Stay Away from Doomed Diets
Crash diets have been around for decades; however, they are becoming increasingly popular as people use social media sites to share these fad diets with each other. What is more, a growing problem with obesity has also led many people to try diets ranging from the "Cabbage Soup" diet to eating only "Acai Berries" to starving on "500 calories per day".
Many people claim to have lost a great deal of weight using these and/or other crash diet formulas. These claims often have some degree of truth to them, as eating very few calories will automatically lead to weight loss. However, what most people fail to realize is that crash diets do not bring about permanent weight loss. The pounds always come back. What is more, crash diets are doomed to failure because they automatically lower the body's metabolism, making it easier than before to gain and retain extra pounds.
Another problem with crash diets is that they can cause serious health problems. Depriving the body of needed calories and/or certain nutrients can cause heart and circulation problems, fatigue, shortness of breath and malnutrition.
Staying away from doomed diets will help you avoid the discouragement that inevitably sets in when you lose a great deal of weight, only to gain it back within a few weeks or months. It also helps you avoid serious health problems that come about when your body does not get the nutrition it needs for an extended period of time.
The good news is that you do not need to go on a crash diet in order to lose weight. In fact, you may not even need to go on a diet at all. You simply need to eat real, healthy foods (i.e. fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, unprocessed proteins), drink plenty of water and exercise on a daily basis. Getting professional support and help from likeminded individuals is also important, as doing so helps you to maintain healthy living habits that will not only enable you to get fit but also stay that way long-term.
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