If you are looking for a faster way to lose weight, you may find yourself falling for the empty promises of a crash diet.
By severely restricting what you can eat, these diets are among the most detrimental things that you could do for your overall health.
These diets are unsupportive of long-term progress because they cause malnutrition and do not bring about teach dietary changes that can be maintained for extended time.
Not only that, but they also significantly slow down your metabolic rate, making it harder to see ongoing fat loss – or maintain your weight loss once you are done.
Crash diets may seem promising because they claim you will get such fantastic results, but do not be misled.
Fall for these empty tricks and you will be setting yourself up for both health and financial problems.
Having said that, let us look at what to watch out for as you pick your healthy eating plan.
Crash diets call for fewer than 1200 calories.
For most women, this is the absolute minimum number of calories that you should be eating daily.
Men should typically consume 1500 calories and up.
They focus on just 1 or 2 food groups.
Never cut a food group out as your body needs all three macronutrients such as proteins, carbs and fats to function properly.
They use weird food combining or counting rules.
Any diet that has more rules than you can keep track of is one to avoid.
Put your energy into developing healthy habits, not trying to grasp an abstract system.
They are extremely rigid.
Remember, a diet needs to work with your lifestyle.
If you cannot commit for whatever reason, it will never work for you.
They require you to use a certain quantity of supplements.
But please note that no supplement will ever compensate for whole foods so stay away from diets that turn your pantry into a pharmacy.
1. Meal Replacement Shakes
They use meal replacement shakes.
While these can be good on occasion, they should not be used daily in place of meals.
For they are low in protein content.
A diet should provide a lean source of protein for each meal and snack you consume.
2. Do Not Include Fruits And Vegetables
They do not include intake of fruits and vegetables.
These are the most nutrient-dense foods.
No diet should eliminate them.
3. No Need To Exercise
They tell you not to exercise.
If a diet is not going to provide enough energy for you to stay active, it is certainly not a healthy approach to eating, let alone weight loss.
4. Pre-Made Meals
They have you consume only pre-made meals.
You want a diet that can teach you to eat right in your daily routine so that you can maintain your target weight for life.
As much as you want to lose weight as quickly as possible, you must absolutely avoid all crash diets.
They simply are not going to bring you the success you are searching for.
At least not in a sustainable fashion.
Often, a severe diet will cause you to regain all the weight and then some after the diet ends.
Choose to use a more moderate diet approach that provides wholesome nutrition and enough energy to get through your day.
It should also have guidelines and meals that you can commit to.
That way, you will see far better results and enjoy the process more.
Once you reach your goal weight, you will stay there.
The Alkaline Diet is an e-book by Emma DeAngela which urges people on adopting a full alkaline-only diet so that their bodies will be able to operate at its most optimal capacity.