We understand how awfully important it is for you to look slim and tuck in all that belly fat before that big family wedding (or maybe even your own). We also understand how you tend to believe everyone who has shared their successful ‘crash stories’ with you in order to make you think you should do the same. But the question is, at exactly what price are you willing to kill all that motapa? Certainly not at the cost of your very own health. While many have shed a couple of pounds successfully after opting for a crash diet, what else could basically happen when you ‘almost’ just stop eating everything?
All those who have happy stories related to this kind of diet would never show you all those eye-bags underneath all that concealer. No exaggerations needed, let us just jump into all the ‘whys’ and ‘why nots’ of crash dieting.
You Miss Out On What You Really Need
This is probably the saddest part about crashing it and is something that not everyone would equally care about. Diet plans like these usually include an all-fruit or an all-vegetable diet. A lot of times, there have also been individuals that go on an ‘all liquid diet’. Whereas the motto is to restore a balanced diet, crash dieting simply does the exact opposite: it deprives your body of all those proteins, carbs, vitamins and good fats that are actually needed to keep you going. Therefore, you miss out on entire food groups. Not a good thing, right?
It Takes A Toll On You Emotionally
Depriving your body of all the vital nutrients does not only affect your health body-wise, it also exhausts your brain making you super cranky and lethargic. Your face tends to lose all that glow and you tend to display greater signs of aggression as well as irritable behavior.
The Risk Of Diseases
Being deprived of all the carbs and basic nutrients that strengthen your immune system, your body is more at risk for diseases and you are vulnerable. Also, such a rapid loss and gain of fat reduces your body’s tolerance to glucose making your body more prone to heart diseases and of course, diabetes.
You Arent Even Losing Fat (In Most Cases)
In most of the cases, people who opt for crash dieting tend to lose what they call ‘water weight’ that includes muscular weight containing all the proteins and water content that your body has. The thing about water weight is, you gain it back. It’s only for a couple of weeks that you would feel as if you have actually lost some pounds, but the truth is your body is actually just holding on to all those fat reserves for their last hope of energy. Also, when you lose all that essential water weight and not the actual fat, you begin to feel extremely lethargic.
Saying Goodbye To All The Good-Fat
Okay, so if crash diets are making you burn all that fat, it’s not only the bad fat that’s leaving your body but also the essential one which your body needs in order to smoothly function. The essential element for a good and healthy body is not to consume fewer fats overall but to take in the right kind of fats. So basically you are depriving your body of all the essential fats and later on when you do take in something fatty once you are done dieting, the amount of weight you gain is tremendous.