Diet and Exercise Evolution: Adaptation (part II) -- Examples and Practical Advice

Written by David McCormick

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Don't be a house cat. Many cats are overweight because their environment doesn't challenge them to run to catch food (or avoid being caught), and sleep or lie around for 18 hours a day. If you have a desk-job, and then watch TV onrepparttar couch, that is exactly what you are doing.

Three Squares

Should you eat only three meals a day and avoid snacking to lose weight? Well, you will be consuming fewer calories, so that's a plus. However,repparttar 138173 bigger effect is this: your body will think food is rare and that you may starve. If you go 5 or 6 hours between meals, or if you skip breakfast and go 16 hours or so without food, what else could your body possibly conclude? Your brain can't tell your cells "don't worry, we're trying to lose weight," because your intentions don't mean anything to your organs. Your organs react and adapt torepparttar 138174 stimuli presented to them. So they think that you're inrepparttar 138175 desert. How do you survive inrepparttar 138176 desert? Like a camel: Conserve as much food in your body as possible (fat), slow your metabolism to prolong your life (so you'll feel tired a lot), and retain as much water as possible.

What aboutrepparttar 138177 opposite? What if you eat small portions every two hours and drink water allrepparttar 138178 time? Your body will think that you're in a place where there is food whenever you need it, like a jungle full of fruit trees and other easily furnished food to eat. What isrepparttar 138179 reaction? Hooray! Better to speed uprepparttar 138180 metabolism, so thatrepparttar 138181 stomach is finished digestingrepparttar 138182 previous meal beforerepparttar 138183 next one comes; no need to store fat that is just leeching circulation and water; and get rid of any excess water inrepparttar 138184 system, because fresh water is constantly coming in. This is in line with your weight loss goals, so this isrepparttar 138185 route to take.

Calories: Eat less or burn more?

The final effect of your body's great adaptation potential isrepparttar 138186 question of which is more effective: eating fewer calories or burning more calories with exercise? Let's look at these two propositions in terms of adaptation.

If you first remove a significant number of calories from your diet, you will feel less energetic (because calories are energy), therefore, you won't feel like exercising, and you won't be able to exercise for as long. Onrepparttar 138187 other hand, if you start exercising more each day, it will make you hungrier (because your body knows it's not getting enough calories to support this new activity), but as long as you try to keep your eating habitsrepparttar 138188 same and pay attention to satiety by eating foods that make you feel full, you'll feel great, your endurance will improve and your overall health will keep getting better. At that point, if you reducerepparttar 138189 calories in your diet, then you will be able to cope with slightly less energy, because your body will already be more efficient at using that energy to fuel your exercise.

A Summary

To conclude, in terms of exercise: warm up to getrepparttar 138190 circulation going with a fast walk for about 20 minutes, then do a high intensity activity for about 10 minutes. The best to do that is before breakfast. In terms of diet: try to reduce your calories overall, but divide them among small meals all day. Never eat a big meal, but snack every hour or two on something healthy. Also, drink as much water as you possibly can all day. These practices are optimized for your body's natural reactions, so that you will be training your body to lose weight. And whenever you hear diet advice, try to look pastrepparttar 138191 immediate effects and look at it fromrepparttar 138192 perspective of Adaptation.

*** David McCormick is the founder of Weightless Products. His Mr. Weightless site is dedicated to free weight loss articles and advice, primarily targeted to men. There are no banners, no pop-ups, and you will never be asked for your email address. Mr. Weightless: Wait Less for Weight Loss!

All Natural Weight Loss Secrets Revealed

Written by Adam Faherty

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Secret #4: Potassium – A common practice with weight loss shakes and special dietary formulations is to add extra potassium for its diuretic attributes. It is one ofrepparttar most effective and important nutrients to aid weight loss. Some healthy food that I eat on a regular basis which has a lot of potassium includes beans, peas, potatoes, grains, nuts, and fruits.

Secret #5: Bromelain – Bromelain is an enzyme that helps your body to break down and digest food. It is very useful in helping to digest proteins. It can be found inrepparttar 138172 pineapple plant. It was discovered in 1957 and widely studied. It is also useful for reducing muscle and tissue inflammation.

I have personally used these 5 secrets to shed pounds easily and effectively. Butrepparttar 138173 benefits certainly don’t stop at weight loss. They have many other health benefits, which I have discussed. I know for a fact that top celebrities and athletes used these secrets daily to keep that perfect body you always see on television. I guarantee that by utilizing these secrets you will find your self healthier than ever. Along with proper diet and exercise you will see some amazing weight loss results using these secrets.

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