Do you eat little, but are still overweight? Here’s why…
Does this sound familiar? You eat less than people round you, yet they are slimmer than you. Why is this?
I have helped thousands people lose weight for well over 10 years and have seen the same few reasons for this. I’ll tell you about them in a moment, but first you must appreciate this…
How EVERYONE puts on weight…
EVERYONE puts on weight by consuming more calories than they burn. It is IMPOSSIBLE to put on weight if you eat the same calories you burn – the laws of physics don’t allow it.
The weight loss industry doesn’t like weight loss to be this simple. They like to make it complicated so you struggle and need their products.
***All you need to do is eat fewer calories than you burn if you want to lose weight.***
There are different reasons why people eat more calories than they burn. If you discover what causes you to eat too much, you are in a powerful position to do something about it…
You actually DON’T eat a lot
You DON’T have to eat huge amounts to be overweight. This is REALLY common – you slightly, but consistently overeat. This causes the pounds to slowly pile on.
You may put on just one pound a month, which is not noticeable. After a year you are 12 pounds heavier. In 3 years this becomes 36 pounds.
Because it is gradual, you don’t notice getting heavier – it creeps up on you.
If this sounds like you, then you need to make some small but permanent changes to your lifestyle. Reduce sugary drinks and snacks. Up your activity levels, for example go for a walk 2 or 3 times per week. Reduce your intake of cakes, biscuits, bread, and other baked foods. Make small but permanent changes. This could be enough to put you in a calorie deficit, instead of a surplus.
It will take time, but the weight will gradually creep off.
You actually DO eat a lot
Do you eat more than you realise? Some people eat far more than they realise or admit. They are in denial about how much they eat. Often these people will skip meals and graze instead. This hides how much they are really eating. They think they are saving calories by skipping meals, but the snacks more than make up for it.
If this sounds like you then you need to learn to be honest with yourself. Write down EVERYTHING you eat and drink. Review this at the end of each day and see where you can cut calories.
There’s no point kidding yourself. You won’t lose weight unless you are honest.
You eat low quality food
Do you know how to cook? If you eat lots of processed and snack foods, then this could be the cause of your weight gain. The problem with these types of foods is that they contains lots of calories, but little nutrition. This leaves your body craving for more food, because it needs more nutrition.
Natural foods such as vegetable, fruits and meat feed you properly. They give your body what it needs, so it doesn’t crave more.
Eat more foods in their natural state. A good rule of thumb is to eat foods which were available 1000 years ago. It helps A LOT if you learn to cook.
You drink too much
Alcohol and sugary drinks add significant amounts of calories to your diet. If you drink alcohol and sugary drinks daily, they will make a significant contribution to your weight gain.
Drink more water or soda water, as these contain no calories. It may take you a few days to get used to it, but you will.
Reduce the sugar you add to tea and coffee. 2 teaspoons of sugar in one drink is 10g. If you drink 4 per day, that’s 8 teaspoons, or 40g per day. Over a month it’s a whopping 1200 calories.
In the majority of cases, people put on weight because they consume more calories than they burn – and they can avoid this.
It is easy to overeat in modern society, We are constantly bombarded with tempting food that is usually high in calories. We have many labour saving devices which are fantastic, but stop us burning calories.
Be honest with yourself and admit that it is YOUR habits that have made you put on weight. Once you admit this, you are better able to fix things.
No one is forcing you to eat too much. If you want to badly enough, you WILL lose weight. It’s usually small but consistent changes that are needed. Think right now, what habits could you change to help you lose weight?
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