Why Diets Don’t Work
You can’t turn on the T.V. or look into a magazine without be splashed by diet ads. Our society is obsessed with looking perfect. Learn the truth behind why diets don’t work and the risk associated with diets.
According to an article at bodysense.ca, “Stop Dieting”
“If you try to alter your natural body size and shape, your body will fight back! If you eat fewer calories to try to live below your natural size (by dieting), your body responds by slowing down your metabolism (the rate at which we burn calories). This is because our bodies think we are starving them and so they actually start burning fewer calories than they would if we were not dieting. At first, we may dip below our natural body size. Over time, however, our bodies return to the size that is natural. As an added insurance, our bodies may actually raise our natural size- just in case we try to starve them again!
Diets don’t work ! They can make athletes…
- have less energy to train and compete, – lose muscle tissue
- be more likely to get injured,
- have irregular sleep and menstrual cycles,
- be constipated,
- have stomach cramps,
- lose hair,
- be moody, cranky or depressed,
- have trouble concentrating and remembering things,
- be obsessed about their bodies and what they eat,
- be at a high risk for developing an eating disorder.
Read the fine print – Weight-loss companies may promise you big results, but nearly all diet advertisements have a tiny disclaimer at the bottom. It will say something like, “Results not typical. Results not guaranteed to last.” Even the diet industry knows that diets don’t work!” To read the entire article click here.