What are fad diets?
Fad diets are trendy crash diets that lure you with the promise of quick fixes to short term weight loss like Atkins diet, alkaline diet, paleo diet, blood group diet, gluten-free diets, etc. As these diets either tend to focus on exclusively consuming few foods or eliminate or restrict particular food/ food group to reduce calorie intake and to achieve quick results.
Have you fallen prey to these trending fad diets?
If yes, then here are a couple of reasons which will show how these diets are often detrimental to your health.
Causes nutrient deficiency.
Can lead to nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and headaches.
Causes gastric problems, acidity, and constipation.
Can be a social burden as they keep you away from enjoying food with your family and friends.
Causes lethargy and makes you feel sad and low on energy.
Can also cause dehydration.
Healthy Way Out
Choose whole foods over processed and packaged foods.
Be mindful of what you eat.
Eat smaller meals on time rather than skipping them.
Have more water instead of drinking calories.
Maintain a food log of what you eat until choosing nutritious food becomes a habit.
Make exercising a habit and do it for 20-30 mins daily.
Today's fast-paced lifestyle demands instant, easy, and quick fixes that are short-lived yet we fail to realize it. Instead, bring in a lifestyle change that will not only allow you to eat all the nutritious food of your choice from all food groups and also allow you to maintain a healthy weight.