The Right Way To Lose Weight

Although fad diet can help you lose weight in a short period of time, it can be very dangerous to your overall health. The first and also foremost important damage is heart damage. Fad diets with very low-calorie consumption can cause abnormal heart rhythms. The Food and Drug Administration puts a warning that patients should not try any dieting methods providing less than 400 calories a day, since the use of such methods can result in serious illness, even death –

The second negative impact of fad diet is psychological effects. Although fad diets promise you fast weight loss, you can easily gain the weight back if you return to your old eating habit. Many people lose their confidence and become depressed because of this. When people become desperate to lose weight, they can turn to more extreme methods such as taking diet pills or developing eating disorder.

Because fad diets have very low calorie consumption, dieters will also suffer from slowed metabolism. To be on the safe side, you should not attempt any method that promises to reduce more than 3 lbs. a week since it is not considered healthy by the National Eating Disorders Association.

Many fad dieters also suffer from nutritional deficiencies due to the elimination of certain groups of foods in the diet, such as carbohydrate, protein and fat. Following such diet in a long period of time can cause serious health problems, including death in some extreme cases.

The best way to go is to follow a natural method consisting of healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Such method will yield long-term result, although you have to be patient and persistent. Whenever, you want to follow any weight loss method, it is best to consult your doctor’s advice first to make sure the plan will fit your health condition and you will be comfortable with it in the long run.
When you design your diet, you should try to include as much fiber in your meals as possible. Fiber is good generally. You can get fiber from eating raw vegetable, fruits or even take supplemental pills. A balanced diet can keep you in good shape and guard you against all threats to your health condition. A healthy body is the basic requirement for happy living. If you don’t have a healthy body, your life will become more or less miserable. Keeping your body strong by lowering your cholesterol level is a wise decision to make.