Weight Loss Group Rebel

Weight Loss Group Rebel

Are you a weight loss group rebel?

rebellious young man
Rebel without a cause!

If so, I sure would like to hear an explanation as to why. I know that question might seem odd to many of you, but I also know it is quite familiar to others. You see, there is a huge and popular weight loss business that has a social media forum, and at any given time, you can read where someone refers to themselves as a Rebel within that group. When it costs between $20 and $45 a month to be a member of this popular group, it makes no sense to me when one wants to rebel against the program.

How do these people even expect to lose weight if they are not properly following the paid for program?

Angry young lady holding bathroom scales up.

The bottom line is, they are not successful with their weight loss journey. Sure these rebels might lose a little bit of weight. But with the rebellious mindset, they are most likely to regain all their lost weight and then some.

What is a weight loss group rebel?

The weight loss group rebel is no different than any other type of rebel who doesn’t follow rules or a plan. They just feel the need to not fully comply, but this makes little sense when they are paying for the information and support they are getting.

For instance, there is a difference between getting your calories from blended fruit, or leaving that same piece of fruit whole. You can explain to the rebel that with blended fruits, the fiber is broken down and the natural sugars are released. This released fructose is no different than adding refined sugar to your smoothie instead of fruit. Yet, the rebel will still do what they are going to do even after it is explained that cane sugar and fructose are both simple carbohydrates that provide 4 calories per gram.

Although cane sugar, or sucrose, differs slightly from fructose in terms of molecular structure, both are sugars that add calories without improving the nutritional composition of the food. Your body uses both cane sugar and fructose for immediate energy if needed, or stores them for later.

 Although fructose doesn’t raise your blood sugar right away, it may have more long-term negative effects. Your liver has to convert fructose into glucose before your body can use it for energy. Eating large amounts of fructose on a high-calorie diet can raise blood triglyceride levels. Excessive fructose intake may also raise the risk of metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

The weight loss group rebel does not like to track all that they consume each day.

Diet rebel not counting all they eat.
From a Reddit message board.

Woman not open to dialogue

I will just be blunt here, weight loss is a matter of calories consumed versus calories burned. You cannot even argue this point from any scientific point of view. You have to consume fewer calories than you burn in order to lose weight. Your feelings or opinions about this matter do not matter, it is the simple, straight up truth. Facts matter, your feelings about this, not so much. You could argue this point, but you also are not going to lose weight as long as you do not accept fact over feelings. Every bite you take has calories!

One pound of fat is 3500 calories. If you want to lose one pound of fat per week, you have to cut your daily calories by 500 below what it takes to maintain your current weight. This is simple truth that applies to everyone who does not have a diagnosed medical condition that prevents it. The truth is, most of us do not have a medical condition that keeps us from losing weight. What we have that prevents weight loss is an appetite.

When you do not keep track of everything you eat during a day, you have no way of knowing just how many calories you have consumed. If you ate 1 1/2 ounces of almonds a few at a time over the course of your day, you have consumed 255 calories. Just that by itself can derail your weight loss efforts.

It all adds up!

If you eat the crust from your child’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich, those calories still count. Samples of food at the grocery store count towards your daily intake. If you take a slice of deli meat as a sample before your order is prepared, that is an easy 30 calories.  You may not like tracking what you eat, but you are doomed to failure if you do not. You should be able to see how many calories you can consume just in small bites during the day.

Common Sense Eating

One popular weight loss group in particular where I first became aware of the weight loss group rebel, assigns points to different foods. Some foods do not have points because they are good for you. But, these same foods still have calories! The rebels in this group think they can eat all of these zero point foods they desire, and then lament on why they are having a tough time losing weight. While these rebels may be doing the program as laid out, they are also hacking the program in order to eat more. Listen up Rebel, if you are hacking a program in order to eat more, why in the world are  you paying to belong to a weight loss group in the first place? It does not cost you to remain obese, does it?

A couple more examples of weight loss group rebels taken from Reddit forum.

From Reddit

Is there anything that would make you believe this individual knows, or cares how many calories they are consuming?

From Reddit
From Reddit

Would it be difficult to figure out why any of these weight loss group rebels have a hard time losing weight?

I think you all might get the point by now. Seriously, if you want to successfully lose weight and keep it off, you must keep track of your food intake. No matter how you might feel about this, if you are not losing weight while trying to, you are eating too many calories! There is nothing wrong with your body, the problem is your appetite. For the most comprehensive weight loss, health, nutrition and fitness recipe on the web, follow us here at David’s Way to Health and Fitness.


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