Why Dieting is Ineffective in Losing Weight

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It may be true that no matter how perfectly you perform your weight management methods, you can never entirely stop your self from making slip-ups, especially when it comes to dieting during the holidays. So why is this process unsuccessful when it comes to reducing your weight?

Dieting Slows Metabolism

When you consume only a few calories, your body’s metabolism slows down since it has to burn a small amount of calories for it to continue to function. The absence of exercise in dieting results to the loss of lean muscle, fat and water weight. As a result, your body’s metabolism is slowed even more leading you to eat fewer calories to further reduce your weight.

When you stop exercising and entirely halt your dieting, your previous weight may more likely return on a faster rate as there is no more physical activity to slow down your metabolism. The worst thing is the weight you put on may be comprised of fat instead of muscle, resulting to an unhealthy-looking and less lean body. Hence, exercise should go hand in hand when you are dieting.


Perhaps you only want to be on a diet just so you can reach your goal. It may even be true that the foods you eat are not the same foods you want to consume forever. When you come to realize that you dislike the foods you consume and do not find them completely satisfying, you may sway away from your main objective.

Control Problems

Dieting may provide you with a sense of control as you take the reigns of your eating habits. Although you may become successful for a period of time, yearning for forbidden foods may allow you to cheat even with small amounts. However, there may come a time that you cannot entirely control your cravings and go into complete revolt as you go back to your previous eating patterns.

Yo-yo Diet Cycle

A yo-yo diet cycle refers to a repetitive regain and loss of weight because of too much hypocaloric dieting. This becomes stressful for the body as it constantly compensates with the differences in weight.


Dieting is not literally a depressant but it may cause depression. You may dwell on the idea that you have to give up tasty recipes just so you can lose weight, which you may think as not possible at all. Since food is in a way a part of how you meet up with your family and friends, you may later feel deprived of it and eventually stop socializing. In the end, you decide that it is better to be happy with others while you eat rather than become alienated by other people and withdraw from the foods that you like.

Generally, ensure that you only make small eating changes that you can later on increase. Also, try to incorporate regular exercise at least one hour a day. These may help even if you only lose a little weight for the year. At least you do not totally deprive yourself while you continue on losing weight.

Consider Hypnosis and Virtual Gastric Band Weight Loss

The virtual gastric band program eliminates the need to diet.  You can eat whatever you like but you are simply going to eat less of it.  This process is natural and needs no pills, patches or complicated diet books to understand.  No calorie counting, no need to count points, carbs or pedometer steps.  Call HLC Wellness at 407-990-1510 to find out more about this amazing, natural program that was featured on Doctor Oz.


5 ways to lose weight fast

Lose weight fast

If you want to stave off pounds within a few weeks, you can either go straight to the nearest Lake Mary weight loss center or get a taste of the latest diet fads.Lose weight fast

Now, if you choose the latter, chances are you might just end up frustrated. Just because a diet works for a Hollywood celebrity doesn’t mean you’ll get the same results. Besides, we all know how most of crash diets work. Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

But what if your party will take place three weeks from now? Or you’re looking forward to your high school reunion yet too discouraged because of your weight gain?

Truth be told, there’s no magic bullet to help you slim down instantly. But the good news is that there are few safe ways you can try to lose weight fast. And even better news is that if you develop some of these habits in the long term, you can finally say goodbye to all your diet woes.

Here are just some of the surprising—and safest—ways to lose weight fast:


Keep yourself busy

Seriously, how many times have you found yourself munching a pack of Cheetos just because you’re bored? Part of America’s obesity problems must be blamed on laziness and the failure of some people to know the difference between “healthy” and “careless” eating. It’s so easy to slack off and eat anything you want if you’re doing nothing. So instead of daydreaming, spend your time productively through hobbies, sports, and personal projects that matter. Without you knowing it, junk foods will be the last thing that pop on your mind.


Avoid skipping meals

How you eat your breakfast can make or break your productivity for the entire day. If you skip it, its more likely that you’ll crave for more food the rest of the day. The problem is, people who skip breakfast and turn out more hungry tend to pick unhealthy choices. So don’t just prepare healthy foods; learn to enjoy every meals and don’t let your busy schedule get in the way of your healthy eating.


Drink plenty of water

We’ve all heard it before: drink plenty of water and you’ll stay cleansed, healthy, and energized. But is it just another overhyped health myth? Recent research says otherwise.

According to a scientific study featured in Discovery News, obese dieters who drank at least two cups of water before each meal lost an average of 5 pounds more than those who didn’t increase their water intake. This is because drinking plenty of water may suppress appetite and increase the body’s metabolic rate.


Switch to healthier alternatives

Losing weight fast doesn’t mean you should be desperate to burn more fats than necessary. Oftentimes, changing one’s perspective about diet and weight loss can bring the greatest impact. For example, instead of storing gallons of ice cream in your fridge, why not opt to buy healthier snacks like roasted sunflower seeds instead. You can also get rid of oily foods from fast-food restaurants and start spending more time eating home-cooked meals. By doing so, you won’t just lose weight faster but save more money as well.


Try hypnosis

For some people, losing weight fast also means taking major risks and going under the knife. Weight loss surgeries are rife nowadays and consumers are led to believe that these painful procedures are the only way out. But there are better ways to lose as much as 1-5 pounds per week without the risk of medical complications. Hypnosis for weight loss, also known as Virtual Lap Band, is one of them. This is a non-surgical approach of suppressing one’s appetite so you can get all the benefits of traditional surgery, minus all the risks and complications.


If you want to know more about Virtual Lap Band and other safe, non-surgical ways to lose weight, contact our Lake Mary weight loss center today. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you in making better, healthier choices.

Why Don’t Diets Work For Permanent Weight Loss?

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Lake Mary Weight Loss dietWhy am I dieting but not losing weight and why does the weight come back?

I cant remember how many times I’ve heard someone say “Oh…I’ve lost 20 or 30 pounds with the “Insert latest diet fad here” but the weight keeps coming back”.  There are numerous reasons for this but the #1 reason is that as soon as you are off of your diet, you go back to your old eating habits and guess what happens?

Most diets deal with eating certain foods and abstaining from other others or taking pills, injections, etc… The person on the diet feels like they are being punished and since they are all on a diet, all they think about all day is food.  “What can I eat?  What can’t I eat? Why am I craving what I can’t eat?”

Imagine a program where you are rewarding yourself with all of the foods that you love but you are still losing weight.  How is this possible?

Introducing “The Virtual Gastric Band”.

To explain the concept of this program, imagine owning a house with a basement that fills with water every few months.  You have the water pumped out but a few months later the water returns again, so you need to to pump it out yet again.  This cycle continues year after year…  This is how diets work.  You lose weight on the diet but the moment that you stop dieting…the water returns….the weight returns….

The Virtual Gastric Band program was designed to find out why the “water is flooding the basement” and stop it from coming back in.  Not only do we deal with the amounts of food that you eat but why we eat.  Let me explain…

Everything that we have heard, seen and experienced in our lifetimes, good and bad, has had an effect on our thinking.  “Eat everything on your plate”, “There are Children Starving in China so you should feel guilty about unless you clear the plate”.  We have been taught from infancy that food is the cure all for our problems.  When a mother hears her baby crying, she checks the diaper and then feeds the baby, even if it isn’t hungry.  So from childhood we are taught that food is the answer to all emotions.

Our program is two fold. First we reward our clients with eating the amount of food necessary to be full but to stop eating when they are aware of being full.  We uses hypnosis and suggestions to consciously and subconsciously make them aware of when they are full, and they stop eating when they are.  The Virtual Gastric Band program conditions them to be aware of when they are full by placing suggestions in the subconscious that a gastric band has been  inserted around the top part of the stomach so they full fuller faster.  But our program goes beyond the band technique because we realize that food is consumed for many reasons other than hunger such as:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • loneliness
  • boredom


Our program deals with with their emotions and directly and gives them the tools to deal with these situations without food.  The goal of this program is simple, yet very effective.

“Food consumption is fuel and only used for fuel”

You can enjoy all of the foods that you love but will only eat portions necessary to fuel your body.  Also, food is not the answer for your emotions and we will make you aware of all of the emotions and how to deal with them in the proper manner.

The first session is the introductory session explaining what we do and asking as well as answering all questions about our program.  There are 6 sessions and each is designed to address the specific needs and issues that are pertinent to each client.  In other words, it is NOT a cookie cutter program.  It is tailored to each and every client’s needs and circumstances.  We welcome as much feedback as possible from our clients so that we can address all of their personal needs in order to allow for faster results.

Did I mention that you can eat whatever food that you want?  There is no dieting involved in this program.

Ready to lose that weight and keep it off?  If you have any questions about our Virtual Gastric Weight Loss program, please call the clinic and ask for Ken Marino.