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Fast Weight Loss Risks and Consequences

When people want to lose weight, many times they are working toward a short term goal. They want to lose weight for an upcoming event such as a high school reunion, a wedding, a vacation or a party.

They will often try dramatic weight loss techniques which require the dieter to eat only one type of food, take a supplement, or eat too few calories. Many of the rapid weight loss programs can be very dangerous to your health and the promised results may not be a reality.

It is very obvious why anyone would want to lose weight quickly for an event or vacation. Everyone wants to look and feel their best when seeing friends or family that they don’t get to see very often.

You may also want to fit into your favorite party dress or buy a new outfit for the event. There are many programs marketed in today’s society which claim amazing weight loss results in as few as two days.

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Doctors maintain that a healthy weight loss should be one to two pounds per week. This can be done by maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program. Rapid weight loss programs require followers to take drastic measures to lose a lot of weight in a short period of time. These dangerous diets may instruct you to consume only liquids, take a supplement which increases your heart rate, or eat excessive amounts of one type of food, such as grapefruit.

Although your scale may reflect a substantial weight loss, much of the weight you lose while trying a rapid weight loss program is water weight. Once you resume a normal eating pattern, a lot of the weight will return.

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Another bad effect of a rapid weight loss program is regaining weight rapidly once the program is stopped. When you follow dramatic eating habits, your metabolism is affected. If you begin to consume very few calories, your metabolism will slow down and when you resume normal eating again, your metabolism will not react as you would like and you will not naturally burn as many calories.

This will create a weight gain and will quickly negate any weight loss you had while trying the rapid weight loss program.

In addition to losing fat while trying a rapid weight loss program, you may also be losing muscle mass. It is important to retain your lean muscle mass because this aids your body by burning excessive calories.

The more lean muscle mass you have, the more energy you will have to exercise regularly to continue to lose weight or maintain your healthy weight.

Rapid Weight loss tactics do not work. They cause you health problems, ruin your metabolism or have no weight loss effect at all. The healthiest and most effective way to lose weight is to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

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If you are unsure about how you can change your eating habits, you can enlist the assistantce of a nutritionist, personal trainer or group, such as Weight Watchers. Before starting any diet or exercise program, you should also talk to your doctor to make sure that you are healthy and able to start the activities you are considering so you can avoid injury. Remember, there is no quick fix or good choice for rapid weight loss.

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Shapely Secrets 7 Secrets Revealed Right Here!

You no longer need to purchase the Shapely Secrets DVDs to find out what Greer Childers’ Shapely Secrets seven secrets to weight loss are – I have them right here. The Shapely Secrets infomercial shows 61 year old Greer Childers, the developer of Shapely Secrets, and she looks pretty good.

To learn what the seven secrets to a shapely, “thin” body are, the viewer must purchase the Shapely Secrets program. Not any more! Here are the seven secrets to Greer Childers’ Shapely Secrets program:

Greer Childers Shapely Secret #1 –

“Do It Write!” Keep a journal of your progress daily. Include in the journal your weekly goals. And every week, measure yourself with a tape measure and keep track of the numbers in the journal.

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Greer Childers Shapely Secret #2 –

“The Non-Counting Method” of counting calories. The program literally says, “Know your daily calorie burn.” The most accurate way to do this is with an oxygen consumption test; chain health clubs have the gadget to do this, but it’s not free.

However, it’s a very simple test; as a personal trainer, I’ve given it to many clients. The next part of the non-counting method is “exercise your sixth sense calorie awareness.” Then there’s eat fewer calories than you burn off every day.

Greer Childers Shapely Secret #3 –

“Filling Up Without Filling Out.” Load up on low-calorie foods. Include lean protein like fish and chicken with meals and snacking. Include foods with high fiber. Dump the refined carbohydrate foods and replace with complex, healthy carbohydrate foods.

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Greer Childers Shapely Secret #4 –

“Watering the Fire.” Drink 64 ounces of water every day. Use water to hasten daily calorie burn. Have water with all of your meals.

Greer Childers Shapely Secret #5 –

“Out of Sight.” Keep tempting foods out of view. This includes out of your shopping cart, off your plate, and out of your mouth.

Greer Childers Shapely Secret #6 –

“Rev It Up.” Build muscle to increase daily rate of calorie expenditure. Do the Greer Childers’ 7 minute workout every day. Get moving more in day to day living.

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Greer Childers Shapely Secret #7 –

“Your Secret Buddy System.” Enlist the support of three people for your goals. Keep them updated on your success. Find a buddy to do the Greer Childers program with.

And there you have Greer Childers’ seven secrets that her 30-minute infomercials generously speak of. As you can see, there is nothing among these items that you already didn’t know, except maybe that water can be used to increase daily calorie burn rate.

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But only if the water is chilled. Chilled water forces the body to work harder because the body must “warm up” the water. This requires more energy than if the water didn’t have to be warmed up. With enough water drinking, this can add up to several to 10 pounds lost in one year.