Is the wedding of your friend approaching and you want to get your body to perfection? Is there a journey you will need to take off after a bikini? Or maybe you yearn to get fit after the delicious meals during the holidays? In such situations, the first thought of a majority of women is “I need a diet that guarantees fast results“. But are you ready to sacrifice good health, optimal metabolism, fresh looks and cheerful mood to achieve your goal in an extremely short time?
However it is popular among women, an oversupply is followed by many negative effects, such as:
Quick return to lost weight
Rapid weight loss is not only dangerous to health, it is also short-tempered. When you lose weight quickly, your body gets used to working with less calories and slows down metabolism. Although at first you can drastically decrease, after some time the effect of the diet decreases, losing weight becomes a challenge, and your motivation to continue at the same pace decreases significantly. As for the lost pounds, they are likely to return them as soon as you return to the normal diet – it’s the famous yo-yo effect. And what is most disappointing, the return of weight most often occurs much faster than attenuation.
Depression and eating disorders
Reduced calorie counts also affect mental health and can cause depression or turn starvation into a habit and lead to eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
Malnutrition and poor immunity
Extreme and rapid weight loss is a sign that the body does not get the necessary nutrients. This can lead to malnutrition. If this condition persists for a long time, it may result in poor immunity.
Decreased muscle mass
The body has a limited capacity to burn fat. When you starve, the body does not get enough food and needs other energy sources, so it “consumes” the muscles. Perhaps you consider a weight reduction of more than 1 kilogram a week for your achievement, but it does not make you a service. Fat retention at the expense of loss of muscle tissue leads to an undefined relaxed body that is not at all attractive.
A drastic reduction in calorie intake leads to slower metabolism. Overdisturizing dietary restrictions trigger the body’s survival mechanism – the body slows down the metabolism to burn fewer calories and can survive for a long time.
Strict diets are a threat to reproductive health, especially among young girls. Rapid weight loss and insufficient input of vitamins and minerals lead to delay in menstruation, skipping cycles, or decreased menstrual bleeding.
Reducing desire for sex
Just like obesity and drastic weight loss can kill your desire for sex. Strict diets cause irritability, exhaustion, and in some cases depression, and in such a situation, the desire for intimacy is with a downward trend.
It is not excluded to notice that you lose the desired volume of hair if you decide to quickly release from excess pounds. Insufficient intake of vitamins, minerals, proteins and other nutrients makes the hair thinner and rarer and it is easier to tear.
Keep in mind that food is a fuel. When the body does not get enough calories, it does not have the energy to perform normal activities. Tiredness, lack of energy and exhaustion occur due to insufficient nutrient intake in the body and are one of the most common signals that indicate that what you are doing is not good for your health.
Dizziness in physical activity
Strict diets steal energy, the body feels weakened and insufficiently able to handle more intense physical activity. The vertigo may occur in abrupt form or during exercise.
It is known that 12-25% of people who have drastically weakened over several months suffer from stones in the bile.
Dehydration and headaches
The body has the capacity to burn 0.5-1 kilograms of fat per week. If you have succeeded in weakening more than that, then “minced” pounds are probably the result of losing water or muscle mass. Avoidance of fluids in order to see a smaller figure on the scale is the wrong weight loss strategy that leads to dehydration. Headaches are the result of either dehydration or low blood sugar levels caused by starvation.
Loose skin, wrinkles, stretch marks
Extreme and rapid weight loss does not allow the skin to adapt to the new shape, so it becomes relaxed. The signs of aging, such as wrinkles and thin lines on the face and décolleté, become more pronounced in people who often exercise fasting with fast diets. Additionally, the yo-yo effect due to unhealthy and rapid weight loss is one of the most common cause for the appearance of stretch marks..
Increased risk of heart attack
Weakness of immunity, dehydration and stress are a recipe for heart disease. “Strict diets will not hurt your heart if you hold them once. But multiple weight loss with strict diets increases the risk of heart attack “said prominent cardiologist Isadore Rosenfield.
Stress, nervousness, irritability
Strict diets increase stress, because hunger and inability to reach out for a favorite meal create frustration and nervousness. In the body, the levels of hormones cortisol and ghrelin are increased, which leads to irritability. Frequent mood swings and outbursts of anger are characteristic of people who are on a diet.
Facts : January and June are the months when most people take desperate and crazy measures of rapid weight loss. They start starving, yo-yo diets or detoxification programs, without thinking about the consequences of rapid weight loss and eating restrictions.