No one tries to fail at weight loss. We all go in with the best of intentions, the most careful plans, and a solid determination that this time – yes, THIS time, finally – it’s all going to work out.
Yet most diets end in failure just the same.
Many dieters not only regain everything they lost but even pack on a few extra pounds. It’s as if they’re being punished by their own bodies for daring to try to shed the excess weight.
Yet, some folks seem to manage weight loss effortlessly. It’s just NOT fair.
Now new research reveals what could be the key difference between “us” and “them.” The study has uncovered what could be the core reason so many people unintentionally sabotage their own diet efforts.
But that also means we’ve learned something else. And that’s the secret to making your diet FINALLY work.
Are you a BIG DIPPER?
I’m sure you know about the old blood sugar roller coaster. It rises after you eat and dips an hour or two later.
Carbohydrates – especially empty carbs such as sugar – will lead to a faster peak and sharper drop. And that can cause your appetite to rise shortly after eating. In the worst-case scenario, it drops so low you feel shaky and like you could eat the entire contents of your pantry.
We already knew about this peak and fall. But the new study uncovered something totally unexpected. Something that’s been hidden until now.
It turns out many of us have a SECOND dip, hours later. And that blood sugar plunge is the REAL diet killer.
Some people are what the study called “big dippers.” And that means they’re more prone to those secondary drops in blood sugar that can strike up to 4 hours after eating.
In these folks, hunger levels spike by an extra 10 percent. That causes them to start nibbling about 30 minutes sooner than people who don’t get that big second dip.
The extra hunger and earlier eating combine to lead to an additional 312 calories per day. Or enough to add about 20 pounds to your waistline if it happened every day for a year.
No WONDER we can’t lose weight.
2 tricks to achieve diet success
The researchers suggest that doctors work with patients to pinpoint their unique metabolism to figure out who’s more prone to these big dips. And sure, that sounds good in theory.
But let’s face it, it’s not likely that this will catch on with docs anytime soon. After all, most mainstream doctors are frustratingly slow to incorporate new discoveries into their daily practice.
So while you’re waiting for something that may never happen, here’s what YOU can do, right NOW.
If you find you’re getting hungry too often throughout the day, especially 2-4 hours after eating, you can take two steps.
- Eat slower-digesting foods, which are typically natural whole foods. That includes meats and dairy during meals, as well as nuts, vegetables, and a little high-fiber fruit for your snacks. Seek out resistant starches which help naturally balance blood sugar. (Click here to learn more about this unique form of carbs.) And avoid too much added sugar.
- Consider your own take on a food elimination diet. Get a notebook, keep a diary of what you eat, and note what happens in the 2-4 hours that follow to see if you can spot patterns in hunger and cravings.
After a few weeks, you’ll have a solid idea of what foods will leave you satisfied until your next meal… and which ones you should avoid.
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