Short-Term Weight Loss? Not Healthy in the Long-Term
Trying to lose weight by methods which are short-term in there thinking, or by methods which you do not plan on maintaining for the next 20 years, are poorly thought out, poorly engineered, many have proven potentially dangerous, and are destined for failure.
Gastric stapling, gastric bypass, intestinal bypass, liposuction, wiring the jaws shut are among the surgical procedures used to help people lose weight. These methods also fail if other deeper, more important issues are not addressed, such as the person's life styles, i.e. eating and exercising habits!
Non-Healthy Methods for Losing Weight and Why They Are Concerning
Let's examine just a few of the popular methods and rationales for weight loss which fail to promote safe, permanent loss of fat because they eliminate your responsibility for changing your eating and exercise behaviors.
Method How it’s supposed to work Concerns
Diet pills, (over-the- Contain chemicals to suppress Can cause high blood
counter products appetite or raise metabolic pressure, dehydration
rate by stimulating the central and poor nutrient
nervous system. absorption. Risk of
dependency as need for
stronger doses for same
Special foods or Certain foods such as Not based on scientific fact.
combinations grapefruit burn fat. Special Limits food choices and
combinations fool your body compromises nutrition.
into digesting them differently Impossible and unhealthy
allowing absorption of to maintain.
Meal Replacements Control calories by replacing Products alone may not
(liquid drinks or regular meals and snacks. help you lose weight.
packaged foods) Companies package
products with low-calorie
diet and exercise plans.
Eliminates flexibility of
Very low-calorie Severe calorie restriction May cause temporary
diets (restrict calories promotes faster weight loss of water weight,
to less than 1,000 loss. not long-term loss of fat
a day) Tricks body into thinking
its starving. Body reacts
by lowering calorie needs
exercise and concepts of
burning more calories.
Nutrition Drinks, Same as above with less Are being marketed to
such as Ensure & calorie still. Contains water healthy, active adults
Sustacal sugar, oils, vitamins, minerals, who do not need them!
and milk and soy proteins. Other than brightly
packaged cans and catchy
slogans, there’s little
difference between them
and a vitamin pill dissolved
in a milk shake.
High-Protein At first, the weight loss comes These diets essentially
“Miracle” Diets from losing water. Then from say “Hello meat,
caloric restriction, starvation. poultry, fish, and eggs.
Good-bye fruits, vegetables,
grains and a balanced diet."
High fat foods, such as meats,
promote heart disease,
diabetes, cancers etc.
It is also very difficult and
unhealthy to stick with for
the long run.
Everyone has goal with regards to the "diet" they choose to follow. If I could be so bold as to counsel you... Your goals should be long term, focused around health and wellness, not the mirror or scale. If you have questions as to what sort of diet is "best." Let's visit and make a plan that's best for you.
At Cedar City Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Chiropractic Physicians Dr Josh Williams and Dr. M. Curtis Hobson have the solution to more than just your back. With professional, on-hand dietitians, health coaches, massage therapist, and Chiropractic physicians, we can focus on your overall health and wellness that will allow you to run FASTER, jump HIGHER, recover QUICKER, and will ultimately achieve your greatest health and wellness goals. At Cedar City Chiropractic and Rehab... We have MORE than just your back!