Saturday, October 11, 2014

Why do diets fail me?

Many people don't understand why their dieting attempts fail repeatedly, how to maintain their preferred size, and deal with cravings and bad habits. Let's talk about how we can reach out and help others ... by reaching out to others, we are really teaching ourselves. It's clear to me, that like most people who've spend a life-time being chubby or obese, I have unlimited storage capacity and I'm amazed how quickly my body can slip into the fat-storing. 

Picture it this way:
  • My body sends the signal to my brain that my cells need fuel, I feel hunger.
  • I eat a fast food meal cuz I'm not prepared.
  • I need more nutrients than that so my body asks for more.
  • Each of my cells was coated with a thin film of grease (when I was chubby) so the calories I was consuming couldn't get in to fuel the billions of cells in my body.
  • By the end of the day, every cell is screaming for fuel and sends signals to the brain: "Go Hunt! I've been starving all day! PS, skip the rabbit food, I want high octane and know there is ice cream in the freezer!"
  • After eating, if the calories don't get past the insulin resistant barriers (the thin layer of grease around the hungry cell), the liver kicks into gear.
  • The liver must deal with the elevated, circulating blood sugars. The liver will filter the unused energy and convert them from sugar in the blood stream to a more stable substance ... picture Crisco!
  • And, voila! The crisco like substances have to go into storage. And, we have unlimited storage capacity! The problem of high blood sugar has been solved, the sugars are converted to fat and stored every where ... from chins to belly, internal organs to arms, hips, and thighs. 
  • But, my cells still didn't get the fuel they needed, are still sending the "Go Hunt!" signals, and I'm still HUNGRY!
  • So, I can feel like I haven't eaten much but still be heavier every morning!
Thankfully, the Medifast foods, the Take Shape program, and your Health Coach can help reverse this fat-storage trend!!! Been there, Done that!!

Dr A explains lots more about insulin resistance and inflammation in his wonderful books.  He also shares how we can do the program with and without the Medifast meal replacements and how to maintain our health for a life time. My "job" is to help you in every way I can to reach your goals and maintain long-term success. If it all sounds like a foreign language to you, call me! I'll help you put the pieces together and brighten your chances of success. The life we save may be our own and the lives of the people we really care about!!!

Check in often and, as always, thanks for the referrals!!!

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready!" in the subject line!

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