Are You Like So Many Others?

If you have made a New Year’s Resolution or two, you probably included weight loss.  Since  2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese according to a CBS news story, it’s a common goal for many of us to lose some weight. It’s a serious problem. But why is it so difficult? Perhaps you or someone you know has been on a diet more than once and gained back all the weight or even more.  Why does this happen?  What’s the point of even going on a diet if as soon as you go off of it, the weight comes right back?  After all, most of us just want to be fit and healthy, look presentable in our clothes, and be able to keep up with our kids or grandkids.  And by the way, most of us don’t want our children or grandchildren to be part of the above 2/3 in America either, right?

Are you going in circles? Does your diet cycle go like this?

1. Eat less, no white sugar, fewer carbs, nothing fried  (now your body asks, “What is going on here? How am I going to survive? Feels like a famine.”)

2. Low calorie diets make you cranky, hungry, tired, and craving foods (now your body says, “Better conserve some energy and lower metabolism, lose both muscle and fat”.)

3. Hunger starts a feast and you gain even more fat than you lost.  BUT, muscle=metabolism. High metabolism builds muscle, burns calories. So what diet will keep muscle? Is it even possible?


So quit going in circles. Get a special deal while you stop going in circles.

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