The first thing you need to know is, diets do not work. Largely because they are unsustainable.
It is best to drop weight gradually because it’s more likely to stay off. If you drop weight too fast, you’ll lose muscle, bone, and water instead of fat. The idea is, if you can live on a diet for the rest of your life that provides all the nutrients your body needs, then you do not have anything to worry about. But, if you cannot, it means that once you stop dieting, you would eventually regain all the weight.
Burning fat cannot be sustained simply by dieting; there are a whole lot of things to consider. If you desire to trim down, you need to modify your lifestyle habits, change your unhealthy eating habits and get your body moving.
What Happens To Your Body When You’re Dieting?
In the short term, fad diets may help you lose weight. However, they’ll likely make you feel sluggish, moody, nauseated and achy. In the long term, they can cause metabolism problems, rebound weight gain and life-threatening medical conditions.
You Become Dehydrated
Your immediate weight loss on a fad diet is an illusion, as all the weight you lose is water weight not fat. When you restrict calories, especially carbohydrates, your body burns glycogen before burning fat. Glycogen is a form of carbohydrate stored in the liver and muscles and attached to every gram of water. Thus, instead of burning fat, you burn glycogen which is basically water, causing dehydration.
This could lead to dizziness and extreme fatigue.
Unstable Blood Sugar Level
Most diets deprive you of getting a steady supply of carbohydrates, protein, fat and fibre throughout the day to keep your blood sugar and insulin levels stable.
If you’re on a detox or cleanse diet instead, the regular influx of high-sugar, low-fibre juice can cause your blood sugar levels to spike rapidly and equally drop quickly, which, over time, can lead to insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes.
Abnormal Muscles Break Down
Weight loss without exercising and replenishing your body with proteins could lead to the breakdown of your muscle used for energy. When you lose weight fast, you lose about three times more muscle than you would if you lost weight through eating healthy and exercising. So, even though you are losing weight, your physique doesn’t look so appealing.
In the case of extreme weight loss, the muscles of the heart can be excessively strained, leading to ventricular arrhythmias and death.
Slows Down Metabolism
With less muscle, your metabolic rate (the number of calories you burn at rest) automatically drops. This means you burn fewer calories while walking and exercising. The lower your metabolism drops, the less likely you are to burn calories and lose weight. Also, your brain triggers your body into starvation mode because food is in short supply, causing your body to cling to calories to prevent you from starving to death.
Leads To Malnutrition
Cutting out essential food types deprives your body of the nutrients it needs to function properly. Fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K and other vital nutrients that act as powerful antioxidants, fighting free radicals to prevent inflammation and disease, as well as supporting healthy gene expression, cell growth, immune system function, cognitive ability and bone health are absent and thus leaves your body malnourished.
Increased Likelihood For Brain Damage
If your brain is running only on ketones, it’s running below capacity. This increases the production of the stress hormone corticosterone, making your brain more susceptible to stress, increasing your risk of depression and predisposing you to future binge-eating behaviour. It can also result in long-term impairments in visual-spatial memory and decreased brain growth.
Dull Looking Skin
When you fail to consume healthy food packed with vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin D3 and Omega 3, your skin suffers. As a result, your skin may be dull and you may experience breakouts. To improve skin health, switch to water, regular exercising and eat healthy meals.
Poor Wound Healing and Declined Immunity
Poor wound healing could indicate that you are not getting a sufficient level of essential nutrients. Poor nutrition affects recovery time, and how well your body will be able to fight off an infection that manifests from the wound. Sufficient calorie intake of protein and micronutrients are crucial for proper wound healing.
Inadequate supply of Vitamins A, C, and E, zinc, selenium, iron, and folic acid can compromise the immune system and trigger illness and infection.
The question is, are fad diets worth the risk?
Why would you starve when you can eat and lose?
If you eat healthy foods and avoid junk, you automatically begin to lose weight. Include foods fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, apples, legumes, soy, lean chicken, meat, etc., in your diet.
Let’s face it, losing weight is requires discipline. The best part is, if you could maintain a diet even for a day, then this program is a perfect fit for you.
The key to having and maintaining your desired body weight is adopting a sustainable healthy lifestyle. This involves exercise routines and healthy meals that fit seamlessly into your current lifestyle, without leaving you feeling stifled or starved.
The Natural Cleansing Program changes how you feel and look. You do not need to starve, skip meals or indulge in ridiculous hours of exercise. This program combines whole healthy nutritious meals and snacks that heals, replenishes and at the same time burn the excess fat.
You do not want to go another day feeling sad or sick. Take the step today and enrol in our Natural Cleansing Program today!
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