Another very important point about drinking. Don’t drink your calories! Eat them! This simple tip can make a huge difference in your weight loss! It takes longer to eat calories than drink them. The reason this is important is that your body has a feedback mechanism that is used to tell you when you have eaten enough food but it can take 10 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain to turn off that conveyer belt to your mouth. Now I can polish off those two huge glasses of OJ in about 2 minutes when I’m thirsty and the brain cant react fast enough to shut down the drinking at the proper time. Our bodies were not designed for high calorie beverages, cavemen didn’t have OJ and coke, they had to work hard to gather their meager calories.
While I appreciate the article and do believe that many people make excuses about why they have weight, I have to share that because of that sort of advice, my thyroid issue went undiagnosed for years. And guess what happened when my thyroid was regulated? I dropped 26 pounds! I didn’t change a thing in terms of calories or exercise. I did the same thing with a regulated thyroid gland. Oh, and that is NOT a rare thing. It is extremely common. I’m an advocate now for having women get their thyroid tested and not from a doctor who only looks at TSH (it’s not enough–symptoms must be treated!) I’d say half of them also mentioned having low thyroid symptoms or mentioned they are receiving thyroid hormone replacement. Also, other hormones must be in balance for weight to be regulated. To the author: Please be careful with your casual, non-medical advice. That sort of advice cost me years of feeling sick and being obese!
This article was written for how I am feeling right now. I am in week 2 of your workout book and I track all my food, am at a 25% deficit for calories and the scale is not budging! I am trudging forward but am also frustrated that I am not seeing any loss on the scale. I just started trying fasted workouts and feel like my sessions are still strong. Should I change up my macro’s to see if my body needs more fat vs carbs? I am at a loss. Any help would be great but I wanted to let you know your articles are always very interesting and I thank you.