What You Need to Know About Weight Loss
There are loads of people out there that want/need to lose weight. This fact is supported by the countless weight loss programs on the market along with the numerous weight loss products, ranging from snack bars, powdered juices, shakes and even slimming soaps and lotions!
It really gets confusing nowadays to know which ones are for real and which ones are junk, especially when presented with all the information. So in the essence of serving you, here are my simple "need to know" thoughts on fat loss.
You Don’t Have To Practice Everything
It’s not really essential that you know about all the available diets on the market. In fact, many of them have conflicting principles. For instance, one might say that you need to eat several small meals throughout the day. Another suggests that you should only eat one big meal for the day and starve yourself until you start another day. Confusing isn’t it?
This proves that just because advertisements say so, doesn’t mean they’re right. You should get to know which information is the real deal and which ones are not.
So, here are the essential things you need to know about weight loss before you decide to undergo any kind of diet program.
Losing Weight Is Not Instant
Although it would really be superb if you could lose weight instantly just by using a product, you have to face the reality that losing weight is not an instant process. Don’t be fooled by diet programs and products that make 5-minute, 10-day, and "Quick" promises. Losing weight is never instant, unless you’re undergoing liposuction.
You must understand that it is a process that takes time to be effective. There are no shortcuts here. Unless you impose real discipline in regard to eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle, you won’t lose weight on a permanent basis.
Weight Loss Involves Activity
There are so many diet programs to enter and each varies with their underlying principles. Watching what you eat is good. There is nothing wrong with that. However, you should keep in mind that food is not the only factor that you should consider when trying to lose weight. Another important factor is your body’s activity.
If you really want to shed some fat and make your diet effective, you should couple monitoring your food with the right exercise. Dieting will not work when you’re living the life of a couch potato. Living a sedentary lifestyle does you no good at all.
Starvation Is Not The Answer
Going on a hunger strike will not answer fat problems. The popular belief that starving your body will make you lose weight is a common mistake. Although this principle may seem to make sense, it doesn’t work!
The human body has its own monitoring system, which sees that everything is in balance.
If it senses starvation, it automatically takes this as a signal for stress. When under stress, the body does automatic actions, such as production of hormones to counteract this stress. In this case, it produces more cortisol, which is an important hormone that stimulates fat production.
Additionally, your body retains more water. When it starts water retention, this adds to your body weight, since the human body is mainly composed of water.
Metabolism is how fast or slow your body makes use of the food you eat and turns it into energy. You should understand that people do not have the same rate of metabolism. People have varied rates, and this can affect how susceptible a person is for gaining weight.
Generally, people with slow metabolism are prone to gain weight easily. Those with a fast metabolism are likely those that can eat a lot yet still do not get fat. This is one good reason why eating what your friend eats within the day wouldn’t necessarily lead you to having the slim body that she has.
You may have different metabolic rates, which make it okay for her to eat an entire pizza without worrying about getting fat, while you get to eat all veggies, yet still have a hard time trimming down.
Keep these information in mind when constructing your diet and nutrition plan alongside your exercise plan.
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