Fat Loss Programs and Frequently Asked Questions
Filed Under: Health & Science | Posted: 09/02/2008 at 7:20AM
Comments | Region: India
Once you start a fat loss program, there are various questions that may arise in your mind. Two very common questions that comes to almost every fat person who concerned about losing their extra fat are – In how many days will all my excess weight be reduced? In how many days will my body become proportionate?
There are some true facts that we all should know before proceeding to main topic. Many people do not care for their body for a number of years and allows fat to accumulate. Then suddenly, they get impatient and want to get rid of those layers of fat overnight. They are generally not interested in reducing 4 to 5 kg in a month. They want to achieve a miracle of reducing 8 to 10 kg in a month!
The first thing that we have to bear in mind is that we have to discard only the excess fat from our body and protect other useful cells of the body and not become a victim of malnutrition.
It is indeed very difficult to give an accurate estimate of the exact rate of weight-reduction. In some cases, in the beginning, the amount of water and fluids in the body goes down quickly and therefore it appears that the weight is reducing fast. But after 3 or 4 days the rate of weight-reduction decreases.
The balance of the mineral sodium in the body also affects the rate of weight-reduction. Generally the carbohydrates keep under check, the process of elimination of sodium from the body. During the course of dieting, as the carbohydrate intake decreases, the sodium begins to get eliminated from the body. Along with itself, sodium eliminates water from the body and consequently there is a weight loss. But afterwards when the elimination of sodium decreases, the rate of weight reduction also decreases.
In short, the high rate of fat loss in the beginning is illusive. It slows down afterwards. However, this slow rate is maintained afterwards.
We must bear in mind that fat has not to be reduced for some immediate or short term gain. Proper weight is a life time necessity and therefore maintaining the reduced weight is more important than the rate of reducing to weight.