OK, so people know that I am dieting. Obviously they realised because they can actually see that I have lost weight. I must be honest and did not tell people I was dieting until they actually noticed weight loss. Made it a lot easier on me too. After all the first thing people do when they know that you are on a diet is look at you strangely when you consume any calories let alone if you crumble slightly and eat densely compacted calories (such as chocolate).
So anyway since it has been discovered that I have been dieting / losing weight I have begun to receive all sorts of emails. However this email takes the biscuit!! It is Fat Loss 4 Idiots!!
Just read the email…
“You are overweight for the most simple of reasons — because you’re eating the wrong foods, the wrong types of calories per meal, and you’re also eating meals in the wrong patterns each day.
Think closely about what we’re about to tell you, since it’s going to change the way you think about dieting…
FOOD is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills, because the FOOD that you eat can either make you THIN or FAT. You don’t get fat because of a lack of exercising, that’s a myth. You get fat because you don’t eat the right foods at the right intervals each day.
Also, the pattern that you choose to eat your meals each day is more powerful than any prescription weight loss pills. This is true because your body is like an “engine” and it only needs certain foods at certain intervals each day, and if you don’t eat the right foods at the right times then it won’t burn those calories — and you’ll wind up storing those calories as fat tissue. (Hint: You need to eat more than 3 times per day to lose weight, but we’ll show you the details later).
You have gotten overweight by eating the wrong foods, that much is a fact. And guess what? You can get SLIM by eating the RIGHT FOODS at the RIGHT INTERVALS each day.
It’s not really any more complicated than that, and the way to start losing weight has nothing to do with starving yourself or jogging.
The reason you cannot lose weight by starving yourself (using a low calorie diet) is because your metabolism will detect any major drop in calories and it will then ADJUST ITSELF by burning fewer calories each day.
If you begin eating 2,500 calories per day then your metabolism will adjust itself so that your body begins burning 2,500 calories per day.
If you try to starve yourself by suddenly eating 1,000 calories per day then your metabolism will again ADJUST ITSELF so that your body begins to burn only 1,000 calories per day. That’s why you have failed in your past dieting attempts, that’s why you always seem to fail when you try and starve yourself. Now you know the reason why you can eat 1,000 calories per day and not lose any weight while your friends can eat 2,500 calories per day and not gain any weight.
Also, virtually every person in today’s society is buying mostly “low fat” or “non fat” food at the grocery store, everybody is conscious of the “fat grams” inside the food they buy. However, people are getting fatter than ever by doing this and people are not losing weight by switching to the “low fat lifestyle”.
Low carb diets have certainly become popular in recent years, but such diets often leave you feeling miserable each day (since they drain most of your energy and can leave you feeling quite awful each day).
Check out these facts below…
Did you know that several popular low carb diets are so strict that you cannot even eat a large apple during the first couple weeks? It’s true.
Also, many low carb diets won’t even let you enjoy a ‘normal’ restaurant meal (ordered without any carb restrictions) for many months after you begin.
Therefore, low carb diets can leave you feeling MISERABLE each day, which is not the answer.”
They then go on to ask for payment obviously!
Seriously…. do they take me for an idiot? This diet really is for idiots, because if you believe the crap they just wrote… it is no wonder that weight is not lost.
In case you need to know about the basic principals of dieting.
Food = Calories
We need X Calories a day. X is dependant on your size, weight & sex.
Exercise = Minus / Burn Calories
If we eat more calories than we burn, we put on weight.
If we eat less calories than we require, then we take from our stores (fat).
Hence our food intake in calories must be less than our requirements to lose weight! SIMPLE!
The only issue is how to do it without feeling miserable. There is no such thing. However if you want to do it without feeling hungry…. Veg is good low calorie food that you can eat lots of. Just don’t add stuff like mayo etc. And if you feel full and still have calories left – you can even treat yourself to a chocolate!!