You Can’t Lose Weight If You’re Hungry; and Gluten-Free

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im on a dietHave you ever correlated being hungry with losing weight?  Because I sure used to.  I remember in 11th grade, Mrs. Poland, who worked in the office at my highschool, told me that.  I completely and totally took that advice to heart, for about 35 years or so.  She was overweight, I didn’t have a pound to lose in 11th grade, but the impact was immediate.

Here’s the facts on being hungry:  it’s the surest way to SLOW DOWN YOUR THYROID, AND YOUR METABOLISM, that you could possibly find.  Being hungry – really hungry,  is a signal that your body isn’t getting the Nutrients it needs to rebuild, function, and thrive.  It means your brain’s not getting the proteins and minerals to build Serotonin and Dopamine, it means there isn’t enough fat to replenish the 60% fat that makes up your brain, it means that there’s not enough actual amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals to replenish/rebuild the liver cells, the kidney cells, the heart cells, not enough to make more hormones (Every Single Hormone is composed of Cholesterol, or Fat, or Both), there’s not enough nutrients to rebuild/replenish your gut wall, or the collagen in your skin (Hello Wrinkles) or joints (Hello Stiff Joints).  I could go on and on, but get this:  Hunger Doesn’t Equal Weight Loss, Hunger Means Your Body will SLOW DOWN To Conserve The Energy It Needs to LIVE.

What if you’re eating ALL THE TIME, as in 5 or 6 “mini” meals a days, and you’re still hungry??

THEN YOU’RE EATING THE WRONG FOODS.  If that’s the case, you’re probably on the Diethungry:full:hungry Ferris Wheel, eating low cal/low fat nutrient deficient foods that leave you obsessing about the next meal and in a state of Metabolic Slow Down.  This isn’t the road to health, or healthy weight.  Even if you’re thin eating this way, the Nutrient Deficiencies will eventually get you: headaches, dry skin, bad joints, auto-immune conditions, poor immune system, and so on.

How should you eat?  Plenty of Real Whole Traditional Foods:  fats, proteins, tons of vegetables, some fruits, some nuts and seeds, some dairy – if you tolerate that stuff.

I have a page on my Site called What I’m Eating Today.

Here’s what I ate yesterday:

paul newman organic vanilla coffee with raw cream and stevia

I worked out, trained legs HARD, ran around w hubby and did a bunch of errands

lunch:  can of sardines w/greens/ whole big avocado/tomatoes/strawberries extravirginoliveoil/balsalmic,    with my chocolate-coconutbutter homemade treat

gardened for 2 hours, cleaned, made big dinner for a crowd

dinner:  lamb burger w/cheddar, big giant salad w/ oliveoil/vinegar /feta,  roasted potatoes (white and sweet) with roasted onions coated in butter and sea salt

When you eat this much fat and protein, you just don’t get hungry.  I can’t tell you how “freeing” it is to NOT FEEL HUNGRY.  To literally NOT think about food, even though I was highly active.
Here’s the Important Part:  Eating like this Does NOT make you gain weight.  If you need to lose weight, and you eat like this, YOU WILL.  You’ll be nourishing your body, giving it what it needs to rebuild, replenish, and fluorish.    That’s how you get healthy and lose weight (if you need to).

eating bagelLet’s look at a Looks Healthy But Isn’t:  Udi’s Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, Certified gluten free, 16g of whole grain per serving.  45 Grams Carb Per Bagel

Shelf life: approx 5 months  (Real Food Does NOT last this long)

Ingredients: Filtered water, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, sunflower oil, raisins, egg whites, potato starch, evaporated cane juice, tapioca maltodextrin, xanthan gum, tapioca syrup or brown rice syrup, yeast, salt, cinnamon, mold inhibitor (cultured corn syrup, citric acid), enzymes.

NINE sources of starch and sugar, an Omega 6 (inflammation), and chemicals.  This is just a crappy, processed food product that sends your Blood Sugar to the moon, causes inflammation and triglycerides, clogs your liver, and will digest SO QUICKLY, THAT YOU’LL BE STARVING IN AN HOUR OR TWO.   Does this sound like a good plan?  Ditch the diet mentality. It doesn’t work.   Eat Real Whole Food.


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