Do all these sound promising? Weight management has become such a hype that millions of people spend a good amount of money only to experience set back in future. Let’s have a brief look at some of the wrong methods of weight loss that are endorsed much.
Vibrating Machines/ Heat therapy: Almost all slimming centers with big brand names use these techniques to lure customers. The costs varies somewhere between Rs 1000 to 5000 per session but doesn’t really help to shed the fat. Vibrating machines is a passive form of exercising that help muscles to contract. But the truth is that it accounts for only a small burning of calories. Just as, anything we do from breathing to lifting weight burns calories so do these vibrations. In the same way heat methods result in temporary loss of water thereby resulting in small changes in weight. The bottom line is, why waste money when you could burn same amount of calories just by doing exercises at home, that too free of cost :
Supplements: Use of supplements/pills and herbal remedies to lose weight is still a point of controversy among the practitioners. Most commonly used supplements are Chromium picolinate, Glucomannan, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), Chitosan etc. The basic principle behind the working of these supplements is same i.e they block the absorption of fats and lower the appetite. All these supplements have a range of side effects like diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, insomnia, gas, dizziness, bloating etc. In fact many of the herbal products contain Ephedra, a product banned by FDA that can cause seizures and even death.
Crash Diets: Detox diet, GM diet, Salt-free diet, mono diets, banana diet, soup diet, no carbs diet – you might have gone across one of these diets as well. With hundreds of such types of fancy diets endorsed by renowned dietitians themselves, weight loss has become much easier but is this kind of weight loss sustainable? How many of us in actual enjoy having fruits, soups or ghia whole day? These diets are only temporary solutions as they help in reducing water retention only. To lose fat you need to eat a properly balanced meal with all the nutrients and food groups. Also, you need to eat regularly without skipping meals to prevent the formation of fat.
So, what’s the correct way of shedding those extra pounds? Stop searching for quick fix solutions.
Eating right and moving more is the key to permanent weight loss. For balanced diet and exercise plan, contact experts now.