Are You Diet Plans Healthy? Essay

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ARE YOUR DIET PLANS HEALTHY?

Many vulnerable people look to the quickest and easiest weight loss options when the pounds are put on. Businesses and those of the internet take advantage of the average person looking to lose weight by making their product/article and or method sound safe, easy and fast when what they are really doing is being hazardous towards your physical and mental wellbeing. The top 7 most common weight loss dangers researched and acted on are the ‘No Calorie Diet’, ‘FAD Diets’, not eating/skipping meals, drugs and pills, purging, laxative abuse and smoking.
The classic No Calorie Diet is an unhealthy way to lose the excess kilos. Most people think that calories are the culprits behind putting on weight and going on a no calorie diet will be beneficial when trying to lose weight. In reality it is very unhealthy for us being that our bodies need fat, plus healthy fats actually help you burn weight. Unfortunately, the zero calorie diet trend is one of the most popular, leading souls to consume harmful artificial sweeteners all in the mission to lose weight. In saying this, people who drink diet drinks are actually in the path of gaining weight.
The Annals of Internal Medicine reviewed 10 of the most popular weight loss programs and found that except for weight-watchers, none of them show legit proof that they actually work to help people lose weight and keep it off. Around 45 million Americans diet each year, spending $1-2 billion each year on weight-loss programs. Yet America still remains with the title of the most obese country on the earth. Not eating a balanced 3 meal diet with snacks in between will not help you lose weight and can actually prevent any weight-loss.
The skipping meals approach at losing weight may appear to make sense to the average person but in all reality it’s a harmful and extremely unhealthy way to lose weight. When you start skipping meals, your metabolism can start to slow down and actually lead to weight gain. This means that starving yourself or skipping meals is completely ineffective in losing weight and is an unhealthy lifestyle to portray.
We all know that there’s not a magical pill that can make you skinny. Unfortunately, drugs, like cocaine, are often used for a quick weight-loss trick. But in the long run drugs such as cocaine can severely damage your and heart and brain. Don’t get me wrong, there are certain supplements, which are whole-food based, that aid you in weight-loss but they must go along with healthy eating and adequate exercise to be effective.
Purging, purposely throwing up, is incredibly dangerous to your health. Purging can often come with serious psychological effects on an individual. The act of throwing up is either a symptom of, or leads to bulimia and it can also increase your cravings for unhealthy foods. Purging creates an illusion that the hunger craving has been satisfied by consuming…