Dieting & Fasting to Lose Weight Fast
Written by Diet Bites
Is fast weight loss, safe weight loss?
Bob woke up one morning, hopped on the scales for the first time in months, then nearly fainted when the high numbers blared into view.
Next, he entered Diet Panic Mode, deciding that he was going to lose weight and was going to do it toot sweet!
Why, if he didn't eat in a week, he'd probably drop 10 pounds fast. He could do that, then he'd take the other 25 pounds a bit more slowly, he promised himself.
Four days into his fasting diet, Bob got the shakes and the trots. And let me tell you, it's not fun when you have the shakes and the trots together.
On the fifth day of his fasting diet, he fainted at work and fell into the large paint bin on the assembly line. He was fished out quickly by his concerned co-workers, then rushed to the nearest hospital were he lapsed into a diabetic coma.
Bob had no idea that he was diabetic, and the fasting created serious low levels of blood sugar, thus the fainting episode. The doctor told Bob that he was lucky that all turned out well.
When Bob explained that he was only trying to lose weight fast, his doctor replied, "If you had died, you would have certainly done that."
Bottom line, fasting is unhealthy and can be fatal. In addition, Bob's extra weight turned out to be connected with diabetes. Once he had that under control, he was able to drop the unwanted weight using a healthy weight loss plan - which is the only plan that anyone should ever trust when dieting.
Let's take another approach regarding fast or rapid weight loss results. Meet Helen. She wants to travel from the bottom tip of Texas up to the tip of Maine. There are so many things that she is excited to see and do in Maine - like watching the ships and boats along the coastline, walking the beach, going on a whale-watching tour, seeing moose and puffins - and visiting the national park. She is taking her journey by car. She plans to leave this evening and arrive tomorrow morning.
Wait. This is impossible, right? Unless Helen's car can fly it will take her about three days to make the journey by car. While Helen's plan might be outrageous - and yes, a bit humorous, most dieters plan their rate of weight loss in the same manner.
They may have more than one hundred pounds to lose but by-gosh, they are going to get all that weight off within the next four weeks. And by the end of those four weeks they are so pooped, so exhausted - and yes, so disappointed that they only lost forty pounds rather than that one-hundred that they protest by getting off their weight loss plan and visiting Ms. Cinnamon Roll and Mister Honey Buns.
They quickly regain all that lost weight in addition to more pounds.
A few months pass and they see something that inspires them to lose weight again. And isn't that always the case? Think about it; the last time that you decided to go on a weight loss plan - you saw, heard or experienced something that prompted you to lose weight. Rarely is the individual sitting on a park bench watching the ducks - to blurt out, "Hey, I'm going to lose weight now."
They are generally sitting on the edge of a doctor's examination table, swinging their feet back and forth and trying to pull that insufficient gown together to hide anything pink - while the doctor delivers an extended lecture. "You can't do this and you can't do that - and you can't eat this and you can't eat that."
Nonetheless, when you are inspired to lose those unhealthy pounds - whatever inspires you to do such, approach the situation by excluding the word 'failure'. This is something that you cannot allow - never again.
When failure to lose weight happens over and over again - it establishes a negative pattern. The pattern is generally a circle. The dieter hops into the circle and starts eating boiled eggs, cabbage, grapefruit, cucumber, carrots and celery - and the stench starts to build within the circle. The dieter quickly grows tired of their weight loss plan.
And then....this happens, "To heck with bland foods that taste like they were just pulled from Farmer Steve's garden and Farmer's John's chicken's you-know-what. Where are my cupcakes, cookies, candy bars and full-blown sodas? Dieting is for the chickens - and bunny rabbits, too. Let them eat rabbit food, but not I clucked the little red hen."
It's never a pretty site - and almost always that failed diet is due to the dieter expecting rapid weight loss rather than a safe rate of about two pounds per week. With just a little determination and willpower - they could charge forward to experience weight loss success.
In Summary: It takes time to gain weight, so it's going to take time to lose it too. Exercise both patience and your body for the best results.