Is your diet actually bad for your body? It’s possible! Diets that restrict calories too much, and even some fad diets, can be harmful to your health in many ways. Don’t let the appeal of diet’s quick weight loss promises trick you into harming your health.
This guest post was written by Michael Volkin, inventor of Weight Loss Stack 52 (currently undergoing crowdfunding), the most unique and fun way to lose weight.
A starvation diet is where you don’t consume the required calories and nutrients your body needs on a day to day basis. Let’s call them out.
The fad starvation diets that are popular now include the Master Cleanse, the Ultra Extreme Calorie Restriction Diet, and the Clear Liquid Diet.
Among other health concerns, each of these so-called nutrition plans can lead to malnutrition. Malnutrition can cause emotional swings in the near term and liver and heart issues in the long term.
Starvation Diet Alternatives
General Rule of Thumb
But let’s be honest, diets suck. Here is a general rule of thumb to help you know if the food you have on the plate in front of you will contribute to your weight gain or weight loss.
The more humans have monkeyed around with your food, the worse it is for your body. By that statement I mean, is your food processed?
Does it contain ingredients on the label you can’t read easily? Is the expiration date on the package past the next scheduled Olympics?
If so, it probably isn’t engineered to provide the ultimate nutrients for your body.
To lose weight, and keep it off, don’t overthink it. A balanced diet of fresh foods containing healthy fats, lean protein and complex carbs, mixed with a little exercise will do the trick every time.
Don’t let your diet kill you, just be smart about it.
Have you ever tried any of these extreme diets? What were your results?
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