The Truth About Quick Fixes And Fad Diets
Sudden, strict, super low-calorie diets may have “quick results,” but they are not sustainable and will often upset the body’s metabolism. Since fad diets are detrimental to long-term health, they should be avoided. Unfortunately, many people are looking to reduce fat immediately, so persist with quick fixes at the expense of maintaining a healthy body weight over time.
So, to ensure you follow the right course of action, the experts at Home Core Fitness have demystified the misconceptions surrounding quick fixes and fad diets. Read on to learn how you can improve your health without making drastic food changes.
Don’t Cut Calories
People think they will lose weight by following a low-calorie diet, and they often do so at first. But, cutting too many calories creates health problems. It can often lead to low energy levels, which means you may feel tired and experience dizziness. It can also affect your body’s ability to function normally.
Also, completely cutting out a macro group (protein, carbohydrates, or fat) means losing the essential nutrients from those foods. For example, people often go “low carb” or “keto” to lose weight, but carbs are vital for brain function and other life-supporting processes in the body.
So what should you eat?
One should consume enough calories to support their basal metabolic needs. Therefore, all food groups and macronutrients should be eaten in moderation. It includes consuming various fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, complex carbohydrates, and drinking plenty of water.
For more information on how to avoid quick fixes and fad diets, reach out to Home Core Fitness. We are personal trainers in Maryland specializing in improving our clients’ health and fitness.
We offer in-home personal training, yoga classes, nutrition coaching, home core paddling, resistance/ strength exercises, cardio workouts, and senior fitness training. We also provide online fitness and nutrition coaching services to clients.
We serve clients across New Market, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Carroll County, Howard county, and the surrounding areas.