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Fad Diet, Bad Diet!


The first time exercising after a lull of physical activity will not provide instant results, and neither should your diet. A "Fad Diet" or a "Fast Weight-Loss" plan is not the solution for shedding unwanted pounds and keeping them off.

Diets such as the Biggest Loser Diet, HMR Program, and Atkins Diet were ranked the top 3 "Fast Weight- Loss Diets" by the U.S. News Report in 2016. "Fad Diets" like these assure "x" amount of weight loss in "x" amount of days, otherwise, a money back guarantee. What they don't tell you, are the long term affects of short term weight loss.

Too often do misguided people allow advertisements to persuade them into thinking if they can lose 10-15 pounds of unwanted fat, and that they will be "happy." Contrary to what people may believe, they are not looking to just lose a few pounds; they are really looking to lose that unwanted weight and keep it off!

Yes, diets such as the Biggest Loser Diet, HMR Program, and Atkins Diet were top ranked for losing weight fast. However, a study by Stuart Wolpert of the UCLA Researchers Report, reports that observations that went on for more than two years showed that 83% of people gained back more weight than they originally lost while dieting. Meaning, if you start at 140 pounds and drop down to 125 pounds, you are more likely to not only put back on the 15 ponds you worked so hard to lose in that short period of time, but you are likely to add on additional weight after that. So instead of losing weight fast, you are gaining weight long term.

Naturally, this post-diet weight gain is due to the deprivation of essential nutrients in your daily routines while using "Fast Weight-Loss" diets. Often, supplements will be taken to reduce your appetite, in turn, you to eat less and lose weight fast! Shortly after noticing results, or reaching your ideal weight, people return to their old habits; eating more, exercising less, and ultimately gaining back the weight they lost. If you are having a hard time keeping up with your exercise routine after reaching your ideal weight, check out our "What We Say vs. What We Do" blog for some tips on how to maintain motivation and prevent falling into bad habits.

After gaining back unwanted weight, people continue to use these "Fast Weight-Loss" diets to yet again lose unwanted weight. This doesn't make sense! It is the fast weight-loss that leads these people to their additional weight gain, and will ultimately leave them in an endless cycle of unhealthy weight-loss habits. This process of repeatedly losing and gaining weight can be directly associated with long term, life altering effects such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and immune deficiency.

Again, losing weight quickly is not going to be a long term solution to keeping weight off, and can be ultimately very unhealthy! What is important is that every individual tends to their dietary needs when looking to shed pounds. The Harvard Women's Health Watch states that the healthiest way for women to maintain their daily intake of vitamins and minerals is not through multi-vitamin supplements, but through a balanced diet. A balanced diet contains an abundance of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The synergistic combination of the three result in optimal caloric intake, as well as a healthy diet. As for men, carbohydrates provide energy, protein builds and repairs tissue, vitamin D intake is necessary for strong bones, and vitamin B intake is necessary to support a healthy nervous system.

If you are looking to lose weight and effectively keep it off, try seeing a nutritionist who can recommend a healthy diet and exercise plan that is right for you. Every person is different, therefore, no two people lose weight the same way.

RECAP:

- Fad Diet's are NOT the healthy choice when looking to lose unwanted pounds due to the deprivation of essential nutrients.

- 83% of people gained back more weight than they originally lost while dieting.

- Repetitive use of Fad Diet's can result in cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and immune deficiency.

- Instead of losing weight fast, you are gaining weight long term when using Fad Diet's.

- No two people lose weight the same way, try seeing a nutritionist who can recommend a healthy diet and exercise plan that is right for you!

"Don't start a diet that has an expiration date... Focus on a LIFESTYLE that will last FOREVER!"

~Unknown~


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