The Fast Diet: Why Doesn't It Work?

 Following the fast diet enables us to lose weight, but it is not enough. We must realize that a total change in our lifestyle is required, not a temporary surrender to a severe diet, after which we can return to normal.

Almost every day there are new diets or effective slimming pills and the express diet. So why do we keep gaining weight while following the fast diet?

Why does weight gain occur after fast dieting and various diets?

The fast diet leaves many disappointed, and even among those who managed to lose weight, many of them reported gaining weight again shortly after the end of the diet, so why does the fast diet not work?

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  • Very strict instructions must be followed

Examples of this are the diets in which you eat only one specific type of food every day, or such as the diet that depends on the separation of carbohydrates and proteins, in which meat and additives are usually prohibited in the framework of this diet.

The restrictions in this type of diet mean one type of food, which makes it boring, and the mere fact that there is a certain prohibition generates a craving, especially for the prohibited foods, which reduces the motivation to continue with it.

  • Constant feeling of hunger 

In most cases, the diet reduces calorie intake very sharply and may even go into a state of fasting, which makes it very difficult for people to sustain it for long periods of time.

In addition, the health damage is great, as it results in a prominent malnutrition during the fast diet.

  • A lack of balance 

Many types of fast diets do not care about the recommended nutritional composition of the meal, so the diet menu does not contain all the important components for our bodies, such as: carbohydrates , proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals in the correct quantities.

  • Lack of personal fit

Fast diets of various kinds often work on a one-size-fits-all principle, so there is no consideration given to our personal circumstances.

Inclinations and tastes are not taken into account, nor are schedules, type of work, or socio-economic status and others.

  • No change in eating habits 

If we have already lost weight, most types of fast diets do not give us the tools and basis to learn how to maintain what we have achieved, and how to eat permanently after the end of the diet period, so it is impossible and even dangerous to continue following these diets for life.

  • There is no importance of physical activity

In addition to all the benefits of physical activity for our health, it has an important part in maintaining weight. Many dieters don't care that you have to do physical fitness exercises.

  • Slow down the metabolism

Many diets rely on strict calorie restriction, that is, we eat less than the body burns throughout the day, and as a result, weight is reduced.

But restricting calories leads to our body slowing down the metabolism process , and then the body tends to store all nutrients in the form of fat, and from here arises a return to weight gain after following the fast diet.

Losing weight and keeping it off: what does it take?

It causes instability and a major change in the lifestyle imposed by the fast diet sooner or later will lead to a crisis, and then we start eating without control or at best we return to our diet routine without making a change in habits and in both cases, unfortunately, the weight will increase.

Therefore, when we want to lose weight, we must realize that a total change in our lifestyle is required and not a temporary surrender to a severe fast diet, after which we can return to normal.

It is advisable to consult with professionals and a nutritionist, who will accompany you and be able to guide you in the correct slimming process. Realistic goals must be set and the recommendations tailored personally.

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