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Quick Weight Loss Diets

Updated on November 5, 2009

There are many different ways that people try to shed their extra pounds, but a quick weight loss diet is not always exactly what it is cracked up to be. Even if you decide to spend the money and go to a quick weight loss center, you may not end up getting advice that will help you to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. This hub will review some of the ways that people attempt to lose weight quickly in order to help you decide whether they are the types of things that you would like to spend your time, energy, and precious motivation doing.

First and foremost, you should keep in mind that a weight loss diet is a serious affair that is capable of changing not only your body composition but also your mood, your cognitive performance, and your relational functioning. So before you begin any program of weight loss or exercise, you should consult with your physician. You should also have regular contact with your doctor throughout the course of any quick weight loss diets you may choose to begin because as you progress you may find that there are physiological changes that could agitate existing condition your may or may not have known about. So the bottom line is to definitely make your doctor a part of your quick weight loss program.

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The surest way to lose weight, most people will tell you, is to eat less and exercise more. Of course, this does not take into account the fact that your body will naturally conserve energy when you put less food into it. This means that the less you eat, the fewer calories you will burn when you perform the same amount of exercise. All of those counters that tell you how many calories your are burning when you run a certain distance or perform a certain number of jumping jacks or what have you? Lies, all of them. Complete fabrications. Every human body will burn a unique number of calories during the course of performing a given amount of work, based on both genetic and environmental factors. It is what it is.

Furthermore, exercise burns up your short-term energy-stores, including the sugar in your blood. This makes you feel very hungry, and the more you exercise the hungrier you will feel. You can tell yourself that you will resist this hunger, but your body is probably better at making you hungry than you are at resisting the hunger. Therefore, the more you exercise, the more you will eat. And the higher number of calories you will eat. It is only natural.

Some people try fasting as a way to achieve quick weight loss, but for the reasons we have outlined, this is not the ideal way to do it. Most people will lose some weight over the course of a fast, that is for sure. But are you really only concerned with the amount you weigh? Or would you prefer to reduce the amount of fat that you are carrying around in your body. Follow these quick weight loss tips and you will improve your overall body composition. You will be healthy in addition to being slender.

Because the weight that is lost during a fast or a detox diet is seldom from a loss of fat. Most of the weight will come from a flushing out of the water in your body, and also from a loss of muscle mass. This last part is the tragedy of the crash dieter, because when you lose muscle, you lose the ability to burn calories. Remember when I told you that different people burn different amounts of calories given the same amount of exercise to perform? Well, people with more muscle burn more calories.

That means that every time you try to fast or detox as a way to intiate a quick weight loss diet, you actually hurt your ability to burn fat. So no matter what you do afterward, it will be more difficult to lose weight than it would have been if you had never fasted.

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