Based on that, to lose weight you just reduce what you put in your mouth, and increase your training. Simple. Right?
But here’s the thing.
How is it that a successful entrepreneur who has built her business from zero to multi-millions of dollars, stuck to a 500kcal a day diet whilst doing kickboxing 3 times a week, found herself at a point where she was 89kgs and her weight just wouldn’t budge?
Oh, that’s right – she must be a liar and she must be lazy! See, if there is anything I’ve learnt, it’s that highly successful people don’t get to where they are by being lazy. They don’t get to where they are by cutting corners on themselves and they certainly don’t get to where they are without the most ruthless work ethic.
So, business owners, you want to know what I think the problem is?
The problem is that the calories in calories out equation is wrong, and your ruthless work ethic – the same one that got you from zero to multi-millions in your business – is the very work ethic that is stopping you from losing weight.
Yes, I said it.
You are TOO disciplined and it’s your discipline that is making you fat.
Just like athletes have a specific set of requirements to fuel their bodies and sustain their training for optimal performance, business owners have their own unique set of requirements, too.
As a business owner, you didn’t gain weight because you over-ate. Therefore, you won’t be losing weight by under- eating and starving your body.
When you under eat, you place your body under undue stress, further adding to the stress you are already experiencing from business ownership. When that happens, your body experiences a whole cascade of metabolic responses to that stress, and that’s where it all starts.
Your insulin levels rise, your hunger-fullness hormone secretion is disrupted, your sleep is disturbed, inflammation increases and your gut microbiota is affected.
The side effect? Weight gain.
When you understand that your weight gain didn’t happen because of too many calories in, you will stop blaming yourself for not being disciplined enough.
When you learn that your cravings are from starving yourself and you’re not just weak with no self-control, then you will stop feeling guilty for wanting sugar.
For you, we need to fix your signalling, and address the issues in a way that makes sense for your body.
Then, you’ll be able to feel satisfied after meals, sleep well, be focused and finally see weight loss and experience increased energy levels, all at the SAME time.
Because, let’s be honest, eating broccoli 6 times a day has certainly not boosted your metabolism and helped you lose weight – it’s just made you hungrier, crankier and frankly, more disappointed in yourself.
In case you haven’t noticed, this is something I’m fiercely passionate about, and I’m dedicated to helping business owners like yourself really get to the bottom of what you need to be doing to fix your hormones and start shifting that weight and feeling great.
So, if this is you, make sure you reach out to us at Metro Dietetics
Visit us at www.metrodietetics.com.au
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