I hear it and I see it - People criticizing other people about their weight.
Let me tell you: It is none of your business. They know that they are overweight and may struggle with it. It is up to the individual to get help and to eat healthy. You may help them but do not criticize them.
We all know that Diets do not work - if they would work then there would be no overweight people.
Eating everything in moderation, exercising, walking, climbing steps, and counting calories will get your weight down.
Tip: Boost Your Protein IntakeOne of the biggest mistakes you can make when you want to lose weight is not consuming enough protein. Eating too little protein can put your body in a state of stress. Stress increases the production of the hormone cortisol, which slows down the conversion of the thyroid hormone T4 into T3. Cortisol also places a burden on the liver since excess cortisol has to be detoxified by this organ. The extra burden prevents the liver from being able to effectively break down other toxic compounds and hormones.
Stress also suppresses the function of the pituitary gland, which is responsible for releasing the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). And don’t forget, high cortisol levels promote the formation of belly fat.
One of the most common things people do when they want to lose weight is switch to a diet of salads and vegetables. When you analyze their daily protein intake, it can be as low as 20 grams a day. Oftentimes protein consumption is so low that, as a survival technique, the body drops its metabolic rate.That’s one of the last things you want to happen if you’re trying to lose excess weight and body fat.
Studies have shown young men need at least 20 grams of quality protein per meal and older men need twice that amount just to maintain muscle tissue. While healthy in many ways, vegetables are pretty poor sources of protein.
Muscle meats, such as those from poultry and fish, are higher quality and rank right up there next to salads and vegetables as favorites among dieters. But they also contain fairly high amounts of the amino acids tryptophan, methionine, and cysteine, which can suppress thyroid function. (Braz J Med Biol Res 2000 Mar;33(3):355–61)
A pure meat diet can actually lead to hypothyroidism—but this doesn’t mean muscle meats are bad for you. Eggs, cheese, shellfish, milk, whey protein, and wild game are also rich in the same amino acids, yet they are all excellent food choices. The key is to get your protein from a variety of sources and, just as important, include other foods that balance or allow your body to properly utilize these amino acids without suppressing thyroid function. - Dr. Williams
Tip: Change Your SurroundingsIn addition, I suggest checking out the work of Brian Wansink, who directs Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab. His group has studied eating habits for the last 25 years and their findings show that simply changing your environment can have a huge impact.
Rather than focusing on diets or exercise, his research looks at how your surroundings subconsciously influence what and how much you eat and drink. Here are just a few findings I’ve gleaned from his book, Mindless Eating.
The color of your plate influences the amount of calories you serve yourself. Your plate should be a different color than the food you’re eating. For example, when study subjects helped themselves to white pasta on white plates or red (marinara) sauce on red plates, they served themselves 18 percent more calories than when the plates were a different color than the food. Since many of the higher carbohydrate foods so popular in this country are white (potatoes, pasta, rice, etc.), using darker dinnerware would be a better choice for anyone trying to lose weight.
The size of the plate makes a difference as well. Eating from a smaller plate that was 8.6" to 9.8" in diameter versus a larger plate 11.8” in diameter resulted in consuming 22 percent less. Even the size of the serving spoon makes a difference. People tend to serve themselves 14 percent less food with smaller serving spoons.
It’s also helpful to serve yourself from either the stove or kitchen counter rather than putting food platters on the table. Having to get up and walk to the kitchen to get seconds, rather than having the food conveniently in front of you on the table, was shown to reduce food consumption by 19 percent.- Dr. Williams
Dr. David Williams has developed a reputation as one of the world's leading authorities on natural healing. For more than 25 years, he has traveled the world uncovering natural treatments and cures for practically every major health concern today.
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