As the new year excitement wears off how do you keep your weight loss successful beyond those determined January intentions!
We’re just about to jump into the 3rd week of January, the shine from the Christmas holidays is dimming into a distant memory, hunger pangs and sugar cravings are maybe making their presence felt. And it’s cold. There are more than a few very good reasons for abandoning the diet idea that seemed so perfect 3 weeks ago, and falling back into old eating habits again. In fact, The amount of persuasion to talk ourselves out of it right now is endless. The trouble is…some of it is true…It is cold, and it’s really not the time of year to start dieting. And what’s more…you really do need your comfort foods right now! Who needs weight loss anyway??
Dieting is a rubbish idea at this time of year. But that’s because it’a a rubbish idea at any time of year! Our bodies always need comfort food. We always need to enjoy our meals, and we deserve to relish our food!
So now that we’ve got that little bubble well and truly burst, we can get on with losing those pounds without missing out on comfort or feelings of enjoyment. And we’ll be ditching the diet into the back end of 2017, never to be seen again! Does that sound good? good! Then read on!
The truth is there’s just no point in even trying to summon an ounce of will-power in this weather, or any other for that matter…especially when it comes to restricting calories…you’re probably realising now that its just a lose-lose situation for you. You find yourself back to square one before you can say “pass the biscuits” But I’ll tell you right now…you have not failed! Not by a long shot! In fact we can turn all this around and make 2018 a win-win situation for you as far as weight loss is concerned! The first thing to realise is that if you eat in a way that you enjoy, then it won’t feel like there’s any diet to abandon, and nothing to feel like a failure about. Bearing this in mind, lets look at a way of eating that we know is sustainable, enjoyable and feels like a way of life…a lifestyle, not a diet. The change might sound drastic when you put it like that, but actually it isn’t it’s really simple.
You Let Your Body Lose The Weight For You!
You just start to feed your body on a bit of a deeper level. It’s a way of eating that satisfies your body on a deeper level. When we eat processed carbs or sugary food. We feel stodged or bloated. We’ve become accustomed to listening to that message from our bodies that tell us that we’re full. But your body isn’t actually satisfied. This is why- because processed carbs and sugary food don’t register to your brain that you’ve eaten..you’ve just bloated your belly, but not registered to your brain that you’re done. So…in order to feel a deeper feeling of satisfaction we need to trigger our brain into knowing we’ve eaten.
One of the first ways is by eating fats, proteins and complex leafy carbs and veg. They are dense, heavy and sit in your belly for hours. This then allows your brain to have time to register that you’ve eaten. The lovely side effect of this? Well because they don’t bulk out in your stomach, your sensation of feeling bloated will go down very quickly! (it usually just a takes a couple of days for this to start happening for you!). Once your belly shrinks back down to it’s natural size, the nerves that surround it become re-sensitized and will again register a signal to your brain when your belly has been filled (this takes about 3 weeks, but you’ll begin to feel really satisfied long before then). The lovely side effect of this? Well your appetite will naturally drop down to a normal size again!
These sensations in your body are completely natural. You will feel sooo satisfied and content eating in this way that you’ll automatically be enjoying your meals again, and not feeling like you’re missing out! So you can ditch the diet out the door!
The bottom line is that we can lose weight by eating foods that satisfy us, as long as we ditch the processed carbs and sugars, it’s as simple as that!
The CRAVE feeling is the opposite feeling of being satisfied and content, and it’s what drives our out-of-control eating habits. It gets triggered when we eat processed carbs and sugar. It feels like a little tickle or pulling sensation, and is located just under your ribs. It’s a message from your nervous system (your survival mechanism) that creates an irresistible REACHING mechanism for food. And it is completely irresistible! You really can’t deny that CRAVE feeling for long, because it’s all about your survival, there’s nothing you can do about it, apart from feeding yourself!
That full-filled feeling however, that occurs when you’ve eaten food that truly fills your belly is located a little further down in your abdomen and is registered as an intense feeling of satisfaction in your nervous system. You can feel it…it’s soooo nice it makes you sigh with pleasure… it’s why babies make a satisfying little noise when they eat. They can feel that feeling of intense pleasure.
Try it for yourself- eat a really filling (but not bloating) meal…something like cheesy courgetti spagetti
(the video is for pork, but you can mix it with lashings of melted cheese if you wanted instead). It actually takes your brain 20 minutes to completely register that you’ve eaten, so wait a few minutes before you take a look at what that feels like in your abdomen? Can you sense that difference? Once you connect with that feeling, you can use it as a guide for what feel really pleasurable for you. The reason why our appetite feels out of control is simply that our nervous system is not sending that message to us. Once it does, you will enjoy a natural cut off point with your appetite, that won’t take any work, any will power or any determination whatsoever!
The Bottom Line Is That Low Carb Foods Stimulate A Natural Fat Burning System within our Bodies
And here’s the magic formula- drop the sugar, processed carbs of all kinds and up your fats (yes, even the chicken skin!)and proteins too, as they are what help you to stay feeling fulfilled for a longer amount of time. Once you ditch the carbs, your body will literally became a natural fat burning machine…how cool is that?? Your body really will do the rest for you if you stop trying to force it to be thin, because it will always rebel against you eventually!
And that’s it really…your body will naturally do the rest for you! The low-fat myth is a bubble that is well and truly beginning to burst as we begin to catch on now that it just isn’t a sustainable lifestyle for weight loss…otherwise we would all have been a size 10 years ago, and the weight loss industry wouldn’t still be making billions out of us!
I’ve just released a book with all the information you need to be able to lose weight without the pointless effort and struggle! It contains a 7- Step Done-For-You System that will help you shed those pounds once and for all. It’s just £3.99 for the kindle version on Amazon, and you can also get the paperback too for just a few pounds more. There’s tons of free resources and clever exercises for mastering your little CRAVE monster so you can just move on in your life, enjoy effortless weight loss, and start to enjoy yourself!