Anyone with a weight loss goal wants just one thing - Fast results. Fast weight loss being the strongest motivating factor has often driven people to try the most extreme means of losing weight. The most common among them is going on crash diets, where you survive on measly meals that do nothing but make you crave more food in the long run.

Crash diets help you lose weight fast but they don’t help you keep it off for long. In fact people tend to put on more weight than what they had lost on these diets. Then why would you put yourself through so much discomfort and frustration to lose weight when it wont even last a few weeks.

When trying to lose weight you need to think long term. This is the only way that you can stay ahead and lose weight to keep it off for much longer. The most effective strategy to lose weight so far has been limiting weekly weight loss to up to 1 kg a week.

Here are some points that will reveal the problems with losing weight too quickly -

Muscle & Water Loss: Losing weight too quickly results in muscle and water loss from the body due to lack of nutrition in the body. This will reduce your body size but only temporarily because once you resume your eating habits you will definitely regain your fat. In fact, your muscles burn calories 24 hours, so, higher the muscle mass in your body, higher is your resting metabolism.

Slows Down The Metabolism: Many people starve themselves by either eating too less or by fasting to reduce their weight but pro-longed starvation can lead to slowing down of the metabolism which makes your weight loss even more complicated. This happens because with the lack of food or energy your body starts conserving each calorie you eat which results in the slow metabolism.

Nutrition Deficiencies: Not having enough food deprives you of many nutrients which are important for the proper functioning of the body. This can also result in different nutrient deficiencies. For example, not having proper intake of calcium or Vitamin D can reduce your bone strength and can cause diseases like arthritis or osteoporosis.

So, to lose your weight keep a check on what you are eating and include at least 30 minutes of workout in your daily routine.