Everyone who at least once tried to get rid of a large number of extra pounds knows about the difficulties of fighting overweight. And strict diets that promise stunning results look much more attractive than long months of proper nutrition. But losing a lot of weight is drastically useless for the figure and dangerous to health, warns fitness trainer Ekaterina Medushkina.
Getting rid of a lot of extra pounds can be difficult. At first, the body parts with them easily, and even in two weeks you can achieve stunning results. However, after a couple of months, the process of losing weight slows down, and at the same time, motivation is lost, strength ends, and the weight returns in double volume. In addition, it is often those who are very overweight who tend to go on rigid diets in order to quickly part with the hated kilograms. In pursuit of harmony, they deprive themselves of even the most essential. Fitness trainer and blogger Ekaterina Medushkina spoke about the fraught with such an approach.
“Dramatic weight loss is dangerous: 1. The body will use muscles as an additional source of nutrition and the process of breaking down fats will completely fall on the liver, which will not be able to cope, and part of the fat will settle in the liver itself. And this is already a direct road to fatty hepatosis and cholesterol plaques on the vessels. The risk of heart attack increases 5 times. 2. The work of the gastrointestinal tract is disrupted, constipation and inflammation appear. The assimilation of vitamins and microelements is difficult. Further, along the chain, the work of the biliary system malfunctions. 3. The work of the endocrine system and the synthesis of hormones are disrupted, which leads to problems with the cycle and psycho-emotional state. 4. Hunger keeps the whole body in a state of constant stress, therefore, immunity decreases, sleep disappears. 5. A sharp change in body weight leads to sagging skin, it literally gathers in flabby folds."
Too much desire to lose weight not only does not give a positive result, but can lead to serious problems. To avoid this, Medushkina advises to lose no more than 0.5-1% per week of the current weight, so that the body has time to adapt to the decreasing weight. And in order for weight loss to be useful, one must not forget about the rule of nutrition and, as far as possible, introduce physical activity, the safety of which must also be carefully monitored for overweight people.