Everyone knows that a healthy diet and plenty of exercise is recommended for a healthy lifestyle. It’s simple enough, eat less, eat healthier foods and exercise more. So why do so many of us struggle to control our weight?
No diets. No willpower
80% of all dieters fail to lose weight and one-third even gain additional weight. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine a group of researchers found that diet-induced weight loss alters hormone levels that regulate body weight and hunger levels. This leads to “successful” dieters putting the weight back on. Dieting does not address the root causes of weight issues.
The human body has an amazing mechanism for letting us know when we are hungry and when we are full. Those who overeat often ignore the signs of being full and continue to eat. There are a number of reasons why individuals may do this.
The need to eat often satisfies our mind rather than the physical need to eat to survive. Changing the role food plays in our lives can be the key to long-term weight loss.