I feel like such a fool when it came to weight loss and how I was going about it. I was the textbook case of doing everything wrong when it came to trying to lose weight on a diet. It seems like every time I tried to lose weight I failed. Something was shooting me in the foot and I needed to find out what that was.
My brilliant plan to lose those unwanted pounds was to…..wait for it….STARVE MYSELF! Does this sound familiar? Can you relate? The starve yourself mentality has been adopted by so many trying to lose weight.
For some unknown reason, the main stream way of thinking to lose weight is to simply not eat or not each much. While this may help with short term weight loss, it’s a terrible idea for long term health of your body. What is your general demeanor when your hungry or starving? If your anything like me, I am not someone you want to be around.
Think about it like this. Your car needs fuel (gasoline) to run. If you run out of gas, your car does not move. The same thing goes for your body. If you do not feed your body fuel (healthy food), it’s not going to run or work properly.
Let’s turn the page on this dumb idea that you need to starve yourself in order to lose weight and drop that unwanted fat. It’s just not true and really will cause you to eventually not lose weight, but really put on more weight. Don’t treat your body like that.
You can still lose those unwanted pounds without this false idea that you need to starve. In order to not feel hungry or starving, your body needs PROTEIN among other things. Most people that are actively on a diet or not are lacking enough protein.
Have you ever ate a meal and one hour later are feeling hungry? The most likely cause of your hunger and needing to eat more is that you didn’t eat any or enough protein. Men should be eating around 55 grams of protein and women should be getting around 50 grams of protein daily.
Lack of PROTEIN is the biggest reason I have failed to lose weight throughout my life. I simply was not getting enough PROTEIN daily. It took until I was in my 40s to figure this out. While it took a long time, I am so thankful I found this out because it is one of the main reason I am successfully losing weight today.
What are some good sources of PROTEIN? Great question. I am a pescatarian so I don’t eat meat, but I do eat fish. I really like the Vega One protein powder because it is 100% plant based and provides 20 grams of protein per serving. There are some really good and healthy sources of protein. A few that come to mind:
- protein powder (I like Vega One Protein Powder)
If your on diet or weight loss plan and not having success, I suggest you seriously look at how much protein your eating. If you not getting around that 50 gram mark per day, chances are your feeling hungry all time and causing yourself to not be successful at dropping this pounds.
I am consistently losing weight. Because I carry a lot of abdominal weight, I can see a big change in my reduction of belly fat as well. One of the most important things I am doing that is allowing me to successfully lose weight without feeling hungry or starving myself is getting enough PROTEIN.
PROTEIN needs to be a key component in your weight loss plan.