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calorie shifting diet: the secret to permanent weight loss

Feb 29, 2008
It's a sad fact of life: Millions of people all over the world are obese, and millions have tried different diets. Unfortunately most of these people have been sadly disappointed in finding that the diet does not work quite like they'd hoped. The pounds just won't stay off.

The answer for thousands of these people has proven to be a technique called calorie shifting. In this article we'll discuss why a calorie shifting diet works where others don't. First, we need to talk about the problem with traditional diets. Specifically, they fail at keeping the pounds off because of a natural tendency within yoour body's functions.

Here's how most diets try to get rid of your unwanted pounds. At their core, they starve the body, thus robbing it of calories needed to give the body the energy it needs to run. Hopefully by doing this, the body will instead make use of the body's fat to provide energy. There's just one problem: The body's natural tendency is to consume muscle tissue before it will consume fat.

The problem is that your body is in emergency mode, and all that food you eat gets stored as - you guessed it, fat. So the total effect of these starvation diets is a loss of muscle tissues, more excess fat than before, and a feeling of failure because you couldn't overcome your basic survival instincts.

So now let's consider how calorie shifting does things differently and gets better results. With the calorie shifting diet, you eat four or five times a day instead of just three. Your meals consist of foods you really like, but you alternate them with low-fat ones. And you never eat the same amount in consecutive meals, on consecutive days, or even in consecutive weeks. You're always doing your meals a bit differently, with one goal in mind: You never want your body to adapt.

You can eat as much as you feel is comfortable, but you should stop when you are still just a little bit hungry. What this does is cause your body to have to keep adjusting to the various foods, while forcing it to use your fat stores to make up just that last little bit of calorie shortfall.

Most people report a couple of important results with this kind of diet. They tend to stick with the diet longer because it never gets old and they never feel starved, and also, they don't have the loss in muscle tissue, losing fat instead.

As you're incorporating your new diet into your life, remember to incorporate regular exercise as well. This is the second key to ensuring weight loss. Even if you're not the weight-lifting kind, you can still take a walk each day or maybe go for a swim. You can increase the exercise as you adapt to the new routine. It is actually safer to mix exercise with a calorie shifting diet than it is with a traditional diet.

Calorie shifting is an approach to weight loss that keeps food enjoyable yet nutrious, and makes it easier to lose the pounds and then keep them off. It's something that anyone serious about long-term weight loss should consider.
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