Why Diets Don’t Work
Dieting is another big problem that affects almost anyone who is significantly overweight.When you skip meals, your metabolism starts to shut down. That is why every single time you have gone on a starvation diet, once you go off of it you will gain all the weight back and more. You have killed your metabolism, and with it, any hope of losing weight. It is impossible for conventional diets to provide lasting weight loss. Two things happen when you begin to starve yourself. First, your metabolism slows down. Second, the diet will diminish your muscle mass and your ability to burn fat. When you go on a diet and drastically reduce your calorie intake (800 calories or less per day), or only eat one or two meals a day, your body thinks you are starving. It doesn’t know that you are intentionally not eating. It assumes there is no food available and that there might not be any for a long time. To keep you from starving to death before your next meal, it slows down your metabolism and starts storing all the food you eat as fat. This means it is very possible to go on a low calorie diet and eventually gain weight.
Many people who come into our weight loss office in Pensacola and are literally eating one meal a day and are not losing weight. They have become the human equivalent of a bear. Their bodies are literally hibernating. A bear eats nothing during hibernation and so its metabolism shuts down. Eating too little works against you. Although Phase 2 is a reduced calorie phase, it is designed to detox your system and retrain your metabolism. During this 42-day phase, you will be receiving 3 balanced meals per day, along with a wide range of high-quality supplements which ensure proper nutrition. Day 43 is the beginning of Phase 3, which introduces 2 extra meals per day.
Lose Weight By Eating More
On this plan, Phase 2 is designed to regulate your metabolism. You are eating nutritious meals frequently throughout the day. Instead of thinking you are starving, your body realizes that food is plentiful and your survival mechanism never kicks in. It assumes it can get all the food it needs, so it stops storing fat for an emergency. The net result: you can stop dieting, stop starving yourself and start eating. Our hope is that perhaps for the first time in your life, you can lose weight fast and KEEP it off!
Rule #1 – Never Skip Meals
If you miss a meal, try to get it in as soon as possible. Do not eliminate the missed meal. It will further slow down your weight loss. During Phase 2, we recommend that you eat 3 nutritious meals per day and take your supplements as directed. During Phase 3, you will be eating 5 meals per day. By doing this, you can keep your blood sugar levels even and you won’t be storing fat.
Rule #2 – Don’t Eat Foods You Don’t Like
Our program is not a diet. No one can live on a diet. Eventually, you are going to be overcome by cravings or simply hunger. If your food doesn’t taste good, at some point you will stop eating it. If you stop eating it on your diet, your diet doesn’t work. People will deprive themselves of all sorts of things – eliminate entire food groups (like carbs or fat), or limit their diet to just a few foods (soups, shakes or grapefruit), and literally starve themselves. By doing this you are surely doomed to fail. So why bother even starting? On our program, the typical meal should not look anything like diet food. For some, a steak dinner with steamed veggies and a piece of fruit is typical. For others, it can be fish with a big salad and some fruit for dessert. What is unique about our plan is the amazing recipes that you get to enjoy, while we teach you how your body works so you can burn more fat and lose weight quickly and permanently.