Crazy is fast becoming the new diet healthy.
Ridiculous diets create a fast-growing number of fans.
The more outrageous the claim, the more followers come in.
Crush 7 pounds in 7 days is a line that attracts vast hordes of people.
Why? Because you crave to believe the promise, and forget the outcome.
How come this nonsense works? The desire is so intense that it overrides reality.
You trade a distant, blurry, permanent weight loss journey for a short term, lucid dream.
The result? A long term compromised metabolism, more pain, and more pounds than ever.
Let's take a look at the word "diet" and its influence on the way you think and act around it:
First, it creates a psychological promise to become a magazine cover model and do it fast.
Second, it makes you believe a dream of short term sacrifice for an impressive physique.
Third, it takes out the reality of the negative long term consequences for your body.
Fourth, it requires you to count, restrict calories, or both to make "real" progress.
This is the foundation of the 7 pounds in 7 days of diet variations nonsense. And your health journey is about to get worse. Calorie counting and calorie restriction put an acute brake on your thriving metabolism. Diets advocating one or both methods will get your body into a fat-storage machine. Why? Your body will think there is a clear and present danger, and it needs to conserve its resources.
Your metabolism is a smart cookie, and it senses what you need when food deprivation is present. Well, what does that mean? It means you just settled for long term weight gain and more. But wait, there is more. Your hormones will suffer too, your metabolism slows down, and your appetite and hunger increase. That leads to more food cravings, eating more and to the weight gain already mentioned, and then some.
Short term diet variations of days and weeks with promises of extreme weight loss?
Your desired permanent weight loss moves further and further away from you.
And you set yourself up for big-time failure, without even noticing it.
The long term effects on your health begin with at least a year.
Forget any calorie counting or calorie restricting diet.
Enjoy the tasty WFPB cuisine. No diet. No restriction. No risk.
Listen to your body to feel and see what works and what to optimize.
Cycle your meals with serious refeeds to maintain a healthy metabolism.
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