With the arrival of the good weather, many are launching to start the famous ‘bikini operation’, to remove those extra kilos before the summer arrives. The Internet is full of remedies and weight loss formulas, which promise miraculous results in record time. Endorsed many times by famous personalities, these miracle diets can become a health problem.
Miracle diets can be harmful to your health
From the Medical Institute of Obesity (IMEO) they point out that diets should always be made under the supervision of a specialist and that the best of all is the one in which “it serves all food groups, restricting quantities” and proposes A moderate and medium-term weight loss, which also avoids the rebound effect.
Diet pills burn fat
From the IMEO they point out that this is “the worst of all diets and potentially the most dangerous”. These pills usually contain carnitine, a substance that transports fatty acids to the mitochondria, where they are converted into energy. The intake of these pills suppresses the appetite and speeds up the metabolism, but it does not work if you do not exercise. In addition, ingestion in excess may be toxic to the liver in addition to causing hardening or clogging of the arteries.
‘Detox’ diets of juices and tea
These types of diets promise rapid weight loss and elimination of all toxins from the body in a week. Based on vegetable juices and herbal teas, these diets eliminate virtually all foods from the diet, restricting protein intake, which leads to the loss of muscle mass. However, it is a fictitious diet, since at the time it is abandoned it recovers the usual weight immediately.
This type of diet is based on ketosis, a metabolic process in which the human body, in the face of lack of carbohydrates, begins to burn lipids for energy, reducing the proportion of fat in the body. Although it may seem miraculous, this diet reduces food to only protein products, so the body hardly receives vitamins and sugar, which in addition to increased fatigue and fatigue, can lead to liver or heart problems.
Diet ‘clean eating’
This diet has become especially popular thanks to social networks, and, in its most extreme version, recommends eliminating all processed products from our diet and replacing them with vegetables, fruits and whole grains. This classification of foods in “clean” and “not clean” eliminates many necessary nutrients in our body and can lead to eating disorders such as orthorexia.