How to lose weight and keep it off – Better Homes and Gardens


Posted: February 19, 2020 at 8:48 am

For those who have recently embarked on a weight loss journey, its likely your body is now fighting the weight loss and you are now on a slow but steady return to your starting weight, says Dr Fuller.

In fact, fewer than 5% of people succeed on their weight loss and dieting journeys long-term - due to our biology. And its the very reason why diets dont work. However, new research shows you can lose weight and prevent weight regain with theInterval Weight Lossapproach.

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Body weight fluctuates enormously from day-to-day and therefore it is important to just monitor the trend over time. Weekly weighing is best pick the time and day that you prefer and record your weight each week.

Dieting has led us to believe that we should be restricting the volume of food we put into our body. However, when you deprive yourself of food, your body shuts down by lowering its metabolism. Instead, you should be focusing on eating more food plenty of nutrient-rich food will help speed up your metabolism and help you with your weight loss goals and prevent weight regain.

New research has shown you can prevent your body fighting itself and prevent weight regain by losing weight in short 4-week intervals using theInterval Weight Lossmethod. Every second month you should aim to maintain your weight from the month before to prevent your body working differently. When you lose weight with diets, your body fights itself your appetite hormones change, telling you to eat more, and your metabolism drops so you burn less fat. This is why you regain the weight you lose.

We have a very hard time saying no to our favourite foods, however, foods that are naturally high in sugar and fat, such as avocado, nuts and fruit, release the same feel-good pleasure response in the brain as processed and fast food. Surround yourself with these foods to avoid the temptation of going to the vending machine or visiting your favourite take-away outlet.

Counting calories is a complete waste of time. Your body is far smarter than calories in versus calories out, and many nutrition labels and calorie-counting apps are not accurate. Take nuts and evegtables for example, 20% of the calories from nuts are not absorbed in the body and these are the very foods that will help on your long-term weight loss journey, not hinder it.

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Dr Fuller's new book is called Interval Weight Loss For Women and you can buy it for $32.99.

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