Have you ever tried to lose weight and failed miserably? Most people have at one time or another, but they keep trying and trying, only to end up frustrated and defeated. Most people believe that they need to make major dietary and lifestyle changes to lose weight. This is where they are wrong. You can actually lose weight without having to make any radical changes to your diet or exercise routine if you understand the right way to lose weight…
The 4 Keys To Permanent Weight Loss
Most people who want to lose weight are usually overwhelmed by the amount of advice and information they get from every direction. Trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t is a full-time job, and after months of trial and error, they give up and hit the binge-eating mode again. If you want to avoid this and find the fast-weight-loss method that really works, then you have to take the time to learn the exact steps that make up the puzzle.
What are the 4 keys to permanent weight loss? First, you need to understand metabolism, how your body uses energy. You also need to learn how to manage your impulses, set yourself up for success, and follow through on what you’ve started. Let’s take a deeper dive into these 4 keys and how you can put them into practice so that you see results fast!
1. Understand Metabolism
Metabolism is how your body uses energy. The right way to say it is that your body uses food to create energy. The metabolism determines how your body converts food into energy. There are three kinds of metabolism:
- Cerotic metabolism – This is the metabolism of toxins. Your body breaks down toxins such as alcohol and poisons, and they are eliminated through your urine and feces. Some toxins, such as heavy metals, can be stored by your body and become toxic if your cerotic metabolism is impaired.
- Energetic metabolism – This is the metabolism that allows your body to operate. Your body needs this metabolism in order to perform activities such as breathing, thinking, and moving. If you damage this metabolism, you will become lethargic and unable to perform simple tasks. Damage to your energetic metabolism can be caused by aging or excessive exposure to radiation.
- Catabolic metabolism – This is the metabolism that causes you to lose weight. As you know, your body breaks down tissues and organs in order to perform essential functions. When there is too much cortisol in your system, your metabolism becomes too catabolic and you start losing a lot of weight. The most common cause of hypercortisolism is Cushing’s disease, an endocrine disorder that results in abnormally high levels of cortisol in the body. If you have Cushing’s disease, you have accelerated catabolic metabolism and you will lose a lot of weight easily if you keep it up!
What does this mean for you? Simply put, your body is like a car. You can take good care of it and keep it clean and shiny, or you can treat it poorly and let it decay. The same goes for your metabolism. If you decide to decay your metabolism by eating fatty foods and drinking too much, you will speed up the process of losing weight. However, if you want to keep your weight, then you need to keep your metabolism in good condition by fueling it with nutrients.
Your metabolism needs proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals in order to operate at its full capacity. Eat a nutrient-rich diet loaded with these nutrients and your metabolism will stay strong, allowing you to keep off the weight you want. In order to have a healthy metabolism, you must have a healthy diet, plenty of water, and adequate sleep. If you follow these guidelines, you will make sure that your energy reserves are always full and there are no signs of your metabolism slowing down. This way, you will have permanent weight loss and you will keep off the weight you want. Thanks for listening! Now, let’s get back to the matter at hand.
2. Learn To Manage Your Impulses
Have you ever gone on a diet and then the pounds just keep piling on? We’ve all been there, believe it or not. Dieting is a full-time job, and once you start feeling better on a diet, it’s hard to stop. Once you’re off the diet, however, the pounds don’t come back as quickly as you’d like, especially if you want to keep the weight off. This is where controlling your impulses comes in. We all have impulses, emotions, and desires that drive us, but sometimes they get the best of us and we behave in ways that are not desirable. Managing your impulses is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There are ways to curb your impulsive eating and make healthier choices, so that you can get the results you want without going back to your old ways. Let’s take a look at how you can do this.
As you know, eating disorders are rampant throughout the world and there is no particular group of people more affected by them than millennials. Between binge eating, over-eating, and undereating, the generation of people born between the years of 1981 and 1996 has gotten a bad rap. While this may be true, it doesn’t mean that all of them are eating disorders. There is another type of eating disorder that can be found in Hollywood and other large cities, and it’s one that doesn’t get enough attention:
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Disorder (ORK 010)
- Binge-eating disorder (BED)
- Bulimia nervosa (BN)
- Cystic fibrosis (CF)
What is this disorder? Simply put, it’s a food disorder where the patient feels driven to eat when they are not physically hungry. This could be due to a number of reasons, but often it’s linked to emotional problems such as depression or anxiety. If you’re having trouble controlling your eating habits and you need help, then this could be the underlying reason why you are unable to lose weight even when you try.
What are the symptoms of this disorder? As mentioned before, the patient feels driven to eat when they aren’t physically hungry. The good news is this isn’t an eating disorder that you’ve been exposed to in college. The bad news is that this is a disorder that anyone can get, even if you don’t live in a large city. With this disorder, there are no specific signs that someone else can give you to indicate that you have it, other than your own experience. The patient’s own judgment is what counts the most. Here are some of the most common signs:
- The patient feels that food is the best solution to feeling bad. Even if you are not physically hungry, you may feel like you need something to make you feel better. When this happens, you have an impulse to eat that doesn’t come from a place of hunger. The patient will feel driven to eat even when they aren’t physically hungry. This could be due to feelings of emptiness or boredom. When this occurs, you need to understand that it’s not your fault, but rather a result of the disorder. You should seek help as soon as you realize you have these impulsive eating episodes. It is not fair to you or to those around you that you go through this, so please do not feel bad about it. It’s also critical that you seek help as soon as you realize you have this problem. There are ways to manage this disorder and live a happy and healthy life. Let’s look at how. First, you need to identify the triggers for your eating episodes. If you’re prone to having impulsive episodes, then you need to be mindful about what sets you off. It could be stressful situations, or perhaps it’s just boredom that leads you to crave something tasty. When you find out what your triggers are, you can take steps to prevent these episodes from happening. Second, the patient needs to understand that these episodes are not a personal attack on their body. They have a problem, and they need to seek help for it. The last thing you want to do is make your patient feel guilty about their body. Guilt is one of the primary emotions that lead people to food addiction and other eating disorders. When you make your patient feel bad about themselves, you are doing them a disservice and you’re probably also causing yourself harm as well. Think of this: would you rather eat yourself into an unhealthy weight or feel guilty all the time? If you answered yes to the first question, then you might have an eating disorder. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves regardless of the size of their bodies, and making them feel bad about themselves prevents them from doing this. By helping them understand that these are just impulsive eating episodes that they need to learn to control, you are doing them a favor, and you will find joy in the process. Let’s work together to get you there one step at a time!