“I have dieted before, lost some weight, but I gained it all back”. This is what most of the weight loss clients say during their visit. Extreme fad diets can be really hard to follow!
When it comes to weight loss, fad diets can be very tempting since they come with an array of promises; which include solving your weight loss setbacks and promise you a leaner body in a short period. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy and tend to fail in the long run.
Losing weight can be challenging and difficult, especially when you put too much pressure on yourself and ignore to get assistance from a qualified and registered Nutritionist. This may make you vulnerable to luring products and diets promising you fast results “Quick Fix”.
We all need to understand that you cannot to lose all the weight you gained over the years, overnight. It will take a considerable period. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is not about short-term dietary changes. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating, exercising habits and watching your serving portions.
Most common diets include: high protein diets, low carbohydrates diet, no carbohydrate diets, and soup diets, skipping meals, starvation… name them all. These diets are always deprived of one or more of the important nutrients which our body needs on the daily basis. The problem with low caloric crash diets is that the body slows down its metabolic rare as the body see this reduction as a threat. So once you go back to your prior lifestyle, you will regain back weight since your metabolic rate has slowed down. Individuals on fad diets experience a number of side effects too; they become weak, get tired easily, are less attentive, experience constipation, become less productive in their daily work and have a poor immune function etc.
We all need to keep in mind that our body requires food to provide energy for all life processes and for growth, repair and maintenance of cells and tissues, including those of the immune system, vital for warding off disease. Our body needs carbohydrates, proteins and fats in differing amounts. We need to get adequate amount of these nutrients by eating a variety of different foods from this food groups.
Even after seeing a Registered Nutritionist, you can still enjoy a variety of food from different food groups. All we do is educate and encourage you to watch your serving portions and make simple changes that can see you work with your body rather than against it. To achieve weight loss and stay at a healthy weight, it’s worth doing a little planning. First, you need to establish the causes of your weight gain: is it lack of exercise? Poor dietary habits? or higher energy intake?… among others. Then get down to a realistic solutions and viable action plan.
Simple healthier choices can see you achieve improved energy levels, achieve weight loss and improve your health.
Make it Simple, Make it achievable!