One of our Registered Dietitians talked with a long-time customer yesterday. She sent these notes:
The customer is frustrated because she isn’t losing weight and doesn’t feel like she is eating very much. She admitted that she was using UNJURY only sporadically (maybe 1 time a day).
I was explaining the “weight gain cycle” that we hear so often, and the whole time, she was saying, “YES! YES! That’s me!!”
She was surprised that I was able to describe her situation. Here’s the trap, and how to avoid it:
I. The Weight Gain Cycle Trap:
Starving by lunch ... Overeat at lunch/grab something quick usually higher in carbs (justify this choice because they haven’t eaten anything yet today)
Starving by dinner ... start eating immediately upon arrival at home. Then have a big dinner too (justify this choice because they haven’t eaten since lunch)
I reassured her that we’ve talked to many people experiencing the same thing and then explained why we recommend at least 3 servings of UNJURY spaced throughout the day.
I have heard similar stories from other patients and I think they would benefit in knowing that they are not alone, and that including high quality protein throughout the day can help end this cycle!
II. 3 things to remember:
Protein is the foundation of weight loss success.
Evidence shows that consuming protein evenly throughout the day increases satiety (feeling full)
Many patients – perhaps most -- don't reach their goal, and even more experience weight regain. That’s unfortunate, and unnecessary. Here's why:
We talk to many patients every day, and the ones who use UNJURY 3 to 4 times a day during weight loss, and 2 times a day for weight maintenance, are successful at reaching their weight goal and keeping the weight off.
III. Using UNJURY to Lose Weight
Start the day with a serving of UNJURY.
Have another serving as a snack. If you have any twinge of hunger, have that serving then. Use UNJURY to "crowd out" the bad snacks between breakfast and lunch, or between lunch and dinner.
Include a third serving during that day, again crowding out something less healthy. One good time is as your nighttime snack. Or as part of your lunch or dinner.