Yes, you read correctly, weight gain is a blessing and here is why. Just because someone is thin, that does not make them healthy. I know plenty of thin people who had heart attacks and strokes. The problem is that many thin people, or people who do not have a weight problem, wrongly believe, that because they are thin that means they are also healthy, so they don’t watch their diet and don’t exercise. All of a sudden, they have a stroke or a heart attack and then is when they realize that they are not as healthy as they thought. If they survive, then is when they start exercising and watching their diet.
You can look at weight gain as a clear signal from your body that you are engaging in behaviors that are bad for your health. This is why you should consider weight gain as a blessing because your body is giving you a heads up that you are doing something wrong and that you should change course. A thin person, unfortunately, does not get that message from their body until is too late. Personally, I would prefer if my body gave me a heads up that I am doing something wrong, so I have a chance to change before it’s too late.
Stavros Mastrogiannis: A world leader in sustainable weight loss and the creator of the Live Your Way Thin System. “A simple and practical approach to sustainable weight loss and great health”
You can ask 10 weight loss experts what, is the best way to lose weight and you will get 10 different answers. So, who should you believe and why? The unfortunate truth is that most likely, all 10 are wrong and here is why. Most weight loss experts have focused so much on creating the perfect diet or the best exercise program that would deliver the fastest results, they forgot that a diet that no one can follow, long-term, or an exercise program that no one can stick with, is not very effective. Just look at all the weight loss programs on the market today. For example, look at the P90X. Is P90X an effective workout program? Absolutely, it’s a very effective program… if you can stick with it! The problem is that very few people can actually stick with it. I personally know over 50 people that have bought the P90X but out of those 50 people only one was able to go through the whole program, everyone else burned out within the first few weeks.
So, my question is, how effective is a workout program that most people can’t do? Same thing with all the diets. Can you see yourself counting calories or point for the rest of your life? Can you see yourself constantly being vigilant of everything you put in your mount? If you are like most people, the answer is no. But that is exactly what all popular diet programs ask you to do. No wonder we are losing the weight loss battle.
The best weight loss program is that one you can live with for life! A good way to tell if, with a particular weight loss program, you will be able to achieve sustainable weight loss is to ask yourself this question. “Can I see myself doing everything the weight loss program is asking me to do for life?” If the answer is no, don’t even bother starting because any weight loss results you will achieve with that program will be temporary.
Sustainable weight loss and great health are only possible through permanent changes in your daily habitual behaviors.
About Stavros Mastrogiannis:He is a sustainable weight loss coach and has been working in the weight loss field for over 25 years. He is the owner of Live Your Way Thin LLC, a personal training, and coaching center in Danbury CT and he is the creator of Live Thin Stay Thin System. A simple and pragmatic approach to sustainable weight loss and great health.
Many people believe and, many nutritionist would tell you, that if you skip a meal or if you go for too long without food, your metabolic rate will slow down and you will overeat at your next meal.
Both of those statements are wrong. First of all, in studies of people who have fasted for a day or have skipped a meal, reported eating only slightly more than they would ordinarily eat, when they finally had a meal after fasting or after skipping the previous meal. Also, research has shown that even extreme fasting for three days in the row, will not slow down the metabolic rate. J. Webber and I. A. Macdonald, “The cardiovascular, metabolic and hormonal changes accompanying acute starvation in men and women,” British Journal of Nutrition, 71, no. 3 (March 1994)
Many people also find letting their body go hungry very uncomfortable. That is true, but thediscomfort is temporary, the benefits are permanent. Think of it as a withdrawal. If you are a coffee drinker, you know what happens if you don’t drink your coffee. You get a headache, because your body goes through a caffeine withdrawal. This is temporary and manageable. You see, most people have never felt true hunger because they eat all the time, so when they take a break from eating they go through some discomfort similar to a withdrawal. The good news is once your body adjusts, you will not believe how good you will feel and how much more energy you will have. I know, because I have been through it myself. It definitely worth the minor discomfort you may go through. Remember, with any habit you try to break, you will go through some discomfort. Developing the habit of allowing your body to go hungry before eating, is probably one of the best habits you can develop and the benefits to your health are tremendous.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of allowing our body to go hungry before eating:
- Makes your body more sensitive to insulin (great for preventing diabetes)
- Make your body more efficient at burning fat (great if you are trying to lose weight)
- Great benefits to your brain
- You will end up with more energy during the day. (Digestion takes up a lot of energy)
- Taking a break from food is the best way to detoxify.
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