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When it comes to losing weight, people are ready to doanything, but in fact, all that is needed is cutting on food and increasing physicalactivity and nothing else. This is not as easy as it might seems because ofcravings and yo-yo dieting and many people lose faith, become disappointed andquit on trying to reduce weight for good. This is a wrong thing to do because healthstatus of the organism depends a lot on keeping the weight within the normalrange.

Choosing a diet

This might be the most important thing to do when it comesto losing weight. Many people choose one of the fast diets, which offer losinga lot of weight in a short period. This is something that really might happenbut the danger here is in the so-called yo-yo dieting. Losing a lot of weightincludes elimination of fat tissue, excessive water, muscle mass and alsoelimination of waste material from the intestines (many diets use colon cleansingsupplements). The problem is in the fact that when a diet is over, peoplecontinue with old bad eating habits again, intestines become filled, water isback too because of using more salt than needed. Lost pounds return in sometime, and efforts made in dieting is wasted.

There is also a healthy diet, a diet based on controlled butstill normal and healthy eating. This is something that is not so strict and isusually based on about 2000 calories daily menu for men and about 1500 caloriesdaily menu for women. These numbers can vary, depending on the amount of physicalactivity performed in a day. Also, there should be many meals in a day, 5 assome experts say, which will include a lot of vegetables and fruits, some freshmeat, low fat dairy products and a lot of fibers.


Water has to be used in dieting, because it will speed upthe process of food digestion and help the intestines process the food faster.Another role of the water is appetite control. Drinking just one glass of waterbefore each meal will fill up the stomach partially and therefore, less food canbe put in it. Also, drinking water will help with fighting food craving and hunger.

It also has to be said that whatever diet is chosen, itshould be combined with some increased physical activity. Of course, if a lowcalorie value is allowed with diet, exercising must not be strenuous because it might exhaust the organism and that is not healthy at all.

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