February 23, 2017, 15:27
Any war can be won or lost. Especially the result is unpredictable when it comes to the fight against excess weight.
Find out what mistakes should never be made in the “liberation” war against extra pounds and what methods of losing weight are ineffective and simply dangerous to health.
Low calorie diets and fasting
A sharp reduction in calories leads not only to weight loss, but also to health problems. Doctors explain that weight loss does not always equal the loss of adipose tissue. Still, weight is an indicator that is made up of the total mass of the skeleton, internal organs, muscles, food and water consumed, and fat. In addition, having finished the hungry “self-torture”, after a while you will most likely return to your previous weight.
Exhausting sports activities
Training “for wear” is unlikely to help the cause. They are fraught with dehydration and serious injury. More benefit will bring classes on cardio for 30–40 minutes a day. After all, one of the prerequisites in the fight against extra pounds is regular and feasible physical activity. In addition, moderate exercise will improve overall health.
Despite years of medical warnings about the dangers and health risks of smoking, many people still use the bad habit as a way to lose weight. It’s true that nicotine suppresses appetite, but that’s where its supposed benefits end. We will not list the organs and systems of the body that are adversely affected by smoking — you have known this for a long time. Just conclude once and for all: never try to solve the problem of extra pounds with cigarettes!
Diet pills and miracle drugs
Do you really think that the dubious over-the-counter drugs sold in every pharmacy help? Yes, they really help — but only to their manufacturers and owners of pharmacy chains. Usually miracle pills are stuffed with diuretics and caffeine. At best, everything will end with dehydration, and at worst, serious health problems.
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