|The days of innocence
Overweight and obesity are increasing, despite decreasing amounts of fat in our diet. This is strange considering the prevalent views why people get fat. In earlier and more innocent days, specialists almost invariably assumed that if you ate a certain amount of energy, but expended less in your day's activities, the remainder made up your weight gain.
They drew "balance sheets" of energy ingested and energy spent, and showed conclusively not only how to lose weight, but also how much weight you were bound to lose per day or per week. It was a simple matter of calculating incoming versus outgoing energy, and that was that. It was simple, and innocent, to the point of being naive.
The body's defenses
When you go on a crash diet, you quickly lose the glycogen fuel and the 3-4 parts of water it is stored with, so you think the diet is effective. But after that, powerful mechanisms are set in motion, which ensure you lose weight only with difficulty. Your organism has invested too much in your new mass and weight, to let it go on a whim. So, it reduces your metabolic rate, rendering you slow and drowsy. It restrains the use of glycogen, making you weak and irritable. It raises digestive efficiency and bioavailability, so you absorb more though you eat less. It increases the sensitivity of your eyes, nose and mouth to food, to the point you are only one small step removed from bingeing. It is not your fault. Your body's defense mechanisms were built, eons before the present days of abundance-when "dieting" was equivalent to starving. So don't go on a diet again. That's not the way to lose weight.
Losing weight permanently
Briefly, our program offers,