When it comes to losing weight, anything and everything has been, is being and will be posted on the internet, even information that is false or misleading. There aren’t any more dieting secrets and people are using different methods grouped together, especially ones that promise incredible results in a short time.
Periodic Refeeds While On a Diet !
Eating less means burning less fat off your body, it’s just basic biology of the human metabolism mechanics. If you’re on a diet, your body will try everything within its range of possibilities to stop you and challenge your decision. This is because it is reacting to your lowered daily caloric intake by not functioning at the level it used to – meaning it burns fewer calories. This is known as “starvation mode” and it’s the natural way for the human body to react when given less carbs and calories than usual. When this happens, the body lessens its capacity to burn calories by reducing its levels of hormones that are necessary for boosting your metabolism.
These are hormones like Growth Hormone, leptin and thyroid hormones. If you want to avoid this scenario, be sure to include a day in your diet when you will spike your insulin, by eating a lot of fast-burning carbs. These are carbohydrates that can be found in fat-free muffins, Cream of Rice cereal with jam, bagels and of course, Pop Tarts. When you eat these, your body will believe the diet and with it the caloric deficit is over, and will boost your hormones back to normal. When this happens, your hormones and metabolism will normalize but there will be an added bonus: the hormones that are usually inhibited so that they won’t burn fat, will be set free to boost the fat-burning process in your system.