If you are following a special diet regimen, we bet that your final goal is getting a perfect body in a natural way, and not ending up too skinny and sick. You may find it difficult to do, but proper and balanced diet will sure help you get a nice body line.
How does your body understand special diet regimens?
If you want to lose some extra pounds, then you probably have excess fat on the most critical parts of your body, including your thighs and stomach.
During The Diet
If you have already chosen a diet regimen that you find acceptable and effective, then you must be aware of the fact that every diet regimen is followed by certain rules that you must follow if you want to get the results you expect.
You have probably heard the theory explaining how you should not consume certain foods, such as carbohydrates if you need to lose some weight. What we are trying to explain to you is that by doing so you will sure lose lots of muscle mass and eliminate large amount of water from your body.
This kind of ‘starving’ will sure cut off some pounds (as shown on the scale), but the problem will not disappear – you will still be stuck with all the fat deposits.
After The Diet
After you have finished with the diet regimen all you will get is weak muscles that are smaller in size, and at this point they do not burn calories. This stimulates your body to store even more fat.
The yo-yo effect takes action at the same time as your body stops eliminating the same amount of water as it did before. This can be easily confirmed by anyone who has followed a special diet regimen, as each of them has already experienced that condition.
You should always keep in mind that certain diet regimens can sometimes do more harm than good to your body and overall health. And it is not only the physical appearance – strict diet regimens are often followed by a number of psychological states such as disappointment, fear of future failure, giving up on the idea to lose weight and others.
1. YOUR CORTISOL INCREASES
One of the many things that happen to your body when you lose weight that people don’t consider is that it physically stresses your body out, especially your hormones, unless you’re careful. While many doctors prescribe patients to lose weight to remove stress, losing weight actually increases stress in the body for some people instead. Depending on your state of health, weight loss can increase cortisol, the stress hormone. Your hormones directly affect every function in your body, and your hormones are also affected by how you eat and how active you are.
2. YOU LOSE WATER FIRST
When you go on a diet, chances are you’ll probably lose a lot of weight at first, and then things start to slow down. The reason why all has to do with water weight. You’ll lose water weight before anything else, which is why it is easy to lose 5 pounds the first week and then become stagnant. Losing water weight isn’t a bad thing, but is something to be aware of you don’t give up when things start to slow down. If nothing else, it helps get the bloat off!
3. YOUR BODY STORES FAT
Yes, when you start any diet, and the body sees it is getting less calories, it will store fat more readily. In fact, it can become harder to lose weight if you cut calories too low, because your body holds onto every little calorie you eat, storing fat more easily. The best way to combat this is to exercise a moderate amount and stick with a plan of no less than 1500 calories a day. I personally don’t count calories for this very purpose, and instead, eat enough of the right foods so my body never gets hungry. This ensures the body it isn’t starving and doesn’t need to prepare for famine, which it will do when you start to lose weight.