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Does Dieting Really Work?

Hillary Cyril | Editor, TechAnnouncer




Weight loss: Weight loss is simply a reduction in overall body weight, resulting from either caloric (food) intake or physical activity. The majority of cases of rapid weight loss arise as a result of the initial loss of body weight, but in more extreme cases of extreme weight loss, muscle tissue can also be destroyed. Rapid weight loss is usually associated with severe illness or a prolonged period of time fasting, or starvation. The term ‘rapid weight loss’ is used as a relative term, indicating weight loss that is fast for an extended period of time.

A general rule of thumb to apply when contemplating weight loss is that fewer calories are absorbed by the body when eating less food. This should be true both of the quantity consumed and the quality of the calories. Therefore, when eating fewer calories, we need to eat less of a variety of high-calorie foods. Eating smaller meals more often can help our bodies absorb the nutrients better. Consuming fewer calories after eating is an important strategy. It is also important to increase the frequency and size of the meals and limit the number of snacks during the day.

Exercise: Exercise is another important strategy in helping us reach our goals. Exercise can be light cardiovascular exercises such as walking and jogging, or it can involve strength training such as lifting weights and building muscle mass. Whatever the type of exercise, the increased body weight that results can be maintained through regular exercise. If you are exercising on a regular basis, your body weight will be maintained more easily than if you are only engaging in dieting or undergoing other forms of weight loss. In some cases, even when dieting, exercise can help achieve and maintain healthy body weight.


Foods: Certain foods can cause weight loss without having nutritional content. Some examples of these foods include junk foods, soft drinks, cookies, chips, candy bars, cakes, chocolate, ice cream, etc. These foods can make us feel full without providing us with essential nutrients. This is why it can be difficult for people who have limited exercise to lose weight.

The challenge for dieters is to make sure that they are always having an adequate supply of nutrients regardless of their level of activity. This is because insufficient nutrition can cause weight gain. To prevent and remedy this problem, both dieting and exercise should be part of the daily routine.

The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is to maintain an adequate intake of foods rich in vitamins and minerals while reducing caloric intake. You can do so by eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and increasing your physical activity. If all three elements are combined, there is no doubt that weight loss and dieting can become effective. As long as you maintain a positive attitude towards dieting, it will prove to be a rewarding experience for you.

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