Some facts about fad diet
Fad diet is the name given to a type of diet. Generally a fad diet claims to reduce weight very quickly. This type of diet normally remains popular only for a short period of time only. Fad diets are packaged and marked in an attractive fashion so as to attract the attention of the fatty person and those who want to loose weight very quickly too. A number of fad diets claim that a person can lose weight very quickly by just following the eating plan of the diet. The fad diet also claims that a person doesn’t require any exercise to loose weight. But the experts are of the other opinion and consider these fad diets as unhealthy and also see them as a gimmick.
In general terms the fad diets are not considered safe for weight-loss. Fad diets are not a healthy way of loosing extra weight. Fad diets also do not offer any long term weight-loss formula. Usually fad diets have a restrictive nature. Fad diets can not be opted on long term basis and also can not be added in to a dieter’s lifestyle. Generally fad diets have their side effects.
Most of the fad diets have a “yo-yo dieting” type formula. Yo-yo dieting means excessive dieting program in which you will gain and lose weight in succession. In Yo-yo dieting, when you are approaching idle healthy weight the process of weight-loss becomes very slow.
What are the Complications of Fad Diets?
A person who is opting for fad diets is putting his/her body at a greater risk of catching some kind of disease and illness due to side effects of fad diets. Most of the fad diets are of restrictive nature. Fad diets restrict a person from eating foods which contain nutrition required for the human for protection against fatigue and sickness.
For illustration purpose, a diet which low in carbohydrates and high in protein can lead to deficiency of electrolytes in the body. This sort of diet may also have other side effects such as low blood pressure, decreased energy and fatigue. Let us take another example; a diet which is high in carbohydrates and low in protein can enhance the chances of development of kidney stones and gout. A diet with high protein may put an individual’s body at a risk for calcium loss which may lead to osteoporosis.
What an individual can do?
If you are really interested in loosing weight permanently then avoid fad diets. This is fact that there is no such magic pill or diet that will reduce your weight in no time. Every individual have a different kind of body response. For selecting a right weight-loss program for your body, it is always better to consult your physician. The physician is the best judge of your body and the physician will be able to help you in selecting a right and safe weight-loss program. There is no such weight-loss program which is not supporting any physical exercise or physical activity plan. You can help yourself in loosing weight by doing brisk walking two to three times a week.