Can Dieting Make You Fat?

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Many people can’t really associate dieting with gaining weight. The question “Can dieting make you fat”? The answer that many have a hard time believing or do not clearly understand is YES dieting can in fact cause a person to gain weight. If an individual is on a mission to lose weight there are instructions that one must take in order to be produce successful results. Exercising, medical health check up, taking vitamins, consistency, discipline, and understanding how the human body works with exercising are very important to know before beginning a workout plan.

Many people diet and exercise because they have the desire to want to lose weight, but at times losing weight is not always the primary result and then people become discouraged. The reason for that may be that the individual may be dieting incorrectly therefore before dieting the first thing that an individual should is check with his/her physician to verify the proper kind of diet plan they should be on because every human body reacts differently to different methods of exercise or dieting. A physician should be consulted so that they can provided the best plan possible after a physician is consulted and a dieting plan is received the structured plan has to be followed. In the article Dieting and Weight Loss by Dr. Marlyn Glenville PhD she states that Dieting can in fact make you gain weight the reason being that the body is adjusting itself to the food that it is being fed and living off of it slowly. Dr. Glenville states “As you reduce your food intake to lose weight, your body put itself on 'famine alert'. It gets the impression that food is scarce and therefore it slows down your metabolism to get the best use of the small amount of food it is receiving”. “Starving” the body meaning not to completely stop eating but to eat less and less it strengthens the possibility of the individual gaining weight because your body will still continue to slowly move off of the food that it is given which is the reason you would be advised to not starve yourself but eat in moderation. Also not eating is VERY UNHEALTHY and no physician would advise that to a patient.

Although dieting is an important factor in weight loss even though it may make an individual gain weight an effective exercise plan that can be helpful can also make an individual gain weight. Exercising is not all about losing weight but its main job is to strengthen muscles in the body that aren’t constantly being worked out and maintained to keep the body healthy. After consulting with a doctor and determining the proper the proper weight management plan and following the diet the next goal is sticking to a exercise outline that is fit for the body of the individual however this still may does not guarantee weight loss results. The body of the individual may react to exercise differently, also exercising can turn fatty cells into muscle cells and the heavier the muscles become, the more weight is added and then body has to adjust to new behavior because if the body isn’t really use to having exercise the process will be slow because of the new behavior. For example if you are use to following a daily routine of getting up in the morning, having breakfast before leaving work and the individual is consistent with doing that and one morning miss your morning breakfast chances are the body will feel completely disarranged and may also get a headache, experience dizziness or just be in a very bad mood because you’ve broke the consistency that the body is use to. The same goes with exercising if the body is accustom to a certain behavior it will react differently when there’s an attempt to change it up.

Another reason why dieting and exercise may not always result in weight loss it because of the health condition of an individual with diabetes, heart disease or other illness compared to an individual without any of those diseases or symptoms. In the...
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