The Low Carb Luxury Newsletter: 
Volume III / Number 06: April 3, 2002: Page 2
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                           Escape from the YoYo Diet!
From Lora's Desk A quick search through Google or Yahoo for "weight loss" will net you hundreds of links to pages that scream things like, "Weight Loss made Easy!", "Lose Weight Now!", "Lose 10 pounds in 2 Days!", and "Lose all the weight you want while you sleep!". These exact same claims have been around as long as I can remember (and I'm not getting any younger!)

In fact, headlines like this have been prevalent in Women's Magazines, Daily Newspapers, Local Yellow Pages, and even tacked to Grocery Store bulletin boards for many, many years now. But with each year, the rhetoric of the diet industry becomes more bold in its claims. Each new issue of Women's World, or Redbook declare boldly on their covers things like, "Finally! A Diet that Works!" or "The Last Diet You'll Ever Need!". Hmmmmm... didn't they say that last week? If last week's diet was the "last I'd ever need", why a new one this week?

Weight Claims The fact is, there's big business in keeping both confusion levels and failure rates high. Like the carnival huckster, they're selling not just a product, but a dream. With quotes like "Weight Loss Secrets Finally Revealed!" they imply that it was never your fault weight loss eluded you before. The true way to lose weight has been some big conspiratorial secret. But for a few bucks, this is your chance to finally KNOW the secret formula (no doubt held in a heavily guarded vault in the Nevada desert.)

Of course the only weight you really lose — at least long term — is whatever the hard earned money in your wallet weighed. Why we fall for it over and over again is a discussion better left for another time. But the damage from the "Yo-Yo" effect that trying — and failing — a parade of diets can do, is what we're talking about.

Let's look at why the "Yo-Yo" effect happens:

Whenever a person goes on a diet that restricts total intake of food, drastically reduced calories, or very low fat, the body reacts to this dieting as if famine had set in. Each time you diet, your body’s metabolism slows down in order to store fat. The more you diet, the slower your metabolism, and with each successive diet it becomes more difficult, if not impossible, to lose weight.

Most current research confirms the view that the ultimate result of this deprivation is an increase in stored fat. Dr. Kelley Brownell of the University of Pennsylvania found that yo-yo dieting increases the activity of an enzyme that promotes the storage of fat. Losing and regaining cycles demonstrably increase body fatness.

From an evolutionary point of view, the survival of our species may be directly related to our body’s ability to store fat in times of plenty for use in times of famine. Like the animals who gain weight in anticipation of hibernating for the winter, people in northern climates were originally heavier and larger than those in southern climates. Their lives depended on it.

With the great equalizer of warmed homes and stocked groceries, this imbalance no longer exists... in fact, with every corner store bulging with rows and rows of sugar drenched products, we can all rest assured that the fat is equally distributed onto all our bodies.

Snip the YoYo String So, how to escape the cycle? If you haven't already guessed, the exception to the fat-storing education the body gets from low-fat and low-cal diets is LOW CARB.

With a properly maintained low carb diet, there's no spring that must "give" from being wound too tight from constant hunger. There's been no slowing of the metabolism. Done right, low carb can truly be the end to years of the yo-yo. It means no hunger. It means rich, satisfying foods. And don't let anyone tell you it excludes nutritious veggies and an allowance of whole grains and lots of fiber. Or that it's boring since you eat just meats and cheeses... we enjoy some of the most creative baking and cooking of any diet, giving us cookies, ice cream, cakes, waffles, and so much more. It's healthy, it's satisfying, and it will be the scissors you use to snip the string of that yo-yo.

                                                                                                  Lora




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