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Why you can’t go on a diet yourself

Very often we spend a lot of effort to lose weight, but as a result we can only get disappointed. And instead of a slender, toned body, which we wanted to get on a harmless diet, we acquire completely harmless diseases. How not to become a victim of your own desires and not harm yourself? Everyone who has tried to lose weight at least once is sure to read it.

Dangerous mistakes when losing weight

The most common mistake is the independent use of "effective" drugs, fast diets, some kind of electronic butterflies for instant press and similar miracles, which are teeming with the global computer network. The Internet is teeming with reviews of "effective" drugs, fast diets, some kind of electronic butterflies for instant press and similar miracles. Our nature is such that we simplify for ourselves everything that can be simplified. Unfortunately, trusting dubious reviews on the Internet, thousands of people believe in “dubious” methods: “How to lose weight at home without making any effort?”. Because it is easier and faster than working with a specialist, such as a nutritionist.

With improper handling of "weight loss" techniques, you can earn a lot of problems instead of a beautiful waist. Ulcers, neurosis, skin problems, depressive states, anorexia - only a short list of consequences. Let's take a closer look at how we make mistakes and how they affect our body.

Nutrient rejection

The history of dietetics has seen attacks on each of the nutrients we need: proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Losing weight completely excluded either protein foods or fatty foods. Today, carbohydrates remain an outcast. Such a practice without a doctor’s recommendation never ends in a positive way. A shift in the balance of nutrients affects all the vital systems of the body: cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, central nervous system.

Lack of protein leads to weak muscles and tissues of the internal organs. Due to the lack of fats, vitamins and minerals are not absorbed. The lesser that happens in this case is hair loss, dullness and dryness of the skin, poor mood and insomnia. Constant low-carbohydrate nutrition or the complete elimination of carbohydrates leads to decreased performance, hormonal disorders, and bone destruction. Problems with the liver, stomach, endocrine system are the results of a prolonged rejection of one of the elements. In such a situation, there can be no talk of lightness and beauty. Only a doctor can prescribe food with a decrease in a substance.

Critical Calorie Reduction

Indeed, in order to lose weight, you need to reduce calorie intake. This simple truth "in the hands" of amateurs reaches the point of absurdity, people consume 200 kcal per day or even switch to water. Firstly, there is no clear calorie intake that is suitable for everyone. It can be calculated only with the calculation of energy costs, and after the examination. To do this, you also need a certified doctor and an experienced trainer. Secondly, to “reduce” does not mean tending to zero. Games with low-calorie diets are very dangerous, as it’s easy enough to cross the line between “useful” and “harmful”. Among the dangerous consequences: anorexia, bulimia, severe disturbances in the work of internal organs. Recovery from such diets is long and difficult. Unfortunately, patients in the last stages of anorexia cannot always be saved.

All articles about diets on our website are for informational purposes only. You can study them, but to use your favorite diet you need to discuss it with a nutritionist.

Belief in miracles

Pills, belts, special creams and salts - an assortment for supposedly easy weight loss. If creams and bath salts simply take away money from gullible losing weight, then with tablets the situation is much more serious. The market offers three types of drugs for weight loss:

  • laxatives;
  • antidepressants;
  • tablets with helminth larvae.

Here one is more dangerous than the other. Laxative without prescribing a doctor leads to digestive disorders, internal bleeding (with large amounts of the drug), loss of nutrients. The doctor will never prescribe these pills for weight loss, the laxative has a different purpose and such drugs can not help to lose weight.

No less dangerous are the consequences of using antidepressants and tranquilizers for other purposes. People really lose weight, but by the end of the course, obesity is no longer the main problem. Psychological failures, neuroses, even borderline personality disorders. It is very painstaking and long to deduce from such a state of losing weight. The use of parasite larvae for weight loss is already a sign of psychiatric disorders. With free penetration into the bloodstream, they spread throughout the body and affect the internal organs, which is dangerous for human health and life. In this case, the spectrum of consequences is obvious, and death is no exception.

How to go on a diet

All ingenious is simple. Lose weight safely and most importantly to maintain the necessary weight can only be under the supervision of specialists. You need to build a diet individually and after examination, and only a certified nutritionist can do this. But one diet is difficult to bring the body to the ideal. Flabby muscles and saggy skin are not the best companions, so you need a fitness trainer. With proper physical exertion, the process of losing fat mass will go faster and more reliable. Often the reason for overweight lies in overeating, and here you can not do without psychotherapy.

Ideally, when a nutritionist, psychotherapist and trainer work in tandem. But depending on the situation, one specialist is enough. When choosing a nutritionist, be sure to pay attention to his qualifications and experience. They can be checked by reviews, on forums or directly in his office. A true nutritionist must be a medical doctor by education, a certificate of nutrition courses does not count. To distinguish an impostor from a physician is very simple. If the doctor does not prescribe an examination and tests before compiling the diet, this is the reason to find another nutritionist.

If, against the background of excess weight, a person is in a serious emotional state, then a psychotherapist or a clinical psychologist, and sometimes a psychiatrist, are needed. Overeating can be observed with severe depression, borderline disorders, psychosis, therefore, sometimes the appointment of special psychotropic drugs is required. An ordinary psychologist may not even distinguish between these diseases, and only worsen the situation. A good psychotherapist will understand the causes of this problem and find a way out of the situation. It will also help to avoid stiffness and shame before going to the gym, which is very common among overweight people.

So, for safe and quality weight loss, you need help: a nutritionist and trainer, sometimes a psychologist. This will save you from possible mistakes, speed up the process of losing weight and provide a long-term result. It is easier to prescribe diets for yourself, instead of working with a specialist, only at the very beginning. Do not bring to serious consequences, do not test your body for strength - it may not pass this test.

The author of the article:
Fateeva Anastasia Alexandrovna

Specialty: nutritionist, psychotherapist, endocrinologist.

Total length of service: 10 years.

Place of work: private practice, online counseling.

Education: endocrinology-dietetics, psychotherapy.


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