The Full Diet: A Weight-Loss Doctor's 7-Day Guide to Shedding Pounds for Good
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Rarely a day goes by that the average American doesn’t think about weight. We cut calories. We cut fat. We cut carbs. We join the gym. We count our steps. We try to change our lives. Yet the weight epidemic continues to grow. So what’s wrong?
In The Full Diet, weight-loss doctor Michael Snyder offers an insider’s perspective on shedding pounds, teaching you to reject the traditional diet mentality that thrives on restrictions, deprivations, and total reversals of lifestyle. Structured as a seven-day guide, Snyder shows you that losing weight isn’t nearly as complex as people make it out to be—in fact, you can learn everything you need to know in just one week.
Using the science of fullness and introducing a new definition of healthy, Snyder brings us powerful weight-control tools that are rooted in our physiology and proves that the undeniable feeling of fullness is the ultimate secret in the quest for weight loss—and you can reach it without breaking the calorie bank or fighting your emotions. Insider tips, techniques, and information will help you:
· Employ a variety of practical strategies to achieve sustainable weight loss no matter what kind of foods you like to eat.
· End the confusion over portion control by synching visual and physiological cues of fullness.
· Be full with less food but equally as satisfied (if not more so!).
· Apply cheat prescriptions so you can still say yes to indulgences and temptations without feeling like a failure.
· Find fulfillment in a physical activity that is inexpensive, easy, and convenient.
With these new strategies and definitions, you will move from self-hatred to self-understanding, from persistent dieting to living true to yourself, and from being unhappily overweight to being a healthy individual who knows a happy weight better than a scale does.
from our emotions and psyche. I see fullness in the same light. The individual parts that we can trace from a purely scientific standpoint are important, but the sum of all our physical and psychological experiences is what defines the whole essence of fullness. And nowhere does that essence play itself out so clearly as in its survivalist underpinnings that date back to our earliest ancestors. The Full Effect Just as each of us is hardwired to feel hungry, every one of us is hardwired to feel
bothering you. Unfortunately, for those of us trying to control our weight, we rarely find ourselves facing starvation and instead, encounter the opposite: a bounty of highly accessible and palate-pleasing food that doesn’t require us to exert much energy or effort to acquire (and consume). The pleasure-seeking hunger of early humans has translated into an obesity and diabetes epidemic in modern times. Our old brains just haven’t evolved yet to deal with this problem of overload. Though some
screws up just about any food plan. Just when your fullness signal weakens, it’s time to eat again. You’ve anticipated and met the needs of your brain and body, so there’s a significant decrease in cravings, too. Being famished or, conversely, starving doesn’t feel good; the body doesn’t like to operate in either of these modes. It much prefers to be fed on a routine basis. Finding that sweet spot in the middle is what eating an ideal combination of food on a regular basis will accomplish. By
feelings of fullness to push away from the table. We must start with visual cues that will then help you to tune into your physiological cues. Moreover, without a consideration for volume, it’s easy to push past feelings of fullness and elevate your tolerance for more food than you need. Have you ever had an illness that caused you to lose your appetite? Then when the illness passes, you seem able to eat less? This is because your stomach has grown used to eating less and seems to “have shrunk.”
morbidly obese person or as a normal person? This can be a painful evaluation process. And for all my patients, a life lived with an ability to participate rather than observe is preferable by far. Doing is much better than watching in life. Once I get my patients to realize the impact that their recent habits can have on their overall well-being, we then we go through the specific ways in their life that they have brought the maladaptive behavior back, whether it’s a renewed routine of going to