WANNA SHED SOME WEIGHT?? SAY NO TO STARVATION OR FAD DIETS!!
Sustainable weight loss simply requires you to reduce your total calorie intake to below what you burn on a daily basis.
A slow rate of weight loss amounting to just one or two pounds per week is the most maintainable progression, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When you lose weight slowly, you can sustain the changes for the long term and not suffer from extreme feelings of deprivation. In addition, your body can adjust to small reductions in calorie intake without feeling like it is facing a life-threatening famine.
You need a minimum of 1,200 calories per day as a woman or 1,500 as a man to support nutrition for bodily functions like breathing, cellular repair, hormone production and pumping blood. Starvation leaves no fuel for these basic bodily functions, let alone energy for daily tasks.
When you are hungry your brain doesn’t function properly!
A starvation diet for several days can cause nutritional deficiencies, dizziness, weakness, digestive distress, nausea, irritability, depression and fatigue. Undergoing a starvation diet for too long can seriously compromise your health, and lead to organ failure and even death.
Don’t starve,………………….EAT! But eat healthy!!
MORE TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
- Eat vegetables to help you feel full.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get tempting foods out of your home.
- Stay busy — you don’t want to eat just because you’re bored.
- Eat only from a plate, while seated at a table. No grazing in front of the ‘fridge.
- Don’t skip meals.