Are fad diets safe?

How many diets have you tried over the years? Fad diets are everywhere, and there is no sign that they are going anywhere anytime soon. Although the diets change from time to time, there are some definite trends that you’ll always see come back around, like low fat and low calorie.

Fad diets are not necessarily unsafe. But everyone is different, and the diet that is right for one person may not be right for someone else. It is important that you focus more on overall nutrition and developing healthy eating habits.

Fad diets are also effective on a temporary basis. You are likely to lose weight either very quickly or not at all. If you are following a low-fat diet and your body really needs that fat to function properly, you might not lose weight at all. On the other hand, you could reach your goals quickly.

What makes fad diets dangerous is the yo-yoing that it causes in weight, size, and health markers. Those who go on fad diets and yo-yo weight from highs to lows are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes due to the vast changes in blood sugar. Other fad diets might cause chronic fatigue because they don’t provide enough carbs or energy sources. 

Fad diets are also not a nutritional option. Most of these diets focus on low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb, high-protein, etc., but all of those foods you are cutting out of your diet contain nutrients that your body truly does need to function properly. Following some fad diets for a long period of time can cause quite a lot of medical conditions.

If you want to lose weight safely, a doctor assisted, lifestyle changing approach is necessary. We offer weight loss programs tailored to your unique needs and health concerns. Our diet plans are based on nutritional requirements of the average human body, as well as considerations in amount of calories consumed versus expended. An exercise program is a must during a diet as well.

If you want to lose weight for good, the healthy way is to contact us today for a consultation.

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