Weight Loss Pills, Medications and Crash Diets - The Risks of Undereating: When Less Isn't MoreNov 30, 2023
I work with a lot of amazing women.
There's one major concern that almost ALWAYS comes up with a new client who wants to lose weight, and that is the following VERY limiting belief: "But I will be hungry / I can't live without my cookie with coffee/fruit/rice/you choose yours".
With my (yes, unique) system, NO one is hungry. And past first or rarely second week no one is complaining about any hunger and cravings.
But then, it is SUPER important to remember that not being hungry never means you should eat less than we have defined, fast, under-eat just because not hungry, etc.
My clients achieve the same but much stronger effect of not being hungry as you would get with weight loss medications like Ozempic, but without any side effects.
HOWEVER, eating is what makes us alive and therefore, I invite you to read and remember:
The Risks of Undereating: When Less Isn't More
🌿 A Common Misstep in Weight Loss
In the journey to lose weight, it's tempting to think, "If eating less is good, eating even less must be better." But this isn't the case. When you eat below your prescribed macros, it WILL backfire. Always.
🌟 Why It Matters
Eating too little will slow down your metabolism, making weight loss harder in the long run. Your body needs a certain amount of fuel to function efficiently. Go below that, and you risk nutritional deficiencies, decreased energy levels, and a negative impact on your overall health. You WILL lose muscle, bone, good mood and your thyroid function will slow down (this one is especially bad for these who already have low thyroid function).
So many, especially women, start losing hair and ruining skin when dieting. And that can EASILY be avoided with correct protocols and adherence to the program.
💪 Balance is Key
My weight loss macros are very carefully calculated for a reason. And are adjusted at least every two months. They ensure you get enough nutrients while still creating a safe calorie deficit for weight loss. Straying too far under always will disrupt this delicate balance.
🌈 Listen to Your Body and Trust the Process
If you're struggling with understanding how much of what you should eat for YOUR weight and health goals or sticking to your macros or feeling the urge to cut more, REACH OUT. It's important to approach weight loss in a sustainable, healthy way. Cutting calories too drastically isn't just unsustainable; it's counterproductive and very harmful (hello weight loss meds).
Julian Ribinik, CSNS