The Worst Ways to Lose Weight
Aside from fad diets that come and go, there are many terrible ways to lose weight. Some of these are not only ineffective, but can also be very dangerous as well. Here, we’ll go over a few of the worst ways to lose weight.
Diet Pills and Weight-Loss Supplements
There is no magic pill that will make you shed the pounds automatically. While certain supplements can help make diet and exercise more effective, their value for achieving long-term success is minimal. Worst of all, diet pills and weight loss supplements can do serious damage to your health. Most of them are stimulants that are habit forming and can cause high blood pressure, stroke and heart attacks.
Exercise is a big part of weight loss, not to mention absolutely essential to a healthy, happy lifestyle. However, there is such a thing as over-exercising. In particular, excessive cardio will only wear you down without really achieving much more weight loss than you would get with reasonable exercise. It can be especially harmful if you are already undernourished.
We all need food to live, and it is far more beneficial to eat healthfully than to simply not eat at all. Whenever you eat, it actually boosts your metabolism for a little bit, so if you start skipping meals, you could actually gain weight from the meals you do eat as your metabolism slows down. In addition, you are again missing out on vital nutrients.
Healthy Weight Loss
Rather than follow along with gimmicky new fads or unhealthy practices, stick with the tried-and-true methods of weight loss: a varied, healthy diet and a moderate exercise routine that has been approved by your doctor.
If you have a lot of weight to lose and have tried dieting for years without success, it may be necessary to take additional measures –if you qualify. Make sure, however, that you consult with a trusted doctor about your option. Dr. Malladi can help you determine whether treatments such as bariatric surgery are right for your situation.