by Ed Yourdon
Fast Diet Plans Can Be Dangerous
I am not going to tell you that fast diet plans do not wor, nor am I going to tell you to never use them, however; I am going to make you aware of the pitfalls of fast dite plans and rules on how to avoid them.
The reason fast diet plans can be dangerous is that so many of them rely on extremely low calorie consumption and limited varieties of food.Â This can rob the body of essential nutrients and through the body’s chemistry off.Â The low calorie count also causes the body to dial down its metabolic rate.Â All of this can combine to cause dizziness, irregular heart beat, lean muscle tissue loss including heart tissue, and in extreme cases heart failure.
Think of it this way, when you go on an extremely low calorie and low nutrient diet you are essentially mimicing anorexia.
Fast Diet Plans Can Resut In Faster Weight Gain
Once your body has responded to your fast diet plans by lowering its metabolic rate and devouring some of its own lean muscle tissue it is in prime condition to pack on the pounds.Â You see, for the body to maintain lean muscle tissue it takes 4 times as many calories as itÂ does to maintain fat tissue.Â So any loss in lean muscle tissue means more calories are converted to fat.Â Secondly your body’s lower metabolic rate means that when you have finished your fast diet plan and you resume eating normally again, you are going to gain weightÂ fasterÂ than you did before and you probably will end up heavier than you did before you went on the fast diet plan.
Fast Diet Plans Often Have No Exit Strategy
So you lose the weightÂ and you are now at your ideal weight.Â What now?Â You sure as heck can’t go back to eating the way you did before the diet becuase that is how you got fat in the first place.Â Unless you have an exit strategy, a plan on how you are going to keep the weight from coming back, you are in troupble.
Fast Diet Plans Can Depend To Much On Water Loss
When you go on a fastÂ diet plan the first 4 to 5 pounds you lose is usually water lost from your tissues and not body fat.Â This means that you can gain that weightÂ back in a matter of a day or two.Â This is one of the oldest scams in the book, so don’t fall for it.
Rules For Safe Effective Fast Diet Plans
As I said at the beginning, I am not going to tell you that you shouldn’t try fast diet plans or that they don’t work because there are ones that do.Â The following rules should help you chose a fast diet plan that is safe and effective.
never stay on a fast diet plan for more than 2 – 3 weeks in a row without a break
drink 64 ounces of waterevery day while on a fast diet plan