Have you ever tried losing weight only to gain it all back after a few months? Have you ever written about prioritizing your health as your new year’s resolution? If yes, you’re not alone. We all want a healthy and productive lifestyle, but most of us often find it hard to make a significant change. Healthy weight reduction doesn’t necessarily have to be hard or scary. It can even be fun if done in the right and healthy way.
In this episode, David Medansky shares his experiences on reducing weight the healthy way and sheds light on the weight loss myths on weight loss. He emphasizes how being misinformed and lacking education about reducing weight impede people’s weight loss journeys. He also talks about how our environment affects our health and the habits we must practice to maintain and live a healthy lifestyle.
Join us and learn more about healthy weight reduction and myths on weight loss. Get ready to make a positive change in your life!
About Our Guest:
David Medansky is a retired divorce attorney and an international best-selling author of books for successful, healthy weight reduction. Having experienced weight problems before, his two books, Discover Your Thinner Self and If Not Now, When are about his inspirational journey. Through his work, he wishes to help others make a positive change in their lives.
Healthy Weight Reduction and Weight Loss Myths
David’s Weight Loss Journey
- David used to be health-conscious when he was younger. However, due to life problems, his weight started to creep upon him.
- He decided to lose weight but found it hard to maintain it, often reverting to his old habits.
- He finally decided to lose weight the right way after his doctor told him he has a 95% chance of having a heart attack.
- David then decided to share the things he learned after observing that there’s a lot of misinformation and myths about weight reduction.
Weight Loss Myths
- One of the most famous myths about weight loss is reducing calories and moving more will equate to weight loss. There is a difference between healthy calories and empty calories.
- Depriving yourself of proper nutrition will force your body to go into starvation mode, which fights to keep the weight.
- Eliminating carbohydrates will result in weight loss is not entirely true. Complex carbohydrates are right for you.
- Another famous myth is people think if they exercise more, they’ll reduce weight more. People tend to underestimate the calories they consume and overestimate the calories they burn.
- Orange juice is not all healthy. It is better to squeeze and eat real fruits.
- Not all salads are healthy. The dressings loaded with fats and other toppings turn salads into an unhealthy meal.
The “Bliss Point”
- The “bliss point” is a term coined by Howard Moskowitz, who was hired by the food industry to engineer people’s cravings for food for 30 years.
- Processed foods are alarmingly increasing today.
- Foods in grocery stores contain chemicals to stop spoilage. These may hurt your health when you consume them.
- People will be shocked to know the ingredients of what they are eating if they read the label on the food products.
Sourcing Your Food
- Pastured eggs are a better option. These eggs came from hens that forage their food, which makes them more natural than cage- or range-free eggs.
- Chemical fertilizers used in soil nowadays aren’t helping your body. The land is a living, breathing organic thing that you have to seed. The healthier the ground, the more robust the crop you have.
- Some of the fish that people consume nowadays have so much plastic in their system.
Diet and Exercise
- Queen’s University conducted a study that says that exercise is a terrible way to lose weight. It’s all diet.
- However, David emphasizes that exercise improves your brain; therefore, it enhances your thinking and your judgment.
- A healthy person makes healthy decisions.
- Specifically, for weight reduction, it’s almost entirely diet.
Living in a Food Desert
- There’s just a small percentage of people that invest in the prevention of diseases caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.
- He quoted Dr. David L. Katz, who said that the quality of life in years is more important than the years in life.
- One of the reasons society is having this problem is due to the perversion of health sciences. A lot of them have been bought out by major corporations like Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The studies are compromised.
- A food desert is a place where it’s like a desert. There’s no water, no real food. Just like these days, everywhere you go, there’ll be fast food joints, meals in a box, etc.
- Cardiovascular, respiratory, blood and endocrine disorders are preventable through regular exercise and healthy food.
Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle
- Reduce and eliminate soda and diet soda. Replace fruit juices with pure drinking water.
- Green tea, herbal tea, and black coffee are good for you.
- Use MCT oil; it’s from coconut oil. It will help your body quickly burn visceral fat.
- Alongside MCT oil, a quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon and half a teaspoon of raw honey mixed in a drink is also good.
- The cinnamon acts as a metabolism booster. Raw honey also has health benefits.
- Eat slower and use smaller plates.
- Have adequate sleep. Drink more water and prepare a healthy meal.
- Eat more fruits like berries, watermelon, and pomegranate.
- Choosing food that is unhealthy is not all just for convenience; sometimes, people don’t know healthy foods.
- Don’t overtrain yourself.
- Words are powerful. Always ask yourself, “What can I do to eat healthier?”
On Intermittent Fasting
- If used properly, it has benefits. If not, it’s detrimental.
- People are doing intermittent fasting while not recognizing it.
- Intermittent fasting is good for body maintenance and health maintenance.
- When reducing weight, however, there are different things you can do to modify your eating behaviours and daily routines.
Reducing Weight That Lasts
- Do it gradually so that it will be sustainable.
- Eat slower and in smaller portions.
- Eat holistic foods, mostly plant-based.
- Little things add up. Small habits always matter.
- Create new patterns that are enjoyable for you so that you don’t feel deprived.
- Make a healthy choice and decide to make simple changes.
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