How to avoid being extreme about your weight loss

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When you want to lose weight, it’s easy to want to be extreme about your weight loss. You might be tempted to try all kinds of ‘lose weight quick’ programs. However, those things can be unhealthy and actually make it harder for you to keep weight off in the long run. Here are some ways to avoid taking weight loss too far. So that you can lose the weight, stay healthy and keep it off.

See your physician and find out the facts

Talk to your doctor about what an acceptable weight loss rate is for you. This is important, so you know what parameters you need to stay between in order to really do a good job of taking the weight off at a healthy pace. Your doctor can also check if you have any health issues that may be causing you to have a hard time with weight loss, and work with you to correct those conditions.

Know what your calorie requirements are

The first temptation for people who want to lose weight is to stop eating. This can be disastrous, as diets that are too low in calories give you fatigue and make it impossible for you to go about your normal daily routines. You also miss out on a lot of nutrients and vitamins if your cut your calories drastically. This is something you should ask your doctor about, but you can also use one of the many free tools available on the internet.

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Don’t be swayed by what you see on television

There are reality shows about losing weight quickly, but what you need to know is that those shows have panels of doctors and nutritionists that you don’t have. It is generally not a good idea to monitor your weight loss on what you see on the television. Not only that, but there are so many supplements and ads on TV that you might be swayed by the ads you view. Keep in mind that many times, the people in those ads are actors and have not actually lost the weight they claim.

Don’t go supplement crazy

If you do not have any vitamin deficiencies, you may not be helped by using the many supplements out there. Even though you can buy supplements, they can interact with the medications you take. This can cause you to have certain side effects that you don’t expect. Be very carefully about supplements you use, and do research beforehand.

Don’t overdo exercise

You might be excited about moving your body, but your body needs time to rest and recover. If you don’t give your body that recovery time, you run the risk of doing permanent damage to your body.

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Some final thoughts on being extreme about your weight loss

Weight loss is something that can happen really quickly. Losing weight too quickly can be bad for your body. It can be bad for your health in the long-term, because you might gain all the weight back and more! Remember the information in this article and take it slow so that the weight will stay off.

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