Are you always starving? Searching for food? Craving those high-calorie foods that you know will pack on the pounds (you know, the ones that are SO much easier to put on than they are to get back off.) If so, Always Hungry? may have some of the answers you’ve been searching for.
David Ludwig has been called “The Obesity Warrior” by some and is a leading researcher and professor at Harvard Medical School. He attempts to rewrite the rules of weight loss in his book, Always Hungry? The question is, can Ludwig can help you retrain those pesky fat cells to lose weight and keep it off?
Weight management shouldn’t be that complicated. According to some key facts uncovered in Dr. Ludwig’s research regarding what really makes you fat, it might just be that low-fat diet you’ve been following all this time.
Ludwig calls it “hungry fat” and claims that it sets off a chain reaction that causes you to become ravenously hungry as your metabolism slows and your body tries to make up for the reduction in calories.
These “hungry” fat cells, he says, must be controlled if you are to ever lose weight. Always Hungry? includes a three-phase plan that does not include counting calories. That’s a radical new method in comparison to other diet experts who advocate weight loss by controlling calories.
In fact, Dr. Ludwig suggests that cutting calories in the problem that created the war between your mind and your metabolism – in which you end up being the loser (and not in a good way.) Ludwig says that by cutting calories, you’ll gain weight even as you struggle to eat small amounts of food.
David says low-fat diets are especially bad for losing weight because they trigger the fat cells to take more calories for themselves and less for the rest of your body. When your metabolism slows from lack of calories, the fat cells do everything they can to survive.
With Ludwig’s unique plan, you can lose weight without the ravenous hunger that usually accompanies weight loss. It’s a three-phase program that includes high-fat items such as nuts, full fat dairy products, the occasional piece of dark chocolate, and avocados.
- Suggests after dinner walks.
- Provides weekly meal plans
- A good way to transition into a higher-fat way of eating if you take it slow. =)
- Suggests the use of soy and dairy products which could be a problem for some.
- If you’re already following a low-carb or keto way of eating/life, adding the additional fat may trigger weight gain.
- Many may find meal prepping and recipes too time consuming to be reasonable.
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