Why cutting calories may actually be keeping you overweight....
Chances are you're actually undereating, and that's why you can't lose weight. When our bodies don't have enough food, our metabolism slows down to conserve resources.
This means we'll actually burn less calories, use less energy, digestion can slow down, and things that aren't essential to survival aren't prioritized, like hair and nails, and eventually reproductive hormones.
This tips the first domino that cues our hormones to store fat, which is like our bodies energy "savings account" to get through famines. Our bodies are pretty smart, and wired for survival, so they're pretty hard to outsmart. That means we need to work WITH our bodies instead of AGAINST them.
The real truth is that virtually every client I work with isn't eating enough.
And by actually increasing their good quality food, it gives our bodies the security it needs to release weight. And by bumping up nutrients through eating more protein, fat, and vegetables, and some strategic supplementation, we also start to FEEL better. More energy, healthier skin, easy periods, fewer cravings, etc.
Here are 4 signs you might be under eating, and how they might be impacting your weight. Grab the checklist at the end with all 10 signs, plus 5 tips you can put in to place right now to lose weight without counting calories.
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4 SIGNS UNDEREATING IS PREVENTING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT
1: Cravings for sweets and carbs. You can’t resist grabbing a muffin with your coffee, sneaking the kids snacks, or snacking at night. This is a signal from your body for nutrients.
2: Constipation (less than 1 good BM per day). If you’re not eating enough, there won’t be much eliminated, and low thyroid from undereating slows down bowel activity.
3: Dry hair, dry skin, thin and brittle nails (this can be due to low thyroid function).
4: Rarely feeling hungry. Hunger is how our bodies let us know we need food. When we’ve been restricting food for a long time, sometimes that signal shuts down as a survival mechanism.
Have you been doing low calorie diets and not seeing results? Wondering if undereating is actually preventing you from losing weight?
I've put together a checklist of 10 of the most common signs of undereating, along with five nutrition strategies you can put in to place right away to lose weight without counting calories. Enter your email address below and I'll send it to you!
I’m Maranda Carvell RHN, and I’m a Registered Nutritionist, Women's Hormone Expert who specializes in hormonally based weight loss.
I teach women over 3o who want to finally lose the stubborn extra weight, and get off the chronic diet roller coaster so they can live life in a body they love on their own terms without restrictive food rules.
Whether you are searching for a clinical perspective on weight loss to reach your weight loss goal, or you are looking for advice on how to navigate balancing hormones in your 30s and 40s, I offer a variety of services and programs that are designed to transform your health inside and out.
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