There are lots of things sabotaging people from proper, rapid weight loss. Not only do people have their own brains and anxiety to get in the way (which is why I use hypnosis, NLP, and EFT to assist) but there are myths out there that make people think incorrectly about rapid, safe dieting. How many times have you heard, “Losing more than 1 to 2 pounds a week is unsafe.” Or “You should never skip breakfast! That messes up your metabolism!” or “Look how those French people eat! That plate is tiny! That’ can’t be enough!” “Medicines and supplements can enhance your weight loss!” These are some of the myths people say to me and my patients when they embark on the rapid weight loss plans I place them on for fast, healthy weight release.
Well, as a physician, I too have heard these things from nutritionists, dietitians, and other doctors and expert colleagues who still work under an old paradigm of what’s right and wrong in dieting. I’m here to share a new paradigm to bust these myths so that you can lose weight safely and rapidly just as your body has been designed to do.
As a physician who has successfully helped 50 patients lose a total of 2000 pounds, or an average of 40 pounds each, in a 5 month period, I can tell you that these myths only get in the way of healthy and safe rapid weight loss. And NO! These patients did NOT have gastric bypasses or lap bands! They used their bodies’ natural weight loss tactics to succeed.
Let’s talk body basics. We eat to stay alive. When we eat extra it becomes fat. When we don’t eat enough to sustain ourselves, the fat is burned off to use up what we’ve stored. It’s that simple. All mammals have this ability. Fat allows our body to have sugar and nutrients to stay alive idealica gocce and disappears when we don’t have enough going in our mouths.
However there are all these little nuances to that simplicity that are used to confuse you and help perpetuate these myths to losing weight.
1. “Losing more than 1-2 pounds a week is unsafe.”
I have safely guided my patients through a 1-pound-a-day weight loss through low-calorie diets. It works and it is safe and was how we were genetically designed to use fat. I sometimes think the people who use this first myth are justifying people staying on their diets or regimens longer. It sells gym memberships and sells monthly weight-loss programs that cost 50-1000 dollars a month. If it’s normal to just lose 1 pound a week, you can keep someone who needs to lose 80 pounds on that diet for 80 weeks! That’s a good amount of cash! If you look to the Mayo Clinic website there are multiple articles explaining against losing more than 1-2 pounds per week, however you see that they discuss rapid, doctor-assisted weight loss for the most unhealthy patients. Why do we do that for them but not healthier patients? I have made no distinction and the results have been great. But yes, these patients lose weight with the guidance of a physician so that I can ensure there are no problems during the weight loss.