Fad diets however, are about losing a lot of weight in a disproportionally short amount of time. Due to the loss of weight that the dieter wanted, when they reach their goal weight, they stop doing the fad diet and go back to their regular diet. This causes the weight that they shed to be put back on again in a disproportionally short amount of time, which is also just as unhealthy. This cycle of losing and gaining weight is only one of the many dangers of fad diets. Dieting, which usually starts out with good intentions, becomes a nasty obsession
The low-fat diet on the other hand allows people to eat carbohydrates, but cutting back on the fat a person consumes. Although, it seems after further research that in the end a person will lose equally as much weight on the low-carbohydrate diet as they would in the low-fat diet. No matter the results, it all depends on a person’s personal preference as to how they want to go about losing all those unwanted pounds, would they rather cut back on carbohydrates or fats.
Anemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low levels of healthy red blood cells or hemo Anorexia nervosa is primarily an illness that manifests itself in the mind. A person afflicted with this disease refuses food because of a debilitating fear that he or she will gain weight. The word anorexia means absence of hunger; orexia: the Greek word for appetite and the prefix an- meaning without. This self-starvation does more damage than the anorexic may realize. Without sustenance, the body is unable to work properly and keep a homeostasis so it tries to adapt to the “diet” by slowing down to reserve calories or energy.
These less dangerous, yet clearly relevant reactions are due to the elimination of carbohydrates from the diet. Blood sugar levels become very low when carbohydrates are not ingested, causing physical pain and weakness as well as a slower reaction time. Headaches also occur as a natural response mechanism that act as signals for the body that carbohydrates are needed in order to prevent further problems. Moreover, when the body breaks down stored fats t... ... middle of paper ... ...eats and creams sounds, it undoubtedly raises health risks involving the heart. Without a doubt, the Atkins diet causes health problems.
But the Atkins diet has its disagreement, some of whom say that its emphasis on high cholesterol foods can make it dangerous. The Atkins diet promises that not only you will lose weight and not be hungry with a low carbohydrate diet, but you’ll also be on the road to better heart health and memory function, as well as other wellness benefits. Dr Atkins’ philosophy is that if you follow his diet and eliminate highly refined carbohydrates, you will: · Burn fat fast, instead of carbohydrates, and lose weight quickly. · Stave off hunger between meals because high-protein diets are more satiating than high carbohydrates ones. As protein digested slowly in the system, high protein diets also stabilise blood sugar levels, which can prevent common conditions such as fatigue, depression, headaches, joint and muscular pains.
Controversy Over the Atkins Diet After much research on the Atkins diet, I have come to the conclusion that, although the Atkins diet has its positive aspects, there are far more negative aspects to this diet. The Atkins diet stresses that people reduce their carbohydrate consumption and increase protein and fat consumption, which in turn can potentially lead to many physical problems for people following this diet. Some people are not fully aware of all the potential risks that come a long with following a diet such as the Atkins diet, such as problems stemming from the production of ketones. As with every diet, there are side effects, but at the same time there are several benefits to this diet as well. Before people go on the Atkins diet or diets like it, they should consider both sides and be especially conscious of the negative side-effects.
Such diets are effective but also cut back on essential vitamins. By reducing the amount of carbohydrates in a persons diet and replacing them with fat and protein low-carbohydrate diets safely and efficiently induce weight loss. Works Cited 1. Astrup, Anne, Thomas Meinert Larsen, and Angela Harper. Atkins and other low carbohydrate diets: hoax or an effective tool for weight loss.
They can suppress your feeling of hunger, increase the number of calories you burn by speeding up you burn by speeding up your rate of your metabolism, and it can block the fat from the food you eat; all leading to weight loss. They all seem great and effective ways to lose weight, but are all very dangerous and has a dangerous side effects. Diet pills can contain many chemical ingredients, some better than others. These pills can have a dangerous effect to your body due to the ingredients, “A study he conducted later revealed that at least two thirds of the weight loss supplements that were recalled between 2009 and 2012 for containing drugs were still for sale by their manufacturers” (Beil). A lot of ingredients in the pills that are acceptable still have side effects that would interfere with your everyday life, “Weight loss supplements should be tested before they hit the market.
Neglecting to include these foods in your diet can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Poor dietary habits are also linked to health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and some forms of cancer. With more than half of Americans classified as overweight or obese. (The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health). A healthy diet can help protect against non-communicable diseases.
With regards to calories, there are two approaches between the two diets being examined that lead to weight loss. The logic behind the Atkins diet is that by eating fewer carbohydrates, insulin levels remain at a steadier degree and cravings are subsided, thereby causing people to consume fewer calories and in turn lose weight. Despite the loss in weight however, the substitutes for these simple carbohydrates recommended by the Atkins diet are high fat, high protein foods such as butter, cheese, and meats. These foods although when eaten exclusively can lead to weight loss, there are other health problems associated with this method of dieting. An alternative to substituting simple carbohydrates with high ... ... middle of paper ... ... foods are encouraged.