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Video: Diet And Obesity Myths

Video: Diet And Obesity Myths
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Diet And Obesity Myths
Diet And Obesity Myths

Diet and obesity myths

Myth 1: Hard diets cure obesity

Facts: Many go on rigid diets, arguing that on such a diet, you can quickly lose weight. This is nothing more than a myth. Such diets only "drive off water", you quickly lose weight, thinking that you are getting rid of fat. In this case, the metabolic process slows down by 10-30%, that is, calories are burned more slowly. Alas, fat goes away very slowly, but builds up very quickly after a diet. Moreover, more often than before, weight is gained. This is because the body, thinking that a "hunger war" has begun, begins to intensively store fat in reserve, that is, losing water, you build up fat. At the same time, as soon as you return to your normal diet, the body begins to make reserves with triple strength, in case the hunger strike will start again soon. After such a diet, a person returns to their old habits.

Another important point: in people on a severe diet, the brain, deprived of the usual feeding in the form of glucose, can, as it were, "go on strike", which is sometimes expressed in the fact that a person develops neuropsychiatric disorders. The most severe of these can eventually cause heart disease or cancer.

Mono-diets, when you eat one product for a long time, for example one potato or one black caviar, lead to metabolic disorders. Remember that the body cannot have a narrow specialization on only one particular product.

Myth 2: A trendy diet leads to permanent weight loss

The Facts: A trendy diet is not the best way to treat obesity and lose weight. A fashionable diet is good, on the one hand, you don't have to think about what to eat - you have a scheduled every day. But such mono-diets lead only to a short-term effect - loss of fluid in the body, a slowdown in metabolism. At the same time, you do not receive a lot of microelements and vitamins, and soon such a diet will bore you, and this is at best. What's the worst that happens? Breakdown … You will pounce on food, moreover, on any and start to eat a lot and is not useful … Then, you will quickly gain back everything that you lost and not only this weight, but also add 50% of the lost weight.

Studies have shown that a loss of 200 grams. up to 1 kg per week with good nutrition and exercise is the best way to lose and maintain weight. By improving your eating and physical activity habits, you will maintain a healthy lifestyle and control your weight. You will also lower your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Myth 3: Low carb and protein diets are the best way to lose weight

The Facts: Protein / low-carb diets provide you with the majority of your calories each day from protein foods (such as meat, eggs, and cheese) and fewer calories from carbohydrate foods (such as bread, pasta, potatoes, fruits and vegetables). People often get tired of these diets because they crave plant foods that are not allowed at all, or very limited. These diets often lack the essential nutrients found in carbohydrate foods.

Most of these diets allow you to consume foods that are high in fat, such as bacon and cheese. Fatty diets can raise blood cholesterol levels, which increases the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.

Protein / low carbohydrate diets can cause rapid weight loss, but most of that weight is water and muscle mass, not fat. You lose water as your kidneys try to get rid of protein and fat breakdown products called ketone bodies.

Such a diet is an unhealthy way to treat obesity! It overloads your kidneys and can cause dehydration, headaches and breathing difficulties. You may also feel nauseous, tired, weak, and dizzy. The accumulation of ketone bodies in the blood can lead to high levels of uric acid, which can cause gout (joint disease) and kidney stones. Ketosis can be very risky for pregnant women and people with diabetes.

By following a low-calorie diet that is balanced in carbohydrates, proteins and fats, you will also lose weight without harming your body. This is more likely to help you maintain your weight.

Myth 4: The more unbearable a diet is, the more effective it is

Facts: This is a fairly common misconception. Overweight (obesity) has nothing to do with the "pleasantness" of the diet. Indeed, prescribing a diet for ourselves, we primarily focus on how much mental strength it takes away from us. And we believe that the more, the better the effect in the fight against obesity. Otherwise, what kind of diet is this ?! However, this is wrong - the effectiveness of the diet can only be talked about if the majority of patients can tolerate it. The calorie content of food and its satiety are not the same thing. There are not very high-calorie, but quite satisfying regimes, and, conversely, a hungry half-starved regime may turn out to be quite high in calories. Finally, the body has the ability to reduce energy expenditure in response to reduced calorie intake.

It turns out that often painful dietary regimens do not bring the desired result. Moreover, we have every reason to believe that, moving through a series of painful diets, "breakdowns" and weight recovery, a person gets fat much faster than if he did not try to lose weight at all.

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