BEWARE of the Diets


Most New Years resolutions have to do with looking at a scale like the one pictured above.  Whether it is working out or dieting, there are a variety of ways to accomplish weight loss.  There are many different types of dieting, the normal eating less, you might cut out junk food, you might focus on high protein, no carbs, or vegan diets, etc.  Dieting, however, could be dangerous if you are not careful.  There are several health issues that could arise.  For example, lower calorie intake may cause vitamin deficiency, malnutrition, and muscle loss.  Your body needs at least 2000 calories a day or more if you are exercising or being active.  The lack of calories could eventually be bad for your heart and other organs. Sometimes it even messes with your digestive track.  If you are not getting the appropriate amount of calories or food intake, your body’s metabolism will slow down and begin to store fat waiting for the next meal.

Dieting can cause more than physical harm.  There are a lot of mental downfalls to diets as well.  You have been doing really good.  You have been sticking to your diet really well and then one day you splurge.  You become mad at your self and think it is all over.  This could cause binge eating afterward.  This anger then sometimes leads to eating disorders.  For example, anorexia or bulimia can happen.  Some people even take laxatives or make themselves throw up to get rid of the food that was consumed.

Not all dieting is bad.  Just be careful when you do it.  Remeber to make sure you are receiving the appropriate amount of calories from all of the food groups.  And if you splurge and have a cookie or even ate a little too much at dinner, it will be OK.  It is not the end of the world, just return to a sensible diet afterward.  Just think of your splurge as a reward for all of your hard work!

By: Stevie Brooks

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