Why Diets Don’t Work
Serial, or “yo-yo” dieting, is a 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 gain all the weight back plus some. You have killed your metabolism! This is why diets don’t work. It is impossible for conventional diets to provide lasting weight loss results.
What Happens When You Starve Yourself on a Diet
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 caloric intake to 800 calories or less per 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 there might not be any for a long time. To keep you from starving to death before your next meal, your body slows down your metabolism and starts storing all the food you eat as fat. This is why it is very possible to go on a low calorie diet and eventually gain weight.
Many people who come into our Pensacola weight loss office, in spite of eating only one meal a day, are not losing weight. They have become the human equivalent of a bear. Their bodies are literally hibernating. Is it any wonder why diets don’t work? A bear eats nothing during hibernation, and so its metabolism shuts down. Physiologically, eating too little definitely works against you! Although Phase 2 is a reduced calorie phase (although completely safe), 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 additional snacks 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 your body thinking you are starving, it realizes that food is plentiful, and your survival mechanism has no reason to ever kick in. It assumes it can get all the food it needs, so it stops storing fat for an impending emergency. The net result: You can stop dieting, stop starving yourself, and start eating! By following OPTIHealth’s program, we are confident 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 you eat 3 nutritious meals per day, and take your supplements as directed. During Phase 3, you will be eating 5 times per day (3 meals and 2 snacks). By doing this, you can keep your blood sugar more level, and you won’t be storing fat.
Rule #2 – Don’t Eat Foods You Don’t Like
No one can live on a diet forever. Our program is not a diet! We all know everybody finds themselves in situations where delicious food options can lead us to stray if we are eating foods we don’t really like and feel deprived. Here at OPTIHealth, we want to make sure we have prepared our clients to be successful in those situations, so we want you to enjoy the foods you eat daily! People who deprive themselves of all sorts of things – eliminate entire food groups (like carbs or fats), or limit their diet to just a few foods (like soups, shakes, or grapefruit), always stray. They literally make themselves miserable and 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.
Have questions? Contact us today at 850-361-1120 to learn more about the OPTIHealth Weightloss & Wellness Program.