I only had one meal yesterday, two store bought frozen beef and bean burritos...
Im totally going here.
The above is the reason you are , were, will BE, gaining weight and struggling against the battle of the bulge for a long time.
And no, not all fat people are fat because they listen to their bodies and over eat.
Our NATION is fatter and un healthier then they SHOULD BE because of the chemicals we eat and what is found in foods like you have stated above.
Im going to give the , im not caffeinated enough brief version but I will elaborate if you want, and I can provide trillions of links and tests and this and that and what ever else you need.
Lets start with the MSG that you have consumed.
The very CHEMICAL that msg is is created to, designed to and combined scientifically with other chemicals to
1) trick the pleasure receptors in your brain to make you feel like you are eating better tasting food
2) Reduce the hormones and chemical reactions to food that MAKE YOU feel full
3) its side effects reduce the ability by blocking certain chemicals that make you feel sedated for hours as you SHOULD from something that naturally healthy.
4) is addicting.
The list of what msg does goes on and on. It effects your metabolism by slowing it down, effects the bodys natural lubrication in the colon effecting how well you metabolize stuff.
DUDE. You are eating the problem.
HFCS which I guarantee you was in that burrito some where because I doubt you eat organic, or that you are really chemical conscious.
HFCS makes you retain weight independent of your caloric in take The chemical that HFCS is makes 120 calories of.. lets say a full regular coke, equate to 240 calories of WEIGHT gain. Thats why it is so hard for people to drop weight. They are constantly eating the very things that are stopping their body. HFCS is also addicting.
Losing MORE than 3lbs a week is not dangerous if you are doing so on a chemical free diet. Then you are doing exactly what your body CAN and SHOULD do which is burn and use what it stores. Our bodies are supposed to use up exactly what it gets right away. Fat storage only happens in extreme situations which would be winter time for example. We should naturally be less active, and we will eat heavier fatty foods then. If we were indigenous, this would be heavy fatty meats, nuts, seeds etc. But it would not amount to super extreme forms of weight gain. Just things that take longer to metabolize, causing the body core temp to raise which in turn helps you stay warmer.
But, this is a looooong tangent from me
Weight loss is simple.
Stop eating chemicals.
You dont need to exercise
you dont need to count calories watch portions or take drugs.
Research those chemicals you are ingesting. They are not basic safe things by any means and the core reason for your weight issue
I wanted to repost this because Shewolf has really added a much needed angle to the starvation diet and I have learned a lot in the last few months.
What I have learned has to do with EXACTLY what Shewolf says... "CHEMICALS!"
People say chemicals and they think mostly of processed food. What one needs to think about mostly when thinking about chemicals is the liver.
The liver has to handle the bulk load of chemicals we add to our bodies.
If you are obese you have overtaxed you liver to such a degree that it cannot work on the fat sells to metabolize them because it is working on unnecessary chemicals added to your body.
I have been on pain meds for a few years for my back and I have also used alcohol to relieve back pain.
I recently was sent to a new doctor and she told me that my pain meds and alcohol were "eating up" the vitamin D in my body.
This is kinda hard for me to explain but I will try. The liver can only process so many chemicals a day then it simply leaves the rest to collect and toxify your cells. These harmful chemical live on our vitamins and nutrients. So if you are popping all kinds of over the counter and prescription meds, drinking alcohol, caffeinated beverages, lots of sugar and junk foods expect your health to radically decline.
Decline meaning. dry skin, loss of vision, thick calluses on your feet, poor finger nail growth, joint and muscle pain, weight gain, respiratory ailments, nausea and sluggishness disruptive sleep patterns, mental ailments.
These are all sings of a liver that is over taxes by chemicals.
Most people do not realize that caffeine is metabolized in the liver too. It is turned into urea which is the leading known cause of gout. Corn syrup is also turned into urea by the liver and so is ethyl alcohol. So the liver is functioning overtime to chemically alter these chemicals where it cannot then function to do basic daily things like skin, eye, muscle, brain and bone etc. repair.
The presence of these free radical chemicals i.e. alcohol, corn syrup, caffeine on top of prescription meds to cure the ailments caused by these chemicals completely overtax the liver. Most pain relievers are metabolized in the liver also. So, we seek pain relief from chemicals by adding more chemicals?
The best plan is to completely reduce or stop from taking these chemicals and allow the liver to relieve pain naturally by finally being able to use nutrients and vitamins to repair cellular damage. When the liver is busy metabolizing these harmful chemicals it has no time to even repair itself let alone your body as a whole.
An over taxed liver cannot aid your stomach to digest your food so food is continually deposited as fat. People under estimate the liver as being the main work engine in over all physical health and metabolism. Often, by stopping pain medication you can actually stop pain by simply eliminating the added stress that the pain medications put on the liver so that the liver can relieve the pain instead. The liver when not over taxed by chemicals will begin to use the vitamin D C E etc.. and the nutrients from a multivitamin to combat the pain instead.
People talk about absorption of vitamins and minerals. It is not obtained by getting a better multivitamin it is obtained by lessening the overall chemical intake so that the liver can work on other more vital things.
By simply eliminating these unnecessary harmful chemicals i.e. caffeine, ethyl alcohol, corn syrup and to much sugar, over the counter and prescription pain medications that are metabolized in the liver, the body will naturally lose weight on its own (even if you tend to over eat).
You can pump your body full of mega vitamins but if the liver is over taxed by these harmful chemicals it will not repair itself or the body.
So the true irony is that to alleviate pain one needs to stop their pain meds. I am not advocating stopping vital medications that say, lower blood pressure and keep diabetes at bay... DO NOT STOP THESE.
BUT, but stopping these other harmful chemicals once your body is clean from them your liver will begin to work on vital things rather than being constantly over taxed and you will notice a very dramatic change in your health in nearly every category.
To just begin the starvation diet and not address these harmful chemicals and how they affect the all important liver function is a disservice to human health.
If you decide to do the starvation diet make sure you are completely free of caffeine, alcohol, unnecessary meds that only contribute to obesity in the long run. Even three acetaminophen a day, a cup of coffee in the morning, and a couple beers at night are taxing the liver enough to cause poor health and pain rather than relieve it. There are allergy pills also to consider and a number of other things like environmental toxins i.e. smog pollution let alone the chemicals that are added to our food that we are unaware of. Abuse of these chemicals do irreversible harm to both the liver and to other vital organs of the body. The liver is a small organ and consider refining these chemicals and pouring them into a cup then consider they all eventually end up in the liver. Put the liver to work for your body alone and cut out all unnecessary chemicals then decide if you need to go on this diet.
You will probably find that your body will start losing weight all on its own.
The metabolism is set by the liver (and the kidneys). If we over tax these organs we have no metabolism at all even if you exercise and eat right these harmful chemicals will undo all the good you try to do for your body.
You will take vitamins and they will have zero impact if these harmful chemicals are present in your liver.
Thank you Shewolf for your vital insight in to the body's metabolism.