Remember the first time you tried to lose weight? The weight came off steadily. Then you stopped the diet and you slowly started to gain the weight back, plus a few additional pounds.
Then you attempted to diet again. The second attempt at weight loss was slower and harder. You lost weight, but not as much as the first time.
Each subsequent time you tried to lose weight, it became more difficult, and the weight you lost came back even faster – plus a little extra. And, unfortunately, each time you gained your weight back, you blamed yourself.
You keep asking yourself, “Why can’t I control my weight?” Here’s why.
First, the weight you lost was 60-70 percent fat and 30-40 percent muscle because you either didn’t exercise or didn’t exercise correctly. Remember, muscle is metabolic. It burns calories. Fat does not. The weight you gained back was 80-90 percent fat and 10-20 percent muscle, so your body lost calorie burn (or metabolism) with each diet.
Second, your body made a physiological adaptation to the way you lost weight.
Your body decreased its metabolism up to 400 calories per day partly from the loss of muscle and partly from trying to protect itself against your starvation diet. This loss may be permanent.
Your body’s hunger hormones increased.
Your body went into fat-storing mode instead of a fat-losing mode.
Third, you kept blaming yourself for your failure and kept trying different diets.
With each diet, it becomes harder to lose weight. You may also begin to develop some of the disorders people get when they’re overweight such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or sore knee and back joints from carrying extra weight.
Your failure wasn’t your fault. It’s time to stop blaming yourself. You just don’t have the knowledge, tools, and program that will give you long-term success.
The commercial programs available today don’t understand your weight loss includes metabolic muscle. They’ve never heard of physiological adaptation. Their long-term success is less than two percent. That means the other 98 percent keep recycling through their weight loss programs and blaming themselves each time they gain the weight back.
You need a program that’s run by medical doctors trained in how to create weight loss, without losing muscle, without increasing your hunger hormones, and without turning your body into a fat-storing machine.
20/20 LifeStyles has the knowledge, tools, and support you need to be successful including:
- Medical doctors
- Registered Dietitians
- Exercise Physiologists
- Educational videos
- Long-term support
- An app to monitor your steps, sleep, exercise, and blood sugar
Because no two people are alike, 20/20 LifeStyles will personalize your diet to your body chemistry and your genetic make-up. When you first enter the 20/20 LifeStyles program, we perform a complete study of your genetic make-up. This will tell us a wealth of information about you such as how much carbohydrate your body can handle, if dairy products block weight loss, if your body doesn’t make enough of certain vitamins or enzymes you need to lose weight, and more.
We then use your genetic information, plus the information we gain from the app you wear, like a watch on your wrist. For instance, what happens to your blood sugar and insulin levels after consuming certain foods? Everyone is different. We can evaluate your sleep amount and quality. Improper sleep causes alteration of glucose metabolism, up regulation of appetite, and decreased energy expenditure, to name just a few things that happen. We will learn so much about your body and metabolism that we can personalize your diet, which will make you a normal weight and not hungry. We can also review any habits or lifestyles that cause you to overeat. Each week, together, we’ll learn more about you and your body chemistry and metabolism.
All of the 250 people that make up our 20/20 LifeStyles staff have received post-graduate training in weight loss and curing metabolic disorders like hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol. 20/20 LifeStyles has the best educated staff in the world today, which far exceeds the National Institute of Health’s guidelines.
Come to one of our free informational seminars in Bellevue or Seattle where we’ll explain how to lose weight, correct metabolic disorders, and help you achieve long-term success.
In The Biggest Loser, out of the 14 people they tracked, 13 gained all their weight back, plus lost 700 calories from their metabolism permanently. The diet was too low in calories, causing the body to begin protecting itself by getting rid of muscle. The exercise was too intense and it took them out of the fat burning zone.