Liquid Disaster

Liquid diets can be disastrous! These diets work better for people who are morbidly obese and, for health reasons, have limited options. And even then, they should only be used under close medical supervision.

Some facts to consider prior to beginning a liquid diet:

If you choose a liquid diet, what will happen when you resume eating whole foods? The liquid diet is not helping you learn good eating habits, good nutrition, or how to control portions. You may be leaving your body short of vitamins, minerals and nutrients – possibly creating serious health hazards.

Some liquid protein diets have been associated with cardiac arrythmias, and many contain high amounts of sodium which can be especially detrimental to those with high blood pressure. They can also cause too much fluctuation in blood sugar levels for diabetics and cause loss of lean body mass in people who are mildly obese.

Beware of the claims that liquid diet programs make. They are rarely backed by scientific evidence and often fail to provide important information such as how much weight people tyically regain after completion of the liquid diet. They can also cause muscle cramps, dizziness, and other negative side effects.

Liquid diets leave you longing for the pleasure of eating. We were designed to eat – just not excessively and not in conjunction with a sedentary lifestyle. Liquid diets may also lead to binge eating later.

It is much safer to set up a regular diet and exercise plan that will be better for your body and provide longterm success.

Frank Thomas is the owner of Innovations Fitness in McDonough, GA. He & his staff at Innovations are available to help you find a healthy, longterm eating and exercise plan. www.innovationsfitness.com

Why Diets Fail

Annually a multitude of weight-loss diets flood the market. Many are heavily marketed and sell briefly but fade away as their dieters gain back their weight. The Food and Drug Administration has over 30,000 diets listed with its agency, but the truth is that no single diet works for weight control. Statistically, 98% of diets fail, and most of their patrons gain back the lost weight and often more. If a magic diet existed, everyone would use it, and none of us would be overweight.

Fad diets fail due to nutritional deficiencies and their failure to focus on things people don’t want to do – change exercise and eating habits for life. We, as a society, eat too much and exercise too little to successfully lose weight and maintain it. Therefore, it’s important to learn proper eating habits and establish a consistent training regime.

We have the help you need to make that lifestyle change! We can teach you how to make better food choices and how to increase your activity so that you can find success when it comes to weight loss. Find out more at www.henrycountyweightlosscenter.com or call this week to find out more at 770-892-0085.