When we try to intentionally lose weight (e.g., go on a diet), our bodies do not understand. They interpret this diet as a form of starvation, like during famine or war. In response to this, survival mechanisms kick in;
increased hunger hormones
decreased satiety hormones
This makes sticking to the diet extremely hard! In the video linked below, I explain how the body responds to a weight loss diet. Understanding this is KEY to learning how to work WITH your body and achieve your health goals.
Maria is a Registered Dietitian in Ireland. Online and in-person services are available in Cork, Kerry and Dublin.