In Health Tips On 11 January 2017
2017 is in full swing and we are once again busy looking out for new year resolutions and for many of us it gives a a sense of Beginning of year %u2013 broken promises of going on a %u2018Diet%u2019-year after year. Why are these promises broken? In most cases it is because %u201CFad Diets%u201D never work. Self-experimentation and wrong nutritional guidance can play havoc with your health.%u201D Here are some of the common mistakes/myths about weight loss: Here are some of the common mistakes/myths about weight loss: Skipping meals - most often this is either breakfast or lunch and due to lack of time and hectic work schedule. One can never lose weight by missing meals. In fact, starvation increases the level of stress hormones and encourages the body to conserve the energy by turning it into fat. Eating only soups/salad/ boiled food/Single Food Diet- These are non-sustainable diets in the long run. You will be amazed at the variety one can get to eat in a well-planned diet and still reduce weight. Internet misinformation - not all information on internet is reliable. It%u2019s always better to seek professional help from your doctor/dietician. Unrealistic expectations - drastic weight loss plans boomerang and result in equal or more weight gain once you are %u201Coff %u201Cthe plan. Weight loss has to be essentially loss of fat from the body. Else, one can end up losing muscle mass, bone density and body water, resulting in hair loss, dry skin, anaemia, chronic fatigue, irritability, mood swings and osteoporosis, just to name a few. Copy Paste Meal plan - No two individuals are same and can have various underlying problems like hormonal imbalance, Hypothyroidism, vitamin/mineral deficiencies etc., which need to be addressed in a Customized, holistic diet plan. Instead of going on a diet, make a resolution to become a healthier, happier and fitter person. Nourishment and not deprivation is the key. Weight loss should follow as a natural side effect.