In our society, weight loss is a huge focal point in pop culture as well as everyday life. Often times, people are only looking for extreme methods of losing weigh that will result in rapid weight loss. Certain crash diets and other detox or cleanse programs advertise that you can lose 10 pounds or more in week. Usually rapid weight loss feels too good to be true, and it is.
In a crash diet or extreme weight loss program the chances of you gaining the weight back are greater than if you were to lose the weight naturally. Rapid weight loss is much harder to sustain. Natural weight loss comes from burning more calories than you ingest each day. This means that you will need to eat less, and work out or be more active than you previously were. In order to be healthy and do what is best for your body, you should make weight loss goals of no more than one to two pounds per week. If you are partaking in extreme diets and lose more than two pounds per week it is more likely that your body will revert back to your pre-diet weight as soon as you are finished with the crash diet.
By using safe and healthy practices to lose weight you are ensuring that your weight loss is coming from getting rid of your fat. Fast weight loss can burn off muscle tissue and it is important that while you are losing fat you are building your muscle not tearing it down. Rapid weight has a lot of negative effects on your body including dizziness, hair loss, irregular menstrual cycles, dehydration, and gallstones. It is likely that you are not giving your body all of the nutrients that it needs to have energy which can lead to fatigue and irritability.
Crash diets and diet pills can also affect your health in more serious ways. Diet pills have been linked with strokes and heart attacks, they include the ingredient Ephedra, which was banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a dietary supplement. Short term diets are not sustainable there is almost no chance that the weight will stay off after a crash diet.
Good results come to those who work hard. It is important to reduce your calorie intake if you are trying to lose weight. Replace bad fatty foods with healthy alternatives. There are many long term lifestyle changing diets that will give you better results if they are maintained. If you are burning about 500 calories more than you eat each day, you should lose around 1-2 pounds per week, which will help you keep your weight down. Weight loss requires discipline and dedication to your end goals.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. There is no safe and healthy way to shed pounds rapidly. When you’re ready to set a weight loss goal, realize that it will be a slow and steady process. These end results will bring you more satisfaction than any crash diet could. Here at OSR we can help design a program that will help you maintain your weight loss and help make sure your muscles adjust to your lighter weight.