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Is it Safe to Starve Yourself?

Is it Safe to Starve Yourself?

People who want to lose weight by limiting their intake of food, often have questions about dieting. However, starving is never good for your health, and also, it does not guarantee you weight loss. Take a look at the dietary changes that promote healthy weight loss.
NutriNeat Staff
Last Updated: Aug 6, 2018
Starving is not the correct way to lose weight. It is not a medically recommended concept. And it is not safe. You may think of it as a way to lose weight fast. But it is not easy, and moreover, it isn't healthy. Apart from fatigue and lack of energy, starvation leads to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies, that further cause bone loss.
Starving can lead to sleep disorders, depression, reduced concentration, and constant feeling of hunger as also other health complications. We do not, in any way, recommend or advice starving as a method for losing weight. Cutting down on your calorie intake and following an exercise regimen is advisable.
People implement many methods for losing weight. One of the most common and popular methods is dieting, which is nothing but controlling the food routine. However, wrong methods of dieting can cause some health hazards.
Starving can affect your body and your mind. If a person does not get sufficient quantity of food regularly, he may get annoyed easily. Hunger, that is an outcome of starvation, can keep a person from concentrating on the work at hand. So,while dieting you should eat food that has less or no fats and also it keeps your stomach satiated.
Losing Weight Without Crash Dieting
Fresh Water Melon Shake
The best way to lose weight is to give a lot of stress on fruit and fluids in your diet. Most fruits contain fibers, that help to clean up the toxicity from the stomach, and the juices of the fruits wash out the toxic substances from the entire system.
Woman juicing with fresh fruit
Have high-fiber fruits like apples, bananas, oranges, watermelon, etc., that are digested easily. Drink a lot of healthy fluids, specially water, to flush out the system better. Drinking lime and lemon juices without adding sugar (you can add honey instead of sugar) will work best.
Fresh Spinach
Consuming green leafy vegetables also adds to the fiber, and hence should be included in the diet. Cook these vegetables in a simple way, i.e. avoid adding any oil.
Dry fruit
Drink fluids throughout the day. Incorporate whole grain foods and good fats (olive oil, chia seeds, nuts, etc.) in your diet, and avoid processed foods.
Whenever you climb those scales, and do not see any change in the measurements, do not get disheartened. This is one of the main rules of dieting. The Eiffel Tower was not built in one day, same way, you cannot expect to lose considerable amount of weight in a very short period of time.
If any of your past attempts at losing weight have failed, forget it and make a new start. You should have the will power to maintain and carry on with whatever you are doing. Till now, you had programmed yourself to think negatively about your weight issues, and gave up as soon as you discovered that there was little or no change in your condition.
First and foremost, visualize an image of yourself that is still the same like before, i.e. one in which you have not lost any weight even after previous attempts. Then, focus on what is the reason behind your thinking. Next, drain and shrink the image from your mind.
The next step is to create an image of yourself, that has lost the expected amount of weight, and is looking slim and exactly the way you want yourself to look.
Last step includes feeling the rush of excitement that comes, when you think of that image, and at that time join your middle finger and thumb together. These steps are said to reprogram your mind to think in a positive way, and encourage you to stick to the diet plans.
Some other minor diet tips to remember are, whenever you feel hungry, get involved in some favorite activity, that can divert your mind from food successfully. Consume low-calorie, low-fat foods and fluids. Stay away from sugary foods and drinks.
Exercise
Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol. Drink plenty of water everyday. Exercise regularly and consume a few calories less than your normal daily calorie intake. You may perform light exercises during workout. Just be strong and stick to the plan. Wish you all the best!
Disclaimer: This is only for informative purpose. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.