Written by: Trevor Folgering, Executive Contributor
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Have you ever noticed that when you d.i.e.t, you feel like death warmed over, and your cravings go sky-high?
Why is this?
In this article, I will explain to you the reasons why you get intense cravings and how to alleviate those cravings by not going on a restrictive diet.
First off – let’s look at the first three letters of the word diet. D-I-E!
It feels like you’re dying when you’re on a diet – which should be a good clue that dieting is not a healthy way to lose weight.
The other factor to consider when you go on a diet is your hunger hormones Ghrelin and Leptin will be negatively affected and be one of the sole reasons you experience cravings when you’re on a diet.
Let’s take a look at these two powerful hunger hormones.
When you first go on a diet, what happens?
You dramatically lower your calories, hoping that somehow this time, this special diet will work.
Unfortunately, lowering calories can backfire and is the leading cause of metabolic dysfunction within the body.
It also messes with your hunger hormone Ghrelin.
Ghrelin is a hormone produced by the gastrointestinal tract cells, especially the stomach, and is often called a "hunger hormone" because it can travel to the brain and drive up the need to increase food intake.
Blood levels of ghrelin are highest before meals when hungry, returning to lower levels after mealtimes.
The problem becomes when one is on a very strict caloric diet. Ghrelin levels are continually being elevated, which leads to massive hunger issues and, of course, cravings.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have our appetite-regulating hormone Leptin. Leptin is a hormone predominantly made by adipose cells and cells in the small intestine that helps regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger, which diminishes fat storage in fat storage sites.
Can you see now that when you go on a diet, how detrimental it is on losing body fat?
Let’s imagine this scenario for a minute.
You go on a typical “diet” that is around 1200 calories or even less.
The first few days are fine as your body adjusts to the low caloric intake.
However, by Day 3, you are starving, and you are starting to get cravings and “cheating” on your diet.
You throw your hands up in the air in disgust and think to yourself that losing body fat is just not for you, and you will remain overweight forever.
Does this scenario sound familiar?
If it does, you are not alone!
Stats show that 95 percent of individuals who go on a diet fail and gain the weight back (and then some) after quitting the diet.
Not a great statistic at all.
The problem with dieting is that it messes with your Ghrelin and Leptin hormones!
As you drop Calories, your body senses this, and drives up the release of Ghrelin, and begins to flood the body with this powerful hunger hormone, which now travels to your brain, sending signals that you MUST eat!
And usually, that food that you're eating at that time will produce massive amounts of the fat-storing hormone Insulin!
Not a great scenario for losing body fat.
For more info about Insulin, please read my other article, “The Secret Sauce To Losing Weight Without The Need to Go On a Diet."
The other negative reaction that happens is that the release of Leptin gets shunted.
Because our appetite begins to spiral out of control, the body produces less and less Leptin, which regulates our appetite and hunger.
So, we have a double whammy happening here.
Our hunger hormones are out of control, and the body has no ability to regulate your appetite!
No wonder 95 percent of dieters fail when it comes to losing weight.
Diets negatively impact the essential hormones that regulate and control your appetite and cravings.
So, what should you do instead to lose weight?
First off, realize that you must do the opposite of what diets do to the body if you want to lose weight.
You have to drive down Ghrelin levels, so hunger gets suppressed naturally, and no cravings can occur.
Then you must increase the release of Leptin, which regulates your appetite, so after each meal, you feel satisfied and have no hunger.
This can only happen when you don’t diet!
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Trevor Folgering, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Trevor Folgering is a leader in the weight loss and nutrition industry. For over 22 years, Trevor has relentlessly pursued the truth when it comes to losing body fat correctly. By uncovering the truth about how our bodies utilize body fat, Trevor created very specific nutritional protocols that allowed him to tap into his own body fat stores and lose 40 lbs. of body fat in a very short period of time. He achieved this without going on a low caloric diet or restricting the foods that he ate. He now helps men and women achieve the body and health that they truly deserve through the science of Biohacking. He is CEO of Biohacked, a global online health and body transformation company. His mission: To shift the paradigm of the weight loss industry and re-educate the world on the proper methodologies of losing excess body fat correctly.