17 March 2012

Myth – If I eat less I’d lose weight fast. Busted!

This is a normal scenario :

You were a few kilos over from your ideal weight and desperately needed to lose that extra kilos by the end of the month so you could attend the famous high school reunion and face your longtime nemesis in style.  So you started eating a leaf of salad, a few cuts of fruits and drink liters of green tea in the pursuit of that dream weight, but after a week of starvation and kilos of salad, to the point that your urine turned green, nothing happened!  You started getting desperate and cut down on your fruit intake, maybe it’s the sugar, you thought and still not much happened.  What did you do wrong?

Answer :

You are not eating enough to loose weight.  Eating too few calories can actually inhibit weight loss. 
Fact :

When not enough calories are consumed for the body’s basic need to sustain itself, the metabolism rate starts to slow down.  This is because the brain is telling the body that there are not enough calories to save itself and as a result the body will hold on to whatever calories at present hence the failed weight loss.

The secret to healthy weight loss is quite simple.  Eat the amount of calories your body needs to sustain itself  (between 1,200 to 1,500 per day for women and more if you work out, about 1,700 to 1,800) by eating 4-5 small meals throughout the day, paying extra attention on sugar and fat intake.  To speed up the process, do a 20 to 30 minutes light workout 4-5 times a week.    Drink  at least 2 litres of water daily to flush out the toxins and excess water in your system (yes, water eliminates water!) and in a few weeks you should be able to see results, fit into that Herve Leger dress you saved for that special occasion and watch the jaws of your nemesis drop to the floor! 



  1. but it sounds easier than it really is, right? :(

    1. The hardest part for me is the temptation - Doritos, ribs, mozzarella di buffala.. but I eat them anyway once in a while. Moderation is key and so far so good, I manage to still fit into my 'thin' jeans. Give it a shot for a month, Chi.. see what happen. You have nothing to loose but weight, I promise! :)

  2. Great post.
    I've learned something from you.
    Geez, I can't eat veggies and fruits only.
    Rice is more important than any other foods.
    I feel weak if I can't eat rice. LOL!

    1. Same here! Rice is good carb, bread is the culprit :)

  3. The only thing I can`t give up are sweets! they`re just too damn tempting lol! xx


  4. so hard.. i feel like i'm always trying to eat small meals during the day.. but can't sustain it.. because there's always something going on.. and then end up eating one big disastrous meal. on the daily. HAHAH :p

  5. Hi dear! Nice post :)

    There's a CHANEL GIVEAWAY on my blog, I'm waiting for you :)



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