This week Wednesday Wisdom is headed up by Registered Nutritional Therapist Louise Jenner-Clarke. Many of you may be on ‘bikini beach body’ diets, but what happens when you give yourself a break? Embrace healthy sustainable weight loss tips to be a happier healthier person. All of the time
The Bikini Body
As we head into summer many of you will be preparing for that elusive Bikini body. You may be looking at the most recent and popular diets out there such as the Dukan diet… stop! Reflect for a moment on whether you wish to embark on yet another yo-yo diet. Do you really want to have to start on another diet this time next year for summer?
Consider some truths about weight loss: Healthy sustainable weight loss is gradual. Any diet or pill that says you will lose more than 2 pounds/1kg a week is damaging your health. When you lose weight rapidly hormones called ghrelin and leptin are released to stimulate your appetite that are stronger than willpower and encourage the body to store fat. Rapid weight loss followed by rapid weight gain can also increases your risk of heart disease.
Louise recommends the following weight loss tips
Low Carbohydrate diets can lead to dieting depression. Tryptophan, a building block of serotonin your “happy hormone” found in most protein rich foods need a source of carbohydrate at the time of digestion to cross the blood brain barrier and be absorbed. A lack of carbs can bring about depression in individuals and cause them to seek out comfort carbohydrate foods that lead to bingeing and weight gain.
Many of the secrets to successful weight loss lie within the failures of fad diets. Instead of calorie restriction consider consuming more protein which will stimulate your metabolism and in some cases reduce an insulin-type response towards the storage of fats and carbohydrates. When it comes to food cravings and in particular sugar cravings it is important to balance blood sugar levels. Balancing blood sugar levels through eating low GL foods, not low GI foods is the cornerstone to healthy weight management. It retrains your body’s response to carbohydrates and so you stay in fat burning mode instead of fat storage mode.
For one to one live nutrition and weight loss advice or to discuss a personal healthy eating plan, you can contact Louise on her Greatvine profile.