Have you tried “everything” trying to lose some weight but only ended up losing some self-esteem and money? You are not alone.
Here you can read about different ways to lose weight and figure out which method would suit you and your personality the best. We all have different body types and what may help your neighbour or partner to lose weight might be completely ineffective for you. But, don’t give up, sooner or later you will find the way to lose weight that best fits your body and personality.
There are five major approaches to weight loss:
The approach is to increase the number of calories consumed by the body each day. When you burn more calories while you keep eating as much as before, the body compensates by using its fat reserves and you lose weight.
If you start eating less calories, your body will need to cover the energy deficit by using its fat reserves. This approach is similar to the one above, but instead of increasing the amount of calories the body burns, you reduce the amount of calories you eat.
In recent years several popular weight loss methods have emerged that are based on reducing the amount of carbohydrates. The basic idea is that by eating very few carbohydrates, the body switches over from carb-burning to fat-burning, called “ketosis“. In ketosis, the body burns more calories each day which makes you lose weight. Also, the body creates less insulin after a meal, which reduces the fat storage.
GI diets have become very popular recently. GI stands for Glycemic Index and is a measurement of how fast the body processes carbohydrates. When eating meals with a low GI your blood glucose levels rise slowly and your body only produces small amounts of insulin. That makes you feel full longer, your body does not store the fat you have eaten and you have less sugar cravings – all of this making you lose weight.
To detox means to cleanse the body from toxins. Detox can be compared to fasting, which means to completely stop eating solid foods during a period of time. When detoxing, you are allowed to eat some solid food but it has to be natural, healthy and preferably vegetarian. Today there are herb mixtures that can help with the detox process, making it quicker and more thorough. When detoxing the goal is not to lose weight but weight loss is rather a welcome side-effect when the toxins and waste products are cleansed out.
Which method of losing weight should I choose?
No two bodies are alike and which method will work for you depends on your body type and personality. It might take some trial and error before finding the way to lose weight that fits you best. What works on one person may be completely ineffective for someone else. Read, feel, think and try, sooner or later you will find a way to lose weight that works for you – for me it was the GI-diet and Atkins.
A few words of advice: Remember that the most important thing is to feel comfortable and happy with yourself, not to lose a few extra pounds. My advice is: start by learning to like your body and become friends with it – then you can trim it and make it even more lovable. Trying to change a body you don’t love will not lead to happiness, believe me!
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