If giraffes ate the food we eat, would they look like this?
What We're Taught:
Eat Less + Exercise More = Weight Loss
In theory, there is nothing wrong with trying to lose weight this way. However, most people find it difficult to achieve long-term.
The main reason? Your body’s deep-seated desire for self-preservation and survival. In other words, you get hungry.
See, cutting calories sends the wrong signal to your brain. It throws the fat-storage switch to the "on" position. (The key is the type of calories you consume, not the number.) The same is true of low-fat, high-carb diets.
And exercise makes the problem worse, because it stimulates appetite. (Ever heard the term "working up an appetite"?)
Your body compensates for increased exercise with increased food intake – and it takes very little food to replace whatever calories were burned from exercising. (You need to climb twenty-five flights of stairs to burn off an Oreo cookie.)
To lose weight, a few folks manage to overcome their hunger and exercise more. But not many. And not for long.
So what are you supposed to do instead?
Introducing a real food approach to eating, for people who…
- Have tried every diet and can't keep it off
- Think they're eating right, but can't get the weight off
- Know they don't eat right and want to learn to eat healthy
- Can't fit exercise into their day
- Feel clogged, achy or tired