In this video, you'll discover the truth about how to lose weight and keep it off. This solution isn't a magic pill, but it works.
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Often quoted statistics are that 95% of people who go on a diet fail and end up regaining.
This information has been quoted for decades now and originally it came from a study at a nutrition clinic at New York Hospital in the 1950's.
To study had a lot of flaws but it somehow became a fact.
The fact is, researchers don't have the exact percentage of people who end up regaining.
Looking further into this, a 2014 study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24355667) of nearly 3000 people who had lost (and kept off) a minimum of 30 pounds for at least 1 year found that 87 percent of participants maintained at least 10 percent of that weight loss over a decade.
So how do you set yourself up for successful long-term weight loss maintenance?
One of the biggest mistakes I see with dieters who aim to lose 30, 40, 50 or more pounds is trying to lose it all at once and trying to lose it fast.
When you attempt a big change to your homeostatic balance such as rapidly changing body weight your body starts to fight back.
With body weight, by now we know that there's something call the body fat settling point which essentially means that your body has a point to which it will try to bring you back.
And if you try to go far below that set point very fast, using an aggressive calorie-restricted diet, you will experience a strong pull to regain until you get back to the initial weight.
Some of the adaptations include:
Slowing down of metabolism
Reducing of non-exercise activity - More slouching, less walking, unconsciously you're moving less, leaning more on objective
More hunger and less satiety
Neither of those are favorable if we're looking to lose weight and keep it off.
In a nutshell, your body thinks it's starving despite the fact that there's plenty of body fat to go around.
Obesity researchers hypothesize that this due to leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone with a number of functions, one of those is signaling your brain how much body fat you currently have.
The simple strategy to minimize these adaptations is to NOT lose weight in one go.
Instead, lose 5% of body weight in one go and then maintain the new weight for at least half of the time it took you to lose the weight.
This "diet break" phase will allow your body to get used to the new weight and make it your new "default".
And by taking your time you're also becoming more skilled with the healthy behaviors and habits such as regular exercise, consuming mainly whole unprocessed foods, getting plenty of sleep, preparing your food, shopping for the right foods etc..
All of these are all skills that take practice and time to become a part of your lifestyle.
When you take the slower approach you're avoiding the hardest part of the diet which comes after 10-12 weeks.
So by taking a break every 8 - 10 weeks for 4-5 weeks you get a chance to stay at the new weight, get used to it and it becomes the new normal.
This strategy is very powerful, it's not a magical pill solution to weight loss but it works.
It works in the long run which is most important.
Now, the question is, are you willing to commit for the long run and get this handled?
If so, then let's be smart about it and get out of the "magic pill" mentality.
Studies mentioned in the video:
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Talk soon, Mario
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