For those who have tried, they soon realized: diets do not work.
Everyone has either heard of or has tried to go on a diet. Sadly, most of the time, they fail to stick to it, and give up halfway. This causes them to feel demoralized and go on eating binges because they feel deprived of various foods because of the diet they were on.
This leads to GREATER weight gain. Since you denied your body of food for so long, your body is starving! The moment food enters, your body absorbs as much as it can in case of a future "starvation".
Many diets promise instant results. They use statements like, "Follow XYZ diet and you will lose 20 pounds, GUARANTEED!". With more and more people being on the heavier side nowadays, promises of instant weight loss appeals to them.
As there is lack of awareness, many people continue spending fortunes on fast weight loss programs, like risky diets, pills, slimming wraps...
... The list is ENDLESS.
I have heard of people who were extremely happy because the "diet" they were on caused them to lose a few pounds on the first day. There are only two possibilities:
Emily's diet was not a diet at all. She didn't eat anything, and when she felt faint, she would allow herself a cube of cheese!
Diets cause you to either gain more weight from depriving your body of the needed nutrients for so long, or you would suffer from digestion-related ailments. Starving your body can cause you to suffer from many complications.
An average adult will require an intake of about 2500 calories a day. Most diets will suggest that you cut your intake to about 1000 calories a day! However, when your body does not have enough calories, it burns your muscles, fat and bone to help boost the amount of calories in your body.
If you are on a diet that promises instant results and the previous paragraph does not scare you, I am quite speechless. However, I will share with you even more dark news.
Irresponsible dieting is estimated to cost about 50000 women their lives! Furthermore, there is reasonable evidence that suggests that many diseases can be caused by diets. These diseases include the following:
Isn't it evidence enough that diets do not work?
You do not have to starve your bodies, suffer from stomach ulcers, heart attack and osteoporosis, to lose weight. You simply have to give yourself some time from day to day for some fat-burning workouts.
Weight loss is a tortoise race. Slow and steady. I know how tempting it is to believe in a faster solution, but there simply isn't any.
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