The problem with these types of extreme or fad diets is simple. To begin with, they only work in the short term. Yes, you could lose a lot of weight very quickly, but that weight will not stay off for long. It creates a yo-yo effect of losing weight then gaining it back and so on. Additionally, these extreme diets can be very unhealthy. Often, they lead to malnourishment or a lack of certain nutrients your body very much needs. Finally, extreme diets can actually wreak havoc on your metabolism – you will lose energy, which will make it very hard for you to actually lose weight.
Now is the time to eliminate extremes and understand how a healthy balance will actually provide you with long-term weight loss.
2.Make Calories Count
The next thing you must remember is that every calorie you consume should matter. If it is empty or wasted, then it will do nothing but add pounds. It is time to forget about specific diets you think you are supposed to follow, and to understand the value in quality calories.
Empty calories, like those in sugary candies, sodas (including diet sodas), and white breads, will do nothing but add to your weight. They will not provide long-term energy, and they are not offering any nutritional value whatsoever.
Quality calories come from foods that provide protein, healthy carbohydrates, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. When you are getting the right kinds of calories, you will feel healthier, too – that’s because your body will have all the nutrients it needs to function optimally.