Sunday, January 22, 2012
Sorry Dr. Oz… You Missed This Important Part to Weight Loss!
I was recently watching a part of Dr. Oz’s show, this particular episode was on weight loss, and something he said caught my attention. It immediately registered as a red flag phrase because in its simplicity it was at best only partially correct. Dr. Oz’s statement was on will power. He said, “will power cannot compete with biology.” Let me explain that further so that it makes sense because I agree with this. What he was saying is that people’s will power cannot compete against food cravings from falling blood sugar or chemical messengers like the fat hormone leptin and the gut hormone ghrelin. These two hormones sends messages to tell our brains when we are hungry and full. When they aren’t working properly they make us hungry all the time.
And in this he is right… but, here is my problem.
If you start to eat certain healthy foods, quickly and I mean within 3-5 days for most, some as long as a week, those craving go away. It is the reason I created the Ultimate Fat Loss Solution Diet; to give people the direction in their food choices so that they quickly get rid of these annoying cravings. You know what it is like to always be thinking about food or struggling with these misunderstood desires for salt, chocolate or a gallon of ice cream; it doesn’t help you with your goals and in fact nothing will sabotage your diet faster.
It is also the reason that people who instead of actually going on a diet of healthy food choices, just try to eat less of fast food and other processed junk, fail…the cravings will be turned on to overdrive. Their battle will be a perpetual craving to eat more and more of the same crap that will fight their will power every moment of every day. It is a recipe for disaster, so if you have not read it, down load the Ultimate Fat Loss Solution Diet now, from this blog and find out how to end those cravings.
So part one of what I didn’t like about what Dr. Oz said was because the solution to the biology question is an easy fix. The second part was where the good Doctor completely missed the boat. By far the number one challenge for people’s will power does not come from our biology, but comes from ourselves, our sub-conscious habits and our emotional connection to food…our food addictions. Having been on seven different diets over the course of a lifetime before discovering the secret to permanent weight loss, and having helped countless people end their own struggle with weight, I can tell you that our mind is where the battle is won.
The battle with biology, cravings and repairing hormonal imbalances is the easy victory, unfortunately this victory does not lead to automatic six-pack abs, toned arms and legs and great health.
The development of the Mindset for Weight loss Transformational program is the blueprint for winning your own war against unhealthy eating and lifestyle choices. If you want a body to die for and the health of a 20 year old athlete, then you need both…diet and a shift in your mindset. Speaking of athletes…even elite athletes recognize that success is part preparation (diet, rest, training) and Mindset (sports psychology), a winners belief, attitude and resolve. They need it to win and you need it to experience permanent weight loss!
So, with all due respect for Dr. Oz, don’t ever forget that successful and permanent weight loss is found in changing both your psychology and your diet!