This is the Myth: Fad diets are a good way for me to lose weight and keep it off.
THE TRUTH: Fad diets are not the best way to lose weight permanently. This type of diet usually promises that you will lose weight quickly. They make you strictly cut back on what you eat or avoid certain types of foods. You may lose weight at first, but it is difficult to continue this type of diet. Most people soon get tired of following them and gain back the weight they lost.
Some fad diets are unhealthy and do not provide all the nutrients the body needs. Also, if you lose more than 3 pounds a week for several weeks, you may increase the chance that you will develop gallstones (masses of solid material in the gallbladder that can be painful). If you follow a diet of less than 800 calories a day for a long time, you may develop serious heart problems.
Tip: Research suggests that the safest way to lose weight and keep it off is to follow a healthy diet with fewer calories than you used to eat and to exercise every day. The goal is to lose ½ pound to 2 pounds per week (after the first few weeks of weight loss). Make healthy food choices. Eat small portions. Incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Together, these eating and exercise habits can be a healthy way to lose weight and keep it off. These habits also decrease your chance of developing heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
This are the healthy habits can help you lose weight:
Together, these habits can be a healthy, risk-free way that Pharmalime recommends to lose weight and keep it off, avoiding rebound effect. If you still feel you need some medication to help talk free with our pharmacist or doctor.