Your Body Your Way (YBYW) is Mannatech’s lifestyle based fat loss system. This system was developed in response to 3 dirty little secrets the weight loss industry doesn’t want the public to know.
Secret #1 – Diets don’t work
The weight loss industry abounds with diets. Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles analysed 31 long-term diet studies. Their findings show that:
- People on diets typically lose 5 to 10% of their starting weight in the first six months
- But 33 to 66% regain more than what they lose within 4 to 5 years.
UCLA associate professor of psychology and lead author of the study, Traci Mann concluded:
“Diets do not lead to sustained weight loss or health benefits for the majority of people.”
This study was published in the American Psychologist, the Journal of the American Psychological Association.
Secret #2 – Losing weight is not the real problem
The real problem is keeping it off in the long term.
Paul MacLean, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver says
“We have a huge number of diet books and diet programs, and if you do them, you can lose weight. The big problem is keeping it off. The recent estimates are that 5% to 10% of people are successful at keeping weight off on a long-term basis.”
Secret #3 – You do not want to lose weight
The weight loss industry consistently focuses on solutions that promote loss of body weight or weight loss. This is not necessarily the correct approach.
In a healthy female, bones make up 12% of the total body weight, muscles about 30 to 35% and fat around 27%.
In a similar male, bones make up 15% of the total body weight, muscles about 40 to 45% and fat about 15%.
For both the sexes, the remainder of weight is a result of other matter including skin, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, blood plasma, organs, hairs and its related glands etc.
When you say “I want to lose 10 kilograms”, then what you are really saying is “I want to lose 10 kilograms worth of water, bone, muscle, fat, skin, connective tissues etc……”
So do you really want to lose weight or just the fat around your waist, hips, arms, bottom, thighs and calves? If you are carrying extra inches around your body, then you really want to lose fat not weight.
Throw away those bathroom scales. Kilograms are not the measure of your fat loss success because kilograms measure the total body weight (bones, skin, water, muscle, tissues, fat and so on). Instead, define success in terms of your body measurements in centimetres or inches- waist, hip, thighs, arms etc.
Focus on your ideal clothing size, that is the real measure of success, and how many inches or cm you need to lose to reach that goal.
So what’s the real question you need to ask yourself?
As a result of these secrets, you need to seek a solution to the real question “How do I lose FAT and keep it OFF in the long term without dieting alone?”
Simple! It’s not about the diet, it’s about lifestyle!
Two researchers, Sherry Pagoto of the University of Massachusetts Medical and Bradley Appelhans of the Rush University Medical Centre published this revelation in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
“…lifestyle changes trump diet in fighting the battle of the bulge.”
Lifestyle treatments for fat loss focus on reducing energy intake and increasing physical activity through diet, exercise and behavioural measures.
Your Body Your Way will help you lose fat and keep it off because it incorporates 7 ways in which people can change their lifestyle for long lasting fat loss.
These 7 elements help people develop positive habits to:
• Appreciate good nutritious food;
• Get adequate hydration and sleep;
• Get their body moving; and
• Source the support and accountability people may need to make permanent changes to their lifestyle for sustainable fat loss.
The video below will explain the YBYW system in more detail
1This study was published in the American Psychologist, the Journal of the American Psychological Association. Source: Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/67422.php
2Source: Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun/02/health/he-regain2
3Two researchers, Sherry Pagoto of the University of Massachusetts Medical and Bradley Appelhans of the Rush University Medical Centre published this revelation in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-lisa-young/lifestyle-weight-loss_b_3831981.html