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5 Common Dietary Pitfalls

by | Last updated: Feb 28, 2023 | Hypothalamus, Weight Management | 0 comments

What are the five common dietary pitfalls that keep you from losing weight? Let’s talk about it.

Losing weight can be difficult. Many of us start off well at eating a healthier diet but we don’t always maintain our healthy ways.

The five dietary pitfalls that keep you from losing weight include:

#1 Eating Too Many High Glycemic Carbohydrates

High glycemic carbohydrates are foods that turn into sugar very quickly. If you consume glucose, it’s going to elevate your blood sugar quickly with a glycemic score of 100. Foods that are high glycemic score anything over 50. White flour is in the high 90s turning into sugar quickly. High glycemic carbohydrates include starches, sweets, and processed grains like flour products. Even some fruits are considered high glycemic so choose low glycemic carbohydrates that turn into blood sugar much more slowly like whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and certain fruits like berries.

#2 Eating At the Wrong Time

It’s important for people with insulin resistance and diabetes and especially people who need to lose weight to limit the amount of calories that they’re eating after dark. Especially no carbs after dark. Be sure you eat breakfast and make your biggest meal lunch, with a light snack before dusk.  At least three balanced meals about four to six hours apart maximum and stop eating after dark. 

#3 Not Eating Enough Protein

Most people do not get enough protein to maintain their lean body mass. You need a half gram of protein per pound of lean body mass. If you have 100 pounds of lean body mass you need to eat 50 grams of protein per day. A four-ounce proportion of chicken has about 21 to 25 grams of protein. Why is eating enough protein important? You’re trying to lose fat, not muscle. Muscle is more metabolically active. If you lose muscle tissue, you will tend to store more body fat, and you need fewer calories to support less lean body mass. 

#4 Not Eating Enough Healthy Fat 

Fat sends a message to your hypothalamus that you are satiated. If you try to lose weight with a super low-fat diet, you’re not going to feel satiated and you’re going to start to crave trans fats and sugar. You need to make sure you’re getting enough fat which is ¼ gram of fat per pound of lean body mass. So if you’re 100 pounds of lean body mass that’d be 25 grams of fat minimum a day.

#5 Not Supporting Your Hypothalamus

Since your hypothalamus controls your weight setpoint, your metabolism, your glucose regulation, and your hunger and satiation, if you do not support your hypothalamus while you’re trying to lose weight it doesn’t matter what diet you follow, or exercise regime, you will not be able to maintain that weight loss. Your hypothalamus needs to adjust your new weight setpoint so support your hypothalamus with Genesis Gold® to maintain your ideal weight. If you have long-term issues with obesity, adding extra Sacred Seven® amino acids to your Genesis Gold® will help you lose the weight and keep it off by resetting your weight setpoint to a new, healthier weight for you.

If you have any questions about weight loss, please join me in our Hormone Support Group where I answer your questions live. You can access it by signing up for my free Hormone Reboot Training.

About the Author - Deborah Maragopoulos FNP

Known as the Hormone Queen®️, I’ve made it my mission to help everyone – no matter their age – balance their hormones, and live the energy and joy their DNA and true destiny desires. See more about me my story here…



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