When you think of extreme dieting, you may not be aware of many of the negative effects it has on your body. Contrary to the popular belief of many, crash diets don’t work! At One Fitness, we want our clients to get rid of the diet mentality and focus on positive, sustainable lifestyle changes.
The Feeling of Starvation
When you consume less than 1200 calories, your body goes into starvation mode. With the drastic reduction of calories, your metabolism will begin to slow down due to the limited food it’s receiving. Your body doesn’t know the next time it will be refueled, so it stores whatever nutrients it receives. This in turn will make you will burn less calories, slow down your metabolism, and lose weight at a slower rate.
Mentally Tough to Prepare Yourself
Diets are can be challenging both mentally and physically. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is! Disappointment is often a factor with crash diets due to the strict rules and guidelines that are difficult to follow. The majority of people eventually gain back whatever weight they lost while dieting and this repetitive cycle of losing and gaining can take a toll on your mental health.
Diets Are Tough Physically
When you begin an intense diet program, your body may not be receiving all nutrients needed to sustain a healthy self. Your body requires constant fuel throughout the day, and without proper nutrition, your energy levels will decrease and your metabolism will slow down. The only way to see significant and maintainable weight loss change is by calorie reduction, increasing physical activity (150-300 minutes per week), and implementing behavior changes to your lifestyle that will prevent weight to return.
They Are Dangerous
Many people are misinformed and believe weight loss aids give the opportunity to eat whatever they want, when they want, and still be able to lose weight. As a result, they continue their unhealthy eating habits, causing more negative impacts on their health.
These Diets Are Expensive
Many diet plans, pills, or supplements are expensive. People are eager to spend their money looking for a quick fix to their weight loss problems. Companies can use enticing before and after photos that have been completely paid for and are false. Don’t play into this!
Crash Diet Results Don’t Last
People think crash diets are all the rave because of the temporary results. A lot of people swear by these diets because of the results they see. Instead of working hard to obtain the desired results, people are ready to get their instant gratification. In the beginning, the results seem promising, but these results are temporary. Your body is not accustomed to these changes, and doesn’t know when there will be enough food, so it stores fat to keep enough food for proper body functions.
The Yo-Yo Diet Effect
Yo-yo dieting can have devastating health consequences on your body. The cycle of losing and gaining weight back can severely impact your metabolism rate, which means lower energy levels as well as a decrease in calorie burn. It can also increase your risk for diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and can increase body fat levels. The constant losing and then gaining weight back on can also take a toll on your mental health, creating a vicious cycle for anyone partaking in such diets.
How Can One Fitness Camp Help?
One Fitness Camp takes a different approach to weight loss by helping you lose the diet mentality. Without the diet mentality, you can embrace your full potential and open your mind to other alternatives to weight loss. Hard work will help you get fit and maintain a healthy weight. We offer the perfect environment, tools, meals, and staff to help you rise to the occasion and get healthy.
Here at One Fitness Camp, we are here to help you. Don’t let crash diets over take your life and cause problems. We are here to help you lose weight the healthy way. Contact us today for help with getting your life on track.