Diets That Don't Work And Hurt

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Diets That Don't Work And Hurt
Diets That Don't Work And Hurt
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The miraculous diets that promise to lose many kilos in a few days are about to become a strong temptation because we all want to lose those extra pounds that winter left before the start of summer. However, here we want to tell you what are the most harmful diets so that you can identify them and not put your health at stake

Detox diets

Better known as the green juice diet, this regimen consists primarily of ingesting fruit and vegetable juices without any solid food. Although it may sound healthy, after a few weeks your body may experience dizziness and low energy due to a lack of protein and carbohydrates. It is obvious that taking only juices you will lose weight due to the low caloric intake, but take into account that you will not be losing fat but muscle mass. In addition, this has a great rebound effect since by returning to normal eating habits, your body recovers all the lost nutrients more quickly.

What to do? Green juices are an excellent option for people who eat very few solid vegetables. However, instead of just dieting, you can incorporate them into your daily meals. It can be as breakfast or as a snack after your meal.

Baby food diet

Among the 'miraculous' remedies we can find one that consists of eating only baby food. Yes, you read that right, those little vials of processed food. This consists of consuming 14 jars, replacing breakfast and lunch, to have something very light at night. This is one of the most harmful diets for your body since, in addition to nutritional deficiency, the probability of developing an eating disorder increases, and the rebound effect is safe. Keep in mind that the levels of macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbohydrates) as well as micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) will decrease dramatically causing decompensation and damage to your body.

What to do? If you think you need to change your eating habits, go to a professional to indicate the best diet according to your goals, body and lifestyle. Do not allow your body to suffer a significant decrease in nutrients that will only harm you.

Ketogenic diet or 'keto'

While this diet is not entirely harmful, it is highly restrictive. Consists of consuming 20% ​​protein, 5% carbohydrates and 75% fat. Fruits, cereals, tubers, legumes and rice are some of the prohibited foods in this regimen and because it is very low in carbohydrates you can get fatigue and dizziness. According to studies, this diet can also affect the state of your hormones.

What to do? Depending on your goals in weight loss, monitoring any type of diet must be balanced and contain the macronutrients that your body needs to function properly.

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Diet 5: 2

Also known as 'Fast diet', this method promises to lose 12 pounds (6 kilos) in a month. Quite a wonder, right? The only thing you have to do is eat everything you want and in the quantities you want for five days; the remaining two will consume only 500 calories, that is, almost bordering on fasting. In addition to not having any medical support, this plan does not control your nutrient intake, which will surely result in consuming excessive amounts of calories daily. Fasting days will be a total decompensation for your body, and probably in a bad mood for not eating.

What to do? Don't believe in 'miracle' remedies that promise you effortless results. A balanced diet and some physical activity will always be the best formula for your body to feel and look good.

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