Lifestyle Nutrition

Eat Well & Thrive

 

 

 "Continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity." 

 Albert Einstein. 

 

 

Diets don’t work.

According to the NIH, on any given day, an overwhelming majority of Americans are “on a diet.”  Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published that 68  percent of people over 20 are either overweight or obese.  The contradiction between these two sets of statistics is the phenomenon of rebound, in which all of the weight loss, and sometimes more, is gained back once the “diet” is over.  A comprehensive study published these abysmal results; less than 5 % of people who lose weight on a diet will keep the weight off for 3 years.

Ref:  5 NIH; Obesity and Overweight; June 18, 2010.     

       I go back to what Einstein said!

 

Counting calories is flawed science

 

Calories are simply a mathematical equation for potential of energy. The equation has been around for decades:   A reduction of 3,500 per week (500 calories per day) from your current caloric needs will produce a loss of 1 lb. of something each week. I say something because when deprived of basic needs, your body is more likely to cannibalize your muscle mass and dehydrate you before reducing your fat stores. And that lack of willpower you always talk about - well that has little to do with willpower and more to do with your body signaling you that something is terribly wrong.  Your brain translates that signal, then gives you a call in the form of an overwhelming compulsion to down that handful of stale goldfish crackers with the same urgency as a person taking a nitroglycerin tablet in the throes of a cardiac event.  Not to belabor the science here, but it drives me nuts when the multi-billion dollar dieting  industry keeps selling you “new” diet books, ships processed food to your door, and touts points that actually translate to the same deficit dieting strategies as those 45 diet books stored in your laundry room. No carbs, no fat, no meat, no food, all beans, all meat, all kale.  Stop it!  


It’s just food


Instead of looking at calories; consider the science of bio-chemistry.  The specific fuel you give your body is the key, not the calories they contain.  Specific chemical reactions can enhance or decrease specific impacts of a food choice .  You can manipulate these reactions to gain weight, lose weight, as well as target specific concerns by determining the composition and portions of each food group throughout your day.   It comes down to the right amount of the right food group in the right meal or snack to address specific goals.

 

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Your Lifestyle Nutrition program will provide you with the information, tools, strategies and support to assist you in making the changes necessary for your success, but real change will require your earnest participation.  


 The only disclaimer attached to my program is "My program only works if you actually do it".