A staggering number of schemes of all kinds promises us to lose weight easily and in record time. Be aware that some dietary approaches are truly a health hazard.
Beware of RGV
High-speed regimes (RGV) are the ones that are most to be wary of. A diet, for example, that allows you to get slimmed down by 5 kilos or even more in a week, is neither healthy nor realistic. Testimonies will support this advertisement by alleging that by swallowing only bananas, grapefruits, or animal proteins, such or such a person managed to regain his wasp size quickly without suffering from hunger. Exaggerated calorie regimes are also part of the RGV. Daily caloric requirements for a woman range between 1800-2000 calories, (more for a man). A balanced diet will bring it between 1200 and 1500. With 800-calorie diets, and even less, a day, it’s far from the count.
What are the dangers?
When the body is deprived of the necessary nutrients, it lacks energy. So he’s going to go get it first in protein, because this source can provide it faster than fats. Remember that proteins are used to build the tissues of your muscles and organs; So they will be weakened. Because of the lack of energy, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, you will feel more tired and less concentrated. Another problem: These accelerated diets deregulate the hormonal system, especially that of leptin and ghrelin, which govern appetite and satiety. This imbalance sometimes settles long after this disruptive regime is stopped; And since you will have more appetite than before, you will consume more calories. In addition, your body will be quick to make fat again, because it will remember that it ran out of energy. So you will probably pick up the lost weight also at the big V speed, and this trend will continue. It is the ideal base of the famous Yoyo effect, which is so difficult to release afterwards – especially after 40 years.
Disastrous for teenagers
We have seen on the Internet and in magazines absolutely wacky regimes, often advertised by stars admired by young people. In adolescence, as they seek so much to feel good about themselves, they become much more vulnerable to these disastrous approaches to their health. As examples, the diet calorie based on consumption of white vinegar and the dangerous diet “cotton balls hydrophilic” to deceive the appetite, which have won several teenagers in their ranks. For results that some have had to be hospitalized for intestinal occlusion and others have decreased their (normal) weight until they fall into anorexia.
How to lose weight healthily?
All nutritionists say: A daily diet, balanced in terms of portions and choice of food, accompanied by regular exercise of physical activity will always be the most effective and healthy approach to slimming down in Health. Some, for more results, need to limit lipids or carbohydrates. To make sure, ask for advice from our family doctor or a registered dietitian.