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Thursday, July 23, 2015

LOSE WEIGHT ISSUES..... LMAO!! Can this be true?


After coming accross this feed it was necessary for me to post this. the aim of this post is to enlighten you on things you should never do in the course to lose weight because some of the practices are actually dangerous in the short and long term. These adverse effect are can lead to Ulcer, malnutrition, etc but above all death.
If this feed in the above picture actually happened even if it didn't it is important that we are aware of the following dangers of engaging in  certain lose weight and look sexy tips and practices. 

If you are  one of those who are trying to lose weight or is currently undergoing lose weight practices, or have done it then it is imperative that you read every line carefully. because Losing weight can be a daunting task and lead to some downright risky habits that can do more bad than good when it comes to your health. Eliminating a whole food group, skipping meals throughout the day, getting on the scale every morning (something that can set you up for a good or bad mood for the day), or simply taking supplements instead of eating whole foods are not the best ways to lose weight and keep it off long-term.


According to Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD “People get so focused on weight loss they are willing to do unproven and potentially dangerous things that can backfire and cause serious health problems,” says Michelle May, MD, who teaches mindful eating.

Yeah, he is sexy indeed and it is healthy to look this way
than having a  party-pot belly- Salvatus Perez
Starvation, Fasting, or Very Low-Calorie Diets
Severely slashing calories may lead to weight loss, but the lost weight includes precious muscle and lowers metabolism. Drastic calorie restriction also causes a shift toward a higher percentage of body fat, which increases the risk for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Even diet products that claim to be natural aren’t necessarily safe or good for you.
Unless medically supervised, don’t cut calories below 1,200 per day. Otherwise, you will struggle to get enough nutrients to fuel your activities and satisfy your hunger. Keep in mind that when you lose weight quickly, you may be at risk to pack it back on -- with more fat and less muscle -- especially if you're over 50.


Diet Pills
Over-the counter formulas are full of caffeine and diuretics that put tremendous strain on the adrenal glands, kidneys, and heart and cause headaches and anxiety.
Instead: Make exercise a daily part of your routine and focus on whole foods.

Supplements That Make Grand Promises
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Unlike makers of prescription drugs, companies that make supplements don't have to prove that their products are safe or effective before putting them on the market. Even products that claim to be natural aren’t necessarily safe or good for you.
If you're thinking about taking any weight loss product, ask your doctor first. It's best to focus on what's proven to work for weight loss, including your diet.

All Forms of Purging
Purging includes making yourself vomit, chewing food and spitting it out, and abusinglaxatives. “These unhealthy and unsafe behaviors are not uncommon on college campuses, pose serious health problems, and are the first step in the development ofeating disorders,” says Connie Diekman, RD. She's the director of nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also counsels students who have eating disorders.
Acid in the stomach is extremely strong. Strong acid is necessary to prepare food for digestion and absorption. Stomach contents are meant to stay in the stomach, not be regurgitated into the throat and mouth. “Extremely acidic vomit can cause erosion in theesophagus and mouth and on tooth enamel. This can increase risk for certain cancers,tooth decay, and more when purging becomes a ritual,” Diekman says.




Regular purging by vomiting or abuse of laxatives also causes excess fluid loss that can cause serious dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
All of these forms of weight loss are dangerous, but the most dangerous is the use of syrup of ipecac, Diekman says. “One dose can trigger cardiac irregularity and can lead to cardiac arrest.”
Purging in all its forms is no way to whittle down the waistline. Eating and drinking healthfully is a much safer weight loss approach.

Chewing food only to spit it out or throw it up is not only unhealthy and unsafe, but it can cause severe damage to the esophagus, mouth, and teeth.
Instead: Focus on choosing healthy foods at each meal. If you slip up or make a mistake, commit to eating better at the next meal.



Cleanses or Detox Plans
Detoxing the body does help your body get rid of toxins however, it needs to be supervised by a medical or holistic practitioner. It can cause severe dehydration.
Instead: Drink plenty of clean, pure water and high-fiber foods.
At best, cleanses cause weight loss from water and stool weight. But they can be dangerous. They carry risks of dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and more.
“Losing lots of fluid without medical supervision is risky, and when it's combined withfasting, even riskier," May says. "Your body is uniquely fine-tuned to detoxify and excrete toxins. So cleanses are unnecessary and can lead to serious complications by messing with your body’s system.”
Instead of detoxifying, be more mindful of what you eat. If you want to cleanse or detoxify your body, drink plenty of water and eat lots of high-fiber foods.

Extreme Exercising
Extreme exercise may make for good reality television. But in the real world, it can cause grave problems. It causes severe wear and tear; increases the risk for injury,dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance; and psychologically turns exercise into punishment for eating, May says.
The American College of Sports Medicine and American Heart Association recommend getting at least 30 minutes of moderately intense cardio exercise 5 days a week, or 20 minutes of vigorously intense cardio exercise 3 days a week, and strength-training exercises that work all the major muscle groups two to three times a week. Some people think more is better and go way beyond what’s healthy. That kind of obsessive exercise can begin to control their lives in an unhealthy way. Take a moderate approach to exercise, and you’ll be more likely to stick with it for the long haul.
Living at the Gym
Going to the gym every day is a good thing, but extreme exercising can put you at risk for injury, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance.
Instead: More is not always better. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise five days per week and strength training three days a week. Plus it's a great way to reduce stress.

Legal and Illegal Drugs
Using drugs other than prescription weight loss drugs intended for weight loss is a mistake with dangerous consequences.
“The potential risks associated with abusing drugs such as cocaine, speed, and meds prescribed for attention deficit disorderthyroid disorders, or diabetes to lose weight far outweigh any health benefit you may get from weight loss," says nutrition counselor Jeannie Gazzaniga-Moloo, PhD, RD. Risks include addiction, relationship and financial problems, anxiety, severe headachesstroke, and heart, lung, and kidney problems.
Using illegal drugs for any purpose is strongly discouraged, and using legal drugs for their unintended purpose without medical supervision is dangerous.

Smoking
We all know that smoking has countless health risks. Yet some people -- especially young adults -- use smoking as a diet strategy.
Nicotine has been shown to be an appetite suppressant, but the risks of smokingvastly outweigh any benefits.
Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body; causes cancer as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, and other diseases; and reduces the health of smokers in general.
Beyond the numerous health risks, weight gain is often a side effect when smokers try to kick the addictive habit.
Bottom line: Don’t smoke for any reason, least of all to lose weight.

Best Weight Loss Practices
Choose a diet that works for your lifestyle. The best diet is the one you can stick with long-term. Use common sense, listen to your body, be mindful of what you eat, and pass on expensive, risky, and worthless weight loss schemes or products that are unproven.
Seek expert advice from your doctor or a registered dietitian if you are concerned that your weight loss methods may border on extreme or unhealthy.



 Cutting Calories Way Too Low
Not only will you lose precious muscle but cutting calories too severely can cause health risks like Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance. Your metabolism will slow down from losing muscle, water, and fat and your body will lack nutrients.
Instead: Eat at least 1,200 calories per day that include good quality protein, fats, and carbohydrates.

Skipping Meals
Isn't this picture funny? some people eat peanut
 because they want to lose weight
This is one of the worst ways to try and lose weight as it will force your body to store fat.

Instead: Eat mini-meals every three to four hours that include protein and fiber is the best way to stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation throughout the body.











The best weight loss method is finding a plan that you can stay with long term. Be mindful of what you eat, listen to your body, and forget the extreme weight loss products and schemes that do not work in the long term.


1 comment:

  1. OK noted, i will be careful now. thank you

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