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The Real Truth About Weight Loss

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Tallahassee Chiropractor 
Updated on: June 26, 2018

Dear Seeker of Health & Fitness,

Be honest with yourself. Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror—especially a full-length mirror? Do you want to turn back the hands of time? Has your quality of life been diminishing a little bit here and a little bit there because your appearance, health, energy, and resilience are slowly slipping from your grasp? And do you feel stymied because you don’t quite know what steps to take next, even though you’re battered on every side by lifestyle advice from family, friends, and countless “authorities”? More diets, more fads, more opinions?

At the heart of it all, you don’t like what is physically happening to you. And you’re not stupid. But intelligence has little to do with it. The all-too-human truth is this:

Most people in your shoes continue to react in ways that harm themselves over time! Why is that? Because the emotional distress that comes with body distortion and premature aging begs for relief, NOW! The desire for quick relief simply overwhelms rational  thinking about possible long-term damage and failure. Let’s face it: for many overweight people, this is a desperate struggle. You may even be one of those desperate strugglers, running from diet to diet, and gym to gym, but with little to show for it.

For such desperation, anything that seems to offer a quick, easy answer to weight loss or other health and fitness problems is a straw worth grasping for. But that’s precisely the problem. Everywhere you look, people are offering you only straws to grasp, straws that come with great promises of quick, easy solutions (but their disclaimers about “atypical” results tell the truth). Somehow the promises just don’t pan out because straws, no matter what shiny, new packages they are wrapped in, are still straws! Each new weight-loss fad brings new hope, but hope is not a stable course of action! Working with scientific facts and principles is. You see, re-education is your missing link to a more youthful appearance, higher level of wellness, and greater quality of life. Re-education is how you create success with permanent weight loss.

As a preview, here’s what you’ll need to know about permanent weight loss to finally succeed (I’ll fill you in with details of the 3 top secrets of permanent weight loss at my free “Stress, Hormones & Health” Dinner Workshop). For success, you simply must understand how fat is burned and health is created:

  • Overweight is not a disease. It’s a symptom of diminished health. If you can’t lose weight and keep it off, it’s because there’s something wrong with your health, which includes hormonal imbalances. So if you want to lose weight permanently, you must start getting healthy. Sorry, there’s no way around this.
  • Eating fat does not make you fat. It’s the inability to burn fat that makes you fat. You must enlist the right hormones to burn fat and reverse your signs of aging. This is where your quality of life comes from.
  • For most people with stubborn weight, the very last thing they should be doing is cutting calories because it doesn’t work. IT DOESN’T WORK! By the way, did I say IT DOESN’T WORK?
  • Yes, many people are successfully losing weight on modern weight-loss programs, but they are NOT losing weight PERMANENTLY— and seldom healthfully.
  • If you have a stubborn weight problem, “moderation in all things” will not work for you until you get healthy.
  • The weight loss approach that’s best for you depends on your body type (which points directly to your hormonal imbalances). Do you know what your body type is?
  • If you use the wrong kinds of exercise for your type of hormonal imbalances, your exercise program may actually be harming your efforts to regain your health and achieve permanent weight loss.
  • Breaking old habits can be more rewarding than you think.

Sincerely,
Dr. Powell

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3 comments on “The Real Truth About Weight Loss”

  1. You don’t need us to tell you that losing weight — and keeping it off — is hard. About 80 percent of people who lose weight gain it all back, and sometimes more, within a year, experts say. But understanding why weight loss is so difficult can help you stop beating yourself up over every little setback, and increase your chances of success. Forget the gimmicks, and come to terms with these difficult weight-loss lessons.

  2. It’s not your imagination. When you try to lose weight, you’re not only fighting your cravings, but also your own body. When you lose body fat, you decrease the hormone leptin, which signals your brain that you're full, and you increase the hormone gherlin, which stimulates hunger, Australian researchers found. The bad news is that this hormone imbalance continues long after dieters succeed at weight loss, making it even harder for them to keep the pounds off. But if you try to cut too many calories for weight loss, your body will go into hibernation mode so that you don’t starve, and your metabolism will slow, Sarah Dolven, MD, an endocrinologist in Charleston, S.C. explains.

    It's also important to realize that once you reach your weight-loss goal and start eating a little more again, the pounds can come back pretty quickly, so it’s smart to increase your calories gradually.

  3. @John, you are correct.

    Overweight is not a disease. It’s a symptom of diminished health. If you can’t lose weight and keep it off, it’s because there’s something wrong with your health, which includes hormonal imbalances.

    So if you want to lose weight permanently, you must start getting healthy. Sorry, there’s no way around this.

    We need to emphasize correct eating and exercise.

    TIP: Removing sugars and starches (carbs) from your diet will reduce your appetite, lower your insulin levels and make you lose weight without hunger.

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