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The yo-yo diet, a danger to the body

The yo-yo diet, a danger to the body

More and more people are resorting to different diets - "wonder", hoping that they will be able to lose weight quickly and without much effort. Some of these diets, besides not providing the desired results, affect the body.

More and more people are resorting to different diets - "wonder", hoping that they will be able to lose weight quickly and without much effort. Some of these diets, besides not providing the desired results, affect the body.
Among such diets is the yo-yo diet, which implies the alternation of starvation periods with those of "feasting", the dissociated diet, as well as the switch to vegetarianism from the desire to get rid of extra kilos.
The cause of the yo-yo diet's inefficiency is that the human body responds to starvation by lowering metabolism. When food is again available, it is stored by the body in the form of fat. The dissociated diet involves consuming the same type of food for a period of one or more days.


The main disadvantage of this diet is that it cannot be applied for a long period of time and especially cannot be assimilated to a lifestyle, because it does not provide the body with the daily nutrients needed. The risk you assume is that after the diet cessation, there will be a weight increase.
The dissociated diet can endanger your metabolism and balance between the nutrients in the body, with serious consequences on the heart, liver, kidneys, etc.
The vegetarian diet lowers the risk for many serious conditions (cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, obesity, etc.), but, if not balanced, it can lead to calcium, iron, vitamin B 12 and D. deficiencies. serious effects on health, especially when it comes to children, pregnancy or lactation, menopause, intense physical activity or chronic conditions. It has been shown that the life span of a person is influenced (positively) by trivial aspects, such as maintaining a normal weight, quitting smoking, moderate or no alcohol consumption, 7-8 hours a night sleep, diversified and rationally thought out nutrition, and no lastly, physical exercise. Children and adolescents must have physical activity for at least one hour per day.
(Magda Serban)
Read the whole article in: Truth
November 17, 2006