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Losing Weight Too Quickly, Not a Smart Idea
Can you lose weight faster than a speeding bullet? For those that can accomplish such - they deserve a silver medal - if not a gold. But quick weight loss doesn't come without significant risk to one's good health.
While everyone wants to be thin because - thin is in, if a person dies from their quick weight loss experience, then they will certainly weigh a lot less six feet under.
Why are Quick Weight Loss Plans Dangerous?
In order to lose weight, the energy stored in the fat cells must be released and used by the body rather than food and beverages that are typically consumed in the daily diet. In most Quick Weight Loss Plans, food and beverages are greatly restricted, therefore pulling the energy reserves from the fat cells.
The stored energy has already been processed by the body so the stomach - and the entire digestive system are dormant. Unfortunately, they were not designed for such and their response can be brutal. Without food the stomach actually starts digesting itself.
The intestines become so upset that diarrhea often is the response. And the brain doesn't function as clearly as it did during the pre-diet phase.
A diet that is too restricted in caloric content and lacking essential nutrients can also damage the heart - often responding by heart attack or heart failure.
Blood sugar levels become all out of whack, creating a dire situation for the body - and life itself.
While quick weight loss appears to be a very good thing on the surface, when the layers are removed we can easily see the dangers lurking within.
How to Lose Weight Safely
In order to achieve weight loss in a safe manner, caloric intake should be set at the amount that the body will require for recommended weight. We suggest the high end of numbers. For example, if Dieter Julie needs to lose 50 pounds she will be able to weigh between 120 to 145 pounds and still remain within her 'acceptable' range of weight.
Therefore, Julie should base her weight loss plan, specifically her daily diet on the number of calories that she will require to support a weight of 145 pounds. She can always adjust this number as the pounds come off.
By setting the daily calories at a reasonable number, she is apt to lose weight at a faster rate than if she were to embrace a severely restricted calorie diet plan.