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First let me
say I am not a Doctor; I am not a Dietician and I am not a Nutritionist but I’m
not an idiot either. People worldwide spend millions of dollars annually trying
to lose weight. Some are successful; at least in the short term but most that
do lose weight will gain back more than they lost. This is known as the Yoyo
effect and is mystifying to most people. To me this common sense, the body is
doing what it is designed to do. If you starve the body either by too low a
fuel intake or too low a nutrient intake you trigger the body into survival
mood. Once triggered this natural defense mechanism will cause the body to
store emergency rations as fat, preparing for a time it may be starved again,
God and nature designed us this way. Makes a lot of sense if you look back to
when we ate what we raised or foraged for or went hungry.
reason people have such a hard time losing and maintaining weight loss is most
diets take away from us rather than giving to us. Humans are obstinate by
nature and if you tell us you can’t have it just makes us want it more. In
todays get it now world this is a major psychological issue that can’t be
ignored. To be successful at weight maintenance the entire person must be
addressed not just the spare tire in the middle.
issue for maintaining weight isn’t the amount of food we eat but the types of
food we eat. Processed, sweetened, flavor enhanced food ready at our finger
tips or local drive thru. Studies have found that even though we are eating
more our nutrition levels are way down. To a great extent this is due to the
modern corporate farm method of farming that depletes the soul of nutrients and
depends on crops genetically modified to produce more, faster with little
regard for taste or nutrition and excellent marketing by the food industry.
Empty calories may taste good but will never really satisfy your hunger. The
body needs what it needs and will beg until it gets it. All this being said,
hope is not lost, weight loss is obtainable and maintainable if we use a little
common sense and think what is my body really asking for?
nutrition is easier to get than most relies. Almost every city and town now has
a farmers market where you can not only find farm fresh traditionally raised produce
but true free range meats and eggs from free range chickens. These are
different from what you see at your big box store in one very important
respect, they are good for you. Just like us, an animal is what it eats. Free
range animals eat more natural foods themselves and pass on the nutrients to
us. A cow or lamb or chicken that is raised on natural grasses will also have a
much finer taste than one raised in a feed lot force feed what is little more
than industrial waste with hormones and antibiotics. Remember you are what you
eat and they are what they eat so when you eat them guess what.
bonus from shopping at your local farmers market is you keep your money in your
community rather than sending it to a corporation.
means from a weight maintenance point is that you can be more satisfied and
healthier with less food. Common sense says this is a good thing and that less
weight will be gained if you don’t start to loss.
You can find
your local farmers market or True organic food supplier by visiting the links