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The truth about weight loss!

Fitastic June 9, 2013

Should you be congratulating yourself for losing weight quickly, or checking with your doctor?

Quick solutions can cause severe detrimental effects on your health. Even if you leave physical harm aside, fast weight loss may cause mental stress and depression as well. Therefore, before believing any fast weight loss advice, take a moment and have a look at the risks that fast weight loss brings with it.

Before adopting fast weight loss methods, you have to be very cautious. Though it might help you lose some weight, the results are not sustainable for a long time. Since your body is not trained to the temporary changes, it will fail to adapt to the changes and more likely you will gain back all the weight that you had lost.

When losing weight, it’s safer to lose at a rate of no more than 1-2 pounds a week. By doing so, you will be more likely to lose the weight you want to lose, without side effects, and keep it off.

Quick weight loss can increase your risk of gallstones, mineral and electrolyte imbalances, arrhythmias, changes in blood pressure, and low blood sugar — all of which can be life threatening.

Another danger of losing weight too quickly, is that you are probably not losing just fat. Because it’s difficult for your body to burn large numbers of fat calories in a short amount of time, the weight you lose could be made up of water or muscle (lean tissue).

Rapid weight loss usually leads to rapid weight gain. This is mostly because it increases the breakdown of lean tissue, resulting in a lower metabolic rate.

The secret to losing fat safely and permanently at the maximum possible rate is not weight training, cardio, motivational techniques or nutrition. The secret is the combination of all four. The effects of these four disciplines put together are far greater than the sum of their parts.

What most people want to hear is that you don’t have to work hard; all you need is XYZ diet, pill, machine, routine or some other magic formula. What you need to hear is that there’s a substantial time and effort commitment that must be made if you want a better body. To think otherwise is delusion or gullibility.

The truth is that you will always make time for whatever is most important to you in your life.


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