Are you wondering which weight loss program is easier for you and suits you better? Did you got confused when you heard that your neighbor lost around 10 kg in 2 weeks; or your friend got a weight loss program from the internet and lost 8 kg in 10 days; or while you have read in a magazine few tips on how to lose weight quickly without suffering?
Well most of those diets are called “fad diets” and they are not worth trying. Before getting tempted and choosing your preferred diet program, learn how to differentiate between a “good diet” and a “bad diet”.
“Fad diets” are diet programs that are not scientifically based, and that can pose serious health risks on the long term. These are weight loss programs that promise you fast results in a short period of time with little or no effort. However, keep in mind that those types of regimen, promote only short term weight loss and that once you get back to your normal eating habits, you will probably gain back double the weight lost. Moreover, “fad diets” are very low in calories and nutrients; therefore they can lead to many severe illnesses such as anemia, nutritional deficiencies, migraine, altered metabolism, hair loss, weakened muscles, loss of menstrual cycle, and many others.
Below is a list of the most popular fad diets that you should be avoiding;
Briefly, any diet that eliminates a food group from your program, or emphasizes on eating a certain category of foods, and promises you quick weight loss is considered a “fad diet”.
Only a well-balanced diet along with regular physical activity is the key to successful and sustainable weight loss. A “good diet” is the diet that helps keep the weight lost, promotes your health and assists in achieving a healthy lifestyle.