As the whole world battles the bulge, fad diets still facinate many
and so do powders, pills, fitness and fat loss machines and centers.
Today after 5 years of personally helping people to lose weight, manage
diseases like diabetes, heart disease, etc. and adopt a healthy life
style, we believe there is no short cut. Its hard work and good results.
the basic law of nature and life so be wise and smart to stay away
from fad diets and quick shot methods. The basic miracle formula is
a combination of Walk, Water and Diet.
we would like to give you some insight into the harmful effects
of some popular diet regimens and hope that you and specially the
youth of today will stay away from these and protect your body and
The basic principle is to cut down your carbohydrate intake to 15-20gms
per day. You are asked to totally avoid bread, rice, chapatti, pasta,
vegetables and fruits. You are allowed to eat any kind of protein
or fatty foods like chicken, fish, beef, mutton, pork, eggs, cheese,
paneer etc. for all 3 meals with lettuce salad but no boiled veggies,
The first problem is that it cannot be followed
on a long-term basis. It can be done for a maximum of 2- 4 weeks
during which time you may lose 3- 6kgs. But what if you want
to lose 10 or 20. This is not the answer.
No human being I know of can keep eating like
this. They will have to go back to eating carbs – cereal,
veg, fruit etc. The abnormally raised metabolic rate will suddenly
drop and they will start putting back all the weight and probably
more when they go off this diet. I have many clients who have
personally tried this and come to me saying we did lose weight
but put it all back.
The human body was created to be fed with a
balance of carbohydrate, protein and fat foods- Glands and organs
have being created to provide digestive juices to digest all
the different nutrients and these are to be provided on a daily
basis and required daily. If suddenly some food and nutrient
is stopped completely then imbalances will be created in the
whole digestive system.
Lack of cereals and veggies and fruits can
cause a serious constipation or piles problem besides indigestion
due to the sudden richness of all the meats and fat in the diet.
It is a very difficult diet to practice in
our country where many are pure vegetarian and also where even
those who do eat non-veg don’t eat such large quantities
and mostly don’t eat it on a daily basis.
The traditional Indian diet is one of the
most balanced and healthy diet systems in the world and breaking
this and adopting something like this Atkins diet even for a
few days is paving the way for bad health and destruction of
the human body.
The biggest danger is that somebody with a
family history of heart disease may have their blood lipid levels
shooting up. Cholesterol, triglycerides etc. could go up and
you may end up with heart disease in the future.
Those who repeat this diet on and off as do
many in America may end up with colan cancer due to the lack
of fiber (roughage) in the diet that is to be provided daily
by chapatti, bread, rice, fruits and veggies.
Such a diet is very, very harmful to the kidneys,
as waste products of all this protein breakdown has to be flushed
out. The blood urea and uric acid levels will be seen to rise
There are also a variety of vitamins and mineral
that are provided by cereals, fruits and veggies, that are needed
daily and deficiencies of these will result.
Also high fat diets without plenty of fiber
are seen to result in poor skin and lots of pimples that no
boy or girl, man or woman wants. Even if you are thin but have
bad skin, its all a waste.
Yes, you may get sensational weight loss for
a few days but when you go back to the normal diet and the metabolism
drops you are paving the way for future obesity. It is better
in the long run to maintain weight rather than lose and gain