Most weight-loss diets focus on cutting back on calories while making healthier food choices. When your body and brain are craving food, it’s not always easy to adhere to a lower calorie diet. And these days, we seem to be hungrier than ever. So what is the secret to easy weight loss – satiety?
According to Dr. Barry Sears, author of The Zone Diet, our increase in hunger isn’t due to a lack of willpower but due to hormonal imbalances in the hypothalamus that tell the brain to either seek more food or spend time on more productive activities. It’s not about what is the best diet for weight loss but what is the best diet for satiety?
What is satiety? Lack of hunger. And with satiety comes weight loss. If you feel full you don’t have a hard time resisting the temptation or refusing second helpings. If you’ve ever wondered why a bowl of oatmeal fills you up for hours while a bowl of cookies leaves you craving more food the reason stems from the comparative levels of satiety levels of these foods. Energy-dense foods (ie high-calorie foods) pack a big calorie wallop in a little package. Think deep-friend twinkies, funnel cakes and truffles. Instead, you want to focus on lower-calorie foods that not only provide lots of nutrients but also signal the “I’m full” receptors to kick into gear.
But how do you correct those hormonal imbalances to get the feeling of satiety so you can lose the weight?
The secret to satiety – an anti-inflammatory diet like Calla Slimspa’s weight loss program which is based upon Dr. Sears’ Zone Diet. Anti-inflammatory diets have been clinically shown to burn fat faster than standard, recommended diets as well as decreasing hunger compared to standard, recommended diets. Why is this? Anti-inflammatory diets are more satiating per calorie and produce a greater reduction in leptin levels.
Reduce your weight by managing your hunger. Healthy food choices and a lower calorie diet will definitely help but your weight loss journey will be so much easier if you don’t feel like you are depriving yourself while you’re losing weight.
And to learn more about the clinical studies illustrating the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet, visit the Zone Diet Blog.