Unfortunately for us, this primal programming still exists, even though we live in a world of convenient, delicious overconsumption.
No matter how hard you exercise, what foods you do and don’t eat, it’s useless
as long as your brain thinks it needs to stash calories away for a rainy day.
You can spend an hour in the gym everyday
, and it wouldn’t create enough impact to offset the signals from the brain, protecting you from “potential loss”.
… in fact, long workouts at the gym or on a treadmill will likely just increase your hunger and store more fat.
If you do find yourself doing the right things, and begin to lose weight, there’s another layer of defence that kicks in to “save the fat”.
The body is a self-organizing system, so when it feels threatened from sudden fat loss, it slows your energy consumption levels to meet your “caloric comfort zone”, while increasing cravings for sugar.
… essentially slowing your progress and causing you to work 2-3x harder to lose weight because the body is in “battery saver mode”.
Thanks to the body’s defence mechanisms, your fat loss journey is hard to begin
with and even harder to continue beyond the first 2 weeks
before you plateau or give up.