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Five Reasons Your Diet is Failing

Even after diligently sticking to a diet schedule, why the final result disappoints?

Resorting to Crash Diet

Quick fixes like crash diet in the hopes of experiencing radical changes explain why diet does
not yield anything positive. In fact, the body ends up dehydrated after depleting stored-up
carbohydrates. In the long run, such a diet plan leads to nutritional deficiency—anaemia and
osteoporosis and Yo-Yo Effect besides affecting emotional wellbeing. People on a crash diet
feel immense mood swings and other negative emotions before they finally ditch altogether
the idea of a disciplined diet plan.

Unreliable Support Structure

Misconceptions and myths regarding diet and weight loss coupled with stress and anxiety
often derail one’s willpower to exert discipline. This is where a nutritionist might come in
handy to reinstate a diet plan which does not interfere with wellbeing and functionality.
Having an instructor or groomer for the beginners who are starting on this journey of weight
loss and physical fitness would be relevant as well.

Relying on a Low-Fat Diet 

A low-fat diet never has been instrumental in bringing about constructive physical changes
for this strategy is detrimental to cognitive function, cardiovascular health and hormonal
balance often resulting in binge-eating and weight gain. Unless high-quality and nutritious
foods are accommodated in the plan with an adequate amount of fat intake, any positive
outcome with a low-fat diet is a rarity. It is perfectly possible to follow a low-fat and yet
consume an unhealthy amount of calories. For people with pre-existing heart conditions, the
art of balancing nutrition becomes challenging.

Getting Rid of Dairy Items

For people who have solemnly pledged to follow a strict diet, dairy products might be an
abomination but ditching dairy products is counterproductive. Dairy products indeed help in
shedding fat and is a crucial ingredient in the calorie-burning plan.
Yoghurt, cottage cheese, cheese spread and low-fat milk are essential in the diet. Dairy
products have a plethora of health benefits including muscle recovery and furnishing to the
body protein and essential nutrients such as calcium, Vitamin B, fibre and phosphorous.

Setting Unrealistic Expectations

Rushing through the weight loss process does more harm for the body becomes vulnerable to
illness, deficits and damage. Without a realistic and well-formulated weight loss goal, the

focus and motivation to strive for better physical fitness are lost. Setting goals means being
cognizant of what works for the person. It helps in keeping a tab on progress and setbacks.

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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