Your Brain is Your Weight Loss Enemy

You may think that your appetite, your cravings, or your need for food are your worst enemy when it comes to weight loss, but you're wrong. It turns out your BRAIN is the #1 villain! When you reduce your food consumption drastically (cutting anywhere from 25 to 50% of your daily caloric intake), your brain reacts to the sudden change by telling your body to cling to as much fat and energy as possible. This makes it much harder to lose weight, and it's all thanks to your brain trying to do the right thing: keep you alive! You see, this reaction is instinctive, and it's part of what has kept humans alive through so many famines, droughts, and hard times. By reducing energy expenditure, your brain is slowing down the rate at which you burn through the fat you have stored on your body. While this may be helpful if you are starving (literally), it's terrible if you're trying to lose weight. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Source: www.cbsnews.com[/caption] A sudden shift in your diet can alter your brain chemistry, not only leading to slower weight loss, but also a higher risk of depression and moodiness. Cutting your food intake in half from one day to the next can be the worst way to lose weight. So what's the smart way to go? Easy: take it slow. Take smaller steps with your weight loss by trimming 100 to 200 calories every day or two over the course of two weeks. Ease your body gradually into the weight loss, and it will adapt more efficiently to the reduced food intake. Your brain won't stop you from losing weight or burning fat because it has had time to acclimate and adjust! Source: Science Daily Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_114498" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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