Quick weight loss doesn’t reduce body fat. In fact, your BMI is likely to increase. Why is that? BMI is the percentage of body fat compared to Total Body Mass. So quick weight loss is actually reducing body mass. So losing weight quickly, like your first 10 pounds, usually is just water weight and the food you have stored in your digestive system. Your GI track will hold a lot of food. It normally takes 3 days for your food to pass through your system.
Think about everything you eat in 3 days. For most of us, that first 10 pounds is your first stage of the diet. After that your body takes a break and you stop losing. This is normal. Losing now becomes more difficult. You changed your eating habits and the body has to get used to it. Anytime we make changes in our diet the body starts to hoard food until it realizes that your not depriving the body of nutrition.
Think about your diet this way. Your body will send you signals to consume more until it gets all the nutrition it needs or until it’s full and can’t hold any more. It’s the latter that causes weight gain. The body retains the food it can’t break-down and use. That food it retains is stored in fat cells and you gain weight in the form of body fat. Most of this fat will never be used and the older it gets the harder it gets and the more difficult it is to get rid of. It’s much better for your body if you don’t add excess fat as an adult. Having extra fat will use up your energy. All body mass takes energy to maintain and even body fat has to be kept alive and that uses a part of your energy. So when your overweight you get tired quicker, you send more time sitting, and your less active which only causes you to gain more weight.
It’s a continuing habit that’s caused by not eating the right foods. If you want to lose body fat and get healthy, “stop dieting”, change the foods you eat and your body will burn your body. Your body burn protein, carbohydrates, and fats to create energy that you need to live. You need energy just to think, for your heart to pump, for you to talk, and you get the energy from the foods you eat. But if your body is using all the energy you provide just to keep your body mass alive than you won’t have much for walking or thinking, or to keep your heart pumping.
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