“How To Lose Weight Fast” by Josh Rubin of East West Healing and Performance
For those of you not familiar with physiology, biology, hormones, and how the body truly works in unison – skip ahead to 7:48 to get a summary of everything discussed in this YouTube.
Basically – Don’t deprive your body of its primary form of energy = calories and carbs. Doing so will force the body to adapt, eat itself (mainly muscle tissue and sugar stores), which will slow down the metabolism and begin a chain-reaction of a life-or-death situation for the body. The TYPE of carbs are important, along with eating enough fats, enough proteins, proper food timing, sleeping well, and exercising within your body’s means. Those who lose weight on low-calorie or low-carb diets find that it is a temporary adaptation by the body to survive, but in no way will it have any staying power – if you force your body to continually adapt to stress you will see a gradual decline of your health.