Why Willpower Won’t Work

Weight loss always ‘depends’…

Depends on what?

What works for one person, may not work for another. Our bodies process nutrition differently. Not everyone processes carbohydrates equally. Nor do they respond the same to how often meals are eaten. Many variables come in to play. Stress, sleep, age, mindset, activity levels, attitude toward food and even our genes are all key ingredients and must be considered.

A straightforward response is that the typical “willpower approach” only throws the body into starvation mode and, when combined with the increased calorie burn from more exercise, slows down metabolism. This causes the body to store more fat, which causes us to exercise more and that starts the weight gain cycle all over again. Our bodies are hard-wired to ‘survive’ to whatever we throw at it.

Most people will initially respond to a basic exercise program and change in diet. To see lasting results however, exercise and nutritional programs need to be consistently adjusted as your body adapts.

The fact is that there is no one perpetrator sabotaging our weight loss. It is the culmination of a lifetime of habits and even underlying health issues. In order to achieve long-term control, we must commit to lifestyle change. Creating healthier eating habits, understanding nutrition and how our body uses that fuel, and utilizing exercise as a key to better living are all necessary steps to truly transform our life.

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