What this does is make people realize that they did not put 10, 20, 30 even 100 pounds on their body’s overnight and it will take just as long, if not longer to get rid of any weight that they have accumulated over the years.
There is no magic solution that will burn fat from your body. No drug, pill or surgery can help you lose weight without side effects. Counting calories is not the answer either, as all calories are not created equal. We could guarantee that if you ate 5000 calories of broccoli per day you would not gain weight (not that we recommend you do this!). Low fat foods will lead to more weight gain as they contain either real or artificial sweeteners which your body converts to fat as well as other chemical additives that are harmful to cells and hormonal balance.
Hormones play a large and complex role in weight gain and weight loss that scientists and experts struggle to grasp and may never truly know the entire picture. Balancing these hormones will help you in the pursuit of weight loss, but in the absence of proper diet and exercise in daily living it will not be enough.
Fad diets can only take you so far and you may initially lose weight, but most of these are extreme and to continue with them will cause long term damage to the body. Once you cannot live off of these diets anymore your body will put the pounds right back on.
The only way to lose weight is to change your lifestyle completely and in a sustainable manner. Eating healthy every day and exercising regularly will help you lose weight gradually and for the long term. Foods and sweeteners that contain no calories are full of dangerous chemicals that will affect your body in ways that are just as harmful as weight gain and may even disrupt certain hormones leading to an increase weight that was attempting to be avoided.
The bottom line is that there is no quick fix for losing weight and no miraculous supplement or short term diet. The good news is that with the proper motivation and a whole foods diet, weight loss can be a healthy and sustainable goal to reach that leaves you feeling better in all aspects of your life.
Here are some helpful tips to get you started. For a more detailed program come visit us for our “Weight loss program” that will be coming soon.
Tips for Weight Loss
- Eat mostly whole foods that do not come from a box, can or any other packaging.
- Do not eat within 3 hours of bedtime.
- See a health care professional to balance hormones that may be affecting your weight.
- Self-control when presented with opportunities to consume unhealthy foods.
- Regulating stress through meditation, daily journaling or gratitude exercises.
- 30 minutes of exercise daily.
- Consume 3 cups of organic green tea daily which can help increase your metabolism.
- Eliminate food sensitivities from your diet – see food allergy testing.