Chapter 24: On Diets and losing weight
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I am not a nutritionalist. I am not a dietitian. I have no medical expertise in this field. I suggest you ignore everything I say here.
I have been clinically obese most of my life. Fit but obese.
At the very least, FAT.
I have tried numerous diets but essentially my problem is I eat too much.
There is a very simple formula for weight gain and loss.
If you take in more kilojules than you expend, you will gain wait.
If you expend (through movement) more kilojules than you consume, you will lose weight.
If you consume and expend the same amount of kilojules, you will maintain weight.
Kilojules essentially come via sugar and carbohydrates.
If you consume too much they are converted into storage (fat) probably around your tummy, thighs and butt.
Tips for weight loss.
The body like everything else on earth is greedy and selfish. The moment it perceives there is insufficiency, it hoardes.
Water and weight are closely linked. If your body does not know it will get a steady flow of water, it will store what it does get. So drink LOTS of water.
The same with food. Here is a very good tip. Eat when you are hungry and STOP when you are full. This is so much easier said than done.
Exercise more. Walk 10 000 steps a day. Park at the furtherest point in the parking lot from where you are going and walk. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
The next consideration is to allow the body to use up the stored fat. You do this by adhering to a protein intense regime cutting out sugars and carbohydrates.
Please page back here and read my disclaimer again. There are horror stories about protein diets. Be careful. I suggest you get very competent medical advice on how to do this and for how long.
The body and bran work on protein and sugar from carbohydrates. The body does not store protein, thus your intake of protein. Because it needs sugar, it starts converting the abundant stores of fat into sugar and you lose weight.
Best tip. Snack on protein shakes, bilton, protein bars, cheese, yogurt, boiled eggs etc. between meals.
I lost 11kg’s using this method and at the time of writing, have kept it off for 7 months.
I used the Healthpoint 2.0 plan. Google it.