Why Diets Are A Waste Of Time
The Adverse Effect of Diets
Diets do not work. Diets have a 99% Failure Rate. Have you noticed a pattern yet? Lose weight quickly regain it? Over time, studies show if you diet you are more likely to be overweight than people who eat normally and make small gradual changes to their lifestyle. No, the Law of Averages does not apply to this faulty system.
Dieting can be dangerous. Any time you severely restrict the amount or types of foods you eat you put your health and life at risk. Dieting has been related to injuries and sudden deaths from electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition, and heart arrhythmias. Weight cycling, or yo-yo-ing weight, is associated with higher death rates- especially if some type of pills is being used. At no point should you ever place weight loss above your health.
Dieting destroys your metabolism. Diets will cause your weight to quickly cycle up and down. Sure, you may lose weight quickly because you are simply not eating enough. In the initial stages, the first seven to nine pounds lost are water, presenting a real danger of dehydration and mineral deficiencies. Even more terrifying ins the break down of lean muscle due to inefficient nutrients and calories. If you are losing more than 3-4 pounds a week, you can be sure this is what is happening – very little fat is lost this state.
Dieting is exhausting. Diets are just reduced calorie Fads disguised by a clever gimmick. “Lose weight while you sleep” “Eat all you want and still lose weight” Not eating enough or cutting out certain food groups means your body may not be getting the energy it needs, or may lack certain nutrients. You will feel exhausted, light headed and experience some not-so-fun mood swings.
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Negative Effects of Diets
Dieting is disruptive. Dieting negatively affects your normal eating patterns. Diets can lead to binge eating, overeating and chaotic eating. When you diet, it is common to override your internal signals telling you to eat. You end up trying to use willpower or resist hunger signals and may even go as far as taking appetite suppressants. These results in being unable to know when you really are hungry or wore….when you’re full.
Dieting can lead to eating disorders. Experts state that the high rates of eating disorders in the U.S. are due in part to people dieting, losing weight, rebounding, and becoming chronic dieters.
Dieting causes food obsessions. If you spend a large amount of time and energy depriving yourself of food or certain types of food – you will spend more time thinking about food and become obsessed attempts to control your weight by what you choose to eat or not eat. How long do you want to live like this?
Dieting diminishes women. There is way too much attention focused on our appearance and an arbitrary number on the scale. In the midst of this focus – we end up avoiding what really matters to us – our dreams and ambitions. Even worse, it erodes our confidence and self-respect.
Facts and Information about Diet
- Participants who developed the most “flexible” restraint (as opposed to the rigid restraint of most dieting strategies) were the most likely to maintain a weight loss.
- Among these is the research demonstrated fact that individuals who are too rigid in their approach to dieting (e.g. expecting complete unyielding perfection at all times) are actually less successful in the long-run than individuals who are more flexible in their approach.
- Assist plaintiffs and/or their attorneys engaged in litigation involving diet fraud and ill effects of dieting, by providing them with referrals to expert witnesses who might testify on their behalf.
- Because of the low caloric intake, fatigue and difficulty in concentrating might also result from yo yo dieting.
- Calories and Corsets is packed with jaw-dropping anecdotes about the pursuit of the ideal body through dieting.