Rapid weight loss is the main desire of most dieters. The problem is that with most rapid weight loss ("fad diets)" that weight loss consists of water and muscle. Both must be protected. You must protect your muscle because it is essential to your successful fat loss. What you want is rapid fat loss.
Here is the truth about dieting successfully: Your body requires, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins-all three to function properly and healthily. You must consume all three in order to lose weight effectively and in the fastest possible manner. Only by consuming all three can you experience permanent weight loss.
There are hundreds of fad diets in the world and each claims to be the best for weight loss. However, most fad diets limit the intake of one or more food groups (protein, fat, or carbohydrates), and as a result they tend to fight against your body's natural metabolic system making continued success impossible.
The most popular diets in recent years have been the "low carb" diets. With these diets you will tend to experience initial weight loss. However, this initial weight loss is composed of water and lean muscle. This is self defeating, considering the fact that you want to only lose fat and not muscle. When you lose water from your muscle cells, you deplete your muscle stores of their stored glycogen which is your muscle fuel. Your body falls back on it's next "easiest to process" stored supply which is the muscle tissue itself. As you lose muscle, you lose strength and your resting metabolism rate drops which in turn makes it even more difficult to burn fat.
Another popular diet is the low fat diet. This will be a difficult diet for to find any success with because as you cut out fats from your diet, you will tend to go into a carbohydrate craving mode which triggers higher insulin levels in your blood. This in turn, causes you to crave carbs as your blood sugar crashes. Low fat diets also tend to adversely affect your hormone processes in your body which can in turn thwart your efforts to lose fat and retain muscle.
A key fact is: Eating the right fats and carbs can actually make you leaner. This is accompanied with the bonus of having increased energy levels and healthy body functions.
You should not eliminate or restrict the consumption of any food group. Diets that limit these will always fail at some point. All food groups (fats, carbs, and proteins) are essential and serve important functions in your body. When eaten in the right quantities and at the right times, they promote a vigorous, lean and healthy body. The key is knowing the right times and quantities.
You can experience - not only rapid fat loss, but permanent weight loss - by avoiding "fad diets" and learning how to work with your body rather than fight against its natural functions.
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