Then the next best selling diet or biggest loser challenge comes around and we get sucked right back in.
Keeping the weight off is the tricky part when you used tricks to lose it. To sustain any weight loss, your weight loss strategy must make you healthier, not sicker.
The good news is that science is on your side when you understand how and why we get fat.
You can blame fast food, commercials, or soda for being fat, and while all the emphasis on weight loss is on food, when and how much you eat is not the first or most important aspect of lasting weight loss, it's not even the second or third most important. In fact, most Americans could live 30 days without any food at all. But you can't live three days without water.
So water is 10 times more important than the food you eat to maintain healthy weight loss.
But there's something thousands of times more important than food when it comes to healthy lasting weight loss. And that is oxygen. You can only go a few minutes without breathing so maximizing oxygenation of all tissues in your body is much more important to healthy weight than the food you eat.
But wait...the most important and instant life or death factor, that no one considers and is about
a million times more important than what you eat when it comes to healthy weight loss, is you Central Nervous System.
The nerve system controls ALL of your vital functions including digestion, fat, protein, carbohydrate metabolism, hydration and respiration. If there is any irritation to the central nervous system, all vital functions are compromised making it much harder to sustain lasting weight loss.
How do you know if you have irritation on your central nervous system? Some of the most misleading symptoms of nervous system irritation include:
- Tension in the shoulders
- Stiffness in the low back
- Restless sleep
- Low energy or fatigue
- Digestion problems
- Stubborn belly fat
So if you are ready to once and for all get off the diet roller coaster, here is what you need to accept. To truly achieve lasting weight loss, you MUST address Stress and Toxins.
Stress means different things to different people but it all has the same effect in our body.
Low energy, fat belly, restless sleep, indigestion, aches and pains, etc. etc. etc.
Some of us can't eat when we are stressed, which is the appropriate response. But most of us use "comfort food" as a drug. We get caught in the trap of eating the worst kinds of foods and then being hungry an hour later and that's stress too. Additionally, those same foods also add more toxins into our body, which continues the stress cycle.
In order to once and for all, get off of the diet rollercoaster, my recommendations are as follows:
- Get the right nutrients
- Get oxygen to the tissues
- Get more pain free movement in your body
- Get enough rest for repair
- Detox your body at the cellular level