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Learn How To NOT Lose Weight

I know it’s not politically correct to by the National Enquirer, but I got roped in by the headline, “Hollywood’s Deadly Skin and Bones Diet: Stars Risking Their Lives to be Thin.” Then there was the Tabloid, In Touch, with a similar headline, “Scary Skinny!”

This was “professional” research: I wasn’t really reading these things.Tabloid Tales

Among others, the Enquire cover featured 110 pound Anna Kournikova; 100 pound Angelina Jolie; 5′ 6″, 5′ 7″, 100 pound Angelina Jolie.

Dr. Stanley Title was quoted in the article saying, “The skin and bones diet is extremely dangerous and can cause serious health implications. Literally, there are starving themselves to death.”

This is so because celebrities know that they look heavier when they’re on camera so they go to extremes to compensate for that even it means protruding bones.

Skinny and Healthy aren’t the Same

Focusing on weight loss, people often forget about their health.Leaving out things like nutrition, quality-of-life issues, general health, and energy levels, goals usually focus on clothing size, body fat percentage, and weight. I have completed over 7000 tests of body composition as a fat loss coach, so I see something even more alarming with these skin and bones diet plans.

Ratio of Muscle to Body Fat

The fact that weight loss can come from muscle rather than fat is a major concern. So people end up with very little muscle but still have fat spots. I’ve checked the composition of some women who look like they’re thin, but have higher than average body fat ratios.

Much like a pipe with insulation wrapped around it, what people like this have amounts to a bone with a pat of fat surrounding it. Problem with this is compounded by the slow metabolism and lack of strength.Now I know this skinny fat is worse: I used to think that only fat was bad.

4 Tips on How to be Fit and Lean, Not Skinny

1. Continue eating. Because people want to believe in a quick solution, they will stop eating to lose weight, but the weight loss usually doesn’t last. This is not how to lose weight fast.

2. Your normal routine should include strength training.Weight training helps you build muscle, elevate your metabolism and have overall good health.

3. Change the words you use. Rather than using terms like “dying to be thin,” try using terms like “improving nutrition.”How about trying to have an athletic look rather than trying to look skinny? Just look at how people talk in a weight loss forum.

4. Check your body composition.Damaging muscle loss can be avoided by doing this.

This is the same approach natural bodybuilders take: they each up to six meals with natural food every day to keep their muscle.Keep in mind, it’s about being “lean” and “healthy,” not being “skinny.”

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