The Dukan diet, the lemonade diet, the protein diet, the hypercaloric diet, the grape diet … Diets and more diets, it seems that every day a new one appears or a variation of one that has existed for years. The Internet, bookstores, libraries and social gatherings seem to revolve around the extreme thinness that women can reach and the best diet to achieve it. In our busy race to reach a slim figure, which honestly borders on an unhealthy weight, women put our bodies at constant risk. Diets, while they may help us in our goal of losing a few pounds, can cause us more harm than imagined.
Nutritional imbalance: Our body needs various vitamins, minerals and nutrients found in different food groups, restricting the consumption of a certain food group can cause malnutrition. Although it is true that as established by some diets, excessive consumption of carbohydrates, especially refined ones, can cause you to gain weight, organs as important as the brain and liver use carbohydrates as fuel to function normally.
Lack of energy: According to your age, constitution and the type of daily activity you do, there are a minimum of calories that you must consume to keep your body healthy and have enough energy. Dramatically reducing the number of calories you consume per day as suggested by certain diets can cause you to be low in energy, grumpy, and weak. Consuming fats like extra virgin olive oil, organic butter, and coconut oil are essential for maintaining a good energy level, not to mention beautiful skin and a toxin-free organism.
Impact on your digestive system: Many women on diets suffer from stomach pains, indigestion and nausea. If you don't provide your body with enough fiber, you will end up with constipation. Radical diets can cause excessive intestinal reflux and lead to an ulcer.
The yo-yo effect: Unless you choose to change the way you eat and acquire healthy habits, it is very likely that the weight reduction you achieve with any of these wonderful diets is only temporary. Eating balanced, drinking plenty of water, exercising and consulting a professional before embarking on a diet are the best alternatives to keep fit in a healthy way.
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