What are the short-term effects of fad dieting?
The short-term effects of fad dieting are simply that you will lose weight temporarily. You have to remember that it is only temporarily. No matter what fad diet you choose, they all have one thing in common. There all carry short-term effects that end up doing nothing for you because you will simply gain all the weight back, if not more. It is an unhealthy lifestyle choice that you are making if you wish to take advantage of fad dieting.
They simply adjust your caloric intake. As a result, you will lose a couple of pounds. This is not healthy and it often slows down your metabolism or even halts it. This tricks you into thinking “Wow, this diet is great,” but actually it is not! You will gain all the weight back that you lost when you stop following your fad diet and you will be left wondering to yourself, “What went wrong?”
Long Term Effects of Fad Diets
Please remember that when you make unhealthy choices, your body pays heavily for it. If you are unhappy with your appearance, I am begging you to not start trying fad diets because the long term effects are just not worth it. Think of it this way—if you are unhappy about your appearance, you can always change it. It is true that there are real dangers of fad dieting.
Here is a list of some of the most common results in long-term fad diet abuse:
- Prolonged hunger
- Reduced sex drive
- Sinus problems (especially post-nasal drip)
- Muscle loss
- Bloodshot eyes
- Gallbladder disease
- Loose folds of skin
Fad diets are not worth the risk. Watch out—the dangers of fad dieting will kill you.
Garen Arnold (killing one fad diet at a time)