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Physical Side Effects of Dieting

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Keeping Your Mind Busy With Things You Enjoy Keeps Your Mind Off Of Temptation While Dieting

If you have ever been on a diet which restricts calories in order to express stored fat - and the vast majority of adults have been on several diets in their life - then you are aware of that gnawing sensation which attempts to overcome our good senses during this time.

We're doing well at the beginning of our plan. We have set our fitness goals. We know the body weight we're aiming for.

We have decided upon a healthy eating plan. We chose the exercises we want to add to our plan, and how long we plan to exercise. We are filled with motivation. We have done everything that is humanly possible to set the stage for weight loss.

What follows in our diet plan is often disappointment and loss of motivation.

The diet now shifts to a waiting game which requires a surmountable amount of patience. As time passes, we start to lose patience, and when we lose patience, we tend to lose motivation.

The bothersome side-effects of dieting are combined with the waning motivation.

Physical Side Effects of Dieting

The most common physical side-effects of dieting include:

1. Gnawing Hunger. The dieter may feel famished because they are used to constantly eating anything they want, anytime they want. The stomach has been stretched to profuse limits and requires time to shrink and adjust to a normal diet.

2. Foul Breath, Foul Mood. We would be hard pressed to find anyone who actually enjoys dieting. This makes a body quite weary, and sets the stage for a foul mood. In addiction, when the weight loss plan is too restrictive, foul breath enters the 'mood equation'.

3. Nervousness, Impatience. We have been programmed in our society to work hard and we will be instantly rewarded. Unfortunately, weight loss doesn't happen quickly. If we have lots of excess fat to lose, it may require months or even a year or two to reach our recommended healthy weight.

4. Digestive Upset. Diet plans generally contain lots of vegetables and fruits which are notorious for creating gas issues. The body can adjust over time to these foods - but only to a degree. The body is never going to be gas-free when eating foods like broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts or onions.

5. Weakness, Fatigue. These physical side effects of dieting occur when the plan is far too restrictive in energy values. It's our body's way of telling us that it requires food. NOW.

A Dieter's Puzzle

Like doing puzzles?  Can you find the hidden words relating to dieting?  Simply print and circle the words provided in the box below the puzzle. The words go horizontally and vertically only.  The example of 'Food Cop' is illustrated below.

The answer to the puzzle is provided at the end of this page, so after you print, simply fold the paper in half so that the answers will not be revealed.

How to Solve This Dieting Puzzle

Look at the table below the puzzle box. It contains words that are inside the puzzle box. We have highlighted one of the word [food cop] to demonstrate an answer. Can you find all of the other hidden words?

Happy dieting and we hope that you have fun with this puzzle, themed on weight loss and dieting.

Puzzle, dieting related.

 HIDDEN WORDS TO SEARCH FOR IN PUZZLE ABOVE

Loses

Goal

Wits

Ate

Up

Pot

Sup

Situps

Buy

Plan

Hop

Buns

Abs

Egg

Fat

Calorie

Veins

Fruits

Fats

Dairy

Grains

Activity

Vegetables

Proteins

Safe Weight Loss

Life

Diet

Scales

BMI

Pleateau

Food Cop

Carb

Sugar

Bread

Victory

Do

A Dieter's Puzzle - The Solution

Answers to diet puzzle.

 

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