Have you tried every weight loss tips there is and still end up weighing the same? Do you put more reliance on workout than the diet? Or do you believe that 1 magic ingredient will help you in your weight loss endeavour? Well, you are in for a rude surprise!
Why traditional weight loss techniques do not work?
When it comes to metabolism, genes play a major role. But, the method of WORKOUT MORE, EAT LESS is definitely not the right approach. The biggest problem with traditional weight loss techniques is that it is just too simplistic. It believes that weight loss is just calorie in and calorie out. But our human body is far more complicated than that. Research studies on the best weight loss programs boast a short-term success of only 20 percent. The best way to lose weight is far more complicated than just a calorie model.
Myths surrounding counting calories
Eating fewer calories will lead to fat loss
This statement is false. It can surely give you some short term weight loss, as you would lose muscles and water from the body, but you need to burn fat. Such a diet plan will slow down your metabolism and eventually, you will gain back weight and that too all exclusively in the form of fat.
All calories are equal
No two calories are the same because the oxidation rate or rate of burning calories is different for different food types—fats, carbs, and proteins. Hormones are what determine weight loss and not the calories.
Eating two big meals are fine
How could you lose weight if you eat 2 big fat meals? By eating small meals throughout the day, you expedite your metabolism which helps you in losing weight. But if you have two large meals a day, your metabolism will slow down and you end up storing fat.
Eat fat-free foods for low calories
This is not true as most fat-free foods are worse than regular foods and is filled with artificial stuff and added sugar. Kiss weight loss goodbye if you believe in going on a fat-free diet.
Work out less, but eat more: A better way to lose weight
Circuit training or interval training is superior to cardio workouts. Most of us focus only on calories burnt during the workout, but one can burn additional calories for the next 24-48 hours by doing the right form of workout. It is extremely important to include strength training in your workout if you are looking for sustained weight loss. By doing so, you can create a fat loss (good weight loss) state which lasts up to 48 hours after the workout. It creates a “hormonal soup” (adrenaline, nor-adrenaline, and cortisol with testosterone, and Human Growth Hormone), which ensures that calories burnt are from fat and not from muscles. Pure cardio workout is not capable of creating that state and can result in muscle loss. By doing the right form of circuit training, you can compress 90 minutes of results in just 30 minutes.
It is important not to just work hard, but work smart. Also, by eating more of right foods, we ensure that we lose fat and not muscles and our metabolism remains high. That is one essential weight loss tip that many forget to give.
Hormones determine your weight and weight loss
Hormones help dictate the metabolism. It tells your body what to do with the food, whether to store it as fat or burn it as fuel resulting weight loss. Hormones control almost every aspect of how we gain weight and how we can lose it. It also determines where we store fat.
Truweight replaces the old science of calorie counting with the new science of hormonal fat regulation by combining the latest scientific research in endocrinology, exercise science, nutritional biochemistry, strength and conditioning research, to change your body’s fat and weight loss physiology.
Some foods release fat regulating hormones and some foods release fat storing hormones. Do not equate food with just calories. If calories were important, then diet cola and artificial sweeteners would be perfect for weight loss.
Sleep and stress determine your hormones level, which in turn determine your weight. Unfortunately, the calorie model ignores these two factors along with other important factors like nutritional deficiency, gut bacteria imbalance.
The calorie model does not give any importance to timing. Whether you eat something in the morning or just before dinner, calorie model does not make any differentiation between the two. But the truth is that timing matters a lot. The way our digestive system works in the morning is different from the way it works in the night. Hence, one should always eat heavy breakfast and light dinner.
People with thyroid, diabetes or PCOS gain or lose weight due to hormonal Imbalance. These hormones determine your weight not just during these diseases, but even otherwise.
How diet affects hormones
It is quite evident that our diet affects the hormone levels in the body. Similar to sugar, all other foods affect some hormone or the other. Protein consumption increases glucagon and leptin, which help in weight loss. Whereas excessive refined carbohydrate consumption may cause insulin spikes leading to storage of fat. The quality of food matters more than the quantity.
Hence, weight loss is not just about calories; it is more than that. So we hope you take weight loss seriously and your diet, even more seriously!