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Stay Diet with a Lifestyle Change

Updated on August 11, 2015

When was the last time you thought about working out or eating right? If you're like most people it happens when you have a specific event you want to look great for. Short sighted goals like a wedding, a tropical vacation or cruise motivate us. Maybe you have a class reunion or will be somewhere pictures will be taken and decide you want to wow the crowd. Sometimes you find an outfit that would be spectacular if you just dropped a few pounds.

Risks of Yo- Yo Dieting All of this short term dieting and regaining of weight after the event in question can cause pain and believe it or not end up with you gaining more weight than you were carrying originally.

The reason for this crash dieting is getting trapped in a routine where you are comfortable. You realize you aren't as fit as you'd like, you learn to accept the size you stabilize at when you eat your favorite foods and live your daily routine with much fluctuation. You give in to a stasis fitness level that is far below optimal. Shocking your body with a sudden diet and exercise routine may get the desired effect, or it may not. The end result, whether you end up looking fabulous for your big event or not is that you've sent your overall health into a tailspin.

You have probably not stuck with this quick weight loss routine for enough time to make it your new comfort zone. This may be for the best because crash diets are rarely healthy and can lead to problems like vitamin deficiency or anorexia. These are serious life threatening conditions. It is most likely that you returned to your original, comfortable eating patterns and workout routine or lack there of. Your body will respond to this fast loss of weight by going into survival mode. When this happens your body hangs on to whatever fat it can and stores it away in the event that it has to deal with another bout of starvation. Thus you will probably end up gaining more weight than you bargained for.

A Better Solution

It’s time to stop the craziness of quick weight loss and rebound gain. Instead of yo-yoing up and down why not set yourself up with a fitness plan of eating right and working out in a way that will keep you slim and fit. The best way to do this is to establish a diet that will work with your lifestyle, something you can do comfortably so you stick with it. You will want to lose weight slowly and steadily to remain healthy and not risk rebound gaining. Steady loss with an everyday life plan is more sustainable and better for your overall health. Where the rapid gaining and loss of weight will put you at risk for all sorts of issues a well plotted fitness regimen will help your heart strong and reduce your risk for diabetes and other diseases.


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