Beware that there is nothing to be gained by going on any so-called diet, except broken promises and more anxiety. Losing weight requires a permanent weight loss solution!
Diets are fabrications of mainstream hucksters, the media, and their
advertisers to sell quick fixes to people who are looking for fast,
weight-loss solutions. Their original intentions may be somewhat
admirable, but the science behind their claims is always lacking, and
they don't base their programs on how our bodies actually function in
the metabolism of food.
In addition, the so-called fad diets have never worked in the past, don't work now, and will never work will in the future. The results are dismal and the failure rates are very high. In fact, 65% of people who have lost weight through dieting regained the weight within a year, and 95%+ regained all the weight back and more, after five years. These programs will always fail to produce long-lasting results.
Q. How come diets don't work?
Here are six reasons why losing weight is futile on a diet and there are probably a few more that have been missed:
Diets do not address the underlying addictions to bad foods. Unless
you make the necessary behavioral changes in your life to reduce,
control, or eliminate the trigger foods, you won't lose weight.
But, I can lose weight with a calorie-reduced diet below 1,200 Kcals per day. Sorry, this is another myth. This provides for a caloric intake below your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). If you stay on this starvation diet for too long, you will become frail, morph into ill health, and perhaps not live very long.
Q. You've got to be kidding, right?
No, I wouldn't kid about such a subject. The RMR for most people lies above 1,300 kilocalories per day, and is usually somewhere between 1,350 and 1,550 kilocalories per day depending on a number of factors, including:
you consistently remain below this level, your body will get the energy
it needs through catabolism of the tissues in your body. It breaks down
your protein structures for survival. This is not a good situation.
Sometimes the calorie-reduced way is fine for awhile, if administered by a qualified nutritionist. However, a nutritionist that reduces your caloric intake at the beginning of a program will never drop you below your RMR requirement.
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