Learn how to Lose Weight - Top 3 Weight Loss Mistakes.
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Yo, welcome back, today we are doing it old school, we are back in the house. I haven't done a video from the house for a little while. I have been out and about in the community, doing a lot of on locations stuff. I did an interview with the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation last week, did some work with Paul Chek Jr. from the Paul Chek LIVE YouTube page. Man, I have been out, just getting the word out there. Those videos are going to be up real soon, they are being edited, and they will be up on the page real soon, you guys are really going to dig those. Today though we are talking about the three mistakes that people make when they are trying to lose weight. There is way more than three, I mean, you are not going to talk about 100 mistakes, but I don't have time for that so we are just going to keep it at three. Mistake number one, is we tend to gravitate towards these weight loss foods, or what the companies tell us are weight loss foods. The two that I want to talk about the most are popcorn and rice cakes. People trying to lose weight on popcorn and rice cakes, that's just not going to work. It ain't that easy. People, they gravitate towards these foods because they say, well, they are lower in calories. It will be a good way to drop some calories out of my diet so I will lose weight. They are lighter foods, and so if I eat lighter foods, then they are going to make me lighter. But I hate to burst your bubble, but here is what's really going down. When you puff or when you pop a grain, you are increasing the rate at which that food turns into sugar. So if you go back and you watch my Fat Loss 101 video, you are going to find out that those foods turn into blood sugar, they crank up your blood sugar, they crank up your insulin, they make your blood sugar crash, they make you insulin resistance, and they make you store fat. So those are not weight loss foods; rice cakes, popcorn, all those other low fat, high sugar foods are actually weight gain foods. This is why people can't take the weight off, or if they do, they only take it off temporarily. So stay away from those foods. You want to eat foods that satisfy you, that keep you full for four to five hours or even more if possible. But if you are eating popcorn and those types of foods, you are hungry almost every hour, how do you expect to lose weight when you are eating every hour. So change that up. Number two, people are drastically cutting their calories. I talk to people all the time, I say, well, what is your strategy for losing weight? They say, well, I cut my calories in half, I was eating 2,500 before, now I am eating 1,250. I go wow, this needs to stop. The reason why is because what does your body think when you cut your calories in half? Your body thinks that there is a famine coming. Your body goes into starvation mode. So is your body going to start cranking out all this energy when its starving, when it thinks that the famine is coming? No. Your body is going to tell your thyroid to turn down a little bit, turn down your metabolism. So it's going to turn down your metabolism when it was probably your slow metabolism that you blamed for your weight gain in the first place. So what would be the point of that? So this is why people lose weight temporarily, and then when they start eating food again or when they fall off their diet, they end up heavier than they were in the first place because they slowed down the metabolism by way of dieting. You don't want to do that. You always hear, well, the calorie is a calorie is a calorie. Was the calorie really a calorie? Does the law of thermodynamics really come into play when we are talking about weight loss and weight gain, because check this out, you can take somebody on the 2,500 calorie diet, and they are gaining weight, they are eating all the sugary, processed, low fat, good for you food, and they are gaining weight. Well, then you take out all of those bad weight gain foods and you replace those cal