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Who Can Stick With 1200 Calorie Diets?

Apr 1, 2008
The "silent" disease which is often referred by society today as "obesity" can also be called as the hidden disease that shortens the lives of more than half of young Americans today. Did you know that it can shorten your life span by 5 years if you have been overweight for most of your life?

There has been much talk about low calorie diets particularly 1200 calorie diets which are often used by some people trying to lose weight. Although people use this kind of diet, we should all keep in mind that 1200 calorie diets should not be used for long term weight loss purposes.

If you use this for the long term, it will soon lose it's effectiveness as soon as your body adapts to the change in food intake and the amount of calories it receives everyday. This is better used just to jump start your weight loss plan and start losing the extra pounds you've been wanting to get rid off.

You should understand that once you undergo a restrictive diet, the benefits are gained only in the initial phase when your body has just been shocked and unable to react immediately to the low amount of food. Thus, it will lose the extra weight you have because your body will use up the stored fat.

After your body adapts to the new diet, your body will send off signals to your brain to slow down it's metabolism. Not only that, your brain will direct your body to store some amounts of the food you take as "fat", which it thinks will be needed for the "rainy days".

Taking the fat off and then putting it on again is worse than being and remaining overweight. Why? Because the damage to our health and our body organs actually happens during the process of us gaining weight.

We can use 1200 calorie diets in starting a good weight loss plan but we should learn to modify and look for a diet plan that will work for us on a long term basis and it should be something we could stick to for a long time.

Try to look for a weight loss program that you can stick to. Weigh the benefits you will get for the long term and not for a short term basis only. I am sure that you will be able to find a diet plan that will fit your lifestyle so you will be able to stick with it and keep the fat off for life.
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