Losing Weight: One Dangerous, the Other Healthy

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Losing Weight: One Dangerous, the Other Healthy
I have been struggling with my weight for the past 2 years. It seems I awaken from a goodnight’s rest to be thirty pounds heavier than the day before. My husband stated, “That means you are happily in love.” But what this really means is that I’m older and my metabolism is moving in slow motion. When it comes to dieting there are unhealthy ways as well as healthy ways to approach the problem.

When I began dieting, my goal was to drop the pounds as quickly as possible. First, I bought a bottle of super colon cleanse. This process helped me drop pounds, but in addition, I lost essential vitamin D. Second, I decided to eat every other day. I thought that if I didn’t each as much this would also help drop pounds quickly. I just became grumpy and was very tired all the time, but I did lose more pounds. Next I started buying diet pills which became very costly and it also triggered my nerves making me very jittery. What I discovered about these methods is that even though I did lose weight, I was also decreasing the important nutrients my body really needs to function properly. I then chose to make an appointment with my doctor to ask for advice.

Soon after my doctor’s visit, I learned the healthy way of dieting. What was most challenging for me was creating a lifestyle that included exercise and eating at least three to six healthy meals per day. Cardiovascular exercises are most effective in improving fitness and health; their purpose is to increase the efficiency of the lungs, heart, and blood circulation. I started with walking for 15-20 minutes each day which led up to 10,000 steps per day. I make sure that I drink plenty of water throughout the day. Drinking water can provide the fastest energy replacement without any negative side effects. I also cut back on my alcohol consumption. I added a wealth of vegetables and fruits to my diet. Fruits and vegetables contain mainly carbohydrates that are supposed to...
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