Ultra-low-calorie diet plans, in a nutshell, do more harm than good. In the long run, these teach poor practices that may weaken the gut, bones, fertility and even result in nutrient deficiencies.
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New Delhi: From intermittent fasting to ketogenic diet to the Fast 800 plan, there are several diet fads that are gaining prominence every passing day. On the one hand, people believe that eating soups and salads is the only way of losing weight – these foods feel sad even at the thought of it. And according to wellness experts, ultra low-calorie and low-fat diet plans propagate unhealthy practices that are neither sustainable nor beneficial – especially plans like the 600-calorie day plan.
When it comes to weight loss, following a diet fad may help achieve weight loss goals – however, those are not particularly sustainable. Once out of it, weight may increase drastically – and as a result, one may feel stuck in the cycle of weight gain and weight loss. Experts say that in the long run, one may gain more weight than what one loses.
Diet fads pay little or no attention to the role of workouts towards health completely overlooking a balanced lifestyle. They may show a loss of weight on the scales but that could be decreased muscle mass instead of fat which could be a consequence of slow metabolism.
The final verdict
Ultra-low-calorie diet plans, in a nutshell, do more harm than good. In the long run, these teach poor practices that may weaken the gut, bones, and fertility and even result in nutrient deficiencies. When trying to lose weight, it is important to opt for sustainable lifestyle changes that include all food groups, ample sleep, stress management techniques, and workout as well.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.