by Jenni J., http://www.fitnessandfreebies.com
You know how you are often told to be careful not to lose
too much weight too quickly? Well, it turns out this can apply to hair loss
as well as weight loss. If you cut back too far on protein intake or
calories, you can stop hair production.
You can prevent this from occurring. Make sure that you get the recommended
daily allowance of protein for your desired, healthy body weight.
example, if you would like to weigh in at 140 pounds, divide that number by
2.2 to get your weight in kilograms, then multiply by 0.8. The resulting
number, in this case 51g, is your minimum daily protein requirement. In
addition, try not to lose more than two pounds a week. Your hair should
start growing again in a few weeks and a noticeable result in six months.
It should also be noted that for those who are not losing weight but are
losing hair, you could have a medical condition such as a hormonal problem.
Check with your doctor.
Good sources of protein are chicken, fish, tofu, peanut butter, beans, milk,
yogurt, eggs, and bread. But be sure the bread does not contain corn sweetener
or hydrogenated oil; both are highly toxic.
Note: You can
quality protein supplements at bargain prices.
Some more thoughts on keeping your hair
In the USA, the cultural norm is to wash your hair often. That is not the
norm in most countries. And, it's neither healthy nor necessary. Excessive hair
washing is a huge contributor to hair loss, hair thinning, and frizzy hair.
What you need to do instead is simply brush your hair each day. Give yourself
a good scalp massage a couple of times per week, also. This invigorates the
scalp, promotes blood flow, loosens dander, and just plain feels good.
Dying your hair can make you look younger. But it has a pernicious effect on
your health and actually hastens aging because the typical hair dye is toxic. If
you can't drink it, you shouldn't put it on your skin.
Avoid extreme hair styles. Tight braids, perms, and other hair torture causes
stress to the hair structure. It can also cause stress to the hair root,
bringing on premature death for that root--meaning you go bald sooner.
Speaking of stress, general stress is also a contributor to hair loss.
Unfortunately, we are surrounded by stressful things such as gangsta government,
economic crises, rude people, and (for some of us) idiotic bosses. The thing is,
it's not the cause of stress that really matters. It's how you handle the
stress. You can't let things get to you, and the secret to that is to focus on
what's going right and on what you can accomplish going forward. When something
bad happens, acknowledge it and move on. When faced with a setback, figure out
how to accept it or conquer it, and proceed accordingly. Simply fretting and
fuming does not help. Worrying never changed a thing. Either deal with it or
accept it. That's how you beat stress instead of letting it beat you.