Why you should not undergo strict diets, why diets do not work: the opinion of a nutritionist

Why you should not undergo strict diets, why diets do not work: the opinion of a nutritionist

Why you should not undergo strict diets, why diets do not work: the opinion of a nutritionist
Why you should not undergo strict diets, why diets do not work: the opinion of a nutritionist

What can be called a diet?

Translated from the Greek "diet" is a way of life, the way a person eats every day. Such a regime implies a quantitative and qualitative ratio of nutrients and products needed by the body to function normally. Initially, the diet was not strictly limited. Today, however, many, when talking about such an approach to nutrition, mean precisely a rigid restrictive system.

What diets are there?

There are several types of diets that are based on a restrictive diet.

Protein. Eat less carbs.

Carbohydrates. In this case, we limit the consumption of fat.

Japanese. During it you should consume a maximum of protein and fiber, a minimum of carbohydrates and strive for low-calorie foods. In general, with such a diet eat fish dishes and seafood (in some cases - meat), vegetables, fruits, seaweed and soy cheese.

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What problems can occur after a diet?

Diets are almost always minus calories. The body receives less of this or that element, there is a food hunger, psychological and then physical need to satisfy this hunger, which leads to breakdowns. This happens in 99% of cases.

Among the negative consequences of diets are:

stress: a sharp decrease in daily calorie intake inevitably leads to the production of cortisol, a stress hormone; unstable psycho-emotional state: food mania appears, anxiety, depression, eating disorders may develop; short-term result: according to statistics, 80-95% of people return to their original weight after dieting;

loss of muscle mass: reduces not only body fat but also muscle tissue, which adversely affects health and appearance; nutrient deficiency: a person limits calorie intake and lacks important vitamins and minerals, this can lead to malfunctions of internal organs, exacerbation of chronic diseases and mental problems.

What problems can occur after a diet

What is considered a healthy diet?

Taisiya:  I don't like the "proper nutrition" label. All food is just food. There is one that contains only calories, and one that contains not only calories but also useful substances for the body. If you build a diet properly, then you can pamper yourself even with harmful products - and everything will be fine. So a healthy person's diet should consist of 80% of food rich in nutrients.

The nutritionist recommends eating every 2.5-3.5 hours. It is important to consider your health, psycho-emotional state and weight.

Regular healthy eating, unlike strict diets, ensures a full human life. Includes nutrients, micro and macronutrients that the body needs in addition to calories. In addition, a healthy diet also means maintaining water balance: during the day you should drink enough fluids, the average daily intake is 35 ml per 1 kg of body weight.