There’s nothing more counterproductive to weight-loss than depriving your body of what it needs. Instead of shedding pounds, your body goes into starvation-mode, holding on to fat for later use. Dr. William Sears, creator of the LEAN start program says, “When a person suddenly goes on a crash diet and restricts their calories, the body, fearing it's starving, rebels to protect its set fatpoint by lowering the body's metabolism to click into the fat storage rather than fat-burning mode. The body, in its wisdom, interprets the sudden caloric restriction as threatening its nourishment and therefore protects itself by changing its metabolism to resist the sudden change of diet. One way it does this is by increasing the production of the enzyme, lipoprotein lipase (LPL), which promotes the storage and transfer of blood fats into body fats. In essence, your body is working against you.”
So instead of starving yourself fat, feed yourself lean by boosting your metabolism! Eat small meals throughout the day consisting of complex carbs, proteins, and healthy fats.
Load up on whole fruits, vegetables and water. Add whole grains, beans, leans meats & skinless poultry for meat-eaters, wild caught salmon & tuna, nuts, seeds, avocados, low-fat dairy products for dairy eaters, olive oil, and organic canola oil. Avoid fast food, processed foods, fried foods, sugary snacks & cereals, fruit drinks, and butter. Stay away from high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated-oils (Crisco & corn oil), food additives, preservatives, food dyes, artificial colors & sweeteners.