Drawbacks of Crash Dieting

Crash Diet DrawbacksWhen it comes to weight loss, there are tons of “miracle crash diets” that we see around us, which promise very quick and visible results. However, most dietary experts and doctors will advise you to not follow such crash diets because they do your body more harm than good.

Let us take a look at some of the harmful drawbacks and health risks that such crash dieting presents:

  • Not enough energy: The primary principle of crash dieting is to cut down on your daily calories consumption. It so happens that you are devoid of the minimum required amount of calories during the day, and thus feel tired and lazy.
  • Not enough vitamins and minerals: The selective eating of crash dieting denies your body the basic vitamins and nutrients that it requires in order to function at an optimum level on a daily basis.
  • Not for everyone: Crash dieting can be seriously dangerous to people who are suffering from any long term physical disorders, like diabetes or are insulin dependent. Crash dieting can fluctuate your blood glucose level, thereby affecting your blood sugar levels
  • Metabolism problem: If you often follow such crash diets, it may initially lead to rapid weight loss. However, in the long run, such rapid weight loss can slow down the rate of metabolism in your body, leading to weight problems.
  • Mental problems: When you deny your body its natural food routine, it goes into withdrawal, which results in irritation, headaches, food cravings and inability to focus.