Understanding The Dangers Of Extreme Dieting
So many people today are looking for the fastest and easiest way to lose weight. Extreme diets have been around for many years. Extreme dieting is simply improper dieting that results in rapid weight loss. Unfortunately, this type of dieting is very unhealthy and many people still do not understand the dangers of extreme dieting.
Dieters need to understand that while there may certainly be a number of diet pills and potions on the market today, not all of those are safe and many can actually cause extreme dieting. Weight loss issues are certainly present and obesity is expected to rise even higher than it is today.
“Researchers at Duke University predicted 42% of population will be obese by 2030. The number of people who are severely obese, or 100 pounds or more overweight, will reach 11%.” – kcrg.com
People who are trying to lose weight need to understand the benefits of healthy dieting and the risks associated with extreme dieting. Extreme diets severely limit the daily intake of calories which is essentially the same thing as starving. Extreme diets can cause the metabolic rate to lower, which actually hinders weight loss. Once the diet has ended and regular eating resumes, the weight that is lost through extreme dieting typically comes back. Too much dieting, also known as extreme dieting, or a yo-yo effect of dieting, eating regularly and dieting again, can put a serious strain on the heart.
“The consequences of extreme dieting are not pretty, as they all involve debilitating effects on your body; in some cases, some consequences may even be a threat to life itself.” – fitday.com
The physical effects of extreme dieting can include chronic fatigue, hunger pangs that seem to not go away, bloodshot eyes, rash and a few other minor health issues. On a more serious note, this type of dieting can also cause muscle atrophy, seizures, severe dehydration and malnutrition that could lead to death, among other health conditions.
Some health experts even warn against certain products that are designed to cleanse the body of toxins for aid in weight loss. They claim that while these cleanses certainly help consumers to show weight loss, this weight loss is not real.
“They rid the body of metabolic reactive tissue. The scale goes down when you do these cleanses, but it’s a loss of water.” – blog.scienceinsociety.northwestern.edu
The best way to lose weight is to do it gradually. This ensures that the overall health of the dieter is protected and that the weight lost does not easily come back. A change in lifestyle may be in order to really lose that unwanted fat and maintain a healthier weight. There are a number of healthy weight loss programs that do not include extreme dieting but offer excellent results over time.
Those who are looking to lose weight should understand that extreme dieting is simply not a risk that is worth taking. Some diet plans to call for extreme dieting for a day or so, to cleanse the body and then a healthier eating plan. Even these however, can cause some minor health issues or major issues is they are used too much.