Though crash or ‘fad’ diets that lack nutrients are unlikely to have a huge impact on overall physical health because they are short term, their impact on mental well being can be long lasting.
Introduce a daily calorie deficitPerhaps the most crucial body factor in any weight loss plan is to be in a calorie deficit. That is, simply, to eat fewer calories than you require for you current body weight.
You can use a calorie counter to find out your daily intake needs to be in a calorie deficit. It’s both realistic and not bad for your health.
The simple rule is, the more intense your form of exercise, the more likely you are to burn calories faster – thus the more likely you are to get into calorie deficit.
Many restrictive diets result in fast weight loss because of the lack of carbohydrates. Why does this work? “It’s all about water weight," says Dietitian and BDA Spokesperson Chloe Miles. “When you eat carbohydrates, your body stores it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. Your muscles store approximately 500g and your liver approximately 100g and it’s thought that every gram of glycogen in the human muscle is bound to 3g of water,” she says.
So, cut out carbohydrates and you also deplete this store of water, thus losing weight. This is probably why some low carb dieters report 4-5lbs weight loss in just two weeks. The problem, again, is that the water - and hence weight - is regained as soon as you reintroduce carbs to your diet.
Getting your eight hours shut eye is just as important as your diet and exercise regime when it comes to weight loss.
In a study by the University of Leeds, 1,615 adults reported how long they slept and kept records of food intake. Indicators of overall metabolic health such as blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and thyroid function were monitored, as well as weight and waist circumference recorded.
Those who slept for six hours or less a night had waists that were on average 1.1 inches (3cm) larger than those who slept for nine hours.
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