Some Statistics on Losing Weight
Did you know that a pound of body fat is 3,500 calories? All you need to do I terms of losing weight is all about finding a way to burn more calories than you eat. That is not the same as starving yourself, since you won’t have the energy to burn anything off then. If you want to lose weight the healthy weight, try to stick to about one to two pounds a week. You need to create a healthier eating habit and you need to create a workout and exercise plan. It takes 21 days to break a habit, so stick to it for 21 days so that it becomes a new habit. In other words, it will only take three weeks for you to feel comfortable and normal eating healthy and working out.
Did you know that 95% of dieter puts the weight they lost back on? This happens because they wanted a quick fix and did not actually change their habits. If you lose weight fast, you set yourself up to failure. Keeping it off for good means you need to lose weight slowly, in a healthy way. If you lose weight quickly, you are starving your body. How do you think your body and brain will feel when they are suddenly presented with food again? That’s right, you will eat as much as possible and put the weight right back on, if not more. Let’s take a look at what you can expect if you lose weight too quickly – even if somehow you were able to then keep the weight off. This is the biggest reason as to why you should opt for slow weight loss.
Our skin is like an elastic band. If you lose a lot of weight, you will have loose skin, even if you tone it. Unfortunately, with age, our skin becomes less elastic. Lose weight quickly, and you will notice sagging skin on your arms and your stomach. Do it slowly, however, and you will allow your skin to tighten up slowly as well. Hence, you will have less loose skin. Make sure you exercise to give your skin that helping hand. Lose weight very quickly and you may find that you will need plastic surgery to fix it.
Loss of Muscle Tissue
The only way to lose weight very quickly is to starve yourself. This means you don’t provide your body with the necessary nutrients. Hence, to be able to find the energy you need, your body will eat away your muscle tissue. One of the slow weight loss benefits is that you retain your healthy muscle tissue.
Slow or Sluggish Metabolism
If you diet in an unhealthy way, your body will enter what is known as starvation mode. This means that your metabolism will start to slow down to make the energy reserves last as long as possible. If you start eating a gain, your body will still be in starvation mode and you will pile on the pounds because your body thinks it needs to store fat for the next round of starvation. This is one of the main slow weight loss benefits: your body won’t go into starvation but it will simply learn to cope on less.
Illness and Disease
Did you know that if you lose weight quickly, you can seriously damage your body? Your brand, your kidneys, your heart and your liver will be damaged. Your bones can be weakened, leading to osteoporosis. Since you will also dehydrate, you can cause even further damage. Your body is made up of 65% water. Usually, when you lose weight quickly, all you really use is that water. By opting for controlled weight loss, you actually lose the fatty tissues and not the water in your body.
If you don’t fuel your body, you will not have energy. This is terrible for your moods as well. Your body will run out of steam and you cannot sustain any activity, least of all a health workout. You will feel exhausted and lethargic. Moderate weight loss means you have all the energy you need and you can cope with energetic demands of your body.