The Dangers of Fad Diets

The Dangers Of Fad Diets

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In a world where instant gratification comes easily, it can be difficult to stay on a path that
requires maximum effort.

It’s always tempting to choose the option with the least resistance but promises the most

Drink this and lose 5kg. Take that and gain inches on your biceps.

In some cases, you might be desperate or feel as though your circumstances force you to
make a decision that provides temporary progress towards your goals.

This sense of urgency coupled with convenience can lead to dangerous results.
We know from research conducted that low-calorie diets – especially those on the extreme
spectrum – can cause low energy levels, and weakness and negatively affect your metabolism if
followed for a long time.

The popularity of juice cleanses or juice fasting is a great example of how extreme yo-yo
dieting can result in superficial benefits and challenges down the road.

While juice-only diets will result in weight loss as you drastically lower your calorie intake,
a side effect of neglecting key macronutrients can lead to your body breaking down muscle to
supply the energy it needs.

So, what’s the alternative?

You might not be surprised to hear that a good exercise routine and a healthy diet are all
you need to sustain your body with the nutrients it needs, whilst making progress towards
your goals.

It’s important to note that whether your goal is weight loss or bulking up for muscle mass
and size, extreme dieting shouldn’t be your first choice.

Our advice?

Do your research on a diet suitable to your needs and plan ahead. Don’t resort to all-or-
nothing diets. Overtraining can also be equally as damaging so it’s important to have a
program suited to you and your goals.

A sustainable approach to your fitness is the only to reach your goals and maintain progress
without taking such a large toll on your body.

If you need help with your nutrition or you’re just looking for a personalised training
program, our trainers can prescribe you exactly what you need to help you on your fitness
journey. Click here to book a complimentary consultation.

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