ALL ABOUT FAD DIETS
Fad diets usually consist of a restrictive or unusual diet plan that is meant to help people lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. The problem with these diets is that they are unsustainable, and so people get sick and tired of the restrictive pattern, can’t take being hungry any more, lose their motivation, and ultimately end up binging or overeating. They are also likely to try another fad diet down in the line in hopes that the next time will be different. This is also known as “yo-yo” dieting.
You may have heard or even tried some of the following examples of fad diets:
OTHER RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH FAD DIETS
Not only can fad diets end up causing you to gain weight, but they can also wreak havoc on your hormone health, metabolism, mental health, and sometimes even your wallet!
Long-term under-eating has been linked to infertility and insomnia as a result of hormone imbalance. A healthy diet and lifestyle is crucial to hormone health, so starving your body of essential calories and nutrients can potentially cause serious damage.
Many yo-yo dieters often feel guilty for failing on their diet attempts, sometimes so much that it leads to chronic stress, depression or anxiety.
Lastly - they can be extremely costly, especially if the diet does not promote long-term health and sustainability. Diet companies that insist you purchase their frozen or packaged processed foods, along with a membership or signup fee, can cause a lot of strain on your wallet.
LOSING WEIGHT THE RIGHT WAY
Learning how to eat the right foods (and enough of them) is where it all starts. Additionally, incorporating smart physical activity (not overdoing it), a good support system, and adapting healthy lifestyle habits, are all pieces of the puzzle to lose weight in a healthy way.
It all starts with education. On our weight loss program, we make sure everyone has the proper education and understanding of why our program is designed the way it is. We are interested in long-term, sustainable weight loss and overall health - NOT a quick fix or magic pill. We want you to feel good - not hungry, lethargic and irritable!
If you're ready to stop wasting time and money on fad diets, and if you're ready to stop going hungry and potentially causing damage to your body - call us today! We want to help you reach your goals the right way.