Let’s not get confused
People always want to lose weight. Before I continue I must clear that statement up. People want to lose fat. There’s a difference. Weight simply refers to mass, for the body that consists of: water (other liquids), muscle, fat, bones, etc. When you want to drop 15 pounds or get a 6 pack, your goal is to lose fat.
The reason why I bring that up is because many times people try diets and lose a bunch of weight quickly and they stop and put it all back on. If that ever happens to you, it is most likely water weight, some carbohydrates and sodium rich foods promote water retention. However, even lowering carbohydrates will eventually deplete glycogen stores in the muscle which will lower overall weight. When you increase your carbohydrates, your body will refill the glycogen stores and store extra sugar as fat. That is not to say low-carb diets aren’t good, no they are excellent and benefit many people; it is just to say that in order to lose fat, it is a commitment and long term process. Don’t let that scare you, you CAN lose weight QUICKLY. You can even lose some fat quickly, just don’t believe all the hype around “lose 21 pounds in 21 days”.
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