This post was inspired by a picture I saw in my Facebook feed:
Seriously? Drinking only apple cinnamon water is going to give you tons of energy? The only thing that gives me energy is food!
How is not eating and only drinking this weird water concoction supposed to speed up your metabolism? Starving your body for food will SLOW DOWN your metabolism! Your body is going to say, "Oh shit! I'm not getting ANY FOOD. I need to hang on to every ounce of fat I have, because who knows when I will get nourished again!?"
Our bodies are smart and efficient little buggers. Say your body requires 1200 calories a day to function. If you start feeding it only 800 calories a day, it will eventually adjust. Your body will adapt and begin to function on only 800 calories a day. Congratulations! You've successfully slowed down your metabolism!
Starving yourself to lose weight leads to "starvation mode"
Starvation Mode means a slower metabolism
A slower metabolism makes it hard to lose weight and to avoid weight gain
If you want to lose weight, please do not starve yourself! Don't try one of the weird "detoxes" or "jump starts". Starving yourself will result in losing water weight, and muscle. Then when you start eating again, you'll gain it all back!
How do you lose weight without going into starvation mode? Cut your calories by a small amount. (No starving!) Eat healthy foods. Move your body. Lift heavy things. That is the best prescription for weight loss! Is it as easy as drinking apple cinnamon water for a few days? No. I never said it would be easy! But it's effective.
Did you ever try a crazy detox diet? Did it work?