People are constantly struggling to lose weight. Unfortunately, people fall victim to the scams of quick weight loss advertisements and unhealthy diets. These diets do not assist with long term weight loss or promote living a healthier lifestyle.
Very low calorie diets are impossible to assist with maintaining the appropriate weight. Reports from the weight control information network have concluded that low calorie diets are generally effective for patients that are extremely obese and under close supervision of a medical professional. However, the weight that was lost will usually be regained as soon as the patient returns to their normal eating habits. In addition, losing weight too quickly can cause gallstones and other harmful issues such as bowel issues and fatigue.
Cleansing diets have long been a favorite among celebrities. However, detox diets are dangerous to your health and can create more issues as no true benefits with detox diets have been reported. Most cleansing diets recommend the individual completes a combination of fasting, and the use of laxatives, as well as herbal supplements. The theory that this diet is based on is that your body stores toxins that prevent proper weight loss. Detox diets can lead to severe headaches, fatigue and malnutrition. These types of diets can also affect the dieter long term and lead to anemia, low blood sugar and an irregular heartbeat.
Fad diets are among the worst ways a person can attempt to lose weight. Diets that force the restriction of certain foods or rely heavily on eating only one thing for an extended amount of time are not only difficult to follow, but will result in relapse and the dieter gaining back any weight that was lost. Fad diets including high protein, low carbohydrate diets can lead to heart disease and bowel issues, as well as fatigue and nausea. Consuming less than 130 grams of carbohydrates each day can lead to gout, as well as kidney stones. Fad diets that make claims that eating a certain food will assist with weight loss is not accurate as there are no foods that do not contain calories.
Another form of dieting that is highly dangerous is diets that rely on the consumption of supplements and diet pills. Supplements that are labeled as all natural are not proven or monitored by the FDA. It is important to keep in mind at one time many people attempting to lose weight turned to the popular drug ephedra. This drug has since been banned in the United States because of resulted in serious illness, as well as death. There are numerous supplements available on the market that claim to be free of ephedra, but because they are not approved by the FDA there is no guarantee that they do not contain the same ingredients as that in ephedra.