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Healthy Eating Ultimate Guide: Start Eating Healthy Without Being Miserable

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

Our bodies are subject to thermodynamic rules, which dictate that we must burn more calories than we ingest daily to lose weight. However, every day, our bodies require a certain number of calories to perform basic activities such as movement, heartbeat, breathing, and cognitive function.

This energy is referred to as your daily total energy expenditure or TDEE. A general rule is that:

  • If you eat more calories than you burn, your body will often store the excess calories as fat (weight gain).

  • If you eat fewer calories than you burn, your body will draw energy from fat storage (weight loss).

Various weight-loss strategies can help you lose weight, but why do most diet plans fail to work, and if they work, why do you get short-term results?

Why Eating Less And "Intermittent Fasting" Do Not Work for Females

Diets do not work because dieting is unsustainable. The majority of women who go on a diet end up regaining the weight they lost, if not more. Women need carbohydrates for their hormones and having a long time without carbohydrates has a negative effect on energy, performance, weight loss and hormone balance and production! Certain diets such as keto, paleo, intermittent fasting may be simple to follow because they are so restrictive HOWEVER they pose as 'healthy living programs,' even though they are unmanageable and unsafe long term.

Check this blog about intermittent fasting, to know more.

How Eating Fewer Calories and Following Certain Diets Alter the Female Body

You most probably expect to be rewarded for the effort, time, and mental energy you devote to dieting with weight loss. While it is possible to lose weight, most women regain the weight within 2-5 years because they haven’t worked on the long term habits to sustain weight loss long term or learned the “needle movers”.

This might be because when you diet by calorie counting, the chemical changes in your body can make weight loss more difficult to sustain. As a result, you might have an increased appetite even after attaining your desired weight or stopping dieting. Having a high appetite can make maintaining your new weight more difficult. Additionally, you may discover that food tastes better than it did before you began dieting! These metabolic changes make following a diet to be more difficult.

Also, intermittent fasting and limiting calorie intake might make you desire the same items you attempt to avoid, and then feel like overeating them, undoing all the restriction in the first place.

SO, what’s the answer? Choose long term sustainable habits you can stick to and reach out to an expert such as us at Dr Suz Squad as we can help you, and if we can’t we love to chat to find out who would be best for you!

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