Why no one should follow fad diets
Most of us are familiar with the concept of a fad diet. You know, those diets that claim to be “the one” and promise you’ll lose weight fast by cutting out entire food groups or getting rid of carbs. They’re everywhere: in magazines, on TV—even on your Instagram feed! It all comes down to our culture’s obsession with quick fixes for health problems—which isn’t that great.
They are dangerous
Fad diets are dangerous because they restrict calories and nutrients.
If you’re on a diet that restricts your caloric intake to the point where it becomes unhealthy, then you need to rethink what is happening with your body. When you’re not eating enough calories, your body goes into survival mode and starts breaking down muscle tissue for fuel instead of fat storage. This can result in weight loss but also cause muscle wasting—which means a loss of strength or muscle mass—and water retention.
This doesn’t just happen when people go on extreme diets like the keto diet: It can occur when someone follows any calorie restriction plan without knowing how much protein they should be consuming at each meal as well as their overall daily total for the week or month (depending on how long they plan to stay on this particular fad). Also keep in mind that if someone only eats one food item day after day (like meat), then they risk developing an allergy or intolerance over time since there’s nothing else being introduced into their bodies through variety!
They are expensive
Fad diets are expensive. The cost of following a fad diet can add up quickly, especially if you don’t want to take the time to make your own food or buy fresh produce and meats. Not only that, but super processed foods like the ones found on fad diets often contain lots of sodium and unhealthy fats—and they’re not cheap!
Another reason fad diets are expensive is because they require you to buy special ingredients or equipment (like protein powder). If you don’t use those things again after the diet is over, then they’ll just sit around taking up space in your kitchen.
They don’t work long-term
Fad diets are not sustainable. They don’t address the underlying causes of weight gain, which makes it difficult to keep the weight off for good.
Once you go back to eating normally, you’ll gain all your lost weight back quickly (if not more).
You’re ignoring your body’s natural signals and needs
Your body is designed to work with you, not against you. So if you’re hungry, it’s probably a good idea to eat something. When we ignore those cues, our bodies can go into “starvation mode” or “survival mode,” which leads them to hold on to fat stores instead of burning them off as energy. It also makes us crave more sugary foods because our bodies are craving nutrients for survival rather than just wanting some cake because it tastes good!
The bottom line is that your body has its own natural hunger mechanism—it tells you when it needs energy and nutrients so that everything runs smoothly—and following fad diets that try to mess with those mechanisms only hurts your chances at losing weight and feeling good in the long run.