What mistakes do people make when trying to lose weight?

Feb­ru­ary 23, 2017, 15:27

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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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