Get Real and Eat Right To Lose Weight!
Do you want the promise of losing weight, to think about losing weight, to try one thing this week and something else next week only to be disappointed?
Or do you really want to lose weight, feel great and keep it off for life?
If you answered that you want to actually lose weight and keep it off for life then you have to get real with yourself. What I mean by getting real is that you need to be honest with yourself about what you eat.
Yes, you need to choose the right foods and stay with your eating plan, but that isn’t all that I mean by being honest with yourself about eating. The other side of honesty about food is taking enough time to learn what to expect from the food that you eat.
One of the most certain ways to sabotage your weight loss efforts is to have unrealistic expectations. This happens each and every day somewhere.
Someone starts a diet with high expectations and the best of intentions. They feel great knowing they are doing something good for their health, and life. So day 1 is a challenge, but ok because they are determined. Day 2 is a little more difficult, but they know the payoff is coming. Somewhere before day 7 the scale isn’t changing in the way they expected and the discouragement and junk food begin to set in. Frustration here, a cheat there and pretty soon this sincere effort is one for the history books with no real weight loss and loads of disappointment, again!
It is possible to lose weight!
It is possible to keep it off for life!
This time can be different! To be sure you succeed and lose weight for life, take the time to learn a little more about what to expect when you begin your eating plan. Here is an example of what I’m talking about. Below is a discussion about one thing that can slow down initial weight loss when using a raw food diet. Understanding the good things that are happening in your body when you start eating raw food and why your weight loss may be slightly delayed, can help you stay on your eating plan long enough to achieve the results you want and discover a way of eating that really can help you keep the weight off long term! Take a look.
Raw foods are totally nourishing. This means that they will facilitate the bodies natural healing processes. Sometimes the body is going to prioritize healing certain underlying and subtle issues before it starts to work on releasing excess weight. The body is infinitely wise and knows exactly what it is doing. Learn to trust your body and it’s processes. When we start to swap out cooked foods for raw foods, we are most likely increasing the amount of water and carbohydrates (glucose) we are taking in.
Most people are dehydrated, and carbohydrate (glucose) deficient, meaning that they do not have enough stored water in their cells, or enough stored glucose in their muscle tissue. Raw foods will start to replenish the body of water, and the body will also start to store some carbohydrate molecules (glucose) in our muscles, and every gram of carbohydrate needs 3 grams of water to be stored. We want our bodies to be well hydrated and well stocked with glucose. Keep in mind that glucose is the bodies main source of energy. It is far more efficient for our bodies to use glucose that we have gotten from raw foods, than fats from our bodies or our foods. This replenishing process will eventually ebb off, as your levels get to a place where your body wants them. It is not uncommon for the body to decide to restock its water and glucose stores before it starts to release fat. – Young and Raw
Get Real About Which Eating Plan Is For You
Here is a look at what some experts in the field of weight loss have to say about which plans work best and how to choose.
As long as the plan you choose will create the calorie deficit you need, what really matters is which plan are you willing to do? Which one really will work for you long term? Another time it pays to think and be honest with yourself. This discussion may help you stop the confusion and make a good decision today so you can start losing weight right away.
Low carb, or low fat? Should you go Atkins, Zone or Paleo? Or does it even matter which diet you choose when you want to lose weight? Most weight loss experts say that shedding pounds comes down to a simple formula: calories in versus calories out. In other words, if you burn more calories than you take in, you’ll lose weight.
However, the question of exactly how to cut calories — in a healthy, sustainable way — has often perplexed dieters. To find the best diets for weight loss, Live Science conducted a months-long search for information. We spoke with many weight loss experts and dove deep into the most well-regarded studies on the topic done to date. We wanted to know what these studies found and, ultimately, determine the best approaches to healthy eating for weight loss.
We found that the calorie equation reigns supreme as the most important aspect of losing weight, but also that there’s still plenty of room to choose a diet that fits your personal preferences. For example, Dr. Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told Live Science that “the No. 1 factor is still a calorie deficit, so the question is, what kind of styles or what kind of foods can help people achieve a calorie deficit, and what can sustain the calorie deficit?” – Live Science
Weight loss does start in your head. Are you ready to think things through and make a good decision to start losing weight in a way that will work for life?