Diets without orientation are worth?

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By Aline Alves Nutritionist CRN8 -6942


Every day we are bombarded by various information regarding the miracle diets and quick ways to achieve the perfect body and the standard of beauty imposed by society. This kind of information is available through media, like the Internet, television, magazines and newspapers. But are this “tips” safe?

To better understand, we must know that we are different and that each body has its particularity. So, the risks of following a diet where individuality is not respected are, at least, dangerous.

Atkins Diet: Robert Atkins created this diet and published a book about it in 1970. It is based on carbohydrate restriction, causing a “chronic hunger” and is extremely poor in vitamins, minerals and fiber, in addition to increasing levels of cholesterol in our blood, triglycerides and uric acid. Delete cereals of your eating routine, as is the case of this diet, will make you feel tired, in a bad mood and with pain in your head, in addition to bringing serious risks to the health of your kidneys. This is because the excess of protein intake overload the renal system, and the absence of glucose, which is the fuel for the brain, decreases our concentration and leaves us more irritated.

Moon Diet: The diet recommends that, in each phase change of the moon, is consumed a liquid diet for 24 hours. This diet is poor in proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, being extremely restrictive in calories, which initially results in great loss of water and muscle mass. There are weight loss, but not adipose tissue. The diet has a lack of quality and quantity of food, and because the change in the eating habits will not occur, the excess weight will not be fixed.

Beverly Hills Diet: Idealized by Judith Mazel, this diet recommends that the enzymes found in fruits, accelerate the mobilization of fat for energy production. With no scientific evidence, is a diet based on the consumption of large quantities of fruit at all meals, and therefore has a lack in proteins, lipids, calcium, iron and other elements. As the diet becomes monotonous by the lack of diversity of food consumed, it is limited to be used for a short time, forcing the return to old eating habits.

Reading about these three diets and being knowing that there are so many other, we must be aware that none brings effective and lasting results. At first, the scale can show the long awaited weight loss, but weight cycling is almost certain, because if you want to keep the weight loss it needs to be done in a healthy way, with adequate amount of food, quality of nutrients that will be eaten, accompanied by physical activity and especially respecting the individuality of your body.

The recipe for success then, is not difficult or impossible, it is recommended to seek guidance and monitoring of skilled professionals, such as nutritionists and physical educators. Combining personalized diet, exercise and positivity the result is guaranteed and 100% effective.