Diets are designed to be temporary. Our bodies tend to adapt to a strict eating plan, but only for short period of time.
Which is so misleading since dieting is not “healthy living” whatsoever.
Unfortunately, while on a diet, you miss the chance to actually learn HOW to make healthy, lasting changes.
If you’re on a strict diet long term, you could end up having harmful eating habits which have negative consequences like …
**—metabolic and hormonal disorders—**
— end up gaining the weight you had lost, and often times, more weight (thus the term ‘yo-yo’ dieting)
— dieting also brings on binge eating, which ultimately brings weight gain
**— dieting is stressful on the body as stress hormones cortisol act on fat cells and increase abdominal fat.
A study has revealed.that going on a diet could increase your risk of developing
- heart disease
It found that those who controlled their calorie intake produced higher levels of the harmful stress hormone cortisol. Exposure to this hormone actually made some dieters put weight on which could explain why so many fail to shed fat even after cutting calories.
The researchers also warned that far from making people feel better about themselves, dieting could actually damage their mental health.
Many suffered increased psychological stress when they are forced to count calories and monitor everything they ate.
Studies found that dieting reduces metabolism as much as 25%, that can be about 500 to 600 calories a day.
It’s hard but we must start focusing on weight and start concentrating on regular exercise, good food choices, and stress reduction.
If you’d like to work with Coach Katie and me to dial in your nutrition, set up a call with me here: http://www.calendly.com/shawna-kaminski/15-min-coaching-call
And if one on one nutrition coaching isn’t up your alley, then make sure to join the Healthy Hormone Challenge where we can educate you about the foods you can eat to support your hormones, reduce menopausal symptoms and lose those pounds around your belly. Take a look here.