Dr. Jason Fung, a renowned expert in weight loss and fasting, warns us that the age-old advice of cutting 500 calories per day to lose a pound a week is a gross oversimplification that can do more harm than good. Your body is a complex machine that runs on hormones, and the food you eat contains different hormonal instructions that can either promote or inhibit fat loss.
Simply put, cutting calories won't lead to weight loss if you don't address the hormonal system in your body. Your body may just burn fewer calories, making it even harder to lose weight. That's why it's crucial to understand that hormones play a significant role in determining what your body does with the calories you consume.
Instead of focusing solely on calorie reduction, it's essential to make healthy food choices that support hormone balance. For example, incorporating nutrient-dense, whole foods into your diet can help keep insulin levels in check, promoting fat loss. Consuming healthy fats, such as those found in nuts and seeds, can help balance your hunger hormones and keep you satiated for longer.
So let's ditch the old, ineffective advice and shift our focus to a more holistic approach. By nourishing our bodies with the right foods that support hormone balance, we can achieve sustainable weight loss and optimal health. Thanks to Dr. Jason Fung's insights, we can finally start shedding unwanted pounds the right way.
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Natashia- Certified Transformation and Nutrition Coach BN, worked as an RN in internal medicine for several years before becoming a full time stay home mom of four. In 2019, she lost her young husband to cancer. Now, penetrating the beauty industry, Natashia and her brand Mia Adora™ are on a mission to help make women’s beauty and wellness game easier. Read more