Many women are now turning to more extremes in a bid to lose weight and although getting healthy and in-shape is probably not a bad thing, there are certain things you should probably avoid in order to get the body you want.
Fasting diets, for example, are often confused with starvation diets and more and more people are looking for information on how to starve yourself. There are some benefits to fasting and for quick weight loss for a big event, the diet plans and tricks certainly do come in handy. Just make sure you are being safe when taking any dietary action. The last thing you’ll want is something that will harm you in the process.
If you want to fast properly, don’t learn how to starve yourself. Learn this instead…
1 – Calorie Modification
In order to lose one pound of fat, you need to burn of 3,500 calories. If you were to learn how to starve yourself in a bid to lose those calories, your body wouldn’t work in the way you had hoped.
Your body likes routine. It gets used to routine. When you change that routine, it panics. When you stop eating, the body is unsure of when it will get its next meal so it slows down your metabolism so that it doesn’t zip through your energy and fat reserves. By trying to lose weight by not eating, you’ll be holding on to your weight quicker.
Losing one to two pounds per week is a healthy amount of weight loss to expect and you can easily achieve this when you break 3,500 calories down over the course of a week.
Forget about those candy bars you eat at night and that’s 250 calories saved for the day. You only need to aim for 500 per day so you’re halfway there with that one.
You could also consider walking occasionally rather than taking the car. If you walk to work every day, you’ll save quite a bit in car costs and you’ll burn a bunch of calories too, especially first thing in the morning.
2 – Intermittent Fasting
There are some good detox fasting diets out there if you want to learn how to starve yourself the right way. Liquid meals are great for replacement diets and there are some good and reputable brands out there to try. Each person has a different experience with the diet plans so you might need to shop around a little before you find one that works well for you.
Replacement diets with shakes and smoothies are an excellent way of fasting. You are still getting nutrients that your body needs but it’s being ingested in a way that is raw, healthy and easily digested by the body. The increased fiber content will increase your bowel movements, encouraging excess waste to be removed from the body. That could make you lose a few pounds quickly if nothing else!
3 – Eat Low Calorie
Remember that 3,500 deficit we mentioned earlier on to burn just one pound of fat? Well, by substituting regular high-fat and high-calorie food item for their low-calorie, low-fat counterparts, that deficit comes even easier than you’d think.
By switching to low-calorie, you could be cutting out as many as 200 calories for a single meal. That’s halfway to that daily deficit already.
Instead of learning how to starve yourself, learn how to manage your calories better. When you starve yourself, you tend to have a bad day where you give in and binge everything you can lay your hands on in the fridge. That is because the body is screaming out for nutrients and it will make you ingest it anyway it can.
4 – Drink Water
If you drink one glass of ice-cold water before you eat a meal (roughly half an hour beforehand), you’ll not only consume fewer calories but you’ll also burn off the food you do eat quicker.
Ice cold water needs to be warmed up to body temperature before it can be used so calories are burnt before you’ve even started your meal. Your stomach will also be party-full too so you’ll eat fewer calories.
The extra fluids enable the stomach acids to do their job quicker on the food you’re eating so it will be processed and passed through the body quicker, and it will also encourage healthy bowel movements. Not only that but the water will also help to flush toxins away from the body.
Drinking water does much more for your body than just hydrate it. When used properly, it actually works as a very effective weight loss tool
5 – Be Realistic
Learning how to starve yourself won’t get you the figure you’ve always wanted. Quite the opposite in fact. Your body will hold onto every calorie it can when you starve it so the weight won’t fall off for long. You might lose a few pounds quite quickly but then you might even find you put weight on, and the foods you do eat will be stored by the body for much longer. Starving yourself is actually very counterproductive when you’re trying to lose weight.
By aiming for that 500-a-day calorie deficit, you will be well on track to lose at least one pound per week. When you increase the amount of exercise you’re doing also, you’ll be hitting things with both barrels. The other thing you need to remember is that the bigger you are and the heavier you weight, the easier it will be to lose weight. Your weight takes some calories to carry around so when you exercise, your heavier weight will burn off more calories than your skinner body will later on. The beginning of your journey is the easiest part if you play your cards right and learning how to starve yourself is really not the way to do it.
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