I remember back in 2021 and I was trying to lose weight. I would turn to extreme diets in desperation. I would see an ad or article promising amazing results in a short amount of time, and I would think “That’s exactly what I need!” However, looking back, I can see how harmful these diets were not only to my physical health but also to my mental well-being. In this article, I’ll be sharing why I don’t recommend extreme diets anymore and pills that go with them.
What are extreme diets?
There are a lot of different diets out there that people swear by, but extreme diets are not something that I recommend anymore. Extreme diets are usually very restrictive, cutting out entire food groups or nutrients that your body needs in order to function. These types of diets can also be dangerous, causing serious health complications like malnutrition or dehydration.
While you may see some initial results from an extreme diet, it’s not sustainable in the long run and you will likely end up gaining all the weight back (plus more). Instead of yo-yo dieting and putting your health at risk, I recommend finding a healthy balance of nutritious foods that you can enjoy for the rest of your life.
Why I used to recommend them
I used to be a big fan of extreme diets. I would recommend them to everyone, regardless of their goals. I thought that the faster you could lose weight, the better. And, in some cases, that may be true. If you’re obese and need to lose a lot of weight quickly for health reasons, then an extreme diet may be a good option.
However, I’ve come to realize that for most people, extreme diets are not the best option. They are often difficult to stick to, and can lead to unhealthy eating habits. Additionally, they don’t always lead to sustainable weight loss. Most people who lose weight quickly on an extreme diet end up gaining it all back (and then some) once they go back to their normal eating habits.
If you’re looking to lose weight, I recommend starting with small changes to your diet and lifestyle. Focus on eating healthy foods and being more active. These changes may not lead to rapid weight loss, but they will be more likely to be sustainable in the long-term.
The problems with extreme diets
There are a lot of problems that can come with extreme diets. The first and most obvious one is that they’re often not sustainable in the long term. If you’re cutting out entire food groups or eating extremely restrictive calorie counts, it’s not something you can keep up forever. This can lead to a yo-yo effect, where you lose weight on the diet, but then gain it all back (and often more) when you go off of it.
Another issue is that extreme diets can be dangerous. Again, if you’re cutting out major food groups or severely limiting your calories, you could be putting your health at risk. And even though some people may see results in the short term, the long-term effects of these diets are still unknown.
So, while extreme diets may seem like an easy way to lose weight quickly, I don’t recommend them. There are safer and more sustainable ways to lose weight that will be better for your health in the long run.
Why I don’t recommend them anymore
I used to be a big fan of fad diets and would often jump on the latest bandwagon in the hopes of finally achieving my ideal body. However, after years of in/out dieting and never seeing the lasting results I wanted, I’ve come to the conclusion that these types of diets are not worth your time or money. Here’s why:
1. They’re usually based on false promises.
The reason most people try extreme diets is that they’re promised quick and easy results. Unfortunately, these claims are often false and you end up disappointed and frustrated.
2. They’re not sustainable in the long-term.
Crash extreme diets may help you lose weight quickly in the short-term, but it’s not something you can (or should) stick to for the rest of your life. Not only is it unrealistic, but it can also be dangerous to your health.
3. You end up gaining the weight back (and then some).
It’s not uncommon for people to lose weight on an extreme diet only to gain it all back (and then some) once they go off of it. This is because these diets are often so restrictive that they’re simply not sustainable in
Some healthier alternatives to extreme diets
If you’re looking to make a healthier lifestyle change, there are plenty of options that don’t involve extreme diets. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Eat more whole foods. This means choosing foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Think fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Not only are these foods more nutritious, but they’re also more satisfying, so you’re less likely to overeat.
2. Cut back on processed foods. These are the foods that are often high in sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. They’re also usually low in fiber and nutrients. By eating fewer processed foods, you’ll automatically be eating more of the healthy stuff.
3. Make sure you’re getting enough protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing muscle tissue, so it’s important to include it in your diet if you want to stay healthy and avoid injury. Good sources of protein include lean meats, fish, tofu, beans, and nuts.
4. Get enough exercise. Exercise not only helps you maintain a healthy weight, but it also strengthens your bones and muscles, reduces stress, and boosts your mood. Aim for at least 30 minutes of
After years of bad extreme diets and trying every fad diet out there, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that they’re just not worth it. Not only do they rarely lead to sustainable weight loss, but they can also be detrimental to your health. That’s why I now recommend a balanced approach to nutrition that includes healthy whole foods, moderate portion sizes, and regular physical activity. It might not be as flashy or quick as an extreme diet, but in the long run, it’s much more effective and far healthier for you.