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Fad diets, the other side of the story.

Jul 25, 2008
Today there are magnitudes of fad diets around. Everyone is clamouring to push to you their products just to make a quick buck. Regardless of the consequences, as long as they have sold you their products or had got you to follow their diet regime, your health is of no concern to them. Thus one has to be extremely careful in choosing fad diets to follow as they are not always beneficial.

There are many physicians who are quite skeptical about fad diets and have strong opinions concerning the well being of the person who decides to use this type of plan to lose weight. Diets such as The Atkins or cabbage soup diets will give you fast weight loss results, but they are also quite unhealthy and can and have caused people to have real physical illnesses. Also, the problem with these types of fad diets is that once you get off the plan, you gain all that weight back again. Fad diets are designed for you to eat a great deal of food in one meal and then skip the rest of the meals. This is by far the least healthy way to try to lose weight. It is much better for you to drop the weight slowly, eating three balanced meals a day consisting of the right types of food that work with your body. Including a regular exercise routine combined with a healthy diet is the safest way to lose weight. In fact, an overweight person who is physically active can be much healthier than a person who is thin but does not exercise.

A misconception about carbohydrates is that they lead to weight gain. This is not so as they only generate oil for your body. Thus Fad diets often substitute carbohydrates with proteins in order to curb oil production in your body. Also to find out if you are indeed overweight, measure your BMI. If you are over the ideal weight for your body mass then shedding some weight might be good. Obesity only causes diabetes, high BP and cardiovascular diseases.

With a proper diet plan, any food can be taken. It is all about planning the proper dosage of calories and having a balanced meal intake. Fad diets which eliminate certain categories of food from the diet are risky. This is because our bodies are not made to deal with the absence of essential fats for a prolong period of time. So it is important to eat a balanced meal, if necessary than break the main meal into several smaller meals.

The proper way to lose weight is always about exercises and proper calories intake planning. It is not about substituting one kind of food for another. Don't let the diet dictate the kind of food you eat but rather you decide. Eat what you like only just be aware of your calories intake and the way your body function. For example a spicy acidic takes longer to digest. In short, there no shortcut to weight loss. The answer to losing weight doesn't lies with fad diet.
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