Those New Year resolutions about weight loss regimes and diet plans can all sound very promising—until of course they fail you or you fail them! Well sorry about the bubble but if you will please excuse us for the honesty we have some serious dietary myths to bust before you even get started on that annual drill of dieting. Diets can actually lead to weight gain—there we’ve said it—and here is backing it with 5 solid reasons.
 

Diet could mean weight gain

Diet could mean weight gain

Believe it or not, dieting increases your body’s propensity to gain weight. It slows down your metabolism and in turn increasing your food cravings. Your body basically learns to adapt to your diet plan which results into rebound weight gain.

Pro tip: Choose and pick an exercise regime that suits you; it could be yoga, dance or a running routine. Practice it with patience and maintain a healthy diet plan so you gradually lose weight in the right process.

 

It’s a short-term commitment. You might as well break-up!

It’s a short-term commitment. You might as well break-up!

No one ever went on a diet for life, unless of course you are a sage and have attained nirvana! However determined you are and for however long you pursue it, at some point everyone gives up on their diet. And even when you are at it, you are bound to have cheat days. This short-term commitment with frequent cheat days has zero long-term effectiveness. Also when you go back to regular eating, chances are you will gain twice as much.

Pro tip: Instead of putting yourself through periodic and strict diets you can maintain a constant and balanced health regime that includes regular exercises and a wholesome but controlled diet plan.

Diets are tiring, phew!

Diets deprive you of calories but then calories are what translate into energy that your body needs to get you through the day. So it is only obvious that you will feel fatigued and tired for most part of the day. What’s the point of a diet that hinders your normal bodily functions!

Pro tip: Instead of starving, you’d much rather eat smaller meals throughout the day. This will help you boost your metabolism and provide for enough energy. This in turn helps you lose weight in a healthy process.

 

You’ll suffer from deficiencies!

You’ll suffer from deficiencies!

The first thing that diets do is keep you from consuming fats and carbs which in turn also deprive you of vitamins and minerals that are essential for your health. And depriving your body of its natural nutrients will only make you malnourished! Is that a bargain you want? Clearly not!

Pro Tip: A healthy and well-balanced diet balanced with a well-designed exercise routine is the way forward to proper weight loss. Also wouldn’t you rather consume your nutrients the natural way than consume them in the form of tablets and supplements?

Diets and digestive issues are synonymous

Our bodies are arguably 70 % water and when we start with dieting a sudden loss of weight takes place. And when you lose weight suddenly, the first loss is that of water weight which causes dehydration followed by other complications like diarrhea and constipation.

Pro Tip: You must ensure, when dieting and when working out that you consume adequate amounts of water and water laden foods. Water laden, fibrous fruits like melons, guavas, grapefruits do you ample good when working out.