Stop Out of Control Eating and End the Pain of Being Overweight
There is a way to end this cycle
of pain once and for all. You
can stop eating like there's
no tomorrow and stop acting
like it's your last chance to
have it, so you better eat it
all. Stop trying to be perfect
in your dieting efforts. Learn
how to eat like a person without
a weight problem.
Learn How to
Eat Like a Person Without a Weight
Learn from someone who's been there. Kathryn knows how to lose weight because she's done it.
"I know how to lose weight, I
know how to gain weight. I'm a
living example of someone who's
done just that. My mindset is
what determines my level of body
weight and fitness and what works
for me will work for you.
"For example, if I decide to start eating
fast foods more often, snacking on empty
or high fat calorie snacks and foods like
chips by the bagful, and eating a lot of
candy bars, it means I've decided it's okay
to carry more weight. I know that is a consequence
of eating in that manner, but I still might
decide it is what I want for the time being.
This is my right and is fine. It is my choice
"After a month or so of this new style of
eating, I'll have usually gained at least
six or maybe even 10 pounds. After a few
more months of this style of eating I'll
probably have added a total of 15 to 20
pounds. If I continue on this path for a
year or more, I'll gain up to 30 pounds
What About Set Point
"Then I'd likely settle in with
what appears to be my set point
based on that amount of overeating.
In actuality your set point is
where your body ends up based
on how much you eat on average.
If you regularly overeat, your
set point will raise to meet that
level and then taper off. If I
eat 5,000 calories a day, every
day, after a year I'll have reached
the maximum amount of weight I
will carry based on that many
"There are exceptions of course, and there
are people who have slowed their base metabolism
to such an extent that they hardly need
any calories to maintain their weight. This
is a consequence of yo-yo dieting, and is
why I don't advocate most so called "diets."
This explains how two people can eat exactly
the same amount of food and one will be
fatter than the other.
"Exercise or energy output is also a big
part of the equation, and the part most
people wish would just go away. If you find
you can't eat much without putting on weight,
the easiest thing to do is add more activity,
and continue eating the same amount. That
is the plan I put myself on, since I love
to eat. "