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The 5 Weight Loss Mistakes Everyone Makes

By Dr. Eric Berg DC
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The 5 Weight Loss Mistakes Everyone Makes

The 5 mistakes that everyone makes when losing weight:

1. Thinking it is not working when it really is working

Many times a person is being successful burning fat but not weight loss because the muscle  is increasing which is heavier as their losing fat. The goal is to burn more fat and increase muscle percentage. The last thing you want to do is give up.Focus on the size of your clothes or how your clothes fit and forget the scale.

2. Using the Calorie model

Certain calories affect the weight differently. Let’s say you have calories from protein, like chicken and you have calories from fruit.Fruit will block fat burning and definitely if your metabolism is lower especially sugar. You want to look at the type of food not calories. Fruit, yogurt and grains will stop fat burning.

3. Eating too many nuts

A person will go on a diet and start eating a bunch of nuts. When you eat too many nuts it will start to interferes   with the gallbladder and your liver. You will start having right shoulder pain and bloating. Yes, nuts are low on calories and they have protein, but it’s loaded with fat.

I’m not against fat, but you can over-do it. The ketosis diets are all about eating more fat.The problem is when you get older you have low metabolism; you may be burning fat but the fat you are burning is the nuts.

4. Everything in moderation

The purpose of fat is to protect you against the starvation of sugar. Fat is there as the backup fuel in case you run out of sugar. That means most people don’t burn enough fat because they never starve themselves of sugar.Some people go on a low-carb diet but it might not be enough starvation of sugar for it to last.

When you look at the labels of food always look at the sugar grams, it must be at zero. If your metabolism is low your sugars must be at zero.Why? Because any type of sugar like juice or candy will bump you off of burning fat from 24 to 72 hours.

Everything in moderation does not work if you  have a slow metabolism.What you don’t want to do in moderation is vegetables. You want to do a high amount of vegetables. I know a  lot of people could use more vegetables.

The average person needs up to 7 to 10 cups of salad or vegetables per day. That will provide the minimum amount of nutrients such as potassium and magnesium.If you are just doing a little side salad that is not enough to get the nutrition and it will cause all sort of problems.

So, high vegetables and moderate protein and no sugar.

5. Focus only on the weight

You don’t have a weight problem you have weight symptoms. What's a deeper issue is a lot of health problems like no sleep.If you are not sleeping you won’t lose weight.

Let’s say you are bloating. For instance, If you're eating a lot of vegetables and you are bloating, that could be the reason why you are not losing weight. 

I look for other things instead of the weight like sleeping, digestion, inflammation, menstrual cycle, hot flashes, energy level, stress tolerance and mood these are the things you would need to fix to start losing weight.

I would love to hear your questions or comments below.

Thank you and I’d love to hear from you.

Dr. Eric Berg DC

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