Diets can make you fatter!
How many diets have you done throughout your life? And were you able to keep your weight off or did you get fat again? You may have lost weight, but the fact is that 95% of people on a diet regain weight (1) and one reason for weight regain is the metabolic changes present in individuals who have a diet mentality and a change in their functions (9) The origin of the word diet originates from the Greek diaita (2) and reported a complete mental and physical life style. The concept focused on the diet and the environment in which we live. Both the Greek and the Roman physicians knew that our body was impacted by the way we ate and how we exercised. (3)
All diets we know are replicas of old diets, and if we do a brief historical retrospective, we will see how the multimillion-dollar diet industry is misleading, maleficent and biased. even knowing that we are just one more number in the budget of an industry that sells "disease," we continue to follow fad diets for quick, miraculous results.
Why diets do not help us lose weight?
Biologically, there are several adaptive resources that the body uses to keep us alive, our metabolic and mental constitution does not assimilate the practice of dieting as "practice for weight loss" and it is at this point that the suffering of those who regularly follow diets of fashion begins .
You must have realized that every time you start a new diet, it is harder to lose weight, because it is the discovery that to lose the same weight as in the last diet, you have to eat much less.
And, I'm sorry to inform you, by the time you reach that point
your metabolism started to spend less calories than before due to the process of cell adaptation. That is, to keep all the organs working properly, your body will consume less calories than it spent before the beginning of the diets and this effect is permanent . Another determining factor of weight gain is the adaptation in the absorption of nutrients, and we
absorbed nutrients more quickly after diets. Finally, there are also brain changes in which the signs of hunger and satiety become dysregulated, causing to increase your appetite , meaning you start to feel more hungry. How to get out of this vicious circle?
A valuable tip I give my clients is that they abandon the diet mentality, actions, and dysfunctional behaviors that we have for the purpose of controlling eating and impairing our eating behavior (4). magazines, books, articles and other information about diets are discarded and that they make peace with food, reintegrating foods that have been excluded because they are "forbidden". It is even important that they give up the thought that there is bad food, that they do not make food choices just for the sake of weight loss, and the main thing
do not practice judgment.
You may be wondering, But what about the pizza, the hamburger, the chocolate? Will I be able to reintegrate these foods as well? The answer is yes, all food should be seen only as food. What gets you is not eating a piece of pizza with your husband, or taking your child to eat a brigadier, but the way you relate to the food. We know, for example, that all binge eating started with a diet, so removing foods because they are caloric has little to do with healthy weight loss. On the contrary, this practice generates thoughts and compulsive behaviors (5). If your goal is to lose weight, first of all you should seek to understand what made you fat: your feelings, thoughts, how you react in loss situations and extreme emotional situations, as well as the way you handle your body appearance should be reviewed. If there is no healthy connection between you and your body, the likelihood of you regaining weight is much greater, so no matter what your weight, what matters is how you see yourself. During a call, I heard a beautiful phrase which sums up very well this issue weight
Why do I have to suffer to be what I know is not of my constitution? What defines me is not my weight, weight is just a number ". With this sentence I will end this chat: let's try to be less judgmental of the dish and the silhouette of ourselves and others, let us allow ourselves to feel and love more.
When the family budget tightens, the first alternative is almost always instant dishes. But if we perform nutritional mathematics, there is better bargaining at the grocery store, grocery store or grocery store. Rich in nutrients, cheap fruits, vegetables, vegetables and grains are a better choice compared to the ready-made dishes available on the shelves.
Due to the day-to-day running of people many people end up leaving aside some simple habits that can contribute to a healthier life. A great example of this is the custom of eating very fast, we know that eating a meal slowly may seem like a luxury, but according to the American Heart Association (AHA) this practice is fundamental to our health.