Weight Loss Do’s and Dont’s
Losing weight is something that occurred to almost all of us, at least once in our lives because it can, for more than once reason submit much benefit. Weight loss can be a great way to boost anyone’s self-confidence; it can make anyone feel good about themselves leaving them feeling like they can take on anything. Beneath the surface of a successful weight loss however, are the factors that can either make, or break the achievement of weight loss. So pay close attention to the following words and sentences, and learn about the do’s and dont’s of weight loss:
Do seek medical assistance; an underlying or unknown medical condition may worsen or may be triggered by very rigorous or strenuous weight loss or exercise program, so seeking medical attention to ascertain your physical limits would be wise. If you are planning an exercise and diet program, then do speak to a trainer and dietitian; a great work-out program coupled with an effective and nutritional diet goes hand-in-hand in succeeding in the fight to lose weight. Do take lots of fluids; the average adult body contains about 70% water and we constantly lose some of it through a number of basic human activities. Keeping your body fully hydrated while on a diet or on an exercise program will help avoid dehydration and help maintain a healthy electrolyte balance. Do stick with the program; having an efficient work-out plan or an effective diet program is totally useless if you do not stick with it. In order to be able to follow through with any given program, have it done in a series of progression, starting with minimum exertion and working your way to a more rigorous one in slow but efficient progression. Likewise, have your dietitian draw you a meal plan that does not abruptly changes your usual diet or caloric intake; your stomach would need time to adjust to the change of your eating habits and food intake; abrupt changes to your usual diet oftentimes lead to sudden pangs of hunger which in turn makes you binge-eat.
Don’t ever go for crash diets; a crash diet is also called a yo-yo diet; it is termed as such because crash diets depend largely on severe caloric restriction. It can and may work for a few days, but the body ultimately feels the need for its normal daily intake which in turn makes you want to compensate, and thus by returning to your old eating habits may very well pack on more weight than you have when you started. Don’t go for slimming teas and coffees; tea is a bladder irritant, it makes you urinate more and only the essential body fluids are lost, and not the unwanted fats. Likewise, slimming coffees act like laxatives, it messes with your normal bowel movement making the absorption of nutrients in the body impossible, and thus may result to undernourishment. Don’t restrict yourself to sweets and other treats. Weight loss does not mean completely turning your back on sugary treats, it only means cutting back on them. Also, sweets like chocolates and candies are a great way to reward yourself for all your hardwork.