Dr. Mark Hyman has recently released a list of 7 myths about weight gain in his book “Ultra-Metabolism.” Don’t be mistaken by the title of the post– this is not a post advocating weight loss or dieting. We believe in eating for health, and a positive side effect of this can be weight loss. Over the next couple of weeks we will be discussing some of these nutrition misconceptions and how to maintain a healthy diet consisting of whole foods and less preservatives.
This week we will be talking about the first myth that most people believe regarding successful dieting.
Myth 1: Eat Less + Exercise More = Weight loss success
It’s simple math, right?? Calories in need to be less than calories out in order to lose those pesky pounds. Except have you ever gone on a diet, lost some weight, only to gain all the weight back and more once you resume normal eating habits? This is because you have slowed your metabolism down by eating too few calories. Restricting calories triggers your body’s mechanisms to protect you from starvation. Your metabolism slows in order to conserve energy, so when you do begin to eat more calories and respond to your natural hunger signals, the natural result is weight gain.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more myths regarding weight gain and positive eating.