Weight loss is a very challenging mountain to climb. It does not come easily for most people and seems to be an even more difficult feat for those who need it the most. However, many times it is not that a person is incapable of losing weight, but rather that he or she is failing to find the appropriate road to bring him or her there.
Often individuals have preconceived notions about weight loss and following by those can actually cause them to gain weight rather than losing it.
For instance, though it is true that weight loss depends on a person consuming fewer calories than he or she manages to burn throughout the day, too few calories can cause a reverse effect. A starvation diet (one that involves a person eating an extraordinarily low amount of calories each day) might result in weight loss at the start, but as the person realizes that living on such little food isn’t possible for the long haul, the rebound effect almost always takes hold. During the time that he or she was eating so little, the body entered starvation mode, which means that while fat stores may be burned, the body releases hormones that increase hunger sensations and all consumed calories are preserved as best as possible until the body feels that it will not waste away. In other words, the metabolism slows drastically and when more calories are introduced, after the diet has run its course, the metabolism burns them more slowly that it once did, so weight gain is essentially guaranteed.
If an unhealthy body is the goal, then over-the-counter supplements may be the answer, but if a person wants to lose weight safely and effectively, the caffeine- and diuretic- loaded pills, shakes, and other concoctions are best avoided. Similarly, cleanses and detox plans can actually harm the body, by ridding it of essential vitamins and nutrients. Furthermore, the weight loss seen as a result of these plans is generally due to water loss, rather than fat loss. To naturally detoxify your body, it is better to adjust your diet to include more fibrous foods and increased water intake. Doing so can also help a person burn the excess fat stores within the body. For those who need a helping hand, HCG doctors Austin, TX can provide assistance.
When a dieter becomes obsessed with dieting, or has seen little success with the various efforts made, he or she may turn to bulimia – a habit of binging and purging. This might also include the philosophy of chewing food and then spitting it out, rather than ingesting it. Some will also turn to laxatives for the purpose of ridding the body of the calories consumed. All versions of this condition can become habit forming and are very, very dangerous for the body. In addition to tooth decay from the excess acid reaching the mouth with each vomit and intestinal disruption due to the built-up reliance on laxatives for bowel movements, a person following this path to weight loss faces increased risk of dehydration, vitamin deficiencies, cardiac arrest, and some forms of cancer.
Finally, while exercise is essential for developing a healthier body and thinner waistline, when overdone, it too can come with certain risks. Not only will the body fail to maintain the overly demanding pace for long, it is also in danger of serious injury when overworked regularly. It is better to develop a realistic workout plan with a physical trainer than to burden the body in such a way. Excessive exercise is more likely to result in rebound weight gain than an exercise plan that makes working out more enjoyable, rather than a form of punishment.
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