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- The real solution to sustainable weight loss comes from a ketogenic not a calorie controlled diet -

Women waste nearly FOUR YEARS of their lives calorie counting, and it’s totally pointless for achieving sustainable weight loss, it has been revealed.

A shock new poll shows that the average female thinks, talks, and counts calories for 87 minutes every day. That equates to over 529 hours a year, and 33,342 hours over the average adult female’s lifetime of 63 years. But agonising over fewer calories is senseless when our bodies are uniquely programmed to fight back by lowering its metabolism and storing fat (other effects include mood swings, hunger and tiredness) if it thinks it is getting too few calories.

However, scientists have found that the secret to the most effective solution for sustainable weight loss can be found in a ketogenic diet – a diet that burns fat naturally and helps to maintain metabolism levels without leaving dieters feeling hungry or lacking energy.

The Go Lower poll of 4,200 women shows that the average woman obsesses for nine minutes each day studying the food labels on drink and food packets, eight minutes calculating their daily allowance at the beginning of each day, and a further six minutes making a note of what they have consumed as the day progresses. A further 20 minutes of the day are spent chatting to friends and work colleagues about what is for lunch and dinner, and what they ate the night before. Finally, women spend a whopping 44 minutes a day simply thinking about food and planning what to eat.

But Hannah Sutter, the founder a real food ketogenic diet, says that calorie counting is a totally ineffective way to achieve sustainable inch loss.

“Dieting is not as simple as eating less and moving around more. Calories in natural food products can vary widely from item to item and not all calories are nutritious. For instance a carbohydrate calorie is far more fattening than a fat calorie and a protein calorie is far more nutritious than a starch calorie. The most scientifically proven route to fast and sustainable inch loss is by following a ketogenic diet. “

A third of all women regularly skip meals or eat less during the day to save calories for a few alcoholic drinks in the evening.

Hannah Sutter continues, “What I find most worrying about the poll is that is shows the average woman is under-eating on a daily basis and this is the major problem with calorie controlled diets - they encourage people to starve themselves. Eating too few calories will affect the metabolic balance of your body and prevent it functioning as it was designed to do, it will also mean that whilst you may lose weight in the short term the weight loss can not be sustained over a long period.”

Hannah has devised a natural inch loss programme that combines one to one support with home delivered meals made with real food and natural ingredients. The result is a sustainable, fast and effective diet that puts the body into the natural state of ketosis.

“A ketogenic diet will help your body burn fat, feel full and motivate your metabolism. What is more, following a diet that is rich in fibre and foods with a low glycemic index, dieters can also mange their insulin levels too.”

Insulin is the hormone necessary to turn excess glucose in our bloodstream into fat. As we age, our bodies become less sensitive to its effects and lead us to produce more insulin, which converts more glucose to fat. Over production of insulin can lead to insulin resistance which is the first step to the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Hannah Sutter concludes, “It’s no wonder that as a nation we are facing a growing threat from obesity. We need to be honest with people and help them really understand why low fat, calorie controlled foods haven’t worked for the past 30 years and for some have the opposite effect on our waist lines and health.”

The study also discovered that:
o Women are most likely to count calories before and during meal times at home – with 76 per cent agreeing this is the time they are most likely to watch what they eat.

o Half of all women say they obsess about calories when at work, and 20 per cent say they can’t relax in a restaurant because they are too busy scouring the menu for something which looks low-calories. A further 13 per cent of women even count calories when dining at a friend’s house.

o And a fifth of girls take calorie counting so seriously they admit it has affected their relationship with their partner

o Astonishingly, a quarter of the British female population count the calories in every single piece of food which passes their lips.


For more information or to arrange an interview with Hannah Sutter or any of the doctors that support go lower, please contact:

Helena Velliades
Richmond Towers Communications
Tel: 020 7388 7421

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