Fad diets - what's the problem?

There’s always been so much info about Keto and other fad diets that I just had to pop in here and talk about it. When you’re constantly bombarded with ads about this diet and that “new, great thing” helped that famous celebrity lose all of their baby weight in 2 months, how do you know what to believe? How do you know what really works for you? How do you know if it’s actually healthy?

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but if that diet sounds too good to be probably is. If it promises that you can drop a lot of weight in a short amount of time, run the other way! Behind its glitz, glamour, and promises, fad diets often have lots of false claims.

And some of them can be detrimental to your health!

Here’s my top 5 reasons why fad diets aren’t the answer:

1. Dropping pounds fast may make you happy right now, but it won’t result in a long-term weight loss solution and can have a SERIOUS impact on your health. When you shed five to ten pounds your first week on a diet, what you’re losing is water weight, not fat. You’re just going to gain it back. If you keep doing that over and over, it will eventually slow down your metabolism and make weight loss even harder.

2. What happens when you feel hungry and thirsty? You become tired and unmotivated. That’s because, when you’re hungry or thirsty, your body is sending you messages that there’s a problem, and you need to do something about it.

Most trendy diets simply don’t give your body the nutrients and fuel it needs, which can cause extreme fatigue. You’re probably already tired so let’s not make it any worse by adding being hangry and exhausted on top of that.

And when you’re exhausted and hungry, you’re more likely to give in and reach for simple carbs that will just make you crash even harder.

3. Fad diets usually focus on cutting out something from your diet. The problem is, our bodies need food from all of the food groups, even grains and fats.

4. Fad diets only focus on changing your eating habits, not healthy exercise. Without exercise, your body doesn’t build muscle. Why is muscle so important? Because muscle tissue increases your metabolism and can burn more fat!

5. When you cut calories in a big way, your body reacts, but not necessarily in the way you want it to. A fad diet often cuts so many calories that, instead of increasing your metabolism to burn fat, it slows down your metabolism to conserve its energy. It goes into survival mode and try to hold onto as much as it can because your body doesn’t know when it will get more.

I have a 4 day mini cleanse coming up in January 2021- rather than trying a 'diet' why not try a cleanse?

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