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Dangers of Diets

Monday 24 June 2019 - forpatient


As the summer approaches, you might want to consider following a diet to get that “beach body” but do you know that there are some diets that are dangerous to your health? Yes there are many, so you had better be careful of those misleading promotions from television ads, social media, billboards, and many health and fitness magazines.
If you rely on diets to lose weight, you are most likely going to be disappointed, As a matter of fact; two-thirds of individuals who diet actually gain more weight than they lose. This is quite unfortunate, isn’t it? More so, diets can have some negative effects on your mental health.
Without much ado, we would quickly show you some of the hidden dangers in diets:

Slowed metabolism

When you eat less, your body gets a reduced amount of calories-which is an important fuel needed by your body to perform the most vital functions. This is what happens when you go on a diet. Your caloric intake reduces and your metabolism decreases.
Unfortunately, as time passes, your weight loss will plateau as your internal metabolism adjusts to match the number of calories that you consume. So even when you push harder with more caloric restrictions and exercising, you’d often be disappointed and probably fall back to your previous eating habits.

Damaged health

Apart from slowed metabolism, dieting can put extra strain on your heart. Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City noted in an April 2010 CNN Health article that dieting increases the risk of a heart attack.
More so, yo-yo dieting has been shown to be capable of causing damage to blood vessels leading to atherosclerosis and other types of heart diseases.

Nutritional imbalance

When you go on a diet and cut out a large portion of the calories you consume normally, it can lead to nutritional deficiencies which can cause a host of side effects.
For example, when you follow the “Mono Diet” that preaches eating one food for a long period of time, you will not ingest all necessary nutrients.
When you cut out starches such as whole grain bread, potato, rice, and oatmeal, you will have a decreased intake of Vitamin D and calcium. Abstaining from fruits will lessen your intake of nutrients such as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber.


The food you eat has an indirect effect on your mood. If you are not getting the right balance of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, fiber, and fatty acids, it can lead to depression.
In addition, if your diet plan is not producing your expected result in a stipulated time. It can make you become depressed. So don’t try to get in shape with diets for the summer. You might be disappointed and end up in depression.

Healthy diets options for you

A smarter way to slim down and get in shape before this summertime is to follow a healthy and balanced diet, high in vegetables and fruits and low in trans fats and sugars. Furthermore, drinking a lot of water on a regular basis and exercising from time to time are important elements to take into consideration.
There are lots of nutritionally rich, low-calorie foods that you can eat to slim down this summer. However, you need to consult with the right nutritionists/dieticians to get the best diet option for you.
You can search a nutritionist/Dietician on for a healthy diet plan. You can also book online medical appointments on this platform. So hurry now and hook up with an expert for the best diet plan to lose weight and get into shape for this summer.

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