Let’s face it. We’ve all been there. The belly rolls are growing, and you’re tempted to do a juice cleanse or give the latest detox diet a try. But do you know how these types of diets can affect your body? The truth is, not only do crash diets not produce long-term results, it can do more harm than good when it comes to your health
The thing many crash diets have in common is how restrictive they are. Some suggest cutting out almost all carbs. Others recommend banishing all fats, even the healthy ones. Then there are those that tell people to solely focus on eating just one group of foods. This unbalanced approach to eating can leave your body nutritionally deprived. A good diet contains a broad mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, healthy fats and supplements.
The reason people initially lose weight on crash diets is because they are eating less.
However, we cannot maintain that restrictive way of eating. So, we gain the weight back because we didn’t learn how to eat right in the first place.
Weight loss solutions are not one-size fits all. To achieve and sustain your weight loss goals, it is important to use strategies that best fit into your everyday lifestyle”
Kerry Grann, Amway Principal Research Scientist who works on BodyKey products and programmes.
Most people who successfully lose 10% of their body weight through crash diets will eventually gain it all back plus more.
Don’t forget to exercise! It is as simple as adding a few walks around the office to your routine, choosing stairs over the elevator or parking further away.
Average Calories Needed For A Sedentary Lifestyle
The key to successful weight loss is to find a plan that works over time and fits your individual lifestyle and needs. Seek a science-based, nutritionally sound programme that takes a holistic approach — incorporating a plan for healthy eating and an active lifestyle based on your personal factors instead of a one-size fits all approach.
BodyKey by Nutrilite™ helps you set an achievable weight loss goal and uses proven strategies to help you determine the best approach for you.
The BodyKey programme is delivered through a free smartphone app (iOS or Android), making it convenient to check and track your progress and get personal guidance on food and behaviour choices. There are also several BodyKey food products to help you stay on track, including meal replacement shakes that come in three delicious flavours and a savoury seaweed snack bar.
So, the next time you hear about the latest crash diet, know that your body deserves all the good food, exercise and self-care that you can devote to building a healthy lifestyle. Small, consistent changes in your routine can have big effects on your success!