Torture Weight Loss: A Fast Track to Failure

A lot of people who want to lose weight would probably always think of a workout or a program that will let them lose weight quickly. I myself thought of the same thing a couple of years back. Most would think that extra strenuous workouts and eating extremely less would really help in losing weight really quickly. To be honest, most of the time it’s true but it would usually lead to failure.

Eating a lot less than the recommend daily calorie requirements of the body do let your body burn fat since it won’t be able to find food. It will really translate to loss in weight but is losing weight all there is to it? It is very tempting to see that you’re losing a kilo or 2 in just a single day so the next day, you’d probably do the same thing you did. Little did you know that you’re probably doing more bad than good to your body. Let me share my experience.

A number of years ago, I was over 250 pounds. I was so motivated to lose weight since I’m actually having problems in different aspects of my life from how I move to my inter-personal attitude. It even reached to a point where I was just extremely depressed at how I feel and look so I decided to work out. I made up a program that really made me lose lots of weight very quickly. I was actually losing 10 pounds or so in a week. And during that time I was able to lose 22 pounds in one of those weeks. So in 3 months time, I lost over 90 pounds. My weight dropped to 160 pounds. What did I do? Jog for 1 hour, walk for 3 hours, do weight training for an hour or so, ate extremely less and loaded up on water everyday. As a matter of fact, in a week I managed to eat only a slice of bread and 3 pieces of crackers. I also took resurge to help me with my diet and to lose weight. At first I was very hesitant but when I checked some resurge reviews, I finally decided to give it a try. I was happy with the results.

I was exhilarated to see that I lost that many pounds in a week. I was even proud that I beat all the others who tried to lose weight. But after those 3 months, I looked at the mirror and said to myself “I am doing weight training like crazy, why is my body so thin?” Then, I felt really weak and I was not able to lift heavy weights anymore. I went to the hospital and the doctor told me “You’re malnourished.” I was shocked. I even told the doctor “Hey, I lost 90 pounds already so why am I malnourished.” It was a stupid mistake that I did. I wasn’t doing my homework. It’s not the amount of weight you lost but how you lost it that really matters.

I realized that I tortured my body just to lose all that weight. I wasn’t actually taking care of my body and that was the result. I was extremely exhausted even when I was just sitting down. I was so into losing weight that I did not consider the correct way and the healthy aspect of it.

After that, I started eating again and stopped my workout and my doctor was right. He said that I’d probably regain all the weight and so it did. I bloated back up to 250 pounds in 3 years. Now, I’ve lost 70 pounds from that and I’m doing it the right way. I’ve lost it in 6 months and I’ve been eating less but not to the point of deprivation. I’m physically stronger and my mindset is always set on my goal. I sometimes cheat still but I try not to lose focus or else I might gain the weight again.

As you can see torturing yourself, so to speak, isn’t really helping. You may be losing a pound a day but make sure you’re doing it right. It doesn’t matter how long you get there but what matters most is how you got there. Do some research and better yet seek professional advice from doctors, licensed trainers and dieticians. This is important as we have different bodies and we may react differently to different programs. Maintain your motivation and keep your goals in sight. You’ll get there eventually so be patient. I know it won’t be easy but you’ll be proud of yourself once you succeed. Stay healthy!

Brian Singleton a retired news editor and tech enthusiast. He shares a deep love for science and technology and wishes to connect with others through this his content.

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