Over the past several months, I have gotten hundreds of e-mails from many of you wanting help with your weight. Far and away, the #1 most common problem is that people want to starve themselves.
Here's why I believe this is so.
Everyone wants the Easy Button. They want it all right now. They want to lose 50 pounds in 5 minutes. But you have to understand a few things. Your body is the most complicated, sophisticated machine on Earth. It needs fuel. As a matter of fact, it needs quite a lot of fuel and it needs it often.
Stop starving yourself. Get it out of your head that to lose weight you have to starve yourself.
Imagine if you had an overweight pet. Would you starve it until it got to the weight you thought it should be at? No. You would do the responsible thing. You would feed it a proper diet and want it to lose the weight slowly.
So why not treat yourself at least as well as your pets?
The problem is not usually how much you're eating, it's WHAT you're eating. High-fat, high-sugar, high-calorie processed foods that have absolutely no mass and no fiber are NOT going to fill you up. You need full meals that are going to fill you up and last a few hours until you eat again.
And another thing. I see a lot of people (and I used to do it for 37 years) eating garbage because that's all they have at that moment. You know you're going to have to eat, you know you're going to be hungry.....why not bring something? Why not a little planning?
You are going to have to eat at least 3 times a day (I eat 6 times a day) every day for the rest of your life. So why not do it right and plan some of those meals?
But stop starving yourself. The worst thing you can eat is nothing at all.