Following a diet is like living death, not to mention that most of the weight loss programs out there won’t help you lose weight. your “diet” needs to be a lifestyle change, not something you do now and them to lose weight. It is okay if you choose to follow a healthy diet plan, but if you are like most people, you will go after the fast weight loss solutions, which most of the fad diets seem to offer, regardless of weight loss products!
In this article I will tell you how fad diets can not only kill your weight loss dreams but also your body!
1. Diet plays with your health: Many of the fad diets influence your health in a big way, so much so that you really wished you hadn’t followed this weight loss method! Diets usually restrict your food intake to the bare minimum, and some of them even make you starve for extended periods of time.
Believe it or not, many of the maladies out there, such as arrhythmia of the heart, osteoporosis of the bones, muscle injuries etc., are direct results of malnutrition. If ignored for a long time, malnutrition can also result in sudden death! I think you are better off being overweight than following any fad diet plan. If at all you want to lose weight, you should focus on eating and being healthy!
2. Diets make you suffer from loss of energy: Food is the main source of your body’s energy, and unless you have enough energy, you won’t be able to perform your daily activities. By limiting your food intake, diets are actually limiting your calorie consumption. Since calories are used by your body to produce energy, the fewer calories you consume, the less energy you will have.
This doesn’t however mean that you should consume excessive calories, but at the same time you should make sure that you are eating enough. When you don’t eat enough, you suffer from fatigue, loss of energy, mood swings, weakness, etc. Life becomes bitter and unpleasant to you!
3. Bad food habits are the direct results of dieting: In normal circumstances, your body tells you when it is time to eat. However, when you diet, your entire internal system is disrupted, so much so that you feel hungry at odd times when you are not supposed to eat. When you diet, you will try to sneak into your kitchen or take a peek at your refrigerator late at night to see if there is something that you can fill up your stomach with! The reason behind this is not hard to guess. Most of the diets perpetually keep you in a hungry state so it is natural for you to think about food at all times. Overeating and binge eating are direct results of dieting. Almost everyone who has followed a fad diet has ‘cheated’ on his diet at least once!
To get rid of hunger, you will probably try some form of diet pills or appetite suppressants. These pills just fool your brain to believe that you are full even when you are not! Naturally, your brain gets confused and sends wrong signals, so that you are unable to know when you are hungry and when you aren’t!
If you want to lose weight healthily, stop dieting and focus on healthy eating instead! Read more weight loss articles here.
The best way to loose weight safely is to just cut out fatty foods, and things you dont REALLY need such a crisps, chocolates etc. I lost 5 lbs in one week eating cerial for breakfast with semi or skimmed milk…cerial such a weetabix (as this helps digestion) with fruit such a grapes (not bananna as this is hig in carbs)…for lunch, brown break with sliced white meat or ham woth plenty of salad and water to drink with some fruit. then for dinner, steamed fish/chicked with salad or veg..try and cut out big amounts of potato, but if you do have potatio have a jacket spud. no sauces such as mayonnaise etc… drink plenty of water..and dont snack of crips & choccie….snack on fruit, rice crackers or low fat yoghurt. that was 5 lbs on one week, without excersie! imagine how much more i could have lost in that week with some gentle excersice!!!!! hope this helps