Understand first that our bodies are hard-wired for survival. Every fiber of your being is poised and ready for danger. You are in defense mode right now as you read this. Your brain continuously analyzes all your operating systems ensuring that everything is synchronized, all your chemicals are balanced and that your surrounding environment is “normal” as detected by your five senses. An adrenaline sack positioned over your heart is ready to release at the first sudden threat to your existence. Your immune system is detecting and disarming every airborne virus floating through the air we breathe. You’re fuel systems are automatically loaded and ready for battle. It’s pretty amazing when you consider what’s happening within and around all this incredible, intelligent design called “LIFE”! (Read that last line again with the voice of Gene Wilder and hear the orchestra ascend to an superb symphonic crescendo!)
How does this relate to Fat Loss? When you restrict calories and continue to exercise, your brain perceives a threat to your existence. Consciously you’re thinking “Diet!” Subconsciously you’re a “POW.” Consciously you think “Exercise!” Subconsciously you’re being “Tortured!” When you restrict calories and exercise, you’re subconscious mind kicks into DEFENSE MODE and counteracts your efforts to ensure your SURVIVAL until the torture ends and the next time you EAT!
To keep my Blogs short and retainable, I’m going to end this discussion here. My point is simple. We are hard-wired and designed for survival. Every mechanism in our bodies will kick into defense mode at the first threat. Calorie Restricting diets are a threat to your survival. Stop wasting your time and money on them. Come back soon for more on Eating for Fat Loss.
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