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Healthy Community Healthy You – You Have to Eat to Lose

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Megan Johnson McCullough — Contrary to popular belief, eating less doesn’t necessarily equate to losing more weight. Skipping meals can happen due to the demands of life, however intentionally skipping breakfast or meals may not be beneficial to your physique. The “Operation Starvation” plan is almost the complete opposite of eating more leading to gaining more weight. When the body doesn’t get the calories and nutrients it needs, it does in fact go into a starvation mode. The body recognizes the lack of what it needs.

The body can of course endure lack of food for quite some time, but the consistent and ongoing skipping of meals and long periods of not eating (such as only eating one time per day), slows your metabolism down. The body is in conservation mode of what it needs and trying not to expend or use too much too fast because it feels like replenishment isn’t in the near future. The body therefore does not burn fat efficiently or as quickly as one might expect because it starts to pull resources from other areas, such as your muscles. Muscle is the fast burner in the body, which coincides with the notion that persons with more muscle burn more fat. Your body doesn’t want to release weight because it needs it to help perform functions.

Some people say they get so busy or just don’t think about food and just forget to eat. Others say they just wait all day and eat a big lunch or dinner. Some people only eat at the beginning and end of their day. Some say they just have a cup of coffee for breakfast. Some just go to bed without dinner because it’s been a long day and the effort isn’t there to get food. Yet, looking at the physique of some of these persons, we find that if they are trying to lose weight, they aren’t and often times their body just stays the same as it always is. It’s not to say that one can’t still do all they want to do and not get dizzy, lose focus, or feel less energy if they aren’t eating through the day. The body does adapt, but if weight loss is a goal, this habit has to go.

To lose weight and at a steady, healthy pace, one should never be in a deficit of more than 400 to 500 calories per day. That means don’t reduce your intake by more than 20% of what your total daily intake should be. This number is based on age, current weight, height, and activity level. Other considerations include eating more frequently through the day, that means not having the total intake once per day. Your metabolism wants your blood sugar to be on its team, so for efficient burning the more eating for relief and fuel through the day, the better. What you are eating is also important. Quality matters. Eating fast food versus eating home cooked chicken and vegetables is quiet different. You do not burn all calories equally, so you can’t say that all calories are equal.

A healthy relationship with food may be easier said than done, but mind set, and perspective are critical. Just like a car, you can’t run on empty and what type of fuel you put in also matters. Unlike what you may have thought, you have to eat to lose so eat up to your weight loss journey.

Every BODY’s Fitwww.everybodysfitoceanside.com(760)201-6784 @megan_everybodysfit

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