You may have approached the task of losing weight by playing the calorie starvation game and working out to a point of exhaustion only to be rewarded with a pound loss after killing yourself for two weeks. The truth is the excess weight you have is a symptom of a health problem.
Let me repeat this. The excess weight you have is a symptom of a health problem.
Therefore you have to first regain your health before you can release the weight.
The diet industry makes a bundle off of treating your symptom and not the cause and the result is a 98% failure rate, $150 billion a year industry. Diets do not work because they do not improve your health. In fact, many diets actually harm your health because they starve the body of the needed vitamins and minerals it needs to optimized daily function.
Have you ever considered what fat really is? According to Eric Berg DC in his book, The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, “Fat is not a cushion or insulation, as many people think, but is a store of reserve energy.” When your body is “stressed”, as is the case if you’re not healthy, the body goes in “survival” mode and begins to store reserve energy in the form of fat.
Many factors contribute to poor health and weight gain. One is that most people are running their engine on sugar fuel and rarely use the high octane fat fuel.
There are many reasons that your body may not be healthy enough to use fat fuel. You may be wise to ask the following questions;
1. Why is my body storing fat?
2. What is the major cause of the storage?
3. How can I correct the problem so my body retains its health and will begin to use fat as its fuel?
4. How does my diet affect my health problem?
5. Can exercise help me to restore my health?
Berg’s experience suggests that health related issues are caused by the tremendous amount of environmental hormones and chemicals that mimic your hormones. He says, “You are presently being exposed to synthetic environmental hormones on a daily basis. The meats and meat products we eat come from animals that have been given hormones-chickens, turkeys, cattle and fish.” It is a known fact that pesticides and insecticides have the ability to act like hormones in your body. The EPA calls these chemicals; endocrine disruptors, “meaning any chemicals that mimic, block or otherwise disrupt normal function of hormones” Berg says.
A properly working endocrine system; the system that provides the cells the needed signals in the form of hormones to either burn fat or store it, will be a sign of a healthy body.
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