HOW CAN I LOSE MY WEIGHT WITHOUT STARVING?
With so many fad diets, weight loss gimmicks, pills, shots, laser and misconceptions of fasting yourself into those skinny jeans, it’s daunting trying to figure this journey out.
Women have been taught that starving themselves will make them lose weight. In reality, we don’t just want to be smaller do we? Don’t we want to be leaner and healthier, too? I’m not saying bodybuilding lean, but enough to look sassy in that wedding dress and then what about the honeymoon and wearing that sexy suit on the beach!
Calorie intake is just one component of many that go into this machine we call our body. The body is much smarter than the average person. You may trick it once or twice, but it will learn how to overcome what you are trying to do to it. The body will combat under eating by hording everything you feed it. Then you jump on a piece of cardio equipment and pedal your little heart out for extensive amounts of time, and still – nothing. Why is that? Keep reading!
Drop the Carbs Down
You don’t have to completely eliminate them; doing so would only set you up for failure. Do you even know how many you get in a day? Do you have a food log? Are you logging on a site like Fitday.com or MyFitnessPal.com or our app IdealSmart? Do you know what foods are considered high in carbohydrates?
Losing weight is much more than the number on the scale. It’s more about getting healthy, changing behaviors for life and feeling your best. But you want it NOW, right? And you can have it all.
Very Low Carb Diet…….
Cut the Carbs, Increase the Isolated proteins and watch your fat!
If you weigh 200lbs and are only eating 1000 calories, you are not eating enough and starving yourself. That doesn’t mean break out the donuts, that means increase your protein consumption with our isolated proteins. When you finally reach ketosis, your appetite will decrease and you will be living off of the fat – to start.
The foods to reduce in this category would be sugar, which includes candy, cakes, pies, etc. But it also includes fruit. I hear so many people say how healthy they eat and then proceed to tell me they load up on fruit. Fruit is mostly sugar. Natural sugar is still sugar, and it still makes you fat if you eat too much of it. More foods that are sugary: pasta, potatoes, and some other veggies – research those. Don’t forget rice and bread are sugary, too. Okay, so we have sugar clarified.
Another misconception is that brown rice and pasta and whole grain breads don’t do the same thing as their regular white counterparts. Truth is – they do. They just have a little more fiber and digest more slowly, so you don’t get quite the same insulin spike, but they are still a carb and they can still cause fat gain if you overeat them.
Increase Your Protein
Increased protein helps maintain the lean mass (muscle) you already have. You want to keep this, as it increases your metabolism. Adding a little more lean mass is usually a good thing. As a general starting point, I think 40% of daily food intake should be protein. I have seen great results with this especially using our isolated proteins from our meals where you will receive 15-20 grams with each meal.
Our Program is science based, clinically sound and takes the guess work out. There is no counting calories, points, guessing what is the right carb, protein or fat. We have it all worked out for you! Women lose 2-3 lbs weekly and men lose 3-5 lbs weekly.
So what we have learned is to drop carbs down and increase the isolated proteins. In general, I start people out at 25-30% carbohydrates in their diet and assess from there. How are you going to do that if you don’t know how many sugars and carbohydrates are in what you’re eating? Start logging your food with an app. Take responsibility for what goes in your mouth.
Dr. Lovell has been practicing health for over 30 years with proven results in weight loss. Call for a free consultation 916-652-4411.