Remember that scene in School of Rock where Tomika, the chubby cute girl with a tenacious soul voice, asked Jack Black the burning question, “Why don’t you go on a diet?” then Jack Black answers back “BECAUSE I LOVE TO EAT!” in full conviction.
Jack Black’s character may have simply justified his love for food there, but he’s right at some point. Weight loss diet doesn’t work anyway.
As you all know, many people who are struggling to lose weight often resort to crash dieting. Some even accompany this with diet pills and other supplements to speed up their skinny goal, but that’s a different story altogether. Here’s a nickel’s worth of advice: Don’t do it. Given that it will indeed take your weight down a few notches, weight-loss or crash diet could result to a number of health risks that may and can lead serious health dangers. Worse, it will just be temporary. Eventually you’ll gain back all the weight you’ve shed the moment you stop the diet.
Clearly, losing a few pounds is not an overnight thing. But taking refuge to drastic measure isn’t the answer to bring back the glorious form of your body.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Gaining back those pounds you’ve lost once you return to your normal eating routine is one thing. On the more serious note, resorting to crash diet leads to lacking the recommended nutrients the body needs to function well, making you all moody, irritated and always feeling a bit under the weather. Moreover, cutting your calorie intake forces your body to burn muscle instead of fats while gradually losing water in the process. And in relation to this, it can slow your metabolism as your body adjusts to sudden calorie intake changes. Mind you, that’s just the short term effects.
The Deeper Effects
There are far more harmful effects this weight loss diet can give you. You are basically depriving yourself the nutrients you need for the day, not to mention the satisfaction of eating itself. This leads to depression, less motivation and lower self-esteem. Eventually this may escalate into something worse, such as eating disorder (anorexia and bulimia). Other effects include abnormal change ranging from ulcer, blood pressure, gallstones, to heart problems, brain damage and other serious ailments in your vital organs.
There is a lot of options to shed those excess baggage in a safer and healthier way. And believe or not, it still involves weight-loss diet programs. Don’t get it wrong, as these diets are monitored, controlled, tested and usually paired with regular exercise and other dynamic activities as well as the necessary vitamins and supplements for retaining one’s well-being. Perhaps one way to put this is to choose what to eat and refrain from bad eating habits. Control plays a key factor on this particular step. Also, it is highly recommended to do is to set a timetable to determine your target weight for a specific period. Lastly, once you’ve reached your goal, maintain it.
To sum up, hating food won’t do you any good.