Download The Skinny On Losing Weight Without Being Hungry

Download The Skinny On Losing Weight Without Being Hungry

Download The Skinny On Losing Weight Without Being Hungry

When people come to me, they are frustrated. They've been continually trying to shed pounds, yet their weight keeps going up, up, and up. Nearly every day one of them tells me, “I feel like I am losing my mind.” They've been insulted and humiliated by well-meaning friends who try to motivate them with tough love. Their family and friends insinuate that they just are not trying hard enough. Their family doctors have read them the riot act, saying things like, “Weight loss is important. If you don't get the weight off, you're going to have a heart attack.”

I tell these patients, as I'm now telling you now, that weight loss isn't about priorities, willpower, or wanting it badly enough. Rather, it's about biology. It's about your body and your brain and your hormones. You struggle with your weight because your weight-regulating system is busted. An area of your brain should act as a fuel gauge much like the gas gauge in your car. Instead of measuring the amount of gas in your car, however, it measures the amount of fat and calories in your body. Sensors in your stomach, intestines, and fat cells and elsewhere are supposed to relay messages to your brain, indicating how many calories you've consumed or how much fat is stored in your fat cells. However, these messages aren't getting to your brain, so the needle on your fuel gauge doesn't move and your gauge often reads “empty,” even when your stomach is full of food and your fat cells are overflowing with stored calories. The result: you feel hungrier and hungrier, even as you are gaining weight.

Here's more. When this naturally skinny woman does overeat—say she ignores that sensation of fullness and shovels in some dessert or an extra glass of wine—her brain responds. She feels less hungry at subsequent meals, so she automatically eats less than usual. Her muscles burn more calories to power her every movement, working inefficiently and wasting calories to create body heat. For this naturally skinny woman, the consequence of eating too much is not a larger clothing size or a higher number on the scale. It's that she feels hot when everyone else feels cold. That's why she can stand at the bus stop in the middle of winter without a jacket. Because of these strong, finely tuned, and effective signals, this naturally skinny woman's weight stays fairly constant without dieting, calorie counting, or portion control.

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