In a nutshell, the body has a host of involuntary mechanisms that control energy regulation; your desire for output, how much gets burned for energy, how much gets stored as fat, and so on.
Forcibly trying to override those systems with willpower to create a conscious calorie deficit literally causes appetite to increase, metabolic rate to decrease, desire for physical activity and calorie burn during exercise to decrease, and fat storage efficiency to increase.
That's why it doesn't work and is actually a contributing factor to weight gain. I mean, would you take a pill with those side effects if you were trying to lose weight?
There are way too many TV shows perpetuating the eat-nothing-and-workout-till-ya-dropout myth. With people eating rice cakes full of saturated fat that's propelling them towards chronic disease!
Like anything in life we need to be properly educated before we can take effective action. You wouldn't take a car out on the highway until you were 100% sure you...
Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, detoxing has earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe.
When you hear the word “detox,” do you immediately think of all-liquid diets, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains?
The truth is, a detox doesn’t have to involve any of the above—and if you detox in a healthy, supportive manner, you can achieve lasting results in weight loss, energy gain and full-body health.
At Vitality Rising we affectionately refer to detoxing as “taking out the trash” …you could also think of it as decluttering or having a good old spring clean! Either way, the body cannot function properly without regular maintenance!
You wouldn’t expect a car to run without regularly changing the filter…
If the air filter gets too dirty or clogged, your engine won't be able to suck enough air into the combustion chambers. The engine will then run rich (i.e., too much gas and...
And feeling flabby, foggy & fatigued?
Let's start with a look at our hormones... because this is where it all begins.
Estrogen, sometimes known as the feminizing hormone, makes our hips expand and our chest enlarge...
However, we can have too much of a good thing... it's called estrogen dominance!
Next, we need to look at our liver function...
The liver breaks down our hormones which start out active, then once they have been “used” to carry out various bodily functions they need to become inactive.
If not, they remain ACTIVE…. and need to stored away from our vital organs, i.e., breasts, stomach and hips… in ever-increasing amounts!
This is why many people find it difficult to lose weight in these areas - we cannot allow these ticking time bombs (active hormones) back into our system.
If we don’t get rid of these “used” hormones the body creates fat stores to house them! and since they are still active, they grow,...