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Myth Busted: Why Cutting Calories Isn't the Path to Optimal Health

November 20, 20231 min read

In the realm of health discussions, the echo of "cutting calories" reverberates. However, let's unveil the misconception—this approach not only deprives but sets the stage for an uphill battle against your own body. Buckle up as we debunk the myths surrounding calorie-cutting and explore the science behind sustainable well-being.

Demystifying Calorie-Cutting:

  1. The Deprivation Dilemma: Cutting calories might seem like a shortcut, but it's a road to deprivation, far from sustainable or conducive to long-term health.

  2. Starvation Mode Realities: When you cut calories, your body perceives it as a crisis and responds by holding onto calories, burning less, and disrupting crucial hormone levels like leptin.

Understanding Leptin's Role:

  1. Satiety Hormone Dynamics: Leptin, the satiety hormone, signals to your brain when you're full. Cutting calories lowers leptin levels, leaving you constantly hungry without the fullness cue.

  2. The Willpower Myth: Long-term weight loss and optimal health aren't achievable through sheer willpower. Your body's intricate functions work against you when you adopt a calorie-cutting strategy.

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Brandon Drake

Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake

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