Well the best weight loss options are not crash diets but a lifestyle option that continues to allow you to live and enjoy life to the fullest!
Here are some of the biggest problems with any weight loss program and the reason they set people up for failure:
- Most old-style weight-loss programs make you suffer to lose weight.
- They are intensely boring!
- You starve yourself by counting “calories” or deprive yourself of eating flavorful, delicious food?
- Traditional “diet” plans set you up for complete failure and yo-yo weight-loss and gain.
- Most diets require you follow the plan to the letter all the time, and when you slip it is really hard to start again.
- A structured diet program often makes you feel deprived. They focus on what you can’t eat, and that naturally increases the feelings of missing out on something.
- You need constant willpower and discipline. It is impossible to stay focused and motivated all the time, and that causes “slipping” or “falling off the wagon”.
- You think of a diet as temporary. Usually diets are seen as a change in behavior until a certain amount of weight is lost. But what happens then?
Some people are not “ready to lose weight” yet, mentally they are not tuned into the weight loss program.
Danger of Crash Diets
Crash diets refer to willful nutritional restriction (except water) for more than 12 waking hours. The desired result is to have the body burn fat for energy with the goal of losing a significant amount of weight in a short time. There is a possibility of muscle loss, depending on the approach used.
Crash diets can be dangerous to health and this method of weight loss is not recommended by medical doctors.
Crash dieting is not the same as intermittent fasting, in which the individual periodically abstains from food (e.g every other day).back to menu ↑
Are you meeting your weight loss goals?
If not, determine what might be the problem. Could you add another 10 minutes of walking each day or cut out second helpings? Or, what are you thinking about your progress? Are you saying to yourself things like: It will never work for me; It is so hard to resist this delicious food; I will never get in shape……
But – in this case, there is help. With the best heart rate monitor you will know that you can achieve what you expect. There are proven tools that will lead you to your success.back to menu ↑
Challenge yourself through adversity.
That means work hard, push yourself and feel a little discomfort if it means helping you reach your goals. Understand and acknowledge that change is not easy. If it were, you would have already achieved your goal. We tend to revert to previous behaviors when change gets difficult. Now is the time to develop new life behaviors.
- You have a choice in what you get or don’t get.
- You choose to have success or you choose to have failure.
- There is nothing in between the two except you.
- What you choose to think about will be what you get.
- Focus on failure and no amount of effort will bring you the success you desire.
- The thing to do is focus your mind on success.
A Weight Loss Option That Works Long Term!
My best daily check is my heart rate monitor. It gives me an easy and smart way to get my body’s pulse and flow checked.
People who struggle with losing a few pounds, telling me that they can’t get the body and mind relation right, meaning that diligence that tells you when you’re actually hungry, or have eaten enough, fatigued, finished, spirited or dynamic or none of it.
Here’s how it works with me. I got myself the new Fitbit Alta HR. What a magic tool!
- It gives me a much better picture of my health and it is so easy to use, super comfortable and light weight, stylish and I don’t feel wearing it. I can better measure calorie burned, and use target zones (Fat Burn, Cardio, and Peak) to find the right workout intensity for my goal.
Another important consideration: What is a Glycemic Index?
This is a measure of how fast a food burns in your body and how fast it spikes your blood sugar after you eat. A high glycemic food burns fast and raises you blood sugar quickly and a low glycemic food burns slowly and raises your blood sugar slowly. High glycemic foods are full of simple sugars, like high-fructose corn syrup and low glycemic foods have more fiber and complex sugars like those you get from whole grains and vegetables.
Why is this important?
This is really your key to weight control. Your body needs to maintain your blood sugar in a very tight window. If you are always eating high glycemic foods then your blood sugar goes up fast and your body needs to take drastic measures to bring it down by spiking your insulin levels, a hormone that decreases blood sugar. This has the effect of crashing your blood sugar back down and this makes you feel very tired after you eat. It also makes you feel hungry again too soon because your blood sugar falls below normal and you crave something sweet to bring it up again – repeating the whole cycle.
If you do this for many years, eventually your body stops reacting to its own insulin and you become pre-diabetic and have trouble maintaining your weight.
If you pay attention to the glycemic index and eat foods that burn slowly you will have steady energy levels throughout the day, not get hungry as often, and not send yourself down the path toward diabetes. If you already have diabetes, then you probably know that low glycemic foods can help you maintain your blood sugar levels within the appropriate range. This is an extremely important concept in managing your weight. Forget all the crazy diets that don’t work, just pay attention to this and you’ll find yourself losing weight naturally.
The current validated methods use glucose as the reference food, giving it a glycemic index value of 100 by definition. This has the advantages of being universal and producing maximum GI values of approximately 100. White bread can also be used as a reference food, giving a different set of GI values (if white bread = 100, then glucose ≈ 140). For people whose staple carbohydrate source is white bread, this has the advantage of conveying directly whether replacement of the dietary staple with a different food would result in faster or slower blood glucose response. The disadvantages with this system are that the reference food is not well-defined and the GI scale is culture-dependent.
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