There are a lot of people who look in the mirror, shudder and wish that they were thin. While being thin is the goal of many, it should always be done safely. Extreme weight loss can lead to serious health problems down the road, and there are people who are literally dying to be thin. Here’s a list of things you should avoid at all costs, even if you think you’re dying to be thin.
Some people take up the habit of smoking, thinking that it’s a solution to their weight loss problems. Many more, who already smoke, don’t want to quit, fearing that they’ll gain weight. While being overweight does pose some health risks, why compound those problems with one of the worst habits known to man?
Smoking leads to cancer, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease and a host of other problems. It is never a good idea to use smoking as a weight loss tool.
Starving yourself is never a good idea. Your body needs food to survive, and while you will lose weight by starving yourself, a good portion of that weight loss will be muscle. Not only that, but your body will go into starvation mode, which will lead to it hoarding every scrap of food you do put into your body in order to keep you alive. Once you begin eating properly again, you’ll gain the weight back.
Poor eating habits can also lead to malnutrition, dehydration and diseases, such as osteoporosis. Your body is like a machine; it needs the proper maintenance in order to work properly.
Gastric bypass and liposuction surgery should be considered only if all else fails. Both of these surgeries can lead to death, and they should only be considered as a last resort. True, liposuction surgery methods have been refined over the years, and the success rate is far better than it used to be, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that people have died due to this surgery.
If you are in an extreme situation, and looking for an alternative to help you lose weight, body wraps, and fiber supplementation can be a much safer and more effective means to help you burn stubborn fat.
Dying to be thin can become a tragic reality if you pick up an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia. These harmful eating disorders can kill you, and leave your family in pieces. Losing weight can be done safely and naturally, without having to take unnatural measures. If you or someone you know is exhibiting signs of an eating disorder, they should seek immediate help as soon as possible.
Dying to be thin might be a common phrase, but in some cases, it can become true. Maintaining a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise is the best way of losing weight.