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Understanding The Mechanics Of Dieting
Understanding the mechanics of dieting is very important when selecting a weight loss program. Only by choosing one that is built around the known facts of how the body reacts to dieting do we greatly increase our likelihood of successful weight loss. The simple truth about weight loss is that the body is “hard wired” by nature to maintain weight, not to lose it. The system within us that controls how we burn the calories that we consume is called the metabolism. The body controls the metabolism based upon what it expects to receive. If you typically consume 2000 calories per day; the body regulates the metabolism to expect that number of calories. If you suddenly reduce your caloric intake in order to try to lose weight, the body perceives that change as being a threat of starvation.
Here is the real secret as to why loss is so difficult: once the body “thinks” that it is being “starved” it slows the metabolism so as to burn fewer calories, at a slower rate; in order to conserve weight!
By eating less in order to lose weight, our bodies respond by trying to maintain weight.
We can see this same sort of “self preservation” technique at work if we stand outside on a cold day - we begin to shiver and our teeth start to chatter – the body is trying to protect itself from freezing; just as it will try to protect itself from starving. Fortunately, now that we understand this simple truth about weight loss and the mechanics of dieting, we have been able to develop weight loss tactics that largely overcome the way our bodies respond to dieting. Calorie shifting diets utilize certain techniques that cause the body not to invoke the metabolic slow down that other diets cause; leading so often to failure. Calorie shifting diets also: 1. Require you to eat often. 2. The computer generated meal plans are built around foods that you like. 3. They are easy to follow. 4. They produce quick, measurable results which help to sustain motivation. 5. They run in cycles that require you to take “days off” during which there are no restrictions. Now that we understand the mechanics of dieting, you might say that through calorie shifting, science has saved dieting.. You can see a calorie shifting diet by following the link below. It is risk free. It works. It is easy. Look better. Feel better. Be better.