it messes with our metabolisms and makes it harder to keep from regaining everything we’ve lost and more. If part of our problem is that we’re in pain, whether due primarily to weight or an injury, this can slow our recovery to the point where it may never happen.
Help Your Metabolism Work For You
Believe it or not, the things most diet foods are reduced to are rapidly processed by our bodies and stored as fat. We get very few nutrients and even less energy from them and our metabolisms slow because they think we’re starving. Literally, not just figuratively.
This is where organic foods, eaten in portions and proportions that actually improve our metabolisms come in. The more real things a food contains – fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, protein and good fat – the longer it takes our bodies to break down. This is important on many levels.
When our system has to work to process a food, it knows its been fed. That means we stop getting hunger signals and are less likely to overeat. Moreover, we burn more calories just breaking the food down and sending its components to our bones and organs to keep us vital and healthy. This helps us heal up from illness and injury, than we do with those foods that send a rush of sugar energy into our systems and vanish almost before we know we’ve eaten.
Finally, if we’re eating these useful foods in a way that optimizes our metabolism, we burn fat and gain energy, all without walking away from the table still hungry.