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From the effects of the hormone cortisol to the role of genetics in weight loss, this category is packed with everything that you need to know about losing weight the healthy way.

Slim to None: The Dangers of Rapid Weight Loss Plans

Slim to None: The Dangers of Rapid Weight Loss Plans

“Easy” is not a word that comes to mind when you think of the word “diet.” Although most of us strive to find the easiest possible way to lose weight, the reality of this being healthy and effective is slim, to none. True, the human body can endure a lot of changes, including the changes when it comes to dieting, but it is not invincible, and neither is your metabolism.

Our metabolism can be the friend we take care of on a daily basis, or it can be the snobby second cousin who is only nice to you if they know you have something better to offer. Dealing with your metabolism shouldn’t just be a walk in the park. It involves feeding your body the proper nutrition that it needs in order to have successful weight loss.

If you turn on the TV, there is about an 80% chance you will see a celebrity endorsing come type of product. What do celebrities like to endorse most? This: The fabulous way their body looks after swallowing horse-sized pills that curb their appetite and keep their hunger under control. The best part is, they burn fat too!! Yeah! Your weight loss problems are about to be taken care of in rapid time. No more rigorous dieting for you! That’s all, folks!

This type of advertisement can be detrimental to your health. Let’s not forget that celebrities are hired to promote products because they are good at acting. That is exactly what the supplements they are promoting are doing: acting. They are advertised to act like they will cure all of your weight loss problems by ingesting a pill to kill your hunger.

Dieting is not something that should be taken lightly, and diet pills and supplements usually aren’t the way to go. The problem with most of them is that they can’t give your body the proper nutrition it needs. Did you know that most of these companies are under no regulation to distribute their products? Most of the products you see on TV are just promoted by the companies themselves, and most have no scientific research or doctor approval behind their claims.

Seriously fast weight loss can cause you some seriously big health problems. Eating a no-protein diet is probably the biggest factor that can contribute to unhealthy symptoms of rapid weight loss plans. When you don’t have enough protein in your diet, your body will become malnourished. With rapid weight loss plans, your body may also become dehydrated and you can experience frequent headaches, muscle loss, irritability and fatigue. Celebrities don’t mention these dangers in their ads, which is why it is important that you stay informed about the diet options that are out there.

The best weight loss plan to be on is one that you know is coordinated by an expert team of physicians and dieticians. Many of these programs can help you lose weight, but they can’t guarantee that you will drop ten pounds in ten weeks. In reality, this is almost impossible unless you are starving yourself.

Man can’t survive on water alone, and that goes the same for other liquids too. Our bodies are designed to ingest protein so we can stay healthy and strong. When we are on a healthy weight loss plan that gives us the right combination of foods, our metabolism is fueled to be its best.

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