5 Main Dangers of Dieting

5 Main Dangers of DietingDanger 1. Nausea, weakness, headache
The cause of poor health lies in a sharp decrease in weight. At this time, there is a large-scale process of splitting fats and toxic products are accumulating in the body – the so-called ketone bodies (acetone, beta-hydroxybutyric acid and acetoacetic acid). They are the culprits of unpleasant side effects accompanying any express diet.

The destructive activity of ketone bodies is not felt immediately: first, a person feels only general weakness and fatigue, sometimes nausea. However, as a result, the whole body suffers from ketone bodies, especially the nervous system.

Poisoning neurons of the brain causes headache, spinal cord nerve node poisoning – worsening of the condition of those internal organs, whose work they regulate.

Do not chase after quick results – reduce weight gradually.

Danger 2. Deterioration of skin, hair and nails condition
With an unbalanced diet, the ratio of proteins, fats and carbohydrates is disturbed, the diet lacks essential amino acids, vitamins and microelements. With uncontrolled self-weight loss, hemoglobin often decreases, the electrolyte balance is shifted. All this not only worsens the condition of the skin, hair and nails, but can also cause Heart arrhythmia.

Skin and mucous membranes perform a protective function: they are a barrier and reflect the attacks of pathogens. When a person sits on an unbalanced diet, the production of immunoglobulins in his body decreases. The skin can not fully protect itself from infections – there are skin rashes, fungal nail lesions, etc. And if the mucous membranes do not cope, the risk of developing catarrhal and other diseases increases.

Danger 3. Omission of internal organs
When the calorie content of the diet drops sharply, the body first consumes fat reserves located inside the abdominal cavity and in the small pelvis. And the external fat, subcutaneous fatty tissue, he tries to keep to the last. From the point of view of evolution, this is justified, since subcutaneous fat is needed to preserve homeostasis – the ability of the human body to maintain an internal balance regardless of changes in the environment. It is he who is responsible for our heat exchange and serves as a protection against external aggressive influences (injuries, bumps, other injuries). However, a decrease in the amount of internal fats is also dangerous: the kidneys, the heart and other organs can go down – take the wrong position, which will prevent their normal functioning.

Danger 4. Persistent insurmountable feeling of hunger
Let’s see how the feeling of hunger. If a person has not eaten anything for a long time, the concentration of glucose in his blood drops, and the signal for this comes to the center of hunger, located in the hypothalamus (brain region). The hypothalamus receptors “analyze” the situation and transmit the signal higher – to the cerebral cortex, they say, it’s time to have a bite.

When a constantly overeating person sits on a rigid diet, the glucose concentration decreases markedly. This is a serious stress for the body. The hunger center perceives the situation as critical, goes into an active state and continuously (while the diet lasts) sends SOS signals to the cerebral cortex. In it arises the focus of pathological excitation – a dominant of increased appetite is formed. From now on, the person will always want to eat. Even the end of the diet does not always bring relief. And it is good, if the matter ends not with bulimia, but with simple overeating.

Danger 5. Skin hanging
When a person very quickly gets rid of a large amount of subcutaneous fat, the skin does not have time to pull up. So, with self-weight loss of 88 Pounds kg or more, the skin folds are so drooping that they can be wound up on the arm in a literal sense. However, everything depends on the original properties of the skin and its tone, on the age of the person (up to 35 years of elasticity is better), as well as on the number of dropped pounds. Anyway, weight reduction must be combined with special procedures designed to tighten the skin.

Why is excess weight returned?
We must understand: if it is not about three or four extra pounds, but about real obesity, then we are dealing not with an aesthetic problem, but with a disease. I will say more: obesity is a chronic relapsing disease. With a professional approach, it can be translated into long-term remission, which will last a lifetime. With properly selected treatment, adherence to diet and medical control, the extra pounds will not return.

It is necessary to distinguish the disease from normal weight fluctuations
Depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle, women can then recruit, then drop from 6 to 11 Pounds per month.
There are biological factors, such as pregnancy and lactation, when weight gain is not only correct, but also necessary.
Seasonal weight gain: in the cold, we are getting fat, because the body needs extra energy to maintain the body’s unchanged temperature, and in the heat we lose weight.

There is a point of view according to which appetite is associated with thermoregulation: when the hypothalamus (the area of ​​the brain that regulates appetite) warms up, the appetite disappears. That is why there is less want in the summer.

If the weight returns, then the process of its reduction was organized incorrectly. Usually a person aiming at rapid achievement of the result, practice hungry days or sharply reduces the calorie content of the daily diet. In this case, “starved” fat cells begin to absorb everything they are given to quickly recover and make reserves for the future. We must lose weight so that the body does not feel hunger.

Many for some reason believe: “If I eat all my life, I know everything about food and I know how to lose weight.” This is not true. Doing self-medication, prescribing pills and express diets, we break the balance in the body.

This weight loss is only symptomatic weight loss, and not the elimination of the reasons for its recruitment. Therefore, the disease can return at any time.

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