Jewish Journal

Top 10 ways to NOT lose Weight!

by Sima Cohen

January 15, 2014 | 4:54 pm

*Obviously you should do the exact opposite of these things!

1. Don't Eat Breakfast
Skipping breakfast is one of the most popular habits people who try to lose weight adopt. Lets see what happens to your body when you skip breakfast: Well , other than the hunger pains, not eating after fasting for 6-8 hours ( you just woke up, right?) puts your metabolism At a seriuos risk.  Instead of kick-starting your body's engine with a healthy, nutritious breakfast, your body would be extremely lethargic and unable to function, let alone keep your weight under control.  If you want to have a day full of energy, give your metabolism a boost, keep your blood sugar under control, and control your weight, than start your day with com healthy breakfast, consist of lean protein+ complex carbs+ friendly fats ( bowl of  oatmeal with berries, handful of nuts and flax seeds Or: eziekel toast with unsalted PB and 1/2 banana)

According to one study, a healthy breakfast can curb hunger throughout the day and can help you make better choiches for the rest of your meals at that day. While skipping breakfast seems to reduce daily calorie intake, it is in fact one of the biggest weight loss mistakes committed by many dieters and weight watchers. Not eating breakfast tends to lower metabolic rate and increase hunger throughout the day so by lunchtime and the rest of the day,  you tend to compensate by eating more ( and it ain't broccoli or tofu... We know that)  but with the slower metabolism, you end up not able to break down all the foods you have eaten.

9. Starve yourself

most if you already know that You need a minimum of 1,200 calories per day as a woman or 1,500 as a man to support nutrition for bodily functions like breathing, cellular repair, hormone production and pumping blood, says MedlinePlus. Starvation leaves no fuel for these basic bodily functions, let alone energy for daily tasks. Following a fast or starvation diet for several days can also cause nutritional deficiencies, dizziness, weakness, digestive distress, nausea, irritability, depression and fatigue. Undergoing a fast or starvation diet for too long can seriously compromise your health, and lead to organ failure and even death.

8. Eat high-glycemic, refined carbs
Eating a super high-carb diet increases NPY, a brain chemical that decreases metabolism and increases appetite, so you should ensure that less than 50 percent of your diet comes from carbohydrates. Make sure most of your carbs are complex, such as whole grains and vegetables.

The Difference Between Complex and Simple Carbs:

There are two kinds of carbohydrates, complex and simple, otherwise known as starch and sugar carbohydrates. Pasta, bread, potatoes and the like are the starchy carbohydrates and of course the sugar type consists of anything sweet, like candy or baked goods. Sugar type carbohydrates are a quick fix. They increase the blood sugar immediately and give a temporary burst of energy, but it doesn't last and soon you want more and you end up not feeling full even though you should be. By the same token, the starchy carbohydrates fill you up and stick with you longer, taking longer to digest, so they actually are not the problem with fat storing in the body.

7. Avoid raw vegetables and high fiber fruits

Eating more colorful veggies and fruits will make you feel better. They produce energy in your body and create less fatigue than processed foods. You will have fewer allergies and fewer headaches because your body is getting the nutrients it needs to work at optimum levels. Fruits and vegetables are filled with water, fiber, and nutrients for every organ in the body.

Choose five servings of the deepest colorful fruits and vegetables per day. (Read no iceberg lettuce!) These colorful fruits and vegetables provide a broad range of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, fiber, and phytochemicals your body needs to maintain optimum health.

Energy density is basically the measure of the amount of calories per bite of food. A food with low energy density has fewer calories per bite or cup than a food with high energy density. Most fruits and vegetables are low in energy density, so adding more of them to your diet can fill you up without adding extra calories. This can translate to fewer calories consumed per day, and can help in a weight loss program.
6. Do not drink water

The benefits of water are numerous, well-hydrated body helps your muscles and organs to work quickly and efficiently. When your body is working well, it will boost your metabolic rate and help you to feel more energetic. Water can help your metabolism burn calories 3% faster. Metabolism plays a big role in losing weight so it’s important to give your body what it needs in order for it to work the way you want.

So many of today’s food products contain high amounts of energy fromadded sugar and fats, but very little water. If you want to incorporate more water in your diet through food try to look for foods with high water content such as fruits and vegetables. Melons, cucumber, tomatoes, and zucchini are all great produce that have high water contents. While these do not replace the benefits of drinking water directly they help to provide some hydration along with other vital vitamins and minerals that come from fruits and vegetables.

5. Eat fast
One of the many behavioral changes that can help you lose weight is eating slowly, and there are many reasons why this is an effective habit. Eating slowly helps you eat less at each meal and also helps you learn how to focus on your eating habits so that you will eat less in the long run. Learning new habits takes time, but there are ways you can help yourself reinforce a new eating style and stay on the path to weight control.


Eating slowly helps you lose weight because it takes approximately 20 minutes for your brain to recognize that your stomach is full, at which point you sense that it is time to stop eating. The slower you eat, the less you will eat during those 20 minutes and the fewer calories you are likely to consume overall. Eating slowly is a form of mindful eating. More emphasis is placed on your actual eating habits than on the weight loss tools, such as calorie counting and types of food eaten.


4. Eat "diet" foods

Diet Food Ingredients That Make You Gain Weight.There are hidden chemicals in diet foods that most certainly contribute to weight gain. They are cleverly disguised so there’s less of a chance you’ll find out about them. (MSG, Natural flavors, artificial sugars,

Diet Foods 1Low-calorie diet foods and drinks are filled with fake sugars that cause insulin levels to spike. Insulin spikes lead to weight gain and an inability to burn fat for energy. A study by the University of California at Berkeley reported that people who drank a 20 ounce sports drink every day for a year gained an average of 13 pounds.

Wait a minute! My can of soda says it’s zero calories! How can that be bad?

1. The phrase “zero calories” is a lie. A labeling loophole allows this term to be used even though it isn’t true.

2. Artificial sugars aren’t found in nature, so the body doesn’t produce any enzymes that can metabolize them.

3. When sugar enters the liver, the liver decides whether it should store it, burn it, or turn it to fat. Artificial sugar has been shown to bypass this process and turn directly to fat.

High Fructose Corn Syrup, the most common form of artificial sugar, is the #1 source of calories in the US and has been linked to dozens of diseases including fatty liver deposits, arterial plaques, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, diabetes, immune system damage, and obesity.

Trans Fats

These are unnatural fats found in almost all diet foods (look for hydrogenated oils).

3. Cut out carbs
Carbohydrates are a necessary nutrient that your body requires to function normally. Although carbohydrates are essential, eating too many can lead to weight gain and fat accumulation. Cutting back on carbohydrates should be done safely and relative to your daily requirements. According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association, you should never cut carbohydrates completely from your diet, because it can lead to malnutrition and other unhealthy conditions.

2. Diet 'till you drop
Dieting generally has a negative connotation because it conjures up ideas of fad diets and unhealthy weight loss. Now, a study has shown that extreme dieting may have another effect: It can raise the risk of diseases.

According to the small study, published in journal Psychosomatic Medicine, people who limit their calorie intake could increase the risk of developing potentially deadly conditions such as heart disease,diabetes and cancer

because dieting tends to raise stress levels.Researchers at the University of California San Francisco and Minnesota University looked at 121 women put on a standard three-week diet of 1,200 calories a day (the average recommendation is around 2,000 calories per day for women).

1. Don't build muscle

The key to successful permanent weight (fat) loss is about improving your metabolism.
If you have a higher metabolism, your body will burn more calories 24/7 even when you are not exercising. To do this though you need to build more lean muscle tissue which will shift your metabolism regulating your body's ability to become and stay lean.

To get this shift in your metabolic rate you need to perform a proper exercise program that includes strength training exercise and cardio interval training. A lot of people try and get this effect using the wrong exercise. They have been mislead and misinformed into focusing on long duration, low intensity activity like walking.

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