Diet Failure: Part 1 - Food Groups According to Elf

    2016-07-0107/01/16   
Blog Post Series  Nutrition  Supplements  Weight Loss  

Ever feel like you (or your family) likes to stick to the classic four main food groups of ELVES? This first post of a three-part blog series examines the three main reasons "dieting" fails.

pile of candy canes depicting the sugar cravings people often have when they are malnourished.
We elves like to stick to our main four food groups: candy, candy corn, candy canes, and maple syrup. Will Farrell from the movie Elf

I'm going to let you in on some little known weight loss issues many people have.

This stems from the fact that I actually, have GAINED one pound over the last couple of weeks, not lost. I've eaten mainly fruits and veggies with small portions of eggs, meat once per day, or nuts to keep up the protein. So why have I gained? Why is my body so desperate to hold onto the extra bulk?

Reason #1 For Diet Failure: Malnourishment

This month has been extremely busy, and there have been a few days that I have forgotten all of my supplements. I felt like Elf, from the quote above that day, craving all four Elf food groups! If there were a bag of white sugar and a spoon somewhere within the vicinity, you can bet I would have been eating it raw!

Why do we crave the sweets and junk? Because most Americans are malnourished. We eat a calorie rich, nutrient poor diet. A Big Mac might give you most of your calories for the day, but it basically offers you nothing your body needs for actual nourishment. Even those of us who eat whole foods need to supplement with vitamins!

Supplements give our bodies the ammunition they need to fight fat, disease, and stress. They nourish and protect our bodies, as well as repair and restore damage.

Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog
Author

Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.

Learn more about Libby Wright.

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illustration of an aqua-colored puffer fish

Diet Failure: Part 2 - Do I Look Puffy to You?

What role does inflammation play in difficulty with weight loss? This second post of a three-part blog series examines the three main reasons "dieting" fails.


Diet Failure: Part 3 - Deadlines Can Make You Fat!

Stress is the ultimate diet killer and can make us hold onto the weight.


webinar

Webinar: Better Sleep Tonight!

Facilitator Libby Wright interviews Dr. Jamie Wright who discusses the role of sleep in weight loss with participants of the Your Best Weight online education program. Dr. Wright is a board certified physician with a Masters Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. The webinar last for 29 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.


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Webinar: Eight and One Half Steps to Relieve Stress

Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the physiological effects of stress and how we perceive situations with participants of the Your Best Weight program. She provides practical tips for managing stress that everyone can do. The webinar last for 17 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.


webinar

Webinar: Four Letter Word for F.O.O.D.

Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the unhealthy types of food typically consumed in the S.A.D (Standard American Diet) with participants of the Your Best Weight online education program. She provides alternative food choices and recipes that are nutritious and taste great along with supplement recommendations including meal replacement protein shakes. The webinar last for 17 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.


webinar

Webinar: What About Water

Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the role of hydration in weight loss with participants of the Your Best Weight program. The webinar last for 21 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.

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    pile of candy canes depicting the sugar cravings people often have when they are malnourished.
    We elves like to stick to our main four food groups: candy, candy corn, candy canes, and maple syrup. Will Farrell from the movie Elf

    I'm going to let you in on some little known weight loss issues many people have.

    This stems from the fact that I actually, have GAINED one pound over the last couple of weeks, not lost. I've eaten mainly fruits and veggies with small portions of eggs, meat once per day, or nuts to keep up the protein. So why have I gained? Why is my body so desperate to hold onto the extra bulk?

    Reason #1 For Diet Failure: Malnourishment

    This month has been extremely busy, and there have been a few days that I have forgotten all of my supplements. I felt like Elf, from the quote above that day, craving all four Elf food groups! If there were a bag of white sugar and a spoon somewhere within the vicinity, you can bet I would have been eating it raw!

    Why do we crave the sweets and junk? Because most Americans are malnourished. We eat a calorie rich, nutrient poor diet. A Big Mac might give you most of your calories for the day, but it basically offers you nothing your body needs for actual nourishment. Even those of us who eat whole foods need to supplement with vitamins!

    Supplements give our bodies the ammunition they need to fight fat, disease, and stress. They nourish and protect our bodies, as well as repair and restore damage.

    Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog
    Author

    Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.

    Learn more about Libby Wright.

  • Related Content

      Related Content

    We encourage you to take advantage of these FREE Wellness Resources on our website.


    illustration of an aqua-colored puffer fish

    Diet Failure: Part 2 - Do I Look Puffy to You?

    What role does inflammation play in difficulty with weight loss? This second post of a three-part blog series examines the three main reasons "dieting" fails.


    Diet Failure: Part 3 - Deadlines Can Make You Fat!

    Stress is the ultimate diet killer and can make us hold onto the weight.


    webinar

    Webinar: Better Sleep Tonight!

    Facilitator Libby Wright interviews Dr. Jamie Wright who discusses the role of sleep in weight loss with participants of the Your Best Weight online education program. Dr. Wright is a board certified physician with a Masters Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. The webinar last for 29 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.


    webinar

    Webinar: Eight and One Half Steps to Relieve Stress

    Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the physiological effects of stress and how we perceive situations with participants of the Your Best Weight program. She provides practical tips for managing stress that everyone can do. The webinar last for 17 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.


    webinar

    Webinar: Four Letter Word for F.O.O.D.

    Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the unhealthy types of food typically consumed in the S.A.D (Standard American Diet) with participants of the Your Best Weight online education program. She provides alternative food choices and recipes that are nutritious and taste great along with supplement recommendations including meal replacement protein shakes. The webinar last for 17 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.


    webinar

    Webinar: What About Water

    Facilitator Libby Wright discusses the role of hydration in weight loss with participants of the Your Best Weight program. The webinar last for 21 minutes and addresses questions submitted by the program participants.


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