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Lessons In Fat Loss: Why You Keep Gaining Weight Back
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For the vast majority of people who struggle with weight loss, the story is the same. They take on a flashy weight loss program and see some results early on, but struggle to sustain their progress and keep the weight had lost from coming back. In the most unfortunate cases, people actually gain back more weight than they had lost. This article is here to teach those people how to stop the cycle of success and failure and instead apply a proven method that can maintain lasting weight loss success.

How to Lose Pounds: Weight Loss and Fat Loss

Very few people know precisely what they are getting into when they’re deciding to lose weight. There is a stark contrast between weight loss and fat loss that everyone should be made aware of. If you are looking at ways to learn how to lose pounds of excess fat on your core, most of the popular flash in the pan diet programs will fail you. What you really want to target is fat loss. Let’s examine the difference.

The term ‘weight’ can branch out into virtually any aspect of your body’s composition. In other words, anything in your body that takes up mass can constitute as weight. This is why flash diets are so popular; you lose weight quickly, but it rarely comes from where you want it. Most flash diets work by reducing the amount of carbohydrates in your diet, which, in turn, compromises your body’s ability to store and utilize the water in your body. There is more water in our bodies than there is anything else, so when there are no carbs to retain it, we lose a noticeable amount of our mass and we see results on the scale. But the process doesn’t end there.

What do you think happens when your body is lacking water? If the words ‘dehydration,’ ‘exhaustion,’ and ‘cravings’ came to mind, you’re precisely correct! The lack of water in your system actually initiates an unhealthy cycle of caloric compensation – your body is so desperate for calories that you consume more to compensate for the lack of energy you experience as a result of the water loss. Naturally, the more calories you consume without burning off, the more weight you gain and sometimes this number overlaps the weight you had lost in the first place.

If you want to learn how to lose pounds and keep them off, targeting the water weight in your body won’t suffice. Your body needs water, what is doesn’t need is excess fat. You can address this issue through a proper analysis of the fat in diet, cardiovascular fitness and resistance training but that is a discussion for another article. Remember, your struggles are very rarely the result of lack of effort and more often than not a methodical error. Apply the right methods and the pounds will stay off!


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