Have you ever found yourself at difficulty establishing when dieting is enough and you should get back to your regular lifestyle?
Many of us fear this moment, as this means that you have lost enough weight, and the next step follows: maintaining the right weight.
This may be more difficult than the diet itself.
So, many choose to stay on the diet indefinitely. However, you do need to stop dieting when the following signs appear:
It’s already six months since you’ve started your diet
Why should you stop after six months? Scientists claim that any diet works for a six-month period. When you surpass the six-month limit, you are likely to start gaining weight, so it is definitely better to stop dieting.
Your diet works very slowly
If your diet gives some results, but these are not significant, you might need to reconsider. For instance, if you’ve only lost one pound during the past dieting month, then you should definitely change the program you’re following.
Your diet made you cut back heavily on calories
You know of course that starvation cannot help you lose weight. Consequently, continuously cutting back on calories will result in having a very slow metabolism – meaning you stop losing weight. In such a case, you also need a change, so don’t be afraid to stop your current diet.
You feel weak
This may not only be a result of cutting calories. It may also be the result of having adopted an intensive diet which does not provide you with the nutrients you need. You may get frequent headaches, or you might not have the energy you used to when going at the gym.
So, all of the above are signs hinting at you letting go of your usual diet. Too much dieting may indeed be bad for you.
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