There are lots of things sabotaging people from proper, rapid weight loss. Not only do people have their own brains and anxiety to get in the way (which is why I use hypnosis, NLP, and EFT to assist) but there are myths out there that make people think incorrectly about rapid, safe dieting. How many times have you heard, “Losing more than 1 to 2 pounds a week is unsafe.” Or “You should never skip breakfast! That messes up your metabolism!” or “Look how those French people eat! That plate is tiny! That’ can’t be enough!” “Medicines and supplements can enhance your weight loss!” These are some of the myths people say to me and my patients when they embark on the rapid weight loss plans I place them on for fast, healthy weight release.
Well, as a physician, I too have heard these things from nutritionists, dietitians, and other doctors and expert colleagues who still work under an old paradigm of what’s right and wrong in dieting. I’m here to share a new paradigm to bust these myths so that you can lose weight safely and rapidly just as your body has been designed to do.
As a physician who has successfully helped 50 patients lose a total of 2000 pounds, or an average of 40 pounds each, in a 5 month period, I can tell you that these myths only get in the way of healthy and safe rapid weight loss. And NO! These patients did NOT have gastric bypasses or lap bands! They used their bodies’ natural weight loss tactics to succeed.
Let’s talk body basics. We eat to stay alive. When we eat extra it becomes fat. When we don’t eat enough to sustain ourselves, the fat is burned off to use up what we’ve stored. It’s that simple. All mammals have this ability. Fat allows our body to have sugar and nutrients to stay alive and disappears when we don’t have enough going in our mouths.
However there are all these little nuances to that simplicity that are used to confuse you and help perpetuate these myths to losing weight.
1. “Losing more than 1-2 pounds a week is unsafe.”
I have safely guided my patients through a 1-pound-a-day weight loss through low-calorie diets. It works and it is safe and was how we were genetically designed to use fat. I sometimes think the people who use this first myth are justifying people staying on their diets or regimens longer. It sells gym memberships and sells monthly weight-loss programs that cost 50-1000 dollars a month. If it’s normal to just lose 1 pound a week, you can keep someone who needs to lose 80 pounds on that diet for 80 weeks! That’s a good amount of cash! If you look to the Mayo Clinic website there are multiple articles explaining against losing more than 1-2 pounds per week, however you see that they discuss rapid, doctor-assisted weight loss for the most unhealthy patients. Why do we do that for them but not healthier patients? I have made no distinction and the Eat Sleep Burn results have been great. But yes, these patients lose weight with the guidance of a physician so that I can ensure there are no problems during the weight loss.
With my weight loss programs that I have given my patients, they can lose 30 pounds in 30 days, 80 pounds in 80 days, 150 pounds in 150 days, and so on. I just had a patient come in today who lost 50 pounds in 50 days, came off 3 medicines for blood pressure, who looks and feels great. Her blood pressure is 100/80 now when it was 150/90 when we started. Are you telling me a slower weight loss would be better for her so she could have high blood pressure even a day longer? I don’t think so. She’s healthier and safer in a rapid amount of time with my hypnosis and rapid weight loss techniques that I will explain later in an upcoming article.
2. “Don’t skip breakfast. It’s unhealthy in a diet and you won’t lose as much weight!”
Eating breakfast keeps your metabolism in line so you burn more calories through the day. This is true when you are at a steady weight. However, when it comes to losing weight, eating breakfast is not an accelerator of weight loss. The calories going in still need to go somewhere. Yes, you definitely get more obese in the long term if you skip breakfast, then eat normal amounts of food for lunch and dinner afterward. A person who skips breakfast puts their body in starvation mode so that any excess food that you eat later in the day instantly becomes fat as the body scrambles to keep any sugar available in the body after being told it’s starving when breakfast is skipped.
However, if you skip breakfast, and then take in small amounts of food for lunch and dinner, (lower amounts of calories than is needed for a full day), you WILL BURN FAT to make up for energy that you don’t have coming in from food. So skipping breakfast, during a lower calorie intake period, allows you to burn excess fat. It’s the way God designed us. When we were hunter-gatherers and we roamed the earth for the next food supply as nomads, there would be times where the winter would come in and the food supply would drop, or there would be times of famine where there just wasn’t a food supply. God was smart enough to design us with a source of sugar during these times of need for food. All mammals have this food storage system called fat. When you see those commercials asking to aid children starving in other countries, those children are relying on these fat stores to survive their lack of adequate nutrients.