Staying Healthy While Losing Weight
Any obese or overweight person’s main goal in achieving a healthier state of wellbeing is to maintain their health while losing weight. Further, the
Most people are unsure of how to resolve the paradox of maintaining a healthy state without jeopardizing their rate of weight loss, and vice versa.
Illusion of starvation
It’s likely that some people who lose weight become so desperate and try extreme measures to slim
down that they expose themselves to a non-nutritional state, resulting in malnutrition and complications from skipping meals like ulcers and nausea. On the other hand, a person who is consciously focused on maintaining their health might forget that losing weight is his top priority, exercise hard, and then discover that the extra muscle mass has prevented him from doing so.
Such uncertainty may eventually lead the person to lose interest in sustaining and sticking with the current healthy practice and to return to an unhealthy lifestyle that requires less effort to maintain.
Overexertion of the Body
Another myth about maintaining your health while losing weight is that you can do it more quickly by exercising more frequently each day. Although this might be the case, our bodies can only handle so much strain before we become exhausted.
It could have a rebound effect on the brain if you abruptly increase it in the hopes that the increased workload will speed up the shedding process. This is because the brain has a survival mechanism that causes the metabolism to slow down if the body is exposed to high caloric intake. Furthermore, when these are subjected to a load without having a chance to adapt to it gradually, complications like muscle injuries and joint sprains may develop.
In addition to the slowing of metabolism, which is a rebound effect, there is another unfavorable result for the body to preserve as much energy reserves (i.e., fat deposits), namely that muscle cells are used up instead of burning the fat deposits. This is so that protein can be used as a more convenient source of energy than fat. Additionally, fat has more energy per unit than a protein does, enabling the body to store energy more effectively at a higher ratio. This condition is referred to as muscle atrophy. When a person experiences muscle atrophy, they must work twice as hard to maintain their low levels of fat storage while regaining their lost muscle mass.
A reduced calorie intake that is calculated and intended to meet the desired body weight requirement must be combined with enough exercise if you want to stay healthy while losing weight. As the body still needs two weeks to adjust to the new stressor and change its metabolic paradigm, the first two weeks typically show no noticeable results. The third week of consistent weight loss would then begin, and significant weight drops would start to happen. After that, until the desired weight is reached, the rate at which the mass is shed gradually decreases.
It takes time to maintain a healthy weight while losing weight. For these two to function effectively as a team, there are neither short cuts nor simple solutions. It is crucial to realize that in order to successfully maintain a healthy weight while losing weight, the two must be balanced. Otherwise, one aspect may try to outweigh the other and prevent the desired outcome.