Wednesday, 21 February 2018

HEALTH: Tips For Losing Weight In A Short Time Without Fasting

The word fasting is most times, if not always, attached completely to a religious endeavor where you go with little or no food but with water, depending on the nature of fasting; sometimes, it's done without water. 

Even as fasting is viewed for just religious things, people observe it for loss of weight but they forget that, it does more harm than good.

There's a certain girl who eats once a day, sometimes she goes the whole day without eating, all because she wants to watch her weight—she was advised to stop, it won't make any difference, but she felt that was the ultimate; after a short while, she was diagnosed with ulcer.

It's no doubt that, some people don't eat much, it's already an habit to them while there are some also who suffer, deprive themselves of food just to loss weight; such practice often leads to one thing: Bad results.

In this article, hints to follow while dealing with fasting for weight loss will be revealed; these hints consist of trusted ways to lose weight without fasting. 

Still with me? Let's walk together! 

Not too fast :), before we move further to dwell more on the dangers and whatnot, let's define "Weight Loss":

What Is Weight Loss:


According to Wikipedia, Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue. Weight loss can either occur unintentionally due to malnourishment or an underlying disease or arise from a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state. "Unexplained" weight loss that is not caused by reduction in calorific intake or exercise is called cachexia and may be a symptom of a serious medical condition. Intentional weight loss is commonly referred to as slimming.

Might be wondering, what reasons are pushing people to think of losing weight? 
Below are some reasons:

1. Obesity as an illness, has left many struggling emotionally and psychologically; the thought of being obese imposes sadness, depression and even the feeling of isolation. 

So, to welcome a quick remedy, most of them choose losing massive weight. 

Also, being overweight can stir up the thought of losing weight because it's associated with heart disease, diabetes and a certain kind of cancer. 

2. In the corporate world, a person with overweight is likely to be swept under the carpet when issuing employments to certain kind of jobs is concerned. Speaking of Salary, they as well may be seen as non-agile people, so their salary rate won't be anywhere near the one of people without overweight. 

Companies in search of models are all the time carried away by thin girls. 

Thinking of this can lead to indulging in activities to lose weight. 

3. Fitness is one major criteria if you're looking at delving into sports. You can be healthy but you're look may not be suitable for sports; this too can arouse the thought of losing weight. 

Haven known these, we can push ahead to briefly defining what fasting means.

What is Fasting: 

According to Wikipedia, Fasting is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast or dry fasting is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a period of 24 hours, or a number of days.

You can tell very well that the surface of this article has been prepared? Yes or Yes? 
Lol! let's delve deep into the main facts about fasting for weight loss. 

How To Lose Weight Without Fasting? 

How To Lose Weight Without Fasting
There are quite a lot ways to lose huge amount of weight it without fasting. 

Here they are:

i. Reduce your sugar and starch intake: 

Insulin is secreted the most by  foods containing sugar and starch (carbs). 

As we all know, insulin is the main fat storage hormone in the body. 
Removing sugars and starches (carbs) from your diet will lower your insulin levels, kill your appetite and make you lose weight without hunger.

ii. Eat protein, fat and vegetables: 

Each one of your meals should include a protein source, a fat source and low-carb vegetables. Constructing your meals in this way will automatically bring your carb intake into the recommended range of 20-50 grams per day.
Protein Sources:
  • Meat - Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, bacon, etc.
  • Fish and Seafood - Salmon, trout, shrimps, lobsters, etc.
  • Eggs - Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs are best.
The importance of eating plenty of protein can not be overstated.
This has been shown to boost metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day.
High protein diets can also reduce obsessive thoughts about food by 60%, reduce desire for late-night snacking by half, and make you so full that you automatically eat 441 fewer calories per day... just by adding protein to your diet.
When it comes to losing weight, protein is the king of nutrients. Period.

iii. Lift Weights 3 Times Per Week: 

You don't need to exercise to lose weight on this plan, but it is recommended.

The best option is to go to the gym 3-4 times a week. Do a warm up, lift weights, then stretch.
If you're new to the gym, ask a trainer for some advice.
By lifting weights, you will burn a few calories and prevent your metabolism from slowing down, which is a common side effect of losing weight.
Studies on low-carb diets show that you can even gain a bit of muscle while losing significant amounts of body fat.
If lifting weights is not an option for you, then doing some easier cardio workouts like running, jogging, swimming or walking will suffice.

iv. Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice.

These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight.
v. Choose weight loss-friendly foods
Certain foods are very useful for losing fat. Here is a list of the 20 most weight loss-friendly foods on earth.
vi. Get a good night's sleep, every night.
Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for weight gain, so taking care of your sleep is important.

vii. Eat slowly!

Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones.

Follow up this article carefully and cautiously to enjoy the desired results. 

Thanks for reading!

Credit: HealthLine

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