Another great article… There seem to be more and more along this theme lately!


It stuns me how many people miss meals or drastically cut their calorie intake to tiny proportions to help them lose weight. This weight loss myth comes handed down by generations and I cant stress this enough. Its not sustainable and can have long term negative affects on your health such as decreased bone density, anaemia, delayed insulin responseand is often the pre cursor to obesity.

Radically reducing food calories may seem the right idea to lose body fat but this often has the exact opposite affect. In essence the body starts to protect it self and starts storing and shutting down. Your metabolism slows, reducing the rate at which your body burns fat calories.

A sudden drop in blood glucose signals the brain that you are hungry.  Reactive hypoglycaemia occurs causing shakes, tremors, irritability and increased HR. This can lead you to overeating reaching for high sugary, processed foods…

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