Can Quick Weight Loss Really Work?

Written by Anna Dedrick

Quick weight loss is promised by diets allrepparttar time. "Lose 10 pounds over night,"repparttar 143533 ads will scream. Most people know inrepparttar 143534 back of their mind that quick weight loss is either not healthy or is a short term fix.

Most quick weight loss pounds are only water. Your body will flush water out of your system andrepparttar 143535 scale will show a quick weight loss of 3 to 10 pounds. The quick weight loss is however short lived. The second you drink any fluids your body will holdrepparttar 143536 water and your quick weight loss will disappear.

The short tem success of quick weight loss in a low carb diet is also this loss of water. Dieters are excited when they seerepparttar 143537 quick weight loss however this excitement is short lived. Once carbs are introduced back into their diet, boom, there goesrepparttar 143538 quick weight loss. Instead of being suckered into allrepparttar 143539 quick weight loss claims, why don't your try these common sense weight loss tips to use when dining out to help you achieve long term success. You won't see a quick weight loss by following these tips but you will see some really great long term changes in your body.

Diet Red Flags

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-------------------------- Diet Red Flags


------------ Diet Red Flags

Diet Red Flags

------------ The cabbage diet! The rice diet! The blood type diet! Atkins! South Beach! No carb! Low carb! Which isrepparttar 143381 right diet?

People who want to lose weight are a very vulnerable group because they're very frustrated. Weight loss is hard, and everybody is looking for a silver bullet. They need to understand thatrepparttar 143382 "silver bullet" does not exist.

But how can you discern which weight loss claims are true or false? Here's some advice fromrepparttar 143383 Federal Trade Commission:

Doesrepparttar 143384 diet promote rapid weight loss?


That's a clear signal it's unrealistic. When you start a diet, water weight isrepparttar 143385 first to go. If you lose much more than two pounds a week, you are drawing from both fat and muscle mass. That is not good, because muscle is a big factor that controls your metabolism. If you lose muscle mass, your metabolism will slow down. That is howrepparttar 143386 "roller coaster diet cycle" begins, and that is one reason why some diets just don't work.

The FDA recommends losing weight slowly and gradually, so you are losing one to two pounds per week. You need to tap into stored fat more efficiently, instead of burning water and muscle.

Doesrepparttar 143387 weight loss program involve eating just one food, or eliminating whole food groups?

-------------------------------------------------- If so then you are setting yourself up to fail. No one can stick to a diet that is constrictive. Most people who are overweight got that way from overeating. Constricting someone who has overeaten for years will rarely work.

Now, most people can do something short term, but there will be a time whenrepparttar 143388 mind can't do it anymore and your body's cravings will overtake your will-power. That is when binge eating occurs and often allrepparttar 143389 progress that was made is erased.

Doesrepparttar 143390 program help you change long-term eating habits?

------------ If not, you will just get caught up in a never-ending lose-gain cycle, also known as "roller coaster" or "yo-yo" dieting.

Most diets are short-term fixes for a long-term problem. People who get slim and stay that way have changed their eating habits and attitudes toward food.

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