The recent death of actress Mishti Mukherjee has made diet fads a concern. There are some diets out there that impact our body negatively with its serious side effects when followed for a long duration of time. However, other diet plans ensure quick results. Thus, the health impacts of a diet plan must be focused on before starting your weight loss journey.
The diet plan is specific for each individual.
Diet Plan Essentials
According to Dr. Ambanna Gowda, a single diet plan doesn’t exist that be beneficial for everyone. Moreover, the diet plan is customized according to the lifestyle of the person, particularly women. The diet plan for a housewife differs from that of a working women’s diet chart.
The customization of the diet plans occurs on account of the BMI of an individual, lifestyle, and eating habits. Furthermore, everyone has a different body and metabolism rate.
Thus, some basic tests must be considered before chalking out a diet plan. Moreover, consultation between a nutritionist and a physician is essential to healthily losing weight.
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Dr. Priyanka Rohatgi advises avoiding diet plans promising quick fat loss. As these Fad diets do not last long. It is essential to know the type of food that suits an individual before beginning the weight loss journey.
Moreover, diet plans which promise to get into shape within no time, are difficult to follow. Magic foods or combinations that state changing body chemistry must be avoided.
Furthermore, Dr. Rohtagi emphasized avoiding the complete starvation of certain food groups or nutrients, for instance, carbohydrates. Diet plans imposing rigid rules concerning only weight loss are harmful to the body. These include; ketogenic diet, Paleolithic diet, general motor, Atkins, and HCG diets.
According to physicians, intermittent fasting must be avoided. Lately, there is a lot of interest in intermittent fasting. However, health experts don’t support the idea.
Dr. Priyanka believes that intermittent fasting may be safe for one or two months under the supervision of a health expert.
According to a study, Intermittent fasting helped 150 healthy adults to lose weight. Unfortunately, muscle loss concurrently occurs with weight loss. Thus, comprising the immune system and overall health of an individual.
The Dark Side Of Fad Diets
Around the globe, fad diet plans have been particularly common among celebrities. Furthermore, some celebrities promote a fad diet without understanding it properly.
The Right Diet For You
Here are some of the best diet plans to keep you fit and healthy.
Paleo or the caveman diet comprises of lean meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. You cannot eat processed food.
Caveat: It may lead to calcium and Vitamin D deficiency.
Focuses on fewer carbohydrates, and instead offers moderate amounts of protein and healthy fats to the body. Individuals following the diet enter a ketosis phase. The body burns the fats instead of carbs in this phase.
Cons: Low blood sugar levels may lead to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney stones, and more in the long run. There have been reports of deaths due to kidney failure following a prolonged keto diet.
A low carb high protein diet plan with meat, fatty fish and seafood, eggs, low-carb vegetables, and full-fat dairy products.
Risks: In the short-run, it may cause weakness, nausea, and constipation. Long term following the diet may lead to serious health problems. Ironically, the doctor who formulated the plan was 258 pounds (117 kgs) at the time of his death.
Involves the intake of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, and fish, among other unsaturated fats. It has a better balance than most other diets.
Cons: May deplete the body’s calcium and Vitamin D reserves.
What diet plan suits you is a matter of opinion, and consulting a nutritionist is the best way. Some diets cause serious drops in Vitamin and Calcium levels, and so should be avoided by people who already have a certain deficiency.