Central London Clinical Nutritionist and author of Why Eating Less and Exercising More Makes You Fat, Stephanie Moore says that the standard doctor advice to eat less and exercise more is not helpful.
Avoid Famine Mode
In her article for Total Health, 5 Myths about Weight Loss she explains how switching the body into 'famine mode' acts to retain fat and not burn it. So, although there maybe a short-term gain there will be longer-term bounce back caused by the physical reduced metabolism combined with a psychological food obsession.
Embracing the Joy and Taste of Natural Fats
Stephanie Moore says, "Anyone who has tried restricting calories to lose weight will know that very quickly you become obsessed about food, never feeling full and satisfied, always thinking about food and what to eat next and meanwhile, as you doggedly try to stick to your reduced-calorie diet, you are actually training your body to be better at storing what you eat as body fat".
The article explains the top five myths about food loss, as follows:
1. Reducing calories help you lose weight.
2. All foods are equal.
3. Low-fat food is good.
4. Protein only is best for Weight loss.
5. Diet foods work.
No More Calorie Counting
The article describes how the good news is that by following the suggestions you can be lead to, "food-freedom and natural regulation of hunger, meanwhile no more sugar-cravings or energy crashes and no more calorie counting".
Understanding what happens to the food you eat once you’ve swallowed it tells you a whole lot more than the calorie count on the packet