Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Scientific Research Shows Why Diets Dont Work, If You Want to Sustain Long Term Weight Loss


To say that dieting rarely leads to sustainable weight loss isn't particularly controversial, scientific research shows that 90% of people who try to lose weight by dieting fail. Did you know that dieting is a multi-billion dollar industry, and that there are over 25,000 books on diets, many of which contain advice that clearly contradict each other. The saddest fact about dieting is that many people try and fail at many different diets, and in the end conclude that biology is against them, and resign themselves to being obese for the rest of their lives. The truth of the matter is very different, and has more to do with Biology than the type of diet.

If you fail to lose weight with a diet traditional philosophy would have you believe that you've either been on the wrong diet (too many/few meals, too much/little carbohydrates, etc.) or you lack the willpower to stick with your diet. However this is completely wrong, and is backed up by scientific research conducted by Ancel Keys in the 1950's and documented in his famous work 'The Biology of Human Starvation'. He discovered that reducing people's diet to a state of semi-starvation produced symptoms of irritability, loss of endurance, and obsessive behavior around food, including but not limited to lying, hoarding, and stealing.

Even more telling was that in the three month period after the semi-starvation was ended and people could once again eat whatever they wanted, the obsession with food continued. None of the subjects had regained their former physical capacity, and their daily caloric intake had increased to a level higher (at times up to 8 times higher) than before the study began.

What this research goes to show, is if you want to loose weight, starving yourself on the latest fad diet, it probably the worst and most ineffective way of achieving your weight loss goals. This is particularly true if your goals are long term. The scientific explanation for this is simply that by starving your body, by reducing your calorie intake, results in your bodies survival instinct kicking in. This results in the body storing fat in order to sustain its energy requirements, resulting in the absolute opposite of what you want.

The logical conclusion from this position is simply 'if what you are doing isn't working you need to try something else'

What 'something else' is will be determined by the underlying reasons for your obesity in the first place. Alongside dieting one of the biggest contributors to obesity is the pattern of emotional eating. Many people eat because they are bored, miserable, lonely or any manner of emotional reasons, none of which has anything to do with physical hunger. Putting food in your stomach will never feed your emotional hunger, and you'll never feel 'full', leading to the cycle of constant eating. This will guarantee your weight will bloat beyond control. The only way to combat this type of eating is to constantly ask yourself, are you genuinely hungry or do you simply want to change the way you feel. If you simply want to change the way you feel, eating is not the answer.

The final of the three big reasons for obesity is the development and practice of poor habits and attitudes towards food. Another way of expressing this is simply 'faulty programming' which has resulted in the development of unproductive habits, leading to poor choices in the way you eat. Fortunately this faulty programming can be easily changed and replaced with good productive habits which will fundamentally change your attitudes towards food, resulting in a passive move towards your weight loss goals.

One of the easiest and ways to achieve long lasting weight loss, is by appealing to your subconscious mind, and addressing the core issues that are the cause of your particular weight problem. How do you do this?My recommended method is through hypnosis. It is a proven, tried and tested method that consistently delivers results after results, which last longer than any diet will ever do.

John Perry is the author of this article and has successfully lost weight through hypnosis. He now shares his experience by providing a review of Hypnosis for weight loss at his site: http://www.weightlossbyhypnosis.com


MORE RESOURCES:

ABC News

Extreme Weight-Loss Success Stories: How They Lost 100 Pounds or More
ABC News
Growing up, Judith Anthony had no boundaries for snacking. “I would literally go to the store and buy $3 worth of the 25 cent potato chips. And I'd just sit there and eat them,” the 26-year-old from Orange, New Jersey, said. By the time she was a high ...

and more »


Christian Post

Extreme Weight Loss on ABC Georgeanna Johnson [Recap/Review]
Guardian Liberty Voice
Tonight, on Extreme Weight Loss on ABC, we get to meet Georgeanna Johnson, the wife of Church on the Move assistant pastor Scott Johnson. At her initial weigh-in, she weighs 315 pounds. After she became the mother of two daughters, this former ...
Oklahoma Pastor's Wife Loses 165 lbs on ABC's 'Extreme Weight Loss' ShowChristian Post
Extreme Weight Loss makes me want to do handspringsBangor Daily News
TVType: Tulsa pastor's wife scores perfect 10 on ABC's 'Extreme Weight Loss'Tulsa World
Heavy.com -Realitywanted -Bowling Green Daily News
all 16 news articles »


Weight loss clinic opens in Waite Park
St. Cloud Times
WAITE PARK – Profile by Sanford has opened at 384 Third St. NE and can be reached at 497-7020. The weight management clinic and retail store was created by Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The program of meal replacement ...

and more »


ABC News

Duke-National University of Singapore study compares weight-loss programs
Durham Herald Sun
For the study, researchers first did a literature review to identify high-quality clinical trials of commercially available diet/lifestyle plans and medications with proven weight loss at one year or more. The researchers found three diet or lifestyle ...
Duke study: Weight Watchers reduces most bulge for your buckTriangle Business Journal (blog)
Which Diet Gives the Best Bang for Your Buck?ABC News

all 7 news articles »


The Most Satisfying Way to Lose Weight
Shape Magazine
According to a new survey released last month, obese and overweight Americans who have tried losing weight report the greatest satisfaction from weight loss surgery and prescription weight loss medications than with other self-regulated lifestyle ...



Health.com

Can Weight Loss Surgery Ease Urinary Incontinence?
WebMD
The women "lost almost 30 percent of their body weight, and about two-thirds who had incontinence at the start were cured at one year with that amount of weight loss. Among those who continued to have incontinence, their incontinence frequency improved ...
The Weird Link Between Weight Loss and IncontinenceHealth.com

all 9 news articles »


Ron Brower hits another weight loss threshold; he's now shed 277 pounds
The Post-Standard
Ron Brower hits another weight loss threshold; he's now shed 277 pounds. cny_140724_ronbrower.jpg. Ron Brower this week, with trainers Nick Murphy and Jill Rupert: He's under 400 pounds, a loss of more than 275 pounds. (Ron Brower | Submitted ...



Pop Weight Loss opens in Canton
Press News
Pop Weight Loss, the life-changing personal weight management solution designed to be "the last one you will ever need," recently announced that it has opened in Stark County. Dr. Shishuka Malhotra, a board certified psychiatrist and medical director ...



RedOrbit

The dollars and cents of weight loss
ConsumerAffairs
“The obesity epidemic is raising serious health and cost consequences, so employers and third-party payers are beginning to consider how to provide some coverage for commercial weight loss programs,” said senior author Eric Finkelstein. “These results ...
The Most Effective Weight-Loss Programs And DrugsRedOrbit

all 3 news articles »


Weight-Loss Surgery Eases Incontinence: Study
Newsmax Health
Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery program reported having incontinence ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.