Hey, you have put up so much weight? You look such a potato what have you been up to? You should seriously look forward to losing weight fast. These are the kind of comments and questions which prevail very commonly and widely in our Pakistani society. It is basically associated with whatever goes in our minds. Gaining and losing weight has a lot to do with the thought process of an individual and this thinking process is substantially affected by the type of people we surround ourselves with.
Zero size models with fancy slim cut dresses dangling on their bodies, gliding walk in the catwalk shows and intensive Photoshop miracles on celebrity images affect each one of us a lot. As a Pakistani, it would be completely hypocrite like to say that, any of the mentioned trait has never provoked or influenced us even once in our lives because it greatly does and that is one of the core reasons to why people get obsessed with losing weight.
Losing weight is a prolonged, yet healthy process, but only if done right. The environment we live in with all the biryanis, nihariz, gulab jamunz and siri paye taking the top spot in our savory menu list very often and extreme lack of protein, water, fiber and fruits are actually the main hurdle between you and losing weight!
It is completely absurd to ever go for a crash diet program just because you have your wedding due in a month or you have an important appearance to make at a high profile event, No! There is no such thing as losing weight fast and being healthy. Weight that is lost faster, always leave life long side effects and is highly prone to re-gaining of the pounds you have lost just as soon as you leave the regime.
A healthy weight loss, according to the research and nutritionists is approximately 2 to 5 pounds per week and in some cases 1 pound per month. Obesity is one of the most common diseases that prevails among the Pakistani population and particularly females. Obesity, indeed is a medical condition but even in that weight is lost in a periodic manner and not at all fastly!
Here are a few lifelong side effects of that crash diet course you might want to take up when willing to lose weight fast, but take a look at these adversities before making up your mind;
- Low energy levels:
When you suddenly cut down your carbs and other caloric count to strict lower levels than the chances of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) increase immensely. Human brain works entirely on water and glucose and if sufficient amount of sugars are not provided to ot it disturbs the whole body’s homeostasis and start making the body and organs weak rater slim and smart.
- Loss of Mass of Muscles:
Your body van move whichever way you want is due to the courtesy of your muscles! During extreme dieting and extended periods of fasting, the body starts consuming the good fat of our body which basically is present to protect our vital organs (heart, kidney, liver, etc.) to keep up with the muscles’ demand of glucose so this ultimately leads to muscle weakening and lethargicity. This can also cause a disease called Muscular Dystrophy.
- Malnutrition and Nutritional Deficiency:
One of the most pressing concerns about a diet program is keeping the nutritional content of the food intact so that the body’s health remains good. If the necessary nutrients like vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, good fat and amino acids are not given to the body in a controlled amount, body starts leading towards malnutrition and diseases related to nutritional deficiencies.
- Nutritional Disorders:
There are multiple disorders and diseases which are caused merely because of improper diets and bad eating habits. Being obsessed with weight loss is a disorder called anorexia and it is psychological where appetite is completely lost and body starts deteriorating. However, make sure that do not take up an overeating diet plan in exchange of a crash diet plan, no! The best way is to calculate your BMI and find out your daily calorie count and administer that.
- Keep up realistic expectations:
Make sure that before following any diet plan you follow your weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) and keep your diet plan according to that! To lose 1 pound, a minimum of 3500 caloric deficit is required which can be shed within a time of 3 to 4 days only, any more than that would only cause adverse effects and you certainly do not want that!
So, all you people out there, own what you aim for and keep that motivation high because your 1 pound less is just 3500 calories away! Health is wealth so make sure you do not settle for anything less than perfect for your health.