Two months after delivering my beautiful baby girl, I was still carrying around my pregnancy weight, an extra 60 pounds. I had never had a problem with weight gain before, so had never followed any special diet restrictions. I was extremely frustrated in my attempts to lose weight, it seemed that no matter what I did, from skipping meals, to eating fat free foods, to even eliminating carbs from my diet, I continued to maintain those 60 extra pounds. (It could have been worse, at least I had stopped gaining weight ~ more than likely though, that was from breast feeding.)
I realized there was so much I didn’t know! One of the most amazing things I learned was that skipping meals and starving myself created an atmosphere of survival in my body. Every time I went too long without eating, my body thought it was being threatened with starvation and began to conserve my fat stores…the very last thing I was hoping to achieve!
Another very important concern when trying to lose weight is blood sugar levels. Our pancreas produces insulin to transport the sugar we eat (in any form) into our bodies’ cells to be used for energy. When we eat sugar or carbohydrate-rich foods, it causes our pancreas to go into overdrive producing the necessary insulin to convert all of this sugar into energy. However, this insulin surge may end up causing too much blood sugar to be transported out of our blood, leaving us with blood sugar and insulin levels dropping below normal, causing fatigue and hunger, which in turn makes us want to eat more sugar, creating a cycle that at times may be difficult to break.
While I found these tips to be extremely helpful, I was still at a loss as to how to put it all together.
So many diet plans make miraculous claims of immediate results with little or no exercise! After months of struggling to lose weight and trying various diets, I found many these claims to be unjustified. Finally though, I stumbled across a plan that explained in detail what was causing my previous failures. Fat Loss 4 Idiots is a program that explains the fallacies in those miraculous weight loss claims and provides you with the tools necessary to actually obtain a steady regimen of losing weight by using a method of shifting calories. I have not lost the full 60 pounds, but continue to drop weight at a steady pace.