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If you’re like most Americans, you’ve put on a few pounds over the past few years. Studies show that, on average, adults in the United States gain about one to two pounds every year. You need to go on a diet, right? You need to start counting all your calories or stop eating bread or rice or anything else with carbs in it. Or you need to eat only “lo-fat” foods…or you need to go on one of the hundreds of other “guaranteed success” diets being pitched on television or the internet. Slow down!!!
You Can Lose Weight without “Dieting”
According to studies done at the Cleveland Clinic, an estimated four out of every five people who go on a “diet” end up gaining back the weight they’ve strived so hard to lose. Many end up gaining back more than they lost. Why? Researchers say that it’s mostly about what is referred to as your “weight set point.” That’s not a fixed point that can’t be changed. In fact, while it’s affected to a limited degree by genetics and hormones, it’s more often the product of metabolism, behaviors, lifestyle and environment.
You Can Change Your Metabolism
Your metabolism is the bodily process by which you convert everything that you eat and drink to energy. Calories are generally considered to be units of energy—your body needs some calories to allow you to engage in the various activities of life, including breathing and digestion. But your metabolism is not fixed. While it generally changes as you age, it can also be affected by other things, including the types of foods you eat, your gender and how much exercise you get. You can recalibrate your metabolism to more efficiently burn the calories that you take in, so that you don’t add unburned fat to your body.
You Can Change Your Behaviors
The behavioral changes that can lead to permanent weight loss involve changes related to more than just food. Many of them are tied to food—using it as an emotional crutch or as a reward, or depriving yourself as a form of punishment. Such behaviors typically don’t promote long-term health. But other behavioral changes that can help you lose weight and be more healthy include:
- Changing behaviors that tend to bring stress into your life—Stress is commonly tied to overeating or eating foods that contribute to weight gain
- Changing behaviors that negatively affect your sleep—Poor sleep habits have also been shown to contribute to excess weight
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