10 Blogs on How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off, The Summary.
Over the past two months, I’ve posted 10 blogs to help everyone, diabetic or not, learn how to lose weight and keep it off. My ideas about losing weight focus on the importance of taking stock of your own eating habits and learning to alter them for your health and longevity.
I have emphasized that the main culprit in both weight gain and high blood sugar / diabetes is the consumption of grains. If you simply avoid grains as much as possible – breads of all kinds (even whole grain and gluten free), pizza, rice, corn, and other food items made with grain flour – you will lose weight, lower your blood sugar, and easily return to your authentic weight—the weight your body feels most comfortable at.
I do not believe in purchasing diet aids, or paying for 3rd party weight loss programs, as these have continually proven to be ineffective in helping people over the long-term to maintain reduced weight. Learning to respect your body, eating slowly and mindfully, and savoring every bite of food will help you refrain from gorging and overeating. Here is a summary of the 10 blogs for easy reference:
#1 — Losing weight after a party or overeating binge — Identify how many pounds you have gained. Then for the next few days, eat fresh salads for your lunch and dinner. Start with a mix of greens of your choice. Then add tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, carrots, radishes, turnips, tender beetroots, bell peppers, both green and bulb onions, and other desirable items. Change the combination from one meal to the next. Eat the salad without any dressing. Add chicken or meat if you feel you need more. But focus on enjoying the natural flavors. You will lose the excess weight you gained by following this regimen for a few days.
#2 — What gestational diabetes teaches us about losing weight – You are probably familiar with the fact that some pregnant women develop diabetes and then lose it quickly after their baby is born. I suggest that this is proof of my concept that “filling your fat cells” is the most logical theory behind diabetes, rather than “insulin resistance.” How could hundreds of millions of cells become insulin resistant within months of a woman’s pregnancy, and then lose that resistance within days after birth? This suggests that by emptying your fat cells, you can reverse diabetes regardless of your weight or gestational status.
#3 — The role of sex and stress in weight gain – Many people use food as a way to cope with stress. In a number of people relationship issues trigger problem eating, especially with one’s life partner. This blog provides 5 rules about communicating with your mate if you are stressed, hungry, or angry.
#4A – The myth that you have an inescapable set weight (Part A) – Many people lose weight and gain it right back. A NY Times article suggested reasons to support the idea that the brain forces you to regain lost weight. However, there is little scientific proof of this. This blog explains that it is illogical to think that the brain forces each person to fill their fat cells in different areas, as well as many other questions that suggest the “set weight” theory is incorrect. You can indeed lose weight and keep it off.
#4B – The myth that you have an inescapable set weight (Part B) — This blog explains that the brain knows your authentic weight—a total number of pounds that is more closely aligned with your weight when you were in your mid-twenties. If you can reconnect with your authentic weight and adjust your diet, especially by avoiding grains, you can indeed lose weight and keep it off.
#5 — How fast should you lose weight? – Many people believe they should lose weight quickly, thinking that a few pounds per week is not enough. This blog explains that this is an unnecessary expectation, and that losing weight slowly and steadily is much more effective, sustainable, and healthy for you.
#6 — Diabetes and Cancer: Two Reasons to Lose Weight – The statistics prove without any doubt that people who have high blood sugar (prediabetes) or full blown type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to develop liver, pancreatic, and endometrial cancer as those without diabetes. This blog explains the connection between high blood sugar and cancer, and what you can do to prevent cancer if you have diabetes or high blood sugar.
#7 – What it takes to overcome bad eating habits – It is easy to find lots of reasons for your overeating, but when you come down to it, you have to take responsibility for gaining weight. This blog explains that your eating habits are a function of our culture that encourages overeating, the consumption of many grain products, and distractions that prevent us from eating mindfully. What is needed is an effort to engage your conscious mind to break out of these bad eating habits to lose weight and keep it off.
#8 – So many methods to lose weight, but which is right? – There are five common methods to lose weight – 1) liquid diet; 2) very low calorie diet; 3) control of carbohydrates diet; 4) whole grain (brown rice) diet; 5) behavior modification. The fact is, none of these work for the long-term. You have to first determine why you overeat, and work on changing those impulses. Next, you need to avoid grains and pay more attention to your body’s true hunger and satiation signals.
#9 – Diabetic medications and weight gain – This blog lays out the dilemma many people go through when they have diabetes, take medications to control blood sugar and end up overeating and gaining weight out of fear of having low blood sugar. My recommendation is to abandon eating grains and grain-flour products, and you will see your blood sugar decrease and you will likely be able to get off of your diabetic medications. Since no carbohydrate is an essential nutrient for humans, this would not cause any health-related problems.
#10 – How to maintain your lost weight– Research shows that only about 20% of overweight individuals are successful at maintaining their reduced weight, defined as 10% less than their initial weight, for at least one year. So 80% of people cannot do it. How can you be successful at keeping lost weight off? My solution is to “eat like a toddler.” Toddlers eat what they want, and when they want without regard to counting calories, knowing about food groups, or buying a diet program of prepared food. I suggest that if you pay attention to your true hunger and satiation signals, like a toddler, you will not only eat less, but you will enjoy your food more while not gaining weight.
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