In todays video I talk about something that I have seen over and over and over again in my years of being a nutrition/lifestyle coach.
This is the number one most common weight loss and diet mistake that I see.
If you have been trying to lose weight or change to a healthier lifestyle for a while, and are still finding that success and a sustainable, healthy way of life is evading you, then this video may just be the answer you are looking for.
Getting healthy and getting to your natural weight should not be hard. It should not be a huge battle. It should not be something that causes you to swing wildly from one extreme to the other.
In this video I teach you the one thing you need to know, to make your healthy journey easier, more enjoyable and the best it can be for your body over all.
I want you to know that I am not telling you that you will incur 'metabolic damage' if you go on a reduced calorie diet. There is really no scientific evidence that any metabolic drop remains after 2-3 weeks of resuming a normal caloric intake.
The truth is, in order to achieve a healthy weight, most people are going to have to 'eventually' eat fewer calories than they are eating to maintain their over weigh bodies. However, if you jump straight into calorie restriction, it is mostly your MIND that is going to freak out and sabotage you. You need to acquaint yourself with eating as MUCH whole, raw, fresh foods as you can FIRST. You must focus on getting the stuff that isn't food out of your body, then healing, THEN focus on ideal caloric intake from only nutrient dense foods.
I believe that you can totally lose weight on a calorie restricted diet, and it is not metabolic damage that will cause you to put weight back on once you break this diet. It is the fact that your mind will go into starvation mode and make you crave MORE food and HIGHER CALORIE, HIGHER FAT foods that you ate before. It is not metabolic damage, but the whole mix of mental/emotional/physical/food addiction factors that come into play.
Most people have metabolic damage from their hight fat, highly processed foods diets. The metabolic damage we actually see most often is 'Metabolic syndrome X' which is a mixture of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the abdomen, and abnormal cholesterol levels. This is the true metabolic damage we should be keen to be wary of, as it is FAR more common than starvation induced metabolic damage.
In the end, focus on eating whole foods. Focus on healing your relationship with food and your body. Then move towards eating a caloric amount maintains your health and your activity level, getting those calories from nutrient dense whole foods.