A bad diet does not take into account the reason you gained weight in the first place. You need to learn about the food you eat. If you do not, you will put on the weight again when you go back to your old eating habits.
Here are some of the biggest side effects of a bad diet:
Unhealthy and unbalanced: Some diets tell you to stop eating some perfectly healthy types of food. This results in you eating an unhealthy and unbalanced combination of food, often lacking in essential minerals, macro nutrients and healthy fatty acids.
Starvation: If a diet tells you to skip a meal completely, it won’t work out for you. This can cause the opposite effect of weight gain by slowing your metabolism. A high metabolism is important for weight loss and that is why you will benefit from eating frequent small meals, instead of skipping or eating one or two large meals.
Devoid of exercise: A diet can claim that if you stick to it, you will lose weight even without exercise. This is not true. It is important to realize that if you want to lose weight, you need to follow a good diet and exercise.
Temporary reults: A bad diet can give the illusion of progress by showing good short term results. This is because you will often lose some extra body fluid and fat. But this is only temporary and the illusion will break when you go back to your regular eating habits and you find yourself right where you started.
Inconsistency: A bad diet will often say that it will only work as long as you follow it for the rest of your life. While it can be healthy to consider your eating habits, you do not have to follow the same diet your entire life to lose and keep of weight.
Danger danger: Some diets include ephedrine. Ephedrine is a dangerous and addictive drug illegal for high level athleticism and possibly deadly because it increases risk of stroke, seizures and heart attacks. Ephedrine is even more dangerous when you combine it with caffeine or other herbs.
Dehydration: A bad diet can cause excessive loss of fluids. This will result in rapid loss of weight, and many people mistake this for a major benefit of the diet. But when they resume normal eating habits, the weight lost in this manner is usually regained. Excessive fluid loss can also cause episodes of low blood pressure, dizziness and fainting.
Constipation: A restricted diet will not permit you enough access to fiber gained from vegetables or fruit. This often results in constipation. Fiber is important in sustaining long term weight loss, so eat your vegetables.
A source of Frustration: A bad or to strict meal plan offers no alternatives to deviate from the plan. Because of this high demand, a lot of people will give up out of frustration and are unlikely to try again in the future.