And an actual study behind it! Here’s the “trick“: you need to work hard for your health for about a year, then your body will do better at remembering how it “should” look—or in other words, it takes about a year to retrain your hormones.
Swimming Against The Tide
If you’re trying to lose weight, you need to make a year-long maintenance plan, and realise that you’re going to start out hungry, but that eventually your body will figure out what’s up.
What researchers found was that after losing weight, study participants had a hormone spike, where their body was basically encouraging them to eat back the calories they lost to maintain the weight it was used to, but that overtime hormone levels adjusted to the new normal.
If you’re trying to lose a lot of weight, I’d add a year maintenance to after you reach your goal, although your body will do some adjusting along the way, so it will always be getting easier. What kind of maintenance? Meal plans! (Hopefully exercise becomes a regular thing you enjoy, and isn’t as premeditated once you’re feeling healthy). Meal plans that include dessert are a great way to maintain success and retrain your body. (And hey, support those efforts with our non-stimulant, all natural weight loss pill).
Not So Simple
Of course, there’s certainly more going on than just hormones. A study can only look at one thing at a time!
One of the bigger factors that we’ve uncovered to losing and maintaining your weight is your probiotic make-up. Your probiotic colonies are heavily influenced by what you eat (you’re feeding them, too, afterall, and of course there’s a correlation between good health, good bacteria, and good food), where you go, what you do, and even how you feel. And vice versa! We may have less free-choice than we think—sometimes, it’s bad bacteria influencing us to take another bite, be depressed, or skip a workout.
So make sure you’re working with your good bacteria by building over-all habits that support them! And, hey, cheat a little, too, with a probiotic supplement that delivers more good bacteria to your digestive tract!
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