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Weight Loss Methods that Don’t Work

By August 6, 2020January 15th, 20213 Comments
Weight Loss Methods that Don't Work
Weight Loss Methods that Don’t Work

As humans, we all look for quick fixes and results in our lives. Gaining weight never takes much time at all. It happens so fast that we are almost in disbelief. On the other hand, though, weight loss always seems to take FOREVER! And it’s for this reason that we look for quick fixes when choosing weight loss methods.

Truth is, nobody has the magic bullet for weight loss, including me. However, I can tell you about some popular weight-loss methods which science has found apparently don’t work! At the very least, that may save you some time and money.

Here are some of the methods that don’t work:

Skipping meals

We all know we’re supposed to take three meals in a day. It’s actually recommended by doctors and nutritionists. So when you skip out on say, breakfast, which is actually the most important meal of the day, this can lead to a higher intake of calories throughout the remainder of the day.

No diet will be effective in the long-term if it leaves you hungry and unsatisfied. Skipping out on meals will only lead to feelings of deprivation, which in turn may cause emotional eating in addition to physical hunger. The next time you actually sit down to have a meal, your body will tell you to pig out to overcompensate for being starved.

Diet Pills

At one point in your weight loss journey, you have probably come across many ads about diet pills that claimed to help you lose weight fast. Raise your hand if you’ve been tempted to try them. No judgements here.

Sorry to break it to you, but this weight loss method is not going to really help you shed those extra pounds. According to nutritionists, none of the many magic diet pills has been proven effective and some have actually been associated with physical harm. Instead of looking for a quick fix, go the old fashioned route: eat your veggies, drink water and exercise!

Waist training

The many women who go for this weight loss method usually feel that the rest of their body is okay and only need to lose weight around their waist. I hate to break it to you but fitness coaches say that you cannot only lose weight in one place. When you set out to lose weight, you lose it all over your body.

And, while waist trainers might seem to shape your waist by cinching it, there are so many downsides that come with using them. You end up having so many health complications such as stomach and breathing issues.

Detoxing

A lot of you will come at me for this but someone has to say it!

Detox is the second big thing after diet pills that people are crazy about for weight loss. The detox diets are popular for taking out toxins from your body and help you lose weight. But does that really happen? Certainly, not.

In fact, detoxing on a regular basis can actually cause the metabolism to slow down, making it harder to lose or maintain weight in the future.

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