Jul 26, 2017
There are lots of adverts for 'quick fix' diets that promise great results in a short period of time. Lots of people try these, however most of the time they never work and even when they do they can actually be bad for you. Today's article explains why you should avoid them
These diets are the ones that lead to yo-yo dieting. So you may get quick results but as soon as you start eating normally again, you will put all that weight back on
Yes you are losing weight unfortunately it isn't fat. Most of the weight you lose will actually be water weight. Also, because you are starving your body you will also lose muscle mass as well. This is bad because it will make you weaker and it will decrease the amount of calories your body needs in a day
Extreme diets work by starving the body for short periods of time. However this means you miss out on essential nutrients that your body needs. In the short term you might notice that you skin and hair gets worse and in the long term you might have more serious hormonal and digestive problems
When you do these sorts of diets your body doesn't have enough energy. You will feel constantly tired, moody and won't be able to concentrate. You will struggle to exercise which then decreases your chances of getting in shape
Extreme diets will usually lead to binge eating at some point as your self control will break and you will give in to your cravings. The chances are that you will actually eat more calories during a binge than you had cut out from your diet and it will be from unhealthy food (no one binges on fruit and vegetables)
Quick fix diets are unhealthy and usually leave you in a worse position than when you started. If you do want to get into shape then look for a healthy, sustainable, balanced diet plan that doesn't make too many changes too quickly.