Bye-bye deprivation diets- Why we should go ahead and eat that cookie

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I cringe every time I hear that someone is trying to lose weight through a deprivation diet. I wonder if it is the upshot of the foodie that I am or it is because as a trained professional I know what is exactly going to happen to your body. Of course you know someone who has transformed into a prima donna by going on a deprivation diet and you gear up to use the same strategy. How difficult can this be, right? It makes absolute sense that if you starve yourself then your body will use up the stored resources (a.k.a fat cells) to meet the daily requirements and that will burn all the mean accumulated fat cells and help you become a fabulous version of yourself.

Truth: It doesn’t work. If it did – not temporarily but permanently – weight loss would not be a 148-billion-dollar industry. Continue reading

Why you may be binge eating

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Imagine holding your breath for 60-seconds.

Deprived of oxygen for a minute, your body starts to gasp for air, as soon as you breathe again.

Instead of slow, normal breaths, your body gulps in oxygen to re-calibrate.

When your body comes back into balance, you can return to your normal breath.

You need air to live. It’s vital life energy for every cell in your body.

WHY DEPRIVATION DIETS FAIL & cause binge eating

Now, imagine depriving your body of food for days, weeks, or months. I’m sure you know what that feels like. Continue reading here

by Lauren Fowler (RD)