Obesity can be a desperate situation. It can have a negative impact on your self-confidence, health, and affect the way other people interact with you. All of these negative factors may tempt you to lose weight any way possible. In fact, some would say a desperate situation calls for a desperate solution. I would encourage you to use caution and avoid unsafe weight loss practices.
Try To Avoid
1. Eating less than 800 calories a day. Some of the health risks from not getting enough calories include dehydration, headaches, fatigue, kidney infection, decreased metabolism, constipation, or even death.
2. Using weight loss devices that are not approved by your doctor for healthy weight loss. Some examples are devices that stimulate your muscles, sauna belts, and body wraps.
3. Buying weight loss pills online or using relatively new untested pills. Approve any weight loss pills with your doctor before using them. Make sure the pills sent to you are the ones you ordered. Learn the scientific name for the pills and do some research before you order them.
4. Exercising to the point that you feel sharp pains, dizziness, or extreme discomfort. Exercising very rigorously after years of inactivity.
5. Avoiding recommended daily nutrition.
6. Setting weight loss goals of 10 pounds per week.
There are many other unsafe weight loss products, diets, and plans out there so make sure you always consult with your doctor when in doubt. The good news is you don't need to risk your health to lose weight. A combination of eating healthy and exercising is always the best way to lose weight.
Safe Weight Loss Tips
1. Learn how to keep track of your calories
2. Bake, poach, or grill instead of fry
3. Eat lean meats like fish, turkey, steak, and chicken
4. Drink water instead of beer or soda
5. Eat fruit for dessert
6. Learn basic nutrition from a food pyramid
7. Exercise daily
8. Cut down on fast food
9. Avoid saturated fats
10. Limit sugar and butter consumption
11. Set weight loss goals around 2 pounds per week
12. Eat breakfast and limit food consumption after dinner