- February. 20 2019
“I don’t eat breakfast because I am not hungry in the morning.”
“I get busy so I don’t eat. I am not hungry anyway.”
“I just am not that hungry, so I don’t eat that often.”
“…but I can’t figure out why I am not losing weight!”
DING, DING, DING. We have a fat loss road block winner. When you take a step back and really think about this, don’t you agree that it seems extremely odd??
How can you sustain, how can you function, how can you not lose weight, if you eat very little. It seems almost impossible.
If you find yourself feeling, thinking, saying any of these quotes above, read on…
When you dramatically under eat you are actually lowering your Ghrenlin, a hormone produced in the stomach that generates hunger. If you think in terms of survival, the body uses this hormone to adjust hunger levels in times of feast or famine.
If you aren’t eating, your body thinks it is starving, so it slows down the production of Ghrenalin, which also flips on the “fat storage” switch, by the way. This is why so many people find themselves eating very little, yet are unable to lose fat.
In order to restart the Ghrenlin and reboot your metabolism, you must first start out by figuring out how many calories you should be eating each day in order to achieve fat loss. After you know what calorie range to shoot for, start slowly increasing your calories to that range.
Also, make sure to emphasize whole foods in your diet and try to stay away from processed foods. Having whole food sources of protein, fat, carbs, and fiber is essential for fat loss, and frankly, general health as well.
Be patient. You are not going to see results in a week. Its going to take time for this process to get started. Your body will need to adjust to a higher intake of calories, and you may even gain a little at first due to water weight.
Don’t fret, keep at it and soon you will start to see the scale move in the right direction.
For more information and/or if this is something that you have been struggling with for quite some time, it may be worth your while to check out The Metabolic Repair Manual.