With the traditional Christmas Dinner far behind us, we should start looking forward to shaving off those extra kilos we’ve managed to put on during the holiday. Stuffing your face with delicious treats such as turkey, cake, mashed potatoes, and confectionaries might seem like a good idea during meal time, but then comes the guilt.
And what better way to alleviate that guilt than by hitting the gym and searching for an effective weight loss diet. Well, before committing yourself to one or more weight loss diets, you should know that a recent scientific study proved that if a diet looks too good to be true, then it’s probably a hoax, and quite bad for your health.
For some time now, nutritionist have fought a tough battle against bogus diets. They believe that diet which makes a lot of promises (i.e. eat anything you want, whenever you want, and still lose weight) are hoaxes and are potentially dangerous for your health.
Rabia Rahman is an assistant profession of dietetics and nutrition and the author of a recent study which scientifically proves that a diet’s effectiveness is directly proportional to its marketization. Furthermore, Rahman added that most of the diets we see on the Internet and that promise a lot of stuff are fake, dangerous, and lacking a substantial scientific basis.
Rahman and her colleagues from the St. Louis University, believes that the key to losing or gaining weight is moderation. The scientist said that there is no such thing as a forbidden food, as long as you don’t exaggerate.
For example, if you feel like eating a piece of cake after a meal, then it’s alright to do it, as long as you won’t reach for a second piece. The same goes with other types of food. Rahman said that our bodies need to derive nutrients from all food groups, that’s why it is very important to taste dishes belonging to all food groups, red meat and sugary treats included.
In addition, the assistant professor added that we should not dismiss the benefits of a good workout. The key to staying healthy and in shape is being able to burn off the same number of calories you consume.
The study’s conclusion is easy: there are many bogus diets out there and the only way to see each is real, you need to take a closer look at what it promises.
Image source: Wikipedia