If you are considering using one of the many low-calorie diets out there to lose weight, then you should think again.
On the face of it a low-calorie diet seems to make sense. I mean the reason that you are probably overweight is that you are storing excessive calories as fat. It seems to make sense that if you drastically cut back on calories, you will lose weight.
The problem here is that your body is basically a survival organism. Everything that your body does is aimed at keeping you moving and keeping you alive. If your body is used to eating a certain amount of calories and if you then go ahead and drastically cut back on calories, your body will react by slowing down your ability to burn calories. It will do this because the message it is receiving, is not that you are trying to lose weight, but that you are in the process of starving, and your body will react by hanging on to calories, it won’t care that you are trying to lose them.
This is why so many people who go on low-calorie diets, find that they lose some weight at the start, and then the weight loss stops after a few weeks. They then think that the diet is no good, and give up using it. The assumption that the diet is not working is the right assumption, but not for the reasons that people think. A low-calorie diet is a temporary method, and you can guarantee that any lost weight will return.
This method is not only a waste of time and effort, but it gives you a negative mindset about losing weight. This means that each time you try to lose weight, you will approach it with the belief that you will not succeed because you have always failed in losing weight in the past.
If you really want to lose weight, then you have to forget about low-calorie diets and any other quick fixes. Let’s face it, if these types of diets work, you wouldn’t be reading this. There are ways that you can successfully lose weight and keep it off. It is a question of having a structured plan consisting of diet, exercise, and activity. The secret is not to rush things. Simply put, using sensible methods and sensible time frames will allow you not to only succeed in losing weight, but it will it will allow you to keep the weight off for good.
At the end of the day it is your choice. You can keep doing the same things and continue getting the same results. If you want to get different results, then it makes sense to say that you will have to do something different. At the end of the day you are just banging your head against the wall using low-calorie diets.