Bikini bodies are made in the Winter, not the Summer so when it is Winter it doesn't mean you can curl up on the couch and pig out while telling yourself that you will eat clean and hit the gym when it gets warmer. And when Summer comes around that doesn't mean you go on a crash diet to squeeze into your bikini for that beach trip which is a week away. Yo- Yo dieting and crash dieting are seriously one of the most damaging and aging things you can do to your body. Here is why...
Dieting or moments of calorie restriction put your body under undue stress where your body releases stress hormones which store fat more effectively. Skipping even one meal can put your body into a fat storing state! Continued calorie restricted dieting causes your metabolic rate to slow down, which is the rate at which your body burns calories for energy. Instead of using up your fuel for all your biological functions, your body stores your calories since it thinks it is starving and wants to save every last calorie for survival. So pigging out and then crash dieting will actually make you fatter in the long run.
The only way to long term weight loss is consistent healthy meals over time that nourishes your body while allowing your body to safely release stored body fat, but knowing HOW to eat for weight loss can be difficult. It is all about knowing WHAT to eat, WHEN to eat, HOW much to eat and WHY.
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