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In the effort to
shed unwanted body fat, moderate calorie restriction is the most important habit
to develop. many people make the broad assumption that the more calories
they restrict, the more fat they will shed. They often fail to understand
that calorie restriction can work against them in the worst way, by eliciting
the starvation response.
response is a primal mechanism, wherein the body believes there is no food
available, so the hypothalamus reduces the body's metabolism and catabolizes
muscle tissue for energy. These negative changes are often long lasting
and hinder any temporary fat loss success by causing the 'yo-yo effect' of first
losing, then quickly regaining weight.
determines how much energy you use and how many calories your body burns.
you want to encourage a high metabolism. your muscle tissue requires
energy just to exist. Allowing the body to catabolize muscle tissue
effects your body in the very worst way, because of the permanence of lost
muscle. Muscle does not just 'come back,' but must be developed through
use and need. Allowing the starvation response to occur and both lower
your metabolism while diminishing your muscle tissue must be avoided completely.
Your first step
towards healthy, moderate calorie restriction is to eat less of packaged foods.
If the food comes in a wrapper, bag or box, you should try to eat less of it and
find a healthier substitute
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