Friday, November 24, 2017 by Zoey Sky
With Christmas right around the corner, there’s going to be a lot of people worrying if they’ll fit in their newest outfits for the upcoming parties. Before you go on a crash diet, keep in mind that rushing the dieting process can make you gain more weight.
According to Rhiannon Lambert, a leading Harley Street nutritionist, you must resist the urge to go on a crash diet because aside from making you fatter, it can cause other health problems. A crash diet often involves “severely cutting back on calories,” with some diets suggesting the intake of only 1,000 or 500 calories daily. These diets are often done together with other “quick fixes” such as juice cleanses and diuretics or taking diet pills. (Related: Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Weight Loss And Healthy Dieting.)
Keep in mind these four reasons why crash dieting isn’t ideal:
The National Health Service (NHS) advised that the healthier alternative to crash dieting is to try and lose at least one to two pounds (.45 to .91 kilograms) weekly. Lambert adds that dieters need to remember that to keep the excess weight off, one must lose it via a slow and steady way.
She added that by losing weight gradually, there’s a higher chance that dieters will make permanent lifestyle changes, which often include having a healthier relationship with food and learning skills for mindful eating. Lambert also suggests eating more fruits and vegetables, choosing complex carbohydrates over simple carbohydrates, and avoiding sugary processed foods.
If you’re working out and doing strength-training exercises, the numbers on the weighing scale might not drop as fast. This is because you’re burning fat while you’re building muscle at the same time, and muscle weighs more than fat. Experts like The Body Coach suggests not obsessing over your weight and paying more attention to how your clothes fit or monitoring progress photos.
Here are some natural tips to try if you want to lose weight before Christmas:
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