weight loss is actually a physiological possibility.
usually in contention is whether it is sustainable or not.
greater concern is how safely you can lose weight fast.
There is really no exact definition of what fast weight loss is, though
you will be considered to be losing weight fast if you are shedding
more than 3-4 pounds of body weight in a week. A plan that helps you
lose between 0.5-2.5 pounds a week could be
considered effective and sustainable if it involves a lifestyle change.
But a program that gets you losing more than 4 pounds a week should be
definitely considered fast.
Fast Weight Loss
truth of the matter is that you can coerce your body to lose
substantial amounts of weight.
whether you are losing body fat
or whether it is safe and sustainable is a whole different matter.
Depending on how coercively you treat your body, the dynamics of fast
weight loss may significantly vary.
here is a general outline of what happens.
As the above weight loss guide explains an effective weight loss
program is approached from two main angles - physiology as
Most ill conceived fast weight loss target very high calorie deficits
that force the body to use internal energy sources.
designed to manipulate your body physiology to target maximum weight
For example, some weight
loss pills are reputed to make you feel full
that you cannot eat any reasonable amounts of food. For such an
your body responds first by using up some body fat. However in about 48
hrs your body starts to adjust to starvation.
Your body notices that there is a deficiency of calories coming in and
consequently adjusts its physiology to optimally use reserve energy.
As opposed to what many believe, your body will not only select body
fat to compensate for the lack of incoming calories, it will also use
up some muscle tissues to provide the carbon required for your body to
make some energy. This happens in the TCA cycle. (You will find a
simple explanation on this in the weight loss guide recommended below.)
Muscle atrophy unfortunately does not add to your cause. Reduced muscle
tissue means that your body will have less tissue to keep alive and
therefore will require less energy to do so. The less the energy you
need to use up the less the reserve energy you burn and the less the
body fat you lose.
Infact most of the weight lost with fast weight loss diets
is mainly inform
of water, due to this muscle atrophy. As your body harvests carbon
molecules from protein tissues in the body to supplement energy
requirements a lot of water is lost.
Protein molecules consist of water molecules. Once the molecule is
broken down the water molecule is released and you end up excreting it.
This significantly contributes to the weight loss you read in your
bathroom weighting scale.
But really the disadvantages of losing
weight fast are most evident
when you stop dieting. Remember using such starving techniques of
losing weight you just cannot keep at it forever. You will need to stop
at some point. The fast weight loss regime usually does not only
inhibit calories but also other nutrients. You end up eating less than
you optimal portions for the period you are dieting.
On completing you diet, you result to normal eating habits. All of a
sudden you body is getting most of the nutrition it was lacking. It
immediately starts to reconstruct the muscle tissue it digested.
Of course the protein tissues being reconstructed consist of
substantial amounts of water. All of a sudden you have regained all the
weight you lost in probably the same time it took you to lose it.
"Go Beyond Calories" (And Lose Belly Fat Permanetly)
uses completely different tactics.
As regards safety, fast weight loss is greatly suspect.
Losong weight fast revised
However this does not mean that you cannot lose weight fast and keep it
of. Usually it is the strategy and techniques you apply that determine
the overall effectiveness.
When designing a fast weight loss plan several things should be in
1. Effectiveness 2.
Essentially you should first design an effective program that is both
healthy and safe. It should result to a permanent lifestyle change.
Once you achieve this then you can look into how to further effect such
a weight loss plan to induce fast weight loss.
Obviously such a strategy will have its limits on how much body fat you
can lose in a week but the upside is that such weight loss will be
unlike most weight loss strategies, when it coems to losng belly fat to
get a flat stomach or even six pack abs you will need to Go Beyond Calories. To do this you need two things, just two things. These two are...
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change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program