How many times have you been engaged in or listening to a conversation about weight loss? If you are like most women it might be as often as once a month, maybe more. How often do you talk about unsafe weight loss can be damaging to your health?
Here are some important considerations before you start a weight loss program.
Releasing toxins during weight loss
When you lose weight you are getting rid of fat cells, and that's good. Our fat cells store chemicals and environmental toxins that get released as you lose weight. These chemicals are called persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The chemical pollutants are stored in fatty tissues in the body.
When people experience weight loss these harmful chemicals are released into the body. The chemicals are linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, periodontal disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study from the National University in Daegu.
Many low-calorie diets tend to cause our body to breakdown muscle mass to use it as energy. This destroys muscle. When you increase the calories later, you gain back the weight in fat, not muscle.
Another dangerous side effect of the low-calorie diet is a hike in cortisol levels. Raising cortisol levels over time also increases the risks of chronic illness over time.
So what can you do to avoid these pitfalls?
Find a weight loss plan that is medically sound and follow it, get support from an expert who understands how your body works, and create healthy habits that create sustainable weight loss.
I create balanced plans that spare muscle mass will releasing fat cells. My plans also focus on releasing toxins through all of your organs of elimination: your liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs and skin.
Don’t be misled by the title of this article. Weight loss is important! The point of the article is to make sure you follow a medically-based program that focuses on healthy and sustainable weight loss.