DIET&FITNESS Published October20, 2014 By Angela Betsaida Laguipo

Big No-No’s In Weight Loss And Dieting

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In every diet regimen, there are myths that need to be corrected. When a person is having a diet or trying to lose weight, there are things to keep in mind. Here are tips for a successful weight loss regimen.

Weight Loss Should Be Steady And Slow


Many individuals think that they can lose weight fast. However, weight loss should be slow and steady. It will take period of time to launch an effect of the weight loss regimen. Additionally, with the aim to lose weight instantaneously, they dissuade from the diet instructions into a more intense diet regimen like removing calories for fast days skipping meals. This is bad for the health and nutritional status of the person. The normal and healthy weight loss amount is a pound to two pounds per week. Beyond that, the person is losing weight very quickly. Research shows that people, who lose weight immediately, are the ones who will most likely gain it back. Taking it slow is more effective than fast but ineffective diet fads.

Weight Loss is individualized


Individuals are different and no two are exactly the same. This is also factual with weight loss. Some people are more likely to lose more weight than others. This may sound unsatisfying for some people and they want to be like others. Hence, they will make double effort in dieting just to go with the pace of others. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies.

Remove Expectations On Weight Loss


Do not expect to lose 10 kg in 1 week. This is an example of an unrealistic expectation. Slowly performing the diet will be more effective than rushing everything just to meet your expectations. Besides, unrealistic expectations are not healthy especially for the brain and emotions. If these expectations are not met on the time scheduled, the person might feel incapable and even frustrated over the situation. To gain the efficacy of the regimen, take it slowly but surely.

Do Not Skip Breakfast


On fast days, people usually skip breakfast. This is an ultimate no-no. Eating breakfast will not only give you energy to last the day, it also kick starts the metabolism. It signals the brain that the body is not starving thus more fats are burned.


Have A Good Sleep


Some people believe that when you lack sleep, you will lose weight. In fact, it's the other way around. If a person will not get the recommended hours of sleep which is 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day, the body produces much amount of the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin. This will kick off the next day so you will eat more when you wake up.


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