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Are you one of the many that are playing yo-yo with their weight? One who gains back the weight that you have lost, and sometimes even more, from the multiples diets that you have followed over the years, without understanding why.
If you recognize yourself, you must read the book “Obesity Code” by Dr Jason Fung. In his book you will not only understand the yo-yo effect, but also learn how to shed pounds forever.
In styding on the multitude of studies that been made through the last few decades, Dr Fung, explains, in order for us to understand, what is happening in our body when we are eating. He helps us really understand why the diets are not working. Why is it you always gain back the weight that you lost, even if you continue to do everything you did when you lost it.
An interesting thing is that all the studies that he refers to, have been made on human. Simply because we are human. Here’s an extract of the book where Dr Fung illustrate with the ‘cow parable’
Two cows were discussing of the last research in the nutritional field, which had been made on lions. One cow says to the other: ‘’Did you know that we have been wrong for the last two hundred years? The latest studies show that eating grass is not good, while eating meat is good.’’ The two cows then started to eat meat. Soon after that they got sick and died.
A year later, two lions were discussing the latest research in the nutritional field, which has been made on cows. One lion says to the other that the research demonstrated that eating meat would kill you, but eating grass is benefical. So the two lions started to eat grass, and they died.
The moral of this story? We are not mice. We are not rats. We are not monkeys. We are humans. Therefore, should only be concerned by research that was done on humans
Also, since the weight gain usually occurs over the years, he only relates to studies made on over long periods of time. I was extremely pleased with this version of study.
A revelling title
Like a lot of people I thought that the formula ‘move more and eat less’ was right… Well no, I was wrong!
That we should limit our consumption of fat, in order to not gain weight. But again, I was wrong, that’s not the way either.
That people who were regaining the weight they had lost, either they had a lack of determination or just gave up….. That’s not true either…
The person who is gaining back the weight, with all their good intentions; has no influence on that. It’s her body (hormones) that controls it.
Well, what is happening then? The culprit …Sugar. I already knew this (for the last 3 years my boyfriend’s been telling me to cut out the sugar if I wanted to lose my muffin top) and probably that a lot of you already knew it also.
What I didn’t know, is what was going on in my body when I ate sugar. That is what really made me change my food intake. My sweet tooth and I had a bowl of Cheerios for breakfast every morning- I never thought that I would be able to do it. It’s not always easy, and when I really crave sugar, I go back to what I’ve learned and ask myself if it’s worth it. If so, I savour each bite of my treat. Being more conscious of what is going on we are able to choose wisely the food we put on our plate.
What to eat? When to eat?
And what if when we eat is equally as important as what we eat? In the book Obesity code- Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss another thing that is explained to us is that it’s not only what we eat that has an effect on our weigh, but also when we eat it. Once again hormones play a major role at this level.
We all know that it is preferable not to eat after supper and even more preferable not to eat during the night. We know this and it’s logical. But there’s a lot more than that. I always thought that it was necessary to eat breakfast. That even if we are not hungry in the morning we should force ourselves to eat in order to start the day correctly! I was wrong again, you don’t have to. If you are not hungry when you get up in the morning, you must not eat. When we think about it, it’s pretty logical, our body is telling us it does not need sustenance at this time and we must listen to it.
Sincerely, everybody should read this book. There are many reasons. To finally understand the yo-yo effect. To fully understand the effect of hormones and how they are affected by the foods we eat. To not only know what to eat but mostly when to eat. To learn and apply tricks to finally achieve the weight lost and to keep it off once and for all. Just as Isabelle Fontaine suggested at the conference on this book, we highly recommend that you read it and apply it. You never know, it may just be the push you need.
It’s your turn now. Have you ever struggle with weight lost? Do you have any tricks to lose weight? Have you lost a lot of weight?
Dane : -)