Everybody wants to lose weight. As any of LIVE’s online personal trainers and the first words out of most people’s mouths are losing a few more pounds. Dieters have used many options to lose weight and Live Lean Today has listed the issues with three of the top weight loss methods.
Top 3 Non Effective Weight Loss Methods
Diuretics: Diuretics that increase the production of urine or they make you go to the bathroom. Though you lose weight on the scale it is just water. Too much diuretic use causes your body to retain more weight than people take more pills to get the weight off. Don’t be fooled by just looking at the scale.
Because of the use of diuretics and the improper use of carbs, 75% of Americans are in a constant state of dehydration. If dehydration is taken too fat it can cause death and has on wrestlers using diuretics to lose weight. Most people once they start eating healthy gain 5 lbs back which is just water. Kidney and liver function are hurt drastically with long term dehydration.
Laxatives: Laxatives make you go #2, which doesn’t affect fat loss very much. Your food has already been absorbed into your fat cells and intestines.
The weight loss you may get comes from water. Your water weight loss can fluctuate drastically daily.
Long term us of laxatives may cause unpleasant problems. Users tend to find that after awhile they problems completing a bowel movement without using a laxative. Your bowels become permanently damaged, and in extreme cases, death can result. Electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, constipation, bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting are also common side effects. Getting off of regular laxative use usually requires the help of a doctor.
Ipecas Syrup: Ipecac syrup is used to induce vomiting for poisonings. Ipecas is used by those that throw up their food after eating which is called Bulimic. This is very dangerous and may lead to weakening the heart, causing irregular heart beats, chest pains, breathing problems, rapid heart beat, cardiac arrest, seizures, shock, and coma.