Why is so difficult to lose weight

Why is so difficult to lose weight

We've all experienced at some point in our lives a diet. Some of us are permanently on a diet but without success. The main reason for the failure of a diet is the inability to become a way of life. Most diets are difficult to perform even in the time period they are given. Also, many of them are incomplete regarding nutrients, so becoming harmful to health and dangerous.

Studies have shown that weight loss is immediate in the early days of the diet, because of loss of water. According to Melvin Williams to lose 1 pound of body weight, there must be a deficit of 7.700 calories. The first days you can lose 1 pound with a deficit of only 2.300 calories because 70% of the loss is water. The 2.300 calories derived primarily from fat, with a small amount of protein. After the end of second week, the water loss accounts for only about 20% of weight loss. So to lose one pound now you must have a deficit of 6.160 calories. At the end of the third week, water loss is minimal and the required deficit is now 7700 calories. Consequently as a diet proceeds, the more difficult it is to lose weight. At the same time as decreasing our weight, our bodies need fewer calories to maintain stable, so we need much less calories to lose weight. For every pound we lose, we should reduce and the calories we take.

Worse for the body seems to be the phenomenon yo-yo, chronic dieting that leads to changing weight all the time up and down. Research has shown that the continuous change in weight, leads to a decreased metabolism. Our body recognizes that food is not enough and trying to keep energy reserves, reducing consumption of energy, through our defence system. Once you start eating normally again, it is likely that decreased metabolism continues to exist for some time and so restores the previous weight.

At the same time when you are constantly dieting significant percentage of weight lose is proteins of muscle tissue. This leads to a further reduction in metabolism, since it is known that muscle consumes energy to be fed. So every time we come back in the pounds we were before the diet, have a greater percentage of fat and more loosen muscles. Regular exercise during the diet can help us to activate the reduced metabolism and thereby increase our energy lose. It will help to maintain and further increase muscle tissue, resulting in further increased daily energy expenditure in calm. A moderate reduction in caloric intake in combination with an aerobic exercise program can contribute to the loss of one kilogram per week. It is best to avoid quick diets for the reasons mentioned. We aim at long run effects that will bring permanent changes in your weight and help to change behavioural patterns, which are responsible for the extra pounds.


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All have the aim to transform you and change the behavioural paterns into a better life style.

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