Stage 1 ~ Pre-Contemplation ~ Famine Brain
Fact: Your brain is an astonishing complex and powerful instrument specifically evolved to keep you from losing weight.
Fact: Because it is an evolutionary imperative, eating is highly rewarding physically and psychologically. Not eating food makes us hungry, but it also makes us afraid.
Fact: Dietary restriction and strenuous exercise cause the brain to fixate on finding food and comfort, while pumping out hormones that signal the body to lay in supplies by becoming more sedentary and storing fat.
Fact: Famine responses are far stronger than conscious intention. They are will outwit, outplay and outlast your attempts to diet by will power.
Fact: Eating less and being hungry will escalate your stress responses until they make you want to everything in sight and they will also cause your personality to change (not for the better!)
Fact: Read about the Ancel Keys Minnesota Starvation Experiment 1950