What’s up guys! Jordan in the house once again and I’m here to explain to you fine ladies, why there is not a cookie cutter approach to rid those unwanted love handles. We have all heard of lame diets out there such as the Atkins diet, the 500 calorie diet and even the cottage cheese diet for goodness sake. Eating cottage cheese all day never ever seemed appealing to me. Yuck! The dangers of these diets is that it’s so hard for someone to stick to them and actually get long term results.
For example, sure you can lose weight with the Atkins diet with the low carb approach but what happens when your body starts eating all your muscle for fuel instead of the fat? When your body is too long in a ketosis like state it becomes difficult to maintain your energy levels and build muscle. When you are losing muscle, your metabolism slows down and when it slows down, you stop burning fat! This is the main reason why people on extremely low carb diets, tend to lose weight very quickly. However, it is hard for them to maintain the weight loss for good. A buddy from high school, unfortunately was a victim of the Atkins.
This friend owns a towing service company out in Plano Texas, in which he spends a lot of his time sitting and driving. He called me the other day, explaining to me that he was losing some weight with the Atkins but he also noticed, that he was a extremely sluggish all throughout the day. Of course, as soon as I heard Atkins, I gave him a piece of my mind! It’s not because I’m a jerk! It’s because I love the guy! He is like the big brother I never had and has a heart of gold. Anyways, he also mentioned that he noticed that his weight loss seemed to come a complete halt. I quickly informed him of all the cons mentioned above in this article and gave him a calculated diet plan which consisted of the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein. 6 weeks later, my buddy is back on track losing weight and having more energy than ever! A pat on the back for yours truly.
The 500 calorie diet has for some odd reason become popular over the past couple of years. I mean who the heck eats only 500 hundred calories and is actually satisfied? I almost eat 500 calories in one meal, much less for the whole day! When your only feeding your body below it’s maintenance caloric intake, it is almost impossible for your metabolism to work properly. The 500 calorie diet in my opinion, is even worse than the Atkins. What your body needs is balance! There should never be one extreme to another in life and also in dieting. We tend to forget all the proper macronutrients that God created for human consumption and we try to find a quick an easy way out of fat loss!
- Fats are are friend not enemy…
- Carbohydrates are needed for energy and that is why you might be feeling a tad crappy when you have too little of them.
- Protein is not just for man and you we not turn you into a big green Hulk like figure if you eat it!
These points are so simplistic, yet we still have a long ways to go ladies! Until next time. Peace out!