Introduction And Background

If you’re about to go on a diet, there is one problem that you won’t encounter and that is lesser options. There are so many diets now that often you get confused between two diets and sometimes you want to do one while your friend is recommending the other. But do not worry, it is up to you which diet to choose. It is true that some diets end up being more effective but in the end all their mechanisms are the same; eat less and lose more. In this article, you will get to know about dieting and how it works along with a few tips to make the entire experience more fruitful.

The Mechanism Of Dieting
No matter what diet you are doing, the ideology will be the same. Every diet’s motive is to get you to have smaller portions and eat food that is healthy and not at all fattening which means it is devoid of most carbs and fats. When you end up doing this, you automatically have less energy for all the things and day to day activities which mean that you will end up utilizing your storage of fat and that will enable you to lose weight. It is as simple as that; pure mathematics. Only when you take in less than your body requires are you going to use up the stores. And thus lose weight.

The Entire Process
The process and the mechanism are not entirely different. If you understand one you will automatically understand the other. However, here is the entire process step by step so that you know what you are going in for and that you must take it to the end.

  1. The first thing to do is to decide how much weight you want to lose and in how much time. This is the most important thing because this will decide what kind of diet you will follow and what mechanism will occur. If you are planning to lose about five kilograms in two weeks or less, you need a very strict diet. If you want to lose the same amount of weight in a month’s time, your diet need not be minute and strict and you can even get away with a few cheat meals. Thus, once you have this plan in mind, you can move on to the next step.
  2. Decide on a diet that suits you. For instance, if you are fond of vegetables, a veggie diet will suit you immensely and it is good for weight loss as well. If you want to go on a high protein diet because you want muscle mass as well, the Atkins diet will probably suit you. It all depends on what you like and what suits your needs better.
  3. Start dieting and follow your diet. Don’t try to add things to it unnecessarily because nutritionists and doctors make diets very specifically and if you are following a good one, better stick to only that if you want to lose weight.
  4. Be patient. Losing weight does not happen overnight and sometimes the scale does not move and then two weeks water all at once it does. Stranger things have happened while dieting so no need to panic! Just diet and exercise along with it for best results. You won’t be dissatisfied!

Crash Dieting
Crash dieting is one of the phenomenon that everyone is trying to throttle. It is not healthy at all and although you may find that people have lost a lot of weight because of it, they will also have lost many other things. You can experience skin color changes and even excessive hair loss if you go on a crash diet. It is not healthy at all and in every diet you should have all the elements of the food pyramid, even if fats and carbs are in the minutest quantity. Your vitamins and minerals are important too and they face severe deficiency if you go on a crash diet. What’s more, even if there is weight loss it is immensely slow. For one, your metabolic rate is not what it used to be and decreases and for another, your body takes time to adjust to the entire starvation and a lot of adverse effects can take place such as low blood pressure and headaches.

Since you are now aware of the mechanism and the process of dieting, do not be afraid to do it if you are obese as obesity itself is a disease. Do not go on a crash diet though as you now clearly know how unhealthy it is for you. Dieting works in an easy manner and as long as you are following the right diet and are not facing any nutritional deficiency, you will be fine.


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