Crash diet? “No thanks!”

Though challenging to resist because they produce a sure result, crash diets are the worst solution one could resort to if they are overweight.

They’re very attractive at first glance for the person who wants to lose weight quickly, especially with the end goal in mind – to fit into your old skirt or to flatten your stomach before summer. They usually involved a very strict diet with very few calories (usually less than 800-1200 calories daily) which very quickly leads to the desired results.

Though they are relatively easy to follow because they require strict adherence to a restrictive feeding schedule, very bad short-term and long-term health side effects follow. After that, it is hard to rebalance the body and most people return to their old bad habits.

What should be emphasized is that “crash diets” are usually very nutritionally unbalanced and can lead to serious long-term psychological, physical and various other side effects on the body.

Here are only a few such harmful side effects:

 

Dehydration

One common misconception is that fast diets lead to weight loss as a result of losing fat. You need to know that “crash diets” first consume carbohydrates, more specifically “glycogen,” which is the fastest energy source and is found deposited in the liver and bound with water. Because of that, every “crash diet” begins by losing water and not fat or “extra pounds!” In addition to that, the consequences of dehydration on the body frequently coupled with electrolyte disorders can lead to weakness, headaches, instability and even dangerous heart arrhythmias.

 

Hormonal disorders

Often, variations in blood sugar and stress caused by starvation can lead to hormonal disbalance, fatigue, moodiness, nervousness, weakened concentration, insulin resistance, an increase of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood. Loss of self-confidence and depression also commonly occur.

 

Immune System

Fast diets deny the immune system of important minerals and vitamins (especially liposoluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and oligominerals necessary for the body’s defense). This is why there is not only a short-term risk of developing complications arising from common bacterial or virus infections, but also a long-term risk of serious autoimmune and malignant illnesses.

 

Slow metabolism

Another bad thing about “crash diets” is that by decreasing calorie intake below 1200 daily leads to the breaking down of proteins essential to maintaining muscle mass which is key for a healthy metabolism. Losing this leads to slowing metabolism and the calories we consume usually lead to regaining the weight.

 

Gallstones

Nearly 40% of those who consume less than 800 calories daily have a risk for gallstones.

These are only some of the reasons why we should not resort to extreme diets and why combining proper nutrition and physical activity is the only good decision. Doing only one of these two is not enough. We offer these packaged together from the comfort of your own home!

 

TBLD Team

Being in shape?

Almost no one who’s overweight is completely satisfied with themselves and how they look. Unfortunately, most don’t have enough strength and motivation to solve this problem alone. Over time, they slowly lose hope that returning to a normal weight is even possible. The usual result is that after one or two tries at strict diets, self-discipline and seeing the first concrete results, they quickly forget the effort they invested, go back to old habits and scale returns to the old number. There is a saying, “It’s better to be fat and happy than skinny and miserable.” It’s a cute excuse for failure until our mirror or a “friend’s advice” reminds us this isn’t true.

Most people aren’t aware that being “in shape” or having the ideal weight isn’t only about how a person looks, his/her waistline, or the number on the scale! Being in shape means being content with life, having more energy for daily life, self-respect and, of course, feeling better. Being in shape also means believing in yourself. Aspiring for and choosing something better may be harder, but it’s a more interesting and challenging way to a successful life. All this if, because of extra weight, you couldn’t go further than the closest store just a few blocks away!

The reality is that most overweight people aren’t aware of everything mentioned above! To some extent, this makes sense if we know that the problem arose slowly as a result of the compromise between a bad way of living and stress on one hand, and the pleasure that food brings on the other. The result is a well-known connection between excess calories and weight gain.

Unless you don’t have butterflies in your stomach when you try strict and fast diets (which do more damage than they bring benefits) or you have an objective health problem, it will be hard to find the right time or enough motivation to lose weight by yourself.

Today’s pace of life has made food the easiest source of comfort and universal medicine for “everything,” instead of being the source of health, nutrition, and energy for the body. The problem is that the dose of this “medicine” usually grows bigger and bigger, and the side effects more serious.

Only a small number of people recognize at the right time this “medical” and life deception. Few decide to look for satisfaction in other not so “tasty and aromatic things,” starting a new and uncertain life battle toward a better future.

TheBestLifeDeal is offering you the chance to take your first step on the road to health and progress in the hope you will succeed.

It’s up to you to choose.

TheBestLifeDeal Team