Crash Dieting Doesn’t Work

Crash anything doesn’t work. You will, at some point, crash. There always comes the point when the intermittent fasting backfires; when the carbs have been ostracised for too long or when the stark realisation of how many mins hours, days and years you have lost by putting data into a fit App/watch/stick punches you in the face and your physiology crashes.

You’re unpleasant to be around, quick to anger even quicker to get upset, and the initial health reason for the fast has now taken over every aspect of your life. You can’t get out of the cult dieting circle that represents everything that is wrong with diets. As long as it’s got hard, fast keto, Paleo, lean, mean, green on the front, you like it.

Just wait for the crash and the realisation that everything you know about diet is not valid. Gary Taubes, Author of Why We Get Fat, said of the information;

“‘Calories in vs. Calories out’ has been the most devastating sentence to the nutrition world. Not all calories are the same. Fat is 9kcal / protein is 4 kcal/gm and carbohydrates are 4kcal / gm. Not all diets fit one size, unlike an elasticated waist.”

A stressed body that eats a diet of lean, mean, green food and over exercises, will not only burn out their cortisol levels but start to down-regulate the thyroid hormones potentially leading to hypothyroidism. Weight takes up residency around the mid-drift or the moobs, if you’re a man, as the steroidal hormonal pathways get very out of sink. Your cravings will start to kick in and out goes the chicken and broccoli for breakfast as you happily settle for any warm baked goods. You spend the next years saying you’ll get back on track, but the truth is you are just too tired to be bothered. And as the Trojan mentality starts to fray, so does your health, and why? Because extreme anything does not work.

I get my clients to find a grey zone, the hardest region to feel peace and calm in, but once there you will be the happiest of people, I promise.

Here’s how to implement it:

  • Stop counting!
  • Eat organically, locally, and seasonally
  • Circadian Rhythms: Start with getting bedtime and wake time looking like 6-7 am. – 10 pm – 10.30 pm
  • Drink water on waking before meals and after every bowel movement
  • Have five days alcohol-free
  • Eat vegetable Green, starchy and fibrous ones every day
  • Don’t be scared of carbohydrates (rice, lentils, grain). Be scared of processed food, refunded food, alcohol GMO, corn sugar, additives, preservatives, trans fat, hydro go side milk, commercially farmed meat, cheese that has elastic qualities too. Sweets, toffee, the list goes on.
  • Laugh Every day at yourself!
  • Write down your thoughts, speak them out loud then make them happen.
  • Stop comparing your life to the influencers on Instagram they are more unhappy than you
  • Be you, unapologetically you
  • Read a book
  • Optimise your digestion
  • Listen to your body. Are you hungry or thirsty, or bored?
  • Learn to cook – it’s the most significant most essential survival skill!

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