dieting makes you overweight

Throw away your scale!

Dieting isn’t fun. In fact, following diet plans, taking diet supplements, exercising your butt off, is a stressful misery! But according to doctors, “eating less and exercising more” is the only way to lose weight. Considering the paucity of research done on obesity, and the lack of success in all diet methods, no wonder 95{5b8e831512cf0c284f7edae7fc403e9a09e5b1736c5b1d60e4451a29dc064ebe} of people who go on a diet regain the weight within a few months to a couple of years.

This information (from a study done on feeding college age men a typical obesity diet) shows the physical & psychological effects of 6 months of dieting. Ancel Key’s book (Biology of Human Starvation) explained findings of these studies that he and his colleagues completed:

This information (from a study done on feeding college age men a typical obesity diet) shows the physical & psychological effects of 6 months of dieting. Unfortunately, it didn’t include information about body temperature (which I’m CERTAIN had been considerably lowered during the course of the study).

Physical Changes:

  • Decreased heart volume
  • Slowed pulse rate
  • Voluntary movements became slower
  • Subjects felt older and behaved older

Personality Changes:

  • Increased in apathy and DEPRESSION
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • General feeling of ineffectiveness
  • Loss of ambition and narrowing of interests
  • Increased neuroticism and hysteria
  • Almost 20{5b8e831512cf0c284f7edae7fc403e9a09e5b1736c5b1d60e4451a29dc064ebe} of subjects showed severe “character neuroses”
  • Two subjects bordered on psychoses including violence and hysteria

Then there was food preoccupation:

That included increased interest and preoccupation with food; heightened cravings, food dislikes disappeared, they became possessive about food, increased gum chewing, smoking, coffee drinking, nail biting; purchased useless items

* Some escaped the study and binged, and then felt feelings of guilt, followed by vomiting!

…in a number of cases among the women, the decline in metabolic rate was disproportionately great; only small losses in body weight produced large declines in metabolism among these women. – in reference to women under semi-starvation conditions… ~The Biology of Human Starvation

So if you starve yourself on a diet, you will create a big deficit in metabolism, which is like essentially shooting yourself in the leg in anger because it wasn’t moving fast enough to win a race.

Dieting is NOT the way to lose weight

Dieting is a way to ruin your metabolism, and make yourself crazy! AND then you’ll end up gaining the weight back anyway! WHY torture yourself – and then end up gaining all the weight back anyway??

In fact, when you consider how eating less slows down your metabolism- We KNOW that; consider the effect of eating MORE…. Yes, it does speed up your metabolism. That’s because your body is designed to keep you at a set point, and will balance the amount of food in with the amount of energy you expend. That means you should eat MORE! and more often!   But if you sit at a desk all day, your metabolic rate will be slower than if you have a physical job – but the latest article in Scientific American actually disputes that, and says, essentially that exercise a lot caps out the amount of calories you burn!

Your body will pull every calorie out of what you eat, and make you hungrier in order to maintain that set point! It’s BRILLIANT, don’t you think? Nature wants to keep you alive.

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