Unfortunately, too many go too far. 35% of "occasional" dieters progress into pathological dieting, and considering that 91% of women surveyed on a college campus had attempted at least one diet... well, you do the math. There are a lot of people out there overdoing it.
It all depends on how serious your are about loosing weight. Proper and serious diet and exercise program surely helps.
Weight loss is a very personal dilemma for many individuals and it is now an epidemic among children. You can go too far by going after the fad (magazine diets) or celebrity diets. I recommend to my clients that reading labels is the best way to become educated to create a healthy lifestyle. This is a fast and simple way to choose the right foods when you are grocery shopping. A quick 10 second glance will tell you to put that selection in my grocery cart or place it back on the shelf. Lifestyle behavioral changes are the key.
I agree with your last statement. Here in France children are encouraged to eat fresh fruits and vegetables and to do lots of excercise.
It was weird to see that at my daughter's birthday party, the children (around 6 years old) choose to drink water rather than sodas! and they never finished the candies and sweeties... It is no wonder that you do not see many obese adults!
I am on a weightloss protocal and have lost 16 lbs in 5 weeks.
But it appears it is a controversial program.
I did a hub about it which is about HCG and dieting.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Unique-ways-to- … t-with-HCG
My husband is concerned as to what will happen when I suddenly withdraw
from getting b6/b12 injections weekly plus stopping the use of HCG and DHEA creams daily.
I am a little concerned myself now.
I guess the biggest question is whether anyone desiring to lose weight will "go far enough" to do what is necessary to change the behaviors that are causing the problem. I do acknowledge that there are clinical cases where the issue is beyond mere behavior, but I do agree that in most cases we just need to be willing to go so far as to change less than perfect behaviors.
For me the problem is maintenance. Almost any "diet" will result in weight loss, but its only a long term, permanent change in habits that maintains it.
I worked at a weight loss camp for two summers. IMO, people focus on the issue of food type too much, and too often look for some trick.
OK, there are a couple tricks, but most of them don't work in the long run for getting rid of body fat. The basic problem is thermodynamics; you either need to not digest and absorb the calories, take in less food, or lose more (either through heat or exercise - whaddaya know, I just wrote a hub about the thermodynamics of weight loss.)
The problem with dieting is that it's a one trick pony. Exercise alters your body (higher basal metabolism, greater ease of continued activity) as well as burning off calories, which is why any serious regimen combines the two.
I don't go anywhere at all, i'm happy with my weight, if anything I would work out more to put on some muscle weight!
When I was 16 I wanted to lose weight because I thought that people would like me better. I went crazy during that time and always thought I was fat. I would eat one meal a day and drink only water. I got down to a size zero before I realized that I had taken it too far and looked sick more than anything.
After having a baby a year and a half ago I have been trying to get back on track and lose the weight again. I was not over weight (only 156 pounds) - but to me it was uncomfortable and I knew it could be better. Me and my husband both want to be a good example for our child so we both started a healthy diet.
The diet consists of at least 30 minutes of exercise, fruits, vegetables, and protein shakes. I try to eat all three meals and have three protein shakes in between those meals. Also we have sworn off soda and I haven't even had coffee in about two months. I also eat less sugar than I normally did.
In two months I have lost 11 pounds and 4 inches. I wish it could be more - but I know that I am doing it the right way and staying healthy. Also once I lose it all it won't be hard to keep it off.
Hello, good for you for losing some weight:) If you would like some help, I am a health coach and have helped many people lose weight PROPERLY and have helped people overcome disease a lot of which people don't even know they have.
I can definately get you where you want to go if you want the help. I actually ask people one question before I decide to take them as a client,
Why should I work with you?
This let's me know depending on the answer I get how serious and motivated people really are. I do this to eliminate people who are out there just for the quick fix, my time is much more valuable than that.
Let me know because I would love to help. The smiles on people's faces after achieving their results is all worth it for me.
Here's my view on how to reduce thighs. On my part, how you look depends 50% on what you take in and 50% on workouts.
http://hubpages.com/hub/slimming_your_t … _and_DONTs
I will do whatever it takes but not to where it appears you are wafer thin.
None at all. I love sweets and cannot avoid it at all. However I have been using artificial sweetners like sugarfree for over a year and have added some raw food stuff to my diet. I also Other than that I have not taken any efforts to lose weight.
I never go "too" far. I'd imagine that would be painful.
Dieting for me is eating about 1200 calories a day & then the lbs I want to lose very rapidly disappear. Maintenance is at 1500 to 1600 calories--not that I am extremely strict about it. My weight ranges a little bit from about 107-115 lbs, and mostly, I'm OK with that. (Prefer to be a little thinner than fatter, though!)
'Diets' are sort of stupid and probably really hard. I just try to eat healthfully and limit certain things. ....Exercise (unless maybe extreme) doesn't seem to do much at this level, however--if I want to lose a bit, I absolutely have to watch it a little.
The best way to do weight loss is to eat right and exercise. By eating right, I mean eating fresh fruits, vegies, healthy protein. A day's meal should be composed of 3 meals and 2 snacks. Meals should be proportionate. It is very often that we over eat. I also highly recommend on keeping a food diary. It will help you to analyze what you are eating.
You don't have to go very far to lose weight. A few years ago I shed about 35 pounds over one summer by gently changing my diet and some calorie counting. But nothing was forbidden.
If you search for "lose 25 pounds" you'll find the hub I wrote.
i go all out for weight loss....in about 6 months time...i managed to lose about 80lbs and my life change after that.....im now in size 4.....guy starts looking at me and i don't face any problems when i like to find a clothes
I don't like the word dieting although it is a common jargon for losing weight. There are a number of good programs out there, some excellent ones. There are some practical exercise programs also. So why do so many people fail to have lasting results?
We hear things like "I lost my motivation" as if we lost our keys or someTHING. "I had too much stress". Are you better able to handle stress when you are fit or fat? "I don't have the time now". Exercise takes too much time but a Big Mack and fries with a Diet Coke at McDonalds with the kids is in the schedule?
Obviously, there is another factor that is often missed that is key to lasting results. I believe it is the ability to master our own psychology. Often there is a conflict in our mind between one or more beliefs, values, or strategies. On Oprah or Dr. Phil, someonecoaches their success stories thru the conflicts onto success. Who is there for you?
Obesity or just being overweight has for many a deeply emotional impact. Being alone through the process is likely to put someone in the position of not being able "to see the forrest for the trees". Constructive professional support and coaching to help master the psychology of weight loss issues is often essential for lasting change.
As a Master Hypnotist and Life Coach I have seen how this type of change not only helps people reach and maintain weight goals but overflows positively into other area of life like relationships and career.
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