Author: Rangan Chatterjee
|Feel Great Lose Weight (2020) claims that the way most people eat is not great for them, so they will gain weight over time and not feel great. It switches from quick fixes to sustainable weight loss by offering a solution to this problem. The book explains how you can change what you are doing for the better and start losing weight. If you have ever wanted to create a healthy eating plan that worked for you, this is the book for you. It takes all the guesswork out of managing your body and lets you live healthier daily.|
If you’ve been struggling to get rid of those pounds, maybe your body is trying to tell you something. If you’re overweight, there’s a 90 percent chance of suffering from a hormone imbalance!
One of the main hormones thrown off balance is insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar. When blood sugar levels are too high, cells become starved for energy. Your body responds by storing calories as fat and reducing fat burning. Balancing your insulin levels will help you lose weight fast, increase energy and improve your health. Instead of telling your body to store fat, learning how to lower insulin levels will tell your body to burn fat, even while you sleep! When insulin levels are balanced, it’s possible to lose up to 5 pounds in just one week!
The problem is that weight loss is a real pain in the backside. It’s boring and monotonous, and you can compare it to most of your precious time spent doing chores you hate. The good news? You’re not really at fault. We all know that our weight is primarily determined by what goes into our mouths and the amount of effort we put into keeping it there. In this book, you will read about the science of food, but the vast majority of the book features practical advice on how to eat healthily, lose weight and keep it off for life.
Feel Great Lose Weight Key Points
Our biological signals of eating can sometimes cause problems.
Hunger’s a normal feeling triggered by specific signals from the stomach and brain. And it’s important. The body needs food and uses fat as fuel, so it makes sense that there would be a few checks and balances to keep us from eating too much or too fast. What would cause our bodies to tell us that we’re hungry even when we’re not? That’s the question that researchers are still trying to answer. Some think it might change how your brain responds to food. Others think that the food itself is changing.
Certain chemicals cause our bodies to crave food. For example, the moment you smell a freshly-baked cookie, you may feel a hunger pang coming on. It’s not just the smell that makes your mouth water—there’s a reason for the chemical response. The signals that influence our eating habits can sometimes be out of whack. Our taste buds are constantly sending us false messages.
We tend to blame these glitches on the food itself. But not always. Sometimes, we just need better signals. The same is true for our bodies. The signals that influence our eating habits can sometimes be out of whack. For instance, some people have an extreme sensitivity to salt, meaning they feel very thirsty even though they haven’t lost much fluid in their bodies. This is called “salt hunger.” The body doesn’t require sodium, but it seems to need some kind of signal that it’s getting enough.
Eat the right food at the right time of the day, and make sure to have enough sleep:
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) reported on a study that examined how eating the same amount of calories at different times in the day affects weight loss. What’s This About Eating Patterns and Weight Loss? Eating patterns are associated with heart disease and diabetes, but whether or not differences in eating patterns affect weight loss is less clear. This study examined the impact of eating patterns on weight loss. Overweight/obese adults (average age 44.3 years) were randomized to an eating pattern of 20 weekly sessions in which they were either instructed to consume all of their calories between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or encouraged to eat whenever they wanted by reducing meal sizes throughout the day.
In the study, the first group of participants ate the same breakfast, lunch and dinner over ten weeks while following a conventional diet. On the other hand, the second group ate an identical breakfast and lunch but ate their evening meal within three hours of sleep. Over the ten weeks, both groups received the same number of calories. However, those who ate in the evening lost significantly more weight and body fat than those who ate their evening meal after 3 hours of sleep.
The meals were designed to have the same calories and protein, and they were eaten at the same time every day: either first thing in the morning or before bed. Both groups replaced two daily meals with shakes that provided 15% of their calories. This is thought to be due to the hormones released when we sleep, which play an important role in regulating our appetite and keeping us feeling full.
Adjust your eating schedule/habits. If you are troubled with your weight
Many people cope with the pressure and stresses of daily life by overeating. Maybe you’re like this too, but if you’re having trouble with your weight, it’s time to adjust your eating habits.
In fact, most people don’t realize that they are overindulging when they eat in front of screens – they often don’t realize how much they’re eating until it’s too late. Studies have shown that if you eat in front of a screen, you are more likely to eat about 22% more calories than when you are not. You need to take control over what you eat to make a difference. You can’t simply rely on healthy food to be tasty since many healthy foods don’t taste that well. But there is a straightforward fix for this.
You don’t have to have a highly scientific approach to being mindful of food. You just need to pay attention to what you’re doing while eating. If you are eating, notice you are eating. If you are enjoying your food, enjoy your food! If you aren’t enjoying your food, perhaps try something else or explore the reasons why that food doesn’t appeal to you. Mindfulness in eating is essential to maintaining a healthy relationship with food. So put the screens away, and start noticing every bit you eat. Also if you can, eat with other people. This will do wonders for your mental health and well-being.
If you’re having trouble with your weight, maybe it’s time to adjust your eating habits. For example, only consume your food when sitting at the dining table. Don’t eat in front of the TV or computer; take at least 20 minutes to enjoy your meal without distractions. You should also try to avoid eating in bed or your car – these are two of the most common places where people fall back into mindless snacking.
Feel Great Lose Weight Quotes
“One of my favourite quotes is by the famous psychotherapist Viktor Frankl. He wrote: ‘When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.” –Rangan Chatterjee
“Some foods change your hunger signals and stop you from feeling full. Some foods increase your cravings, increase your weight point, and over-activate your store-fat signal. Healthy wholefood meals will help reset your body’s signals, so you eat just enough and feel satisfied.” –Rangan Chatterjee
Feel Great Lose Weight Review
Feel Great Lose Weight is a pretty good book regarding weight loss books. Many of you know tips and tricks, but you struggle to act on those. The author shared many ways to feel great and lose weight in this book. Recommended.
To whom I would recommend Feel Great Lose Weight summary?
- Anyone who wants to lose weight.
- Any nutritionist or dietitian.
- Anyone wants to find out ways to healthy eating.