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The benefits of losing weight slowly

If you take a look at the advertisements for weight loss, you’d notice that they all concentrate on how to lose weight fast. This is because people want to lose weight fast—so fast indeed that things such as fad diets have been invented just to cater to the “wants” of these people. There are a few reasons why a person would want to lose weight fast. It might be because they’re getting married (I’d look so fat in my wedding dress!) or they’re attending a high school reunion (what would my class think?). Let me tell you though that losing weight quickly is never ideal, and here are some reasons why.


Losing weight quickly such as going through fad diets will cut your system off fat, but also from vitamins and nutrients. When you lose weight, it’s not ideal to just shed the pounds off; you also need to develop your muscles to ensure a healthy and fit body. Some people want to be supermodel- thin, but that may not be the idea. Losing weight without developing your muscles may be too much for your system, and you might end up sick because of being underweight.


People who goes through fad diets think that they could starve themselves for a few weeks and get to stay sexy forever—there’s no way that this will ever happen. There’s just no way that you can go on a diet for a couple of weeks and stay slim all your life. If you’re serious about having a fit and sexy body, you’d need to work out a few hours per week and follow a healthy eating pattern. It’s about eating right than eating less. Following a healthy eating pattern is a problem for a lot of people, but this is the only way that you’d have a fit body and stay healthy at the same time.


Metabolism is when your body burns off fat. The faster your metabolism is, the faster it is for your body to lose weight. When you rapidly lose weight, your metabolism also slows down. This is a fact, which is why losing weight quickly also means you’d gain the weight back after a few weeks. This is why it’s better to let your metabolism adjust to how your body loses weight rather than shock it and gain the weight you just lost.

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Hara Hagikalfa

Hara Hagikalfa completed her BSc(Hons) in Health and Exercise Science, Sports Science and Medicine. She is a certified Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor. You can learn more about Hara and connect with her on Facebook