Biggest Mistakes in Weight Loss

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: You may have tried diets where meal plans are structured down to the calorie. Why don't they work?
Air Date: 1/22/16
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Julie Coffey, MD
Julie-Coffey croppedDr. Julie Coffey is a family doctor in the UK and has expertise in helping people lose weight and improve their health naturally. She writes a weekly health and weight loss blog, and is the author of Living the Slim Life and creator of several online programs, including Uber Slim and Uber Energy.
  • Book Title: Living the Slim Life
  • Guest Twitter Account: @JulieCoffey14
Biggest Mistakes in Weight Loss
When it comes to losing weight, the typical diet can be very prescriptive.

You may have tried diets where meal plans are structured down to the calorie.

Unfortunately, says Dr. Julie Coffey, author of Living the Slim Life, those types of plans don't always work.

We're all very individual beings.

The first step you must take before entering any weight loss plan is to get tuned into your body.

Part of that involves getting used to the physical symptoms of your body around food, including identifying when you're actually physically hungry, as opposed to emotional eating or eating out of boredom or stress.

You also need to recognize when your body has had enough. That's often a challenge in our fast-paced, 15-minute lunch world.

Dr. Julie advises that you start paying attention to what certain foods do to your body and how they make you feel. Some foods will make one person feel fabulous and energetic and another person feel sluggish and lethargic. 

Finally, come to realize if you're trapped in an invisible cycle, especially when it comes to sugar. Sugar is not a natural thing for human beings to eat, and therefore has unnatural and harmful effects on the body. If you don't get it under control, the sugar high/crash cycle will continue. 

Listen in as Dr. Julie joins Dr. Susanne to share more tips for successful weight loss, including what can you do right now to start managing your cravings.
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