Having your dream body can sometimes seem to be a herculean task. Your body deserves the respect and gentleness to gradually lose the unwanted weight and eliminate the accumulated toxins, but care must be taken, in other not to take unhealthy risks in the quest of achieving your desired body shape. There are weight Loss pitfalls to avoid, below are few factors to put into consideration when planning to lose that unwanted body weight.
Starvation places you at risk for malnutrition and a host of health problems. It is also not sustainable and often results in eventual binge eating that makes you gain more weight. Starvation also causes the body to go into panic mode, where it hoards any calories you do eat to save for later, so can actually result in stalling any weight loss efforts. Long-term starvation or anorexia is a life-threatening eating disorder.
There’s a difference between Intermittent Fasting and just skipping meals for the sake of losing weight. You aren’t going to kick start your metabolism by passing on lunch, you will actually stall metabolism and be more likely to overeat come dinner time.
Extreme exercise can cause exhaustion and stress that may cause you to overeat. Stress hormones also play a role in the storage of belly fat. Too much exercise increases risks of burnout that causes poor decision-making. You don’t need to run on the treadmill for two hours to get your daily dose of exercise. 30 to 60 minutes of exercise four times a week is more than sufficient for the average person and pushing yourself harder isn’t going to help you.
Binging and Purging
This is another habit common in people with eating disorders and it can wreak havoc on your body. Binging and purging is an eating disorder where a massive binge, usually on unhealthy foods is followed by induced vomiting. WebMD reports that throwing up after binging on food is likely to fuel unhealthy cravings; it damages your teeth, esophagus, and stomach, and can cause serious dehydration and even death from health complications.
According to WebMD, “Acid in the stomach is extremely strong. A strong acid is necessary to prepare food for digestion and absorption. Stomach contents are meant to stay in the stomach, not be regurgitated into the throat and mouth.” Connie Diekman, RD and director of nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis told WebMD “Extremely acidic vomit can cause erosion in the esophagus and mouth and on tooth enamel. This can increase the risk for certain cancers, tooth decay, and more when purging becomes a ritual.”
The most effective way to lose weight is through regular exercise and eating a healthy, balanced, diet. Calories in/calories out are the scientifically proven formula for losing weight.
There is no 24-hour quick fix on this planet that will help you lose weight and most important keep it off for the rest of your life as making profound habit changes, living a healthy life, fix your metabolism, get rid of toxins and handle your inflammation adequately. So don’t be tempted by drastic unhealthy measures, life hacks or cheats that can compromise your overall health and well-being. Stay tuned, as we revealed scientifically proven natural formulas to effectively lose weight in the subsequent posts.