Top 2 Ways Your Body is Sabotaging Your Diet

The Difficulty in Losing Weight

If you are like most people, it is certainly not easy to lose weight. There is actually a ton of research to back this up, showing how your body actually fights against your efforts to lose weight. The interesting thing to remember is that essentially, the body wants to maintain a certain status quo. So, after you have already gained weight, it can be incredibly difficult to actually lose it again.

"[Obese people] overeat in an effort to get the same satisfaction or taste that people of 'normal' weight achieve naturally"

For some people, just gaining the motivation to actually get off our backside and do something can be extremely difficult. This relates again to the status quo or the scientific law of inertia. Bodies at rest tend to stay at rest and bodies in motion tend to remain in motion. In other words, it takes energy and effort to get up and get moving. Of course we all know that the rewards are huge once we are moving in the right direction.

1. Our Bodies Conspire Against Us

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Then, once we have managed to get up and put a solid program of diet and exercise in place, the body fights against us. Sometimes the effect of a new diet can be like going through drug withdrawal. This is serious, and has been surprisingly well-researched. Levels of stress hormone are increased in many dieters. This is one of the reasons why you might find yourself becoming moody and irritable while undergoing a diet. Hormones and neurotransmitters within the brain are also being messed with in a fashion that researchers say is very similar to amphetamines.

2. Our Senses Do Not Help

Additionally, the senses of smell and taste may also contribute. Obese people do not seem to have as strong a sense of smell or taste. This may lead to additional overeating in an effort to get the same satisfaction or taste that people of 'normal' weight achieve naturally. Unfortunately, there really does not seem to be a way to reverse this unless you have actually lost the weight and understand this effect.

What Can Be Done?

One of the best things that can be done to help promote weight loss is to give yourself some additional help. Since we have already seen how the body itself tries to conspire against you, put some other forces on your side. There are a number of excellent dietary supplements that can help. Of course, you want to focus only on all-natural supplements.

An excellent source is green coffee bean extract. This supplement actually works to balance your blood sugar by lowering post-meal glucose spikes. It is also a natural energy booster, combating the body's inclination to lower energy levels while on a restricted fat and/or calorie diet. Additionally, this supplement works as a natural anti-oxidant which helps to protect the cells from damage and even aids in fat metabolism. It is one of the best overall dietary supplements on the market today. 

[Via: cracked]

About Samantha Bookwalter


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