Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Truth About Low Calorie Diets and Weight Loss Products

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Expert Author Rajeev Kumar

 Losing weight is uncomplicated, but it is not easy and can be a challenging task. The basic theory of weight loss is very uncomplicated. In order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than your body absorbs.

All the conventional diet programs and programs advises extremely low calories and as a result these low calorie diets produce weight loss in the beginning. The problem is that this procedure does not work in long run.
When you are in low calorie diet you are starving your body. The body system is too smart and it senses this calorie insufficiency. Subsequently your body starts safeguarding the fat and starts burning muscle to meet the energy required by body and results in loss of muscle. Once you lose muscle, your metabolism slows down and your body is in the verge of "starvation mode". When your further decrease you calorie intake, your body enters starvation mode, fat loss comes to a halt and you may not even have muscle for supplying the energy required to perform your day to day work.
To lose body fat, you must create a calorie deficit. This is the only acceptable way. A calorie shortfall means that you burn more calories than you absorb every day. Therefore, instead of decreasing the calorie intake, burning the calories is healthier, more efficient and more permanent. It means, don't starve with low calorie diets, instead, burn the calories with physical activity.Losing muscle is not acceptable at any situation.
You may have seen the following advertisements in your television, magazines or other media. "Lose 30 pounds in 30 days!" "Lose 10 pounds this weekend!" " Lose 14 pounds in a fortnight". But is it really obtainable? is it possible to lose weight that quickly? The answer is yes. It's quite possible to lose 30 pounds in 30 days or 10 pounds over the weekend. But if you ask that is it secure, then the answer is a big "no". You are making a big misjudgment by confusing fat loss with weight loss.
Your body is 70% water, so it's easy to lose weight quickly. Any diet that dehydrates you will create fast, dramatic weight loss. If you want to lose ten pounds over the weekend, just stop drinking water! Of course that would be pretty foolishness and pretty dangerous too, but that's exactly what you're doing when you lose weight fast - you're simply dehydrating yourself.
Or by participating in a 48 hours fast, you may lose more than 10 lbs over a week end. But you may have lost only pure muscle and not fat as you expect. This can never be acceptable.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the most respected health, medical and exercise organization in the world, has advised a weight loss goal of one to two pounds per week. This may be a slow process, but the safest and most intelligent approach to fat loss is a gradual one.It's possible to lose more than two pounds per week, but if you do, most of the extra weight you lose will usually be water and muscle. When you lose water weight, you will gain it back immediately as soon as you re-hydrate yourself.
It is clear that fat loss should not be confused with weight loss. It is easy to lose weight but losing fat is challenging and burning fat is healthier. Whatever weight loss product you may use we recommend to control your fat loss, and not lose more than 2 pounds every week to have a healthy body and fat loss.
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