Why Calorie Restriction Doesn’t Work: How To Eat, Ditch The Scale and Be Happy

by Belinda on March 6, 2015

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The Problem


Many women I coach tell me they first dieted in their teens.

Unfortunately we learned early on to connect the notion of having a nice body with calorie restriction

Yet recent research reveals that restricting calories below our daily requirements leads to long term rebound weight gain.  Sometimes gaining more than we lost.

This explains why so many of us have struggled with fluctuating weight over the years.  And why it becomes increasingly difficult to lose weight and maintain our results.

The phenomena of calorie deprivation means we become disconnected from our hunger and satisfaction signals.  

Which over the long term slows our metabolism and leads to Adaptive Thermogenesis

Calorie deprivation can be camouflaged under the guise of “health eating”.  


The 5 Hidden Cycles Of Restrictive Eating


  1. The Dieter During The Day
  2. The “Food Types” Dieter 
  3. The Exercise-Payback Dieter
  4. The Week Day Dieter
  5. The Calorie-Counter Dieter

In this show I discuss how these eating habits undermine our results and what we can do about it.


Solution Summary


          Get off the weight loss roller coaster                            and focus on healthy, sustainable results.


1. Reconnect with your hunger and fullness cues (mindful eating). 

2. Use the smallest calorie deficit possible that still allows you to lose weight while avoiding metabolic slowdown. As a guide check the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Calculator here.

3. Include Treat Meals twice a week to increase your leptin level and boost your metabolic rate.

4. Focus on improving Body Composition (reducing body fat while building lean muscle) to raise your resting rate metabolism. 

5. Make sure you’re doing female specific workouts that include both full body fat burning circuit and muscle toning routines.

  • Exercises that are designed specifically for the female body, to firm, tone and lift without putting undue strain on your joints, ligaments and tendons.
  • Fusion style training combining the best of free weightsbodyweightmetabolic training, isometricsHIIT and plyometrics.
  • Learning how to use the mind-to-muscle connection to consciously activate the target muscles in your trouble zones. Developing muscle density in these areas will shape, tighten and lift these areas of your body, from the inside out. 

You can read some of the results from this type of training here.


If you’ve been struggling to lose weight and get a lean, defined and toned body, it’s not your fault.

This doesn’t have to be a hit and miss thing.

I’ve done the work for you by developing a proven system that thousands of women around the world have successfully used to transform – to achieve their best body.

It simply requires being open to change and rethinking your approach.

Bel xo

P.S. If you’d like a realistic, down-to-earth and doable road map to getting in great shape — then please check out my Get Lean Program. It’s a 12 week complete transformational program that literally takes you by the hand and walks you step by step to getting the body you want in a healthy and sustainable way. You deserve the best that life has to offer and I’m here to help you make it happen.




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