You might come across a large majority of people who aim to lose weight using different styles of workouts and diet plans. They work out desperately and complement their efforts by taking a low calories diet, but they do not get the desired results. There has to be a reason for it, right? There definitely is! You should first consider the exact amount of calories you must take to perform various processes of your life. It is sheer absurdity to start dieting without having the idea of the minimum calorie requirement of your body.
Following are only two of the reasons for the fact that most people do not lose weight by virtue of the low-calorie diet:
1. Psychological Reasons:
When you take a lesser amount of calories than what your body requires, you will make your brain think that you do not need to digest the food at a fast rate. Therefore, your metabolism will be slowed. It is more of a psychological effect that your body will suffer from. The brain will make your metabolic processes slower and you will not be able to burn the fats of your body at the required rate. The fats will be locked in various parts of your body, thus adding to your body weight. You might be thinking that you will lose weight because you are taking fewer calories, but that will not happen, and you will be disappointed in the end.
2. Effect on Muscles:
Your muscles will be consumed and you will not be able to lose the body fat. It might so happen that you are losing weight at the cost of your muscle mass. It will put your body into the deficit of your muscles. The muscles you have built up after such an effort will be ruined, but the fat of the body is still there. So taking fewer calories will not be serving your purpose at the end of the day. You are the only one responsible for the fact because dieting does not mean starving until death. Rather, it is all about having a balanced diet.
Now you can prepare a proper diet plan with adequate calories so that you can get the desired results. You should ensure that you are taking the minimum calories which are needed by body to perform its vital tasks as otherwise it will only lead to harmful effects and not healthy and lasting weight loss.