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MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS

Beauty they say is in the eye of the beholder. The main crux will be what will be the yard stick to define something as beautiful and as the entire opposite. A big question I must say and it becomes me to answer. Kindly hit the brakes and allow me a soft landing by enjoying this piece. It is always an uphill task writing about sizes of humans because no one takes it likely when you touch their self esteem at wrong spots which may deflate their ego. We are all beautiful in our ways. The world is blessed with the short, tall, skinny, or plus size. No matter what dice life throws at you or what ever faculty you find yourself, remember you are your beautiful. As long as it does not in any way affect your health status then rock your style with a bounce under your feet. The BMI is (Dietitian define)… Talk about the balance of how your size must align with your height. If you fall into the class of unhealthy BMI ( >27kgm sq.), then it is advised you shed some weight. If you must do so, do it beautiful… Misconceptions about weight loss

1. DETOX TEA HELPS TO LOSE WEIGHT The whole idea of DETOX is actually very funny. The body has a well developed system that has its own built-in mechanism to detoxify and remove waste and toxins. The body’s main organs of detoxification are the kidney, skin, lungs and gut. Our body constantly filters out, breaks down and excretes toxins and wasted products like alcohol, medications, products of digestion, dead cells, chemicals from pollution and bacteria.

2. YOU CAN LOSE 5KG IN ONE WEEK: You didn’t gain that fat in one day, so it’s not healthy if you go so drastic in losing it. Ideally, you should lose 0.5kg -1kg per week. You can achieve this by a deficit of 3,500 kilocalories per week from your diet.

 

3. INTERMITTENT FASTING: When you fast, you tend to reduce rapidly due to the heavy restriction on intake of energy (calories). But this weight loss is largely water and glycogen (body’s carbohydrate stores), rather than fat. You tend to feel dizzy and fatigue during this fast, thereby leaving no energy for physical exercise.

4. KETOGENIC DIET: By doing this, you by pass the normal metabolic pathway thereby neglecting the body’s normal sources of energy (carbohydrates) and breaking down fats which leads to build up ketones (ketosis). Prolonged build up of this ketones leads to ketoacidosis which causes serious havoc for your internal organs. Ketogenesis is use on epileptic patients because they have more synaptic responses in their brains than normal humans. These responses are triggered by glucose, which is removed totally from the diet. The patient is closely monitored by a medical team.

5. Green tea would help you lose weight: 🤣😅. The major ingredients in most slimming tea is ‘senna’;a very strong laxative. Senna contains glycosides that stimulates digestive system. So how would you be stooling frequently and not lose weight? Healthy choice?🙄🙄.

There are lots more, but these aforementioned are more common in our society today.

*Your weight loss journey is not a death sentence, it rather should be enjoyed and should become a lifestyle.

*Weight loss regimes should not be rigid or full of restrictions.

*Take a new habit slowly, set goals for yourself.

* Get yourself a food diary and record your consumption and level of satiety per portion.

* Exercise is very important in weight loss regimens.

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FLUSH THE EXTRA WEIGHT

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Sports or energy drink, fruit smoothie, or a bottle of soft drink- each serving contains about 100 calories or more. These beverages contain what we call “empty calories” because they contribute no other micro or macro nutrients to the diet so they are otherwise useless. Other liquids may be high in sodium and carbohydrates which bind water and puff you out. Water on the other hand has zero calories and carbs and contain little or no sodium, making it perfect for weight loss. Strangely enough it helps flush out excess water and jump starts the metabolism. If it’s just too boring, add lemon Wedges or mint leaves.

For weight loss patients, water is indispensable because:
*Initial weight loss is largely due to loss of water and an adequate amount of water is required to avoid dehydration.
*The process of calorie burning requires an adequate supply of water to function efficiently.
*Burning calories create toxins and water does an excellent job flushing them out of the body.
*Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume; aa reduction in blood volume causes a reduction in the supply of oxygen to the muscles, which can bring fatigue and tiredness.
*Water maintains muscle tone by assisting in muscle contraction and joint lubrication. Proper hydration can help reduce muscle and joint soreness when exercising. Oranges and water melons also help in preventing soreness.
*A good weight loss diet regimen includes a lot of fibre. In absence of adequate fluid supply, constipation may be resultant.
*Drinking water with a meal brings about the feeling of satiety and therefore reduced intake.
Therefore, how much water is adequate?
The common conception is 8 glasses (8litres of water) daily. How much water you should drink depends on your weight, activity level, temperature of your environment and diet. These matter because the more the weight of an individual, the more body water he has. Also, a person with higher activity level would definitely require more water than a sedentary individual and so forth. Diet is relevant because water dense foods such as fruits would diminish the need to drink water.
Nature has made a perfect barometer for water need in the urine colour. When you drink enough, your urine will usually be pale yellow, although antibiotics and vitamins could also affect this colour.

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Do not worry about getting bloated with water. There are a number of causes of water retention and excess salt consumption is one of them but drinking water is not one of them.
Toxicity:
It is possible to harm yourself by drinking too much water though this takes quite an effort. Either through obsessive-compulsive behaviors or extended athletic activity, drinking large amounts of water can dilute electrolytes (sodium and potassium) in the blood to the point that it interfere with brain, muscle and heart function.
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