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Health Problems Caused By Extreme Dieting
02-12-2010, 12:35 AM
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Health Problems Caused By Extreme Dieting
Extreme diets are often irresistible temptations for those who want lose weight easily and quickly, but they can often lead to health problems.

All extreme diets, whether low-carbs, low-fat or high protein, cause serious nutritional deficiencies that affect all organs and systems and can lead to a variety of physical, emotional and mental problems. In addition, although they can produce drastic short-term weight-loss, they don’t guarantee long-term results. Rather, people who lose weight quickly by following extreme diets regain all weight lost (sometimes even more) within a brief period of time.

Of course the most unhealthy diet is that which lacks all nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. The most extreme example of such a diet is provided by the eating habits of people affected by anorexia. In other words, people who are obsessed with food and calories and don’t eat enough food for fear of getting fat, sometimes to the point of fatal self-starvation.

In this extreme case there develop multiple nutritional deficiencies, leading to severe health problems, both physical and mental. The skin becomes dry, thin and pale (as a result of anaemia), while hair and nails become brittle. Other physical complications include sensitiveness to cold, low blood pressure, slow heart rate, palpitations and heart failure, as well as weak muscles, bone loss and fractures. Certain disorders due to hormonal imbalances occur early during extreme dieting, as a consequence of the inability of the body to produce enough amounts of hormones, especially sex hormones like estrogens. In women, these sex hormonal imbalances often lead to loss of menstrual periods, as well as to problems in getting pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy. The immune system is affected as well: people who follow extreme diets are more susceptible to falling ill because of immune dysfunction. Finally nutritional deficiencies lead to mood and mental disorders, including irritability, depression, anxiety, lack of concentration and attention, difficulty learning, forgetfulness and sleep disorders.

It is therefore clear that extreme diets are not healthy and helpful at all. And it is important to remember that almost all fad diets, although not so extreme as the typical anorectic diet, lack important nutrients and can lead to similar health complications.

So remember, if you want to lose weight, choose a healthy option and don’t follow extreme or fad diets that can be harmful for your health. Weight-loss should be a gradual process, not a quick one. And a weight-loss diet should be complete, varied, and most importantly it should be well balanced, both quantitatively and qualitatively. All nutrients are important for a healthy weight-loss, without exception. Even a diet lacking only one nutrient can lead to serious health complications. This should never be forgotten.
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02-18-2010, 10:04 PM
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We don't have to starve ourselves just to lose weight, proper diet and exercise is a big help.

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07-16-2010, 06:08 PM
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em taking an average diet plan ,it,s pretty handy, flexible and useful . .. :-D (:
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08-09-2010, 04:12 PM
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Too much Dieting can cause weakness and it can lead to many symptoms , so try to diet as you can handle it properly ...
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09-14-2010, 09:27 PM
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(08-09-2010 04:12 PM)shane Wrote:  Too much Dieting can cause weakness and it can lead to many symptoms , so try to diet as you can handle it properly ...

Skipping food for the whole day can affect the body. So you have less food in every 3 hours while dieting. It will keep your metabolism normal.
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12-09-2010, 08:29 PM
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True, Dieting in a proper and healthy way is very necessary otherwise it will have long term negative effects on our bodies.
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01-19-2011, 06:26 PM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2011 08:01 PM by Armando.)
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If you want to keep your good health then you don't need to starve or do lots of diet for losing weight..Because it will cause health problems to you..So the best way is to do regular exercise and follow a proper diet plan..health insurance in minnesota
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03-21-2011, 05:52 PM
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Hi ritu,
Nice and informative article. Thanks for sharing this with everyone.
Back to the topic yes Extreme Dieting has negative impacts also.
One of the main thing which I guess nobody mentioned before is deficiency in your body.
So follow a proper diet plan. If you want to reduce quick you should start exercise with dieting.
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10-07-2011, 11:52 PM
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we face a lot of problems as extreme diet case when we starts starvation then our skin dry and our health fall at last we hasty fall health.
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12-26-2011, 03:31 PM
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Yeah you provide such an important aspects of health and the diet problem.
This will really help people thanks for the info...
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03-14-2012, 05:28 PM
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well I also think so that No body need to starve to lose weight if you have a proper Diet plan and you Exercise properly than That's fine.
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05-30-2012, 01:59 PM
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There are many people facing health problems caused by extreme dieting to look good and smart. They are losing there weight and fats to gain a smart body but in doing this they are over riding their diets. They do not eat much, some of them only eat once a day as they do not know that food is very essential for the building of a body. After all the trouble of too much dieting, they get ill and get some kind of diseases and feel inactive for all day.
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10-10-2012, 03:44 PM
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We all want to lose weight and most of us want to lose those excessive fats right away. We are so obsessed to lose weight that we often resort to extreme dieting but what we do not know is that we are putting our body at more risks. Putting our body at risk may result to more harm than good.

Extreme dieting is not healthy since it only promotes too much diet restriction. Extreme dieting will only ask you to eat certain type of foods and eliminate the rest thus resulting to loss of nutrients that are needed by the body.

For an instance, some weight loss plans will direct you to restrict too much calories or carbs as they say it will boost weight loss effectively but this may not really be healthy. If you really want to lose weight, balancing all the food groups along with exercise will help you to lose weight.

Remember, we can lose weight the healthier way instead of extreme dieting. You do not have to jeopardize your health just to lose weight.

Here are some health problems that are associated with extreme dieting.

1. Kidney and gallbladder problems
High protein diets are popular for dieters but too much protein level in your body can increase your uric acid. Uric acid may cause gallbladder and kidney stones.

Gallstones and kidney stones are often painful. In some cases, surgery is required just to remove them.

Too much uric acid may also lead to gout, which can also be debilitating for some who have it.

2. Reduced brain functions
It is acceptable to lose weight but do not participate in extreme dieting since it can also affect how your brain functions. Majority of extreme dieters see that they find hard to concentrate on tasks at hand. The ability to concentrate on school or work is reduced.

Other brain functions are also greatly reduced and this can be dangerous because your brain may suddenly cut its role while you are using a machine, driving and doing other important activities. If this happens, it may lead to accidents and injury.

3. Depression
People who follow extreme diets are also at high risk of having depression. The reason behind this is that they often feel deprived of foods.

You do not have to drop all certain type of foods to avoid the feeling of deprivation. You just have to consume a well-balanced meal plan to avoid feeling of deprivation and depression.

4. Lethargy and physical fatigue
Extreme diets like detox diets can let you feel lethargic for days. Since you are not taking any food, you may feel severe lethargy that you may not be able to function well in school or work.

5. Irregular heartbeat
People following extreme diet are often diagnosed with irregular heartbeat. This can be fatal if not treated early.

6. Dehydration
Some people in extreme dieting often starve themselves to the point that they also avoid water intake but this can be fatal.

Remember you are trying to lose excessive fats and not the fluids, which your body needs to function.

Therefore, drinking water 8 to 12 glasses of water can avoid dehydration.

7. Eating disorder
Extreme dieting can result to harmful eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia. If you had laxative abuse or if you do self-induced vomiting then it may be the first signs that you are having eating disorder.

Eating disorder can be managed and treated by a healthcare provider. It is important that it should be treated early to avoid further health complications.

Recommendation
In the end, we have to remember that we did not gain weight for just couple of days. It was a result of poor eating habits for the last couple of weeks, months and years so let us not opt for fast solutions.

Eating healthy foods, participating in regular exercises and relaxation techniques may help you meet your weight loss the safer way.
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11-07-2012, 05:24 PM (This post was last modified: 11-10-2012 08:23 PM by Malton.)
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Well!!
According to me that diet has own importance in our life for keep the fitness of the body and health.All you've to do is to keep a balanced diet with suitable weight loss exercises like
running,jogging, walking..So i like these tips for keep fitness of the body...

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02-01-2013, 03:51 PM
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Extreme diet or starving yourself to lose weight can not only cause health problems, but it can also increase your craving for certain foods. Eventually, you will fail to resist the temptation and end up overeating.
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