If you’re looking to lose weight it is so tempting to get on some fad diet to shed those pounds. After all, they work fast, have great results, and those people (fitness models) on those infomercials sure look great, don’t they? Well, sure they do. That’s why these fad diets are a billion dollar industry. Don’t be fooled. Here are some really good reasons to lose weight slowly, the old fashioned way, by eating sensibly and getting more exercise.
Firstly, diets with strict rules that greatly alter your normal eating habits and schedule can also greatly alter your metabolism, and not in a good way. If your metabolism is thrown out of whack it can affect you in bad ways long after the diet is done. Also, many diets that require you to give up certain types of foods such as carbohydrates can result in nutritional deficiencies that might leave you fatigued or can even result in the loss of muscle or hair. Finally, even if you successfully lose weight on one of these diets, studies show that you’re far more likely to gain it back plus some than you are if you lose weight slowly and sensibly. Don’t cut corners. Diet in a healthy manner and remember – slow and steady wins the race.