Updated: Jan 5
About 80% of people who lose at least 10% of their body weight gain it all back. Why?
According to researcher Kevin Hall Ph.D. from The National Institute of Health in Bethesda MD,
it's because our appetites increase after weight loss and our metabolism slows down. It's almost like our bodies are very good at sabotaging our best efforts!
For women, it's even worse because our bodies constantly fight to put on enough weight to sustain a pregnancy through a period of starvation. Even when we're not pregnant. Or starving. We can thank our genes for that little zinger, but what can we do to counteract them and successfully lose weight and keep it off?
Well, guess what? It's possible to trick our genes and change that and I've figured out the secret! We can actually turn off that automatic hunger switch by forcing our bodies to burn fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. It happens when we cut way, way back on carbs while feeding our hungry bodies with lots of healthy fats and moderate amounts of protein.
I know this works because I've done it. I successfully lost over 100 lbs. over 12 years ago and
I've kept it off, too!
I'm extremely happy like this because I never have to skip dinners out or order things that I don't really want in restaurants. I can also have something sweet every single day and I don't have to feel guilty about it.
If you want to know all of my secrets, I'm not selling them but giving them away to my valued community members. I help women with their kids, their weight, their energy, and their confidence. That's what I'm good at and that's what I do! ( Just don't ask me to find my way out of a Target store or open a packet of mustard and we'll do just fine!)
So if you're not a member yet, you can join here for free. And If you are a member, you can take part in our Carb Out With Joy! which will cost you nothing and give you the energy and the freedom to lose weight if that's what you want.
My Carb Out is free and simple, but not easy! It's completely self-directed but if you want some free support from me, it'll take place on the members-only section of my website starting the first Tues. of every month.
As a member, you'll get all of this AND access to my help and advice line for which you pay by the minute, not the hour.
My advice line is restricted to members-only and designed for busy women like you. Women who want to receive personized options, not rigid answers and don't have a lot of time to waste on lengthy and pricey consultations that might not even work.
The reason I open up my advice line to members-only is that I'm too busy as an early childhood and family educator and family aerobics instructor to deal with the public all day long. Also because I send a personized email to each and every paying customer and I can't trust myself to get your email address perfectly correct over the phone.
That's all for now but when you decide to join our community of confident and energetic women, you'll get a brand new article from me about kids, health and/or confidence once a week on Fridays! It's a fun and energizing way to start your weekend, so I'll look forward to meeting you on my website or you can just sit back and learn more about what I do! n.joy!
Nanci J Bradley, 60, is an early childhood and family educator, author, teacher, SELF-care facilitator, family aerobics instructor, and an all-around fun-loving person. She believes in the power of sleep, healthy eating, lifelong learning and most of all, PLAY! She studied early childhood ed at Triton College and received her BS in education in 1986 from NIU. She received her MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College in 2011. She lives and teaches in Madison WI.
Me in 1996