The first and foremost reason many people don't lose weight is due to overeating and improper diet. People generally become obese from eating food that is fast and processed. They overeat because they are vitamin and mineral deficient and this makes them truly hungry.
Conversely, people whose palates are untainted by sugar and salt are better able to taste the subtle flavors of their food, they are also better able to enjoy fresh fruits and salads without overeating or becoming obese. This is because the enzymes, minerals and vitamins are still intact in these foods, and because they chew their food.
Food that is thoroughly chewed and liquefied in the mouth becomes more flavorful, more filling and more nutritious if it is chewed. When food is fully tasted it not only becomes more filling, it becomes more gratifying. This is one of the biggest secrets of losing weight and keeping it off forever. Throughly chewing and eating a proper diet will not only make you more conscious of what you're eating, you'll want less junk. In fact, it is nearly impossible to overeat when food is thoroughly chewed. This trick of liquifying food in the mouth gives the brain a chance to send off the message that you're full.
As a bonus, if we concentrate on eating and carefully chew before swallowing, then we improve digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients -- we nourish ourselves at a cellular level.
Another general rule in keeping weight loss permanent is to avoid eating unless you're truly hungry. Even if you put the best food in your body, when you're not truly hungry, the food could result in weight gain.
It is essential that correct eating patterns be learned to succeed with any weight loss program. You need proper eating habits that are permanent.
Do not do any of the following:
- Do not overeat.
- Do not eat foods that are overcooked, unnatural, fast food or processed foods.
- Do not eat synthetic energy bars and protein shakes.
- Do not eat additives. These jam up the cells and stimulate the palate to make you want another bite. Additionally, flavor enhancing additives can irritate the gut and stress organs, especially sugar, MSG, spices, condiments, high-fructose corn syrup, mayonnaise, dressings and toppings.
To lose weight permanently, eat and drink properly, remain active, avoid toxins, control stress and chew your food throughly.