Weight loss used to be a real struggle for most people, the truth is that the conventional methods of dieting caused physiological changes within the body that actually made the body try to conserve weight.
The way in which we burn calories, and the number of calories that we burn; is regulated by a system within us called the metabolism.
The metabolism is the “fat burning furnace” within us, and it controls the way we burn calories, in part; based upon what it expects to receive. The body is designed to maintain, not to lose. If you regularly consume 2000 calories a day, the metabolism comes to expect that, and it adjusts itself to try to burn most of those 2000 calories.
Let’s say that you decide to lose some weight, and based upon conventional dieting wisdom; you reduce your calorie intake to 1200 calories a day – that is a huge shock to the metabolism. The metabolism actually perceives that reduction as a threat of starvation; and it reacts by slowing the rate at which you burn calories.
So by eating less in order to lose weight, your body adjusts itself to try to maintain weight.
No wonder weight loss has always been so hard!
Now that we understand the way the body responds to dieting, it is possible to develop weight loss programs built around the known facts of how the body will react to reducing caloric intake; every single time.
It is possible to have “an easy diet“; one that will avoid invoking the metabolic slowdown that conventional diets always cause.
These diets are a little different from the norm as they require you to eat often, and they require you to vary the types of foods that you eat, and when you eat them; in order to avoid the metabolic slowdown that other diets cause, and which is the reason why weight loss has always been so difficult, and why most diets fail.