Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers warns of the very low calorie diet.
Many Americans want to loose weight so they go on a diet. It’s no wonder they are with the statics pointing out that two thirds of Americans being overweight. Half of that number falls into the obese category. Being overweight effects many aspects of one’s health. In fact, carrying around extra weight is in the top ten health risks.
There are many diet programs out there and many of them are very good. Some of them are downright dangerous.Â One problem I find is that many people just decide to loose weight and go about a program they put together in their own mind or they will follow a program that they heard about but have not done enough research to find if it is a viable program for them.
One of the first steps is to cut calories.Â This is a good place to start, but many people see this as the one solution to being over weight.Â Some dieters go to the extreme and reduce their daily caloric intake to a dangerously low level.
There are serious consequences to maintaining a very low intake of food.Â First of all the nutrients one would normally get from eating a proper amount of food will be low if not missing altogether.Â We know that vitamins and minerals are what make our bodies function properly and without trouble.
Second, a low amount of calories means less of the macronutrients-proteins, carbohydrates and fats.Â Fiber is not considered a macronutrient, but it is very important. These sources of energy and nutrients are required to, once again, allow our bodiesâ€™ many functions to occur properly.
Third, when calories are highly restricted, the body goes into survival mode.Â Just like a cactus in the desert hoards water to sustain itself during periods of drought, the human body makes changes to accommodate a â€œdroughtâ€ that comes when there is an inadequate supply of the aforementioned micro and macro nutrients.
The first adaptation is to slow the bodyâ€™s processes to extend the period of time the food that is taken in so that it will last longer.Â You may know this by its much-used name metabolism.Â Â At the same time the body becomes very efficient at storing energy for later use.Â This energy is commonly known as fat.Â So, when the body is in a starvation mode, many negative repercussions come about because of the inadequate food supply.
We should always make certain that our eating habits are healthy and that they supply the number of calories needed to sustain us through out each day without causing those â€œmalfunctionsâ€ to begin, causing more fat weight gain and a slowing of the natural processing of food.
A good weight reduction plan I have found is the Cinch Inch Reduction Plan from the Shaklee Corporation.Â This plan comes with a computer program that will allow you to determine the proper amount of calories you need to reduce weight, keep track of those calories and learn what foods are best for health and weight reduction.Â Check it out in order to get healthy and stay healthy while you get down to a smaller, more appropriate size.
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