The Downside of Fad Diets – How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way

by on June 28th, 2010 at 7:00 am

It seems that every week, especially during the summer months, the latest celebrity weight loss ‘secrets’ or fast-track diets are promoted. However, the consequences and long-term results of these often risky weight loss methods are rarely mentioned. While it may seem tempting to try these fads to slim down for swimsuit season, it certainly isn’t worth compromising your health!

False Positives

Many of these lose-weight-quick schemes result in the shedding of water weight, which is quickly gained back once regular eating is resumed (one cannot live on grapefruits or a liquid diet forever!). In addition, starvation-type diets that may offer quick results are very detrimental to the metabolism and lead to subsequent weight gain- often leading to not only gaining back the weight that was lost, but increasing the original number on the scale!

Other Risks

While most harsh appetite suppressants and metabolism stimulants have been banned, others will surface, purporting to be ‘safer’ alternatives. However, be extremely cautious when considering these supplements, as they can cause long-term harm to all systems of the body. These unnatural weight loss supplements may also cause serious side effects, such as dry mouth, diarrhea, depression, insomnia, and anorexia.

The Natural Way for Lasting Results

Natural remedies can help promote weight loss, but they must be used in conjunction with a holistic approach to nutrition and fitness. Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosis), Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis), and Licorice (Glycorrhiza glabra) help boost metabolism, plus improve liver and digestive functioning to help keep weight off. Malabar tamarind (Garcinia cambogia) is a natural appetite suppressant favored by those who have a hard time resisting sweets or excess snacking, and has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.

While it’s not what most dieters want to hear, there is no secret to weight loss! The body must burn calories through exercise and a healthy diet must be followed, including lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and a balanced mix of other nutrients.

Identify Health Issues Linked to Weight Gain

If weight is a constant struggle despite diet and exercise changes, see your healthcare professional for a full evaluation. For instance, since metabolism is closely tied to proper thyroid and pituitary functioning, an imbalance or disorder may be hindering weight loss.

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3 Responses to “The Downside of Fad Diets – How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way”

  1. eddie

    Jul 1st, 2010

    Weight gain has lots of factors to consider.In my experience I noticed to gain weight few days only of eating fatty meat of beef,chicken,and pork and quite often I was sleepy.I gradually changed my diet by drinking half glass of water before eating lean meat and leafy vegetable without desert but a glass of water only every after eating.I lost 3 lbs. in a week and I felt stronger.Oh well, I guess I can’t have both,I end up also passing more flatus because perhaps of the vegetable that I ate.Click here for more, /a/

    • A. Grano

      Jul 19th, 2010

      That’s great that you’re making healthier changes to your eating habits! With time, you should experience less flatulence as your body adjusts to new foods. Also, exercise has been shown to help alleviate excessive flatulence, which can also result from a ‘rusty’ digestive system. Light activity such as walking or swimming may help facilitate food passage through the digestive tract. For fast relief, Zingiber officinalis (Ginger) has been used to alleviate the symptoms of indigestion, excessive flatulence and nausea, and Foeniculum officinale (Fennel) also helps to relieve gas and stomach bloating.

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