Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Dieting vs Nutritional Cleansing
I wanted to quickly show you the comparison between dieting and nutritional cleansing.
Lets talk about "dieting" first.
Most diet methods are based around restricting calories. You're basically allowed to eat what you want. Provided you stick to a certain amount of calories per day then you're fine.
Well lets take a look at what happens to your body when you start restricting calories:
When you restrict calories you basically put your body under stress by limiting nutrients so even though you've lost weight and burnt fat, what you now have is a body with a messed up hormonal response and a nutrient depleted body that is craving real nutrition which will lead to over eating and yes, you guessed it, more weight gain.
The Rebound basically means, after the diet you put the weight back on and in most cases more.
Here's how it works:
Restricting calories to lose weight over the long term can severely alter your metabolism:
Here's some research that I stole from world strength coach expert Charles Poliquin's website:
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that after putting overweight individuals on a ten-week calorie-restricted diet of 550 calories a day, they experienced elevated levels of the hormones ghrelin, which stimulates hunger, and gastric inhibitory polypeptide, which promotes fat storage. Leptin, a hormone that suppresses hunger and boosts fat burning, was profoundly reduced after the ten-week diet and stayed that way for the duration of the one-year study.
Take note that after the ten-week diet, participants lost 30 pounds, but due to the way they had severely altered their metabolic hormone responses to food by restricting calories, they regained an average of 15 pounds in the next year.
Ok so now that we know what effect dieting can have on the body long term, lets look at "nutritional cleansing":
When you focus on nutritional cleansing, the goal is to restore liver health by removing ALL toxic food and anything that will stress the liver out.
The Solution to Pollution is Dilution
When your liver becomes overwhelmed with chemicals and toxins coming in, then it will dump them into your fat cells to be stored away out of harms way. Your body doesn't want these toxins circulating around in your blood as it deems them as harmful (poisenous) so will quickly send them straight to the fat cells to be dilluted down.
So the MORE polluted your body is, your body is more likely to hold onto water. If you're VERY polluted then you will be fatter and unhealthier.
Nutritional cleansing doesn't focus on calorie counting or point scoring, the emphasis is just to go back to basics with our diet and eat the way Mother Nature intended us to by eating REAL food that hasn't been tampered with.
When you focus on nutritional cleansing you are giving the body the nutrients it needs to be successful.
There is no 'rebound effect' as you are giving the body the right nutrients which means in the long term you will have better overall health, less fat and more muscle.
So....dieting vs nutritional cleansing.
Which one will you be doing?