You have some pounds you need to lose. Both
physics and the experts tell you, you need to adjust the calorie equation. In a nutshell,
you have to get the calories in, to be less than the calories out. No PROBLEM. You’re
willing and able to restrict calories, to make it happen. BUT………… your brain
doesn’t always get the memo. You brain doesn’t realize, the reason calories are reduced is
to make you LOOK GOOD. And FEEL BETTER. Unfortunately, the sudden drop in calorie consumption, is
perceived by your brain as a crisis. Your brain is thinking………. OMG ! The world
has turned NASTY – we’re experiencing A FAMINE. I must respond APPROPRIATELY ! And
the appropriate evasive manoeuvres involve calorie conservation. After all, who knows
when we’ll eat again. And so, APPROPRIATE responses are made, among them resting energy
expenditure drops. Your body is able to run on fumes. The DANGERS of the FAMINE SITUATION
have been mitigated. BRAVO ! Of course, this helps you the dieter diddlie squat. The fat
loss stalls. You’re effectively starving, but you are NOT losing weight ! You’ve hit
the DREADED………….PLATEAU. Eish ! Now the gurus might look at you somewhat sceptically
and say, well the reason you’re not losing weight is YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG i.e. you’re
still eating too much and moving too little. But odds are you’re NOT…… you’re COMMITTED
! The problem….. biology RULES ! So what can you do ? Well a group of researchers from
Australia set about looking for a way to “trick” the body, enter – the MATADOR study. Join
us for this episode of BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY TV as we discover what the scientists from
down under did to Minimise Adaptive Thermogenesis and Deactivate the Obesity Rebound. What a
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So did they succeed ? Well. Sort of. The team took 51 obese, weight stable, sedentary gents
and put them on diet. For 16 weeks. Now the one group dieted for 16 weeks straight. The
other group dieted at 2 week intervals, that means two weeks of dieting and two weeks off.
Both groups followed the same diet. This was a traditional diet, carbs were not restricted,
calories were. The macronutrient ratio was 15–20% of energy as protein, 50–60% of
energy as carbohydrate and 25–30% of energy as fat. The calorie restriction was 33 % less
than needed. The guys in the study didn’t have to worry about getting it right, all
their meals were provided by the university kitchen. And well less calories in meant weight
loss. Yes, calorie restriction WORKS. So what happened in this study, well, both groups
lost weight, when dieting. The group, dieting in two week bursts, lost more weight than
the guys dieting continuously. This was what the team expected. Intermittent dieting stops
the brain crisis. When the team assessed the resting energy expenditure, those doing intermittent
dieting managed to keep the body ticking over at a higher rev count, despite losing weight
and dieting. This didn’t happen in the continuous dieters. The body became more and more perturbed
as time when by. By the end of the dieting period, their bodies were able to run on 600
less kilojoules per day. Eish ! This is why weight loss stagnates – the starved body
is seriously EFFICIENT ! It’s counter intuitive, but when it comes to dieting, LESS is more.
The benefits of MATADOR dieting were evident at 16 weeks, but this was only the beginning.
Most dieters will share their dieting successes. Pounds are lost, dresses and pants fit better.
But, it never lasts, the weight that is lost is usually put back on, with a little extra.
That drop in resting energy expenditure is more than likely to blame. But, matador dieting
lived up to its name. It protected against the rebound obesity. Let’s looks at what
happened. After 6 months, the continuous dieters were pretty close to being back to square
one. 16 weeks of “suffering” amounted to a whopping 3 kg weight loss. Pretty depressing.
This didn’t happen in the guys who had dieted “intermittently”, their 16 weeks of dieting,
spread over 30 weeks, yielded around 12 kilograms of weight loss. That’s IMPRESSIVE. MATADOR
dieting works and its probably easier. Let’s face – calorie restricting is HARD. Taking
a break, every two weeks, will help make it more tolerable. So why not try MATADOR dieting.
Just a quick NOTE. The off weeks aren’t pig outs. You still need to be mindful of
the calories. The aim of the game, is to balance the calories in, with the calories out. We’re
not RESTRICTING per se, but you can’t eat EVERYTHING in sight. After all, you are still
ON DIET ! The difference….doing it this way, increases the odds that the fat loss
is PERMANENT. Because you’ve taken care of the BODY CHEMISTRY by matador dieting.
Interested in discovering more ways to create BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY or need a little help
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