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Why 95% Of All Diets Fail

Jan 3, 2008
Dieting is not effective in controlling weight over the long term. You may get a temporary weight loss but you are 95% more likely to regain the weight after you stop the diet. The worst fact about dieting is that after a diet, you will probably gain more weight (fat) than previously and you will have more difficulty in losing the weight again. This is called the Yo Yo effect.

If you are like me, I deny the fact that I'll never regain all the weight back. But the actual truth is we will gain the weigh back and have more fat than we had before. How? Let me explain.

Humans originated about 200,000 years ago, due to the harsh conditions, our bodies created a defense mechanism to protect itself from starvation. When the fuel (food) shortages are detected by the body, our body's defense mechanisms will start. When this happens the body will assume that the shortage will last awhile, and our body then reprograms our system to protect itself by reprogramming for starvation mode. Changes in the metabolism, hormonal productions, and psychological systems occur. This reaction is hard wired for self preservation and cannot be fooled no mater what some information my state.

Theses changes consist of decreased metabolism, loss of muscle, increasing the fat storing enzymes & hormones and reduce the fat burning enzymes & hormones. Also it will cause the body to decrease the thyroid output, increase the appetite, decreases your energy levels, and affect your mind responses. Think about your normal work day, it's about 3 o'clock, your hungry, you just can't seem to get enough energy to get to the office across the building and your just brain just tanked! We need energy and the body will begin to use it energy storage

The body fat burning process doesn't work the way we would like it to work. Our bodies will not burn today's lunch and breakfast first. It wills however burn a little of the breakfast then store the rest of breakfast, the midmorning snack and most of lunch as fat!

When the body senses the reduction in fuel this triggers the body to respond with what is called Starvation Response mode. The body begins looking for a way to conserve energy. Muscle is a metabolically active tissue. So getting rid of the muscle is the body's way to reduce energy consumption. This reduction involves all muscle groups such as skeletal muscle, internal organ and even your heart. (You can never rebuild heart or brain tissue.) Go to http://MyDietForWeightLoss.com/Starvation-Mode for more information on Starvation Mode.

To have a calorie deficit, you must burn more calories than you consume in any given day. There are two ways to do so.

1) Decreasing the amount of calories you ingest. 2) Increase the amount of calories your burn.

The best way to do this is NOT to starve yourself by following a low calorie diet, but instead to burn the fat with exercise.

Eating more of the right kinds of food and exercise to burn off the fat is the healthiest way for you to control your weight. Exercise, unlike dieting will help you lose the fat without losing muscle or slow down your metabolism. Eating the right kinds of food will not only give your body the vitamins and minerals it will speed up your metabolism, causing you to loss more weight. It's the Win Win Game!

Exercising, consisting of cardio and strength training plus nutrition, with exponentially increase your results!
About the Author
Health writer Debi Darline has other articles on the best diet for you at MyDietForWeightLoss.com . Click on this link for more information on why most diets fail and Starvation Mode .
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