Hunger signals are great.
Ignoring hunger is debilitating.
Can you overcome hunger and use it as tool to achieve lasting health and weight loss?
It’s time to throw that growling stomach out the window and experience the value of satiety. To unlock the one weight loss plan that works.
Today I have something that will empower you to achieve lasting health for the rest of your life.
The number one weight loss plan most people ignore and what could be the easiest way to overcome hunger while still losing and maintaining a healthy weight and body. And it all starts with…
Letting go of the dieters dilemma:
The annoying rumble in your stomach. The sluggish, running on low feeling and the constant obsession with food feels like a lonely, discouraging place that traps you. It leads you to believe that in order to have a healthy life, you must have misery. No pain, no gain, right?
That weight loss comes at an expense, an expense to good food, good feelings and energy.
Do these feelings plague you too? If it does, statistics show you’re not alone. In fact, statistics prove that at any given time almost two-thirds of Americans are on some sort of diet and two out of three of these people admit that hunger is a main reason that causes them to “cheat” on their diet.
This is crazy:
56% of dieters feel there are times when they are “starving themselves to death.” The sluggish feeling as if their body is slowly withering away without motivation to do anything but fantasize about food. They rely on fatty, high calorie, sugary food to provide the vital boost of energy the body is looking for.
You might be wondering:
Why have we used the calorie-deficit plan for so long to lose weight?
Hunger is the bodies reaction that has served us well since the dawn of time. It is our cue that discomforts us enough, letting us know that action needs to be taken. That our body needs fuel, it needs nutrients in order to continue with the necessary and vital functioning of the body.
It is the alarm that is warning you not to forget it.
But just like a smoke alarm, eventually it runs out of batteries. When you ignore the alarm for so long, it continues to go off without any control of the “fire” or hunger inside of us, eventually running out of steam. It burns out and you no longer feel hungry, even though the fire rages on inside of you.
But it gets worse:
We have been told for so long that this intense hunger and fatigue is a good thing and it should pass. That it is just part of the pain to achieve weight loss. And so the age old advice that consuming fewer calories than you expend is the only way to lose weight lives on.
But here’s the kicker:
Lets take a step back and better understand this principle. Your body needs energy to function, right? For every cell in the body to take in the proper amount of energy and nutrients to meticulously do the job that is was designed. Ask yourself, what happens if these cells don’t get the proper amount of energy? What if your thyroid didn’t get the correct nutrient requirement, the essentials to allow it to function?
It stops. It halts. It runs out of steam, it fights, but ultimately it gives up. The functions slow or even cease and a cascade of new health issues arise. Hair loss, loss of sex drive, memory loss, joint pain, you know the inconveniences, the pain of getting to that darn number on the scale.
That is unless your body can come up with an alternate plan of providing energy when you aren’t consuming it.
These miraculous functions of our body to pick up the slack, the pieces to allow all of your vital functions of the body to continue happening, including that very essential, necessary and vital hormonal functioning.
Miraculous, right? But at what expense?
The expense of your muscle, of your metabolism, the catabolism of your very own tissue.
You see this is the reality. Your body needs energy. Like MUST have it in order to continue to live. So it will take every expense to provide those vital cells the proper nutrients and energy it needs, even if that means breaking down its own tissue to get the job done.
Don’t provide enough energy? Don’t worry, your body will begin the conversion of muscle mass to energy, which in time lowers your metabolism. Don’t have enough nutrients and minerals? Great, your body has a source for that as well, that is called your bone.
As your body works to breakdown tissue to provide the essential nutrients, your mind is tuned to making you obsessed with every morsel of food you put into your body… or don’t. Those thoughts of candy, chocolate, cake they start overtaking you until eventually you give in. Why? Because your body knows you will fall to your cravings. Eventually you will get so desperate for energy that you binge. And you don’t just binge for a meal. If it gets bad enough, you won’t be able to stop yourself from swinging through the drive-through, eating spoonfuls of ice cream after everyone goes to bed, telling yourself just once, just a little, only for it to turn into the roller coaster ride that so many live on.
Want to know the truth?
Your body is smart. Like really smart and there is no tricking it. You can’t even trick the body into believing you aren’t hungry, especially when it is crying out for energy. It really does know best.
Let me ask you this:
Where has this deprivation of energy gotten you? Where does the roller-coaster take you? On your way back up, right? The dreaded weight gain begins to happen because you are so fatigued you can’t keep fighting your body to maintain the loss you’ve gotten. So you begin climbing, steadily at first but it is like a snowball effect and if you are like 90% of other dieters you end up heavier than you started.
We must note that it isn’t just heavier like you used to be. This time you are heavier with less muscle and even potentially with less bone. That can only mean one thing. You are now heavier because of an increase in fatty tissue as well as inflammation.
How do we fix the broken cycle?
Know what hunger means. Hunger is defined as a strong desire or need for food. Hunger is our body’s way of crying out for nutrients. Believe that your body knows best and that feeding your body what it needs, even slightly more of what it needs is the key.
Developing an efficient relationship between body and mind is the answer to lasting health and weight loss. This starts with the belief that the quality of what you consume is far more important than the quantity.
The belief that providing all of the nutrients and energy through quality, nutritious, wholesome, healthy foods, even if overfed, your body is efficient enough to take in what it needs and excrete what it doesn’t. Listening to your body, to the signals it is providing to develop a healthy, working relationship for the same goal. The goal of health.
A harmony we could call it.
Ultimately, believing that satiety or the condition of being full or gratified is more healing and beneficial long term than the feelings of hunger.
What’s the bottom line?
As long as we continue to stay trapped in the “rules of dieting” we are going to miss out on ever experiencing true satiety, true healing and lasting weight loss. Lasting health comes from developing a trust with your body. Knowing and valuing the fact that it was designed in a meticulous, intricate way. That it too has the desire of health, of disease prevention. That it knows the jobs it should be doing better than we could ever dream up.
The belief that deep down, everything you need for lasting health and weight loss lies right inside of you. But this takes changing your values. Putting more value on your health than on a number. More value in healing and rejuvenation than on our worldly, cultural desires to be a certain size.
You are beautiful, your body is amazing, you have all of the power to overcome these obstacles. Do you believe it?
Tune in next week as I give you the Five Easy and proven steps to achieve lasting weight loss.