Sunday, November 3, 2013
Fast WeightLoss Diet Secrets
We all know about fast weightloss diets and their promise of bringing some instant weightloss. However, before one actually opts for any of them, it is important that you always visit a doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. These fast diets are far from the ideal diet and it should be noted that more often than not, they are not balanced and the best way to lose any weight is with a careful well balanced diet.Before actually opting for those fast diet plans, it is important that you know that weight gain or weight loss is determined by the "calorie equation". If you burn as many calories as you take in each day, there's nothing left over for storage in fat cells and your weight remains constant. However, if your calorie-intake exceeds your calorie-expenditure, the extra calories are stored somewhere on your body and you gain weight.The word "diet" generally conjures up the image of meals of lettuce and cottage cheese. However, by definition, "diet" refers to what a person eats or drinks during the course of a day. A diet that limits portions to a very small size or that excludes certain foods entirely to promote weight loss may not be effective over the long term. Rather, you are likely to miss certain foods and find it difficult to follow this type of diet for a long time. Instead, it is often helpful to gradually change the types and amounts of food you eat and maintain these changes for the rest of your life. The ideal diet is one that takes into account your likes and dislikes and includes a wide variety of foods with enough calories and nutrients for good health.A few helpful hints to doing any of the fast weight loss diets which are so popular these days are given below.Don't carry out a crash diet for more than three to seven days. Most of these diets are not meant to be kept for extended periods of time. They aren't balanced and not meant to be your permanent way of eating. For example, the Atkins diet says that you can keep it for extended periods of time, but the diet changes once you get passed the first two weeks, so if you want to do that extended version of the diet, look it up and get more details on it.The week that you are going to keep the fast diet, try not to overexert yourself. Since you will be on a diet, exerting yourself too much might just become too stressful for your body's system to handle.Don't go out to dinner with friends and other social activities. This is probably the worst thing you can do because nothing is worst than eating something tiny when your friends are eating a perfectly normal and delicious meal. So, while it can be done, it's easier to just avoid these scenarios and stop yourself from feeling bad over your diet.If you get very hungry, drink a glass of cold water, it will help to take away the hunger pangs. You could also try sucking on ice to calm hunger pains.One last thing, once the fast diet ends, don't think it's party time and eat out the house. Once the diet is over, you want to celebrate, but it wouldn't be right to celebrate it with food!! Start your well balanced diet once you are done with the fast weight loss diet. Do remember, however, that there really is no guarantee that the fast weight loss diet will actually help you shed those pounds! Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet is the key to losing weight and keeping it off!