Easy to Gain Weight, Hard To Lose- Why?

Why is it so easy to gain weight, but so difficult to lose it and maintain the weight you lost?

As you lose body fat, hormones levels like leptin, drop. The signaling pathway that tells you you’re satisfied doesn’t work when leptin levels are too low. You don’t feel full, and you eat more than you need. A drop in leptin also slows your metabolism, so someone who goes from 150 to 130 pounds will have a slower metabolism than someone who consistently weighs 130 pounds.

Keep this in mind as your weight drops. Rather than tightening the noose in fear of regaining the weight, eat frequent small portions of nutrient dense food. By doing so you’ll help level out hormone levels and maintain your weight loss.

By |November 4th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments|

Dear Diet

By |October 18th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments|

Video: ‘The OMG Diet: A Dangerous New Diet or a Quick Fix?’ – FOX 35

There is a new weight loss diet hitting the scene called the OMG Diet. Is it a dangerous new fad or could it actually be a quick fix? I joined Amy Kaufeldt on Fox 35′s Good Day to talk more about it.

Losing Weight is Not Your Life’s Work

“Losing weight is not your life’s work, and counting calories is not the call of your soul. You surely are destined for something much greater, much bigger, than shedding 20 pounds or tallying calories. What would happen if, instead of worrying about what you had for breakfast, you focused instead on becoming exquisitely comfortable with who you are as a person? Instead of scrutinizing yourself in the mirror, looking for every bump and bulge, you turned your gaze inward?”

Lisa Turner, Food Writer and Nutritional Healer

 

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Where’s the Plan?

If you’re a serial dieter, you know all about plans—and you’ve tried them all. Up until now you have relied on strategies for slimming down that have been dictated by sources outside of yourself, mainly in the form of another’s diet dogma.  The scheme may have belonged to the hottest expert on weight loss or fitness and worked brilliantly for him, proving to be the perfect approach for every human on the planet—at least until the next fad diet materialized.

The fact is there is no one expert toting the ultimate truth that is universally right in determining your nutritional plan. Nutritional health and weight management is not a one-size-fits-all issue.

That being said, I acknowledge that many nutrition principles apply to a wide audience, and there’s a lot to be learned from nutrition and health consultants.  But at the end of the day we are each unique. Our biology, chemistry, lifestyle, ancestry, preferences, and psyche work exclusively and should be honored with dignity and as the ultimate authority.