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7 Things You should Avoid Doing to Lose Weight

Date:22-02-2014 06:40:22 read:6
Category:Sports-->Diet

Shedding off those extra kilos after the holidays or after a pregnancy or after a depressive time can be pretty difficult. Some people even tend to put on weight easily as they have a slower metabolism than the rest. Ina bid to lose weight and shed off those extra pounds you may try a lot of things out of desperation. The one thing you need to know about weight loss is that it is a gradual process and it takes time. Losing weight in breakneck speed only will make you weak and unhealthy. Here are some things you should never do and avoid when you are trying to lose weight.

1. Never go on crazy diets

There are a lot of diets out there that promise instant weight loss. Don not fall for these diets. Choose a diet that will agree with your body and your lifestyle. Diets cannot and will not work the same way for all the people and if you notice a diet working on your friend, you should pick the diet but modify it according to your body requirements.

2. Do not go on yo-yo dieting

A lot of people do yo-yo dieting. This can be pretty harmful on your health with your blood pressure and blood sugar levels going haywire and all over the place. Stick to a diet and once you achieve your intended weight loss, do not go overeating again.

3. Do not over exercise

You may feel that if you increased a few hours of your exercise time every day or every week, you may lose weight faster. The truth is your body does need a few extra calories and when you burn everything away, you feel tired and exhausted. You may also end up damaging your muscles and body by exercising too much.

4. Do not take weight loss pills

Weight loss pills add on a lot of chemicals to your system. Your body can be irreversibly damaged when you take a lot of these pills. While it can turn pretty fatal rarely, mostly you will find out that you tend to have a bad skin or a dull appearance and stomach problems when you are taking the pill.

5. Do not pot for surgery in a bid to lose weight immediately

Surgeries like liposuction and tying up the stomach are for medical reasons and should not be done for cosmetic purposes. After a surgery you have to be extremely careful with what you eat as a lot of food can lead to many problems. It is up to you to choose health over good looks and go for a surgery if your weight is causing damage to your health and only if your doctor recommends it.

6. Never stop maintain a balance between exercising and eating

Proper weight loss can be achieved only when you maintain a healthy balance between your exercise and the food that you eat. Do not starve yourself and rid your body of the essential nutrients and exercise. Eat well and then exercise.

7. Do not pile on the healthy foods

There are a lot of healthy foods that are recommended for weight loss. That does not mean you can tuck in on them without worry. Everything should be taken in the right portion to aid weight loss.
You need to have a lot of patience if you want to lose weight and also look good. Quick weight loss will only leave your skin saggy and make you look much older than you actually are. Always lose weight responsibly.

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