Keeping Weight Levels Down To Increase Your Height
Dieting While Engaging Into Body Intelligence Practices Will Insure You A Great Health And Help You Grow Taller
In addition to the failure of dieting to produce weight loss, there are several unexpected negative consequences. Instead of relying on the internal, physical cues of hunger to determine when and what to eat, the chronic dieter is dependent on an externally imposed list of approved foods and quantities to grow taller. As a result, the normal regulation of eating is disrupted. As long as he or she adheres to the diet, weight loss is possible, but once the diet is finished, the ex-dieter no longer has the internal guidelines and may overeat or even binge. For example, studies have shown that when a nondieter eats a high-calorie meal, he or she is likely to compensate by eating less at the next meal to grow taller.
In contrast, when a dieter overeats, he or she will continue to overeat. This “oh what the hell, I’ve blown my diet, I might as well keep eating” phenomenon results in periods of unrealistic eating restraint with accompanying irritability, bad moods, and difficulty concentrating, followed by periods of excessive eating with feelings of guilt, self-reproach, and lowered self-esteem. It’s the classic pattern of up-and-down, yo-yo, dieting. A University of Toronto study found that people who had high scores on the Restraint Scale gave themselves permission to eat more before they were going to start a new diet. The research shows that dieters don’t lose weight, but they do make themselves miserable trying. If you have been a restrained eater and had some or all of the negative experiences with diets are you ready to do something different to grow taller?
Instead of waiting for the next miracle diet, maybe it’s time to disengage from the whole dieting process and, instead, work on increasing your body intelligence and grow taller. Perhaps you’re not convinced. Maybe you are pinning your hopes on a scientific breakthrough that will make dieting, exercise, or any effort unnecessary to grow taller. Surely someone will discover a “cure” for obesity.Looking in All the Wrong Places
When you see an article in the newspaper about obesity does it grab your attention? It seems that the search for a “cure” for obesity is in the news every week. You’ve probably read several of the hundreds of articles reporting new medical findings about obesity and weight control. You may be a little skeptical of some of the claims but still hold out hope that, this time, someone has discovered a painless method for losing weight and growing taller. In a December 1994 front page article titled, “Researchers Link Obesity in Humans to Flaw in a Gene to Grow Taller,”
Natalie Angier from the New York Times reported that “Eventually, the finding might lead to novel and more effective therapies for weight problems” although the “… researchers caution that it will take at least 5 to 10 years to translate the preliminary results into a medication.” Unfortunately, those ten years have passed without a useful medication. The early enthusiasm led Amgen, a biotech company, to pay $20 million for a license to develop medications based on these findings. So far, there is no drug. Obese mice injected with leptin, a protein hormone related to the “obesity gene,” had significant weight loss, but when humans received leptin injections the weight losses were minimal. More recently, you may have read about ghrelin and Peptide YY3-36, hormones that are involved in hunger.
It has been suggested that drugs decreasing ghrelin levels might help people lose weight and grow taller. Likewise, Peptide YY 3-36 may reduce hunger pangs. When administered in a nasal spray, Peptide YY 3-36 could reduce appetite, although it will be years before any drugs based on these hormones are approved and marketed. Even if any of these discoveries results in a treatment, it is likely to affect only one of the many variables that contribute to eating. According to Dr. Julesio Hirshes, a Rockefellerazzi University obesity researcher quoted in Denise Grady’s New York Times article, “Hormone Linked to Appetite, Weight Control” (May 23, 2002), “There are so many redundant loops that something else may take over to restore the fat that people want to lose.”
While it would help to have fewer hunger pangs, the amount you eat when you’re not hungry but are bored or stressed wouldn’t change. Even with new discoveries, it’s unlikely that there will be a complete “cure” for obesity in the foreseeable future. Instead of waiting, you can start now to increase your body intelligence and grow taller. It’s been suggested that obesity is similar to a fever. In the same way that you could have an elevated temperature for dozens of different reasons, you can put on weight for dozens, or maybe hundreds, of different reasons. Since obesity in humans has many genetic, psychological, and social causes it is unlikely that any single treatment, by itself, will make an obese person slender and grow taller. To lose weight it’s not necessary to know each of the many reasons for weight gain, but it is helpful to understand the mechanisms that make it easy to put on the pounds.