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What Not to Do for Weight Loss


All you need to do to lose weight in a healthy manner is to take meals regularly and prepone your dinner hour considerably, latest by eight. One of the best ways to lose weight is to opt for a low-calorie diet, fresh veggies and fruits. And most importantly, exercise on daily basis as physical activity like gyming, yoga, walking and running help lose weight.

Whatever you do, keep the following in mind as you try to shed those extra kilos:

Avoid crash diets

Though these quick fixes help lose weight minus exercise, these slow down your body metabolism, deplete the body of essential nutrients and affect the overall well-being. And, once you stop dieting the weight comes back with vengeance. Also, crash diets weaken the immune system and increase the risk of dehydration, heart palpitations and cardiac stress. So go for healthy snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Say no to zero-calorie drinks

Avoid diet soda, diet colas, processed fruit or energy drinks or fruit-flavoured teas as these artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose and saccharine. While these drinks help in checking the overall calorie consumption, regular consumption may alter metabolism. It could lead to bone, teeth (due to presence of phosphoric, tartaric and citric acid) and kidney problems (due to presence of caffeine) In fact, long-term use of these drinks may cause obesity.

Sugar-free tablets are bad for health

Sugar-free tablets contain artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharine and neotame and each of these is bad for health. Initiation or aggravation of diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, convulsions, headache, depression, hyperthyroidism, hypertension and arthritis; simulation of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and brain tumors can be caused by consuming sugar-free tablets.

Don’t replace your meals with shakes

However easy it may be to make a shake, these are no long-term solution of your meals. A healthy diet is always a better option. You may consume shakes but do not depend on these.

Avoid ready-to-eat food

More often than not, ready-to-eat food contains dehydrated vegetables, water, edible vegetable oil, cashew nut, salt, sugar, butter and ginger paste. Packaged ready-to-eat foods contain no nutrients, but contain only fibre and calories. Further, these also contain chemical preservatives which affect kidney and liver.

Tip: Keep your body healthy and also register yourself in some health insurance policy so that you can live a peaceful life.

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