How To Achieve Effective Weight Loss

Published:August 30th, 2010

Women have a more difficult time losing weight than men. Severe and prolonged diets shut down the metabolism and once our bodies are set into starvation mode, it becomes more difficult to lose weight. Fat cells tend to hold on to the fat they have stored and make the body start burning lean muscle mass in order to benefit from the fuel it needs.

Lean muscle mass is the metabolically active part of our bodies. When a diet is over and the body gets out of starvation mode, the metabolism is still not functioning well. After each successive attempt at dieting, it seems to be harder to lose fat and control the weight on the long term.

One important aspect of weight loss is detoxifying the liver. Cleaning out the liver and reducing chemical build up can help you lose even the most stubborn fat. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are foods that can help. Processed foods, grains and chemically altered foods should be avoided.

Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts and cabbage together with citrus fruits such as grapefruit and orange can be useful for both detoxifying your liver and fight against free radical damage.

Diet alone is not enough, regular exercise should be part of a healthy lifestyle. Without it all your attempts at losing weight will be fruitless as you may gain back any fat you lost with radical diets.

So instead of crash diets, you should eat reasonable and not starve yourself. Weight loss patches are one option you should consider when attempting to lose weight. Combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise they can help you achieve the desired weight and maintain it on the long term.

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